Chairman & Founder
Mr. Chirico has over 25 years of accomplishments in driving the product development, marketing and sales for various medical companies in the global marketplace. Most recently, he directed marketing and new product development for Micrus Endovascular Corporation. Prior to Micrus, Mr. Chirico directed the Investor Relations and Corporate Marketing for Incyte Genomics, was VP of Marketing and Sales for Avocet Medical, Inc., a venture funded start-up, and drove the neurosurgical/spine product development for Laserscope and Aesculap Surgical Instruments. Mr. Chirico holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences and an M.B.A. from the University of Santa Clara.
Hugh R. Sharkey
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Sharkey is a medical device developer who has been a principal in several medical device start-up companies. He was a founder of AEGEA Medical Inc.(women's health), Cardiokinetix - (heart failure), and Oratec Interventions/Smith & Nephew (orthopedics). He was founder of RITA (oncology), VIDAMed/Medtronic; founder and Executive VP of Danforth Biomedical, and General Manager at EP Technologies/Boston Scientific. Prior to his business endeavors Mr. Sharkey worked in various roles in Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco. Mr. Sharkey served as the Chair of the Device Investment Committee at Life Science Angels, 2007 - 2009, and is an inventor on over 135 issued patents and 65 pending applications.