Meet Our Board of Directors

Sidney Braginsky

  • Current role: Chairman of the Board for SterileWave, LLC
  • Former CEO/President of Olympus, Inc. for over 10 years, Sid grew the company from a few million dollars in revenues to over $2 billion.
  • Brings the knowledge gained by his extensive experience to address the new market of disposable endoscopy enabled by STERILEWAVE’s breakthrough technology.
  • Recognized as worldwide expert in medical devices,
  • Has served on multiple for profit and not-for-profit boards including Digilab, Double D Venture Fund, Noven Pharmaceuticals, DJO Global, American Technion Society, Robert Chambers Laboratory.
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John L. Bala

  • Current role: CTO of SterilWave, LLC
  • Inventor, scientist, and engineering executive in the development of optical medical devices.
  • A serial entrepreneur he founded VisionScope Corporation, Micro Invasive Technology Inc.
  • Twenty issued patents and over forty applications in the field of optics, robotics, and systems.
  • Has held senior science and engineering management positions at Macbeth Instruments, Electronics Corporation of America, and American Optical Corporation.

Dr. John C. Moore

  • CEO of Cellular Life Sciences, Inc.,
  • 30-years of experience building highly profitable and successful businesses,
  • Has established an impressive track record nurturing key strategic relationships in operations, sales and marketing, and R&D,
  • Founded Darwin Scientific in 2011,
  • Formerly President and CEO of Ion Signature Technology,
  • Formerly President and COO of Digilab, Inc,
  • He earned a doctorate in chemistry from Huddersfield University in England.
  • Completed AEA Program at Stanford Executive Institute; Palo Alto, CA,
  • The International Institute for Management Development in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Formerly executive board member of The Venture Forum,
    • mentor in both the Mass Biotechnology Council and
    • Boston University New Ventures mentoring programs,
  • Proposal reviewer for the MIT Deshpande center.

John Cifarelli

  • 35+ years in the medical device market space, including:
  •  20 years executive at Olympus
  • COO for numerous startups,
  • Played integral roles in product restructuring, regulatory process, raising capital and international launch and acquisitions,
  • Time proven marketing strategies and passion for business development,
  • Impressive knowledge and experience in the endoscopy market space,
  • Guided startups through all stages of development.
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Tom Hayhurst

  • Current role: President and CEO of SterileWave, LLC
  • Retired Marine Pilot
  • Biotech startup consultant for 26 years for 150+ companies
  • Author of numerous articles on laboratory instrument conductivity, and cost per test vs reimbursement.
  • Has held numerous VP positions in sales, marketing, and business development
  • Currently partnered with numerous consulting firms to help startups commercialize products and raise capital
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Lloyd Mencinger

  • Current Role: CEO Aqua Medical, closed $15.5M Series A, 510(k) cleared
  • Former Global Vice President Boston Scientific $1 Billion Endosurgery Group
  • Former Director at Edwards Lifesciences
  • Executive at Baxter Healthcare
  • Startup Experience with DFINE Inc., ~$100 million exit 
  • Startup Experience with EndoStim Inc.
  • Former Corporate Senior Vice President of Tenet Healthcare Corp.
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