Mika Nishimura

Operational Partner

Mika Nishimura is a seasoned senior executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in medical device industry.

During her tenure as the Director of Global Marketing at Guidant Vascular Intervention and Vice President, International Sales Operations and Marketing at ev3, Inc., Ms. Nishimura started and built franchises contributing significant, consistent revenue and profit growth with operations in over 30 markets.

In 1999, Ms. Nishimura founded The BLG Group, a leading consulting practice advising both investors and device companies. Her clients have sought her group’s advice on critical strategic initiatives ranging from identifying high-priority acquisition targets, developing a product/technology road map based on rigorous analyses and strategic thinking, or creating and executing a geographical expansion plan.  She is a frequent speaker at medical device and life science conferences.

In April 2011, Ms. Nishimura became Vice President, Commercial Development for Auxogyn, Inc., an early-stage life science company focused on improving success rates of in-vitro fertilization procedures.

Ms. Nishimura holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics with distinction, summa cum laude from Yale University.