Management

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Jeff Elkins

President and Chief Executive Officer

With almost 30 years of medical device experience across a range of operational roles, Jeff Elkins will now lead VENITI. He was most recently COO (and CEO prior to their US commercial launch) of Aptus Endosystems, acquired by Medtronic, and prior to that, founding COO and CEO of FlowMedica, acquired by AngioDynamics. Jeff was previously the CTO for World Medical Corp where he lead the development and scale-up of the TALENT aortic endograft system, acquired by Medtronic, then assumed the role of Vice President and Business Unit Manager for the Endovascular Division of Medtronic. He also held various Operations and Product Development management positions at Cordis and Cordis Endovascular Systems (acquired by J&J), as well as Haemonetics Corp. during their IPO. Jeff has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Catherine Matthes, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Matthes has more than 25 years of experience in finance, having spent the last 18 years as the chief financial officer for various medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Her responsibilities with VENITI include managing the fundraising, accounting & finance, risk management and administrative operations for the company and serving in a business development role.  Prior to joining VENITI, Ms. Matthes operated her own financial consulting company aiding medical technology and biotech startups such as Galera Therapeutics (a company she founded), CardiaLen, Kereos and ISTO Technologies, in raising and managing millions of dollars in venture capital. Her extensive background in finance began with a position at Coopers and Lybrand (currently PriceWaterhouseCoopers) where she earned her CPA. Ms. Matthes also served as treasurer for several non-profit organizations, and was the 2006 recipient of the St. Louis Most Influential Business Women award.

Daniel Recinella

Vice President of Technology, Clinical Research, and Regulatory Affairs

Mr. Recinella brings 30 years of experience in medical device engineering, product development and project management to VENITI. He served Angiodynamics for eight years as Vice President, Research and Development and as Director of Product Development and as a Project Manager and Senior Project Engineer prior, totaling more than 22 years at the company. He also served as the company’s interim CTO in 2011.  Prior to Angiodynamics, Dan was with Boston Scientific and 3M. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from State University of New York.

Abha Chinubhai

Director, R&D Engineering and Operations

Abha leads VENITI’s R&D Engineering and Operations organizations after successfully completing the development of the VICI VENOUS STENT design as Manager of R&D. Prior to VENITI, Abha held the position of Staff Engineer at NDC (now Confluent Medical) gaining expertise with design and manufacture of Nitinol cardiovascular implants. Prior to this, Abha was a Senior R&D Engineer at the interventional pulmonary start-up, Emphasys Medical, and held R&D engineering positions at Boston Scientific and Lumend (acquired by Johnson & Johnson/Cordis). Abha holds BE and MS Mechanical Engineering degrees from LD College of Engineering, Gujarat, India and Stanford University, respectively.

Eric Dooley

Director, Quality

Eric heads VENITI’s Quality Assurance and Quality Control organization. He joins VENITI from Aptus Endosystems (acquired by Medtronic), where he served as Manager, Quality Assurance for this commercial stage start-up, and then directed the successful transition of the Aptus quality system into Medtronic. Prior to Aptus, Eric held positions of increasing responsibility in Quality Assurance at Boston Scientific in the Imaging and Neurovascular divisions, where he eventually managed complaint handling and failure analysis. Eric holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.