Ran Reske

Venture Capitalist and Investment Banker, Ran Reske has turned his decades of experience steering hyper-growth businesses into building his own enterprise with Resident, a house of digitally-native brands that includes Nectar, DreamCloud, Level, Awara, Wovenly and Bundle. Under Ran’s dynamic leadership, the company boasted nearly $250 million in gross sales in 2018, its second year in business.

Alongside co-CEO Eric Hutchinson, Ran oversees all aspects of the business with a deliberate concentration on operational efficiency, strategic partnerships, manufacturing, and customer service to accelerate the company’s overall growth trajectory. As Resident continues to expand its portfolio of brands across the home goods category, he is laser-focused on talent acquisition and building a highly productive, diversified workforce that now includes 250 employees, and counting, across 5 countries and 15 cities.

Prior to launching Resident, Ran led early to late-stage venture investments with Norwest Venture Partners, where he focused on companies in e-commerce, media and mobile. He has also spearheaded corporate development divisions of both Amdocs and Pamplona Capital Management, and held roles in the investment banking division of Citigroup. In that role, Ran focused efforts on strategic advisory assignments for transactions like M-Systems’ $1.3 billion acquisition and Cellcom’s $400 million IPO.

Born in Israel and raised in Kenya, Ran takes pride in being a global citizen who currently resides in San Francisco with his wife and two sons.

A medical device industry veteran with more than 25 years experience, Chip is currently founder and CEO of Regatta Medical, focusing on acquiring companies and assets in the products and services areas of the medical device industry.

Chip previously served as CEO of Creganna Medical, a leading Ireland-based supplier to the minimally invasive medical device industry. After a successful three year effort to focus the company on higher growth markets and improve operational performance, Creganna Medical was sold to TE Connectivity in 2016. Preceding Creganna, Chip was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence within the FDA at CDRH in 2012-13. He co-led the Innovation Pathway team focused on streamlining aspects of medical device clinical trials in the U.S.  Prior to his work at FDA, Chip had a long and distinguished career at Abbott, including President of Abbott Vascular, Abbott’s cardiovascular device division, where he led the organization from a small vessel closure business through acquisitions and organic growth to global leadership in the drug-eluting stent market with the launch of Xience in the U.S., Japan, and China. Abbott Vascular became a multi-billion dollar division of Abbott.

Chip earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

With a distinguished career in health care spanning more than thirty years, Jim is a Founder and Managing Partner of Tyree & D’Angelo Partners (TDP), a private equity firm focused on investments in promising, underperforming businesses in the lower-middle market.

Prior to founding TDP in 2012, Jim had an outstanding 15 year career at Abbott, holding executive positions in its pharmaceutical and nutrition businesses. Jim was involved in many of the company’s major acquisitions and was responsible for the restructuring of TAP, Abbott’s joint venture with Takeda Chemicals of Japan. Jim served as Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Products, Abbott’s largest business, and was also directly responsible for establishing and managing Abbott Global Nutrition, Abbott’s second largest operating division. Jim also served as President of Abbott Biotech Ventures. Prior to his career at Abbott, Jim was President of Sugen, Inc., a biotech company focused on oncology, and held management positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer.

Jim currently serves or has served as an independent director of a number of privately and publicly held companies. He is also a member of The Council of Advisors at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (Booth). He earned his MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, as well as two bachelor degrees in psychology and forensic studies from Indiana University.

Steve is currently founder and CEO of North Star Healthcare Consulting, specializing in helping stakeholders across the healthcare spectrum realize and improve value through strategic planning, technology optimization, and relationship development.

Steve previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the U.S.’s  fourth largest health insurer. Before joining HCSC, Dr. Ondra was Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Steve also served in the White House under President Obama in the Executive Office of the President, and was appointed by President Obama as Senior Policy Advisor for Health Affairs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Steve is affiliated with many professional organizations and is a Trustee at Illinois Wesleyan University, and continues to serve as an adjunct Professor at Northwestern University.

Dr. Ondra is an U.S. Army veteran of Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield, and is a recipient of the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal. Steve attended the U.S. Military Academy, completed his pre-medical studies at Illinois Wesleyan University, medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago, and graduate medical education at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is board certified in neurological surgery.

Susan Alpert, Ph.D., M.D. is currently the principle of SFA Regulatory, LLC, a one person firm focused on the strategies needed to place medical devices and other medical products into the global market.

She was a Corporate Senior Vice President for Global Regulatory at Medtronic, Inc. and prior to that VP Regulatory Science at C.R. Bard, Inc. She previously worked at the US FDA where she held a variety of management positions in the Centers dealing with drugs, devices and radiological health, and foods. She was Director of the Office of Device Evaluation from 1993-1999. Susan remains a member and was Chairperson of the board of SWHR (Society for Women’s Health Research), and has served on the board of the Food Drug Law Institute, the Medical Technology Leadership Forum, and Women Business Leaders. She is also a past Chair of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society and a Fellow in that society.  In addition, Susan served on the Executive Committee of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative and served two terms on the board of the Minnesota International Center.

Susan completed her undergraduate degree at Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, and is a Pediatric Infectious Disease clinician with a PhD in Medical Microbiology from NYU and an MD from the University of Miami, who has practical experience in laboratory research and clinical trials.

Roy is a tech entrepreneur and pioneer of online optical since he founded EyeBuyDirect in 2005. By partnering with the Essilor Group (EPA:EI) in 2012, Roy led the rollup of the optical industry’s largest ecommerce companies, and was the group’s President and CEO. With over 1000 employees and operations in over 10 countries, Roy led the world’s largest online optical group that continues to provide access to product and education to vision consumers worldwide. Roy sold his company to Essilor International in January 2018.

Roy was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader of 2016. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.

Dr. Nordenberg is CEO of Novasano Health and Science, a company that delivers information technology services and products to accelerate innovation in healthcare and life sciences. He is also co-founder and Executive Director for the Medical Device Innovation, Safety, and Security Consortium (MDISS). He has extensive experience in healthcare strategy and operations, health information technology, FDA regulated industries, research network development, public-private partnership development, and emergency preparedness.

Previously, Dale was a managing director in the health care practice of PwC, Chief Information Officer at the National Center for Infectious Diseases (CDC), served as a member of the Science and Technology Review Subcommittee of the Science Advisory Board of the FDA, and was a founding executive of a company that launched VeriSign affiliates in Latin America and Asia. He is a member of the Health Information Technology Standards Federal Advisory Committee (ONC, HHS); a member of the FDA’s National Evaluation System for Technology (NEST) Planning Board; and co-chairs the Medical Device Security Information Sharing Council for the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC).

He completed a BS in Microbiology from the University of Michigan, medical degree from Northwestern University, pediatrics residency at McGill University, and fellowship in epidemiology in the Epidemic Intelligence Services Program at the CDC.

Dr. Di Capua is a board certified internist with a business background and formal training in health services research.  He studied neurobiology at Harvard University, then went to Yale University for a joint degree, MD, MBA. He trained in internal medicine at Stanford and UCLA. He is interested in designing healthcare systems for its users (patients, caregivers, physicians, and other health professionals) by using data, design principles, and organizational behavior. He is the Regional Medical Officer for Caremore Health in Connecticut, where is leading the implementation of a program in home-based primary care.