Mika Nishimura - Gilde Healthcare

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Mika Nishimura
Operational Partner
United States of America

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.

Edward Hanlon

Associate Healthtech
Venture&Growth
Edward Hanlon joined Gilde Healthcare in 2020 in the Cambridge office and focuses on Healthtech. Prior to joining Gilde, Edward worked in advisory for Health Advances, a consulting firm operating across healthcare sectors in medical...

Stefan Luzi

Partner Therapeutics
Venture&Growth
Stefan Luzi joined Gilde Healthcare in 2015. He is focusing on venture and growth capital investments in the biopharmaceutical sector. He led several investments and currently represents Gilde on the boards of Lava Therapeutics B.V....

Dan Secor

Associate Healthtech
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Dan Secor joined Gilde Healthcare in 2020 in the Cambridge office and focuses on the Healthtech sector. He was part of Gilde’s investment team in Eargo, where he served as a board observer. Before joining...