Scott DreesChief Executive Officer
Prior to joining Nuvectra as CEO, Mr. Drees was a founding partner of the Algostim and Pelvistim companies and served as a full-time consultant to the QiG group, since 2009. In addition, from January 2008 to July 2015, Mr. Drees also served as the President and CEO of Neuromodulation Ventures, LLC, a private company focused on incubating new neurostimulation companies. Mr. Drees has 35 years of experience in the medical device industry and has spent his last 20 years focused on Neuromodulation markets and therapies. He has served in executive positions from 1996-2006, as founding Division President and, later Executive VP, Worldwide Sales & Marketing at Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc (ANSI), a company acquired by St. Jude Medical, Inc. in 2005. Between 1981 and 1996, Mr. Drees has also held a variety of positions at St. Jude Medical, Boston Scientific and Johnson and Johnson’s Codman Division. Mr Drees currently serves as a Director of Neuros Medical, Inc. a privately held neurostimulation company and was a founding member of the National Pain Foundation. He earned his B.S. Degree from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia.
Melissa BeareExecutive Vice President, General Counsel
Melissa Beare joined the Nuvectra organization in 2015 as Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer responsible for all of the company’s legal matters and its compliance program. Ms. Beare has more than 5 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior to joining Nuvectra, Ms. Beare was Assistant General Counsel at Speed Commerce, Inc. She also spent 5 years as the General Counsel at Peerless Mfg. Co. in Dallas, Texas and over 4 years as Assistant General Counsel at St. Jude Medical’s Neuromodulation Division. She began her career in the corporate practice groups at the firms of Hughes & Luce and Jones Day. Ms. Beare has a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Walter BergerChief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Nuvectra, Walter Berger served as Chief Financial Officer of AppDynamics Inc., a venture-backed next generation application intelligence company from October 2013 until March 2015. Prior to that, from 2012 until 2013, Mr. Berger was the Chief Financial Officer of private equity owned SoftLayer, a cloud computing company, which was acquired by IBM. From 2008 until 2012, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ). Mr. Berger has also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CBS Radio, Inc. and for Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ). From 1985 to 1999, Mr. Berger held a number of financial and operating management roles in the manufacturing, services, and energy fields. Mr. Berger began his career at Arthur Andersen. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Bernie BosleyExecutive Director, Regulatory & Clinical Affairs
Prior to joining Nuvectra as President, Paul Hanchin served as Executive Vice President for Flowonix Medical, Inc., where he had primary responsibilities for global sales and marketing functions. Before that, he served as the President for Ethos Laboratories. Mr. Hanchin has 30 years of experience in the medical device field, including executive leadership positions at small and large, high-growth companies. He served as Division Vice President for St. Jude Medical from 2005 to 2013, with general management responsibilities for the Neuromodulation and Structural Heart divisions. He has also served in a wide variety of general management, sales, and marketing positions at Boston Scientific, Inc., Cyberonics Inc. and Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc., which was acquired by St. Jude Medical, Inc. Mr. Hanchin has a B.A. in Marketing from Baldwin Wallace University and is a graduate of Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Program.
Norbert Kaula, PhDChief Technology Officer
Dr. Kaula joined Nuvectra as part of QiG in 2009 as a consultant, leading software and pre-clinical research and development. He has more than 30 years of neurostimulation experience leveraging neurophysiology and neural engineering towards medical device development. Prior to Nuvectra, he held the position of Co-Director of Neuro-Urology and Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Urology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Before that, Dr. Kaula was appointed Associate Director of the Urology Research Laboratory at the School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco. He is the author of multiple publications and holds more than 65 issued patents. Dr. Kaula holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Denver, Colorado, and degrees in Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering from the College of Ulm, Germany.
Daryl Kipke, PhDPresident, NeuroNexus
Daryl Kipke joined the Nuvectra organization as part of QiG Group in 2012 through the acquisition of NeuroNexus. Dr. Kipke co-founded NeuroNexus and is responsible for leading the development and commercialization of its advanced neural interface systems for clinical and scientific markets. He has more than 25 years of experience in academia and neuro technology, including founding an earlier company and leading it to a successful exit. He was formerly a professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan where he led the Neural Engineering Laboratory and directed the Center for Neural Communication Technology. Dr. Kipke has over 175 scientific publications and holds 30 patents. Dr. Kipke holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering from the University of Michigan.
Alan MockVice President, Business Development
Alan Mock joined the Nuvectra organization as part of QiG Group in April 2013 as Vice President of Commercialization and is responsible for developing and executing the commercialization plan for Nuvectra. Mr. Mock has more than 30 years of medical device experience in all aspects of sales and marketing. Prior to Nuvectra, Alan spent 15 years with Advanced Neuromodulation Systems (ANS) and, later, St. Jude Medical (SJM) as VP of Marketing for Chronic Pain Therapies and later as VP of Sales and Marketing for Neuro Therapies. During this time at ANS/SJM, he was responsible for the global commercialization of multiple product lines. Prior to ANS, Mr. Mock was VP of Sales and Marketing for Snowden-Pencer. Mr. Mock has a B.A. from the University of Florida.
Bonnie SchmidtExecutive Director, Human Resources
Bonnie Schmidt joined Nuvectra in 2015 as Director of Human Resources and is responsible for strategic and functional responsibilities across all HR disciplines. Ms. Schmidt has more than 20 years of human resources experience across numerous industries including medical devices, pharmaceutical commercialization, and healthcare analytics. Prior to joining Nuvectra, she served as the Director of HR for Sonexus Health, a Cardinal Health company. Preceding her position at Sonexus Health, Ms. Schmidt served as Senior HR Manager for St. Jude Medical. Ms. Schmidt has an M.B.A. in Healthcare Management from the University of Scranton and a B.A. from the University of Phoenix-Dallas.