Mr. John Gillespie
VP of Product & Business Development
John has more than 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry focusing on the commercialization of new products, general management, and research & development. As founder, owner, and principal consultant for Clover Medical LLC he has helped accelerate new product commercialization and/or solve engineering, business development, quality, and regulatory challenges for companies including Biogen, EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Podimetrics, Lantos Technologies, Origami Surgical, and others. Prior to that, he was VP R&D for Solace Therapeutics, a biotech startup. He previously led worldwide research and new product development and served on the management boards for three businesses within Johnson & Johnson including the multi-billion dollar Ethicon Products, Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology, and the Cardiovations minimally-invasive heart surgery business. He was General Manager/North America for a subsidiary of French corporation Valeo SA. He held leadership positions at Baxter Healthcare Corporation and CR Bard including serving on the management board of Baxter’s Anesthesia Business. He holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Boston University; as well as an MBA in General Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He served on the Industrial Advisory Board for the Boston University Department of Biomedical Engineering. His products have won the Canon Publications Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) three times. John has been awarded 14 US patents related to medical technology.