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Jim Fitzsimmons

President and Chief Executive Officer
Business Management
Tissue Regeneration Systems
United States of America


 Jim joined TRS in March, 2010, and has over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry. He has been involved with start-up medical device companies for the last 21 years backed by prestigious venture capital firms such as MPM Capital, InterWest Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Prior to TRS, Jim was Chairman and Chief executive Officer of Archus Orthopedics, Inc., which was acquired in 2009. Archus was one of three companies created by Scout Medical Technologies LLC, a medical device incubation firm that Jim founded in 2000 and led as Managing Director. In association with his work at Scout, in addition to Archus Orthopedics, Jim co-founded and continues as a Board member of Cardiac Dimensions, Inc., and co-founded EndoGastric Solutions, Inc., both successful start-up medical device companies. Prior to Scout, Jim served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Guidant Corporation's Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Group. He joined Guidant in 1997 as a result of its acquisition of EndoVascular Technologies ("EVT"). Jim was President and Chief Executive Officer of EVT for six years prior to the Guidant acquisition, taking the company public in 1996. Before that, Jim spent eleven years with the Medical Device and Diagnostic Division of Eli Lilly and Company. During his tenure at Lilly, Jim held a variety of positions in sales, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and general management. Jim currently serves on the Board of Directors of RF Surgical Systems, Inc., a privately held medical device company. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of VNUS Medical Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded medical device company sold to Covidien in 2009, and as a member of the Board of Directors of AsthmatX, Inc., a privately held medical device company sold to Boston Scientific in 2010. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Albers School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at Seattle University. Jim holds a B.S. in Biology-Premedical and a MBA from Seattle University.  

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