Ken Dropiewski

Partner, Executive Search

 

Ken Dropiewski serves as a Partner at McDermott + Bull and is part of the firm’s national MedTech and Life Sciences Group. While he serves the entire Medical Device and Biotechnology industry, Ken is particularly well known for his work within the cardiac, vascular, interventional, and oncology segments.

Ken has been in the Medtech industry for over 25 years. Prior to Ken’s career in executive search, he held various commercial roles within Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific, in which he won several acclaimed awards including Ring Club, Grand Awards, and President’s Club. He was the founder and President of Prime-Core Executive Search, a boutique search firm that was formed in 2003 to serve the Medical Device and Biotech industries. During his tenure at Prime-Core, Ken quickly earned the respect of some of the most notable companies in the industry, performing search work for companies like Medtronic and Boston Scientific, as well as some of the most innovative high growth small and mid-cap companies within the space. In 2018, Ken moved Prime-Core’s practice over to McDermott + Bull to better serve his clients and increase his reach. His particular focus is small to mid-cap growth companies, both private and public.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Central Michigan University and an MBA from the University of Colorado in Denver, with a focus on entrepreneurial studies and leadership development. 

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McDermott + Bull Places Vice President of Sales, Nuance Medical

McDermott + Bull Places Vice President of Sales, Nuance Medical

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Tammy Hicklin-Estabrook as Vice President of Sales at Nuance Medical. Tammy will be responsible for driving commercial growth and success by establishing multi-faceted sales strategies and leading a high-performing hybrid sales...

McDermott + Bull Places Vice President of Global Sales, Clarius Mobile Health

McDermott + Bull Places Vice President of Global Sales, Clarius Mobile Health

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Tony Titus as Vice President of Global Sales at Clarius Mobile Health. Tony will lead the company’s global, multi-channel commercial growth strategy, with a focus on driving revenue growth of their software-as-a-service (SaaS)...

McDermott + Bull Places Vice President of Global Sales, Clarius Mobile Health

McDermott + Bull Places Vice President of Product, Clarius Mobile Health

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Wendy Werblin as Vice President of Product at Clarius Mobile Health. Wendy will play an important role in driving the organization’s innovation roadmap and product portfolio while developing a high-performing product team....

Investor Insights: Ken Dropiewski with Geoff Pardo of Gilde Healthcare

Investor Insights: Ken Dropiewski with Geoff Pardo of Gilde Healthcare

McDermott + Bull Partner Ken Dropiewski interviews Gilde Healthcare General Partner Geoff Pardo in his series, Investor Insights in Life Sciences + MedTech. In the conversations below, Ken and Geoff discuss what venture in MedTech will look like in 2023, what Gilde Healthcare looks for in new investment opportunities, and more. 

Investor Insights: Ken Dropiewski with Sabir Rassiwalla of CRG

Investor Insights: Ken Dropiewski with Sabir Rassiwalla of CRG

McDermott + Bull Partner Ken Dropiewski interviews CRG Director Sabir Rassiwalla in his series, Investor Insights in Life Sciences + MedTech. In the conversations below, Ken and Sabir discuss MedTech’s continuously changing landscape, what makes CRG different from other healthcare investors, and what to expect to see from the firm in the future. 

Investor Insights: Ken Dropiewski with Kirk Nielsen + Justin Klein of Vensana Capital

Investor Insights: Ken Dropiewski with Kirk Nielsen + Justin Klein of Vensana Capital

This week on Investor Insights, host Ken Dropiewski interviews Justin Klein, MD, JD and Kirk Nielsen, both Co-Founders and Managing Partners of Vensana Capital. They discuss a number of topics including the future of MedTech, the changes within the industry over the last ten years, and the history of their company.

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