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At the Regulatory Affairs, Quality Management Systems, Clinical Services and Data Management arm of Veranex (formally Experien Group), Kristi oversees Veranex’ strategic partnerships and coordinates with senior team members around client communications, resource planning, budget estimates, and results tracking to ensure client satisfaction. She delivers industry presentations representing Experien Group. Her central responsibilities include:

  • Client outreach, introductions, and the establishment of new business relationships, including medical device start-ups, accelerators, and incubators
  • Ongoing senior team support for meaningful sustainment of the firm’s existing client accounts from early-stage medical device start-ups to large strategic corporations
  • Business negotiations for the firm and industry relationships for long-term strategic partnerships
  • Allocation and management of internal resources to support client programs
  • Strategic marketing of the firm’s capabilities, while maintaining strict confidentiality standards protecting client information

Prior to Veranex, Kristi’s 20 years of experience in the medical industry spanned across the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics and monitoring industries; with her recent 15 years spent in the medical device sector. Kristi’s recent leadership roles were within Medtronic for 9 years; spanning across sales, commercialization of new technologies, market development, strategy, and business development, as well as mergers and acquisitions (M&A). While at Medtronic, Kristi spearheaded an IT prioritization project helping Medtronic to prioritize potential M&A deals across different stages of companies’ product life cycles including strategic partnerships, distributorships, and acquisitions for both near-term and large-cap growth. Kristi’s expertise includes specialization across cardiovascular, diagnostics, neurology, hepatopancreaticobiliary cancers, chronic kidney disease and diabetes, gastroenterology, and geriatric medicine. Kristi earned her BS degree in Biological Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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