Board of Directors
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.
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.
John MacMahon, CEO
John MacMahon is a serial entrepreneur specializing in early stage product development. Beginning with Kerberos Proximal Solutions (acquired by Fox Hollow Technologies), He has led and/or founded numerous medical device startups in the vascular field. John was COO for Maya Medical (acquired by Covidien) and led their transfer of manufacturing from the US to Ireland. He was also the General Manager for Europe for Claret Medical. Presently, John is a Director of the Luma Therapeutics Board and an active mentor for entrepreneurs from Stanford BioDesign, Enterprise Ireland and the Kauffman Foundation. He received his Bachelors in Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz and graduate studies in both electrical and biomechanical engineering at Stanford University (MS EE).