Thomas M. Loarie, Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Loarie grew up in Chicago, began his career in aerospace, then moved into healthcare. His 45+ year healthcare career includes 13 years with American Hospital Supply Corp (now Baxter) where he was assigned to 13 U.S. and international operations as a turnaround executive before being appointed President, American Heyer-Schulte. He was then recruited by Tom Perkins (Kleiner Perkins) to translate KPCB’s first medical technology investment from research to an operating company. He has led many early-stage stage companies through multiple financings, raising over $200 million in both the private and public markets. He has deep strategic and operational experience in biotherapeutics, medical technology, and connected health.
Mr. Loarie serves as Executive Chairman of eMedonline and as an independent board member for Clarity Medical Systems and the ReFocus Group which are later-stage companies.
Mr. Loarie serves on the Dean’s Council, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego; and as an advisory board member for Enterprise Ireland and the Healthcare Angels. He has served as assistant professor of surgery, Creighton University Medical School; as a Board Member of the California Healthcare Institute; as a Trustee of the Graduate Theological Union; and as guest lecturer at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, & Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business. He has lectured and written extensively on medical technology innovation and its implications for health care public policy, including articles in the Wall Street Journal, Royal Academy of Engineering World Technology Update, the Journal of Applied Manufacturing Systems and the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He is a Salem Network Radio co-host for “The Mentors” and a top book reviewer for Amazon.com.
Mr. Loarie received his B.S.M.E. from the University of Notre Dame, participated in graduate business studies at the Universities of Minnesota and Chicago, and attended executive marketing leadership programs at Columbia University and UCLA.