Don brings more than 20 years of device development and leadership experience. In addition to a track record of building and directing highly effective teams, Don has held key roles taking products from inception, though device development, clinical trials, and then successfully into commercialization. Don has extensive experience directly helping transform women’s healthcare with key innovation and leadership roles at all stages for Conceptus (acquired by Bayer AG). More recent activity includes serving as VP of R&D leading both heart valve replacement prosthetics and minimally invasive implantation programs at Arbor Surgical Technologies (acquired by Medtronic). Don is a named inventor on 55 issued US patents. Don has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from University of California, San Diego.