Summary

Tom is a career life science executive with 30 years of growing multi-national medical technology companies and successfully commercializing over twenty innovative medical devices including one drug/device combination product. Prior to general management roles, he gained hands-on experience in Europe and in all business functions as a turnaround specialist for American Hospital Supply’s (AHSC) Medical Specialty and International Groups. Since 1984, he has led venture backed medical start-ups from concept to commercialization and has raised over $190 million in both the private and public markets. Tom’s people-centric management style and respect for physicians and patients has been central to building high-performance with high-integrity, creative teams throughout his career. 

In addition, Tom serves on the External Advisory Bd for the Univ of California’s Dept of Mechanical Engineering; as a mentor for the Haas School of Business (UCB) annual b-plan competition; and as judge for the Mendoza School of Business (University of Notre Dame) annual b-plan competition. He has served as assistant professor of surgery, Creighton University Medical School; as a Board Member of the California Healthcare Institute; and as guest lecturer at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business. He has lectured and written extensively on medical technology innovation and its implications for health care public policy, including articles in the Wall Street Journal, Royal Academy of Engineering World Technology Update, the Journal of Applied Manufacturing Systems, and the Journal of Refractive Surgery. Tom is also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, CA.); Co-Chairperson, SING (Danville, CA), a faith based organization helping those in career transition; and as a columnist writing on issues of ethics, integrity, and authenticity in the workplace for the Catholic Business Journal, www.CatholicBusinessJournal.biz.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Present

Co-Founder, University of Notre Dame Alumni Life Science Network

UND Alumni Life Science Network
Feb 2002 - Nov 2005

Chairman-Executive

CardioProfile, Inc.
Mar 1997 - Mar 2001

Director and Member, Executive Committee

Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
Sep 1987 - Feb 2001

Chairman & CEO

KeraVision,Inc.
Jun 1998 - Jan 2001

Member, Board of Directors

Feb 1995 - Jan 2001

Member, Corporate Advisory Council

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Apr 1993 - Jun 1999

Founder & Chairman

Medical Device CEO Roundtable for Northern California
Jun 1985 - Jul 1995

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Creighton University School of Medicine
Jan 1982 - Dec 1988

Member, Board of Directors

American Trauma Society, California Section
Jan 1986 - Dec 1987

Member, Board of Directors

I-Flow Corporation
Jan 1986 - Aug 1987

President

ABA BioManagement Division, Division of ABA
Jan 1984 - Oct 1985

President & Chief Operating Officer, Director

Novacor Medical Corporation
Jan 1981 - May 1984

Member, Board of Directors

Marymount of Santa Barbara
Jul 1979 - Oct 1983

President

American Heyer-Schulte Division, American Hospital Supply Corporation
Jul 1968 - Sep 1979

Various

Aerospace to Healthcare

Education

Education
1970 - 1971

Graduate Studies in Business

University of Chicago
1969 - 1970

Graduate Studies in Business

University Of Minnesota, Carlson School