Keith E. Jansen
President and Chief Executive Officer
Keith has over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry and has held numerous leadership positions that have focused on developing and expanding global commercialization within start-up and established companies.
Prior to joining Vascular Insights, Keith was President and CEO of InaVein, LLC and orchestrated the exit to LeMaitre Vascular. Keith was also the Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Medical / Surgical Group at Orthofix where he led three business units. He also held numerous sales and marketing management positions at Cortek, a privately held biologic spine implant company, Boston Scientific, and S.C. Johnson Wax.
Keith has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Bucknell University and a Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Management from Boston University.
Chief Technology Officer
John Marano is a senior executive with over 30 years of corporate management and business start-up experience. He is currently Chief Technology Officer for Vascular Insights LLC.
In 2005, he co-founded and accepted the position of CEO and President of Vascular Insights based on technology exclusively licensed from Yale University. He was Chairman, CEO and President of VADUS, Inc. a company he founded in 1998. VADUS developed, manufactured, and marketed an innovative short peripheral safety catheter and sold its product line in 2002. He held the position of Vice President New Business Development, Chief Technical Officer and was President of FC Systems a wholly owned medical subsidiary at Aeroquip-Vickers. While at Aeroquip, Dr. Marano engineered the spin-out of its medical operations through private equity and debt financing. Dr. Marano held management positions in marketing, sales and technology for Mobil, Olin, FMC and Union Carbide.
Dr. Marano is an entrepreneur and inventor with a love for science and technology. He holds multiple industrial and medical device patents he developed over his career and most recently is named as an inventor on four United States patents, twenty-four pending applications, and a number of corresponding foreign patents in the medical device space.
He is well published in the scientific literature with a most recent publication he coauthored on, Histologic findings after mechanochemical ablation in a caprine model with use of ClariVein, in 2014, in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.
He has lectured at Yale University, MIT and the Stanford Business School on developing, launching and managing new businesses. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Yale University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
James (Chip) Draper
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy
Chip joined the Vascular Insights team in January of 2014 as Vice President of Marketing. Chip has over 10 years of medical device industry experience and has held leadership positions in Sales, Training, Strategic Marketing and Global Marketing.
Prior to joining Vascular Insights, Chip worked in multiple roles of progressive responsibility at Covidien where he helped expand the global footprint of the dialysis catheter business. Prior to Covidien, Chip held leadership roles in executive search industry.
Chip holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rockhurst University and Master of Business Administration from Baker University.
Vice President of Sales, United States
Steve brings over 24 years of success of sales and commercial leadership in both mature and startup medical device organizations.
Prior to joining Vascular Insights, Steve led a national team of market development managers at Sirtex Medical, focused on the Oncology space in collaboration with Interventional Radiology.
From early 2008 to the end of 2012, he led the national sales team at LipoScience Inc., a company in the cardiovascular diagnostic space, from a startup environment to a successful IPO.
Prior to LipoScience, Steve held successful leadership roles with several competitive companies in the medical device space including Boston Scientific, eV3 and Abbott Vascular.
Steve graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a minor in Economics and presently resides with his family in Philadelphia.
Vice President of International Sales
Joe Mullally is an accomplished sales and distribution professional with a proven record in business development, managing third party sales organizations and building global distribution networks. With nearly 25 years experience, Joe has developed a broad range of skills that position him as an invaluable asset to Vascular Insights.
As Vice-President of International Sales at Vascular Insights, Joe’s management and vision reflect a strong understanding of developing new markets and partnerships. The successful launch of ClariVein® in over 20 markets combined with sales growth strategies for each have been an integral part of our success.
Previous to Vascular Insights, Joe served in senior sales and distribution roles at both IDEX Health & Science and the French multinational Saint Gobain.
Joe attended the University of Westminster in London UK studying Software design.Joe serves as valuable interface between many global key opinion leaders and the executive team at Vascular Insights.
A native of Belfast Northern Ireland Joe now calls Connecticut home.
Vice President of Operations
Carl’s experience in the medical device business spans over 35 years and includes experience in both large organizations as well as start-up companies. He has been involved in a range of medical specialties including orthopedics, urology, general surgery, endoscopy and vascular surgery. His responsibilities have included product development, operations, quality assurance and regulatory affairs.
Carl has worked exclusively in small companies / start-ups for the past 20 years. During this time he helped several of these companies achieve IPOs or successful exits. Carl is currently employed at Vascular Insights, LLC as Vice President - Operations. Prior to Vascular Insights he served as Vice President – Operations at InaVein and iBalance Medical. Earlier small company experience included Axya Medical, Inc., Omnisonics, Inc., and UroMed Corp where Carl held the position of Vice President, R&D at these companies.
Before plunging into the start-up world Carl helped Smith+ Nephew Endoscopy, an international medical products company, grow to become the world leader in arthroscopic & sports medicine surgical products. During his years at S+N he held the positions of Vice President, R&D and Vice President, Operations.
Carl attended New Jersey Institute of Technology where he earned both a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering. He holds a number of patents in the medical device field.
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
Ms. Hanley is a proven professional with an established record of more than 25 years of Regulatory experience. She has held a variety of leadership positions focused on developing and expanding regulatory assets across a broad range of business settings.
Prior to joining Vascular Insights, Lorraine was Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs for AngioDynamics, Inc., Vortex Medical, Inc., and Navilyst Medical, Inc. Lorraine led the successfully transition of regulatory assets from a public company divestiture into a private company owned by Avista Capital Partners, Navilyst Medical, Inc. Here she continued to expand the company’s regulatory assets including designing and executing a global regulatory strategy.
Prior to joining Navilyst Medical in 2008, Ms. Hanley held progressive positions within Boston Scientific Corporation Regulatory Affairs at the Corporate and Divisional levels. She has extensive experience in strategy, development and achieving submission approvals for products in urology, gynecology, interventional radiology and cardiology; for single and multi-use disposable and implantable products, capital equipment, and human tissue products.
Before joining Boston Scientific in 1991, Lorraine was a member of Arthur D. Little, Inc.’s global management consulting team.
She was graduated with a Master’s Business Administration, Suffolk University; and a Baccalaureate of Science from Northeastern University. She has been a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society since 1991 and is a member of the Healthcare Business Woman’s Association.
Director of Finance
Lisa has over 12 years of experience in Finance and Human Resources within the medical device industry. Prior to joining Vascular Insights in 2013, Lisa implemented and executed accounting systems, human resource processes, and procedures for early stage medical device companies in the start-up phase.
Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University.