Leadership Team

David R. Amerson – President and General Manager

David R. Amerson served as our President, Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2011. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Amerson was Global Vice President, General Manager for the Urology division of Coloplast, a publicly traded medical equipment company based in Denmark. From 1990 to 2006, Mr. Amerson worked at Mentor, a publicly traded medical device company, and he was Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Urology division at the time Mentor was acquired by Coloplast in 2006. Prior to Mentor, Mr. Amerson worked at Osbon Medical Systems, a private urological medical device company, in a variety of management roles. Mr. Amerson is a former board member of the Urology Society of America and the American Lithotripsy Society. Mr. Amerson holds a M.B.A. from Argosy University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of West Georgia.


Theodore C. Lamson, Ph.D. – Chief Technical Officer

Theodore C. Lamson, Ph.D. is a co-founder of NeoTract, Inc. and has served as our Chief Technical Officer since December 2009 and as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2005. Previously, Dr. Lamson served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2006 to December 2009. Prior to joining our company, Dr. Lamson was Vice President of Advanced Technologies for Medtronic, from 2003 to 2004 and Vice President of Research and Development for TransVascular from 1999 to 2003. Dr. Lamson is an affiliate member of the American Urological Association and the European Association of Urology. Dr. Lamson holds a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Penn State University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Tyler Y. Binney – Vice President of Sales

Tyler Y. Binney has served as our Vice President of U.S. Sales since September 2014. From September 2012 to September 2014, Mr. Binney was an Area Sales Director for Acclarent, a Johnson & Johnson company specializing in medical devices. From March 2010 to September 2012, Mr. Binney was a Regional Sales Manager for Acclarent. Prior to Acclarent, Mr. Binney worked for Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson company, in a variety of sales and marketing roles, most recently as a Division Sales Manager from April 2006 to March 2010. Mr. Binney holds a B.S. in Biology from Presbyterian College.


Lisa E. Campbell – Vice President of Human Resources

Lisa E. Campbell has served as our Vice President of Human Resources since January 2017 and our Senior Director of Human Resources from April 2014 to December 2016. From June 2004 to February 2014, Ms. Campbell held senior human resources positions at Solta Medical, a publicly traded company acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals in January 2014, most recently as Senior Director of Human Resources from March 2008 to February 2014. Ms. Campbell holds a M.B.A. from Jack Welch Management Institute, Strayer University and a Bachelor in Business Administration from University of Illinois at Springfield.


Joseph Catanese, III, Ph.D. – Vice President of Operations & Innovation

Joseph Catanese, III, Ph.D. is a co-founder of NeoTract, Inc. and served as our Vice President of Professional Education since September 2013. From March 2006 to September 2013, Dr. Catanese served as our Vice President of Research and Development and prior to that was a project manager from February 2005 to March 2006. From September 2003 to March 2006, Dr. Catanese was a product development manager for Medtronic Vascular. From March 1999 to November 2003, Dr. Catanese was a program manager or project engineer on various research and development projects for TransVascular. Dr. Catanese holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco.


Bryan M. Holmes – Vice President of Marketing

Bryan M. Holmes has served as our Vice President of Marketing since May 2016. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Holmes worked for Sonova Group, a hearing solution medical device company, as Managing Director of Phonak Lyric, a Sonova Holding operating company, from June 2013 to May 2016 and as Vice President of Global Marketing from February 2013 to June 2013. From December 2006 to February 2013, Mr. Holmes held multiple marketing director roles for Johnson & Johnson, most recently as Senior Director of Brand Marketing from January 2011 to January 2013. Mr. Holmes previously held management roles at Pfizer and Warner Lambert. Mr. Holmes holds a M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in Business Administration from New England College.


Michael P. Nevares – Vice President of Quality and Regulatory

Michael P. Nevares has served as our Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Compliance since February 2015. From January 2014 to January 2015, Mr. Nevares served as our Senior Director of Quality and Regulatory Compliance and was a director of quality from March 2012 to December 2013. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Nevares held regulatory and quality assurance positions at Ventus Medical, AngioScore, Abbott Diabetes Care and TheraSense, which was acquired by Abbott Diabetes Care in 2004. Mr. Nevares holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.


Wendy J. Sawyer – Vice President of Operations

Wendy J. Sawyer has served as our Vice President of Operations since September 2011. She previously served as a consultant to NeoTract from July 2011 to September 2011. Prior to joining our company, Ms. Sawyer held various management and operations positions for Boston Scientific and Guidant. Ms. Sawyer holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.