Inari Medical is a medical device company pioneering innovative devices for the interventional treatment of vascular thrombi and emboli.
Inari is the first company founded by Inceptus, a medical device company incubator with a mission to create and foster innovative concepts into companies by providing a combination of experienced engineering, clinical research expertise, seasoned leadership and strong financial resources.
Bill Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer
Bill has extensive commercial planning and execution experience with early stage medical device companies, especially those focused on novel and potentially disruptive technologies. Bill served most recently as CEO of Visualase, Inc., which developed and sold lasers for minimally invasive neurosurgery. The company was acquired by Medtronic for $105M in July, 2014, having raised less than $10m in equity funding. Prior to Visualase, Bill was Chief Operating Officer at Rubicor Medical, a Northern California based company focused on an image guided, percutaneous lumpectomy device, where he helped raise $27.5M Series C commercialization funds, and helped to bring two products to market within 18 months. Prior to that, Bill was Vice President of Sales at FoxHollow Inc., building a team of 250 sales professionals and ramping from no revenue in Q2 2003 to $138M in calendar year 2005, resulting in a successful IPO in 2004 and later an acquisition by EV3. Bill’s first experience in early stage commercialization was at RITA Medical Systems, an interventional oncology company where, as director of US Sales, he helped execute the commercial plan that resulted in a successful IPO in 2000. He spent the early part of his career in various sales roles at Ethicon and Medtronic.
Bob Rosenbluth, Ph.D., Chairman and Co-Founder
Bob has an extensive background of leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the medical device industry. Bob served as President & CEO during the incubation and formation of Inari. Bob is one of the co-founders of Inceptus Medical, a medical device incubator founded in June 2011 and serves as Chairman, President and CEO. Prior to Inceptus, he was a founder of Sequent Medical. Bob served as President & CEO of Sequent from inception to 2010 and remains Chairman of the Board. Sequent was acquired by Terumo Medical Corporation for $380M. Before Sequent, Bob was a founder of MicroVention, serving as President and CEO since its inception in 1997 through September 2002 and as Chairman of the Board from inception through March 2006. MicroVention was acquired by Terumo in 2006. Prior to founding MicroVention, he founded Advanced Surgical Intervention and served in various business development and senior management positions at Medtronic, Pfizer, and Cardiothoracic Systems. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Columbia University, an M.S. in chemical engineering, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley.
Brian Cox, Vice President & Co-Founder
Brian is a principal and one of the co-founders of Inceptus Medical, a medical device incubator founded in June 2011. Prior to Inceptus, he was a founder of Sequent Medical. Brian served as Vice President and Chief Technical Officer since the Company’s founding. During this time, Brian led the Sequent team in developing the Company’s initial technology platform from incubator to concept, through preclinical testing, and on to successful initial human use and CE mark. Sequent was acquired by Terumo Medical Corporation for $380M. Prior to Sequent, Brian was a founder of MicroVention which was acquired by Terumo in 2006. At MicroVention, Brian served as Vice President of Business and Technology Development. Prior to MicroVention, Brian was Engineering Manager at AneuRx, Inc. which was acquired by Medtronic in 1996. Prior to AneuRx, he held various managerial and technical positions with Advanced Surgical Intervention, Inc., Allergan Medical Optics, and Shiley/Pfizer. He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University and a M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. Brian is an inventor on over 50 issued U.S. and international patents.
Paul Lubock, Vice President & Co-Founder
Paul is a Principal and one of the co-founders of Inceptus Medical, a medical device incubator founded in June 2011. Prior to Inceptus, he was a co-founder of SenoRx, established in January 1998 to develop and market instruments for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, which was acquired by C.R. Bard in July 2010 for $213M. He served as Chief Technical Officer from October 1999 and Senior Vice President from April 2009 until his departure in April 2011. Paul also served on the Board of Directors from January 1998 to December 2001 and served as Chief Operating Officer from January 1998 to October 1999. Prior to January 1998, Paul was the co-founder and a Principal at Abacus Design & Development, a medical product development company, and the founder of Laparomed, a laparoscopic medical device company acquired by Advanced Surgical in 1994. Paul held various positions at Laparomed, including President, Vice President of Engineering and served on its Board of Directors. Previously he was VP of Engineering at Medstone and held engineering management roles at Shiley/Pfizer and Thoratec. Paul holds over 130 issued U.S. patents. He earned his B.A. in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science from the University of California, San Diego and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Tara Dunn, Vice President of Marketing
Tara has extensive multi-functional medical device experience across a range of start-ups and larger organizations. Her most recent role was as the Venous Business Segment Leader at Volcano Corporation, acquired by Philips in 2015. Tara’s venous business experienced explosive triple digit growth in her time at the helm. Prior to Philips Volcano, she worked at Medtronic in Corporate Development where she participated in numerous transactions including the ~$816M acquisition of Kanghui Holdings in China and the divestiture of its Physio-Control business unit to Bain Capital for $487M. Tara also worked as a project leader at a healthcare strategy consulting firm called Health Advances and as Manager, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at InfraReDx. She earned an A.B. in Biology from Harvard University, a M.S. in Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and a M.B.A from Harvard Business School. Tara was a member of the National Championship winning ice hockey team and Ivy league championship team in softball while at Harvard. She also went on to compete in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) for two seasons.
Eben Gordon, Vice President of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs
Eben has extensive experience in medical device quality systems management and regulatory affairs and he joined Inari in June 2014. Prior to Inari, Eben held management positions at a number of medical device companies including, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs At Sotera Wireless from December 2010 through June 2014. From March 2006 to August 2010, Eben served as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance at SenoRx. From May 2005 to March 2006, he was Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance at ReVision Optics, a manufacturer of ophthalmic devices. From November 2001 to May 2005, Eben held various positions at Endocare, a manufacturer of devices for the treatment of urological conditions, including Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance and Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs. From November 1996 to November 2001, Eben held various positions at Micro Therapeutics, including Director, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. He earned his B.S. in Zoology at California Polytechnic University.