Executive Team

Skip Baldino

Skip Baldino

President and CEO

Skip Baldino

President and CEO
Skip Baldino has over 35 years in the healthcare industry. Just prior to his role at EndoGastric Solutions (EGS), he served four years as President, Americas for Given Imaging-a world leader in GI medical devices, offering healthcare providers a range of innovative options for visualizing, diagnosing and monitoring the digestive system. Covidien completed its acquisition of Given Imaging in February 2014 in an $860 million deal (Medtronic now acquired Covidien). Prior to Given Imaging, he enjoyed a distinguished 26-year career at Abbott Laboratories-a worldwide diversified health care company. While there, Mr. Baldino established an outstanding track record of consistent and high-performing financial and organizational success. His experience encompasses various key customer segments, as well as a wide range of product portfolios, product life-cycles, new product launches, and integrations. As a divisional Vice President, he held key commercial leadership roles in: Diabetes Care, Diagnostics, Medical Products (Corporate), Hospital Products (now known as Hospira), Health Systems, and Specialty Products. Mr. Baldino graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Philadelphia University. Mr. Baldino was also the Chairman of the Board of ACell, a regenerative medicine company that was focused on the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of medical devices for wound management and surgical soft tissue repair. He served on ACell’s board from 2015 until their January 2021 sale to Integra Health Sciences valued up to $400 million, including a $300M upfront payment.

Michael Burke

Michael Burke

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Burke

Chief Financial Officer
Michael Burke has more than 30 years of public and private experience working in corporate finance and banking. He joined EGS in 2015. Prior to joining EGS, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landauer, Inc. During his time with Landauer, Mr. Burke led various initiatives to support the company’s strategic growth and transformation of its global finance, corporate development and investor relations. Mr. Burke is currently on the board of a NASDAQ listed environmental services company, serving on its audit and nomination & governance committees and previously served as Vice Chair of the Albany Medical Center. Previously, Mr. Burke held public company senior leadership roles as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Albany International Corp. and as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Intermagnetics General Corporation, a medical device company, as a senior leadership team member to design and execute a business transformation and growth strategy that ultimately led to it being acquired for $1.3 billion. Mr. Burke was also Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HbT, Inc., having led the company’s successful raise of over $20 million in private institutional capital in advance of a planned $120 million IPO. Prior to joining HbT, Mr. Burke was a Managing Director within the U.S. Investment Banking Department of CIBC Oppenheimer Corp., and a Director for the Global Investment Banking Division of Barclays de Zoete Wedd. Mr. Burke graduated from Lake Forest College with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He also completed graduate studies at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as part of Barclays’ management development program.

Joyce Oldenburg

Joyce Oldenburg

Senior Director, Human Resources

Joyce Oldenburg

Senior Director, Human Resources
Joyce Oldenburg has over 30 years of experience in the human resources field primarily in the healthcare industry.  Prior to joining EGS, Joyce held human resources positions at Quinton Instrument Company (acquired by Tyco Healthcare/Kendall Division) and Plexus Corporation. Joyce joined EndoGastric Solutions in 2005 helping to build EndoGastric Solutions into a world-class organization. Joyce Oldenburg has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Western Washington University.
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Darren Crow

Darren Crow

Vice President, R&D and Operations

Darren Crow

Vice President, R&D and Operations
Darren Crow has over 20 years of medical research and development experience. He has been with EGS since 2005 and has held a number of engineering positions at EGS including Director of Research and Development. He has led the development of several EsophyX products through successful introductions. Prior to EGS he held various engineering leadership roles at Plexus/SeaMED Corporation and Siemens Medical. His past development experience includes cardiology, radiation therapy, optical sensing and medical imaging. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho and a MS in Physics from University of Washington.

Ted Stephens

Ted Stephens

Vice President, Marketing and Professional Education

Ted Stephens

Vice President, Marketing and Professional Education
Ted Stephens is a Sales and Marketing executive leader with over 20 years of diverse experience across global markets in the medical device industry. He has extensive knowledge and experience in both minimally invasive surgery and therapeutic GI markets Prior to joining EGS he held commercial leadership positions at Novadaq, Apollo Endosurgery and Ethicon Endo-Surgery (Johnson & Jonson). As Director of Marketing at Novadaq, Mr. Stephens was responsible for all aspects of the commercial growth strategy and execution for Novadaq’s portfolio of fluorescence imaging products. In 2010, Mr. Stephens joined Apollo Endosurgery as the Director of Marketing and was promoted to the VP of Global Marketing where he led a global team to execute all aspects of marketing strategies for a global portfolio of products to include up and downstream product strategies, brand management, advertising, communications, medical education, healthcare economics and strategic planning. Mr. Stephens also led the commercial diligence and integration efforts for $115M acquisition of Allergan’s Obesity Products division. Prior to his time at Apollo, Mr. Stephens spent over 16 years at Ethicon Endo-Surgery in positions of increasing responsibility to include Engineering, Account Manager, Division Manager, Product Director and Director of Market Creation developing and commercializing products and procedures in the minimally invasive surgery space. Mr. Stephens holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Michigan State University.

Martin Reid

Martin Reid

Vice President, Sales

Martin Reid

Vice President, Sales
Martin Reid has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining EGS, he held senior sales leadership positions in the GI space with Olympus Corporation of the Americas, Johnson & Johnson, and Given Imaging. Mr. Reid has established a consistent and successful track record of building and leading high-performance sales organizations. His experience includes launching new and paradigm shifting medical technologies, market development, IDN engagement, and Key Account partnerships. Mr. Reid graduated from Whitworth University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business.

Sheryl McCalman

Sheryl McCalman

Senior Director, Finance

Sheryl McCalman

Senior Director, Finance
Sheryl McCalman has over 35 years of professional experience in Finance and Accounting. She joined EGS in 2010 as our Director of Finance & Controller and is responsible for the corporation’s accounting and financial operations while also managing complex modeling and forecasting associated with strategic planning. After graduating from Oregon State University with a BS degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in Accounting and Finance, and a minor in Math, Sheryl earned her CPA in 1993 as she began her career in accounting and finance.
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Craig Gonzales, RN

Craig Gonzales, RN

Senior Director, Healthcare Economics, Policy and Reimbursement

Craig Gonzales, RN

Senior Director, Healthcare Economics, Policy and Reimbursement
Craig Gonzales has over 20 years broad-based experience across different disciplines of healthcare economics, reimbursement, product and provider service line development, payers and health policy. He has been with EGS since 2015. Prior to EGS, he worked for St. Jude Medical, Premera Blue Cross, and as a consultant with ECG Management Consultants and HDR Architecture. He also worked as a nurse in the U.S. Army. Mr. Gonzales has a JD and MBA from the University of Washington. He also has a BSN from the University of San Francisco.

John Griffin

John Griffin

Senior Director, Training and Professional Education

John Griffin

Senior Director, Training and Professional Education
John Griffin has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to leading the global Education and Training division for EGS, he held front-line and senior level sales, marketing, strategic accounts, and professional education positions with Medline Industries, Johnson & Johnson, and CAE Healthcare. John has a bachelors degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Andrea Millers

Andrea Millers

Senior Director, Market Development

Andrea Millers

Senior Director, Market Development
Andrea Millers has been successfully commercializing and bringing to market innovative and disruptive technologies in medical device for over 20 years. Andrea joined the EGS team almost 5 years ago leading the marketing direction and strategic vision for EGS and managing the Market Development Team. Prior to EGS, she spent over 5 years in the GI space with Avantis Medical Systems bringing innovative visualization technology to market. She spent time in sales and marketing roles to implement market development strategies in the women’s health and orthopedic space and has also worked on the agency side of marketing as the Director of Marketing and Business Development for a digital advertising agency in California. Early in her career, Andrea spent over 9 years at INAMED Health as a Senior Marketing Manager marketing the Lap-Band for bariatric surgery. Andrea was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, Pre-Law from California Polytechnic University. Andrea now lives in Austin, TX and when she’s not working you may find Andrea teaching a Saturday afternoon yoga class or watching her son’s college football game!

Vishnu Venkatesan

Vishnu Venkatesan

Senior Director, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs

Vishnu Venkatesan

Senior Director, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs
Vishnu Venkatesan has over 15 years of experience in quality management system, design quality, risk management, CAPA, complaint handling, supplier quality and manufacturing support. Vishnu has been with EGS since 2018. Prior to EGS he held quality management and quality engineering roles at Creganna Medical, St. Jude Medical and TE Connectivity. Vishnu holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from the Bharathiyar University, India and a MS in Industrial Engineering from University of Texas at Arlington.
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