Meet the Management Team

Putting Patient Safety and Kidney Protection First

Mike McCormickMike McCormick

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 FabanoVic Fabano

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 HessMelanie Hess

Vice President 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.

Sarah RundeSarah Runde, MSN, FNP

Senior Director, Clinical Affairs

Sarah is a nurse practitioner with nearly 25 years of clinical research experience in hospital, outpatient, and industry settings supporting evidence development for pharmaceutical and medical device products. She spent 15 years at Medtronic in positions of increasing strategic and operational leadership including development and management of high-performing global teams. Prior to joining Osprey Medical, Sarah managed a global team responsible for execution of brain modulation clinical strategies across multiple therapy areas including epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, dystonia, depression, and OCD. Sarah holds a B.A. degree (dual biology and psychology) from Luther College in addition to a B.S.N. degree, M.S.N. degree, and Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Case Western Reserve University.

Rodney HoufburgRodney Houfburg

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 NessNancy Ness

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.

Doug SchoenbergDoug Schoenberg

Vice President Marketing, Education & Reimbursement

Doug has 20 years of experience in marketing, reimbursement, and executive roles in Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, and Spine. Prior to Osprey Medical, he held marketing management positions at Anulex Technologies, St. Jude Medical, Zimmer Spine, and Schneider (now part of Boston Scientific). From start-up to broad commercial sales environments, Doug has built scalable business models from product concept through successful marketing and sales execution. He holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Minnesota and a B.B.A from St. Cloud State University.