CARDIALEN MANAGEMENT TEAM

Paula Skjefte, Executive Chair and CEO, brings over 30 years of medical and healthcare experience. This includes her notable roles as VP of Marketing in Cardiac Rhythm Management and VP of Consumer Business with Medtronic, Inc., and, most recently, as President and CEO of Waterford Consulting, a company focused on driving strategic growth in medical technology through innovation, disruptive market approaches, and creative commercialization. She serves on the board of numerous medical companies in the US and internationally, is a NACD Fellow and Women Corporate Directors board member, and is a frequent speaker on successful strategies for building high growth businesses in regulated medical markets.  She earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin.

Brent Shelton, VP Development, brings over 27 years of medical device experience from Medtronic, including implantable AF device development and marketing, new therapy research and development, upstream and downstream marketing, and business development. In addition to his business development experience at Medtronic, Brent is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Twin Cities Angels, an entrepreneurial-minded fund, and has operating experience in two other start-ups in finance and technology leadership.  Brent brings a wide breadth of experience, ranging from highly technical skills to business planning.