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Dan Tamez

Dan Tamez is the Senior Director of Nonclinical and Clinical Research. Dan brings over 25 years of deep domain experience in blood pumps and mechanical circulatory support, and is responsible for managing all nonclinical and clinical research programs at Artio Medical. Prior to joining Artio, Dan served as Distinguised Scientist at Medtronic plc, and was responsible for overseeing mechanical circulatory programs from design through nonclinical testing and clinical use. He

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Megan Giorgini

Megan Giorgini is the Senior Director of Human Resources. Megan is a proven leader with 20 years of human resources experience, and she is responsible for leading Artio’s HR organization and managing recruitment efforts. Prior to joining Artio, Megan was the Director of People and Culture at Bardavon Health Innovations, a healthcare technology company. While at Bardavon, she led the HR team while creating and implementing multiple strategies for the

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Irina Galkina

Irina Galkina is the Controller at Artio Medical. Prior to Artio, Irina was at Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. a publicly-traded animal health company, where she held roles of increasing responsibility in finance and accounting, from Accounting Manager to Controller. As Controller at Aratana, Irina was instrumental in the acquisition of Aratana by Elanco Animal Health, Inc. in 2019.  While at Elanco Irina focused on preparation for acquisition and subsequent integration of

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Joe McConnell

Joe McConnell is the Vice President of Finance and Business Operations at Artio Medical. He brings over fifteen years of operations and finance experience to Artio. Serving as both Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer at several companies prior to Artio. Most recently, Joe was COO at Nolan Real Estate, a >$1B multifamily real estate investment firm, leading the company’s teams in operations, finance, asset management, marketing, human

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Wendy Sawyer

Wendy Sawyer is the Senior Vice President of Operations and Quality at Artio Medical. Wendy brings more than 30 years of experience in operations, manufacturing, and product development in the medical device industry. For the last 10 years Wendy was Vice President of Operations at NeoTract, Inc. (aquired by Teleflex, Inc.) where she led all worldwide business unit activities related to Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain and Logistics. She successfully scaled manufacturing and related activities

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Mimi Fitterer

Mimi Fitterer is Senior Director of Technology at Artio Medical. Mimi has over 20 years of experience in medical device design, development, and process transfer. Mimi has experience leading product development efforts of new products at every stage from design concept through commercialization. Mimi was most recently at Intuitive Surgical, where she was responsible for exploring new areas for robotic surgical assistance in the endoluminal space. Prior to Intuitive Surgical,

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Erdie De Peralta

Erdie De Peralta is Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Artio Medical. He is an experienced medical device professional with nearly 20 years of expertise in clinical and regulatory affairs, product development, and field and sales training. Previously, Erdie was the Vice President of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs at ExThera Medical Corporation, where he led the company in the development and execution of regulatory and clinical strategies, including

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Abhinav Shukla

Abhinav Shukla has over a decade of large company operating and general management expertise and is passionate about scaling businesses. He recently joined BAYADA Home Health Care, one of the nation’s largest and fast-growing home health care providers as Group President. Prior to BAYADA, Shukla served as the Chief Operating Officer of Aspen Dental Management, Inc. where he led P&L teams serving over 2 million patients annually. Previously, he was

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Delane Dale

Delane Dale is Senior Director of Quality Assurance at Artio Medical. Delane has 30 plus years of medical device experience with various roles in quality assurance, quality engineering, and regulatory affairs. Delane was most recently with Confluent Medical Technologies where she was responsible for product development and sustaining quality engineering for the manufacture of neurovascular, endovascular, and cardiovascular products, including nitinol implants and catheter assemblies. Delane held similar roles with

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Chris Parker

Chris Parker is Senior Director of Marketing at Artio Medical. Chris is a dedicated leader in medical device, bringing nearly 30 years of marketing and sales expertise to the team. Chris comes to Artio from Abbott Vascular where he most recently served as Director of Marketing, leading a team responsible for global product launch initiatives across a broad portfolio of products. Prior to Abbott, Chris held marketing roles of increasing

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Geoff Tansley, PhD

Geoff Tansley is an engineering consultant for Artio Medical. He is a mechanical and biomedical engineer with over 30 years of broad engineering experience in the medical devices and manufacturing industries and specializes in designing, building, and testing blood pumps. Geoff consults widely with medical device companies, with a focus in the mechanics of blood flow, medical device design, and fluid dynamics. He is an inventor or co-inventor on 26

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Laura Minarsch

Laura Minarsch is a Senior Clinical Affairs Consultant for Artio Medical. She has over 30 years of experience in clinical support, design, development and execution of clinical trials for medical devices, with an emphasis on first-in-human, early feasibility, and post market clinical studies. She is on the editorial board of Cath Lab Digest and has co-authored numerous scientific and peer reviewed publications. Laura  is a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist, Registered

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Katie Arnold

Katie Arnold is Marketing Strategy Consultant for Artio Medical. She has 20 years of experience in healthcare and has worked with a variety of medical technology companies ranging from venture-backed start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Katie specializes in launch execution and commercialization strategy implementation in the US, EU and AP geographies. She founded and leads SPRIG Consulting, LLC providing strategic marketing services. Prior to founding SPRIG, Katie’s career included sales

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John Ayres

John Ayres, JD, serves as Vice President of Corporate Development and General Counsel at Artio Medical. Prior to Artio, John was Vice President of Corporate Development and General Counsel at Aratana Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly-traded life science start-up company where he was instrumental in its merger with Elanco Animal Health, Inc. in 2019. Prior to Aratana, John was corporate and securities counsel at Amgen Inc., a global publicly-traded biotechnology company,

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Paul Muller

Paul Muller is Chief Technology Officer and General Manager at Artio Medical. He is an experienced leader with over 30 years of success developing cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, and neurovascular medical devices. Prior to Artio, Paul was Chief Technology Officer and General Manager at Flow Forward Medical (acquired by Artio) where he led the product development team and moved the Arteriovenous Fistula Eligibility System program to clinical readiness. Prior to Flow

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Nathaniel Hagedorn

Nathaniel Hagedorn is the founder and CEO of NorthPoint Development and brings nearly two decades of experience in accessing new markets and scaling new business opportunities. Nathaniel founded NorthPoint Development in 2012 as a local industrial developer, and over the past twelve years, he successfully raised $6.5B in capital, expanded operations to 21 states, employs over 280 people, and manages 75 million square feet of commercial real estate space. NorthPoint

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Jeff Weinrich

Jeff is Head of Global Sales at Artio Medical. He brings 30 years of commercial leadership experience in the medical device industry and has a proven track record of executive level sales leadership, building exceptional sales teams, and driving strong, consistent revenue growth. Jeff was most recently a Sr. Regional Sales Manager at Corindus Vascular Robotics, where he was instrumental working with the company’s CMO, leading physician robotic training, developing

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Greg Hamel

Greg Hamel is a Principal Development Engineer at Artio Medical. Greg has over 10 years of experience designing, developing and manufacturing medical devices. Prior to Artio, Greg was with ev3 neurovascular (Covidien/Medtronic), holding several positions of increasing responsibility from Quality Engineering Team Leader to Principal Development Engineer. As an R&D engineer, Greg has helped bring several devices to market including the PipelineTM Flex embolization device and SolitaireTM revascularization device 4×40.

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Scott Richardson

Scott Richardson is Director of Creative Device Design at Artio where he has played a key role in the growth of Artio’s product portfolio and intellectual property estate. Scott has over 30 years of cardiovascular medical device engineering experience, including at Thermo Cardiosystems, Thoratec, Levitronix, and Flow Forward Medical. He enjoys using his broad and deep technical expertise and inventive nature to find novel, practical solutions to difficult medical device

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Maria Sainz

Maria Sainz has over 25 year of experience in commercial and leadership positions in the medical device industry. Maria most recently served as President and CEO of Aegea Medical, a VC-backed medical device company focused on women’s health, and successfully led Aegea to an acquisition by CooperSurgical in February 2021. Maria previously served as the President and CEO of Cardiokinetix, a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart

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