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Jeff Christian

座長CEO, Phoenix DeVentures

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Jeffrey J Christian (Jeff, Chris in Japan) is founder and CEO of Phoenix DeVentures Inc. Founded in January 2001, Phoenix DeVentures is dedicated to working with creative medical professionals, entrepreneurs, and established medical device businesses to invent and develop solutions for the evolving medical device market. Collaborating with clients, Phoenix is experienced in the process of creating new concepts, tackling regulatory hurdles, developing products for emerging device markets and manufacturing for small to medium size markets. With over 50 employees, Phoenix is a vertically integrated company with considerable capabilities in-house.

Prior to founding Phoenix DeVentures Inc., Mr. Christian had been with several startup companies, growing them from the garage through IPO and acquisition. Included in this spectrum of companies was a business failure which provided significant experience on the down side of the startup industry. Joining Advanced Cardiovascular Systems in 1984, Mr. Christian grew through various management roles, including VP R&D and engineering at 2 companies before starting Phoenix DeVentures. With over 43 patents (inventor and co-inventor) to his credit, Mr. Christian is experienced in the process of generating and developing new products for improving healthcare.

Additionally, before embarking on medical device career, as a young man Mr. Christian spent 2 years in Japan.