Leadership

Robert Kline — President, Chief Executive Officer

Robert is a serial entrepreneur and executive with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare and life science industries. Most recently he was President and CEO of ViroCyt, Inc. ViroCyt was founded to develop and commercialize rapid virus quantification methods which can be used to accelerate development of new vaccines and gene therapy applications. The company’s products were quickly adopted by leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies and ViroCyt was acquired by Sartorius AG in July 2016. Previously Robert was the Founder, President and CEO of Medivance, Inc., which he built into the worldwide leader in therapeutic hypothermia treatment for critically ill patients. Medivance was acquired by CR Bard in 2011 for $260M and Robert was named Entrepreneur of the Year for the Mountain/Desert Region by Ernst and Young. Prior to Medivance, Robert held senior management positions at Pfizer and Covidien. Robert earned a MBA from the University of Colorado, a MS in Microbiology from the University of Illinois and a BA in chemistry from Colorado College.

John G. Adair — Chief Financial Officer

John has over 25 years of financial and operational experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device arenas. Prior to joining Bolder Surgical, John co-founded Micro-Imaging Solutions whereby he led the finance and business development efforts for over 15 years. Prior to that role, John spent most of his career as a finance executive with large, multi-national corporations including Akzo-Nobel NV, Amgen and Thermo Fisher Scientific. John is a graduate of both Colorado State University where he earned a BS in Accounting and the University of Colorado-Denver where he earned an MS in Finance. John is also a CPA.

Dale Schmaltz — Chief Technical Officer

Dale co-founded JustRight Surgical® (now Bolder Surgical™) in 2011. He has over 29 years of medical device development experience where he has contributed to over 50 patents and launched more than 10 successful products into new and existing markets. During his 15-year tenure at Valleylab/Covidien, Dale held positions of increasing responsibility in product and technology development including the role of VP R&D. As an early inventor on the platform, Dale championed the LigaSure™ vessel sealing technology from concept to a $500 million business. In addition to his experience at Covidien, Dale worked from 1990-1994 as an R&D Project Manager at SciMed Life Systems. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Dakota and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University.

Robert Luzzi ­— Vice President of Product Development

Bob has over 25 years in the medical device industry, most recently serving as VP of R&D for Woven Orthopedic Technologies, an early stage orthopedic/spine biotextile implant company. Bob is an expert in leading technically-diverse product development programs as well as designing and implementing regulatory, quality systems, and clinical research programs for emerging technology companies. Bob has led product development initiatives for both multi-national and start-up medical device companies and has helped shepherd 38 product lines and over 110 products from concept to commercialization. Bob is also an inventor on 45 pending patents and is a Certified Patent Agent. Previously Bob held senior management positions at Sky Medical Development, DFine Inc., Johnson & Johnson, and Medtronic. He holds a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University, a MS in Bioengineering and BS in Bioengineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Brad Greathouse ­— Vice President of Quality and Regulatory

Brad brings over 30 years of medical device experience in quality assurance and regulatory affairs to his role at Bolder Surgical. Brad spent much of his career with Covidien, Energy-based Devices division, with responsibilities including quality management systems, design QA, supplier QA, reliability engineering, customer complaint management, risk management and regulatory affairs. More recently, Brad has worked for several startup companies, implementing compliant and right-sized quality management systems and regulatory strategies, and building quality-based cultures. Brad holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Chris Duffie ­— Vice President of Sales

Chris is the international and domestic sales leader for Bolder Surgical. Chris joined Bolder from the IGTD division of Philips, where he was General Manager for the Cardiac Lead Management business following the Spectranetics acquisition. At Philips, Chris had direct responsibility for Cardiac Lead management marketing, R&D and the domestic sales team. Prior to joining Spectranetics, Chris held various sales leadership positions within Intuitive Surgical. His sales career spans nearly 20 years, with specific emphasis on building and championing teams, managing customer and key opinion leader relationships, and leading cross-functional strategic planning. He is passionate about developing his team and introducing strong business practices that produce sustainable growth.

Tricia Strong ­— Director of Marketing

With over 15 years of progressive management experience in the medical device, finance and health care delivery industries, Tricia is versed in marketing, strategic analysis, product management, product launches and financial planning. Prior to joining Bolder Surgical, Tricia served as the Director of Global Upstream Marketing for Philips Healthcare where she partnered across the business and geographies to ensure alignment on global growth strategies, the portfolio map, market development, pricing and messaging. Tricia previously led marketing teams with R&D and product launch responsibilities for Spectranetics before the company was acquired for $2.2B in 2017. Tricia holds several patents, studied Advanced Program Management at Stanford University and earned an MBA from the Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota.

Tim Crowley ­— Director of Product Development

Tim has over 11 years of experience in all aspects of product development for medical devices and leading cross-functional teams on over 75 projects, bringing products from concept to worldwide commercialization. Prior to joining Bolder Surgical, Tim worked at Sana Health as VP of Engineering for a therapeutic home health device. Previously, he led a team of 15 design and development engineers at Nordson Medical as Engineering Manager. Tim has advised multiple startups, mentored engineers through University of Colorado’s Alumni program and has founded three companies. Tim holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Nick Wong ­— Director of Regulatory Affairs

Nick has over 15 years experience in regulated industries, working with medical devices, drugs and cosmetics. His primary experience has been with medical devices, including overseeing regulatory compliance across all stages of the medical device lifecycle, from design and development to market approval, through device sunset. Nick has achieved clearances and approvals across the globe, introducing new products into highly regulated markets including the U.S., EU, Canada, South Korea, Japan, China, Brazil and Mexico. Most recently, Nick worked at Terumo BCT where he served as the regulatory lead for their Therapeutic Systems division as well as the company’s Standalone Software division. Nick holds a BS degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.