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Dean Banks

Vergent Bioscience
United States of America


Dean is currently at X, the R&D arm of Alphabet (formerly Google). He serves the Chairman of Vergent’s Board and is also its former CEO. Before joining Vergent, Dean served as the Vice President of Product Excellence at Tornier. Tornier acquired OrthoHelix Surgical Designs in October 2012, where Dean was the SVP of Business Development and Strategic Marketing. He also was a VP at Highland Capital Partners, where he led or participated in many early and growth-stage medical technology and healthcare industry investments. Dean has also served in executive, strategic planning, business development, consulting and sales roles at Cleveland Clinic Innovations, Connective Orthopaedics, Cytyc (acquired by Hologic), and Ethicon Endo-Surgery (a Johnson and Johnson Company). Dean served for five years with the United States Marine Corps, has a BA from Miami University and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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