Mr. Barthel is an experienced executive leader in the healthcare and medical device space with the proven ability to straddle the worlds of large corporations and early-stage businesses. Has relevant P&L and senior leadership experience as a Managing Director for Henry Schein’s Orthopedic Surgical Instrumentation business, as an Area Vice President for the Southeast Division for Medtronic GIH in Atlanta, GA and as Vice President, SmartPill for Given Imaging in Duluth, GA. Previously as President and CEO, led The SmartPill Corp., a GI medical device start-up in Buffalo, NY from a patent for an ingestible motility capsule through product development, fund raising, clinical trials, FDA approvals, manufacturing, reimbursement, commercialization and eventual sale of the business.
Mr. Barthel has coordinated and executed multiple capital fundraising efforts, driving significant revenue growth and has the ability to establish commercial viability across multiple disciplines, strategic partners and sales channels. David’s focus has been on building businesses through strategic partnerships, global market and channel development, talent and cross functional team development and the creation of economic and clinical value propositions that drive sustainable growth.
Mr. Barthel earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Norbert College in Depere, Wi and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Lake Forest, Il.