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Management



Dan W. Gladney
President, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Dan Gladney

Mr. Gladney joined EnteroMedics in November of 2015 as President, CEO and Director. He was most recently a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lanx, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative devices for spinal surgery, which was acquired by Biomet, Inc. in 2013. Prior to Lanx, Mr. Gladney was Healthcare Operating Partner at Norwest Equity Partners (NEP) where he was responsible for strategic planning, business growth and corporate governance for NEP portfolio companies and evaluating and executing new investment opportunities for the firm. Prior to joining NEP, Mr. Gladney served as President and CEO of several successful medical device companies, including Heart Leaflet Technologies (acquired by The Bracco Group) and ACIST Medical Systems (acquired by The Bracco Group). He also served as Chairman, CEO and President of Compex Technologies, a publicly traded orthopedic and health and wellness electro therapy company. Gladney was named in Twin Cities Business Journal's "Top 40 CEO's to Watch" in 2004 and featured on the cover of "Upsize Business Magazine" in 2005 for his noteworthy, collaborative leadership style. He holds a BA from Eastern Michigan University.


Scott A. Shikora M.D.
Consulting Medical Director

Scott A. Shikora, M.D. has served as our Consulting Medical Director since June 2015. Dr. Shikora has over 20 years of experience in the field of obesity. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Prior to that, Dr. Shikora worked at Tufts Medical Center in Boston for over 16 years, where he was the Director of the Weight and Wellness Center, and Chief of the divisions of Bariatric and General Surgery. He is a member of several medical societies and was active in leadership in the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition where he is a past president and former board member. He is past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and a former Executive Council member. Dr. Shikora is the Editor-in-Chief of Obesity Surgery, an Associate Editor of the surgical journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases and has authored numerous book chapters and journal publications and made hundreds of presentations internationally on bariatric surgery, new technologies and nutrition support topics. He received his M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed his surgical residency and Nutrition Support fellowship at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston.


Scott Youngstrom
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

Scott Youngstrom joined EnteroMedics as our Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer in October 2016. Mr. Youngstrom has over 25 years of strategic financial and operational experience in a variety of medical device companies, most recently having served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance at Galil Medical, a leading developer of cryotherapy technology. Prior to Galil Medical, from 2009-2014, Mr. Youngstrom served as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer at DGIMED Ortho, Inc., a developer of orthopedic medical devices. Mr. Youngstrom has previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance with Anulex Technologies, Enpath Medical, Compex Technologies, Acist Medical Systems, and Cardiotronics. Mr. Youngstrom serves on the Board of Directors of InnoVision, Inc. Mr. Youngstrom holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.


Nick A. Ansari
Senior Vice President of Sales
Nick A. Ansari

Nick A. Ansari joined EnteroMedics as our Senior Vice President of Sales in January 2016. Mr. Ansari has over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry, having held various senior sales positions at Stryker Corporation, DePuy, Medtronic, Inc., Lanx, Inc. and Globus Medical Inc. Prior to joining us he spent two years as the owner of an independent distributor solely selling Biomet products. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales at Lanx, Inc. from 2010 to 2013.


Peter M. Delange
Senior Vice President of Operations and Business Development
Peter M. Delange

Peter M. Delange has served as our Senior Vice President of Operations and Business Development since January 2016. Mr. Delange has spent the last 11 years as the owner and President of Devicex, LLC a medical device engineering development company that was sold in 2015. At Devicex, he contracted with large medical device companies and worked closely with individual surgeons to develop new technologies. Since 2011, Mr. Delange has also served as a Co-Founder and Board Member of FocusStart LLC, an early stage technology development company utilizing a capital efficient business model to advance medical technology. Prior to Devicex, he held software engineer and product development positions at numerous companies including ACIST Medical Systems, Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Emerson EMC and Quester Technology.


Paul F. Hickey
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Reimbursement
Paul F. Hickey

Paul F. Hickey joined EnteroMedics as our Senior Vice President of Marketing and Reimbursement in January 2016. Mr. Hickey has over 15 years of experience as a medical device executive, most recently having served as Chief Executive Officer of Pantheon Spinal, a small spine implant start-up company based in Austin, Texas, since 2014. Prior to Pantheon, he spent three years as Senior Vice President, Global Commercialization at Lanx, Inc., which was acquired by Biomet Spine in 2013, where he oversaw marketing, clinical reimbursement and R&D. Mr. Hickey also spent 17 years at Zimmer-Spine where he held numerous marketing and developments positions, most recently as Vice President, Global R&D and Emerging Technology from 2004-2008.


Katherine Tweden Ph.D.
Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory
Katherine Tweden Katherine S. Tweden, Ph.D., has served as our Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory since May 2011. Previously she served as our Vice President of Research since January 2003 and Vice President of Research and Clinical since September 2008. From November 2002 to January 2003, Dr. Tweden was a consultant to Venturi Group, a medical device incubator company. From January 2003 through August 2004, Dr. Tweden worked for Venturi Development Inc. as a consultant to us. From July 1997 to October 2002, Dr. Tweden held positions including Director of Research and Vice President of Research for HeartStent Corporation. From September 1990 to June 1997, Dr. Tweden held the positions of Senior Research Scientist and Principal Research Scientist at St Jude Medical, Inc. Dr. Tweden received a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Masters degree and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Iowa State University.