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Professional Profile:

Experienced medical device clinician and technologist with extensive relationshi

ps in the cardiovascular device market. Customer-focused sales and marketing pr
ofessional with extensive technical, healthcare, marketing, and training experie
nce. Known for exceptional physician communication, training skills and ability
to troubleshoot challenges in the cardiac medical device environment. Viewed b
y peers as a strong mentor, team player, leader and change agent. Thrives in bu
sinesses with change and enjoys a challenging as well as learning environment.
Clinical Research Specialist
Professional Experience:
MediStimUSA Inc. 2006 - 2009 Clinical Field Rep, Applications Specialist, Tr
ainer and Marketing Support
Trained and mentored cardiac sales reps for Medtronic enabling successful sales
of MediStim product and technology
Developed competitive strategy and sales tools for field
Trained and mentored 19 new sales personnel after sales model change
Authored a meta-analysis study combining small international post market techno
logy studies as part of competitive strategy
Assisted sales reps in acquiring business and driving product utilization to en
able 19% post re-org revenue increase
Recognized and developed new US market niche in vascular surgery; including bot
h internal communication and downstream sales tools
Took and logged customer phone as well as online event messages, initiated foll
ow-up and solution design
Assisted customers with two published PMA clinical study applications including
study design, protocol and measured variables
Introduced over 50 surgeons, perfusionists and hundreds of staff to a proprieta
ry flow technology that enables better grafts in cardiac and vascular surgery
Utilized Six Sigma technology to recognize, troubleshoot, analyze and correct a
major product problem in the field resulting in increased revenue
ACIST Medical Systems 2004-2006 Clinical Applications Engineer
Took and logged customer phone complaints determined MDR status and follow-up
Led initiative to integrate clinical insight and provided clinical perspective
to product development team
Used six sigma methodology to develop, test and document new disposable designs
that eliminate field complaints
Cooperated with service, Next Gen, field clinical apps techs to make sure all c
urrent clinical concerns are addressed in new product designsix sigma design rev
iews, documentation
Designed, edited WI, SOP, Tech reports and other ISO documentation to conform w
ith ISO requirements
Led black belt six sigma project replaced component in disposable set enabling
major cost savings
PreClinical Solutions Consultant-Owner 2003-2004
Designed, implemented and contracted off site data management solutions includi
ng secure websites and associated databases, for FDA, CE data collection and sub
missions for Novartis, ComputerMotion, Mpls Heart Institute
Assisted medical device startups, Heart Stent, Acorn Cardiovascular, Mitral Lif
e, Coalesent Surgical and ComputerMotion, with basic research and clinical study
management; including protocol development, site selection, study initiation
Designed, built and sold virtual endoscopic surgery training models (patent app
lied for) to Heart Stent, AFX inc and ComputerMotion
Contributed to preclinical, clinical research protocols, model development and
data analysis (All)
Initiated preclinical development and GLP research for Microwave ablation of AF
and soft tissue tumors for AFX inc.
Led preclinical development and research for CV, endovascular stent delivery sy
stems including catheter deployment technology for BioMedix, Univ of Mich
Cooperated in Preclinical, clinical development and research for robotic and mi
nimally invasive CV surgical and interventional cardiology techniques and proced
ures Computer Motion, Intuitive Surgical, Medtronic
Participated in clinical education, including device and procedure physician tr
aining Medtronic, AFX, St Jude, Kyphon
Cooperated in surgical procedure development for minimally invasive procedures
Provided statistical analysis, including multivariate analysis, for publication
s as well as presentations for Mpls. Heart institute and AFX
Provided clinical development services including:
clinical site identification, initiation and training
initialize drive product utilization
clinical study data support for marketing and sales, sales training
Computer Motion, Medtronic, Novartis, AFX, Mitral life

North Memorial Medical Center and Regions Hospital CVT, EP Tech 2002-2003
Provided EP and interventional cardiology support as a cardiovascular technicia
n at Regions Hospital
Provided Perfusion, Balloon Pump, cell saver and quality control services at No
rth Memorial hospital
Mentored ICU staff on perfusion parameters to maximize benefits from perfusion
support treatment
ComputerMotion Clinical Development Engineer 1999-2002
Mentored and trained six surgeons at clinical sites in the US and Germany
Led site imitation at Abbott NW and Univ of Wis Madison including all engineeri
ng, setup, maint and clinical training services
Developed innovative training aids including, virtual endoscopic training model
s that mimic in-vivo conditions
Authored IRB and Clinical data collection forms as well as staff study curricul
um for clinical cases
Participated as clinical engineer and assistant in initial clinical cases
Minneapolis Heart Institute Clinical Research Associate- IT Consultant 1997-2002
Co-authored twelve articles and over twenty abstracts for major medical journal
s including two JAMA articles.
Co-authored and received a six figure grant from the Hearst foundation to finan
ce and initiate an interactive clinical registry and web site development for at
hlete sudden cardiac death
Led initiative to automate and computerize clinical research forms and data for
various clinical studies
Cooperated with research team to develop, author and carry out clinical protoco
ls, CRFs, HIFA informed consent, reports and study audits
Provided retrospective and ongoing study data analysis including statistical su
Designed clinical databases, choose appropriate platforms for national registri
es Athlete Sudden Death, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Cardiac Systems Inc. Clinical Perfusionist, Cardiac Technologist
Provided perfusion, surgical, monitoring and IABP services to cardiac surgeons
Furnished clinical support and engineering services for artificial heart (Jarvi
k) and L-vad (Novacor, Heartmate) systems
Trained nursing and other staff maintenance, clinical support procedures for L-
Vad devices and IABP
Supported various cath lab procedures, including PTCA, ablations and E.P. studi
B.A. Business administration and information tech. Metro State University
BSME program (no degree) KW Univ North Dakota St
Chemistry, life sciences, marketing Univ of Minnesota
A.A.S. emergency medicine Colo Mountain College
Basic and digital electronics ITT Tech Institute

Additional info:
ACLS certified
Proficient with all MS office components
Six Sigma Green Belt