Our Advisors

Florence Black

CEO, President, Founder

•Medical Device Marketing Executive with expertise in international markets Arena for more than 25 years.

•Born in France and now living in the U.S., she truly has global presence, knowledge and insight.

•Global Vice President and Global Director of Strategic Marketing, for Corporations big and small , Public and Private ( including Private Equity Backed) such as Draeger Medical, Itamar Medical, Beaver Visitec International

•Marketing Expert/Consultant for corporations such as HP Medical, Tyco Electronics and TRW.

•Double Master Degree in both Marketing and Finance.

Dave Sheppard

Managing Director, Co-Founder  

•Leader in the Medical Device Industry for more than 30 years.

•President, GM and VP roles for Companies of Various Size including Covidien 

•Work at start-up organizations (including working pre-IPO on a successful IPO company)

•Completed distribution and licensing deals with over 150 international businesses 28 countries, comprising of Major Fortune 500 companies (i.e. GE, Philips, Siemens, etc.) as well as smaller entities.

•Global network of contacts with channel partners, large and small.

•M&A – Sell side & Buy side for over 19 years

•Successfully obtained EBIT growth thru successful M&A activities.

David Cheung

Managing Partner - MedWorld Advisors Hong Kong

  • Director and Founder of Girton Global Services Co., Ltd

  • Over 20 years of Medical Device, MedTech experience in Asia Pacific

  • OEM relationship Experts in Asia Pacific with relationships with Large and small companies

  • Educated in Great Britain. Fluent in Chinese

Scott Hayden

Global M&A Advisor


  • 26 years in the Medical Device Industry. This includes working with over half of the top 50 Medical Device OEMs.

  • Worked in all facets of the industry, from product design, business development, sales leadership and most recently CEO

  • Successfully planned and executed  an exit strategy for an OEM Company with manufacturing facilities in Shenzhen China aimed at maximizing the return for the Private Equity owners. 

Ramanand Mundkur

M&A India

  •  M&A lawyer since 1994, based in Bangalore India.

  • Over 60 M&A transactions, development and  licencing transactions in the last nine years.​​​

  • Deal size vary in size from US$ 0.5 million (angel and seed investments) to private equity and strategic investments in the US$ 100 million range.​​

Balthasar Wicki

M&A Switzerland


  • Specialties: M&A, family owned companies, corporate legal issues, international market development, innovation management, social media, competition of the 21st Century.

  • Legal and strategic support for internationally active SME (small and medium enterprises) - liquidity crisis management, integration, M&A, acquisitions etc.

  • Based in Zurich but works with all European countries  

  • Lived and worked in India and China. ​

Shai Kuttner

M&A Netherlands, M&A Israel


  • Extensive experience in cross-border transactions, IPO’s and multinational tax structuring and restructuring in both mainly in Israel, Netherlands and the United States.

  • Has close ties with listed companies in Israel and the United States and with large private companies and investors operating in a number of sectors including high-tech and medical equipment, various industries and immovable property.

  • Studied law at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and qualified as a lawyer in 1984.

  • Worked as a lawyer in the United States from 1986 to 1991.

  • Came to live in the Netherlands in 1992 and studied European law and tax law at the University of Amsterdam.

  • Shai speaks fluent Hebrew and English, and he is a member of the New York Bar Association and the Israeli Bar Association.

Urs Breitsprecher

M&A Germany

  • InternationalM&A,  tax law, as well as contract commercial and litigation.

  • Based in Duesseldorf Germany

  • Specialties: Dual qualified lawyer in Germany (Rechtsanwalt) and England/ Wales (Solicitor Fachanwalt für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht (Certified Lawyer Corporate and Commercial Law), Fachanwalt Steuerrecht (Certified Lawyer Tax Law) German, English and International company and tax law, as well as contract commercial and litigation.

Cliff Ansel

Commercialization, M&A Canada


  • Consultant focused on advising early stage companies in the areas of strategy, finance, IP, business planning, M&A, and marketing.

  • Cliff  focuses on medical and health technologies, but also works in the crossover space between medtech and digital technologies.

  • 12 years founding and growing a group of medical device companies.

  • Held CEO positions at Thornhill Medical and Adjuvant Therapeutics.

Joe Hage

Medical Marketing Communications


  • Leader of the Medical Devices Group, the world's largest medical device community (over 300,000 memebrs)

  • Host of the annual 10x Medical Device Conference (http://MedicalDeviceEvents.com)

  • Medical device marketer specializing in marketing communications and strategy, lead generation, and website development for medical device and related companies.

David Ataide

Global, Cross Border M&A ​​

  • Over 30 years experience, an accomplished global healthcare executive with core expertise in:

    • M&A 

    • General management

    • Marketing

    • Channels of distribution

    • Services and business development

  • Domain expertise in a wide variety of medical device, imaging and healthcare I.T. markets

  • Worked in key leadership positions at HP Medical, Philips, GE Healthcare.

Roger S. Mecca, MD

Renowned Anesthesiologist, subspecialized in Critical Care, special expertise in Respiratory Physiology, Postoperative Care, and Complications of Anesthesia and Surgery



  • University of California at Irvine

  • Harvard Medical School

  • Worked for Covidien as Medical Advisor

  • Medical device development

  • Hyperbaric medicine

  • Aerospace medicine

  • Professional publication