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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Company Name:
North Star Staffing Solutions
Are you a CEO, President, or COO; are you an entrepreneur and leader that has culminated in the management of a successful, standalone medical device company? This career may be your next opportunity!
We are a clinical-stage, medical device company developing a unique platform to induce programmed cell death (apoptosis) in soft tissue non-thermally. Unlike traumatic injury or necrosis, by inducing apoptosis the body does not elicit a damaging inflammatory response and instead, repairs the treated tissue with normal tissue for the treated area. The applicable worldwide market, exceeds $15 billion, and targets multiple therapeutic applications, such as tumor/cyst/unwanted tissue ablation, and multiple cosmetic applications.
The company is a technology roll-up being created to acquire the operations and IP of three companies and from two universities, enabling the corporation a dominant IP position in this technology area. In addition, the principal scientists and inventors are equity holders and will be working with the company to help further the technology platform.
We are looking for a talented CEO to lead the company. Compensation will be driven by equity incentives and include a cash component in the range of $250-$300K per year. The companys research & development function will be based in Northern CA (Burlingame) while its headquarters location has not yet been determined.
IDEAL EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate possesses over twenty years of increasing responsibility, culminating in the management of a successful, standalone medical device company. Candidates who have worked as a CEO, President, or COO in an entrepreneurial, growth oriented, high-expectation environment are preferred, rather than those who have served as a division president in a large organization. Experience in developing an IP portfolio, licensing, partnering, and raising additional capital are important, as well. He or she must be comfortable working at the technology-business interface, including academic research centers, clinical trial centers, multi-disciplinary teams. The ideal candidate will be energized by the opportunity to bring a unique, valuable technology to a large market, meeting unmet clinical needs, and building a can do culture.
RESPONSIBILITIES
-Assume full management responsibility for the company, reporting directly to the board of directors.
-Work as an integral team member of the board of directors to forge the evolving direction and success of the company.
-Provide leadership, intellectual impetus and urgency to execute a corporate strategy that will enable the company to maximize the value of its intellectual property and human resources.
-Provide managerial guidance and business savvy required guidance and leadership to the companys product development, clinical and regulatory efforts.
-Forge strong relationships with key physicians and researchers in the field.
-Develop and implement an IP strategy to expand and protect existing patent portfolio.
-Develop and nurture collaborative, results-driven and growth-oriented relationships with strategic partners including licensing and product development.
-Optimize communication of the companys technology, vision, and value to the investment community, strategic partners, and employees.
-Raise additional capital, including an initial public offering.
OTHER DETAILS
Our sponsor launches companies with potentially world-changing technologies with a unique model which looks to maximize the probability of commercialization and the value of the enterprise. The company is well funded and an IPO is anticipated in late 2015. The company will have an independent board of directors and CEO, which will select the balance of the management team in early 2015. All equity will be in the form of common stock resulting in a level playing field and confluence of shareholder interests.
Other requirements:
-4+ Year College Education; Masters level degree in a related field is required
-10+ Years of Experience as an acting CEO, President, or COO in an entrepreneurial, growth oriented, high-expectation environment with with 10+ Years of progressive experience leading up to this position
-Experience in taking device ideas through commercialization
-Outstanding skills in leadership and management
-Experience working in a public company
-Expertise in the medical device sector
If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, we encourage you to explore how you can make a difference by applying now. Simply email your resume to to get started.

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