Our team

Our global team, differentiated by expertise developed while working for industry leaders like Medtronic and Boston Scientific, partner with medtech, diagnostics, and digital healthcare executives and investors on critical, strategic decisions.

We understand the complexities of each medical technology in product design, its relevant disease state, and its strategic fit within the healthcare ecosystem.  Clients tell us that our operational expertise brings them options, conclusions, and recommendations that their teams can implement immediately.

  Ron Sahatjian   R&D/IP M&A, Due Diligence    Ron is a former Vice President of Corporate R&D at Boston Scientific. During his 20 year career as an inventor and innovator in global product development, he has been issued greater than...   Read More →

Ron Sahatjian
R&D/IP M&A, Due Diligence

Ron is a former Vice President of Corporate R&D at Boston Scientific. During his 20 year career as an inventor and innovator in global product development, he has been issued greater than...

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  Maria Shepherd   President & Founder   Maria brings objective, multifaceted medical device and life sciences experience and MedTech marketing and business strategy know-how to her clients. Her expertise, gained in marketing leadership roles including...   Read More →

Maria Shepherd
President & Founder

Maria brings objective, multifaceted medical device and life sciences experience and MedTech marketing and business strategy know-how to her clients. Her expertise, gained in marketing leadership roles including...

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  Art Combs   M&A, Due Diligence, Physician Insights   Art is a physician executive and serial entrepreneur.  After more than 20 years of clinical experience as an ICU Director and intensivist, Art served as an EVP for a Fortune 500 company...   Read More →

Art Combs
M&A, Due Diligence, Physician Insights

Art is a physician executive and serial entrepreneur.  After more than 20 years of clinical experience as an ICU Director and intensivist, Art served as an EVP for a Fortune 500 company...

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  Larry   Creative Strategy   Larry combines over three decades of experience across the device industry to bring a transcending point of view to marketing, branding strategy, and creative challenges. A planner, designer...   Read More →

Larry
Creative Strategy

Larry combines over three decades of experience across the device industry to bring a transcending point of view to marketing, branding strategy, and creative challenges. A planner, designer...

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  Sean Gallagher   Culture Development Practice Leader   Sean is the leader of Medi-Vantage’s Culture Development Practice. Sean began his career at 3M Health Care in sales, marketing, product development...   Read More →

Sean Gallagher
Culture Development Practice Leader

Sean is the leader of Medi-Vantage’s Culture Development Practice. Sean began his career at 3M Health Care in sales, marketing, product development...

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  Heather   Biomedical Engineer   Heather has multiple years of medical imaging R&D product development, and Voice of the Customer studies. At Philips, she gained project management experience and has worked in the specialties...   Read More →

Heather
Biomedical Engineer

Heather has multiple years of medical imaging R&D product development, and Voice of the Customer studies. At Philips, she gained project management experience and has worked in the specialties...

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  Fabiana Suit   International Market Research & Business Strategy Manager   Fabiana has over 13 years of experience in Medtronic and Serono Int’l evaluating market opportunities and providing recommendations to develop sales and...    Read More →

Fabiana Suit
International Market Research & Business Strategy Manager

Fabiana has over 13 years of experience in Medtronic and Serono Int’l evaluating market opportunities and providing recommendations to develop sales and... 

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  Judy   Medical Devices Marketing Communications   Judy is a global marketing communications executive with more than 25 years of experience in the medtech, life sciences and biotechnology industries (medical software, SaaS)...   Read More →

Judy
Medical Devices Marketing Communications

Judy is a global marketing communications executive with more than 25 years of experience in the medtech, life sciences and biotechnology industries (medical software, SaaS)...

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  Kristina   Medical Device Market Research & Usability Testing   Kristina has a varied medical background  in a clinical and a research capacity. She worked as an EMT while completing a degree in Medical Microbiology, with a concentration in novel...   Read More →

Kristina
Medical Device Market Research & Usability Testing

Kristina has a varied medical background  in a clinical and a research capacity. She worked as an EMT while completing a degree in Medical Microbiology, with a concentration in novel...

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  Paul Coss   HIT Wireless Technology Researcher   Paul is a Healthcare Marketing Professional with high-level expertise in Body Area Networks (MBANS) Wireless Technologies, Patient Safety,Telemedicine, product marketing...   Read More →

Paul Coss
HIT Wireless Technology Researcher

Paul is a Healthcare Marketing Professional with high-level expertise in Body Area Networks (MBANS) Wireless Technologies, Patient Safety,Telemedicine, product marketing...

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  Peter   Communication Specialist   Peter is a communications specialist for a wide range of audiences including health professionals, industry, and consumers. A 25-year veteran of the healthcare communications industry, Peter provides...   Read More →

Peter
Communication Specialist

Peter is a communications specialist for a wide range of audiences including health professionals, industry, and consumers. A 25-year veteran of the healthcare communications industry, Peter provides...

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  Kara   Marketing & Operations Manager   Kara comes to Medi-Vantage with a strong background in writing, social media and SEO. Her digital media skills keep MV in the sight lines of medical device executives that are looking...   Read More →

Kara
Marketing & Operations Manager

Kara comes to Medi-Vantage with a strong background in writing, social media and SEO. Her digital media skills keep MV in the sight lines of medical device executives that are looking...

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  Diane   Biotech/Scientific Writer   Diane has research experience in both academic and pharmaceutical settings. In her work, she interprets, reviews, and summarizes scientific data from basic and clinical research studies. She is adept at...   Read More →

Diane
Biotech/Scientific Writer

Diane has research experience in both academic and pharmaceutical settings. In her work, she interprets, reviews, and summarizes scientific data from basic and clinical research studies. She is adept at...

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