Board of Directors
Benjamin Rieck, Director
Benjamin brings almost twenty years of experience in the medical device industry. He joins Mitre Medical Corp. as a member of the Board of Directors with a track record of leading novel medical device technologies through clinical study regulatory approval in the European market. In the course of his career, he has held various senior roles in more than ten early-stage companies with focus on minimally invasive cardiovascular technologies – supporting them from the early beginning to execution. Together with his brother Julian, Benjamin has been Managing Partner and Co-founder of Angio Consult GmbH since 2006. The consultancy supports medical device start-up and Health IT companies in the cardiovascular sector and offers training programs for a broad range of healthcare professionals.
Evan Anderson, Co-founder and Director
Evan co-invented the Mitral Touch device. He has 15 years of experience developing early stage medical devices product and markets at both large companies and startups. He was the 5th employee and R&D manager at Spiracur (acquired by Acelity) and led the development of their first commercial negative pressure wound care therapy, called SNaP™. He was also Spiracur’s 5th territory manager and spent two years managing distribution sales. Evan holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University as well as a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
Nancy Briefs, Strategic Business Leader
Ms. Nancy Briefs is a strategic business leader in the life sciences, with extensive experience creating value, driving strategy, and launching products. In her career, Ms. Briefs has raised over $500 million in equity, including an IPO.
She has served on numerous start-up life science boards, including Apama Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific, NYSE:BSX), CardiAQ, (acquired by Edwards Lifesciences, NYSE:EW), and Vista Medical, where she was a founding team member. Vista Medical was one of the pioneers of beating-heart surgery for mitral repair. During her time at Edwards, Ms. Briefs scrubbed in on over 300 valve surgeries.