Kurtis Goos, Chief executive officer

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Kurt has more than 28 years of experience in the medical device industry and President level experience with both public and private medical device companies. Prior to TheraTec, he was with Ametek, Inc, a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion, where he led the medical businesses group for the company. Prior to Ametek, he was with Carestream Health, a global provider of medical imaging systems and healthcare information technology solutions, where he was Worldwide General Manager of Digital Output Solutions.   He also has held a number of general management, M&A, marketing and business development positions with several leading medical device manufacturers, including St. Jude Medical, Medtronic and LivaNova.

Mr. Goos holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Management from Minnesota State University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.

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Tom Waddell, Founder & Chairman of the board

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Tom has had a successful career in the medical device industry as both an entrepreneur and project manager for medical device companies.  He is a partner and founder of Project Leadership Services (1998 – present) - now Waddell Group, a company that specializes in leading difficult projects and getting them back on track. Mr. Waddell is an electrical engineer with expertise in technical project management, small company executive management, product development, and process re-engineering. 

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Tom O’Neill, Chief Technical Officer

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Tom O'Neill is a business technology leader with a passion for building teams. He has a strong experience set creating innovative software in the fields of digital health, retail, consumer packaged goods, and professional services. Tom has over twenty years of experience in the technology consulting industry including leading one of the industry's largest digital consulting firms to over $70M in sales, 500 employees, and offices in four states. Most recently, his work has been focused on launching several software product companies including an innovative medical record system, a physical identification security product, and a workforce planning and predictive analytics platform. Tom has an affinity and ability to create business outcomes supported by high quality, low friction technology. Tom is able to do this with his true love, aligning great people around interesting problems and positioning them to succeed.

 
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Dr. Richard (RT) Donahue, Executive VP of Healthcare Economics & Medical Affairs

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Richard has over 30 years of experience where he most recently held executive leadership roles in healthcare economics with United Health Group and Optum. He is widely recognized as an industry expert in healthcare trends and analytics and has consulted for may provider and payor organizations on a national and global level. He was the founding Director of ChiroCare and was also an ACA delegate. Richard has also had twenty five years in private practice in the Twin Cities market.

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Board of Directors

Kurtis Goos, Chief Executive Officer

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Kurt has more than 28 years of experience in the medical device industry and President level experience with both public and private medical device companies. Prior to TheraTec, he was with Ametek, Inc, a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion, where he led the medical businesses group for the company. Prior to Ametek, he was with Carestream Health, a global provider of medical imaging systems and healthcare information technology solutions, where he was Worldwide General Manager of Digital Output Solutions.   He also has held a number of general management, M&A, marketing and business development positions with several leading medical device manufacturers, including St. Jude Medical, Medtronic and LivaNova.

Mr. Goos holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Management from Minnesota State University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.

 

Tom Waddell, Founder & Chairman of the Board

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Tom has had a successful career in the medical device industry as both an entrepreneur and project manager for medical device companies.  He is a partner and founder of Project Leadership Services (1998 – present) - now Waddell Group, a company that specializes in leading difficult projects and getting them back on track. Mr. Waddell is an electrical engineer with expertise in technical project management, small company executive management, product development, and process re-engineering.

 

Thomas Brust

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Tom has over 25 years of experience, has been president and CEO of four successful medical devices companies, Micropure Medical, Browne Medical, Micronet Medical, and Enova Medical each has been successful acquired by premier medical companies including St. Jude Medical and Boston Scientific. He holds a BA in Philosophy from St. Olaf College and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

He is known for his innate ability to understand and predict evolving market places in order to determine where financial opportunities exist, I create a framework for fluid problem solving, and identify pioneering avenues for growth and value.

Recognized for ability to grow revenues, increase shareholder value, and execute successful exit strategies, I am often recruited to consult with healthcare providers, large-scale medical device companies, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and thought-leaders in the field of health care and business strategy.

He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Fairview Foundation and JonnyPops, and have been a board member or advisor for Ascent Capital, LogicPD, Par Systems, and Cardia.

 

Dr. Scott Nelson, PHD

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Scott is an experienced strategic and operational leader with particular focus on Internet of Things (IoT) and Digital Health. He enjoys working with cross-functional teams pursuing rapid growth through innovation and technology application.   Dr. Nelson received his Ph.D. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY; has a doctoral minor in Business Administration from the Samuel Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, and received his B.A. in physics and mathematics from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.

 

Tom O’Neill, Chief technical officer

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Tom O'Neill is a business technology leader with a passion for building teams. He has a strong experience set creating innovative software in the fields of digital health, retail, consumer packaged goods, and professional services. Tom has over twenty years of experience in the technology consulting industry including leading one of the industry's largest digital consulting firms to over $70M in sales, 500 employees, and offices in four states. Most recently, his work has been focused on launching several software product companies including an innovative medical record system, a physical identification security product, and a workforce planning and predictive analytics platform. Tom has an affinity and ability to create business outcomes supported by high quality, low friction technology. Tom is able to do this with his true love, aligning great people around interesting problems and positioning them to succeed.

 

Medical Advisory Board

Troy Berg, MD

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Dr. Troy Berg is a co-founder and CEO of Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and has provided orthopedic expertise to the Western Wisconsin area since 1998. He is an Orthopedic Surgeon and a Sports Medicine Specialist with a special interest in knee and shoulder surgery. Dr. Berg is a team physician for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugolds.

Dr. Berg is certified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a member of the American Medical Association. He completed a year-long fellowship in Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine in 2004. Dr. Berg completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis, MN.

 

Ralph Bovard, MD

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Dr. Bovard is the Program Director for the HealthPartners Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency.  He has 34 years of clinical practice experience in occupational, non-operative orthopedics and sports medicine.  He is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He is an advocate for fitness, physical activity, and the "industrial athlete" model.  He is a fellow of ACOEM, ACPM, and ACSM.  He served as an ACSM board of directors-medical trustee 2005-8, was a member of the initial Exercise Is Medicine task force in 2007. He has been a faculty member for the ACSM International Team Physician Course & was a consultant for the US Anti-Doping Agency TUE committee for ten years.  He has been an Everest expedition physician, a missionary doctor in Papua New Guinea, a base physician in Antarctica, a set doctor on the movies Cliffhanger and The River Wild, and a physician for US alpine skiing and figure skating teams.

 

Marc Tompkins, MD

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Dr. Tompkins is an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon and Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota and also serves as fellowship faculty for the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at TRIA Orthopedic Center. Dr. Tompkins is an active member of many national and international orthopedic organizations, a frequent reviewer for orthopedic journals, and has been involved in on field sports medicine coverage at all levels of sports. Clinical and research interests for Dr. Tompkins include the treatment and rehabilitation of sports medicine injuries in all areas of the body with his practice focused on complex reconstructive and joint preservation surgery in the knee and shoulder. He is widely published in these areas in the orthopedic sports medicine literature.

 

Geoff Gorres, MD

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Dr. Gorres is currently practicing Emergency Medicine.  He attended University of Minnesota Medical School, and did his residency at US Naval Hospital Pensacola.  While there he served as chief resident, and later as faculty after an operational tour in the Navy.  He has licensed US patents for successful sporting and military products, as well as issued patents related to early detection of hospital acquired infections.  He has practiced in a myriad of settings, provided the full spectrum of medical care, and is dedicated to patient-centered medicine.  He is increasingly focused on telemedicine, streamlining the doctor-patient interaction, and decreasing overhead. 

 

Dr. Christian Kollar

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Dr. Kollar is CEO of New Brighton Chiropractic in Shoreview, MN. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic and graduated Cum Laude from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Kollar served as the president of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association from 2012-2014 and was awarded the 2014 Minnesota Chiropractic Association Chiropractor of the year. He is a member of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association and serves as the Vice Chair of the Insurance and Reimbursement Committee.

 

Scott Kulstad, MBA, M.Ed., ATC

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Scott serves as the Service Line Executive for Musculoskeletal Services at Fairview Health Services, a position he’s held since 2012.  He’s served Fairview in a variety of roles most recently since 2003. His professional experience also includes work as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting.

In addition to his work at Fairview, Scott is an Executive Fellow at the Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas where he teaches in the Health Care MBA program.

Scott has bachelor’s degrees in kinesiology and public health from the University of Minnesota. He holds a master’s degree in education also from the University of Minnesota and in 2006, Scott completed his MBA at the University of St. Thomas.

 

Darrin Schober, PT, MSPT

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Darrin is the Founder and CEO of Optimum Therapies, which specializes in osteopathic manual therapy. He received his education from Grand Valley State University, Allendale MI. Optimum provides individualized, compassionate care to his patients that is aimed at treating the cause of movement problems, providing lower risk and cost associated with work and non-work-related injuries and prevention programs.