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 25 years of experience in the medical device space. He started with Lineus Medical in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer. He served as 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. Vance began his career at Wright Medical Technology (now Microport) 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 an MBA from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN.
Spencer Jones, RN, BSN - 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.
Stacey Powell, RN, BSN - Director of Sales and Sales Operations
Stacey joined the Lineus Medical team in 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from the University of Tulsa. Stacey’s patient care background includes Level One Trauma Emergency Nursing as well as Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units. She also has experience in Occupational Health Nursing and Case Management. Stacey has multiple years of medical sales, including surgical device as well as pharmaceutical. She has served in numerous training roles in both the clinical and pharmaceutical settings.
Louis Diesel - Director of Business Development for Asia
Louis joined Spencer Jones at the inception of the company in the ZeroTo510 accelerator in 2015. Since then, he worked with Unilever and Nielsen and has developed and worked with 4 different venture-backed startups on 3 different continents. Louis graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s of Science in International Business and received a Bachelor’s of Science from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea in International Finance and Trade. Louis has lived and worked in Korea since 2016. Louis rejoined the Lineus Medical team as Director of Business Development for Asia in 2018.
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