Press Release

MD Playbook Webinar: From Founder CEO to Builder CEO

April 30, 2024

From Founder CEO to Builder CEO

Victoria BC (April 29, 2024) StarFish Medical announces its latest Medical Device Playbook webinar for May 7, 2024. Laurent Pelissier took on the world in a brand new category of handheld wireless ultrasound, going against a massively funded competitor, and against all odds succeeded. Then he realized the company needed a different skill set at the helm and engineered a transition to Ohad Arazi. Join us to hear from both of these incredible leaders and ask them questions about their parts in the start-up journey of this transformational company.

Scott Phillips, Medical Device Playbook and StarFish Medical Founder, will host the webinar and moderate a live audience Q&A with the speakers.

Webinar Date and Time: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 –  1:30pm EDT / 10:30am PDT

Webinar Registration:

Presenter Bios:

From Founder CEO to Builder CEOLaurent Pelissier – Founder, Clarius Mobile Health

Laurent Pelissier founded Clarius in 2014 with the goal to enable more clinicians to use high-performance ultrasound imaging systems at point of care. Prior to this, he was founder and CEO of Ultrasonix, the leader in Research Ultrasound systems, acquired by Analogic. He holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering from ENSEA, France.

Ohad Arazi – President & CEO, Clarius Mobile Health

Ohad has enjoyed a dynamic 20-year career as an entrepreneur, investor, public company executive and CEO in the digital health and medical device space. In his role at Clarius, an award-winning portable ultrasound and AI company, Ohad is passionate about developing solutions that bridge healthcare and information technologies. He believes technology can play a tremendous role in transforming outcomes, decreasing cost and enhancing collaboration. Prior to joining Clarius, Ohad served as CEO for Zebra Medical Vision, venture-backed imaging AI start-up, as Chief Strategy Officer for TELUS Health, and had an 11-year tenure as the SVP & GM for Change Healthcare.

Scott Phillips – CEO & Founder, StarFish Medical

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 Year2017 Pacific Awards Technology category, 2017 recipient of the VIATEC Technology Champion award, and volunteers with Junior Achievement, Entrepreneurs Organization, and University of British Columbia.


About Medical Device Playbook Events
Since 2015, seasoned serial medtech entrepreneurs and experts have been sharing successes, failures and insights with 2000+ medical device colleagues at our live Medical Device Playbook events. Their stories have a common thread; they are educational, amazing and inspiring.

Free webinar events in the MD Playbook series feature a different master class in medical device commercialization each month. View recordings of previous webinars here:

About StarFish Medical
StarFish Medical is an award-winning, full-service Medical Device Design company offering design, development, and NPI manufacturing services based in Toronto and Victoria BC. Our Pathfinder™ process reduces wasted effort and increases success for medical device product definition, technical engineering, and product development. Prototype and volume production are delivered within an ISO 13485 certified Quality Management System, manufacturing and clean room facilities.

For more information, contact:
Patrick Dean
[email protected]

« All News

Join over 6000 medical device professionals who receive our engineering, regulatory and commercialization insights and tips every month.