Jon St. Germain

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. St. Germain joined ValenTx in 2013 and has over 20 years of technical and managerial experience in the medical device industry. He started his career at Scimed Life Systems with technical leadership over a broad array of innovative products. His career progressed as Sr.Vice President of R&D/Operations at CoAxia, followed by the appointment as Vice President of R&D at St. Jude Medical. Most recently and in the capacity of Vice President of R&D, he contributed to the successful market introduction of a treatment for GERD at Torax Medical. Mr. St. Germain is recognized as an inventor on 30+ patents.

C. Daniel Smith, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Smith joined ValenTx in 2014. He has a distinguished medical and academic career in a variety of innovative surgical and medical disciplines. His career bears witness of proven leadership and pioneering advancement in minimally invasive surgery. In 2007 Dr. Smith joined Mayo Clinic as Professor of Surgery and is the former Chair of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief. Dr. Smith has authored or co-authored extensively and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. He serves on the Board of Governors and is the Past-President of SAGES.

Allen Putnam

Vice President of Regulatory and Quality

Mr. Putnam has over 30 years experience in Clinical, Regulatory and Quality Systems management, which include Vice President positions at ATS Medical, Urologix, St Jude Medical. During his career, Mr. Putnam has successfully designed numerous clinical study strategies and was instrumental in obtaining over 30 regulatory approvals through the FDA as well as several OUS regulatory approvals.