Innovation Advisory Board

Earl (Duke) Collier

President, The Braxton Company and Innovation Advisory Board Chairman

Duke Collier served from 2010-2014 as the Chief Executive Officer of 480 Biomedical, a medical device company developing products used in the treatment of peripheral artery disease, and the executive – …

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Paul LaViolette

Managing Partner & COO, SV Life Sciences and Innovation Advisory Board Vice-Chair

Paul LaViolette is Managing Partner & COO at SV Life Sciences. He brings over 34 years of global medical technology management experience. Paul was most recently Chief Operating Officer at – …

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Joe Cunningham, MD

Managing Director, Santé Ventures

Joe Cunningham is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Santé Ventures, an early stage life science and healthcare venture capital company based in Austin and Houston, Texas. Prior to – …

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Neil Exter

Partner, Third Rock Ventures

Neil Exter currently works at Third Rock Ventures in Boston and plays an integral role in the overall formation, development and business strategy of our portfolio companies. Additionally, he supports – …

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Jean-François Formela, MD

Partner, Atlas Venture

Jean-François Formela, MD is a partner at Atlas Venture in the life sciences group and focuses on new advances in biology and drug discovery technologies as well as novel therapeutics. – …

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Michael Greeley

General Partner, Flare Capital Partners

Michael currently serves as a General Partner at Flare Capital Partners. Prior to joining Flare, Michael served as founding general partner of Flybridge Capital Partners where he led the firm’s – …

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Adele Gulfo

Chief Strategy Officer, Mylan and Director, Bemis, Inc.

Adele Gulfo serves as Mylan’s Chief Strategy Officer and is a director of Bemis, Inc. (BMS) serving on the company’s Audit Committee. As a member of Mylan’s Executive Leadership Team, – …

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Steve Gullans, PhD

Managing Director, Excel Venture Management

Steve Gullans, PhD, is a Managing Director at Excel Venture Management in Boston. He is an experienced investor, entrepreneur, writer, and scientist. At Excel, he focuses on life science technology – …

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Andy Hurd

CEO, MedeAnalytics

Andy Hurd joined Mede Analytics in May 2013 as chief executive officer, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in healthcare IT, including product and market innovation as well – …

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Ed Kania

Managing Partner and Chairman, Flagship Ventures

Ed Kania is Managing Partner and Chairman of Flagship Ventures, a firm he co-founded in 2000. Ed has 29 years of experience in the venture capital industry and has been – …

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Keith Kerman, MD

Operating Partner & Senior Advisor, The Riverside Company

Keith Kerman, MD is an Operating Partner and Senior Advisor with The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on growth businesses. Dr. Kerman has 20 years of experience – …

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Barbara Lubash

Managing Director, Versant Ventures

Barbara Lubash specializes in healthcare services and HCIT investing. Prior to co-founding Versant Ventures, she was a Venture Partner at CrossPoint Venture Partners. Barbara is the former President of Pacific – …

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Amir Nashat

Managing Partner, Polaris

Amir Nashat is a managing partner in Polaris’ Boston office. Amir joined Polaris in April 2002 and focuses on investments in healthcare, consumer products and energy.Amir currently represents Polaris as – …

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Stephen Oesterle, MD

Venture Partner, New Enterprise Associates, Inc

Stephen Oesterle, MD, joined the company in 2002 as Senior Vice President for Medicine and Technology. In this role, Steve provides executive leadership for Medtronic scientific research, formation of technological – …

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Ben Pless

CEO, Pivotal Design Labs

Ben Pless has over 25 years of experience developing and bringing to market implantable medical devices and is currently CEO of Pivotal Design Labs, a medical device consulting organization. Most – …

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Russ Richmond, MD


Dr. Russ Richmond is a physician and entrepreneur with expertise in the US provider sector, including healthcare reform, population health, and risk management. Russ’ experience includes building large subscription data-analytics – …

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Sue Siegel

CEO, Market Innovations, GE Ventures, healthymagination & IdeaWorks

Sue Siegel is CEO of Market Innovations, which includes GE Ventures, healthymagination, and IdeaWorks. Healthymagination is GE’s $6B commitment to enable better health for more people and applies GE’s scale – …

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Steven Weinstein

Managing Director, Novartis Venture Fund

Steve Weinstein focuses on both medical device and bio/pharma investments for the fund. He brings significant operating and venture capital experience to Novartis’ investing efforts. Steve joined the Fund in – …

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