Board of Directors Mermaid Medical Group A/S

Who we are

Steven Hvozda
Steven HvozdaDirector

Mr. Hvozda has held an array of executive sales and marketing management positions for over 18 years within the medical device industry. Prior to becoming a Principal Member of Hatch Medical in 2001, Mr. Hvozda held the position of Global Sales and Marketing Director for C.R. Bard Inc.’s Carotid Endovascular Systems division and International Director of Marketing for Bard Peripheral Technologies responsible for stents, PTA, vena cava filters, biopsy and drainage devices. Before joining Bard, Mr. Hvozda had global sales and marketing responsibilities for the Canadian based hemodialysis and angioplasty device company, Vas-Cath Inc.

Mr. Hvozda earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from McMaster University in Canada.

Lars Vinther
Lars VintherCEO

Lars Vinther has more than 20 years of experience with the Medical Device business. His carrier started at PBN Medicals A/S (the later InterV/Angiotech) which company he built from the foundations, first in sales and for more than 10 years as the company’s CEO. Lars Vinther directed the company through two acquisitions until their paths diverged in 2006 and Mr. Vinther decided to be master in his own house again and founded Mermaid Medical Group where he holds the position of CEO.

Mr. Vinther earned Diploma in Business Administration and degree in Top Governance from Business Institute, Aalborg, Denmark.

Jan Ranners
Jan RannersDirector

Jan Ranners, attorney at law is admitted to the Danish Supreme Court and member of the International Fiscal Association. Mr. Ranners is specialized in corporate tax and copyright law and former associate professor in Tax law at CBS (Copenhagen Business School). Furthermore he is Chairman of the Board in several companies.

Paul Gianneschi
Paul GianneschiManaging Principal and Founder

Paul Gianneschi is the Managing Principal and Founder of Hatch Medical, L.L.C., a privately held medical device incubator and technology brokerage firm focused on assisting physician inventors, entrepreneurs and early-stage companies with the commercialization of minimally invasive medical device technologies.

Mr. Gianneschi has spent the past 23 years as an executive in the healthcare industry. Prior to founding Hatch Medical in 2000, Mr. Gianneschi served over seven years in a series of senior level marketing and sales management positions with medical device industry leader, C. R. Bard, Inc.’s Peripheral Vascular Division. Prior to joining Bard, Mr. Gianneschi worked in similar capacities with Bausch & Lomb and NDC Health / McKesson.

Mr. Gianneschi earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and an Executive M.B.A. in International Management from Mercer University, where he currently serves on their business school’s Board of Visitors and Alumni Board. Mr. Gianneschi is a past board member of Piedmont Healthcare and Mercer University’s joint Center for Health and Learning.

Mr. Gianneschi is a past-president and current board member of the Southeastern Medical Device Association and serves on the American – Israel Chamber of Commerce, SE Region Medical Committee. He is also a member of the Bio/Med Investor Network.
Mr. Gianneschi is an avid fencer and co-owner of the International Fencing Center in Alpharetta, Georgia. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Gianneschi and his wife, Lisa, a practicing attorney, have two daughters.