Innovative and experienced team with deep experience developing and successfully commercializing surgical and interventional cardiac devices.
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).
Jeremy Boyette, Research and Development
Jeremy Boyette has eight years of experience in the medical device field, with expertise in product development, testing, and manufacturing. As a Senior Manufacturing and Process Development Engineer at Forsight Vision 4, he was responsible for new product and manufacturing process development of an ocular drug delivery platform. Additionally, as the lead engineer at Moyarta, he leads a multifunctional team developing a new technology aiding in the construction of scoliosis braces to increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes. Jeremy has broad experience within the medical device industry from the conception and prototyping phase to commercialization and manufacturing, including two trans-catheter aortic heart valves, functional mitral valve repair systems, RF ablation systems for renal denervation and atrial fibrillation. Through these projects, Jeremy has been part of four acquisitions by Roche, Boston Scientific, Covidien, and Abbott Medical. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University.
Jeff Christian, Manufacturing (Phoenix DeVentures)
Jeffrey J. Christian (Jeff) is founder and CEO of Phoenix DeVentures Inc. Founded in January 2001, Phoenix DeVentures is dedicated to working with creative medical professionals, entrepreneurs, and established medical device companies to invent and develop solutions for the evolving medical device market. Collaborating with clients, Phoenix is experienced in the process of creating new concepts, tackling regulatory hurdles, developing products for emerging device markets and manufacturing for small to medium size markets. With 60 employees, Phoenix is a vertically integrated company with considerable capabilities in-house including engineering, design, manufacturing and full quality systems and services.
Prior to founding Phoenix DeVentures Inc., Mr. Christian had been with several startup companies, growing them from the garage through IPO and acquisition. With over 48 patents (inventor and co-inventor) to his credit, Mr. Christian is experienced in the process of generating and developing new products for improving healthcare.
Jeff earned a BS in engineering from Brigham Young University and completed the Stanford Executive Program in the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Monica Tocchi, MD, PhD Clinical and Regulatory (MediTrial)
Dr. Tocchi works with leading medical industry for strategic planning of market approvals and clinical programs. She also plays an active role in clinical trial oversight and business development for Meditrial. She has over 20 years of experience designing and managing clinical trials and regulatory submissions for leading international device and pharma companies, with studies involving products for cardiovascular disease and other clinical areas. She is an expert on European and U.S. regulations and requirements and works with the ISO (lnternational Standardization Organization) and AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) committees to develop new regulations on clinical trials and medical devices.