Innovations Team

Our robust team of market analysts, subject matter experts and former medical industry leaders is deployed via our INVENT® process to ensure the most promising inventions are positioned to succeed in the ever-changing healthcare marketplace. Expertise from across Cleveland Clinic and our external network is solicited to offer strategic advice for select inventions. If a technology is deemed to merit a new venture, an independent team of investment and operational professionals will facilitate spin-off company formation, fundraising and governance.
Amanda Wochele
Amanda Wochele

Amanda Wochele

Innovation Manager

Amanda has over ten years of experience working in the medical device industry. Prior to CCI, she worked for Steris Corporation in various sales and marketing roles. While in Marketing, she contributed to new product research and development, rebranding initiatives and domestic and international launch directives. Sales took her to San Francisco and Washington D.C. where her expertise in infection control products, policies and procedures supported hospital risk management, surgery, endoscopy and sterile processing. 

She has numerous sales accolades but feels her most meaningful work was in helping her customers adopt and transition to new processes in many product categories including enzyme formulations, chemistry dosing systems, manual and mechanical endoscope reprocessors, sterility assurance products and UV room disinfection. 

Amanda received her B.A. in Communications from John Carroll University where she was a four year member of the women’s basketball team.  Outside of work, she still enjoys playing team sports.  

Contact Information:

216-445-9957

Barbara Honecy
Barbara Honecy

Barbara Honecy

Manager, Licensing & Compliance

Barb is responsible for tracking the licensing activities within CCI, including revenue and expenses generated from all active licenses. Prior to joining CCI, Barb was Legal Administrator for the Cleveland Clinic Law Department and served in a similar role at TRW Inc. before joining Cleveland Clinic. Barb earned a B.S. in Paralegal Studies from Dyke College.

Contact Information:

216-445-2262

Benjamin Oster
Benjamin Oster

Benjamin Oster

Business Associate

Benjamin J. Oster, JD, LLM, MS, has a wide range of responsibilities for Innovations’ Inventor Services where he combines his financial, legal, and technical backgrounds to assist with and lead individual case management, ad hoc project management, and working with Clinic spin-off companies.

Prior to working with Innovations, Benjamin supported research for the NeuroEthics Program here at the Clinic, researching Alzheimer’s disease payer and employer discrimination, and the FDA regulatory pathway of Multiple Sclerosis therapeutics. Before joining the Clinic, Ben practiced with a San Francisco boutique corporate law firm that concentrated on early-stage companies; focusing most of his work on entity formation and corporate governance; private equity funding and nonpublic offerings in early-stage financings; and securities regulation. Ben also assisted the national security Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Industrial Partnerships Office as a Summer Scholar.

Ben received his B.S. in financial management from The Ohio State University (earning Dean’s Honors); his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (graduating cum laude), obtaining Concentrations with Honors in corporate law and health law; his LL.M. from Duke University School of Law, where he focused on the legal and regulatory issues relevant to early-stage biomedical companies; and his M.S. in Biotechnology from Georgetown University.

Contact Information:

216-445-3426

Bill Kolosi
Bill Kolosi

Bill Kolosi

Product Development Manager, Medical Device Incubator
Bill's role is a liaison between the Clinic and corporate partners, managing the development of new medical devices. A mechanical engineer, he spent eleven years as a consultant developing medical device prototypes for early-stage startups in both the San Francisco Bay Area and northeast Ohio. He's listed on five patents. Bill sits on the Partnership for Innovation (PFI) oversight board at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to working in the medical device industry, Bill worked five years at Honda R&D in Marysville, Ohio. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Contact Information:

216-445-1943

Charles Steiner
Charles Steiner

Charles Steiner

Manager, Innovations Operations


Charles Steiner has over 25 years of experience in medical technology development.   Prior to joining CCI, Charles was a product development engineer for the Center for Neurological Restoration and a business and technology developer for the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Cleveland Clinic.  His contributions have been in the field of surgical navigation for cranial and spinal indications, neuromodulation for movement and cognitive indications as well as neuromodulation for headache and autonomic indications.

Charles received his BS in chemistry and computer science from Case Western Reserve University.


Contact Information:

216-444-9298

Christie Thompson
Christie Thompson

Christie Thompson

Coordinator, Governance, Grants & Policies

Christie has over 15 years of experience in project coordination and executive support.  Prior to joining Innovations in May 2012, Christie worked in the Nursing Institute and Law Department at the Cleveland Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, Christie worked in the Sales and Legal departments at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.  Christie received her BA in Business Administration from Notre Dame College.  

Contact Information:

216-445-1917

Cynthia Nugent
Cynthia Nugent

Cynthia Nugent

Coordinator, Patents

Cynthia Nugent has over 20 years of experience in Intellectual Property. Prior to joining CCI, Cynthia Nugent was an IP Paralegal at The J.M. Smucker Company. Her work centered on the management and support of the IP portfolio.

Cynthia Nugent received her Associate of Applied Business Degree in Paralegal Studies from Lakeland Community College.

Contact Information:

216-445-1717

Dae Capobianco
Dae Capobianco

Dae Capobianco

Innovation Manager, MedStar


Dae Capobianco has over 8 years of experience in medical device sales and marketing. Prior to joining CCI, Dae was a Senior Clinical Specialist at Medtronic Inc. Her work centered on providing healthcare professionals and patients clinical, technical, and educational training and support on life-saving medical technologies within the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management Division as well as managing and developing customer relationships in accounts such as Cleveland Clinic. Additionally, she led continuing education for nurses as a program manager and speaker, cross-trained to perform research in company sponsored clinical trials, and was a proactive committee member in the development and design of corporate customer education and training.

 

Dae received her BSE in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in polymeric materials and her MBA with a focus in healthcare, project management, and entrepreneurship from Case Western Reserve University.


Contact Information:

216-570-3456

David Eichler
David Eichler

David Eichler

Partner, Cleveland Clinic Ventures


As a Partner with Cleveland Clinic Ventures, Dave brings over 20 years of experience as a venture investor, board member, and advisor to healthcare entrepreneurs.  Dave’s areas of focus include Health IT and IT-Enabled Medical Device opportunities.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Ventures, Dave was a Managing Partner at Psilos Group Managers, a leading healthcare investment firm with approximately $600 million under management.  He has a successful track record of venture and growth equity stage investments in Health IT, healthcare services, and medical technology companies -- including extensive Board level experience with value-added engagement in the areas of strategy, business growth, product development, sales improvement, organizational development, capital formation and M&A/exits.  In addition to his investing roles, Dave’s background includes various senior operating roles at Caregiver Services, Inc. (a Psilos portfolio company) during periods of transformational growth at the company.  Earlier in his career, Dave was an investment banker at Wasserstein Perella & Co. as a member of the firm’s Healthcare Group.  Dave earned an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, where he received the faculty award for academic excellence (top 10% of class).  He holds another masters degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Government and International Relations from Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude.


Contact Information:

216-445-0812

Debra Pittman
Debra Pittman

Debra Pittman

Administrative Program Coordinator

Debra is an Administrative Program Coordinator in Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Debra primarily focuses on project management, event coordination, operational activities and executive support. Prior to joining CCI, Debra was an executive assistant at the British Petroleum Company.

Contact Information:

216-445-0800

Dhanesh Shah
Dhanesh Shah

Dhanesh Shah

Business Associate


Dhanesh Shah has over 6 years of experience in healthcare corporate finance, strategy and business development. Prior to joining CCI, Dhanesh worked in Division of Finance at Cleveland Clinic, overseeing Clinic’s debt capital portfolio. A strong background in economics and accounting, his past experience has been with financial services organizations focused on structured products ratings and financial auditing.

Dhanesh has received a BA in economics/accounting and his MS in accounting/taxation from University of Mumbai. He received an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.


Contact Information:

216-445-2613

Frank Proch
Frank Proch

Frank Proch

Product Development Manager

Frank Proch has over 19 years of medical device product development experience including orthopaedic, laparoscopic, ENT, diagnostic and pharmaceutical drug delivery devices. Prior to joining CCI, Frank served as the Director of Engineering and Quality at BioPoly, LLC, an entrepreneurial company focused on the development and launch of novel devices for the treatment of focal cartilage defects in the US and international markets.  Additionally, Frank worked in various engineering and project management roles with Smith and Nephew Inc. and Battelle Memorial Institute.  Frank earned his engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati and his MBA from Capital University.  In his spare time you can catch Frank enjoying the great outdoors with his family biking, hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding.

Contact Information:

216-445-1014

J.D. Romero
J.D. Romero

J.D. Romero

Innovations Manager
J.D. Romero is an Innovation Manager with Cleveland Clinic Innovations, focused on developing and commercializing early stage health information technologies.  Prior to joining CCI, J.D. was a  management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he specialized in digital strategy, M&A strategy and large-scale corporate transformation projects for F500 clients.

J.D. has a BS in finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
 

Contact Information:

216-445-4747

Jack Miner
Jack Miner

Jack Miner

Managing Director, Cleveland Clinic Ventures

As Managing Director of Cleveland Clinic Ventures (CCV), Jack works closely with Cleveland Clinic Innovations (CCI) translating intellectual property (IP) from Cleveland Clinic into high performing startup companies.  The Ventures team includes; financial, legal, and HR shared resources, a team of Venture Directors, Executives in Residence and Senior Medical Advisor, Operations, and a Venture Associate and Venture Fellow.  Since 2000, Cleveland Clinic has launched nearly 80 startup companies which have returned an average of $11 million dollars annually to advance the Clinic’s mission.

Before joining the CCV team in 2016, Jack was responsible for managing the ventures team at the University of Michigan’s Office of Technology Transfer.  Jack joined the University of Michigan in 2011 and helped launch more than 50 startup companies, managed a portfolio of 300 companies, the Venture Accelerator (14,000 square foot wet lab and office space), Mentors in Residence Program, and Business Formation Team. Companies from the Michigan Ventures portfolio raised billions of dollars over the years, $700 Million in Venture Capital between 2011 and 2016 alone.

Jack leverages his prior experience at 7 venture capital-backed companies, most of which successfully exited through acquisition.  Jack has a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
 

Contact Information:

216-445-4304

Jason Ospina, PhD
Jason Ospina, PhD

Jason Ospina, PhD

Product Development Manager, Therapeutics & Diagnostics


Jason Ospina has over 10 years of experience in Life Sciences and over 2 years of experience in technology commercialization.  Prior to joining CCI, Jason was a post-doctoral fellow at Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute. His research centered on the delineation of mechanisms regulating Hedgehog signal transduction and the influence of protein phosphorylation on pathway outcomes.

Jason received his PhD in genetics from Case Western Reserve University, where his thesis work examined nuclear protein dynamics and transport, as well as ribonucleoprotein biogenesis.


Contact Information:

216-445-2330

Jeffrey Cicarella, JD
Jeffrey Cicarella, JD

Jeffrey Cicarella, JD

Counsel

Jeff is a business and transactional lawyer in Cleveland Clinic’s Law Department.  Jeff counsels CCI’s spin-off companies on various general corporate, strategic and commercial issues affecting their businesses.  Jeff has extensive experience in structuring and closing early-stage and growth-stage capital formation transactions, including technology transfer and licensing, seed investment, early-stage investment and follow-on investment transactions.  In addition, Jeff represents CCI and its portfolio companies in complex financing transactions including control and non-control investments at every level of a company's capital structure, such as senior secured and subordinated debt investments and common and preferred equity investments. 

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic’s Law Department, Jeff was an associate at two large law firms in Cleveland, Ohio where he focused on the areas of M&A (mergers and stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures), corporate finance and venture capital, and he was named a “Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers (M&A).  Jeff earned a B.S in General Business from the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University, an M.B.A. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and a J.D.(cum laude) from the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University. 

Contact Information:

216-448-0494

Jim Zalar
Jim Zalar

Jim Zalar

General Manager, Business Solutions


Jim is General Manager, Business Solutions at Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Jim works with outside organizations to help with commercialization, operation, and business development needs. He partners with Innovations staff members to provide customized solutions for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and established companies. Service offerings include business diagnostics, market segmentation, introduction to the healthcare financial ecosystem, key opinion leader and subject matter expertise introduction and other services needed by early stage organizations. Additionally, he works with investors and funds looking for due diligence or pre-investment services, as well as companies looking to understand market entry barriers and solutions. Jim has over 20 years of experience in healthcare operations and consulting services. Prior to joining CCI, he was the Institute Administrator for the Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Innovation’s Enterprise Solutions team. His work centered on monetizing workflows, trade secrets and non-IP protectable solutions. Jim has also worked at finding solutions and introducing partners centered around healthcare solutions.

Jim received his BSBA in Finance from John Carroll University. He has an MBA from Cleveland State University and has his Series 6 and 63 securities license.


Contact Information:

216-445-5179

Jon Sakai
Jon Sakai

Jon Sakai

Sr. Project Manager, Corporate Alliances


Jon leads medical device commercialization projects that combine Cleveland Clinic’s medical innovations with the advanced technical capabilities of our corporate alliance partners at Lubrizol Life Sciences and the NASA Glenn Research Center. He additionally serves as an Innovation Manager within the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute (GUKI) and the Neurological Institute. Prior to Innovations, Jon served as Director of Engineering for Cleveland-based NDI Medical, leading an engineering team in the design and commercialization of Class II and III neurostimulation devices. He started his career at the Cleveland VA Medical Center as a biomedical engineer supporting multiple clinical studies. Jon has his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering.


Contact Information:

216-314-5026

Jonathan Steiner
Jonathan Steiner

Jonathan Steiner

Director, Business Development
Jon Steiner works to identify, build, and maintain relationships with external partners interested in pursuing collaborative relationships with Cleveland Clinic Innovations.  These partners includes healthcare provider organizations, corporate / industry partners, public and private technology accelerators and non-Cleveland Clinic inventors and investors, among others.  He works closely with CCI’s Alliance program—a union of healthcare providers and related industry organizations who are focused on developing new commercial technologies to extend and improve human life.

Jon has a strong strategic and analytic background that he has applied to actionable, operational objectives across the healthcare provider landscape. In his most recent role with Cleveland Clinic’s Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, Jon oversaw and managed the Institute’s growing community of national affiliate and alliance sites. In this role, Jon was directly responsible for building relationships, contracting, management of the Affiliate Program team, and the daily operations and management of affiliate, alliance and consulting relationships. Prior to that, Jon worked in the Cleveland Clinic Strategy Office, where he led cross-enterprise strategic planning initiatives to achieve system-wide and regional-specific growth and efficiency targets. Before joining Cleveland Clinic, Jonathan worked as a consultant with SS&G Healthcare Services LLC, in Akron, Ohio, where he worked with physician practices, hospitals and health systems to drive financial performance and operational improvements.

Jon has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Arts in English Literature from John Carroll University.
 

Contact Information:

216-312-5630

Joseph Rich, JD
Joseph Rich, JD

Joseph Rich, JD

Director, Governance, Grants & Policies

Joseph T. Rich, JD, MBA is responsible for new venture development and growth, and manages the relationships between the boards and executive teams of CCI and OBVF portfolio companies. He also is the Portfolio Manager of the Ohio Third Frontier sponsored, $30 million+ Ohio BioValidation Funds early stage investment program. He has extensive business development expertise through his involvement in the organization and start-up of numerous financially successful companies. Mr. Rich possesses industry-specific expertise in life sciences, venture capital investments and angel financing, joint ventures and other strategic alliances involving technology commercialization. He has led many OBVF deal teams that resulted in successful OBVF investments. Mr. Rich serves as a Board Member and or Corporate Officer for over 15 early-stage companies, and led the successful exit of portfolio company FlexLife to LifeWatch Services, Inc. He has a decade of technology commercialization experience, previously serving as a senior member of Cleveland Clinic’s New Venture group. Prior to Cleveland Clinic, he served as vice president and general counsel for The University of Akron Research Foundation, where he was instrumental in numerous corporate ventures and international deals. He is actively involved in higher education in the State of Ohio, and has served on the Board of Trustees of The University of Akron after an appointment by the Ohio governor. Mr. Rich received a BS in Biology from John Carroll University, an MBA in Finance from The University of Akron and a JD from The University of Akron.


Contact Information:

216-445-1594

Judy McAnally
Judy McAnally

Judy McAnally

Coordinator, Operations

Judy McAnally has over 20 years of experience in project coordination and administrative support. Prior to joining CCI, Judy was the Office Manager at Boston Scientific.

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Katelin Guice
Katelin Guice

Katelin Guice

Administrative Program Coordinator
Katelin Guice is an administrative program coordinator for the Operations & Administration team. Katelin is involved with all coordinating efforts within Innovations Operations, in addition to providing administrative support for senior leadership. Prior to joining CCI, Katelin worked for CCF Main Campus Clinical Engineering for 3 years. Before becoming a Caregiver, she worked for the Walt Disney World Resort in Main Street Operations at the Magic Kingdom. She received her BA in Theatre and BS in Political Science from The Florida State University.
 

Contact Information:

216-296-9907

Kelly Emerton, PhD
Kelly Emerton, PhD

Kelly Emerton, PhD

Sr. Director, Product Development


Kelly B. Emerton, PhD, is Sr. Director of Product Development, lending her medical device industry experience towards developing and commercializing cardiovascular technology through her role as Heart and Vascular Institute Innovation Lead.  She is also CEO of Tatara Vascular, LLC: a spin-out technology under Cleveland Clinic IP, where she developed a Product Development Process and Quality Management System for medical devices.  Prior to joining the team , she spent almost 8 years across Medtronic business units (Spine and Endovascular Therapy divisions) leading multiple major development programs with cross-functional execution.   Her background includes US and outside US regulatory approvals for Class III implantable and combination-product devices for orthopedic and endovascular therapy indications.  During her Endovascular Therapy tenure, she was responsible for leading multiple pipeline programs within the thoracic aortic product portfolio.

Kelly received a BSE degree in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, and an MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from City College at the City University of New York.


Contact Information:

216-445-9509

Kimberley Davenport
Kimberley Davenport

Kimberley Davenport

Coordinator, Strategic Marketing
Kimberley is responsible for the overall management of the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center, a 50,000 square foot facility that houses the GCIC's incubator/accelerator program. The facility opened in May 2010. Responsibilities include operational and financial activities; marketing and communications; and facilities management and services.

Contact Information:

216-445-5610

Laura Konczos
Laura Konczos

Laura Konczos

GCIC Incubator & Preclinical Programs Manager

Laura is responsible for the overall management of the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center, a 50,000 square foot facility that houses the GCIC’s incubator/accelerator program. Her responsibilities include facilities management and service, lease agreements, and financial activities. Her responsibilities also include the management of our Preclinical Program where she serves as a liaison between all levels of management, various departments, and our vendors. Prior to joining the Innovations team Laura worked in multiple research departments at the Cleveland Clinic.

Contact Information:

216-445-7006

Madeline Bernard
Madeline Bernard

Madeline Bernard

Financial Analyst

Madeline Bernard, CPA joined Cleveland Clinic Innovations in May 2018. Prior to joining Innovations, she was a senior associate in public accounting at Grant Thornton LLP in the Boston and Cleveland markets. Madeline provided audit services for clients in the nonprofit, privately held, and early stage companies. Madeline also worked with CW+, the charity associated with the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, where she primarily assisted with visual and performing arts for patient wellbeing.

Madeline earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and a minor in the History of Art and Architecture. Madeline is a member of the American Institute of CPAs.


Contact Information:

216-444-3825

Mark Hancock
Mark Hancock

Mark Hancock

Research Veterinary Technician
Mark Hancock is a research veterinary technician in the Atrial Fibrillation Innovations Center (AFIC) within the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC) team. Prior to joining innovations, Mark worked at Fox Veterinary Hospital, caring for and treating small and exotic animals. Mark earned his BA in zoology from The Ohio State University and an AAS in veterinary technology from Stautzenberger College. In his spare time you can you can find mark volunteering at the Akron or Cleveland Metroparks Zoo or enjoying the outdoors.

Contact Information:

216-445-9039

Mark Low
Mark Low

Mark Low

Managing Director, GCIC & NCAI-CC

 

Mark Low is Managing Director of both the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC) and the NIH Center for Accelerated Innovations (NCAI) at Cleveland Clinic.  He comes to these roles with a career of building successful programs to introduce new technologies to address new market opportunities in healthcare.  He has managed all facets of product and market development spanning diagnostic and interventional cardiology, interventional radiology and neuroradiology, stroke treatment, image-guided surgery, drug delivery and oncology. He has served on the senior management team of TomTec Imaging Systems, Image Guided Technologies, EKOS Corporation, and Sonus Pharmaceuticals and in senior consultant roles to a half dozen other start-up companies.  Prior to concentrating his focus on start-up ventures and early stage market development, Mark held lead positions in marketing and business development for Hewlett-Packard's Medical Products Group (now Philips Healthcare).  Specializing in cardiovascular ultrasound, he managed high performance cardiac diagnostic systems, introducing 3D and stress echocardiography, and catheter-based intravascular ultrasound, among other applications.  In conjunction with these programs Mark managed strategic relationships with various corporate partners, investors, universities, inventors, clinical investigators and manufacturers. Mark received a B.A. degree in Natural Science from Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. degree in Physiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and an M.S. degree in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
 


Contact Information:

216-445-6920

Mark Stovsky, MD
Mark Stovsky, MD

Mark Stovsky, MD

Senior Director, Emerging Business, Cleveland Clinic Ventures


Mark Stovsky MD MBA FACS currently serves as Senior Director - Emerging Business at Cleveland Clinic Ventures as well as a Staff Urologist in the Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute and an Associate Professor of Surgery (Urology) in the CCF Lerner School of Medicine.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic and Innovations, Mark was an attending urologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center where he served as Director of the Men's Health and Genitourinary Stone Center and Urology Institute Quality Officer as well as Chief of the Division of Urology and Medical Director for Urology Services at UH Richmond Medical Center. Dr. Stovsky’s areas of clinical expertise including BPH/male voiding dysfunction, prostate cancer and urinary tract stone disease.  Dr. Stovsky completed his urology residency training at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Stovsky's primary research interest is in the area of diagnostic biomarkers for cancer and other diseases and medical economics.
Dr. Stovsky has an extensive business background in new venture development as well as private equity and life science consulting including transaction analysis, due diligence and predictive modeling for health care & biotechnology businesses. Mark’s private equity experience includes transaction analysis for early stage, acquisition and add-on ventures. Dr. Stovsky is CMO of CCF portfolio company Cleveland Diagnostics, Inc. and the CCF board of directors’ representative to eHealth Ventures USA.

Mark currently serves on the board of the American Urological Association (AUA) North Central Section and UROPAC. Dr. Stovsky is currently Treasurer of the NCS. He is Past President of the American Association of Clinical Urologists, the Cleveland Urological Society and the Ohio Urological Society as well as a past board member of the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland/Northern Ohio Medical Association. Dr. Stovsky recently completed the AUA Leadership Program (2012 - 2013 class). He has also been honored with selection to Castle Connolly Top Doctors (2016 - present) and Best Doctors in America (2010 - present).

Mark has also served on the boards of American Friends of Magen David Adom (Cleveland Chapter - Israel Red Cross) and Park Synagogue.  He is currently chair of the Park Synagogue investment committee.

Dr. Stovsky earned undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern. He also holds an MBA (strategic planning) from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.
 


Contact Information:

216-444-7901

Marwane Berrada
Marwane Berrada

Marwane Berrada

Sr. Director, Product Development, GCIC & NCAI-CC


Marwane Berrada has over 13 years of experience in medical device product development and commercialization. Prior to joining CCI, Marwane was Managing Director at Bavaria Medical Technology, a product development company. In addition, Marwane has held various engineering, managerial, and executive management positions in companies such Microvena, ev3, CryoCath Technologies, Vascular NanoTransfer and OligoMedic. Product expertise has been in percutaneous therapies such as electrophysiology, structural heart, cardiovascular and endovascular devices, in addition to product commercialization of orthopedic implants. Through his engineering and business backgrounds, Marwane is experienced in leading both traditional and virtual R&D teams throughout the entire development life-cycle including US and European regulatory tracks.  He’s also listed in 8 patents.

Marwane received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA in Finance from McGill University.


Contact Information:

216-444-6898

Mary Kander
Mary Kander

Mary Kander

General Manager, Technology Commercialization

Mary Kander is the General Manager of Technology and Commercialization for Cleveland Clinic Innovations. In this capacity, Mary oversees all activities relating to the management, assessment, development and commercialization of Cleveland Clinic inventions.  Mary has over 20 years of experience in medical product development and commercialization, including over 11 years commercializing technologies created at Cleveland Clinic.   Previously, Mary held a number of management positions, at Invacare Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices for the home care market and at Procter & Gamble Co.  Mary has a B.A. from John Carroll University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  

Contact Information:

216-445-3288

Matthew McBride
Matthew McBride

Matthew McBride

Director, Inventor Services


Matt McBride has been with Innovations since 2012 and currently serves as the Director of Inventor Services. In this role, Matt is responsible for overseeing early stage assessment of invention disclosures based on intellectual property, market landscape, and return on investment for all technologies in the Cleveland Clinic Portfolio. Prior to joining CCI, Matt served as a Naval Officer at several commands throughout the world. As a Naval Officer he served as Executive Officer of the Military Sealift Command in Diego Garcia, Program Manager for the V-22 Osprey in Philadelphia, and as the Contract Administrator for Forward Operating Base, Camp Leatherneck, in Afghanistan. 

Matt received a BS in political science with a focus on engineering, math and science in 2006, from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA at Case Western Reserve University.


Contact Information:

216-445-2437

Meg Mason
Meg Mason

Meg Mason

Coordinator, Strategic Marketing

Meg Mason is an administrative program coordinator for the Strategic Marketing team. She is responsible for administrative support and project management for the strategic marketing team, implementing marketing and technology initiatives, and helping develop and plan the annual Medical Innovation Summit.  Prior to joining CCI, Meg had internships with Crowl, Montgomery and Clark, a marketing communications firm in North Canton, as well as two internships with CCI. She received her BA in Strategic Communication from Miami University.

Contact Information:

216-445-2557

Michael Austriaco
Michael Austriaco

Michael Austriaco

Director, Business Analytics


Since 2010, Michael has led market intelligence efforts within Innovations. Under his direction, the Business Analytics team is dedicated to qualifying and quantifying the commercial potential of new medical technologies. This is accomplished through comprehensive, data driven assessments spanning patentability, marketability, financial modeling and related diligence activities designed to optimize portfolio management and mitigate investment risk. Efficiency, resourcefulness and deep domain expertise are the key value drivers the Business Analytics team brings to Innovations and its strategic partners. Prior to joining the Clinic, Michael spent more than 11 years at Health Research International, an independent medical market research and consulting firm, most recently as Vice President. During this time, he authored numerous syndicated industry reports and worked closely with a broad range of medical technology firms from local start-ups to multinationals on custom primary and secondary research projects. Michael earned a BA in business administration (cum laude, Marketing major) from the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University.


Contact Information:

216-445-2475

Mike Hansen
Mike Hansen

Mike Hansen

Sr. Director, Life Sciences Commercialization

Mike Hansen joined CCI in March 2016 as Senior Director of Innovations – Life Sciences.  In his current role Mike holds responsibility coverage for LRI, PLMI, Taussig and EMI leading a team whose mission is to provide support across the spectrum of researchers in these Institutes who are seeking intellectual property protection for novel disclosures, marketing of their discoveries to potential partners, assistance in understanding the commercialization pathway and the successful conclusion of licensing or sponsored research agreements around their life science-related IP.   His background includes a Ph.D. in Microbiology-Immunology from Indiana University, over ten years of research experience developing FDA-approved diagnostic products and a MBA in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.  Mike comes to CCI from a rich industry background having held senior positions with Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Roche Diagnostics and Boehringer-Mannheim Diagnostics.

Contact Information:

216-409-5671

Mike Pfeiffer
Mike Pfeiffer

Mike Pfeiffer

Innovations Analyst

Mike Pfeiffer joined Cleveland Clinic Innovations in 2016, with a focus on market assessment of new medical technologies. Prior to joining Innovations, Mike worked at Northcoast Research, where he spent nearly three years as an equity research associate covering the medical device and technology space. Prior to his time at Northcoast Research, Mike spent several years working at an investor relations consultancy managing clients across multiple industry verticals. Additionally, Mike started his career in equity research covering healthcare facilities and services at Longbow Research. Mike earned his BA in Economics and Sociology from Case Western Reserve University where he earned three varsity letters on the football team. Lastly, you can find Mike out in nature hiking the Cleveland Metroparks or playing golf. 

Contact Information:

216-287-7487

Peter O'Neill
Peter O'Neill

Peter O'Neill

Executive Director


Pete O'Neill is the Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Pete has 10+ years of experience at CCI. Prior to joining CCI, Pete held positions as Deputy Director of the Great Lakes Industrial Technology Commercialization Center, and product engineer at PCC Airfoils. He received his BS in aeronautical engineering from MIT.


Contact Information:

216-445-0814

Rich Wesorick
Rich Wesorick

Rich Wesorick

IP Counsel, Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino LLP

Mr. Wesorick helps to set patent strategy, guides inventors and participates in the screening of all invention disclosures. Mr. Wesorick is a partner with a Cleveland intellectual property firm, Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino LLP. Mr. Wesorick is a registered patent attorney, is admitted to the Ohio Bar, and is an active member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and his Juris Doctor from University of Dayton School of Law. Before entering law school, Mr. Wesorick worked for four years as an engineer with G.E. Aircraft Engines, during which time he became an inventor of a U.S. Patent (No. 5,178,003).

Contact Information:

216-621-2234 ext. 110

Ryan Allison
Ryan Allison

Ryan Allison

Innovations Analyst

Ryan Allison joined Cleveland Clinic Innovations in 2016, with a focus in business analytics for the commercial opportunities of inventions from the Clinic and Alliance partners. Prior to joining Innovations, Ryan served in the United States Air Force as a satellite and wideband communications technician. His military tour saw him serving in Italy, Iraq, and Utah to fulfill tactical and stationary assignments. Additionally, Ryan interned at BioEnterprise, where he supported business development initiatives for spurring entrepreneurial biotechnology in Northeast Ohio. Ryan earned his BS in Biology from Cleveland State University and his MS in Entrepreneurial Biotechnology from Case Western Reserve University. Lastly, you can find Ryan out in nature volunteering with Holden Arboretum or playing bass guitar in a band with his brothers.

Contact Information:

216-401-9116

Ryan Kelly, PhD
Ryan Kelly, PhD

Ryan Kelly, PhD

Innovation Manager, The Innovation Institute

Ryan has over four years of experience in technology commercialization. Prior to joining CCI, Ryan was a Senior Manager in the Office of Technology Licensing at the City of Hope National Medical Center.  His role centered on evaluating invention disclosures, directing patent prosecution and negotiating license, collaboration and sponsored research agreements. He was also responsible for marketing and business development efforts toward commercialization of City of Hope’s portfolio of technologies with particular interest in healthcare IT, medical devices and start-up ventures. Before joining the OTL, Ryan worked in The Scripps Research Institute’s Office of Technology Development while training as a postdoctoral fellow in immunology. He earned a Ph.D. in immunology from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in biochemistry from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.

Contact Information:

216-313-6279

Ryan Nowicki
Ryan Nowicki

Ryan Nowicki

Innovation Manager


Ryan Nowicki joined Cleveland Clinic Innovations in 2014, with a focus in business analytics. Evaluating commercial opportunities for novel technologies invented by Cleveland Clinic Caregivers and Alliance partners.  In his current role, Ryan is the Lead Innovation Manager for DDSI.  He also supports the Imaging Institute, Nursing Institute, and LRI. 

With over 6 years of experience in the healthcare and the medical device industry, Ryan has a background in Biomedical Engineering and Business Development.  Prior to joining CCI, he was a Lead Engineer on new product development projects for Cook Medical.  Starting from design concept all the way through commercialization, his work centered on developing minimally invasive medical devices related to the field of Interventional Radiology.  With multiple cross functional groups, vendors and key opinion leaders, Ryan coordinated numerous development projects for new products.  Many of which are commercially available today.   He’s also listed on five patents.

Ryan received his Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Akron and his MBA from Indiana Weslyan University


Contact Information:

216-445-4504

Sarah Stamp
Sarah Stamp

Sarah Stamp

General Manager, Operations & Administration


Sarah is the General Manager of Operations & Administration and is responsible for all work pertaining to financial, administrative, and human resources activities of Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Sarah has over 20 years in healthcare and is recognized for her expertise in practice management and strategic and business planning. Prior to rejoining CCF, Sarah worked as a Consultant at The Gateway Group, Vice President of Medical Operations at The MetroHealth System, and as an Administrator at CCF.  Her work centered on directing and managing medical group practices, developing and executing strategic initiatives, front end revenue enhancement and improving the performance of existing product lines.

Sarah received her BS in business administration degree from John Carroll University and her MBA from Cleveland State University.


Contact Information:

216-445-8532

Sarbani Bhattacharya, PhD
Sarbani Bhattacharya, PhD

Sarbani Bhattacharya, PhD

Innovations Analyst

Sarbani Bhattacharya has over ten years of experience in Life Sciences research spanning a number of sub-disciplines including structural biology, mass-spectrometry, microbiology, biotechnology, molecular imaging and 3D printing. She earned her Ph.D in Biochemistry with specific training in X-Ray Crystallography from MDC-Berlin, Germany and was a postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana where she primarily worked on Infection Biology. She also obtained her M.S. in Patent Law from the University of Notre Dame and interned at an intellectual property law firm in India where she carried out extensive prior art searches, patentability evaluation, Freedom-to-operate and (Non) Infringement analysis, and Patent prosecution of nationalized applications. Prior to joining CCI, Sarbani worked for one year as an intern at the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Technology Transfer where she was engaged in early stage technology evaluation, technology commercialization as well as inventor outreach.

Contact Information:

216-442-5193

Shawn Zimmer
Shawn Zimmer

Shawn Zimmer

Director, Finance

Shawn Zimmer, CPA has over fourteen years of experience in accounting, financial reporting, management and internal controls. Shawn joined Cleveland Clinic Innovations in August 2016 as Director of Finance. Prior to joining Innovations, he was the Chief Financial Officer of a privately owned company, responsible for developing and growing an accounting department, monthly reporting, cash flow management and Enterprise Resource Planning system integration. He also spent a significant portion of his career in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Shawn provided audit, accounting and business advisory services to a wide range of clients, including publicly traded, privately held, and early-stage companies with revenues ranging from $10 million to +$1 billion.
 
Shawn earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Accounting and Master of Accountancy from Bowling Green State University. Shawn is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Ohio Society of CPAs.

Contact Information:

216-218-5828

Shripal Meghani
Shripal Meghani

Shripal Meghani

Partner, Cleveland Clinic Ventures
 

Shripal joins CC Ventures as Partner, focusing on Medical Device investments.

Shripal joins us with significant experience in investment banking, corporate development and equity investments in medical devices.

He joins us from Philips, where, in his corporate development capacity, he has evaluated several acquisitions of and investments in medical devices companies, having helped Philips with the $1.2B acquisition of Volcano Corp. and $2.2B acquisition of Spectranetics. Prior to joining Philips, Shripal was a Vice President with Credit Suisse in their Healthcare Investment Banking team, where he assisted clients with M&A, IPOs and financings.

Shripal earned an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He also holds a Masters and Bachelors in Mathematics and Computational Sciences from the Indian Institutes of Technology.


Contact Information:

440-387-2590

Sonja O'Malley
Sonja O'Malley

Sonja O'Malley

Sr. Director, HIT Commercialization


Sonja O'Malley has over 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology. Prior to joining CCI, Sonja was responsible for managing the global life sciences client portfolio at Axentis. Axentis, a Wolters Kluwer business, is a software provider of on-demand solutions used by life science customers and other highly regulated industries to minimize their exposure to risk and optimize business performance; a $5 billion (2010) company with 19,000 employees worldwide. Sonja's work has spanned clinical laboratory medicine as a MT (ASCP), consulting in the health care practice of Andersen Consulting, directing the process improvement practice within a health insurance organization, and building multiple startups as an early employee.

Sonja is a certified PMP from the Project Management Institute and has a BS in medical technology from Miami University and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.


Contact Information:

216-445-2861

Stephen Kinsey
Stephen Kinsey

Stephen Kinsey

Innovation Manager, MedStar

Stephen joined the Cleveland Clinic Innovations staff as a Senior Commercialization Officer in April 2012 working in the MedStar Innovations Alliance. In this role, Stephen negotiates licensing agreements, arranges confidential disclosure agreements and actively identifies and markets MedStar Health technologies to potential licensees. Prior to his current role, Stephen spent four years as Technology Licensing Officer with the University of Maryland, Baltimore Office of Technology Transfer where he negotiated over 30 license agreements and assisted in obtaining more than $300K in proof of concept awards. Prior to joining the Office of Technology Transfer, Stephen enjoyed a successful career researching the mechanisms of salt regulation and hypertension, skeletal muscle gene expression and regulation, and the effects of various narcotics on their endogenous receptors at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the National Institute Health (NICHD and NIDA) respectively. Mr. Kinsey holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's degree in Applied Molecular Biology, both from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and an MBA in Executive Management from the Joseph Sellinger School of Business, Loyola University.

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Suguna Rachakonda, PhD
Suguna Rachakonda, PhD

Suguna Rachakonda, PhD

Sr. Director, Product Development, GCIC & NCAI-CC

Suguna Rachakonda has over 11 years of experience in small molecule drug discovery in various therapeutic areas. She spent a year at United Therapeutics and 10 years at Pharmasset Inc. (acquired by Gilead Sciences). Suguna was a key contributor to the discovery and development of multiple clinical candidates for antiviral diseases including the recently marketed Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi®. She was responsible for leading multiple outsourcing project development teams.  Suguna is an inventor on 10 patents. Prior to joining CCI, Suguna was Director of Technology Commercialization at Kent State University leading all aspects of innovation management and commercialization.


Suguna received a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from University of Hyderabad, India. Subsequently she was a post-doctoral fellow at Tulane University. She received an MBA in Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University.            

Contact Information:

216-445-3562

Susan Bernat
Susan Bernat

Susan Bernat

General Manager, Strategic Marketing


Susan Bernat is the General Manager of Strategic Marketing for Cleveland Clinic Innovations. In this capacity, Susan oversees the strategic planning, development and implementation of marketing and communications initiatives for CCI. Susan is also responsible for the vision and execution of the annual Medical Innovation Summit. Prior to assuming this role in January 2014, Susan was the Director, Operations & Finance for CCI since November 2004. She was responsible for all fiduciary management including fiscal planning and other related financial activities. Susan also assists with establishing and implementing strategic goals and oversees long-range facilities planning. She served as the Director of Finance for the GCIC with responsibilities including development and implementation of strategy for ensuring financing of the GCIC consortium operations and management of financial performance and budgets. Prior to joining CCI, she was responsible for budget and contract negotiations within cardiology research at Cleveland Clinic. She received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Kent State University, and an MBA from Cleveland State University.


Contact Information:

216-444-5538

Thad Meese
Thad Meese

Thad Meese

Sr. Project Manager, Corporate Alliances

Thad has over 15 years of experience in information technology and business operations.  Early in his career Thad was a technology consultant for several global consulting firms including Deloitte & Touche and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Before joining the Cleveland Clinic six years ago, Thad was as the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Information Technology at a Cleveland-based SaaS start-up.  Prior to joining the Health IT Incubator with Cleveland Clinic Innovations, Thad was a co-inventor and product director for a patented clinical decision support platform currently implemented at the Cleveland Clinic.  Thad received his Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) from Ohio University where he earned two degrees, one in Management Information Systems and another in Finance.

Contact Information:

216-219-2106

Thomas Sudow
Thomas Sudow

Thomas Sudow

Director of Business Development


Tom is the Director of Business Development for Cleveland Clinic Innovation and he served for 9 years as the Business Development Director for the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC).  He also served as the Director of Business Development for the Global Healthcare Innovation Alliance, .  Tom serves as an Advisor to eHealth Ventures a venture capital firm investing internationally in the digital health space;  as a member of the Due Diligence Committee for the Akron BioInnovation Fund (Fund 1 and 2); and as advisor to two Chinese investment Firms – SCI and PX Advisors.  Tom is also the Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Ashland University. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic,  Tom served as Vice President for Team NEO,  Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce in Beachwood where he coordinated economic development efforts for the city; and as managing Partner of TNS & Associates, a consulting company that worked with non-profit organizations and start-up  software companies.  Tom has also served in leadership for a number of international and community organizations. He is a frequent guest columnist and commentator in publications and on radio and TV. For his outstanding work, he has been recognized with awards from many economic development and community organizations.  Tom received his BA from Kent State University and his MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work.


Contact Information:

216-445-0810

Tony Giordano, PhD
Tony Giordano, PhD

Tony Giordano, PhD

Innovations Manager

Tony Giordano joined Cleveland Clinics Innovations as an Innovation Manager in 2018.  Tony has extensive experience in commercialization and drug development, having served as Vice President or President of seven different biotechnology companies he co-founded, including companies developing platform technologies, a cancer vaccine, and Alzheimer’s Disease and cardiovascular therapies.  Tony also served as an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Research and Business Development at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, where he led the licensing efforts at the campus and at Abbott Labs, where in addition to serving as a Senior Research Scientist, he was involved in technology assessment activities.  Tony has a PhD from Ohio State University and completed Fellowships at the NCI and NIA.


Contact Information:

440-228-4089

Torey Hovest
Torey Hovest

Torey Hovest

Innovation Manager


Torey Hovest is an Innovation Manager for Cleveland Clinic Innovations. In this role, Torey works with caregivers at the Cleveland Clinic to help with the assessment, development, and commercialization of their inventions. Prior to joining CCI, Torey was a Senior Technical Service Specialist at St. Jude Medical and has over 6 years of experience in the medical device industry working in sales and clinical support. His work centered around providing technical and clinical support for St. Jude Medical's electrophysiology technology, including its cardiac devices and 3-D electroanatomic mapping system. Torey has a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.


Contact Information:

216-445-5431

Vara Prasad Josyula, PhD
Vara Prasad Josyula, PhD

Vara Prasad Josyula, PhD

Sr. Director, Product Development, GCIC & NCAI-CC

Vara Prasad VN Josyula, Ph.D. joins Cleveland Clinic from Northwestern University where he served as Associate Director, Life Sciences, in the Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO) and managed portfolios in medicinal chemistry, life sciences and biomedical engineering including therapeutics and biomedical devices.  Prior to Northwestern, Vara Prasad’s career spanned over twenty years of pharmaceutical research and development experience, working with both large multi-national pharmaceutical (Research Fellow at Parke-Davis and Pfizer) and small bio-tech companies (Senior Director at PTC Therapeutics).  As a project leader and team member, he led/participated in several projects to bring them to Phase-1 and Phase-2 clinical trials.  He is an author/co-author of over 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals and inventor/co-inventor of over 35 patent/patent application families.  He also worked for over two years at the law firm, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, as a Patent Agent.  He is certified to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Vara Prasad earned his M.S. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.  He completed post-doctoral studies at Purdue University with Prof. Herbert C. Brown (Nobel Laureate); and University of Wisconsin-Madison with Prof. Steven D. Burke and Prof. Daniel H. Rich.
 

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Veronika Dwyer
Veronika Dwyer

Veronika Dwyer

Administrative Program Coordinator

Veronika’s function serves as liaison and administrative, technical, and operational resource for the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center team. She has an extensive background providing support to senior-level Executives and world class service to all valued customers.

Contact Information:

216-445-3026

William Morris, MD
William Morris, MD

William Morris, MD

Senior Medical Director

Dr. William Morris is the Executive Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Dr. Morris has been a staff member of Hospital Medicine at Cleveland Clinic since 2006. In his former role as Associate Chief Information Officer he had oversight of design, development, and deployment of all clinical IT systems and health IT innovations. Dr. Morris also continues to practice medicine, and in 2017 was elected to Board of Governors on which he currently serves.

Dr. Morris earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed training in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. He also received his MBA in 2017 from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management.


Contact Information:

216-445-4731

Zach Eisen
Zach Eisen

Zach Eisen

Business Associate, Ventures

As an Associate with Cleveland Clinic Ventures (CCV), Zach works with the CCV team to create, develop, and finance startup companies leveraging the ideas, expertise, and resources of Cleveland Clinic. Zach supports all aspects of the Cleveland Clinic Ventures investment program with an emphasis on the analysis of potential Cleveland Clinic startup companies, and performance of current Cleveland Clinic startup portfolio companies. CCV works closely with Cleveland Clinic Innovations (CCI) to translate intellectual property from Cleveland Clinic into high performing startup companies, supporting the Clinic’s mission and maximizing returns to inventors and CCF at the same time.
 
Prior to joining the CCV team in 2017, Zach was the Director of Technical Operations at Efferent Labs, an early-stage medical technology company headquartered in Buffalo, NY. Zach worked in an interdisciplinary role with Efferent management and its science and engineering teams. In Zach’s time at Efferent Labs, the company was awarded numerous grants, raised a seed round of funding, established a partnership with a billion dollar global drug discovery company, and made significant R&D advances.
 
Previously, Zach worked at Z80 Labs, a startup incubator and seed-stage fund in Western New York, where he evaluated new investment opportunities and worked with portfolio companies on a variety of ad hoc projects. Zach received a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan, where he also worked as a Research Assistant in the Extracorporeal Life Support Research Laboratory, a joint collaboration between the Department of Surgery and the Biomedical Engineering Program.
 

Contact Information:

216-445-8619

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