Co-Founder, President and CEO
Mr. Berg brings over twenty years of experience with pioneering technologies and a proven track record in funding and marketing early stage start-ups to the Venture Capital and clinical community.
Prior to Torax Medical, Mr. Berg was with St. Jude Medical where he was the Vice President of Emerging Technology.
Prior positions at St. Jude Medical included General Manager of the Anastomotic Technology Group and Vice President of Research and Development for the Cardiac Surgery Division. He joined St. Jude Medical through the acquisition of Vascular Science in 1999 where he was the Vice President of Research and Development. Prior to Vascular Science he was with SciMed Life Systems and Boston Scientific.
Mr. Berg holds over sixty patents in the area of medical technology and has published numerous articles in professional journals. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. McKhann serves as Chief Commercial Officer, overseeing the Sales, Marketing, and Health Economics & Reimbursement areas for Torax Medical. Mr. McKhann has more than two decades of commercial and strategic leadership experience at global medical technology companies, including Johnson & Johnson where he launched the first coronary drug eluting stent, and Boston Scientific where we was Worldwide Vice President of Marketing for the Cardiac Rhythm Management division. Most recently, Mr. McKhann served as Chief Commercial Officer at Intersect ENT, where he led sales, marketing, and reimbursement for the rapidly growing med tech company.
Mr. McKhann has a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Vice President of Clinical Affairs
Ms. Derosier joined Torax in 2008 and serves as Vice President of Clinical Affairs responsible for overseeing the clinical research activities leading to FDA approval and ongoing research post-approval. She brings over 15 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior to joining Torax, Ms. Derosier held management positions in clinical research and clinical education at MEDRAD Interventional/Possis and Vascular Solutions in the therapeutic areas of coronary artery and peripheral vascular thrombectomy as well as hemostasis. Additional experience includes cardiovascular nursing, specializing in interventional cardiology and remote telemetry.
Ms. Derosier has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Minnesota.
Brian L. Mower, CPA
Vice President of Finance
Mr. Mower brings over 14 years of experience in finance to Torax Medical, including 10 years in the Medical Device industry. Prior to joining Torax Medical, Mr. Mower was Vice President of Finance at Empi, Inc., a medical device manufacturing and medical insurance billing firm, where he oversaw all finance and accounting functions, led merger & acquisition integration activities, and helped drive significant improvements in profitability and cash flow performance.
From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Mower held various senior finance positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer, at Iomed, Inc., a publicly traded drug delivery and medical device manufacturing firm, where he managed the accounting, finance, human resource, information technology and investor relations departments. Mr. Mower also led due diligence and negotiations on Iomed's sale transaction to ReAble Therapeutics, a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group, garnering a 40% premium.
Mr. Mower was with the public accounting firm of KPMG LLP, where he provided audit and consulting services to publicly traded, government run, and privately owned clients. Mr. Mower is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA and UACPA organizations. Mr. Mower earned both a Bachelor degree in accounting and a Masters of Accounting degree from Brigham Young University.
Sr. Vice President of Operations
Mr. Scovil joins Torax as Sr. Vice President of Operations overseeing the Manufacturing, Quality, R&D and Regulatory areas. He brings over 25 years of experience with medical device development and manufacturing. Prior to joining Torax, Mr. Scovil operated as the Sr. Vice President of R&D, Product Development Improvement at the corporate level for Boston Scientific Corporation. Mr. Scovil also held Sr. Vice President roles for Boston in their Cardiac Rhythm Management and Cardio Vascular divisions. Mr. Scovil began his career at SciMed where he held manager and director roles in Guide Catheter Operations, Quality and Manufacturing Engineering and Advanced Process Technology and Process Development areas.
Brian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.