Four new entrepreneurs-in-residence join C4C

C4C’s highly effective Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) program invites veteran industry experts to join C4C for six to nine months at a time. During this period, they help identify technologies with commercial promise, and provide UW researchers with real-world insights about the commercialization process along with expertise in target markets, product development, and fundraising strategies.

The four newest EIRs are:

Robert Barry has over twenty five years of medical device experience starting at ground floor with manufacturing engineering and culminating in founding and leading of medical device companies. Robert has extensive experience taking class II & III products and teams from concept through market introduction.

David Bluhm has spent the past 28 years starting and growing technology companies. In a variety of founder, director and senior operational roles, David has been involved in over 20 start-ups that have achieved a combined “high water” equity value of over 36 billion dollars including two IPOs and seven company acquisitions.

Tom Dawson has over 30 years experience managing, developing and commercializing new products, implementing operational best practices, lean enterprise systems and has held P&L responsibility for medical device, sensor & instrument, telecom and electronics firms. Involved with a number of start-up companies, Tom is currently president of Periowave Dental Technologies.

Rhonda Rhyne has over 25 years of experience in the health care industry, working with both public and private companies and as a health care provider. Most recently, Rhonda served as president of CardioDynamics, a publicly-traded, innovative cardiovascular medical device company, from 1997 until 2009, when the company was sold to SonoSite.