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.

Michael R. Jaff, DO

Operational Partner
Michael R. Jaff, DO is the Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President of clinical affairs, technology and innovation at Boston Scientific Corporation. A professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Jaff was the President of...

Geoff Pardo

General Partner Healthtech
Geoff Pardo joined Gilde Healthcare in 2011 as a Partner working out of the office in Boston/Cambridge, MA and is focusing on Gilde's investments in North America. He led the investments in Ablative Solutions, Inari...

Edwin de Graaf

Managing Partner
Edwin de Graaf is founder and managing partner of Gilde Healthcare. Edwin joined Gilde in 1997 following a career of 3 years as a tax consultant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC). He is co-responsible...