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Dana Mead brings to Beaver-Visitec International (BVI) over 30 years of global medical device experience as a general manager, venture investor and sales and marketing executive. Before assuming his current role, Dana was a Strategic Advisor and Partner in the Life Science Practice of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), a leading venture capital firm, where he helped identify and grow early-stage healthcare companies. Prior to KPCB, he held a series of senior-level positions at Guidant Corp., to include; President Vascular Intervention (VI), VP Corporate Relations, President Asia Pacific Operations, General Manager, Stent Business Unit (VI) and General Manager, Origin. Earlier in his career, Dana served in sales and marketing roles in the Ophthalmic Groups of Allergan and Johnson and Johnson. Mr. Mead has a Bachelor’s Degree from Lafayette College and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern California.
Jo Anne Fasetti has over 25 years of experience in human resource management with Fortune 100 healthcare companies and mid-size private healthcare companies. Ms. Fasetti started her career in Human Resources with Baxter Healthcare and continued on in progressive HR leadership roles. She played a key role in creating a world class HR function at Allegiance Healthcare after it was spun-off from Baxter. She also led the organization through significant change after its acquisition by Cardinal Healthcare where she was Sr. Vice President for the Medical Products segment prior to joining Fenwal, Inc. in 2007. At Fenwal, a leader in blood based medical technology, Ms. Fasetti had worldwide responsibility for enhancing HR infrastructure and driving organization culture. Ms. Fasetti is a lean six sigma sponsor and member of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago and the Society for Human Resources Management. She holds certificates in marketing and management from the College of Lake County (Illinois).
Harlan Harris brings to Beaver-Visitec International 24 years of finance experience, including 18 years in the healthcare industry. His finance management roles have included Vice President of Planning, Financial Analysis and International for Allegiance Healthcare; Vice President of Finance Manufacturing Businesses at Cardinal Health; Senior Vice President of Finance Medical Products for Angiotech Corporation; and, most recently, Chief Financial Officer of Home Physicians, LLC. Mr. Harris has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and Masters of International Business from the University of South Carolina.
Peter Hemingway has extensive leadership experience in the medical devices industry. Prior to his current position, he served since 2002 on the leadership team of BD Medical–Ophthalmic Systems, holding various positions in Finance and Business Development, most recently serving as Worldwide Business Controller. His prior industry experience includes senior level positions at Mentor, ESC Medical Systems, and MultiSite Laser Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Investments and an MBA in Finance and Accounting, both from Babson College.
Denis Hinaut has more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, dealer management, and sales management in the medical field. Prior to Beaver-Visitec, Mr. Hinaut served as Director of International Sales and Marketing for BD Medical, Ophthalmic Systems. In 2000, he was given the task to build the BD ophthalmic business in Europe. He successfully grew the European region to be the largest worldwide BD ophthalmic business. Mr. Hinaut has a Bachelor's degree in Business and Economics from ESC Lille, France.
Michael Cort brings to Beaver-Visitec International 23 years of global marketing and general management experience in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products. During his career, Mr. Cort has held various senior level marketing and general management roles in the US, Europe, and Latin America. Most recently, he served as Global Platform Lead and Vice President of Global Marketing for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. At Bausch & Lomb Inc., he served as Vice President & General Manager of South Europe, Vice President of Marketing for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, as well as various other senior leadership roles. Mr. Cort started his career at Procter & Gamble working on several different consumer and industrial brands in the food/beverage sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University, an MBA in Marketing from Cornell University, and an MBA in International Management from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.
Bernadette Legarreta has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, having held various finance and accounting positions for Cardinal Healthcare (formerly Baxter and Allegiance Healthcare), Teleflex Medical, and Angiotech Pharmaceuticals. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization in both the manufacturing and international accounting arenas. Mrs. Legarreta earned both her Bachelor of Accountancy and her MBA from New Mexico State University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Jean Mattar joined Beaver-Visitec International in January of 2013 to lead the global Quality and Regulatory Affairs organization. Mr. Mattar's background includes considerable executive leadership experience working with prominent medical device companies as well as companies in other varied industries. Most recently he served as Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs with Tegra Medical and prior to that almost 7 years with DePuy, Inc., a division of Johnson and Johnson. Mr. Mattar began there as a senior quality engineer and progressed through several promotions, ending as a Group Manager of Worldwide Supplier Quality Engineering supporting five global operating sites. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the National Technological University in Colorado, and holds a Master of Business Administration Summa Cum Laude from Regis University. Mr. Mattar is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with J&J and Villanova Leadership and Training School.
Susan Moreira leads technology research, product development and ophthalmic clinical teams at Beaver-Visitec International, Inc. She also directs the Global IP Portfolio, facilitates the Portfolio Decision Team’s investment review process, and manages relationships with KOLs and Scientific Advisors. Previously, Ms. Moreira served as Director of Research & Development at Becton Dickinson’s (BD) Ophthalmic Systems business (part of the BD Medical worldwide business segment) where she worked for 14 years. Prior to her focus on product development and innovation, Ms. Moreira held positions in a number of BD business units where she addressed process development, automation and quality management challenges. She joined BD as part of a rotational Manufacturing Development Program. Ms. Moreira graduated Magna Cum Laude with an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Lowell Limpus has over 20 years of experience in corporate operations roles of increasing responsibility, including functional leadership roles at transfusion device company, Fenwal, dental equipment maker Danaher, and automotive products manufacturers’ Allison Transmission and Delco Remy. His roles have included manufacturing, supply chain, engineering and continuous improvement. Mr. Limpus was a fluid systems design Engineer for naval ships including aircraft carriers, submarines and destroyers before beginning his corporate career. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and a Master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University. While at Danaher, he was also awarded Master Black Belt status in the Danaher Materials Process (DMP) and Lean Material Flow (LMF).
Darin brings to Beaver-Visitec International (BVI) over 22 years of sales and sales leadership in both global and domestic capacities with most of that time spent in the Ophthalmology sector. Before coming to BVI, Darin led AcuFocus as the Vice President of Global Sales through FDA approval and effectively commercialized the KAMRA™ Corneal Inlay as a disruptive first of its kind technology within the corneal and refractive markets. Prior to AcuFocus, Darin served as Vice President of US Sales at MicroSurgical Technologies (MST) managing all direct, and distributor sales teams. Most of Darin’s career in Ophthalmology was spent as a Senior Director at Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) with increasing responsibilities over its US cataract, refractive, and premium surgical business units. Prior to medical devices, Darin held several senior director level positions with a successful track record within the Executive Search industry. Darin earned a B.A. from University of Utah with a major in Organizational Communications and minor in Japanese.
Stephanie McCune has extensive experience in global human resources management. Prior to her current role, Ms. McCune served since 2002 on the worldwide leadership team of BD Medical–Ophthalmic Systems as Manager of Human Resources. Previously, she served as Human Resource Manager on the leadership team of Danaher Motion (formerly Pacific Scientific), and in a variety of roles spanning Human Resources, Legal, and Administrative/Procurement Services in various industries. Ms. McCune holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Human Resources from Emmanuel College. She holds certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resource Management from the Society of Human Resource Management.
Diana Oliver has more than 20 years of Human Resource Management experience, including 11 years in the pharmaceutical sector, where she was HR Director for a pharmaceutical manufacturer that was acquired by Cardinal Health. While with Cardinal Health, she served as Director of Service Delivery and Transformation working with all countries outside the U.S. More recently, Ms. Oliver was Head of Human Resources for Dr Foster Intelligence, a company focused on improving the quality and efficiency of health and social care through better use of information. Ms. Oliver earned her Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification at the University of Brighton and is a Fellow of the CIPD.
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