President & Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Jewett has over 20 years of experience in the Medical Device industry spanning general management, commercial leadership, and business development roles. The majority of his career has been with Johnson & Johnson including DePuy Synthes, Codman, and Ethicon. Most recently, Mr. Jewett led the DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine & Shoulder Reconstruction business. His previous start-up experience includes Salient Surgical which was acquired by Medtronic. Mr. Jewett earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.
Chief Financial Officer
John Feriancek has more than 20 years of experience as an international business leader in both the Medical Device and Consumer Goods industries, holding senior positions in Finance, Corporate Development, Marketing, Strategy, and Operations at American Medical Systems and Medtronic. Mr. Feriancek earned his MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and a BA degree in Accounting from Gustavus Adolphus College.
Vice President – Research & Development
Michael Brenzel has over 25 of years experience as an innovator and leader in new product development. Prior to co-founding Conventus, Mr. Brenzel has worked for St. Jude Medical, Restore Medical, Guidant, BF Goodrich Aerospace and M&M/Mars. He is a named inventor on over 100 patents. Mr. Brenzel has a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Business Administration in Management of New Ventures from the University of St. Thomas.
Vice President – Quality, Regulatory and Clinical
Kent Lind has over 25 years of medical device experience, spearheading Regulatory, Quality, and Clinical efforts for newly developed products in cardiology, gastroenterology and urology. Mr. Lind worked for St. Jude Medical, Torax Medical, Sinus Rhythm Technologies, and Urologix. Most recently, Mr. Lind was Vice-President of Quality and Regulatory for Torax Medical, where he was responsible for defining and performing clinical and regulatory submissions (Competent Authority, Ethics Committee, CE Mark, IDE/PMA) and defining and implementing the quality system. Mr. Lind received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from St. Cloud State University.