Leadership

The ability to serve patients with neurological diseases and their physicians begins with solid, experienced leadership. Our team of industry leaders challenges us to exceed our goals.

Martin J. Emerson

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Marty Emerson joined Monteris Medical in 2016 as the President and Chief Executive Officer.  Marty has nearly 30 years of experience in the medical device industry, including Chief Executive Officer positions with both private and public companies.

Prior to joining Monteris, Marty spent eight years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Galil Medical, a privately-held company and leader in the cryoablation systems market, leading Galil to a successful acquisition by BTG plc. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Medical Systems (AMS), a publicly-traded urology and gynecology device company with sales of over $500 million. Marty held various management positions, both domestic and international, with Boston Scientific Corporation and Baxter International. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Incisive Surgical and Tepha Medical Devices.

Marty holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Marquette University.

James Erickson

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Jim Erickson joined Monteris Medical as the Chief Financial Officer in 2015 bringing nearly 20 years of finance leadership experience in a variety of industries.

Jim previously served in several executive financial leadership roles, including Vice President - Finance and Vice President - Controller, for Tornier, Inc., a publicly-traded, global, high-growth, extremities orthopedics company that was acquired by Wright Medical. His experience also includes a Senior Manager position within the Assurance and Advisory Services practice of the global public accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP, where he served a wide range of clients from large, publicly traded firms to small, privately-held growth stage enterprises.

Jim graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Iowa and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Ginger Glaser

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Ginger Glaser joined Monteris Medical in 2016 as the Vice President of Quality and Regulatory and currently serves as the company’s Chief Technology Officer.

Prior to joining Monteris, Ginger spent 19 years at American Medical Systems (AMS), serving in a variety of executive and leadership roles in Regulatory, Quality, Project Management, Operations, and Clinical Affairs. As a Project Manager, Ginger was responsible for the oversight, development, and launch of several ground-breaking products. Ginger is regulatory affairs certified (RAC) and is highly involved in a number of industry level activities, including serving as chairperson for the joint FDA/Industry working group convened by the American Association of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) on integrating risk-benefit assessments into post-market compliance decision-making.

Ginger received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University and completed Ph.D. coursework in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. She was named one of "110 Women to Know in MedTech in 2017," by Becker Hospital Review.

Todd Smalley

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER & VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Todd Smalley joined Monteris as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer in 2018. Todd comes to Monteris from Medtronic where he spent 15 years in general management, global marketing, and corporate strategy roles. In his most recent role as Vice President and General Manager, Orthopedic Solutions, Todd led Medtronic’s entry into the $7B U.S. hip and knee replacement market.

Prior to this role, he led the European region of Medtronic’s Surgical Technologies division, including the Neurosurgery and ENT businesses. Todd also led Medtronic’s corporate strategy function, and led global marketing for its Cardiac Rhythm Management devices. Prior to his medical device career, Todd was a Management Consultant with Marakon Associates and KPMG Economic Consulting Services.

Todd is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Cornell University and received his Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago.

Richard Tyc

VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY AND ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT

Richard Tyc joined Monteris Medical in 1999 and currently serves as the Vice President, Technology and Advanced Development. He is a co-inventor of the AutoLITT® technology (now the NeuroBlate® System) concept, having joined the research team at St. Boniface Hospital Research Center in 1999 working on AutoLITT technology, which later became Monteris.

Prior to working on the AutoLITT development, Richard held positions at Otto Bock Orthopedic, JCL Associates and St. Boniface General Hospital Research Center in the fields of pharmaceutical automation, industrial automation and the prosthetic device industry.

Richard is a Professional Engineer. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University of Manitoba. His development of the NeuroBlate® System led to several distinctions including the Principle Innovation Award from the Ernest C. Manning Foundation and the Governor General of Canada Innovation Award.

Andrew C. Swanson

VICE PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICAN SALES

Andy Swanson joined Monteris in 2018 as the company’s Vice President, North American Sales. Andy has over 30 years of experience in the medical device field with a focus on capital equipment.  He most recently served as Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales for Galil Medical (acquired by BTG plc), a leader in cryoablation technology. He held additional positions with Galil since joining the company in 2003, including leadership roles within corporate accounts, sales management, clinical support, and field technical services.

Prior to his tenure at Galil, Andy held sales and territory management positions for medical device companies including Cytogen Corporation, Lifecell Corporation, and UroMed Corporation.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University.

Gord Scarth

VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING – HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

Gord Scarth joined Monteris Medical in 2015 as the Vice President of Engineering – Hardware and Software. Gord is responsible for development of the NeuroBlate® System including capital hardware and the development of the system software.

Prior to joining Monteris, Gord was Vice President of Research & Development at IMRIS, a company focused on image guided therapy solutions and surgical theatres. In this position he was responsible for development of an MR-compatible neuro-surgical robot, an integrated MR-angio system for neuro and cardiac procedures, an MR-compatible neuro-navigation system with automatic registration, and other imaging technologies. He has also worked in medical research in the areas of non-invasive neurological cancer detection/classification and functional imaging.

Gord holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba.

Lisa Hayden

VICE PRESIDENT, REIMBURSEMENT AND CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Lisa Hayden joined Monteris Medical in 2017 and is the Vice President of Reimbursement and Chief Compliance Officer. Lisa has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has spent the last 16 years developing reimbursement and compliance programs in the medical device space.

Prior to joining Monteris, Lisa spent 16 years at Galil Medical and BTG plc where she led the establishment of new CPT codes for cryoablation procedures, as well as advancing reimbursement initiatives outside the U.S. Lisa’s career includes physician practice management and hospital administration at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington D.C., Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD, and INOVA Health in Fairfax, VA. She has also served on various working committees within AdvaMed, a leading medical technology trade association.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Leadership & Management from George Washington University.

Jordon Honeck

VICE PRESIDENT, QUALITY AND REGULATORY

Jordon Honeck joined Monteris Medical in 2016 as as the Senior Director of Quality and currently serves as the company's Vice President, Quality. Jordon’s medical device background includes over 20 years developing and delivering new technologies supporting a variety of surgical applications.

Prior to joining Monteris, Jordon led the Project Management organization at both Astora Health (formerly American Medical Systems) and Greatbatch Medical-Cardiovascular. Jordon’s experience includes leading product development programs as well as executing critical quality remediation projects. Jordon has also held a variety of leadership positions at Medtronic, including product development, marketing, program management, and research.

Jordon received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Business Administration from St. Thomas University. Jordon is PMP Certified and holds 18 patents supporting medical device innovation.

Jennifer Englund

VICE PRESIDENT, CLINICAL AFFAIRS

Jennifer Englund joined Monteris as the company’s Vice President Clinical Affairs in 2019, bringing with her over 20 years of medical device experience and over 15 years of experience clinical and regulatory affairs leadership.

Prior to joining Monteris, Jennifer held leadership roles with several device companies in the Twin Cities, including large companies (Medtronic) and start-ups (Catheter Robotics and POPS! Diabetes Care). Her accomplishments include taking products from development of clinical and regulatory strategy through successful regulatory approvals and product launch for multiple start-up companies.

Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota.