Director and Head of the MedTech practice at Broadview Ventures
Maria Berkman, MD from the UCLA School of Medicine, MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Maria is a Director and Head of the MedTech practice at Broadview Ventures. She shares responsibility for all aspects of Broadview’s investment activity, from identification and screening of new opportunities, through due diligence, negotiation of deal structure, and portfolio company board involvement. Prior to joining Broadview Ventures, Maria was a management consultant at Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte), and before that, Maria trained within the Partners HealthCare System at Newton Wellesley Hospital in General Surgery. Maria serves on the boards of 480 Biomedical, Adient, BioKier, Cardialen, FineHeart, Vascular Graft Solutions, Vectorious, and Zumbro Discovery. In addition to her role at Broadview Ventures, Maria contributes time as a SBIR/STTR grant reviewer for the National Science Foundation and is a Strategic Advisory Board Member for the RAD BioMed Accelerator in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Bertrand is a Physics Engineer cumulating 20 years of experience in High Tech companies (from startups to larger groups) in global environments (Europe, US, Asia). He developed several breakthrough technologies from proof of concept to high volume markets, with industrialization transfers (low & high volumes) and QA management responsibilities (qualification, reliability, quality systems, international audits), in the field of Microsystems, Optics and Consumer Electronics, and more extensively in the implantable medical devices industry (10 years as R&D Manager for SORIN/LIVANOVA) putting on the market 10+ families of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators. Bertrand holds 12 patents, and funded his own startup in 2016 developing unprecendeted Titanium based MEMS components for the medical industry. In parallel, he is bringing his technical, managerial business expertise and leadership skills as a senior consultant for DOLIAM, a French group investing in highly innovative medical solutions.
Over 30 years of international leadership experience in the medical device industry, where he developed early-stage companies, participated in an Initial Public Offering, and led several mergers, acquisitions, and financing rounds. Dr. Boulnois’ focus has been on managing high growth opportunities, either through innovation, unique business models, or strategic expansion. He is co-author of five books and more than 35 peer-reviewed scientific articles in applied physics and biophysics. He is bi-national, American and French.
Chief Executive of Lauak Group and formally Finance Director
Lauak Group is a family owned company specialized in the aeronautics industry. With an annual turnover of €200 million and 1830 employees, it has a worldwide manufacturing footprint with operations in France, Canada, India, Mexico and Portugal.
Chief Executive Officer & co-founder
Arnaud started his career as a research engineer by Air Liquide in 1997. In 1998, he joined Medtronic, where he had the opportunity to grow up in one of the world-class leading medtech organizations. A senior executive with more than 17 years of experience managing sales, marketing, clinical, personnel, and merchandising at district and regional levels, Arnaud completed his academic training with an MBA from IAE Paris and a graduate from HEC Start-Up. His taste for an entrepreneurial way led him to co-found FineHeart in 2010.
Director, co-founder of FineHeart
More than 20-years of experience as a key account manager in « Cardiology Rhythm Management division » for EDWARDS, SORIN GROUP, and MEDTRONIC. Expert in Pacemaker, ICD, and Resynchronization therapies market development. Co-founder and manager of STIMUPRAT EDITIONS and EDUPRAT TRAINING companies dedicated to entirely new numerical medical education methods.