The MedCelerate Consulting Group, LLC is led by Greg Davis, a seasoned medical device executive with broad global and functional experience in finance, manufacturing, sales and general management. Greg has worked with businesses ranging from Fortune 100 companies to venture capital, start-up companies, some with fewer than five employees. During his 25-year career, Greg spent more than 11 years working and living in Latin America, Asia and Japan. He also has significant manufacturing and commercialization experience in Europe and the Middle East.
Prior to founding MedCelerate, Greg had a successful, diverse career with Eli Lilly, Guidant and Tryton Medical, introducing new, novel technologies such as implantable defibrillators, heart failure resynchronization therapy, beating heart cardiac surgery products and coronary stents. He has successfully commercialized more than 30 new technologies across 38 countries.
During his tenure as CEO of Tryton Medical, Greg launched the company’s Side Branch Stent across 22 countries in Europe and the Middle East, where it quickly became the established market leader. In addition, he raised $20 million to initiate the first and only randomized U.S. clinical trial to evaluate a dedicated bifurcated stent.
While at Guidant, he held numerous management positions of increasing responsibility. These include president of Guidant Japan, with P&L responsibility for the company’s $225 million cardiovascular business. Prior to his work in Japan, Greg managed Guidant’s product portfolio in 13 Asian countries. Earlier in his career he was instrumental in the start up and management of a FDA-regulated, Class III manufacturing facility in Puerto Rico. Greg started his career in various financial management roles with Cardiac Pacemakers and Eli Lilly.
Greg is a sought-after global speaker on entrepreneurship and international medical device commercialization and manufacturing at leading industry and trade association conferences. He is Chairman and founding board member for ibiliti (www.ibiliti-nc.com), a non-profit organization created to accelerate the growth and commercialization of advanced medical technologies in North Carolina. He is also a board member of the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA).
Greg holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University where he teaches a graduate level course focused on medical device commercialization.