United States of America
Joe has held senior positions with several leading medical device and technology firms. He joined De Novo Ventures as managing director in 2003. Joe also is an adjunct faculty member of the University of San Francisco Graduate School of Management and co-professor of the course, Medical Device Innovation, at Stanford University. Among other responsibilities, he has served as chairman of Confer Software, a developer of software used to create efficiencies and streamline processes in healthcare and as president and CEO of Origin Medsystems, a developer of minimally invasive surgical devices for use in general, cardio-thoracic, and ob-gyn surgery, which was acquired by Eli Lilly & Company in 1992 and spun out as one of the units which formed Guidant Corporation in 1995. At Guidant, Joe was a member of the founding management committee and CEO of two of its five operating units, Origin and Heart Rhythm Technology. Earlier in his career, he was CEO of Ioptex Research, a developer of intraocular lenses used in cataract surgery, which was acquired by Smith & Nephew PLC. He joined Ioptex from Cilco AG, a unit of Rorer Group, where he served as CEO. He began his career in healthcare as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps.