CV Lab team


Marta Antonucci


Marta Antonucci, Ceo

Biomedical Engineer, she has developed managerial skills and a specific knowledge of the cardiovascular sector by working for over 20 years in international leadership positions at St. Jude Medical, Thoratec, Boston Scientific, Guidant and Sorin Group

Simona Roggero

Entrepreneur in residence

Simona Roggero, entrepreneur in residence

Physician, ten years of clinical research experience in hematology, she has coordinated international cooperation projects for congenital anemia. As a entrepreneur in residence at Innogest Capital, she has supported the launch of several projects in the medtech field

Massimo Gilmozzi

Entrepreneur in residence

Massimo Gilmozzi, entrepreneur in residence

He has a solid background in the cardiovascular field, with over 20 years of experience in senior roles with J&J and WLGore & Associates, both in Europe and in the US,  He has developed strong entrepreneurial and consulting skills, managing complex projects in multiple industries.

Giovanni Rolando

Senior advisor

Giovanni Rolando, senior advisor

Mechanical engineer, 30 years in international R&D and Operations senior management positions within Sorin Group, he is a seasoned professional in product development from first conception to final validation

Tom Gerhardt

Associate Entrepreneur in Residence

Tom Gerhardt, associate entrepreneur in residence

Mechanical engineer,  he has more than 10 years of experience in Class II and III medical device design & development. With his strong international background, he has led multiple innovative projects in the structural heart disease space

Ilaria Vicini

Business Analyst

Ilaria Vicini, business analyst

Biomedical engineer, she gained a wide and diversified experience in the cardiovascular sector, developing skills in clinical, sales and marketing, working in multinational companies such as Medtronic, Boston Scientific, and Sorin Group

Board of Directors

Andrea Venturelli


Andrea Venturelli, chairman

Strong entrepreneurial spirit, solid technical expertise in the coronary and peripheral field, he co-founded and leaded Invatec, the drug release balloon manufacturer acquired by Medtronic in 2010 for € 500m. He has been also founder and CEO of Vales, CEO of Fogazzi, board member of CSMT Brescia and Angiodroid, chairman of Nobil Bioricerche

Giovanni Leo

Board Member

Giovanni Leo, board member

R&D Specialist with specific expertise in the electrophysiology and atrial fibrillation fields, he is currently R&D Vice President of St. Jude Medical. Previously he was CTO and co-founder of Endosense, Director in Acrostak, co-founder of Isotopes and Metals and Software Quality Manager at LeCroy

Tim Lenihan

Board Member

Tim Lenihan, board member

Serial entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in the medical device field in a variety of disciplines. He co-founded the medical device incubator MD Start, where he created and funded 7 companies. He is currently the CTO & Board Chair of Precardia and board member of LimFlow & Spinal Singularity

Luca Melindo

Board Member

Luca Melindo, board member

Sales and acquisitions expert, he is Investment Manager at IP Investimenti e Partecipazioni, where he took part in the acquisition of Diasorin by American Standard and in the spin-off of the vascular therapy division by the Sorin Biomedica Group. He previously served as Investment Manager in Industry & Finance SGR and as associate in Unicredit Corporate & Investment Banking

Claudio Giuliano

Board Member

Claudio Giuliano, board member

Managing partner of Innogest Capital, a venture capital company focused on investments in the medtech and digital fields. He is the founder of the Italian VC Hub and board member of AIFI, the Italian association of private equity, venture capital and private debt. Previously he worked at The Carlyle Group, Bain & Co., Supply Chain Manager at HP

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