Mr. David L. Barthel – CEO
Mr. David L. 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. Mr. Barthel founded The SmartPill Corp. and led the company as CEO & President until its acquisition by medical device giant, Medtronic. Mr. Barthel successfully took The SmartPill company, developing an innovative ingestible sensor-based capsule for diagnosing GI motility disorders, from its initial patent through the entire product development process, raising more than $70 million in multiple funding rounds. Mr. Barthel led his team through multiple clinical trials, manufacturing, FDA approval, commercialization and successful insurance reimbursement. After the acquisition by Medtronic, Mr. Barthel joined the company as Area Vice President, GIH Southeast Division.
Most recently, Mr. Barthel was CEO of Health Logic Interactive Inc. and its wholly owned Subsidiary, My Health Logic Inc. In less than a year, Mr. Barthel led the Company from an initial patent pending technology with proof-of-concept data to building an IP portfolio and further advancing its lab-on-chip technology platform. Mr. Barthel was responsible for implementing product and software development partners, the preparation of an FDA pre-submission, leading discussions with several potential strategic partners, integrating a strong clinical and business team-based culture, and the establishment of a diverse Scientific Advisory Board.
Mr. Barthel also 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.
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.