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 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, member of the LifeSciences British Columbia board, and volunteers with Junior Achievement, Entrepreneurs Organization, and University of British Columbia.
Chief Operating Officer
John is a Professional Physicist and holds a Master of Science in Optics from Queen’s University Belfast. His early career focused on high reliability optoelectronics development and manufacturing transfer. He is responsible for StarFish Medical product development, manufacturing, day to day QA, internal finance, HR and facilities. As Vice President of Product Development from 2011-2016, he led StarFish Medical’s product development activities and grew his team to over 70 engineers and designers. Since joining StarFish in 2005, John has managed projects as diverse as 3D ultrasound development, emergency medical devices, and laboratory automation. John is a frequent speaker at industry events.
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.
Director of Manufacturing
Jason has more than twelve years of experience in manufacturing management in diverse industries and graduated in operations management from BC Institute of Technology. In addition to overseeing all production, Jason is responsible for service, inventory and supply chain management. He is also charged with maintaining strong, transparent and responsive relationships with our manufacturing clients.
Director of QA/RA
Vesna’s expertise in regulatory compliance and conformance standards provides StarFish Medical’s clients with invaluable guidance and assistance in understanding and complying with regulatory standards such as cGMP, GLP, GCP, ISO 13485 and ISO 17025. Drawing upon her certification by the SQA as a Registered QA Professional in GLP and more than 17 years of experience in the R&D and QA fields, Vesna ensures that your StarFish project successfully meets and exceeds industry standards.
Director of Finance
19 years of experience as a controller and professional accountant afford Henning with rare insight into the unique financial challenges associated with operating a successful medical device company. Armed with an educational background in Economics and a CMA designation, Henning works with StarFish clients to map out realistic and advantageous strategies to fund the development of their new medical device.
Vice President, Business Development – Western North America
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.
Vice President, Business Development – Eastern North America
Charles Garcia is responsible for key aspects of StarFish Medical sales, including medical device design, development, quality management systems (QMS) and low to mid-volume manufacturing services. Mr. Garcia has held leadership positions in sales, marketing, and engineering with companies focused on Class I, II and III medical electronic, mechanical and software devices and systems, including Colorado MEDtech, Byers Peak, Minnetronix and Baxter Hospital Supply and Edwards Critical-Care divisions. He holds a B.S. Electronic Engineering Technology from California Polytechnic (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, California.