Jerry Korten - CEO
Jerry Korten is a medical device executive serving as the chief executive officer for iSonea Ltd. With more than 29 years of experience in the medical device industry, Korten was previously CEO for Versamed Inc. which was acquired by GE Healthcare. He also is active in the medical device startup scene as “entrepreneur in residence” for the Partnership Fund for New York City and served as “executive in residence” for Columbia University in the past. In that role, he helps catalyze the creation of businesses in the medical device and life sciences sector in New York City by mentoring commercial spin-offs from New York’s universities and research institutions. He also worked with the GE commercial group, the GE Global Research Center and the GE Equity group to fund and develop new technologies for intensive care. Korten has served on the boards of various diagnostic and therapeutic device companies and has an extensive background in management, engineering, sales and marketing in the medical device industry.
Stephen Tunnell, RRT – Senior Vice President of Operations
Mr. Stephen Tunnell has more than 32 years of healthcare industry experience and is extremely knowledgeable about respiratory disorders. He began his career as a registered respiratory therapist. During the 1980s, Tunnell served as technical director of Pulmonary Services at Sharp Healthcare in California. He joined Mallinckrodt during the 1990s, where he served as general manager of Nellcor Puritan Bennett’s ventilator systems division. In 2000, he co-founded and led eVent Medical, a life-support business.
David Model – Senior Vice President of Finance
Mr. David Model has 32 years of business experience in biotech, biomedical, aerospace and other high technology fields. He has been a C-level executive for a variety of public and private companies, most recently as CFO of AduroBioTech, an immunotherapy company, and an executive vice-president for Triton Systems, a product venturing company. Earlier in his career Model was a founder and president of ImageMax (now DataBank IMX), a nationwide network of data imaging businesses. The company had an IPO on the NASDAQ in 1997. Prior to that, Model founded and co-managed Airfoil Technologies, LLC, a joint venture between Teleflex (TFX: NYSE) and General Electric Aviation to provide the world’s commercial airlines with turbine repair services. This venture was acquired by General Electric in 2009.
Michael A. Cheney – Vice President of Marketing
Mr. Michael Cheney has 25 years of experience as a strategic marketing leader for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. He has launched major market-shaping brands for Wyeth Laboratories and BASF/Knoll Pharmaceuticals. For six years, he was vice-president of marketing and responsible for the international business unit at Cyberonics, Inc., a pioneer in neurostimulation therapy devices for CNS disorders. He also has experience in the respiratory care/sleep disordered breathing market (NovaSom Inc.), where he developed marketing strategies to increase adoption of home sleep tests for the diagnosis of sleep apnea.
Ed Rosen - Vice President of Sales and Business Development
Mr. Edward Rosen brings substantial experience to iSonea, with a strong track record of driving sales growth across medical device and pharmaceutical businesses in his previous positions as VP and Global Marketing Leader for a number of Johnson & Johnson companies. He has a proven history of driving growth from both an in-region and global strategic perspective. Ed has lived and worked in Europe, specifically the UK, and the US with direct commercial leadership of domestic US and global regions, including Latin America. Through commercial leadership, Ed has launched and driven growth of transformational devices, therapies and diagnostics. In addition to his commercial background, having spent several years leading health economics and reimbursement strategy for a business unit of Johnson & Johnson, he is well poised to understand and adapt to the rapidly evolving healthcare market from both a consumer and professional channel standpoint.