Ed Boyle

Founder and Chairman

Dr. Boyle is a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon in Bend, Oregon whose career spans clinical surgery, cardiovascular research, and medical innovation. He studied medicine at University of Minnesota Medical School, and trained in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Washington.

During his clinical training at the University of Washington, he helped lead the Cardiovascular Vascular Biology research team where he developed basic science and clinical research programs, primarily focusing on the study of tissue injury, coagulation and inflammation. Dr. Boyle has published over 75 manuscripts in peer reviewed medical journals and textbooks. In addition to obtaining NIH funding, he played a lead role in developing research collaborations with Bayer’s Pharmaceutical Division, Genentech, Zymogenetics/Novo Nordisk, Icos Corporation, US Surgical Corporation (now Covidien) and other privately held biotechnology and device companies. His research has been recognized nationally with awards from the American College of Surgeons, the American Heart Association, The Western Thoracic Surgery Association, the Seattle Surgical Society and others.

Dr. Boyle was a founder of Elixis, a healthcare information technology company which was acquired by Data Critical Corporation (NASDAQ: DCCA), now a division of General Electric (NYSE: GE). Dr. Boyle is the founder of MDI, VenX, and Precision Thoracic Corporation, all early stage medical device companies where he is an inventor on a number of medical devices patent applications.

Paul Molloy

CEO

Paul is a serial entrepreneur and medical device industry veteran with twenty-five years experience of leading public, private and VC-funded healthcare companies. Currently he serves on the Board and Audit Committee at CAS Medical (NASDAQ, CASM) and Velano Vascular. Previously, he was a Board member at MiCardia, LMA and VasoNova.

Before joining ClearFlow, Paul was CEO at VasoNova Inc.- a Silicon Valley based, venture-funded vascular navigation company acquired by Teleflex Inc. (NYSE, TFX), in January 2011. Following the acquisition, he was appointed President of Teleflex’ largest division – ARROW Vascular – having full P&L responsibilities for direct sales, US and overseas manufacturing plants, R&D and strategic planning at corporate level. Under his tenure VasoNova was successfully integrated under the ARROW Vascular brand. Prior to VasoNova, Paul was President and Managing Director of LMA, overseeing all European and Asian subsidiaries. Paul took LMA public in 2005 and later brokered its acquisition by Teleflex in 2012.

Paul started his career as a practicing CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) at Medical University Alkmaar in the Netherlands. In 1989 he joined Datascope Corp. where he progressed through successive sales and marketing roles with growing responsibilities. He has extensive global industry connections and is well-versed in setting up and managing international operations. He has traveled, lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the USA and is fluent in German, Dutch and English. Paul holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Andrew Firlik

​Andrew Firlik, M.D.

Founder

Andrew is a venture capital investor and entrepreneur. He has significant experience in neurosurgery, technology development, and company building. Previously, he was a general partner at Flare Capital (formerly Foundation Medical Partners), a venture partner at Sprout Group and managing director of its healthcare technology spinout New Leaf Venture Partners, and a principal at Canaan Partners.

Andrew has led numerous venture capital investments and has helped many early stage companies become successful market leaders. He was a founder (and invented the core technology) of Northstar Neuroscience, which went public in 2006 (NASDAQ: NSTR) and was subsequently acquired by St. Jude Medical (NYSE: STJ). He also served as chairman of IntElect Medical, which was acquired by Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX).

Andrew’s representative investments and board seats include BridgePoint Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific, NYSE: BSX), Explorys (acquired by IBM, NYSE: IBM), Functional Neuromodulation, i1 Biometrics, SetPoint Medical, Spine Wave, Vertos Medical, and Visiogen (acquired by Abbott, NYSE: ABT).

During more than a decade in the healthcare profession, he published more than 50 medical articles, wrote chapters for several medical textbooks, and was co-editor of a book about cerebrovascular surgery. His scientific work has been presented at many international conferences and he holds numerous patents for his inventions. As a board certified neurosurgeon, he served as clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery at the New York University School of Medicine. He has served on the Innovation Advisory Board of the Cleveland Clinic, the Cornell University Biomedical Engineering Advisory Council, and the Executive Board of the Yale University Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology.

Andrew earned his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and his M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh after studying biology at Cornell and Oxford University.

Alexander Suh

Founding Managing Director, California Technology Ventures

Alex Suh is a founding Managing Director with California Technology Ventures, LLC, a Southern California venture capital firm that focuses its investments in the fields of Life Sciences and Information Technology.

Alex is also a founding Managing Director with J.J. Jacobs Enterprises, LLC and Jacobs Capital Group, LLC, both Pasadena-based venture capital and fund-of-fund firms where he has invested in other venture capital funds globally that offer a strategic fit with California Technology Ventures.

Alex was an entrepreneur starting several businesses, helped develop the first small business incubator in the San Gabriel Valley, managed several small business lending programs, consulted with nonprofits and cities on economic development projects and taught college in entrepreneurship, business and management.

Alex currently or formerly sat on the advisory board for EmTek, a San Diego based community small business lending and equity program; LARTA, a technology think tank; Claremont Graduate University’s Venture Financial Institute; and the Life Science Steering committee for State of California Governor’s Policy Office, Advisory Board member City of Hope’s International Translational & Regenerative Medicine Center (ITRC), SoCalBio (SCBC) Advisory Board member, and Member of Board of Trustees and Advisory Council member for Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences.

His community involvement included past chairman to Villa Esperanza, a school for developmentally challenged persons; distinguished president for Kiwanis; Advisory board member for Women at Work and the Crippled Children’s Society; Special Olympics coach, ocean advocate and others.

Alex was honored in 2009, Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business while California Technology Ventures was also named by ACQ Finance Magazine’s Technology Investor of the Year, North America, 2010.

Ned Scheetz

Managing Director, Aphelion Capital

Mr. Scheetz founded Aphelion Capital, LLC in 2005. Prior to forming Aphelion, Mr. Scheetz was a partner and managing director with Piper Jaffray Ventures (PJV) for nearly eight years, focusing on investments in emerging medical technology companies.  Mr. Scheetz joined PJV from Janus Capital, where he was a senior research analyst covering medical technology.   Before beginning his investment career Mr. Scheetz worked in various product management roles with a subsidiary of Eastman Kodak and in sales with Kraft General Foods.

Mr. Scheetz is a graduate of Colby College, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and was a post-graduate scholar at Oxford University. Mr. Scheetz holds the CFA designation, and is a board member of ClearFlow, Curant, OrthAlign, and SurgiQuest. Mr. Scheetz is an advisory board member with the Center for Medical Device Innovation, and on the business advisory board of The Epilepsy Therapy Development Project.