Executive Team

Thierry Thaure –┬áCo-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

photo (53)Mr. Thaure is a senior executive with 30 years experience with medical devices as an entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer. He demonstrated success in building businesses with disruptive technologies and driving their market expansion. Mr. Thaure played a key role in companies such as Origin MedSystems, Intuitive Surgical, Accuray, and EndoGastric Solutions. He has extensive experience in cardiac surgery and the early phase of angioplasty. Mr. Thaure has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from Kellogg’s Graduate School of Business.

Frederic Moll, MD – Chairman of the Board

MollDr Fred Moll is the founder of a number of exciting companies that have revolutionized medicine. In 2003 he founded Hansen Medical, the first robotics heart catheter company. In 1995, Dr. Moll founded Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG), the world leader in surgical robotics, and served as the company’s first CEO. Prior to Intuitive Surgical, Dr. Moll co-founded Origin Medsystems, Inc., which later became an operating company within Guidant Corporation following the acquisition by Eli Lilly in 1992. Dr. Moll served as medical director of Guidant’s surgical device division from 1992 – 1995. Before co-founding Origin Medsystems, Dr. Moll invented the safety trocar, which fostered in modern general laparoscopic surgery and he founded Endotherapeutics, which was acquired by U.S. Surgical in 1992.

Dr. Moll holds a B.A. degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, a M.S. degree in management from Stanford University, and a M.D. from the University of Washington. He is a distinguished speaker and lecturer, and is the author of numerous scientific articles. He currently serves on the boards of several Silicon Valley healthcare companies.