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Meet the Management Team
Putting Patient Safety and Kidney Protection First
Mike McCormick, President & CEO
President & CEO
Mike has more than 30 years of experience in the medical device industry and President level experience with both public and private medical device companies. Prior to Osprey Medical, he was President/CEO of Anulex Technologies, Inc., focused on supporting the healing of spinal soft tissues; President of Centerpulse Spine-Tech and was involved in the successful sale of Centerpulse Inc. to Zimmer in 2003 for US$3.2 billion. Mike also spent 10 years in sales and sales leadership positions with Boston Scientific’s Cardiovascular Division (SCIMED) and Baxter Healthcare. Mike received a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and is an active board member at Formae, Inc.
Vic Fabano, Vice President of Operations and IT
Vice President of Operations and IT
Vic has more than 25 years experience in the medical device industry, holding executive positions in Operations, Quality, and Product Development for more than 15 years. His expertise is scale-up of FDA compliant operations infrastructure focused on cost, quality and delivery. Prior to Osprey Medical, Vic was Vice President of Operations and Quality for Anulex Technologies, and served in a similar capacity for several start-ups to midsize medical device firms in the Twin Cities. Vic has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Dakota.
Melanie Hess, Senior Consultant of Regulatory, Compliance, and Quality
Senior Consultant of Regulatory, Compliance, and Quality
Melanie has over 20 years of medical industry experience specializing in regulatory strategy, compliance, and global regulatory affairs. Prior to Osprey Medical, she led Regulatory Affairs for Women’s Health at American Medical Systems, Endo Pharmaceutical (AMS), and prior held increasingly responsible positions at St. Jude Medical and Smiths Medical. She also spent 8 years as a practicing intensive/critical care licensed nurse (R.N.) in local Level I Trauma centers. Melanie holds a BSN from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Rodney Houfburg, Vice President of Research & Development
Vice President of Research & Development
Rod has 25 years medical device experience in R&D. He is the inventor or co-inventor on 33 issued US patents. Before Osprey Medical, Rod was Vice President of Research and Development for Anulex Technologies, Director of Product Development for Centerpulse Spine-Tech (Zimmer Spine) and developed orthopedic products at Wright Medical Technology. Prior to medical devices, Rod developed smart weapons at Alliant Techsystems. He has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Nancy Ness, Vice President of Finance
Vice President of Finance
Nancy has more than 25 years experience and is the chief financial officer for several medical device companies, including Osprey Medical. She brings financial and fundraising expertise to over 28 medical device start-up companies in Minnesota, New York, and California. Nancy is a board member and founder of Vatrix Medical, and has provided financial services to Anulex Technologies, Northwest Airlines (Delta), and Home Styles Publishing and Marketing. She earned a BA in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas and holds a Certified Public Accountant license.