Striving for a solution
BrijjitCo is singularly focused on improving the surgical landscape with breakthrough technologies that
will support surgeons everywhere in their goal to deliver the most spectacular outcomes.
Felmont F. Eaves
MD, FACS Founder and CEO
Dr. Eaves is an internationally renowned plastic surgeon and professor of surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is past president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. With numerous awards and more than 80 peer-reviewed publications – plus co-authorship of the first textbook on endoscopic plastic surgery – Dr. Eaves has demonstrated a passionate commitment to his field and has pioneered multiple surgical methods and innovative medical devices. He partnered with dynamic, innovative engineers and industrial designers to develop Brijjit™, and he is thrilled to be able to share it with colleagues and their patients.
Executive Leadership Team
GARY KNIGHT, MS, MBA
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Gary is an innovation leader with a successful record of developing and leading teams to deliver novel product concept solutions. He combines a deep understanding of the medical device industry with the ability to work closely with clinicians and engineers to turn customer insights into innovative devices. His strengths, gained over 25 years of increasing responsibility with J&J include strategic thinking, concept development, innovation process, and intellectual property.
CHIEF COMMERCIALIZATION OFFICER
Johnna has almost 20 years of experience in all aspects of commercial management for medical devices: marketing, sales,contract/pricing management, brand/product management and P&L management. Formerly the VP, Global Marketing with Surgical Specialties Corp, Johnna has a wealth of knowledge specific to wound closure.
ANNE HARRIS, MBA
CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER
Ms. Harris has nearly 30 years of experience in human resource and talent management, both in client-facing HR consulting roles and internal HR leadership roles. She has managed large teams of HR consulting professionals across North America and globally and has been the senior executive leader in several companies, most recently as Executive Vice President of Talent and Culture at TNTP, and before that as VP of HR at Fortna, Inc., North Highland, and Aon Hewitt.
MICHAEL CLEM, DVM, MS, DACVS
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Clem has more than 30 years-experience in medical device development and commercialization, most recently having served as VP R&D – Medical for Kaleidoscope, a design, engineering, and innovation consulting practice. Prior to that he served in various leadership capacities in Worldwide Product Development for Johnson & Johnson medical device companies from 1992-2012. Dr. Clem graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, prior to completing his residency in surgery at Kansas State University.
DON GRIFFIN, BS, MBA
Mr. Griffin has more than 25 years experience in the medical device engineering, project management, packaging systems, regulatory and quality, and operations spaces. Most recently he was Director of Engineering at Spinal Elements and Vice President of Operations at Medshape.
Scientific Advisory Board Members
The subject of tension free closure has been studied extensively in the literature, but we are in the process of convening our own advisory board of renowned thought leaders in the field to aid in the creation of the Brijjit™ device.
Galen Perdikis, Council Co-Chair
MD, FACS, Professor and Chair, Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt
MD, FACS, Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern, and Founder, The Plastic Surgery Channel
Carl Washington, Council Co-Chair
MD, Director, American Board of Dermatology
Lee L.Q. Pu
MD, PhD, FACS, Professor of Surgery (Plastic), UC Davis
PhD, Evan Pugh University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Penn State
Alan B Lumsden
MD, Walter W Fondren III Distinguished Endowed Chair, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Methodist Hospital