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The Morari Team

Jeff Bennett

CEO & Founder

Jeff is a proven medical device industry leader with over 20 years of sales and marketing experience with increasing levels of roles and responsibilities. During this time, Jeff has worked with Vysis/Abbott, Medtronic, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific and IMRIS where he led the global launch of several high profile medical device product launches.

Jeff has extensive global marketing experience in the medical device field as well as experience in direct to patient marketing campaigns.

Dr. Michael Hoey

Scientific Advisor

Michael co-founded NxThera in 2008 to develop and commercialize the urology applications of the vapor platform technology that he invented. Michael has been a director and chief technology officer since NxThera’s inception.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Michael taught in several departments and performed research at the University of Minnesota, including the Department of Physiology, the Department of Urologic Surgery in the School of Medicine, the Institute of Technology, and the Carlson School of Management.  Professor Hoey also taught in the department of Biological Sciences at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Michael is an expert in the interaction of thermotherapy and tissue and a prolific inventor, with 72 patents granted and 94 patents pending, the majority of which are in the medical device field. Michael’s inventions include platform technologies, which are the foundation for products being sold, or in development for a variety of cardiac surgery, oncology, orthopaedics, pulmonology, general surgery, urology, gynecology, and vascular surgery applications. Michael has been a consultant to, as well as a founder/principal of, several medical products companies, which combined have raised over $250 million of capital.

Kate LaBrosse

Commercial Advisor

Kate LaBrosse is a Transformational Coach, Natural Products Industry expert, Amazon Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker. She is the founder of Kate LaBrosse Coaching & Consulting and creator of the Brand Builders™ program and retail incubation market for emerging CPG companies.

Greg Koeller

IP/Legal Advisor

Greg strives to learn the businesses of each of his clients in order to tailor his intellectual property services to their legal and business goals.  Greg has extensive in-house and law firm experience that benefits both startups and global corporations. His experience includes preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, copyrights, licensing, acquisitions and divestitures.

Greg is also able to provide in-house legal services, such as intellectual property portfolio management and advising management teams and other governing bodies on the strength and weaknesses of particular patent and trademark portfolios and strategies on growing, defending, avoiding, and monetizing patent assets..

Mark Payne

Finance Advisor

Experienced executive in a variety of industries, working closely with CEOs and other senior executives, primarily as CFO and COO. Authentic, practical and collaborative leader with strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate well at all levels both inside and outside of organizations. Very comfortable in high-growth, fast-paced environments by keeping focus on key initiatives and avoiding unnecessary distractions. Passionate about working with emerging businesses generally between $0 and $20 million in revenue. Start-ups don't scare Mark, they excite Mark.

Dr. Sew-Wah Tay

Regulatory and Clinical Advisor

Dr. Tay founded Libra Medical Inc. in January 2007 after 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior to starting Libra Medical, she was Vice-President of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs at American Medical Systems (AMS) where she effectively grew and restructured the departments to meet the needs of AMS’s growing business. She also served as Vice-President of Regulatory, Quality and Clinical Affairs at Velocimed Inc. a start-up company in interventional cardiology arena that was acquired by St. Jude Medical. She was also Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs, Clinical and Quality at Survivalink, another start-up company that developed automated external defibrillators that was later acquired by Cardiac Science. In addition, Dr. Tay served in various capacities in R&D and Clinical Affairs at St. Jude Medical, Scimed/Boston Scientific, and Guidant/Boston Scientific. Dr. Tay holds a B.S. in Food Science and Technology from University of Pertanian Malaysia. She holds an MS in Chemical Engineering, an MS in Food Science, and a PhD in the interdisciplinary area of Biomaterials, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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