Mr. Kien Nguyen – President i SomnoMed, Inc.

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Kien Nguyen er president i SomnoMed, Inc., som er en divisjon av SomnoMed, Inc. Dr. Nguyen er ansvarlig for SomnoMeds drift i Nord-Amerika.

Tidligere var han visepresident og daglig leder av OtisMed, et medisinsk-teknisk foretak for individualiserte produkter og en divisjon av Stryker Orthopaedics. Han var operasjonelt ansvarlig for OtisMed, med fokus på utvikling og globalt salg av individualiserte kirurgiske løsninger for ortopediske inngrep. Før Stryker, var Dr. Nguyen visepresident – Global Marketing, visepresident – Resonator & Ideation, og visepresident – Global Portfolio Management hos Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI). I disse stillingene etablerte han tanken om en produktportefølje og bidro til å opprette en solid pipeline av innovative (NPWT) produkter for hud-tilheling (NPWT). Han var også ansvarlig for all grunnleggende- og translasjonsforskning og global salgsstrategi. Før han kom til KCI var Dr. Nguyen ansatt i bl.a. innen salg til helsesektoren, produktmarkedsføring, internasjonal markedsutvikling og produktutvikling for Ethicon, Inc., et Johnson & Johnson foretak. Han har relevant erfaring innen søvnapné, sårbehandling, hudregenerering, operasjonssår-behandling, ortopediske inngrep og operasjonsbiologi.

Dr. Nguyen completed a BS in Genetics & Cell Biology from University of Minnesota and a MS in Microbiology from Minnesota State University – Mankato. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from University of Colorado – Boulder and also holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is also an Adjunct Professor at University of Texas San Antonio, College of Sciences.


Dr. Jagdeep Bijwadia – Chief Medical Officer

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As Chief Medical Officer of SomnoMed North America, Dr. Bijwadia is charged with helping to define strategy for the medical initiative, build clinical research educational programs and create collaborative bridges between physicians and dentists.

In addition to his leadership of SomnoMed, Dr. Bijwadia continues to serve as Attending Physician at HealthPartners Medical Group (HPMG), where he was the Department Head and Director of the Sleep Medicine Center before stepping down to take the CMO role at SomnoMed. He holds a faculty position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Minnesota where he served as Director of the Sleep Program till 2012.

Dr. Bijwadia earned his medical degree and did his internship and residency at Mumbai University. He then moved to the United States, where he completed his internship and residency at Nassau University Medical Centre at the State University of New York, where he was named Chief Resident of Internal Medicine in 1991. Dr. Bijwadia completed a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Medicine at the University of Southern California. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Sleep Medicine. He completed the Executive Course at the Physician Leadership College at St. Thomas University, Opus College of Business in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2011 and Health Insurance Executive Certification at the American Health Insurance Plans and Kellogg School of Business. He is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA Program at St. Thomas University Opus College of Business.


Mr. Andrew Tosdevin – Vice President of Medical Sales and Marketing

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Andrew Tosdevin is Vice President of Marketing and Medical sales. In this role, Andrew is responsible for marketing strategy and execution, medical education and medical Sales.

Previously, he was Vice President of marketing at Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI) the makers of VAC. He was responsible for development and execution of the marketing strategy, including several successful new product launches. Prior to KCI, he spent 17 years with Ethicon Inc. and Ethicon Endo Surgery., a Johnson & Johnson company, and held positions in UK sales, UK Marketing, European Marketing, US Marketing, US Sales and global marketing.

Andrew was raised in London, England and graduated from Thames Valley University.


Ms. Stacey Gilbert – Vice President of Managed Care 

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In her role as Vice President, Managed Care at SomnoMed, Stacey’s primary focus is on developing SomnoMed’s relationship with US payers across all managed market segments (commercial and government). She also leads efforts to build near and long term strategies for maximizing reimbursement of company’s medical device and ancillary product portfolio.

Stacey has 14 years of experience across a wide variety of functional areas within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Her past roles with companies such as Daiichi Sankyo, CV Therapeutics, Gilead Sciences and ZOLL showcase a progressive set of responsibilities within field sales, national sales training and field sales management, pharmaceutical and medical device contracting as a National Accounts Director.

Stacey grew up in Greensboro, NC and graduated from University of North Carolina, Greensboro, with a BS in Textile Product Marketing, She is most proud of her family, whom she cherishes her time with.


Mr. Stephen DePirro – Director of Operations

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Stephen is recognized for his knowledge and experience in the dental industry. As a licensed practitioner and strong operational leader he has led large commercial laboratories across the nation. Throughout his career he has implemented improved levels of service, quality and efficiency which has led to stronger organizations and increased customer satisfaction.

His leadership skills and management style has helped firms elevate company morale and productivity. He served as the President of Stern Reed Associates, the north Texas subsidiary of National Dentex, the largest dental prosthetic manufacturer within the continental United States.

Stephen’s complete educational background in dental and business has made him an asset in the field.


Mr. Derek Smith – Chief Executive Officer, SomnoMed, Ltd.

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Derek has spent his life working for healthcare Technology and Service Companies with the goal of improving and saving lives. He has over 20 years of General Management Leadership experience, lately working for Philips Healthcare where he was CEO of their Hospital to Home Business as well as SVP of The Therapeutic Care Business Unit. Prior to that Derek was President of the Hospital Division of Respironics, the General Manager of the Access Health Business of McKesson and General Manager of the Configured Monitoring Division of Datex.Ohmeda. Prior to his General Management leadership roles Derek had extensive Product Development, Marketing and Sales Experience.

Derek was educated in Australia and the UK and holds a BSc in Biochemistry (Newcastle University,UK)


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

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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.


Mr. Neil Verdal-Austin – Finansdirektør

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Mr. Verdal-Austin har mer enn tyve års erfaring som finansdirektør i ulike selskaper for medisinsk distribusjon og tilvirking. I dette arbeidet er medisinsk utstyr og det å kunne gjøre en forskjell

Før Lifehealthcare var han økonomisk direktør og viktig aksjonær i Orthomedics Group, en stor medisinsk leverandør i Sør-Afrika. Under den ansettelsen var han en nøkkelfigur i ledergruppen og hadde avgjørende innflytelse på alle kommersielle aspekter av det foretaket, foretakets prosesser, oppkjøp, finansielle ytelse og driftsmessige suksess. Neil har studieavslutning fra Universitetet i Cape Town, Sør-Afrika og er statsautorisert revisor (Australia).