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VENTUREMED GROUP

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VENTUREMED GROUP

Leadership Team

J. Robert Paulson, Jr.

President, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Paulson is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the VentureMed. Mr. Paulson has more than twenty-three years of medical device leadership experience, including serving as President, CEO and a Director at NxThera and Restore Medical, and in a variety of Executive Leadership roles at Endocardial Solutions, Advanced Bionics and Medtronic. Prior to joining the medical device industry, Mr. Paulson held a variety of Senior Marketing, Business Development, Legal and Finance positions at General Mills, and as an Attorney with the law firm of Lindquist & Vennum. Mr. Paulson currently serves as a Director of Veran Medical Technologies and Spineology, is Vice Chair of the Luther College Board of Regents and previously served as a Director on the boards of several public and privately held medical device companies and charitable foundations. Mr. Paulson received a JD from the Vanderbilt University School of Law, an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

Leadership Team

J. Robert Paulson, Jr.

President, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Paulson is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the VentureMed. Mr. Paulson has more than twenty-three years of medical device leadership experience, including serving as President, CEO and a Director at NxThera and Restore Medical, and in a variety of Executive Leadership roles at Endocardial Solutions, Advanced Bionics and Medtronic. Prior to joining the medical device industry, Mr. Paulson held a variety of Senior Marketing, Business Development, Legal and Finance positions at General Mills, and as an Attorney with the law firm of Lindquist & Vennum. Mr. Paulson currently serves as a Director of Veran Medical Technologies and Spineology, is Vice Chair of the Luther College Board of Regents and previously served as a Director on the boards of several public and privately held medical device companies and charitable foundations. Mr. Paulson received a JD from the Vanderbilt University School of Law, an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

John P. Pigott, MD, FACS

Founder, Chief Science Officer

Dr. Pigott is the founder and Chief Medical Officer of VentureMed. He is the past Director of endovascular surgery at the Jobst Vascular Institute and current Chief Innovation Officer for ProMedica Health Systems in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Pigott previously completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic and is involved with multiple product trainings with Boston Scientific, J&J, Cook, Abbott and Medtronic.  With more than seventy-five peer-reviewed publications, podium presentations, and book chapter authorship to his credit, he has spent more than twenty years in the endovascular arena.

John P. Pigott, MD, FACS

Founder, Chief Science Officer

Dr. Pigott is the founder and Chief Medical Officer of VentureMed. He is the past Director of endovascular surgery at the Jobst Vascular Institute and current Chief Innovation Officer for ProMedica Health Systems in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Pigott previously completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic and is involved with multiple product trainings with Boston Scientific, J&J, Cook, Abbott and Medtronic.  With more than seventy-five peer-reviewed publications, podium presentations, and book chapter authorship to his credit, he has spent more than twenty years in the endovascular arena.

Dave Michaelson

Vice President of Sales

Mr. Michaelson is the Vice President of sales at VentureMed.  He has more than thirty years of medical device sales, management and business development experience, where he has specialized in launching new technologies for Fortune 500 companies, as well as early stage startup companies.  Mr. Michaelson has more than twenty years in the cardiovascular field with SCIMED, Boston Scientific, Guidant, Medtronic, and Biotronik. Most recently, he held sales leadership roles at Osprey Medical and Zyga Technology where he built national and regional sales teams to execute growth strategies for innovative new medical devices. Mr. Michaelson received a BS in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from the University of Arizona.

Dave Michaelson

Vice President of Sales

Mr. Michaelson is the Vice President of sales at VentureMed.  He has more than thirty years of medical device sales, management and business development experience, where he has specialized in launching new technologies for Fortune 500 companies, as well as early stage startup companies.  Mr. Michaelson has more than twenty years in the cardiovascular field with SCIMED, Boston Scientific, Guidant, Medtronic, and Biotronik. Most recently, he held sales leadership roles at Osprey Medical and Zyga Technology where he built national and regional sales teams to execute growth strategies for innovative new medical devices. Mr. Michaelson received a BS in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from the University of Arizona.

Jenny Zeroni

Vice President, R&D and Operations

Ms. Zeroni is the Vice President of R&D and Operations at VentureMed.  She brings 17 years of medical device research and development experience to the company, most recently as the Director of R&D and PMO at Stryker, leading the development and integration of ENT products. Ms. Zeroni has led R&D/Operations groups through successful integration and technology transfer including 510k and PMA devices (Fox Hallow to Covidien, CV Ingenuity to SPNC and Entellus to Stryker). Her background includes: building Operations teams from the ground up including successful launches of several devices in the vascular space with PTA and atherectomy devices (EV3/COV), Drug coated balloon (Spectranetics), drug coated Stents and other implants (Surmodics). Ms. Zeroni served in the Israeli Defense Forces and also received a BS in Chemical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University (Israel) and MS in Chemical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University (Israel) partnering with the Max Planck Institute (Germany).

Jenny Zeroni

Vice President, R&D and Operations

Ms. Zeroni is the Vice President of R&D and Operations at VentureMed.  She brings 17 years of medical device research and development experience to the company, most recently as the Director of R&D and PMO at Stryker, leading the development and integration of ENT products. Ms. Zeroni has led R&D/Operations groups through successful integration and technology transfer including 510k and PMA devices (Fox Hallow to Covidien, CV Ingenuity to SPNC and Entellus to Stryker). Her background includes: building Operations teams from the ground up including successful launches of several devices in the vascular space with PTA and atherectomy devices (EV3/COV), Drug coated balloon (Spectranetics), drug coated Stents and other implants (Surmodics). Ms. Zeroni served in the Israeli Defense Forces and also received a BS in Chemical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University (Israel) and MS in Chemical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University (Israel) partnering with the Max Planck Institute (Germany).

Jill Schweiger

Vice President, Clinical, Regulatory and Quality Assurance

Ms. Schweiger is the Vice President of clinical, regulatory, and quality assurance at VentureMed.  She has more than thirty years of experience in the medical device industry, with the majority of her career focused in venture capital-funded, early-stage medical device companies.  Most recently, Ms. Schweiger led execution of the global regulatory, QA, and clinical strategies at Medovex.  She previously held executive positions and responsibilities at Flowonix Medical, Angel Medical Systems, and several companies acquired by J&J, Teramed, IsoStent, and Gynecare.  She spent the early part of her career with Baxter Healthcare and Eli Lilly. Ms. Schweiger received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

Jill Schweiger

Vice President, Clinical, Regulatory and Quality Assurance

Ms. Schweiger is the Vice President of clinical, regulatory, and quality assurance at VentureMed.  She has more than thirty years of experience in the medical device industry, with the majority of her career focused in venture capital-funded, early-stage medical device companies.  Most recently, Ms. Schweiger led execution of the global regulatory, QA, and clinical strategies at Medovex.  She previously held executive positions and responsibilities at Flowonix Medical, Angel Medical Systems, and several companies acquired by J&J, Teramed, IsoStent, and Gynecare.  She spent the early part of her career with Baxter Healthcare and Eli Lilly. Ms. Schweiger received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

Shelby Hautman, CPA, CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Hautman is the Chief Financial Officer at VentureMed.  She brings nearly thirty years of financial experience in the medical device, insurance administration, and Venture Capital Industries.  Most recently, Ms. Hautman served as the Chief Financial Officer for Three Wire Inc., a patient recruitment firm. Prior to Three Wire, Inc., held Senior Finance and controller positions at Award Staffing, CoAxia, Raymedica, Inc., DRIASI, and Pathfinder Venture Capital Funds. She received a BS in Business, Accounting from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.

Shelby Hautman, CPA, CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Hautman is the Chief Financial Officer at VentureMed.  She brings nearly thirty years of financial experience in the medical device, insurance administration, and Venture Capital Industries.  Most recently, Ms. Hautman served as the Chief Financial Officer for Three Wire Inc., a patient recruitment firm. Prior to Three Wire, Inc., held Senior Finance and controller positions at Award Staffing, CoAxia, Raymedica, Inc., DRIASI, and Pathfinder Venture Capital Funds. She received a BS in Business, Accounting from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.

VentureMed Group, Inc. develops and markets innovative endovascular medical devices to solve unmet medical needs in the treatment of PAD and stenoses of AV fistulas and grafts.

VentureMed Group, Inc. is a member of Medical Alley

VentureMed Group, Inc. develops and markets innovative endovascular medical devices to solve unmet medical needs in the treatment of PAD and stenoses of AV fistulas and grafts.

VentureMed Group, Inc. is a member of Medical Alley