May 1-3, 2017 • San Diego, California
Kirk Zeller is passionate about bringing to market innovative medical devices and has more than twenty-three years of experience doing so in markets around the world. Determined to become effective at global commercialization Kirk started his career as a heart valves sales rep in Japan and supplemented his industry experience with medical device focused academic research and study in seven different countries. Kirk’s functional expertise includes sales, marketing, channel management, market development, business development, and commercial development for companies including J&J, Micrus Endovascular, SI-BONE, PneumRx, Japan Lifeline, and Goodman (NIPRO). Over the last two decades Kirk has facilitated the launch of a wide range of medical devices in Japan and other international markets.
Kirk has a DBA from the International School of Management (Paris) and MBA from Imperial College London with a specialization in BioPharma and Health Technology Entrepreneurship. His doctoral dissertation was entitled “European Market Entry Strategies for Venture Capital Financed Medical Device Companies: Where, When, How, and Why” and his MBA thesis was entitled “Financing and Beyond: The Role of Venture Capital in Silicon Valley Based Medical Device Companies.” Kirk’s undergraduate studies were completed at Nanzan University (Nagoya), Senshu University (Tokyo), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.