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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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 focuses on new advances in biology and drug discovery technologies as well as novel therapeutics. He is chair of the board of IFM Therapeutics and KDAC Therapeutics, and – …

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Michael Greeley

General Partner, Flare Capital Partners

Michael is a General Partner at Flare Capital Partners. Prior to co-founding Flare Capital Partners, Michael was the founding General Partner of Flybridge Capital Partners where he led the firm’s – …

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Adele Gulfo

Adele Gulfo most recently served as Mylan’s Head of Global Development, and is currently a director of Bemis, Inc. (BMS), serving on the company’s Audit Committee. As a member of – …

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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 Pioneering

Ed Kania is Managing Partner and Chairman of Flagship Pioneering, 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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Adam Koppel, MD, PhD

Managing Director, Bain Capital Life Sciences Fund

Adam Koppel rejoined Bain Capital in 2016 as Managing Director of the Bain Capital Life Sciences Fund. He had initially joined Bain Capital Public Equity in 2003 where he was – …

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Paul LaViolette

Managing Partner & COO, SV Health Investors and Innovation Advisory Board Vice-Chairman

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

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John Lepore, MD

SVP, R&D Pipeline GlaxoSmithKline

John Lepore is SVP for R&D Pipeline at GlaxoSmithKline, where his group is responsible for R&D activities across neuroscience, rare diseases, respiratory, and metabolic and cardiovascular disease. His group is – …

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Barbara Lubash

Co-founder and Managing Director, Versant Ventures Funds

Barbara Lubash has specialized in healthcare IT and services sectors over her career as a venture investor, operating executive, and professional board member. She is Co-founder and Managing Director of – …

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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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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

Russ Richmond, MD, is a physician and entrepreneur with experience building subscription data-analytics companies such as Advanced Practice Strategies (APS), Validic, PeraHealth, Explorys, Objective Health, Verisk Health, and D2Hawkeye, as – …

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Sue Siegel

Chief Innovation Officer and CEO, Business Innovations, GE

Sue Siegel is GE’s Chief Innovation Officer and CEO of Business Innovations, leading the development and acceleration of innovation across the company. An innovator at heart, she is a seasoned – …

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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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