It all started with Dr. Barry Butler's vision that there was a better way of treating lower extremity foot and ankle disease states. A passion that has been built on over 30-years of clinical experience helping patients heal and a desire to find new and innovative ways to treat foot pain.
We've assembled a team of highly talented and experienced individuals to turn this cause into movement, and very soon a business.
SubioMed is a privately held company with offices located in Bloomington, MN. SubioMed is located in the world renowned medical device epicenter of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. The company’s management team and board of directors are highly respected, experienced and accomplished leaders in their respective fields.
Mr. Vierling is an experienced senior executive with 40-years of management and leadership experience in the medical device and medical distribution business, including several start-ups. Vierling’s career began with various management positions covering a 20-year tenure with Empi - a leader in the orthopedic rehabilitation market. Under ownership by The Carlyle Group, Vierling as CEO grew revenues from $65 million to $145 million. As CEO of Kalypto Medical, a start-up medical device company in the lower extremity NPWT market, Vierling raised Series A and Series B funding, while pursuing innovative reimbursement codes that led to the successful commercialization and eventual sale to Smith & Nephew. Vierling has also served as the Assistant Dean and Department Chair at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul, School of Business, managing the business school and sharing his extensive experience with students. Mr. Vierling formerly served on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation of the American Physical Therapy Association and currently serves on the Board of Josiah Venture.
BRIAN BOWEN, CPED
Co-founder with leadership and consulting roles in consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, medical device, bracing, pedorthics, and foot + ankle implants and devices. Expertise in strategy, marketing management, R&D, sales management, and sales training.
His value creation experience ranges from large consumer brands to disruptive med device technology, including foot and ankle. Brian's approach to innovative technology seeks optimized value creation across all customer segments, including patients, providers, facilities, and payors.
BARRY BUTLER, DPM
Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS).
As founder of Advanced Foot and Ankle Clinics LLP, Dr. Butler brings clinical insight from his 28 years of foot and ankle patient care. Dedicated to helping patients resume active, healthy lifestyles, his experience spans the foot and ankle spectrum and includes in-house fabrication of orthotics and bracing, non-surgical care, diabetic wound management, and complex surgical reconstruction.
His pioneering of Suspension Biomechanics, which includes multiple patents pertaining to motion control and energy return, is borne of medicine’s need to discover disruptive approaches in managing Ground Reaction Force (GRF), both for avoidance and management of pathology.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Deedrick is an experienced senior executive, a venture investor, board member, a governance expert, a leadership coach and speaker, as well as an early stage company founder and advisor. His career encompasses venture investments in over 50 companies, a board director or board observer role in more than 25 companies, a co-founders role in 20 companies and significant operating roles for multiple businesses. John is Co-founder and Executive Chairman of ActivOrtho, Inc., Co-founder and Director of DyaMX, Inc., Co-founder and Director of CHIP II, Inc. John is also President of CHIP Solutions, a business consulting firm that provides significant value-added services to individuals, private companies and public companies.
Martin Emerson is the President and CEO of Monteris Medical. Prior to joining Monteris, Marty spent eight years as the President and CEO of Galil Medical, a private company and leader in the cryoablation systems market. Mr. Emerson was President and CEO of American Medical Systems (AMS), a public urology and gynecology device company with sales of over $500 million. Prior to both Galil and AMS, he held various management positions, both domestic and international, with Boston Scientific and Baxter International. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Incisive Surgical, and Tepha Medical Devices.
Mr. McBrayer has distinguished himself through 34 years in the medical device business. Michael started his career in 1986 in the medical device business and rapidly progressed upward through various levels of sales and business development roles in the DJO organization and is currently the Senior Vice President of Business Development. Michael has been instrumental in various product development projects and programs that have been significant contributors to DJO’s success as the world leader in support and bracing technologies. He has also been a significant contributor in various acquisitions and business changes over the years. Additionally, Michael is well respected in some of the most highly regarded medical associations and societies in the US and abroad to include many academic-related associations. Michael recently was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement” Award at DJO, a highly coveted award.