Experienced medical device executive with expertise in investor presentations, fund raising, building teams, product development, operations management, Class II and Class III Medical Device clinical trials, and start-up organizations. Hands-on experience with peripheral cardiovascular devices from concept through commercialization.
Kwame Ulmer serves as the Principal at Ulmer Ventures, a regulatory strategy consulting firm. He brings nearly twenty years of experience evaluating medical technologies in the government and serving in senior operating roles at medical device companies. Mr. Ulmer previously served as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance at Implant Direct, a Danaher Corporation operating company.
David Ferrera is an engineer, entrepreneur, inventor and advisor with more than 25 years experience in the medical device field successfully developing products, founding companies, and managing them from concept through commercialization. He’s currently Chief Technology Officer of Balt which is dedicated to advancing therapies in hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.
Rick is a serial entrepreneur in the medical device industry with multiple successful exits. He started as an engineer in-house at Guidant (now Boston Scientific). After Guidant, Rick joined the Cameron Health team, and was instrumental in developing the world's first implantable subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD) that didn't require any leads/wires to be attached to the heart.
Advisory Board and Executive Mentor for MedTech Startups
With over thirty years in the Healthcare Industry, over twenty as a senior level executive, Ms. Helfer brings Serial Entrepreneurship and C- level business leadership, Corporate and Business Development, Operations Management, Product Development, R&D, and International Sales and Marketing expertise for high growth Fortune 500 companies and start-up companies. She has been involved as a founder or founding team member of six companies. Helfer has raised over $80MM in funding from angels, corporations and venture capitalists and is an angel investor.
Vijay Dhaka has over 20 years of healthcare technology experience at early stage medical technology startups, with experience in: raising venture capital, go-to market strategy, product design leadership, IP, technology licensing, sales, and marketing. As a consultant at McKinsey & Co. he focused on pharma, and hospital systems driving innovation through organizational transformation and private equity due diligence.
As COO at Diality, a home hemodialysis startup, Jahnavi is responsible for the overall operations of the company. Over her career, she has been involved in a multitude of electro-mechanical and software medical devices. Her experience and leadership have been focused on developing and delivering medical device design and manufacturing services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, and driving profitable revenue growth.