CFO, Avedro Inc.; CFO, Jingle Networks; CFO, Digitas; VP, Finance, Idiom Technologies; Senior Auditor, Ernst & Young
Mr. Pelak is a senior advisor with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), focusing on investments in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining WCAS, Mr. Pelak was the chief executive officer at InnerPulse, a privately held, early-stage cardiac medical device company. Prior to joining InnerPulse, he was the CEO of Closure Medical Corporation, a publically traded biomaterial-based medical adhesive company, until its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson in 2005. Mr. Pelak began his industry career at Medtronic, where he spent over 20 years. His executive assignments at Medtronic included vice president of U.S. Marketing, and worldwide responsibility for three different operating divisions as vice president and general manager.
President & CEO, V I Technologies; President, North American Operations, Haemonetics; Executive, Baxter Healthcare
John Ryan joined ONSET Ventures in 2008 and specializes in investment opportunities in the medical technology sector. He has beeninvolved, throughout his career with the founding, building, and financing of companies across many sectors of the healthcare industryat stages ranging from the earliest company formation to the largest industry leaders.Prior to ONSET, John led the venture investing efforts in the medical device sector for Panorama Capital, JPMorgan Partners, and ChaseCapital Partners. During that time, John led investments in and served on the board of directors of companies such as CardioKinetix, FlowCardia, Innovative Spinal Technologies, Novasys Medical, and PowerVision. Prior to that, John worked with Morgan Stanley Venture Partners where he participated in investments in companies such as Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG), R2 Technologies (acquired by Hologic), and Rita Medical Systems (acquired by AngioDynamics). Earlier, John worked with Morgan Stanley's investment banking group as part of a team that was a leader in M&A
Mr. Traynor is a member of the Management Committee, having joined WCAS in 1999. He focuses on investments in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining WCAS, he worked in the healthcare and insurance investment banking groups at BT Alex. Brown. Mr. Traynor spent three years with Coopers & Lybrand. He earned a bachelor's degree from Villanova University in 1991 and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business in 1996.
Mardil Medical, Oncoscope, and Vertos Medical
Apollo Endosurgery, and EarlySense
Health Market Science, and Vertos Medical
naviHealth, and Universal American Corp.