Mr. Connolly’s 25 years of leadership in the medical device industry includes entrepreneurial, venture investing, and executive roles. He cofounded several device companies, two of which, Novacept and Cohesion Technologies, reached exits worth a combined $365M. Mr. Connolly has also led the regional office for $400M venture capital firm vSpring (now Signal Peak), and later served as CEO of portfolio company Mirabilis Medica from founding through advanced clinical trials. Earlier in his career, Mr. Connolly served as a Navy officer aboard a destroyer and taught physics at the U.S. Naval Academy. He has an MBA from Stanford, MS from MIT, and BS from the U.S. Naval Academy.