Senior Vice President and Telluride Medical Partners, Aaron has spent his entire career in medical device startups. After graduating from Arizona State University with a BS in biomedical engineering he worked with a small local company in Tempe, AZ designing exoskeleton robots for stroke rehabilitation. He then moved to Massachusetts where he was employee number four at Mitralign, a venture capital backed startup developing a percutaneous mitral valve annuloplasty procedure. Aaron led the development of several interventional devices for Mitralign including two catheters for delivering myocardial implants. Aaron then returned to Arizona to join a small team called Ulthera as employee number seven. At Ulthera, Aaron was key in providing the upstream direction for six products and launching them globally but also was the lead in developing business cases targeting future strategic growth opportunities. Ulthera, was acquired by Merz in 2014 for $600 million. As co-founder and partner at MediCoventures, Aaron brings a strong, upstream vision to the companies they work with by combining a technical and product development background with the balance and foresight of strategic business decisions that must be considered for a company to be successful.
Senior Vice President, Telluride Medical Partners