Todd Cornell – President
Mr. Cornell is an executive with over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry. Primary focus has been new therapy development focused on innovative treatments for lung disease. He has held numerous sales and marketing management positions at Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific Corporation and United States Surgical Corporation. The last 15 years of Mr. Cornell’s career have been spent working in the pulmonary space with start-up companies focused on the development and commercialization of a non-invasive treatment for emphysema. In this time, Mr. Cornell has set up a global sales channel for the commercialization of this technology, focused on developing a referral network for the treatment of the disease, assisted in the execution and completion of numerous clinical studies and hired and managed a direct sales force in 8 countries
Tom Keast - VP Product Development and Operations
Mr. Keast has been with Broncus since 1998 and has been a leader and contributor to nearly all products developed at Broncus as served as Principal R&D Engineer, Senior R&D Engineer and R&D Engineer. Prior to Broncus, Mr. Keast served as a Design Engineer at Stryker Endoscopy, designing and developing laparoscopic instruments such as the StrykeFlow 2, Suction Irrigator. Mr. Keast holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Robin Bush Sawamura – VP Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance
Ms. Bush has been a been working with Broncus Medical for 6 years and has held a number of executive positions for start-up medical device companies for nearly 40 years, establishing and managing regulatory affairs, quality assurance, compliance functions, and clinical trials. She prepares regulatory, quality, and clinical strategies, establishes quality systems to comply with international requirements, creates risk management documents, develops product labeling, develops clinical study documents for global submissions, and writes regulatory submissions, including IDEs, 510ks, PMA supplements, technical dossiers for global approvals. She has extensive experience with sterile devices, implants, minimally invasive devices, software-controlled, combo devices, and in vitro diagnostics. Ms. Bush has authored and co-authored 5 scientific and clinical peer-reviewed publications and has 2 issued patents. Ms. Bush is a certified Regulatory Affairs Professional (RAC). She holds a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University, and an MBA in Marketing and Operations Management from Golden Gate University.
Mike Carlton – Global VP of Sales
Mr. Carlton joined Broncus Medical/Uptake Medical with approximately 30 years of medical device experience. Mr. Carlton has served in numerous sales and sales management roles throughout his career and has a tremendous amount of experience building and managing commercial sales organizations to achieve corporate growth. Mr. Carlton has had very diverse career experience with the following companies: Boston Scientific Corporation, Abbott Vascular, Synthes Spine & Biologics and most recently with MiMedx – a biopharmaceutical company developing, manufacturing and marketing regenerative biologics. At MiMedx, Mr. Carlton served as the Senior Vice President of Global sales where he led the organization from $700k in revenue to approximately $325M over a ten year period.
Julie Arneson – Sr. Director of Clinical Affairs
Julie leads Uptake Medical’s clinical studies, which includes trials conducted globally for the treatment of emphysema, lung cancer and chronic bronchitis. Julie has over 13 years of clinical affairs experience, primarily with start-up medical device companies focused in cardiology, neurology and pulmonology. She has proven successful experience in clinical trial design, development and execution of multinational studies spanning from first-in-human through post-market, with extensive knowledge of FDA and EU regulations. Prior to joining Uptake Medical, Julie worked for Cardiac Dimensions, Integrated Diagnostics, and Northstar Neuroscience in various clinical management positions.