Management TeamOmniGuide's management team brings extensive leadership expertise from multiple industries, in organizations ranging from technology start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
John T. Buhler
President & CEO
Mr. Buhler holds extensive healthcare industry and business leadership expertise stemming from a 33-year career with RF Surgical Systems, Inc., Natus Medical Inc., SenoRx Inc., Ultrasonix, GE Healthcare and Diasonics-VingMed Ultrasound. Mr. Buhler has a proven track record of building and leading successful world–class business teams that consistently achieve strong financial performance, operational efficiency and customer loyalty.
Mr. Buhler earned his B.S. degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources at Dominican College, Blauvelt, New York as well a degree in Electrical Technology from the State University of New York at Orange County. Mr. Buhler has also completed the Executive Management Development Program (EMBA equivalent) at General Electric’s Educational Center in Crotonville, New York.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Byrd joined OmniGuide in April 2019 as the Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Byrd brings more than 25 years of financial leadership experience directing finance, accounting, tax, M&A, legal, operations, IR, HR and IT functions for public, private equity & venture capital backed companies across technology, telecommunications, manufacturing and aerospace industries. Ms. Byrd brings an extensive broad range of hands-on financial and operational expertise which will complement our experienced management team. Ms. Byrd holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Ajay A. Bhave
Chief Technology Officer
Ajay A. Bhave joined OmniGuide Surgical, Inc., in August 2016 as the Vice President of Operations. Mr. Bhave has over 32 years’ experience as an Engineering, Technology and Operations leader mostly in the medical device industry. During his career, Mr. Bhave has been instrumental in releasing over 30 new medical products in the global market, achieved $30M+ savings via value engineering & supplier driven productivity and has been involved with 8 successful acquisitions. Mr. Bhave most recently served as the Corporate Vice President of Global Engineering and a Company Officer at Natus Medical Inc., wherein he was responsible for all aspects of new product development from concept to commercial release to end of life. From 1990 to 2011, Mr. Bhave held various positions of responsibilities, starting as an acoustic design engineer with subsequent senior management positions in engineering & technology, supply chain management and plant operations, both at the local as well as global level at General Electric Healthcare. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Bhave was a senior engineer responsible for medical probes development at Staveley Sensors Inc., based out of Hartford, CT. From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Bhave was a senior engineer responsible for design and applications development of ultrasound probes used for non-destructive testing (NDT).
Mr. Bhave holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lowell, Massachusetts.
Vice President, R&D – Domain Surgical
Mr. Eggers has over 30 years of experience in the development and marketing of leading edge medical devices. Prior to Domain Surgical, Mr. Eggers was Vice President of Research and Development for ZEVEX International (now Moog), responsible for the research and development of intravenous infusion systems, pain management pumps, enteral nutrition delivery systems, surgical handpieces for cataract and neurosurgery, and OEM medical sensor subassemblies. Prior to Moog, Mr. Eggers was the Vice President of Research and Development of CardioNet from 2000 to 2004, a successful start-up company that pioneered mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry. Prior to CardioNet, Mr. Eggers was Vice President of Research and Development at Alaris Medical Systems from 1991 to 2000, where he conceived and executed the development of the Medley Patient Management System for infusion therapy. Earlier in his career, he held various senior product development leadership positions including Research and Development Manager at Critikon, where he developed innovative infusion devices, and Berkley BioEngineering. He holds 12 issued U.S. patents with over 20 pending applications.
Mr. Eggers received a BA in Physics from the University of Colorado in 1978 and an MBA from Santa Clara University in 1990.
Vice President of Global Sales
Matt Henderson joined OmniGuide in February of 2018 as the Vice President of Global Sales. Mr. Henderson brings nearly 25 years of medical devices sales management experience, where he repeatedly demonstrated the ability to secure year-over-year revenue growth across a variety of organizations. Prior to joining OmniGuide, Mr. Henderson served as President and General Manager of 3 Shape, Inc., where he achieved triple digit growth in capital placements and procedural usage. Prior to 3 Shape, Mr. Henderson worked for Janssen Biotech as Regional Business Director where he was responsible for all sales leadership functions within his region. Prior to that, Mr. Henderson was with Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon Division(Women’s Health and Urology Division) where in 19 years of service he held several positions ranging from territory sales representative to Acting Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the $500 million Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery & Urology division.
Mr. Henderson holds a B.S. in Marketing from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Delaware.
Vice President of RA/QA
Sam Wade joined OmniGuide in December of 2016 as Vice President of Regulatory and Quality Affairs. Mr. Wade possesses significant Regulatory and Quality Affairs experience in the CO2 Laser space and MedTech industry at large. Prior to joining OmniGuide, Mr. Wade has held a similar position with Syneron Candela. Prior to that, Mr. Wade held several positions of increasing responsibility with BD, Diomed Ltd., Lumenis, Telemed Systems, Pfizer, St. Jude Medical, CR Bard, Boston Scientific and EMD Millipore.
Mr. Wade holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology and Immunology from Colorado State University.
Vice President of Global Marketing
Mr. Brusa joins OmniGuide with a proven track record implementing and developing global market strategies in the Urology, GYN, ENT, and GI market segments. Most recently, Mr. Brusa served as the Global Marketing Director at Syneron Candela helping to drive the growth of their RF business. Prior to his role at Syneron Candela, Mr. Brusa served as Senior Global Market Manager at MedRobotics leading their robotics effort in the ENT business segment. Mr. Brusa has also held multiple graduating global marketing positions while employed at Olympus, Rivanna Medical LLC, and DuPont Corporation.
Mr. Brusa will be responsible for worldwide marketing activities with a focus on expanding OmniGuide’s market share in its core business segments through the implementation of brand development activities, technology partnership development, and fostering strategic account relationships with global surgical business leaders.
Managing Director for the LISA Laser Strategic Business Unit
Mr. Bull joined OmniGuide in January 2019 as the Managing Director for the LISA Laser Strategic Business Unit. Mr. Bull brings more than 20 years of key leadership experience comprised of medical device technology innovation, operational efficiency and quality systems management with both public and venture backed medical technology firms. Mr. Bull has held various leadership positions with increasing levels of responsibility at such industry leading companies as Medtronic, Alpine Biomed ApS, Natus, ConvaTec and Teledyne‐Reson. With a background in engineering and electronics, Mr. Bull has lead numerous successful integrations for acquired early-stage medical technology companies. Mr. Bull holds a Master’s degree in Electronics from Copenhagen.
Managing Director for the OmniGuide Surgical Strategic Business Unit.
Mr. Rice brings over twenty years of experience including most recently serving as Managing Director of Bionostics, Inc., a Boston based medical device company, where he held complete P & L responsibility across all functions of the business for multiple sites serving the diagnostic medical device industry at large. Prior to his role at Bionostics, Inc., Mr. Rice also served as Vice President of Operations, Director of Manufacturing, as well as Head of Engineering for Bionostics, Inc. Mr. Rice joins OmniGuide with a proven track record of building businesses and operational teams that routinely outperform expectations. He also possesses a passion and drive for implementing strategies that enhance corporate cultures coupled with the development of high performing teams. As Managing Director, Mr. Rice will guide the SBU’s technology innovation strategy as well as oversee daily operations to support the company’s rapid product growth and business trajectory.