Matthew Conlon – Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Mr. Matthew Conlon is the Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing for the North American region. Mr. Conlon brings an innovative global commercialization mindset to SomnoMed. He has extensive experience in the medical devices industry and medical technologies sector and possesses broad expertise in scaling organizations, working through involved and complex strategy and navigating change. Prior to SomnoMed, Matthew worked for AM Surgical, Inc., Cantel Medical and Respironics before Phillips acquired that company in 2007.

Michael Rutledge – Vice President of Finance and Administration 

Prior to joining SomnoMed as the Vice President of Finance and Administration in 2015, Michael served as Chief Financial Officer at BG Staffing. Previous positions include Chief Financial Officer/Vice President of Finance at the Houston Chronicle Media Group, a media corporation, where he worked during 2013 and Vice President of Finance for Cantel Medical Corp, a medical device company.

From 2006 to 2010, he was the Chief Financial Officer of NF Smith & Associates, LLC, an international distributor of electronic component parts. From 2005 to 2006, he was the Corporate Controller of Financial Reporting for Core Laboratories NV, an oilfield services company. Mr. Rutledge was an audit senior manager with Ernst & Young LLP, an international accounting firm, from 1992 to 2005.

Michael is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

Lewis Meyers – Senior Director of Sales 

Lewis joined SomnoMed in October 2017 as their new Senior Director of Sales.  He transitioned into the dental industry in 2011 with American Eagle Instruments as their Director of Sales & Marketing for the US & Canada.  He made this move after spending almost 20 years in surgical urology and minimally invasive gynecology.  Most of his sales management training occurred while working for industry leader, Johnson & Johnson, in 2 separate surgical divisions.

He is an experienced sales executive with leadership in medical device, surgical disposables, diagnostics and dental hand instrumentation in both multi-national and start-up, entrepreneurial companies. His tenure includes sales management positions with global companies: J&J Ethicon Endosurgery, Imagyn Medical, and Osbon Medical Systems. Sales management experience within the VC funded, start-up segment includes: Novasys Medical and Spineology.  He is a results-oriented manager with a successful track record of building, developing, and leading award-winning medical and dental sales teams.

On a personal note, Lewis is a Texas native.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Business Administration where he was a 5 time All American diver on the Cornhusker Varsity Swimming & Diving Team.  He is an avid cyclist who pedals about 4,000 miles per year.  He and his wife, Shari, live just north of Dallas.  Their son, Jeremy, is studying engineering at Texas A&M University and their daughter, Madison, is majoring in education at the University of Arkansas.

Erin Waller – Senior Director of Marketing 

Erin Waller is a strategic marketing executive with Fortune 500 brand marketing and sales experience. Her advances in business have earned her awards including being noted as a Top Woman in Business under 40, however her passion for marketing resides in helping people’s lives improve, and she’s shared marketing strategy from the stage at many healthcare and medical device conferences around the country.

Erin has been with SomnoMed for over 5 years, and amongst other successes in downstream marketing, she was responsible for the launch of the SomnoDent Herbst Advance, one of SomnoMed’s most successful products. As the Senior Director of Marketing at SomnoMed, Erin coordinates the North American marketing strategy and personally leads the tactical marketing plan implementation and upstream commercialization. Erin began her marketing career in the pharmaceutical industry, working on the Sales and Marketing teams of Pfizer, Inc. where she was a Pharmaceutical Representative, and Eli Lilly & Company, on the Marketing Brand teams for Prozac and Zyprexa.

Erin graduated with her Masters in Business Administration from Florida A&M University and enjoys giving back to her community through various organizations including Girl Scouts of America, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Erin is also a member of the American Marketing Association.

Chip Seals – Director of Managed Care

Chip comes to SomnoMed with nearly 30 years of medical, DME and business experience.  A Registered Respiratory Therapist and graduate of Texas State University School of Allied Health Sciences, Chip has worked in both adult and neonatal critical care with extensive experience in sleep medicine.

He has held roles as a CPAP and interface product manager, national accounts manager, Area Director of Sales, Director of Business development, and Director of National and Government accounts with the likes of companies such as Tyco Healthcare, ResMed, Chart Industries and InovaLabs.

As the Director of Managed Care for Somnomed, Chip is responsible for all aspects of managed care implementation and COAT adoption for strategic insurance and managed care accounts.  A native of Bellville Texas, Chip is based out of California and lives in the Central Valley / Bay Area.

SomnoMed, Ltd. Leadership

Neil Verdal-Austin – CEO, SomnoMed, Ltd.

Mr. Verdal-Austin has more than twenty five years’ experience as CFO for various medical distribution and manufacturing companies where medical devices and making a difference in people’s lives, have become his passion. Neil has been with SomnoMed for over ten years and was instrumental as a member of a small executive team in the company’s development from a small entity with revenues of less than $5 million and total staff of less than 50 people to a global company operating in 26 countries, generating some $70 million in revenues and employing over 400 people worldwide.  He has not only excelled as CFO, but he also took direct management responsibility for the APAC region: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea for four years from 2014 to 2018.

His experience includes systems development and implementation, business acquisitions, strategic planning, reporting and operations management. Prior to joining SomnoMed , Neil worked at Lifehealthcare, the largest Australian healthcare distributor of medical products and devices and served as CFO and a key stakeholder at the Orthomedics Group, a large medical distributor in South Africa. During that appointment, he was a key figure in the leadership team and instrumental in all commercial aspects of that business, its processes, acquisitions, financial performance and operational excellence.

Neil completed his studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant (Australia).

Dr. Peter Neustadt – Non-Executive Chairman, SomnoMed, Ltd.

Dr. Neustadt is a management consultant and entrepreneur with more than thirty years’ experience in building and improving public companies within the hospitality, media, property and finance sectors. He has previously worked for the global management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company and was an executive board member of Kerry Packer’s Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH).

Dr. Neustadt served on a number of public and private company boards including Cypress Lakes Group Limited, The Golden Door, CEL Limited, Network TEN, Advance Bank Limited, Trafalgar and Manboom Limited.