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.
Vance clement - Chief Executive 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.
Spencer Jones - Founder and chief Technology 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 dislodgement prevention. This led to the birth of SafeBreak Vascular 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 Fayetteville Innovation Council and was the Entrepreneur in Residence for the Hub X Life Sciences Accelerator for 2016.
Jordan Mykleby - Director of Engineering
Jordan came 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.
LINEUS MEDICAL'S FOUNDING
Spencer Jones, a registered nurse, became frustrated as the patient's under his care repeatedly dislodged their peripheral IVs. Most of the time the dislodgement was an accident, but sometimes patients pulled them out on purpose. He thought, "There must be a better way." Spencer came up with the idea of creating a controlled separation in an IV line, so that the harmful forces would not pull out the IV catheter. He did a patent search and found that another nurse had patented the same idea. Spencer was able to purchase the patent and Lineus Medical® was formed.
The product ("SafeBreak®") and the company (LineGard Med at the time) were accepted into the ZeroTo510 business accelerator in Memphis, TN in May of 2015 that specializes in medical devices. Spencer refined the business plan, developed prototypes, and pitched the product to several hospital administrators and clinicians in the Memphis area. Spencer exited the business incubator in August of 2015 and set about raising seed money to get the company off the ground.
See his "Demo Day Pitch" below as the company exits the business incubator.
LINEUS MEDICAL CEO PITCHES AT DEMO DAY
August 20, 2015 - Spencer Jones makes the final pitch for LineGard Med's SafeBreak Vascular product at ZeroTo510 Business Accelerator Demo Day in Memphis, Tennessee.
Patient centered – always improve the outcome for the patient. There is always a patient at the end of the line.
People and relationships are first
Clinically driven – listen to frontline healthcare professionals and develop impactful solutions to real problems
3-Quotes philosophy – make sure we understand complex situations and create a win-win for all parties. When we are buying something of significance, we always get three quotes before making the purchase.
Speed of business – gather necessary information and be decisive
Creativity – ideas are welcome, nurtured and rewarded
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