Lineus Medical's Executive Team
Lineus Medical has assembled a team of entrepreneurs, start-up veterans, healthcare providers, and medical device professionals that take products from initial conception to the global market.
Spencer Jones - Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Spencer worked for 3 years in direct patient care as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, and as a Registered Nurse. Frustrated with the inefficiencies plaguing the healthcare system, he was determined to play a role in improving the delivery of healthcare. In 2014, Spencer won the annual ARK Challenge, an Arkansas based business accelerator. The product he developed was a dual lumen peripheral IV called the BVAD, which focuses on painless and uncontaminated blood draws. While still working as a nurse in the clinical setting, Spencer identified another opportunity where improvement was needed around IV dislodgment prevention. This led to the birth of the SafeBreak medical device and the founding of Lineus Medical in 2015. Spencer graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor in the Science of Nursing. Spencer is on the Associate Foundation board at Baptist Health in Little Rock, Arkansas and was the Entrepreneur in Residence for the Hub X Life Sciences Accelerator for 2016.
Vance clement - chief operations officer
Vance has over 23 years of experience in the medical device space. He was most recently Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BlueInGreen, a developer and manufacturer of capital equipment for water treatment. Under his leadership, BlueInGreen more than quadrupled its sales in one year. Prior to BlueInGreen, Vance was Sr. Director of Marketing and a key player in Mako Surgical’s growth from an orthopedic start-up with 17 installed surgical robots to over 156 installed robots and sales of over $100M. He was the developer of Mako’s strategic plan and the chief architect of Mako’s Total Hip Arthroplasty application. Vance spent ten years working for Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics in various senior marketing and sales roles. Prior to Smith and Nephew, Vance worked six years at Wright Medical Technology (now Microport) where he started his career in manufacturing as an industrial engineer and later moved into product management. Vance earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas and a Master’s in Business Administration from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN.
Jordan Mykleby - Director of Engineering
Jordan comes to Lineus Medical from the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, where he was a Program Specialist in the ZeroTo510 Medical Device Accelerator. ZeroTo510 specializes in the launch of medical device companies, and Jordan assisted eight medical device start-ups with their product development and market validation needs. He began his career as a product design engineer at Altec designing custom utility trucks. Jordan earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Dr. Gregory Schear - Medical advisor
Dr. Gregory Schears is a Pediatric Intensivist and vascular access expert. He has published research on catheter securement, and co-invented a device in the vascular space where he lead the company to a successful exit. He provides medical, as well as sales and marketing input into the development and commercialization of all products.
Dawn Norman - Clinical and Regulatory Advisor
Dawn Norman is a managing partner at Memphis Regulatory Consulting. She brings to the table over 15 years of Clinical Affairs Management experience working for companies as large as Medtronic as well as for start-ups. Dawn provides guidance on clinical studies and on the regulatory approval process for all products.