About Us

Leadership

StarFish’s management team has the industry experience needed to help clients develop and commercialize products that rise to the top in their markets.

Scott Phillips

Founder & CEO

Scott holds a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia. Prior to starting StarFish, he worked in diverse areas such as lithium battery development and manufacturing, UV spectroscopy instrumentation and hi-fi audio speakers. Under his leadership StarFish has grown into a diverse professional organization with clients around the world and 100% focus on medical devices. Scott is a past Chair and current member of the LifeSciences British Columbia board, member of the 2022 VIATEC Board of Directors,  Fellow of The Canadian Academy of Engineering, winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017 Pacific Awards Technology category, 2017 recipient of the VIATEC Technology Champion award, and volunteers with Junior Achievement, Entrepreneurs Organization, and University of British Columbia.

Arpita Chatterjee

CFO

Arpita is a seasoned finance executive with over 20 years of experience. She has led global Finance, IT and HR functions in multinational companies across industries. In her most recent role, Arpita was the Finance leader for Jubilant Draximage. She led the specialty pharma company during a period of rapid growth and change involving innovation and expansion, both organic and inorganic. Her strengths include setting up strategic roadmaps for sustainable growth and excellence in operational execution. An ardent traveler with a passion for Astronomy, Arpita is a CPA in Canada and a CA in India.

Lynne Lowry

Lynne Lowry

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Lynne is a seasoned Business Development Executive in the medical diagnostic industry. Skilled in Sales Management, Sales, Medical Devices, Marketing Management, and Market Analysis, she has held multiple roles in the diagnostic, life science and medical device space in her 30 year career. Prior to joining StarFish Medical, Lynne consulted for product development firms and led global business development teams for Invetech and IDEX Health and Science. A start up entrepreneur with a passion for cycling, Lynne holds a B.S. in Education from the University of Kansas. VIEW VIDEO PROFILE

Michael Lubben

Michael Lubben

Director of Product Development

Michael leads all aspects of StarFish Medical device design from conceptual ideation to manufacturing transfer. He joined StarFish in 2008 and led both Mechanical Engineering and Project Management prior to heading Product Development in 2016. He has contributed to the development of medical products ranging from hemodialysis treatment to intracardiac ultrasound. Before joining StarFish, Michael worked in product development for Ballard Power Systems and 3M’s Optical Systems Division.

Kathryne Young

Director of Manufacturing

Kathryne Young leads the Manufacturing and Supply Chain teams at Starfish Medical. Kathryne has over 18 years’ experience in supply chain and program management in electronics manufacturing at companies including Creation Technologies, Xantrex Technology, and Solectron. Her passions include developing people’s leadership, implementing lean strategies, and developing efficient and effective processes to support client needs. VIEW VIDEO PROFILE

Nicole Ouellet

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

Nicole is responsible for the StarFish Medical QA/RA Consulting business as well as maintaining a robust internal Quality program. Nicole has over 20 years of Regulatory & Quality experience in the MedTech Industry. Her experience spans working with several large Innovative Global Medical Device Organizations including Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Abbott and Cardinal Health. She has a proven track record of navigating key global regulatory and quality challenges and providing strategic pathways enabling the acceleration of business and client objectives. Nicole holds a Masters of Science from the University of Guelph.

Pamela Potts

Pamela Potts

Director of People and Culture

Pamela leads our HR team and oversees all people processes and StarFish’s award winning culture. “We give people the opportunity to do the best work of their lives” is not just a saying to her. She focuses on ensuring that all employees at StarFish are able to perform at their best. Pamela transitioned into HR from accounting and is a former CPA. She is an ICF-certified coach and SPHR. Her entrance into HR was through training and she has been part of or led HR teams for over 15 years. VIEW VIDEO PROFILE

 

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Valter Cardoso

Director, IS/IT

Valter Cardoso leads the Information Systems/Information Technology teams at StarFish. In his 20 years in IS/IT, Valter has implemented systems and enhanced technology infrastructure for over 10 multinational companies. Valter holds an MBA in Strategic Business Management and a Post Graduation in International Business. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute and volunteers his time to developing the PMBoK and certification exams. Valter has a passion for leading successful teams to deliver results by enabling and empowering people to their best work.

David Dobson

David Dobson

Vice President, Business Development, Medical Device

David Dobson has over three decades of product development experience in a variety of corporate and consulting organizations. He has developed medical devices and consumer products, and managed international product design and engineering consultancies. David now applies his development experience and extensive knowledge of medical device and life science markets to business development. He helps clients appropriately apply user research, design, product and technology development to new and innovative technologies and customer experiences. VIEW VIDEO PROFILE

James Fox

Vice President, Business Development

James Fox is an engineer, growth strategist, and business development professional. A founder of a medical device start-up operating in point of care diagnostics, he also has technical leadership experience in large corporate and consultative environments, with crossover experience in the highly regulated aerospace and industrial robotics spaces. James supports clients in finding pathways to solve critical technical challenges, aligning development strategies to funding and market needs, and in delivering transformative results for patients. VIEW VIDEO PROFILE

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