Pioneering Novel Therapies

Management Team

Nectero Medical is led by a highly accomplished, multidisciplinary management team and board of directors with extensive experience in all phases of therapeutic device development. The Nectero Medical team works closely with key opinion leaders in vascular medicine.

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Jack Springer  

President & CEO

30+ years general management, sales, and marketing. Most recently President, Invatec. Previously worked at Medtronic and Cordis Endovascular. B.A. Political Science.

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Bryan Ziegler  

Chief Financial Officer

10+ years of accounting and corporate finance experience. Credit Suisse. MBA from Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

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Wenda Carlyle, Ph.D.  

Chief Scientific Officer

40+ years in research and development. Most recently, Principal Regulatory Consultant for CardioMed Device Consultants. Previously worked for St. Jude Medical, Medtronic and Edwards Lifesciences. Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Biochemistry.

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Kelvin Ning  

Sr. Vice President – Technology

20+ years of building medical device startups including Bacchus Vascular (Covidien / Medtronic), PneumRx (BTG / BSC) and SI-BONE. B.S. in Chemical / Biomedical Engineering & MBA.

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Kim Williams  

Sr. Vice President – Operations

17+ years operations experience. Most recently VP of Operations, Micell Technology. Previously worked at CR Bard, Kimberly Clark and J&J. B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, M.S. in Industrial Engineering & MBA.

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Amy S. Blawas, Ph.D.  

Vice President – Regulatory Affairs

25+ years in Regulatory Affairs and Pharmaceutical development. Most recently, Principal Regulatory Consultant for NDA Regulatory, Inc. Previously worked for Bavarian Nordic, Argos Therapeutics and Cato Research. Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.

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Kathleen Hess  

Vice President – Development and Program Management

30+ years of product development experience. Most recently VP Program Management for Avania. Previously worked at Boston Scientific, Atrium Medical/Getinge, Aeris Therapeutics and Creganna Medical. B.S. in Biomedical Engineering & MBA.

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Charlene Knape  

Vice President – Clinical Affairs

30+ years clinical trial experience. Most recently SVP Clinical Programs at Inivata/NeoGenomics. Previously worked at Kiyatec, Becton Dickinson, Micell Technologies, LabCorp, EVT and others. B.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences.

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Julie-Lea Lipszyc  

Vice President – Quality

25+ years in Quality and Compliance. Most recently, Principal Quality & Compliance and VP for BioAcuity Consulting, Inc. Previously worked in the industry and as a consultant in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia (South Korea, Taiwan). M.S. in Quality Assurance.

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Alex Schwarz, Ph.D.  

Vice President – CMC

30+ years drug development experience. Most recently, VP, CMC TriSalus Life Sciences. Previously worked at Pluromed, Novartis, Endo Pharmaceuticals, MedImmune and others. Ph.D. in Biochemistry.

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Inessa R. Wheeler  

Vice President, Marketing

20+ years of medical device/biotech marketing and strategy experience. Most recently, VP of Strategy & Marketing for Orchestra BioMed. Previously worked at Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson Company, and LifeCell Corporation. B.S. in Chemistry & MBA

Board Members

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Robert Whirley  

Chairman

Former Co-Founder and R&D Head of TriVascular, AAA Stent Graft Company

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Bruce Roberts  

Vice Chairman

Managing Director RM Global; Former BOD of Endologix

Jack Springer Portrait

Jack Springer  

Board Member

President & CEO, Nectero Medical

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Anil Dasu  

Board Member

Chief Engineering Officer, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals

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Colin Morrison  

Board Member

Director, Business Development, Venture Capital Investments, Boston Scientific Corporation

We make our vision a reality by embracing our four corporate values:

We Are a Team

We are a first-class team working jointly towards a common goal

We Deliver

We deliver creative solutions without sacrificing quality

We Have Integrity

We employ ethics as our foundation

We Are Holistic

We take an integrated approach to satisfy all stakeholders

If you’re interested in exploring current employment opportunities with us, please submit your resume.

We are always looking for highly talented and enthusiastic individuals.

  • We support employee learning, growth, and advancement
  • We provide competitive compensation and benefits
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

To see current openings go to our LinkedIn page.

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