About Us

Based in Silicon Valley, PROCEPT BioRobotics is a privately held surgical robotics company enabling better patient care by developing transformative solutions in urology. With an initial focus on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), PROCEPT has developed Aquablation® therapy, a novel and disruptive treatment for enlarged prostate. The company’s first product, the AquaBeam® Robotic System, is the world’s first surgical robot providing autonomous tissue removal for the safe and effective treatment of BPH, independent of prostate anatomy or surgeon experience.

Team

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Surag Mantri, Senior VP, Research and Development
Sr. Vice President, Research and Development

Surag Mantri

Mr. Mantri has over 15 years of medical device experience, which includes design and development, clinical validation, EU/FDA regulatory approval, commercialization, sales/marketing support, and post-commercial technical and clinical training. Prior to PROCEPT BioRobotics, he managed and provided engineering solutions to various clinical needs including embolic protection, insulin delivery, continuous glucose monitoring, reconstructive surgery, cardiovascular, lung, and ophthalmic implants, endoscopic RF toolset, lung function diagnostic, fall-detection wearable, and robot-assisted surgery. Mr. Mantri received a B.S. degree in Computer Science, Minor in Management Science & Engineering, M.S. in Bioinformatics, and M.S. in Bioengineering from Stanford University and has over 30 patents and patent applications.
SR. Vice President, Commercial Operations

Sham Shiblaq

Mr. Shiblaq has been in commercial senior leadership positions for over ten years and has approximately 20 years medical device sales and commercial operations experience. Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics, he served as VP Commercial Operations at Invuity, Inc., the leader in advanced photonics and single-use, lighted instruments, until its acquisition by Stryker. Previously, Mr. Shiblaq held sales and commercial leadership positions at Intuitive Surgical, where he was responsible for driving the growth of emerging procedures in General, Thoracic and Gynecologic Surgery, and at Conceptus, Inc., until its acquisition by Bayer AG. Earlier in his career, he was in Sales at Endocare, a company that focused on treating Prostate and Kidney cancer with cryotherapy. Mr. Shiblaq received a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio State University.
Sr. Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Alaleh Nouri

Ms. Nouri has been practicing law for more than 15 years in private practice law firms and with corporations as in-house counsel.  Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics, she was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for a publicly traded radiation therapy company and brings over ten years of experience supporting legal matters for medical device manufacturers.  In her legal career, she has advised on corporate, transactional, and regulatory compliance matters including corporate governance, strategic transactions, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property portfolio management, public disclosure issues, and SEC reporting and compliance. Ms. Nouri holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree with specializations in International Business and Finance from the University of British Columbia in Canada and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of California.
Sr. Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Waters

Mr. Waters has 20 years of experience, primarily focused in medical device. Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics he spent 5 years at Accuray, a publicly traded radiation therapy company, where he most recently served as Chief Financial Officer having broad based responsibility for Finance, Business Development, Investor Relations, Information Technology, Sales Operations and Revenue Management. Previously Mr. Waters held financial leadership positions at three publicly traded medical device companies, including Conceptus, Laserscope and VISX. These companies were all sold to strategic acquirors, generating approximately $3 billion in shareholder value.  He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration, with a double concentration in Finance and Accounting, from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Bijesh Chandran VP, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Clinical Operations
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Clinical Operations

Bijesh Chandran

Mr. Chandran brings 20 years of combined experience in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, test engineering, and program management.  He has a passion for bringing new and disruptive technologies to market by building compliant yet flexible RAQA infrastructure based on product and business for both US and Int’l markets.  Mr. Chandran has held quality and regulatory leadership positions at numerous medical device companies, including Stryker Endoscopy, Siemens Ultrasound, Arthrocare Corporation (Smith & Nephew), InSound Medical (Phonak), myoscience & R2 Dermatology.  He has a BE in Electronics and Communications Engineering from India and has an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin and is also a Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM).
Matthew Salkeld, VP Sales and Marketing
Vice President, Health Economics and Reimbursement

Matthew Salkeld

Mr. Salkeld has 20 years medical device industry experience in Sales and Sales Management, Strategy and Product Marketing, Clinical Market Development, and Finance. Prior to PROCEPT, Mr. Salkeld spent 7 years at Acclarent, acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2010 where he was a member of the executive team with responsibilities including US Sales, WW Marketing, & Professional Education. Previous roles included extensive experience in the cardiovascular area with executive Sales & Marketing positions at Cierra, Inc. and Vascular Architects, as well as a variety of roles at Guidant, which was acquired by Abbott Vascular. Prior to Guidant, Mr. Salkeld was a Manager at Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Salkeld holds a BS in Commerce and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Eric Steuben, VP Operations
Vice President, Operations

Eric Steuben

Mr. Steuben is an energetic leader with over 25 years of progressive achievements from hands-on engineering to executive management. He has broad corporate experience ranging from high-growth start-ups and world-leading corporations. Eric has successfully transferred manufacturing operations offshore to China, Mexico, Pakistan, Dubai, and Costa Rica. Prior to joining PROCEPT, he held executive leadership roles in manufacturing, operations, regulatory affairs and quality assurance with Clarity Medical Systems, Asante Solutions, Align Technology and MicroDental Laboratories. He started his career at Varian Medical. Eric holds both a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.
Barry Templin, VP Clinical Affairs
Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Barry Templin

Mr. Templin has over 15 years of experience in clinical research, engineering, and market development, primarily within the medical device industry. Most recently, he served as the VP of Clinical Research, Engineering, and Therapy Development for CardioKinetix. Prior to CardioKinetix, Mr. Templin was the Global Clinical Program Director for Abbott Vascular. He also led the landmark vulnerable plaque natural history study, PROSPECT. Prior to that role, Mr. Templin held engineering roles with GE Aircraft Engines and Guidant, and then clinical positions with Guidant (that was later acquired by Abbott). Mr. Templin holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Economics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA from Duke.
Nikolai Aljuri, Ph.D., Co-Founder, President, and CEO
Co-founder

Nikolai Aljuri, Ph.D.

Dr. Aljuri is the principal architect of the AquaBeam System and its core Aquablation technology. Prior to the formation of PROCEPT he invented and developed the Chartis collateral ventilation assessment technology at Pulmonx that facilitated an effective therapeutic treatment for emphysema. At the NASA Center for Quantitative Cardiovascular Physiology and Data Analysis he worked on the physiologic implications for astronauts in the manned space mission to Mars. Dr. Aljuri has a Dipl.-Ing. in electrical engineering from the Universität Fridericiana zu Karlsruhe (KIT) in Germany and holds a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Nikolai Aljuri, Ph.D.

Dr. Aljuri is the principal architect of the AquaBeam System and its core Aquablation technology. Prior to the formation of PROCEPT he invented and developed the Chartis collateral ventilation assessment technology at Pulmonx that facilitated an effective therapeutic treatment for emphysema. At the NASA Center for Quantitative Cardiovascular Physiology and Data Analysis he worked on the physiologic implications for astronauts in the manned space mission to Mars. Dr. Aljuri has a Dipl.-Ing. in electrical engineering from the Universität Fridericiana zu Karlsruhe (KIT) in Germany and holds a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Surag Mantri, Senior VP, Research and Development
Sr. Vice President, Research and Development

Surag Mantri

Mr. Mantri has over 15 years of medical device experience, which includes design and development, clinical validation, EU/FDA regulatory approval, commercialization, sales/marketing support, and post-commercial technical and clinical training. Prior to PROCEPT BioRobotics, he managed and provided engineering solutions to various clinical needs including embolic protection, insulin delivery, continuous glucose monitoring, reconstructive surgery, cardiovascular, lung, and ophthalmic implants, endoscopic RF toolset, lung function diagnostic, fall-detection wearable, and robot-assisted surgery. Mr. Mantri received a B.S. degree in Computer Science, Minor in Management Science & Engineering, M.S. in Bioinformatics, and M.S. in Bioengineering from Stanford University and has over 30 patents and patent applications.
SR. Vice President, Commercial Operations

Sham Shiblaq

Mr. Shiblaq has been in commercial senior leadership positions for over ten years and has approximately 20 years medical device sales and commercial operations experience. Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics, he served as VP Commercial Operations at Invuity, Inc., the leader in advanced photonics and single-use, lighted instruments, until its acquisition by Stryker. Previously, Mr. Shiblaq held sales and commercial leadership positions at Intuitive Surgical, where he was responsible for driving the growth of emerging procedures in General, Thoracic and Gynecologic Surgery, and at Conceptus, Inc., until its acquisition by Bayer AG. Earlier in his career, he was in Sales at Endocare, a company that focused on treating Prostate and Kidney cancer with cryotherapy. Mr. Shiblaq received a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio State University.
Sr. Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Alaleh Nouri

Ms. Nouri has been practicing law for more than 15 years in private practice law firms and with corporations as in-house counsel.  Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics, she was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for a publicly traded radiation therapy company and brings over ten years of experience supporting legal matters for medical device manufacturers.  In her legal career, she has advised on corporate, transactional, and regulatory compliance matters including corporate governance, strategic transactions, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property portfolio management, public disclosure issues, and SEC reporting and compliance. Ms. Nouri holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree with specializations in International Business and Finance from the University of British Columbia in Canada and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of California.
Sr. Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Waters

Mr. Waters has 20 years of experience, primarily focused in medical device. Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics he spent 5 years at Accuray, a publicly traded radiation therapy company, where he most recently served as Chief Financial Officer having broad based responsibility for Finance, Business Development, Investor Relations, Information Technology, Sales Operations and Revenue Management. Previously Mr. Waters held financial leadership positions at three publicly traded medical device companies, including Conceptus, Laserscope and VISX. These companies were all sold to strategic acquirors, generating approximately $3 billion in shareholder value.  He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration, with a double concentration in Finance and Accounting, from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Bijesh Chandran VP, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Clinical Operations
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Clinical Operations

Bijesh Chandran

Mr. Chandran brings 20 years of combined experience in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, test engineering, and program management.  He has a passion for bringing new and disruptive technologies to market by building compliant yet flexible RAQA infrastructure based on product and business for both US and Int’l markets.  Mr. Chandran has held quality and regulatory leadership positions at numerous medical device companies, including Stryker Endoscopy, Siemens Ultrasound, Arthrocare Corporation (Smith & Nephew), InSound Medical (Phonak), myoscience & R2 Dermatology.  He has a BE in Electronics and Communications Engineering from India and has an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin and is also a Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM).
Matthew Salkeld, VP Sales and Marketing
Vice President, Health Economics and Reimbursement

Matthew Salkeld

Mr. Salkeld has 20 years medical device industry experience in Sales and Sales Management, Strategy and Product Marketing, Clinical Market Development, and Finance. Prior to PROCEPT, Mr. Salkeld spent 7 years at Acclarent, acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2010 where he was a member of the executive team with responsibilities including US Sales, WW Marketing, & Professional Education. Previous roles included extensive experience in the cardiovascular area with executive Sales & Marketing positions at Cierra, Inc. and Vascular Architects, as well as a variety of roles at Guidant, which was acquired by Abbott Vascular. Prior to Guidant, Mr. Salkeld was a Manager at Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Salkeld holds a BS in Commerce and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Eric Steuben, VP Operations
Vice President, Operations

Eric Steuben

Mr. Steuben is an energetic leader with over 25 years of progressive achievements from hands-on engineering to executive management. He has broad corporate experience ranging from high-growth start-ups and world-leading corporations. Eric has successfully transferred manufacturing operations offshore to China, Mexico, Pakistan, Dubai, and Costa Rica. Prior to joining PROCEPT, he held executive leadership roles in manufacturing, operations, regulatory affairs and quality assurance with Clarity Medical Systems, Asante Solutions, Align Technology and MicroDental Laboratories. He started his career at Varian Medical. Eric holds both a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.
Barry Templin, VP Clinical Affairs
Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Barry Templin

Mr. Templin has over 15 years of experience in clinical research, engineering, and market development, primarily within the medical device industry. Most recently, he served as the VP of Clinical Research, Engineering, and Therapy Development for CardioKinetix. Prior to CardioKinetix, Mr. Templin was the Global Clinical Program Director for Abbott Vascular. He also led the landmark vulnerable plaque natural history study, PROSPECT. Prior to that role, Mr. Templin held engineering roles with GE Aircraft Engines and Guidant, and then clinical positions with Guidant (that was later acquired by Abbott). Mr. Templin holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Economics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA from Duke.
Nikolai Aljuri, Ph.D., Co-Founder, President, and CEO
Co-founder

Nikolai Aljuri, Ph.D.

Dr. Aljuri is the principal architect of the AquaBeam System and its core Aquablation technology. Prior to the formation of PROCEPT he invented and developed the Chartis collateral ventilation assessment technology at Pulmonx that facilitated an effective therapeutic treatment for emphysema. At the NASA Center for Quantitative Cardiovascular Physiology and Data Analysis he worked on the physiologic implications for astronauts in the manned space mission to Mars. Dr. Aljuri has a Dipl.-Ing. in electrical engineering from the Universität Fridericiana zu Karlsruhe (KIT) in Germany and holds a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Co-founder and Chairman of the Board

Rodney Perkins, M.D.

Dr. Perkins is an internationally known ear surgeon, the founder of the California Ear Institute at Stanford and a successful serial medical device entrepreneur. He is the founder of three public companies: Collagen, Laserscope, and ReSound, and was chairman of the latter two. Dr. Perkins is or was founder or co-founder and chairman of Cohesion, Novacept, Pulmonx, Sound ID, Surgrx, Define, Minerva, Iogyn and Soundhawk. Dr. Perkins received the Phoenix Hall of Fame Innovation Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Medical Futures, a British organization that fosters innovation in medicine. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine where he recently received the Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award. Dr. Perkins is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Stanford and holds over 40 patents.
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Director

Antal Desai

Mr. Desai is a partner at CPMG, Inc. CPMG is an investment firm that employs a concentrated, value-oriented approach to investing in publicly traded and private operating companies. Prior to joining CPMG’s predecessor, Cardinal Investment Company, Mr. Desai worked as an analyst at WhiteHorse Capital Partners, L.P. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of PROCEPT BioRobotics Corporation, Theatro Labs, Inc., ESN Venture Holdings LLC, Lifeblue Incorporated, and Travel Research Advisors LLC. Mr. Desai holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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William Facteau

William Facteau is a medical device executive with 25 years’ experience.  He is currently the President and CEO of Earlens Corp, which is focused on transforming the hearing aid industry with its novel and proprietary light-based technology. Prior to joining Earlens, Mr. Facteau served as President and CEO of Acclarent, the company that created Balloon Sinuplasty which was ultimately acquired by JNJ for $800M.  Mr. Facteau has served as a Board Director on a number of successfully acquired ventures including Acclarent, Neotract, CVI, Cabachon, and ExploraMed.
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Director

Thomas Krummel, M.D.

Dr. Krummel is the Surgeon-in-Chief at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Chairman of the Surgery Department at the Stanford University School of Medicine, He is the founder of the Surgical Innovation Program at Stanford, and Co-Director of the Stanford Biodesign Program which teaches innovation and implementation of new surgical technologies. The program has spawned 35 start-ups which have received more than $300 million in follow-on financing. Dr. Krummel has lectured throughout the world and is author or co-author of over 300 publications, chapters, abstracts and books. He is on the board of the Fogarty Innovation Institute and has served on the board of directors or scientific advisory boards of 15 medical device start-ups.
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Director

Frederic Moll, M.D.

Dr. Moll is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Auris Surgical Robotics. Prior to Auris he was co-founder of Hansen Medical, Restoration Robotics and founder and first CEO of Intuitive Surgical, the world leader in surgical robotics, and a major player in urology. Dr. Moll was a co-founder of Origin Medsystems, and served as the Medical Director of Guidant's Surgical Device Division. Early in his career he founded Endotherapeutics, a pioneering company in laparoscopic surgical technology. Dr. Moll holds a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in management from Stanford University, and an M.D. degree from the University of Washington.
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Eric Reuter

Mr. Reuter is a medical device executive with nearly 30 years of product design and development, project management, and executive management experience in both public and private companies. Most recently, he was president, CEO of Satiety, a private, venture-backed company focused on developing a minimally invasive solution for obesity. Prior to Satiety, he was president, CEO of Laserscope, a leading company in urology with the Green Light laser. Also, Mr. Reuter served as the independent director at Insound. In his early career he was the Project Engineer in the B-Factor high energy research project at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and an engineer at Siemens Medical Systems. Mr. Reuter received his BS degree in Mechanical and Materials engineering from UC Davis.
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Colby Wood

Mr. Wood is a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst for Oechsle International Advisors in London where he is responsible for medical technology investments globally. Prior to this current position, he was with Freeman & Company, a boutique M&A advisory firm focused on the financial services industry. Earlier in his career Mr. Wood was actively involved as an investor, asset gatherer and business development executive for early stage companies in financial services and medical technology sectors. Mr. Wood holds a B.A. from the University of Delaware and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the F.W. Olin Graduate of Business at Babson College.
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Nikolai Aljuri, Ph.D.

Dr. Aljuri is the principal architect of the AquaBeam System and its core Aquablation technology. Prior to the formation of PROCEPT he invented and developed the Chartis collateral ventilation assessment technology at Pulmonx that facilitated an effective therapeutic treatment for emphysema. At the NASA Center for Quantitative Cardiovascular Physiology and Data Analysis he worked on the physiologic implications for astronauts in the manned space mission to Mars. Dr. Aljuri has a Dipl.-Ing. in electrical engineering from the Universität Fridericiana zu Karlsruhe (KIT) in Germany and holds a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Co-founder and Chairman of the Board

Rodney Perkins, M.D.

Dr. Perkins is an internationally known ear surgeon, the founder of the California Ear Institute at Stanford and a successful serial medical device entrepreneur. He is the founder of three public companies: Collagen, Laserscope, and ReSound, and was chairman of the latter two. Dr. Perkins is or was founder or co-founder and chairman of Cohesion, Novacept, Pulmonx, Sound ID, Surgrx, Define, Minerva, Iogyn and Soundhawk. Dr. Perkins received the Phoenix Hall of Fame Innovation Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Medical Futures, a British organization that fosters innovation in medicine. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine where he recently received the Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award. Dr. Perkins is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Stanford and holds over 40 patents.
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Antal Desai

Mr. Desai is a partner at CPMG, Inc. CPMG is an investment firm that employs a concentrated, value-oriented approach to investing in publicly traded and private operating companies. Prior to joining CPMG’s predecessor, Cardinal Investment Company, Mr. Desai worked as an analyst at WhiteHorse Capital Partners, L.P. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of PROCEPT BioRobotics Corporation, Theatro Labs, Inc., ESN Venture Holdings LLC, Lifeblue Incorporated, and Travel Research Advisors LLC. Mr. Desai holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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William Facteau

William Facteau is a medical device executive with 25 years’ experience.  He is currently the President and CEO of Earlens Corp, which is focused on transforming the hearing aid industry with its novel and proprietary light-based technology. Prior to joining Earlens, Mr. Facteau served as President and CEO of Acclarent, the company that created Balloon Sinuplasty which was ultimately acquired by JNJ for $800M.  Mr. Facteau has served as a Board Director on a number of successfully acquired ventures including Acclarent, Neotract, CVI, Cabachon, and ExploraMed.
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Thomas Krummel, M.D.

Dr. Krummel is the Surgeon-in-Chief at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Chairman of the Surgery Department at the Stanford University School of Medicine, He is the founder of the Surgical Innovation Program at Stanford, and Co-Director of the Stanford Biodesign Program which teaches innovation and implementation of new surgical technologies. The program has spawned 35 start-ups which have received more than $300 million in follow-on financing. Dr. Krummel has lectured throughout the world and is author or co-author of over 300 publications, chapters, abstracts and books. He is on the board of the Fogarty Innovation Institute and has served on the board of directors or scientific advisory boards of 15 medical device start-ups.
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Frederic Moll, M.D.

Dr. Moll is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Auris Surgical Robotics. Prior to Auris he was co-founder of Hansen Medical, Restoration Robotics and founder and first CEO of Intuitive Surgical, the world leader in surgical robotics, and a major player in urology. Dr. Moll was a co-founder of Origin Medsystems, and served as the Medical Director of Guidant's Surgical Device Division. Early in his career he founded Endotherapeutics, a pioneering company in laparoscopic surgical technology. Dr. Moll holds a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in management from Stanford University, and an M.D. degree from the University of Washington.
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Eric Reuter

Mr. Reuter is a medical device executive with nearly 30 years of product design and development, project management, and executive management experience in both public and private companies. Most recently, he was president, CEO of Satiety, a private, venture-backed company focused on developing a minimally invasive solution for obesity. Prior to Satiety, he was president, CEO of Laserscope, a leading company in urology with the Green Light laser. Also, Mr. Reuter served as the independent director at Insound. In his early career he was the Project Engineer in the B-Factor high energy research project at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and an engineer at Siemens Medical Systems. Mr. Reuter received his BS degree in Mechanical and Materials engineering from UC Davis.
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Director

Colby Wood

Mr. Wood is a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst for Oechsle International Advisors in London where he is responsible for medical technology investments globally. Prior to this current position, he was with Freeman & Company, a boutique M&A advisory firm focused on the financial services industry. Earlier in his career Mr. Wood was actively involved as an investor, asset gatherer and business development executive for early stage companies in financial services and medical technology sectors. Mr. Wood holds a B.A. from the University of Delaware and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the F.W. Olin Graduate of Business at Babson College.

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  • Nikolai Aljuri, Ph.D.
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Nikolai Aljuri, Ph.D.

Dr. Aljuri is the principal architect of the AquaBeam System and its core Aquablation technology. Prior to the formation of PROCEPT he invented and developed the Chartis collateral ventilation assessment technology at Pulmonx that facilitated an effective therapeutic treatment for emphysema. At the NASA Center for Quantitative Cardiovascular Physiology and Data Analysis he worked on the physiologic implications for astronauts in the manned space mission to Mars. Dr. Aljuri has a Dipl.-Ing. in electrical engineering from the Universität Fridericiana zu Karlsruhe (KIT) in Germany and holds a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Surag Mantri, Senior VP, Research and Development
Sr. Vice President, Research and Development

Surag Mantri

Mr. Mantri has over 15 years of medical device experience, which includes design and development, clinical validation, EU/FDA regulatory approval, commercialization, sales/marketing support, and post-commercial technical and clinical training. Prior to PROCEPT BioRobotics, he managed and provided engineering solutions to various clinical needs including embolic protection, insulin delivery, continuous glucose monitoring, reconstructive surgery, cardiovascular, lung, and ophthalmic implants, endoscopic RF toolset, lung function diagnostic, fall-detection wearable, and robot-assisted surgery. Mr. Mantri received a B.S. degree in Computer Science, Minor in Management Science & Engineering, M.S. in Bioinformatics, and M.S. in Bioengineering from Stanford University and has over 30 patents and patent applications.
SR. Vice President, Commercial Operations

Sham Shiblaq

Mr. Shiblaq has been in commercial senior leadership positions for over ten years and has approximately 20 years medical device sales and commercial operations experience. Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics, he served as VP Commercial Operations at Invuity, Inc., the leader in advanced photonics and single-use, lighted instruments, until its acquisition by Stryker. Previously, Mr. Shiblaq held sales and commercial leadership positions at Intuitive Surgical, where he was responsible for driving the growth of emerging procedures in General, Thoracic and Gynecologic Surgery, and at Conceptus, Inc., until its acquisition by Bayer AG. Earlier in his career, he was in Sales at Endocare, a company that focused on treating Prostate and Kidney cancer with cryotherapy. Mr. Shiblaq received a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio State University.
Sr. Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Alaleh Nouri

Ms. Nouri has been practicing law for more than 15 years in private practice law firms and with corporations as in-house counsel.  Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics, she was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for a publicly traded radiation therapy company and brings over ten years of experience supporting legal matters for medical device manufacturers.  In her legal career, she has advised on corporate, transactional, and regulatory compliance matters including corporate governance, strategic transactions, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property portfolio management, public disclosure issues, and SEC reporting and compliance. Ms. Nouri holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree with specializations in International Business and Finance from the University of British Columbia in Canada and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of California.
Sr. Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Waters

Mr. Waters has 20 years of experience, primarily focused in medical device. Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics he spent 5 years at Accuray, a publicly traded radiation therapy company, where he most recently served as Chief Financial Officer having broad based responsibility for Finance, Business Development, Investor Relations, Information Technology, Sales Operations and Revenue Management. Previously Mr. Waters held financial leadership positions at three publicly traded medical device companies, including Conceptus, Laserscope and VISX. These companies were all sold to strategic acquirors, generating approximately $3 billion in shareholder value.  He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration, with a double concentration in Finance and Accounting, from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Bijesh Chandran VP, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Clinical Operations
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Clinical Operations

Bijesh Chandran

Mr. Chandran brings 20 years of combined experience in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, test engineering, and program management.  He has a passion for bringing new and disruptive technologies to market by building compliant yet flexible RAQA infrastructure based on product and business for both US and Int’l markets.  Mr. Chandran has held quality and regulatory leadership positions at numerous medical device companies, including Stryker Endoscopy, Siemens Ultrasound, Arthrocare Corporation (Smith & Nephew), InSound Medical (Phonak), myoscience & R2 Dermatology.  He has a BE in Electronics and Communications Engineering from India and has an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin and is also a Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM).
Matthew Salkeld, VP Sales and Marketing
Vice President, Health Economics and Reimbursement

Matthew Salkeld

Mr. Salkeld has 20 years medical device industry experience in Sales and Sales Management, Strategy and Product Marketing, Clinical Market Development, and Finance. Prior to PROCEPT, Mr. Salkeld spent 7 years at Acclarent, acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2010 where he was a member of the executive team with responsibilities including US Sales, WW Marketing, & Professional Education. Previous roles included extensive experience in the cardiovascular area with executive Sales & Marketing positions at Cierra, Inc. and Vascular Architects, as well as a variety of roles at Guidant, which was acquired by Abbott Vascular. Prior to Guidant, Mr. Salkeld was a Manager at Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Salkeld holds a BS in Commerce and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Eric Steuben, VP Operations
Vice President, Operations

Eric Steuben

Mr. Steuben is an energetic leader with over 25 years of progressive achievements from hands-on engineering to executive management. He has broad corporate experience ranging from high-growth start-ups and world-leading corporations. Eric has successfully transferred manufacturing operations offshore to China, Mexico, Pakistan, Dubai, and Costa Rica. Prior to joining PROCEPT, he held executive leadership roles in manufacturing, operations, regulatory affairs and quality assurance with Clarity Medical Systems, Asante Solutions, Align Technology and MicroDental Laboratories. He started his career at Varian Medical. Eric holds both a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.
Barry Templin, VP Clinical Affairs
Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Barry Templin

Mr. Templin has over 15 years of experience in clinical research, engineering, and market development, primarily within the medical device industry. Most recently, he served as the VP of Clinical Research, Engineering, and Therapy Development for CardioKinetix. Prior to CardioKinetix, Mr. Templin was the Global Clinical Program Director for Abbott Vascular. He also led the landmark vulnerable plaque natural history study, PROSPECT. Prior to that role, Mr. Templin held engineering roles with GE Aircraft Engines and Guidant, and then clinical positions with Guidant (that was later acquired by Abbott). Mr. Templin holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Economics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA from Duke.
Nikolai Aljuri, Ph.D., Co-Founder, President, and CEO
Co-founder

Nikolai Aljuri, Ph.D.

Dr. Aljuri is the principal architect of the AquaBeam System and its core Aquablation technology. Prior to the formation of PROCEPT he invented and developed the Chartis collateral ventilation assessment technology at Pulmonx that facilitated an effective therapeutic treatment for emphysema. At the NASA Center for Quantitative Cardiovascular Physiology and Data Analysis he worked on the physiologic implications for astronauts in the manned space mission to Mars. Dr. Aljuri has a Dipl.-Ing. in electrical engineering from the Universität Fridericiana zu Karlsruhe (KIT) in Germany and holds a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Co-founder and Chairman of the Board

Rodney Perkins, M.D.

Dr. Perkins is an internationally known ear surgeon, the founder of the California Ear Institute at Stanford and a successful serial medical device entrepreneur. He is the founder of three public companies: Collagen, Laserscope, and ReSound, and was chairman of the latter two. Dr. Perkins is or was founder or co-founder and chairman of Cohesion, Novacept, Pulmonx, Sound ID, Surgrx, Define, Minerva, Iogyn and Soundhawk. Dr. Perkins received the Phoenix Hall of Fame Innovation Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Medical Futures, a British organization that fosters innovation in medicine. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine where he recently received the Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award. Dr. Perkins is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Stanford and holds over 40 patents.
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Director

Antal Desai

Mr. Desai is a partner at CPMG, Inc. CPMG is an investment firm that employs a concentrated, value-oriented approach to investing in publicly traded and private operating companies. Prior to joining CPMG’s predecessor, Cardinal Investment Company, Mr. Desai worked as an analyst at WhiteHorse Capital Partners, L.P. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of PROCEPT BioRobotics Corporation, Theatro Labs, Inc., ESN Venture Holdings LLC, Lifeblue Incorporated, and Travel Research Advisors LLC. Mr. Desai holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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William Facteau

William Facteau is a medical device executive with 25 years’ experience.  He is currently the President and CEO of Earlens Corp, which is focused on transforming the hearing aid industry with its novel and proprietary light-based technology. Prior to joining Earlens, Mr. Facteau served as President and CEO of Acclarent, the company that created Balloon Sinuplasty which was ultimately acquired by JNJ for $800M.  Mr. Facteau has served as a Board Director on a number of successfully acquired ventures including Acclarent, Neotract, CVI, Cabachon, and ExploraMed.
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Director

Thomas Krummel, M.D.

Dr. Krummel is the Surgeon-in-Chief at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Chairman of the Surgery Department at the Stanford University School of Medicine, He is the founder of the Surgical Innovation Program at Stanford, and Co-Director of the Stanford Biodesign Program which teaches innovation and implementation of new surgical technologies. The program has spawned 35 start-ups which have received more than $300 million in follow-on financing. Dr. Krummel has lectured throughout the world and is author or co-author of over 300 publications, chapters, abstracts and books. He is on the board of the Fogarty Innovation Institute and has served on the board of directors or scientific advisory boards of 15 medical device start-ups.
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Director

Frederic Moll, M.D.

Dr. Moll is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Auris Surgical Robotics. Prior to Auris he was co-founder of Hansen Medical, Restoration Robotics and founder and first CEO of Intuitive Surgical, the world leader in surgical robotics, and a major player in urology. Dr. Moll was a co-founder of Origin Medsystems, and served as the Medical Director of Guidant's Surgical Device Division. Early in his career he founded Endotherapeutics, a pioneering company in laparoscopic surgical technology. Dr. Moll holds a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in management from Stanford University, and an M.D. degree from the University of Washington.
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Director

Eric Reuter

Mr. Reuter is a medical device executive with nearly 30 years of product design and development, project management, and executive management experience in both public and private companies. Most recently, he was president, CEO of Satiety, a private, venture-backed company focused on developing a minimally invasive solution for obesity. Prior to Satiety, he was president, CEO of Laserscope, a leading company in urology with the Green Light laser. Also, Mr. Reuter served as the independent director at Insound. In his early career he was the Project Engineer in the B-Factor high energy research project at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and an engineer at Siemens Medical Systems. Mr. Reuter received his BS degree in Mechanical and Materials engineering from UC Davis.
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Director

Colby Wood

Mr. Wood is a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst for Oechsle International Advisors in London where he is responsible for medical technology investments globally. Prior to this current position, he was with Freeman & Company, a boutique M&A advisory firm focused on the financial services industry. Earlier in his career Mr. Wood was actively involved as an investor, asset gatherer and business development executive for early stage companies in financial services and medical technology sectors. Mr. Wood holds a B.A. from the University of Delaware and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the F.W. Olin Graduate of Business at Babson College.

Careers & Culture

PROCEPT is transforming patient care by pioneering autonomous surgical robotics in the field of urology.

 

  • We believe in teamwork, trust, respect, collaboration and a can-do-attitude.
  • We encourage out-of-the-box thinking and challenging the status quo.
  • We know how to work hard and have fun both in the office and outside.
HEALTH
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • FSA
  • Wellness programs
FINANCIAL
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Stock options
  • Long term disability insurance
  • Travel accident insurance on business travel
LIFESTYLE
  • On-site gym
  • Commuter discounts
  • Student loan discounts
  • Pet insurance discounts
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Ping pong in the office
SOCIAL
  • Team building events
  • BBQ’s
  • Ice cream socials
  • Happy hour gatherings

…and much more

Join the Team

Challenge yourself by joining our dynamic team developing autonomous surgical robots designed to transform patient care.

Join the Team

Challenge yourself by joining our dynamic team developing surgical robots that are designed to transform patient care.

PROCEPT is transforming patient care by pioneering autonomous surgical robotics in the field of urology.

 

  • We believe in teamwork, trust, respect, collaboration and a can-do-attitude.
  • We encourage out-of-the-box thinking and challenging the status quo.
  • We know how to work hard and have fun both in the office and outside.
HEALTH
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • FSA
  • Wellness programs
FINANCIAL
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Stock options
  • Long term disability insurance
  • Travel accident insurance on business travel
LIFESTYLE
  • On-site gym
  • Commuter discounts
  • Student loan discounts
  • Pet insurance discounts
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Ping pong in the office
SOCIAL
  • Team building events
  • BBQ’s
  • Ice cream socials
  • Happy hour gatherings

…and much more

Positions

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Contact

 

 

Map of PROCEPT BioRobotics Headquarters
Headquarters
Customer Service

900 Island Drive, Suite 210
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Phone: +1 (650) 232-7222
eFax: +1 (888) 285-3777

Contact

 

 

Headquarters
Customer Service

900 Island Drive, Suite 210
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Phone: +1 (650) 232-7222
eFax: +1 (888) 285-3777