Management team

Anton Clifford, PhD

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Anton is the CEO and a founding member of Moximed Inc. Prior to joining Moximed, Anton held a variety of R&D management positions at Abbott Vascular, a division of Abbott Laboratories, including Director of Research and Development for Coronary Technologies. In 2005, Anton was inducted into Abbott Laboratories Volweiler Society, a society established to recognize the company’s most distinguished scientists and engineers, and was awarded researcher of the year for outstanding contributions made to Abbott Laboratories vascular stent research. Anton started his career in medical devices at MedNova Ltd. in 1998, where he led the Carotid Stent Development Program. Anton is a prolific inventor, having more than 90 filed or issued US & International patents and multiple scientific publications. Dr. Clifford has holds a BSc and PhD in Materials Science from the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Tessa Yamut

VP Clinical/Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance

Ms. Yamut has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. She specializes in getting start-up companies their regulatory/clinical approvals to either begin a clinical trial or commence a product commercial launch, domestically and internationally. Her experience includes authoring various FDA submissions, running clinical operations, and developing quality systems. Ms. Yamut also has extensive experience in gaining OUS approvals for clinical investigations and/or product launch in Europe, North America, South America, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Prior to joining Moximed, she has held several management positions at various start-up companies which include Vice President of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs at CHF Technologies and Cabochon Aesthetics (acquired by Ulthera), Sr. Director of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Spinal Kinetics and Relievant MedSystems, Director of Regulatory and Quality Affairs at Cardiovention, Inc., and Sr. Manager of Regulatory and Quality Affairs at Kyphon, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic) and General Surgical Innovations (acquired by Tyco Healthcare). Ms. Yamut studied Business Management and Administration at University of California and at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Luigi Bivi

Managing Director, Europe

Luigi joined Moximed Inc. in January 2011 with over 15 years experience in the orthopedic field. Prior to joining Moximed Inc., Luigi was the VP of Sales and Strategic Business Development for Smith & Nephew AG where he was responsible for Southern Europe, overseeing revenues of $130 million and 220 employees. Prior to that, he held management positions at Plus Orthopedics AG and Centerpulse Orthopedics, Italy. Luigi is also the Co-Founder for Sevika Medical AG. He has achieved an excellent reputation and a history of success throughout the industry. Luigi holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology-ETH Zurich, he is fluent in five languages and currently resides in Zurich.

Christine Barcelos

Director of Human Resources, Legal, Facilities and Administration

Christine joined Moximed Inc. in February 2008. Christine has over 20 years experience in Business and Human Capital Management. Prior to joining Moximed Inc., Christine held the position of Director of HR and Administration for St. Francis Medical Technologies. Christine played a pivotal role in the acquisition of St. Francis by Kyphon, Inc and was a key member of the transition team following the sale. Prior to that, Christine held Business Management roles of increasing responsibility in the ophthalmology field. Christine holds a BS in Behavioral Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a BA in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Diane Cairns

Director of Operations

Diane has over 20 years of experience in the medical device field with a focus on Manufacturing and Operations. Recently, she has been consulting, providing support to several Medical Device companies working to improve their Operational and Quality systems.  Prior to that, she has held Director-level Operations positions at CV Ingenuity, Arstasis, Abbott Vascular, and Perclose. Diane holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Physical Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Keith Fong

Director of Market and Business Development

Keith joined Moximed Inc. in March 2010. Keith has over a decade of experience in the medical device field, with a cross-functional background in multiple industry segments. Recently, Keith was a Manager of Business Development for Maquet Cardiovascular (formerly the Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Divisions of Boston Scientific). He has previous product marketing and clinical sales experience with Guidant’s Vascular Intervention, Cardiac Rhythm Management, and Cardiac Surgery business units. Prior to that, he held roles in R&D and Project Management for Guidant. Keith holds an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.