Randy Hubbell, formerly Chief Commercial Officer for Cardiva Medical, a start-up medical device company focused on delivering technology to reduce the complications associated with vascular access. In this role, Randy’s responsibility was to design, install and validate the successful commercial model and go-to-market strategy. Before Cardiva, Randy was with Johnson & Johnson for 13 years in various sales and marketing roles, most recently as VP of Global Strategic Marketing at Ethicon Biosurgery. Before moving to Ethicon, Randy worked in the J&J pharmaceutical sector as the WWVP for Global Strategic Marketing (PGSM) for the pain and cardiovascular therapeutic areas. Prior to J&J PGSM, Randy was Executive Director of Strategic Alliances at Cordis Cardiology. Randy started at Cordis in 2001 as Director of Stent Marketing and had responsibility for the launch of CYPHER in the US market in 2003. In 2000, Randy had responsibility for sales and marketing at Enmed, an Internet start-up with web-based technology for conducting clinical trials. From 1998 to 2000, Randy was Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for Vasca a start-up medical device company. Prior to Vasca, Randy was in sales and marketing for Boston Scientific from 1993 to 1998 and prior to BSC; Randy was in sales for IBM from 1985 to 1993. Randy received his Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola University and his Bachelors of Science from Tulane University.
Richard Upton is a General Partner at Harbor Light Capital Partners, a private investment firm seeking to invest in early stage companies. Previously, he was the founder and President of Upton Advisors, LLC, a boutique investment bank serving middle market and emerging healthcare companies throughout the United States. Mr. Upton has been advising companies since 1992 both as a senior healthcare investment banker for Salomon Brothers and later as an independent adviser. Mr. Upton has completed engagements representing aggregate transaction values in excess of $5 billion. Mr. Upton currently serves on the Boards of Alcyone Lifesciences, Courtagen Life Sciences and Carmell Therapeutics, and previously served on the Board of Home Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDIX – acquired by Nipro Corporation) as well as numerous other private companies. Mr. Upton is a member of the Investment Committee of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and is the former Chairman of The Pine Hill Waldorf School. Mr. Upton is a founding member of Northeast Angels, an early stage angel investing group. He has also been a youth hockey coach since 2001. Mr. Upton received his MBA degree from The Darden School at the University of Virginia and a dual BA degree in Economics and English from Amherst College.
James F. Jordan is an accomplished Fortune 20-level executive with strong experience in industry, consulting, and academia and is a recognized expert in market development and guiding the successful formation of entrepreneurial start-up businesses in the life sciences industry. Since joining the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) in 2005, Mr. Jordan has successfully applied his more than 25 years of experience to work with over 430 life science startup companies, with direct investment in 78 of them. Most recently, Mr. Jordan published his first book, Innovation, Commercialization, and Start-Ups in Life Sciences, which provides expert guidance for start-up life sciences companies, from initiation to exit, as they work to bring their concepts to market. Mr. Jordan is also currently a Distinguished Service Professor of Health Care & Biotechnology Management and Senior Director of Health Care and Biotechnology Programs at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College. Prior to joining the PLSG, Mr. Jordan served as Senior Vice President of a $3 billion division of McKesson Corporation, a leading distributor of health care systems, medical supplies and pharmaceutical products, and as a Vice President for Marketing at Johnson & Johnson. He has held a range of management positions in sales and marketing, operations, supply chain management, information technology, finance and quality assurance with several Fortune 500 medical device companies including C.R. Bard, Inc. and Boston Scientific, Inc. Mr. Jordan has leveraged his experience in several start-up ventures and is active on several Boards of Directors. His experience also includes consulting engagements with numerous companies, including Medtronic, Frost & Sullivan, and Otsuka Pharmaceutical among others.
David Anderson has been a successful entrepreneur in the orthopedic medical device field for over 25 years. He has led five orthopedic organizations; Orteq Sports Medicine (CEO); Osteotech (Executive VP), Bionx Implants (CEO), Replication Medical (Founder and Director), and Gentis (CEO). Mr. Anderson was a founder of Osteotech and was the founder and CEO of Bionx Implants which he grew through over 60 product approvals to over $20 million in sales in less than three years. He was also part of the team that created Integra LifeSciences and is an active member of the Board of Directors of Aperion Biologics. He has raised over $250 million in venture capital, taken a company through the IPO route onto NASDAQ, and has been a part of multiple M&A transactions.
Wendy DiCicco is an experienced C-suite executive and a corporate director with an array of corporate leadership accomplishments with both public and private companies. At the C-level, she brings broad, practical leadership experience including financial and operational acumen as a CFO, COO and President. Most recently, Ms. DiCicco was the Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer of Centinel Spine and previously the President and Chief Operating Officer at Camber Spine Technologies. Prior to these two privately held spinal technology companies, Ms. DiCicco served as the Chief Financial Officer for several private and public medical device and biotechnology companies. Ms. DiCicco started her career with Deloitte & Touche in audit assurance. At the board level Ms. DiCicco brings public and private company governance experience and has served on three corporate boards, including boards in the medical device and biotechnology sectors, where she has experience chairing the audit, compensation and governance committees. Ms. DiCicco also serves in the community, where she is currently on the board of the Chester County Library System and the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as well as previous service for other non-profit organizations. She is a Corporate Governance Fellow as well as a Board Leadership Fellow of the NACD. Ms. DiCicco graduated from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science with a B.S. degree in Accounting and is a CPA in the state of Pennsylvania.