Eric B. Compton
was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of Z-Medica in March 2018.
Mr. Compton most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Hologic where he made significant contributions to the growth and profitability of the organization. Mr. Compton was accountable for $3.0 billion in global sales in the diagnostics, mammography imaging, women's surgical, and medical aesthetics spaces. He was responsible for all domestic and international commerical divisions and at various times he oversaw operations, quality, regulatory, and business development functions.
Mr. Compton began his career at Proctor & Gamble where he held various sales and marketing roles. He later joined Johnson & Johnson where he progressed through a series of positions of increasingly greater responsibility in their Consumer and Medical Device businesses, including U.S. President of LifeScan and Worldwide President of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. During his accomplished career at J&J he was recongized for exceeding forecasts with double-digit growth, developing and implementing key strategic plans for multibillion dollar product portfolios, leading new product development efforts, and creating award-winning advertising campaigns.
Mr. Compton is the former Chairman of the AdvaMedDX Board of Directors. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Kennesaw State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond.
David M. Dean
joined Z-Medica in April 2011 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Dean was promoted to the additional position of Chief Operating Officer in February 2012.
Prior to joining Z-Medica, Mr. Dean served as Chief Operating and Financial Officer for a Connecticut-based consumer product company, Slocum & Sons. In addition to securing term and revolving credit facilities, Mr. Dean structured and negotiated the successful sale of the company to a New York-based firm in 2009. Mr. Dean remained Chief Operating and Financial Officer until joining Z-Medica.
In April 2003, Mr. Dean was hired as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Protedyne Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of sophisticated, robust automation technology used in diagnostic and drug discovery processes. Protedyne was a venture-backed company. Mr. Dean led three rounds of financing during his tenure at Protedyne, before LabCorp purchased the company in 2007.
Prior to Protedyne, Mr. Dean served as Vice President of Finance and Accounting at Packard BioScience, a Connecticut-based global company, which manufactures technology and assays used in the drug discovery process. During his tenure, he was integrally involved in thirteen acquisitions (both business and technology related) and three divestitures. In addition, Mr. Dean played a critical role in the company’s successful initial public offering in April 2001. Packard was eventually sold to Perkin Elmer Life Sciences where he served briefly as Chief Financial Officer of Integration, overseeing the global integration of Packard’s businesses with those of Perkin Elmer.
Previously, Mr. Dean worked at Arthur Andersen for thirteen years, serving in senior leadership roles. Mr. Dean was responsible for providing auditing and accounting services to several of the firm’s Fortune 500 clients. Mr. Dean is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.
is Executive Vice President | Corporate Development at Z-Medica and has been with the company since January 2011.
In this role, Ms. Dubey is responsible for Business Development, Research & Development, Quality Assurance, Clinical Affairs, and US and International Regulatory Affairs. Prior to being promoted to this role, she held leadership positions in Business Development, Strategic Planning, and Research & Development at Z-Medica.
Prior to joining Z-Medica, Ms. Dubey was a Biomaterials Research Manager at Kensey Nash Corporation (now DSM Biomedical). At Kensey Nash, she held numerous positions in research and product development, working on advanced biomaterials and regenerative medicine products using biomedical polyurethanes, resorbable polymers, bioceramics, coatings, collagens, and extracellular matrices. Being a leading development and manufacturing partner, Ms. Dubey had the opportunity to collaborate with several small and large medical device companies and prominent research institutions during her time at Kensey Nash. Ms. Dubey gained broad experience developing products for various markets, including cardiovascular, orthopedics, sports medicine, neurosurgery, general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and wound care. Leading cross-functional teams, she has extensive experience in all aspects of medical device development – from concept to launch.
Ms. Dubey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and dual Master of Science degrees in Engineering Management and Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University. She also completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Ms. Dubey is an inventor with issued and pending patents and is an author of peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Joseph M. Azary
joined Z-Medica in June 2012 as Vice President | Quality Assurance. Mr. Azary was promoted to the additional position of International Regulatory Affairs in January 2014.
Mr. Azary is responsible for quality and compliance activities, as well as international compliance, registrations, and regulatory affairs.
Mr. Azary has over 25 years of experience in various quality and regulatory positions in the medical device and healthcare industry. Prior to joining Z-Medica, Mr. Azary held positions with US Surgical (now part of Covidien), Johnson & Johnson, Fujifilm Medical Systems, and Sekisui Diagnostics. Additionally, Mr. Azary was the President and Owner of Azary Technologies, a regulatory and quality consultancy firm that worked with over 180 medical device companies. Orchid Orthopedic Solutions acquired Azary Technologies in 2008.
Mr. Azary is a Certified Quality Auditor and an active member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Mr. Azary has held various positions on the ASQ Executive Board for the past thirteen years.
Mr. Azary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from University of Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Public Health from Sacred Heart University.
Daniel J. Burns
was appointed Vice President | Manufacturing for Z-Medica in June 2013 and has been with the company since April 2006.
Mr. Burns has held various positions in manufacturing during his tenure at Z-Medica. Currently, he is responsible for all in-house production, contract manufacturing, product and equipment purchasing, and machine engineering. Mr. Burns is also responsible for training and process efficiency.
Mr. Burns has over 35 years of experience in various manufacturing disciplines. Mr. Burns started in the soft drink industry as plant manager, followed by 20 years in flexible packaging as Plant Manager, Vice President, and Owner. Prior to joining Z-Medica, Mr. Burns managed the production operations at Atherotech Lab, a cholesterol testing facility.
Mr. Burns received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and History from Jacksonville State University.
David J. Clarke
was appointed Vice President | US Healthcare Sales for Z-Medica in August 2014 and has been with the company since April 2013.
Mr. Clarke has over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior to joining Z-Medica, he held the position of Regional Vice President for Olympus America, a worldwide leader in medical video and endoscopes. Previously, Mr. Clarke spent nearly 10 years with American Cystoscope Makers Inc. (ACMI). Mr. Clarke led ACMI, the last American endoscope maker, to become the primary leader in the sale of Urology-Gynecology surgical scopes and video systems. Mr. Clarke was also employed by B. Braun Medical and Pfizer.
Mr. Clarke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics from St. Lawrence University and a Master of Arts degree in Government from Harvard University. He is also a former United States Army Intelligence Officer.
Scott A. Garrett
is Vice President | Military/Tactical Programs for Z-Medica and has been with the company since June 2006.
Mr. Garrett leads the Military and Tactical business unit responsible for sales and training of QuikClot products to the United States Department of Defense, Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies, and EMS/First Responders. Previously, Mr. Garrett held the position of Director of Military Relations and Government Affairs. Prior to joining Z-Medica, Mr. Garrett held positions of increasingly greater responsibility with Aventis Pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Garrett’s career began in the United States Army, where he served more than eight years in numerous leadership positions in Armor and Cavalry organizations, including platoon, company, and battalion levels. He served in multiple deployments, including a combat tour in Iraq in 2003.
Mr. Garrett is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and a Distinguished Military Graduate. Mr. Garrett also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Manny C. Montoya
is Vice President | Corporate Accounts for Z-Medica and has been with the company since May 2013.
Mr. Montoya started his career at Z-Medica as an Area Vice President of Sales. He was appointed to Vice President, Corporate Accounts in August 2014. Mr. Montoya is responsible for the company’s Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) and Integrated Healthcare Network (IHN) direction and strategy.
Prior to joining Z-Medica, Mr. Montoya held numerous sales and leadership positions, with a focus on executive-level selling and negotiating to hospitals, GPOs, and IHNs. Mr. Montoya previously served at medical device companies, including Mauna Kea Technologies, Inc., EndoGastric Solutions, Inc., Intuitive Surgical, Inc., and Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson.
Mr. Montoya holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Arizona, and has completed the internationally renowned Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Melinda M. Polson
joined Z-Medica in October 2005 as Controller. Ms. Polson was promoted to the additional position of Vice President | Finance in July 2013.
Ms. Polson provides leadership to a broad range of departments, including financial reporting, cash management, customer service, sales and expense analysis, and human resources. She has implemented new ERP systems, designed new financial reporting systems, and improved human resource practices.
Ms. Polson began her accounting career at Coopers & Lybrand and with a regional accounting firm performing audits, tax, and consulting services. She specialized in client bases ranging from manufacturing and construction to financial services. Ms. Polson also launched her own consulting business. Her engagements focused on collaborating with small business owners including strategic planning and design for small business start-ups, along with design and implementation of accounting systems, and tax planning.
Ms. Polson is a Certified Public Accountant and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Connecticut.