Chip Hance

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.