Paul is a serial entrepreneur and medical device industry veteran with twenty-five years experience of leading public, private and VC-funded healthcare companies. He has served on the Board and Audit Committee at CAS Medical (NASDAQ, CASM) prior to its acquisition by Edwards and on the Board at Revolutionary Medical Devices prior to its acquisition by Vyair. He currently serves on the Board at Inscope Inc. and is an advisor to several Silicon Valley technology firms. Previously, he was a Board member at MiCardia, LMA and VasoNova.
Before joining ClearFlow, Paul was CEO at VasoNova Inc., a Silicon Valley based, venture-funded vascular navigation company acquired by Teleflex Inc. (NYSE, TFX), in January 2011. Following the acquisition, he was appointed President of Teleflex’ largest division – ARROW Vascular – having full P&L responsibilities for direct sales, US and overseas manufacturing plants, R&D and strategic planning at corporate level. Under his tenure VasoNova was successfully integrated under the ARROW Vascular brand. Prior to VasoNova, Paul was President and Managing Director of LMA, overseeing all European and Asian subsidiaries. Paul took LMA public in 2005 and later brokered its acquisition by Teleflex in 2012.
Paul started his career as a practicing CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) at Medical University Alkmaar in the Netherlands. In 1989 he joined Datascope Corp. where he progressed through successive corporate roles with growing responsibilities. He has extensive global industry connections and is well-versed in setting up and managing international operations. He has traveled, lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the USA and is fluent in German, Dutch and English. Paul holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.