President & CEO
Carlos joined USGI Medical as President and CEO in 2017. A world-class commercialization expert, Carlos brings more than 25 years of successful leadership experience to USGI, with distinguished performance in both public and private sectors of medical device companies. Previously he served as Vice President of AirSeal® System Commercialization for Conmed Corporation, and Chief Commercialization Officer at SurgiQuest, Inc., a medical company offering surgical devices and equipment for laparoscopic and robotic surgical procedures, prior to being acquired by Conmed. Carlos also served as President, International for Curon, Inc. and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of the medical segment of Vision Sciences Inc., and held various senior management positions at United States Surgical Corporation prior to its acquisition by Tyco, and subsequently by Medtronic.
Chief Technology Officer
Tracy has over 25 years of experience in Engineering and Operations management. Prior to joining USGI Medical, Tracy served as Director of Product Development at Volcano Therapeutics, as Senior Product Development Engineer and Director of Research and Development at EMBOL-X and as Product Development Engineer at ArthroCare. Earlier in his career, Tracy also served in professional and management roles at Guidant. Tracy holds a BSME from GMI Engineering and Management Institute, and is named as sole or co-inventor on over 68 patents in the medical device field.
Vice President, Sales & Business Development
Mike Thomas is responsible for USGI Medical's global commercialization efforts. He has over 29 years of sales, marketing and business development experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical and device industries, having focused in the surgical device space for the last 20 years. Mike has extensive experience in every aspect of new market development and commercialization, having held positions in sales/sales management, marketing, business development, international/national key accounts, recruiting and training. Prior to joining USGI Medical in October 2008, Mike served in sales, management and market development at Allergan Health, Ethicon Endo-Surgery and SmithKline Beecham. Mike attended Gulf Coast Community College and The University of South Florida where his studies were concentrated in the areas of Business Management and Marketing.
Senior Director, Global Marketing
Kevin brings to USGI Medical over 20 years of global experience in bariatric, endolumenal and laparoscopic procedures. Prior to joining, Kevin led the development of numerous novel technologies and procedures in the endolumenal bariatric, natural orifices, and advanced visualization space while at Medtronic. In addition to his many years as a marketing leader, he has held senior positions with increasing responsibilities in sales, business development, and professional education while at Covidien, Karl Storz, and Circon ACMI (now Olympus).
Stephanie Amlung, PhD, RN
Senior Director, Clinical Research
Stephanie has over 30 years of clinical experience in research, quality and regulatory management. Prior to joining USGI Medical, she served as Director of Clinical Research at Hill-Rom providing strategic direction and clinical regulatory oversight for the execution of global research studies. Stephanie has also held positions of increasing responsibility at PAREXEL International, Omnicare Clinical Research, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery in which she designed, executed, and managed large global inpatient and outpatient clinical trials under INDs and IDEs as well as post marketing observational safety trials. In addition, she has served as lecturer at Northeastern University and the University of Oklahoma to teach graduate level Clinical Research and Statistics courses. Stephanie holds a BSN in Nursing from Xavier University, a MSN in Perinatal Health and Genetics and a PhD in Research Methodology and Statistics from the University of Cincinnati.
Scott is experienced in all aspects of life sciences with a truly broad experience spanning academic research, consulting, investment banking, Venture Capital and start-up management. Scott is a former investment banker at Merrill Lynch where he was an analyst on the largest Biotech Merger at that time – Amgen’s purchase of Immunex. Additionally, he completed a follow on offering for biotech, and analyzed multiple M&A deals in the medical technology space. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from University of California (San Diego, 1993-1998) and a PhD in Bioengineering from University of California, Berkeley/ University of California, San Francisco (1998-2003).
Guy is co-founder of Alta Partners, a leading Venture Capital firm in life sciences, funding over 150 companies in the healthcare/life sciences sector since 1996 through eight Venture Capital funds. Guy is a Life Sciences investment veteran with more than 30 years of experience. Among Silicon Valley’s most successful venture capitalists in Biotech, Guy was named to Forbes’ Midas List in 2007. Mr. Nohra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University (Palo Alto, California, 1978-1982) and completed a MBA from University of Chicago (Chicago, 1987-1989).
Board Member, President & CEO