Don Crawford, President & Chief Executive Officer, is a seasoned medical device executive with a proven track record of excellent results driven leadership through team efforts and focused execution. Don previously founded and led Sapheon Inc., a cardiovascular-focused medical device company, from inception to $238 million acquisition by Covidien in 2014. His career started with Medtronic and included sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility with Guidant Corporation, Ventritex, and Intermedics, including an international sales director role in charge of a $100 million cardiovascular business. Don received his B.Ch.E. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech and M.B.A. from Emory University.

Aaron L. Berez, M.D. is the founder and CEO of Alembic, LLC, a medical device development company in Mountain View developing new devices for Interventional Neuroradiology. At his previous company, Chestnut Medical, he led the development of the Pipeline Embolization Device for the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms. Chestnut Medical was acquired by Ev3 (now Medtronic) in 2009. Aaron is currently an investor, advisor, and director to privately held medical device companies focused on capital-efficient medical device development. Aaron is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. degree. His postgraduate training was at UCSF/Mt. Zion in Internal Medicine, and Stanford University in Radiology and Neuroradiology.

James McLaren is a Managing Director of TM Capital Corp. and brings his extensive background in the healthcare industry to the firm’s newly formed TM Asante Healthcare Partners. James joins TM Capital from Asante Partners, which he founded more than twenty years ago to provide quality strategic advice to middle-market healthcare companies. Previously, James had a twenty-year career advising corporate clients at Goldman Sachs, where he served as head of European Corporate Finance in London and of International Corporate Finance in New York, leading teams that executed significant global transactions. James is a non-executive director of ABK Biomedical in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is an advisory board member of Radius Ventures, a New York-based firm focused on the healthcare industry. He was previously a director of RTP Pharma in Montreal until its sale to Skye Pharma. James earned a BA with Honors in Economics from Oxford University. James and his wife are active patrons of the arts, supporting emerging artists, theater and dance productions in New York and London. He serves as a Director and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the leading venue in New York City for contemporary performing arts, and he is a Trustee of The Field, supporting emerging choreographers, composers and directors. James also serves as President of the American Friends of Eton College. He is known for his diverse interests and eclectic tastes, ranging from racquet sports to contemporary art to growing tomatoes, and particularly enjoys the company of his wife, three daughters, five granddaughters and one grandson – at last a boy!

Elspeth Murray is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, where she has specialized in technology based ventures for the last 18 years. Prior to joining academia, she spent time as a software developer and a systems engineer at IBM, and as an owner/operator of several successful retail ventures. She has served both as a Director and as an advisor for numerous technology-based startups and companies, including Parteq Innovations, the technology transfer organization at Queen’s University.

Dr. Tim Attebery is the CEO of Cardiovascular Associates of America (CVAUSA). He and Webster Equity Partners founded CVAUSA in December 2021 with the intent to partner with leading cardiovascular group practices around the US, with a common goal of providing high quality care and an excellent patient experience while reducing the overall cost of care to individuals with heart and vascular disease. At CVAUSA, Attebery has created a business model that enables cardiovascular specialists to retain autonomy augmented by sharing best practices, executive management support, and financial support for major projects and expansion. Practices within the network continue to make all clinical decisions, manage regional operations, maintain their physician compensation plan, and be highly involved in strategic planning and execution at a national level. As of June 2023, CVAUSA has 19 partner groups with 325+ CV specialists operating in eight states. This makes CVAUSA the largest PE-sponsored CV-focused platform in the US

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