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Registration for these events are limited to startup and growth stage companies in medical devices, diagnostics, digital health, and biopharma to ensure authentic and open conversations. Suppliers and consultants to these companies can only attend as sponsors
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In a 5-person company one wrong hire is 20% of the company. When you do not have a professional HR team on staff how do you get the right people, in the right role, at the right time? Hear from a panel of your peers discussing this most critical of topics for startups – people. Discussion will include topics like recruiting for startups, contractor versus employee, and compensation when you are broke or near broke. As a peer to peer program you are invited to share your insights on recruiting and retaining talent in a startup.
Katherine (Yekaterina) Kumar, PhD, RAC
Executive Vice President, 4C Medical Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Kumar specializes in regulatory and clinical operations as well as science and marketing functional areas of the business. Prior to 4C Medical, she was VP of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at TVA Medical, Inc., VP of Clinical Affairs at Monteris Medical, Inc. and Sr. Director of Science & Clinical Affairs at Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) where she led clinical study development and execution, all scientific activities and the bridge between clinical and marketing activities. Prior to CSI, Dr. Kumar led clinical efforts at MEDRAD Interventional/PossisMedical (a business of Bayer HealthCare), American Medical Systems and several start-up companies.
Dr. Kumar earned her Master of Science and PhD in Mechanical Engineering degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also earned the Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) in May 2009 and is Harvard Business School alumni (Executive Education, General Management Program 2017).
Christopher Hanna, MSc, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, OneMedNet Corporation
Chris Hanna is a 30-year veteran in the field of clinical imaging – spanning PACS, vendor-neutral archives, and imaging informatics. Few business leaders have the experiential blend stemming from both the healthcare provider (Mayo Clinic) and the technology vendor environments co-founding A.L.I Technologies Inc. formerly McKesson Imaging now Change Healthcare and co-founding TeraMedica, Inc. now part of Fujifilm).
As President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of OneMedNet Corporation, Chris willfully leverages this unique background in developing a strong customer-centric organization and culture. At the same time, he is a technology strategist at his core, and continually drives OneMedNet to deliver industry leading solutions as a mechanism to grow market share and identity.
Chris holds BSc and MSc degrees in medicinal chemistry and a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Guelph – Ontario, Canada.
Thank you to our sponsors, Carlson Advisors, Devicix by Nortech, and MedNet Solutions
About Small Business Leadership Forum
The Small Business Leaders’ Forum brings together executives and senior staff from up-and-coming health technology companies from across Minnesota. These intimate meetings are tailored to the specific needs of health tech startups and offers leaders a chance to meet one another, share problems they are facing, and hear from industry veterans about lessons they have learned and things they wish they would have known. Registration for these events are limited to startup and growth stage companies in medical devices, diagnostics, digital health, and biopharma to ensure authentic and open conversations. Suppliers and consultants to these companies can only attend as sponsors
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