Our Team

 

Michael Wuollett - Co-Founder, CEO 

Michael Wuollett is the Co-Founder and CEO of Protege Biomedical. Prior to founding Protege Biomedical, Michael worked in Regulatory Affairs for a variety of medical device companies including 3M Zimmer Spine, and Lifecore Biomedical. Michael has his RAC certification and holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and a BA and BS from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. 

Susie Wuollett - Co-Founder, President

Susie Wuollett is the Co-Founder and President of Protege Biomedical. Prior to joining Protege Biomedical full time, Susan worked for 10+ years in marketing at Wells Fargo. Susan holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and a BA from The University of Northwestern, St. Paul. 

Ron Shay - VP of Sales

Ron Shay is VP of Sales at Protege Biomedical with 30 years of consumer product experience. Ron's career includes multiple field and corporate leadership positions with several Blue Chip companies; Sterling Drug (Bayer Aspirin), Revlon Beauty Care and Grand Metropolitan Diageo, as well as successfully leading multiple start-up companies into the consumer product space. Ron brings an MBO approach to both business planning and sales execution. Ron holds a BS degree in Biology from Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA.

Karen Weigold

Karen Weigold - Customer Service and Office Manager

Karen Weigold is Customer Service and Office Manager joining Protege Biomedical with over 15 years of experience in the medical industry including AMS/Boston Scientific Urology and Kodak's Health Sciences. Karen holds a BA degree in Business Administration. 

Kyle Andrews - Associate Project Manager

Kyle Andrews is an Associate Project Manager at Protege Biomedical. Prior to joining Protege, Kyle's background involves software development and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Kyle graduated from the University of St. Thomas with degrees in Economics and Entrepreneurship. 

Randy Seeliger - VP of Business Development and Sales

Randy Seeliger is VP of Business Development and Sales. Randy is the co-founder of The Ametus Group, has nearly 25 years of experience in the medical technology industry working within start-up and public companies. His experiences includes significant leadership roles as Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Sales for Ativa Medical, Director of Global Marketing at AMS/Endo Health and Director of Sales at Synovis Surgical/ Baxter Healthcare. Randy holds a BS from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. 

Mark Will - VP of Business Development and Sales

Mark is the co-founder of The Ametus Group, Mark has 19 years of healthcare experience encompassing medical devices, implants, capital equipment, software, diagnostics, and consulting services. Mark's experience includes leadership roles at Endo Health Solutions and American Medical Systems. Mark holds a BBA from Simon Fraser University. 

Carl Adams, Ph.D. - Scientific Advisory Team

Carl Adams, Ph.D. contributed to several patents as a Senior Research Chemist at 3M. He is an expert in point of care, microfluidic testing technologies specific to blood testing and analysis. Dr. Adams earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Berkeley with emphasis in biochemistry, molecular biology, xenobiotic metabolism, and enzyme kinetics. 

Steve Burris - Scientific Advisory Team

Steve Burris has an extensive research background which has resulted in multiple articles in major Hematology Journals and presentation of results at prestigious meetings. As a research scientist, he provided significant platelet function testing and analysis in the Department of Pediatric Hematology for the University of Minnesota and is involved in researching new and cutting edge platelet development. 

Gary Krejcarek, Ph.D. - Scientific Advisory Team

Gary Krejcarek, Ph. D. has contributed to the 3M product commercialization for 30 years. During his time at 3M, he led teams researching new healthcare technologies, primarily focusing on hematology. 

Mike Moore - Advisory Board Member

Mike Moore is the former director of the William C. Norris Institute at the University of St. Thomas, which is an early stage capital fund investing in innovative technology-based companies that are in the early stages of commercializing proprietary products and services. Mr. Moore holds a BA, Journalism-Science Writing from the University of Minnesota. 

David Deeds, Ph.D. - Advisory Board Member

David Deeds, Ph.D., is the Schulze Professor of Entrepreneurship and director of the Morrison Center of Entrepreneurship. Prior to becoming an academic, Deeds was co-founder and president of LightSpeed Corporation. He earned his PhD and MBA from the University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business. 

Susan Johnson - Board Member

Susan Johnson is the president and CEO of Magellan Medical Technology Consultants, which is a national consulting firm that assists in the development and commercialization of new medical products. Magellan has worked with over 150 clients in the medical industry including Medtronic, 3M, and Genentech, Susan holds an MBA and BA from the University of St. Thomas and an RN from Augsburg. 

Matthew Kissner, M.D. - Board Member

Matthew Kissner, M.D. is a surgeon specializing in advanced techniques in laparoscopic surgery and he is a partner at Specialists in General Surgery, Ltd. He earned his M.D. degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. 

Dennis McFadden - Board Member

Dennis McFadden is the COO at ActivLife Solutions. He is the former CFO at Storyworks!, which is an interactive cloud-based mobile platform used for sales tool management. Mr. McFadden is the former CFO & VP of Corporate Development at Ativa Medical Corporation, former CFO of Cascade Medical, and former Treasurer at Cray Research, Mr. McFadden earned both an MBA and BS from the University of St. Thomas. 

JR Wilson - Board Member

JR Wilson is the CEO of Navigatus Advisory Group and the former president and COO of Becker Furniture World. His career has been diverse and multidimensional working in industries from aerospace to medical technology. JR holds an MBA from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and a BBA from Eastern Kentucky University.