Our team has significant experience across a wide range of technical and functional roles in medical device development.


Zaffer Syed

President & Chief Executive Officer

  • 18+ years of medical device industry experience in multiple therapeutic areas including cardiovascular, neuromodulation and dental
  • MS Biomedical Engineering from University of Michigan
  • MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business
  • Broad management experience in Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing and R&D in publicly traded (St. Jude Medical, Boston Scientific) and venture backed (OrthoAccel Technologies) organizations
  • Authored over 50 scientific abstract presentations and 10 peer-reviewed journal articles

Kenneth M Bueche

Chief Operating Officer

  • 25+ years of medical device industry experience
  • BS/MS, Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University
  • 25+ years of engineering and personnel leadership experience
  • 10 years of business development experience
  • Over 20 Issued or Pending Patents
  • Technical sales expertise
  • Work experience includes 6 startup Medical Device Companies


Chief Medical Officer, Consultant

  • MD Diploma from Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Interventional Cardiology training at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY and Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), New York, NY
  • 10+ years of active clinical experience as interventional cardiologist
  • Large experience in clinical research with more than 300 scientific peer-reviewed articles and book chapters published
  • Director of Angiographic Core Laboratory at CRF, New York, NY, and recipient of the Young Investigator Award at TCT 2012

Tom lucas

Vice President Sales & Marketing

  • 28+ years of medical arena sales and leadership experience
  • BA Marketing from Marshall University
  • 13+ years of experience clinical device sales
  • 7+ years of experience controlling all RFI/RFP processes, pricing, and supply chain strategy with IDN’s, GPO’s, and the Government
  • 6+ years of experience providing Global Sales and Clinical Training to teams in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and APAC

Greg Guidroz

Chief Financial Officer

  • 30+ years in financial and operational management
  • 18+ years of experience as CFO/Controller of public and private companies in biotechnology, healthcare, and software industries
  • VP of Finance for NASDAQ-listed biotechnology company, Tanox. Managed fundraising, financial operations, investor relations and coordinated the $1B sale of the company to Genentech

Jennifer Vondran

QA/RA Manager

  • 10+ years of medical device, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industry experience
  • 10+ years of technology and management consulting experience
  • Project Management Professional
  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, and MS, Materials Science & Engineering from Drexel University

Board of directors

Jack gill, phd

Board Advisor

Larry lawson


Kevin Maples


Milton Morris, Phd



Director & Founder



scientific Advisory board

Amir Kaki, MD

Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support and Complex PCI
Ascension St. John Hospital
Detroit, MI

Dimitrios Karmpaliotis, MD, PhD

Director of CTO, Complex and High Risk Angioplasty
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

James M. McCabe, MD

Medical Director, UW Cardiac Cath Labs
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

manesh Patel, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiology
Duke University Health System
Durham, NC