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.
MedTech + Life Sciences Videos
McDermott + Bull Places President + Chief Operating Officer, Shalby Advanced Technologies Inc.
McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Garrett Kiesle as President + Chief Operating Officer at Shalby Advanced Technologies Inc. (SAT). Garrett will help drive the organization’s commercial execution and expansion nationally and internationally. He will be the face...
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 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)...
Investor Insights: Ken Dropiewski with Gwen Watanabe of H.I.G. Capital
McDermott + Bull Partner Ken Dropiewski interviews H.I.G. Capital Managing Director Gwen Watanabe in his series, Investor Insights in Life Sciences + MedTech. In these conversations, they discuss H.I.G. Capital investments and medtech ventures in 2023.
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 Rob Barmann of Endeavour Vision
McDermott + Bull Partner Ken Dropiewski interviews Endeavour Venture Partner Rob Barmann in his series, Investor Insights in Life Sciences + MedTech. In the conversations below, Ken and Rob discuss a range of topics from typical investment sizes to non-traditional MedTech services.
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 James Eadie of Santé Ventures
This week on Investor Insights, host Ken Dropiewski interviews James Eadie, Managing Director of Santé Ventures. They discuss a number of topics including James’s journey into Santé Ventures, Santé’s portfolio, and the working relationship between Santé and early-stage companies.
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.
Investor Insights: Ken Dropiewski with Tom Hertzberg of Silicon Valley Bank
This week on Investor Insights, host Ken Dropiewski interviews Tom Hertzberg, Managing Director of Life Sciences + Healthcare at Silicon Valley Bank to discuss the scale of asset management.
Investor Insights: Ken Dropiewski with Maria Berkman of Broadview Ventures
This week, host Ken Dropiewski interviews Maria Berkman, Director, Head of MedTech at Broadview Ventures, Inc. They discuss a number of topics including investment targets, the future of MedTech, and the interview process of early-stage investors.
Investor Insights: Ken Dropiewski with Paul LaViolette of SV Health Investors
This week, host Ken Dropiewski interviews Paul LaViolette, Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of SV Health Investors. They discuss a range of topics, from the timing of investments to important ideas facing the industry.
Investor Insights: Ken Dropiewski with Joe Biller of 3×5 Partners
In this episode of Investor Insights, McDermott + Bull Partner Ken Dropiewski sits down with Managing Director Joe Biller of 3×5 Partners to discuss portfolio companies, investment opportunities, and new technologies in the MedTech + Life Sciences space.
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