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Our Leadership

We believe that we provide a much-needed service that can’t be found anywhere else. Our business stems from a leadership team made up of knowledgeable industry veterans. We are ready to roll up our sleeves to forge lasting relationships and create the exceptional experience that surgical providers deserve.

LEADERSHIP

Global Leadership Team

Greg Lucier
Executive Chairman

Greg Lucier founded Corza Medical in partnership with leading private equity firm GTCR to combine his 30+ years of life sciences leadership with GTCR’s unrivaled track record of creating unique, value-generating private equity opportunities. Greg most recently served as Chairman and CEO at NuVasive, a global technology leader in minimally invasive spine and orthopedic surgery. Prior to that, he was Chairman and CEO at Life Technologies—formerly Invitrogen—which he grew into a global life sciences powerhouse that was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific for more than $15 billion. He spent the first part of his career with the General Electric—including GE Healthcare—in a variety of corporate officer and executive roles. Greg serves on several public and private company boards, including Antylia Scientific, Catalent, Dentsply Sirona, Maravai LifeSciences, and Pleno, Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Tom Testa
Chief Executive Officer

Tom Testa brings more than 30 years of leadership experience with the last 12 years focused on the medical device industry. Before his appointment to CEO in 2023, Tom was Chief Financial Officer of Corza Medical since its inception in 2021. Tom’s experience includes both senior financial and general management roles. He came to Corza Medical following his assignment as Vice President and General Manager of Nordson Medical, which he joined following Nordson’s acquisition of the Vention Medical Advanced Technologies business, where he was President. Tom was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Vention Medical and GenTek, Inc., a diversified industrial holding company. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Dennis Crowley
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Dennis brings nearly thirty years of experience in strategy and business development, driving organic and acquired growth through mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic affiliations. Most recently Dennis served as SVP, Business Development & Licensing at Baxter Healthcare and previously held executive leadership roles at Tyco International and Medtronic/Covidien, among others. Dennis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.

Carla da Luz Boren, J.D.
Chief Human Resources Officer

Carla da Luz Boren has over 20 years of human resources and legal experience across the life sciences and biotech sectors. Prior to Corza, she held several senior leadership level roles. Most recently, Carla served as General Counsel and Chief Human Resources Officer of Otonomy, Inc. Prior to Otonomy, Carla held senior leadership roles across various businesses and global functions at Life Technologies/Thermo Fisher, including Vice President of Human Resources, Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures & Integrations where she supported over 20 international and domestic transactions from diligence through integration. During her more than nine-year tenure at Life Technologies/Thermo Fisher, she also served as an Integration Leader and In-House Counsel. Previously, Ms. Boren was an attorney with the law firms of DLA Piper as well as Littler Mendelson. Ms. Boren earned her Juris Doctorate at University of California, Los Angeles and her Bachelor’s degree in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from University of California, Berkeley.

Derek Chaves
Chief Financial Officer

Derek brings nearly 25 years of experience in finance and accounting in medical technologies and life sciences. Derek started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and has held roles of progressive responsibility with C.R. Bard, which was later acquired by Becton Dickinson, a global leader in medical technology and life sciences. Prior to joining Corza Medical, Derek was VP, Finance of Becton Dickinson’s Integrated Diagnostic Solutions business unit, and previously held the position of VP, Finance for Becton Dickinson’s Surgery business unit. Derek received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University and his Master of Business Administration from Charleston Southern University.

Thierry Leclercq
Senior Vice President, GM Biosurgery and EMEA Sales

Thierry Leclercq joined Corza Medical in January as SVP, GM Biosurgery and EMEA Sales. Thierry is an accomplished executive who spent over 30 years in upward progression at GE Healthcare, with roles of expanding breadth and responsibility across Asia, EMEA, and the U.S., culminating with his role as President & CEO of GE LifeCare Solutions. After his GE career, Thierry became CEO at DUTCH OPHTHALMIC RESOPHTHALMICTER, NL (DORC), a leading Ophthalmic retinal solutions provider. At DORC, he led a business turnaround culminating in a successful sale to its current owners, Eurazeo Group. Thierry has a deep history and experience leading manufacturing operations, new product development, and commercial organizations for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Thierry holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Université de Technologie de Compiègne and an MBA from Temple University.

Jack Simmons
Vice President, General Manager Ophthalmology

Jack Simmons adds over 12 years of experience leading customer-centric commercial models and delivering above market growth in the global medical technology industry. Jack joined Corza Medical through the Katena Products, Inc. acquisition where he most recently served as the Vice President of Global Sales and lead the direct selling, distributor partnership, commercial operations, and customer service activities globally for the company. Prior to Katena, Jack spent 11 years at Cardinal Health where he held a variety of roles in sales, sales management, marketing, and finance/operations. Jack holds a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing management and master’s in sport management from the University of Minnesota.

David Hanlon
Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs

David brings an impressive and successful 40+ years of global Quality & Regulatory leadership experience in successfully developing and implementing regulatory product strategies across both the medical device and pharmaceutical space. Prior to Corza Medical, David was Sr. VP, RA & QA at Exact Sciences and at Cardinal Health. Prior to Cardinal Health, David held senior-level Quality and Regulatory roles at Terumo, Bausch & Lomb, Fisher Diagnostics, and Wyeth/Pfizer. David’s breadth and depth of knowledge and global experience across QA/Regulatory and manufacturing for both pharmaceutical and medical device products will enable Corza Medical’s transformative growth, support our ongoing acquisition strategy, and ensure execution on our commitment to innovation and exceptional customer experience. David holds an M.B.A. from Shenandoah University, and bachelor’s degrees in biology & chemistry from Westmar University, and business management from Buena Vista College.

James Getty, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Technology

James Getty, Ph.D., joined Corza Medical in January as SVP, Technology where he will lead efforts driving innovation to better serve our customers globally. James has nearly 30 years of experience in medical device product development and manufacturing and is a recognized expert in development processes and continuous improvement techniques. James’ experience includes increasing levels of responsibility across product development, sales & marketing, and manufacturing, most recently serving as Vice President and General Manger at Nordson Medical leading contract engineering and manufacturing teams serving the interventional medical device market. James holds a doctorate degree in chemistry from the University of California at Davis.

Dennis Diaz
Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & Operational Excellence

Dennis brings more than 25 years of experience within the medical device industry. Most recently, he served as Vice President and Head of Manufacturing for Teleflex, where he provided leadership to a cross-functional team that was responsible for end-to-end Supply Chain operations within the U.S. and Mexico. Prior to Teleflex, Dennis held several leadership positions with Integer, including Vice President of Global Operations. He also spent time as an entrepreneur where he was the Founder and President for Competitive Edge Manufacturing, an outsourcing and distribution company. Dennis also held several positions with Johnson & Johnson in the earlier parts of his career. Dennis holds an Executive MBA from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University. He served in the United States Army Reserves and holds a certification in Lean Manufacturing.

Lauren Ingegneri
Vice President, Legal and Chief Compliance Officer

Lauren has over 12 years of legal and compliance experience focused on medical devices, software, and life sciences. She provides legal and compliance advice in a wide variety of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, corporate governance, data privacy, litigation, intellectual property, and risk management. Prior to joining Corza, Lauren held various in-house counsel positions of increasing responsibility. Lauren was formerly Senior Corporate Counsel at Agero, a software company offering roadside assistance management services for OEMs and insurance companies. Prior to that, she was IP Counsel at Abiomed during a period of rapid growth, where she led the global IP strategy for their innovative catheter-based heart pumps. Lauren began her career as a patent attorney at Nutter McClennen and Fish, a Boston-based general practice firm. Lauren has a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and a Bachelor of Science in engineering science, magna cum laude, from Smith College.

James Xu Shubi
Vice President, General Manager China

Prior to joining Corza Medical and Surgical Specialties in 2017 to run our China business, James was the Managing Director of Devicor Medical China. In this role, James was part of the management team that successfully spun off Johnson & Johnson’s breast care business to form Devicor. His leadership drove the doubling of revenue from 2012 to 2015, resulting in the acquisition of Devicor by Danaher. Prior to Devicor, James worked for Johnson & Johnson Medical China for 15 years, across numerous specialties including cardiovascular, orthopedics and women’s health. During his time at J&J, James was involved in businesses at various stages from start-up through sustainable growth periods. James graduated from Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, and also holds an MBA from Rutgers University School of Business.

Arun Mohan
Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Strategy

Arun Mohan brings over 13 years of experience focused on strategic marketing, market development, and commercialization of various medical device technologies across laparoscopic, robotic, ENT, and ophthalmic surgical specialties. Arun joined Corza Medical through the Katena Products, Inc. acquisition, where he most recently served as the Vice President of Global Marketing responsible for global product management, digital marketing & enablement, R&D, medical education, and sales training globally for the company. Before Katena, Arun held various strategic, commercial, and technical roles with Asensus Surgical, Baxter International, and Cook Medical. Arun holds a Bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

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