Jeff is our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors and has served in these positions since he founded the company in December 1998. Jeff has over 30 years of in-depth management experience with companies developing, marketing and manufacturing products for ESRD patients. He has led NxStage since its inception, guiding it through all of its developmental phases to the successful initiation and rapid growth of commercial activities, its initial public offering, the acquisition of Medisystems Corporation, the evolution of the product line, and into services. Prior to founding NxStage, Jeff co-founded Vasca, Inc., a company providing innovative implantable access devices, where he was the President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as Chairman of the Board. He gained significant renal industry experience during his nine years in the Renal Division at Gambro, Inc., a medical technology company, with his last position as Director of Marketing and Advanced Technologies. During his career he has been an inventor on over 50 U.S. patents for medical devices.
Jeff received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.