Founded in 2021 to provide a better solution to the need for more effective tracking of clinical tools and instruments during minimally invasive procedures. As medical procedures utilize smaller incisions, demand for better visualization and navigation is increasing. FreeNav’s wireless EM solutions provide instrument manufacturers state-of-the-art technology to equip clinical users with trackable tools.
FreeNav is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and ideally positioned to draw from its thriving Life Sciences and Medical Devices ecosystem and the robust local investment community.
FreeNav Leadership comprises serial entrepreneurs with deep business, clinical and technical expertise in: Market Development, Commercialization, IT, Science and Engineering, R&D, Product Development, Executive Leadership, Business Development and Law.
VP Strategy and Business Development
Brian is a Healthcare Innovation Executive with a breadth of Life Sciences leadership experience. He is proficient in emerging technology strategy, business development and applications of Human Centered Design. His contributions have spanned both academic and industry, most recently at Medtronic and 3M. Brian’s background in preclinical product development, digital health, and venture partnerships are positioning FreeNav with a culture of collaboration to create value in new-to-the-world solutions.
John W. Black
John is a medical device professional with extensive sales leadership & operational experiences with FDA Class I, II and III devices. During his career John has emerged as a leader in early commercialization with experience in seven different medical device startup technologies. Additionally, John has earned CEO club honors with four separate sales and leadership organizations. As a physiologist by education, bridging emerging technologies with the healing power of the human body has transformed into a passion for patient care.
Greg is a serial entrepreneur with three previous startups and executive experience as CIO/CISO/CTO. His background in Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology Services has centered on interconnected devices, HIPPA and information security protocols. Former CIO and CTO at Centracomm. With a deep knowledge of building secure, high-performance networks, Greg brings a level of experience to scale the business with FreeNav.