Our Team

Leadership Team

The Calyxo leadership team is passionate about bringing innovative medical device technologies to market that meet important clinical needs. The team has an unparalleled track record of success and extensive experience with medical device startups, the field of urology, product development and commercial launch.

Joe Catanese III, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Joe has dedicated his career to using innovation to improve care for patients. He is a co-founder of NeoTract, Inc. where he was one of the inventors of the UroLift System, a revolutionary treatment for BPH that has helped over 400,000 patients to-date. Joe is a named inventor on over 40 patents. He earned his PhD in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Jee Shin

Founder and Chief Business Officer

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Jee is a 25-plus year healthcare veteran who has spent over 12 years in healthcare venture, investing in innovative medical device and biopharma companies prior to founding Calyxo. Jee earned her MBA from Stanford University and BA in International Studies from the University of Washington.

Doug Hughes

Chief Financial Officer

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Doug is a highly experienced CFO who partners with executive teams to build best-in-class organizations and execute high growth commercialization strategies. He has been instrumental in four successful medical device exits including the acquisition of NeoTract by Teleflex for $1.1B. Doug earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and his BS in International Finance from San Francisco State University.

Chris Buchko, PhD, JD

General Counsel

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Chris has nearly 30 years of experience in medical devices and life sciences as an executive, attorney, and engineer with companies ranging from industry giants to startups. Most recently, he was a member of the NeoTract executive team during commercialization, high growth, and acquisition. He holds a JD from Santa Clara University, a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Physics from Stanford University.

Lisa Campbell

Vice President, People

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Lisa is a leader with over 30 years of progressive experience in the medical device, aesthetics, insurance, and legal industries. She has a passion for leading people teams in start-up organizations and building the infrastructure and programs to support rapid growth while ensuring high levels of engagement. Lisa earned her MBA from Strayer University and her BBA from University of Illinois, Springfield.

Yash Kolambkar, PhD

Vice President, Marketing

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Yash is a results-driven business leader with multidisciplinary strengths in Commercial Marketing, Innovation and Strategy. He has a track record of developing and marketing disruptive technologies in various disease states and most recently held Marketing leadership roles at Imperative Care and NeoTract / Teleflex. He earned his PhD in Bioengineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Cincinnati, and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University (India).

Erika Martinez

Vice President, Finance

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Erika is a people-first leader with over 20 years of diverse experience leading teams in Finance, Strategy, and Business operations across various industries. Her broad experience ranges from small cap and Fortune 50 companies along with a track record of collaborating across teams to drive profitable growth. Erika earned her BA in Economics and Sociology from Stanford University.

Dave Messina

Vice President, Sales

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Dave Messina has over two decades of experience in the Medical Device space, with a focus on helping to commercialize and grow early-stage companies. Throughout his career, Dave has been dedicated to championing innovative technologies that have the potential to revolutionize patient care. With a proven track record of success, Dave has played a pivotal role in the growth and expansion of numerous early-stage companies, leveraging his expertise to navigate complex market landscapes and forge strategic partnerships. Dave received his BS in Management Information Systems and his MBA, both from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Eric Steuben

Senior Vice President, Operations

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Eric is an energetic leader with 30 years of progressive achievements from hands-on engineering to executive management. He has broad corporate experience ranging from high-growth start-ups to world-leading corporations and has held executive leadership roles in manufacturing, operations, regulatory affairs and quality assurance. Eric earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from Santa Clara University.

Ling Tong

Vice President, R&D

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Ling is an experienced research and development leader who has dedicated over 25 years spearheading the development of innovative and game changing products. As the Vice President of research and development, Ling is committed to giving physicians best in class tools in order for patients to achieve outcomes that simply were not previously possible. Ling’s leadership style is characterized by his collaborative spirit, commitment to excellence, and unwavering dedication to improving patient outcomes. Ling obtained his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.