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.
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.
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.
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.