Management Team

Inspire Leadership

Inspire was formed in 2007 when the technology and intellectual property portfolio were spun out of Medtronic. The employees of Inspire have come from the world’s leading medical device companies, working together to provide sleep apnea patients with a groundbreaking new Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) therapy option.

Management

Tim Herbert, President & CEO

Mr. Herbert has served as Chief Executive Officer and President and as a member of the board of directors since November 2007. Prior to joining Inspire, Mr. Herbert spent 11 years at Medtronic, a medical equipment development company, where he held management positions in product development, clinical research, sales, marketing, and healthcare reimbursement. Mr. Herbert holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas.

Richard Buchholz, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Buchholz has served as Chief Financial Officer since May 2014. Prior to joining Inspire, Mr. Buchholz served as the Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer at superDimension, Ltd., a medical device manufacturer (which was acquired by Covidien plc in May 2012), from August 2006 to July 2013. Mr. Buchholz holds a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and is a certified public accountant (inactive).

Randy Ban, Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Ban joined Inspire Medical Systems in 2009. Prior to joining Inspire, he served as Vice President of Global Marketing, Cardiac Rhythm Management at Boston Scientific. From 1994-2006, Mr. Ban worked in a variety of sales and marketing leadership positions while at Guidant Corporation (Guidant was acquired by Boston Scientific in 2006). He began his career at Eli Lilly and Company in 1990. Mr. Ban holds a B.S. in marketing and an M.B.A., both from Indiana University.

Steve Jandrich, Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Jandrich has served as Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Compliance Officer at Inspire Medical Systems since September 2017. Prior to joining Inspire, Mr. Jandrich was Vice President, Human Resources for Link Snacks Inc., a multinational retail snack producer from May 2015-September 2017. From 2001 through April 2015, he held several leadership positions at St. Jude Medical which included Vice President Human Resources, leading the International Division’s Human Resources and Commercial Operations through rapid global expansion. Mr. Jandrich holds both a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St.Paul, MN.

Martin Abrams, Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience

Mr. Abrams has over 21 years of marketing experience. He is a graduate of Morehouse College where he received a BA in Finance. He also holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business with a concentration in Marketing and Finance. Prior to Inspire Medical Systems, Mr. Abrams held various leadership roles in the food industry at General Mills and Land O’ Lakes where he managed brands like Nature Valley, Fiber One, Betty Crocker, Land O’ Lakes Cheese and Wheaties. Mr. Abrams has a passion for helping organizations grow by developing strategies that are focused on the consumer. Mr. Abrams believes in developing deep consumer empathy to identify insights and strategies that produce breakthrough business results.

Andreas Henke, Vice President, Europe

Mr. Henke has more than 25 years of experience in medical device markets. Prior to his current role, he served as Sr. Director Sales and Marketing Europe and General Manager Germany of BTG Interventional Pulmonology. From 2003 – 2014, Mr. Henke held a variety of management positions in Cardiology, Cardiac Rhythm Management and Peripheral Interventions at Boston Scientific. In his current role, he is responsible for developing and commercializing Inspire therapy in Europe. Mr. Henke has a M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

Ivan Lubogo, Senior Vice President of Sales

Mr. Lubogo joined Inspire in 2011 as a Therapy Development Director, served as the Area Vice President of Sales from 2014-2019 and became the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing in 2019. Prior to joining Inspire, Mr. Lubogo spent 11 years in the Cardiac Rhythm Management division of Boston Scientific undertaking direct sales and sales management roles. Mr. Lubogo has a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Quan Ni, PhD, Vice President, Research and Clinical Affairs

Dr. Ni has been a part of the Inspire team since 2008. Dr. Ni led therapy development and clinical research during feasibility and pivotal clinical trials, which led to FDA approval of Inspire therapy as a new treatment option for OSA in 2014. Prior to Inspire, Dr. Ni held leadership positions with Boston Scientific and Guidant Corporation. Dr. Ni holds more than 100 granted patents and has authored numerous peer reviewed publications. He has a BS from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, an MS from University of California, San Diego and PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Utah.

John Rondoni, Vice President, Product Development, Operations and Quality

Mr. Rondoni has over 18 years of experience in the development of implantable medical devices and care systems. Prior to joining Inspire Medical Systems he worked on peripheral and central neuromodulation therapies at Medtronic, holding technical, project, and therapy leadership positions. At Medtronic, he led systems engineering for the development and commercial launch of the InterStim II platform. Since joining Inspire in 2008 he has served in product, clinical, and business development roles in the US and while stationed internationally. Mr. Rondoni is an inventor of over 60 US patents; he holds a B.S. and M.Eng. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kathy Sherwood, Vice President, Global Market Access

Ms. Sherwood has over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry including 17 years with Boston Scientific/Guidant. She also worked for Medtronic and KCI Medical. Kathy has a multidisciplinary background and has led Market Access/Reimbursement teams in Cardiac Rhythm Management, Heart Failure Management, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and other Wound Care, Urology & Pelvic Health and Neurology therapy areas. Kathy spent over 3 years living and working in the Netherlands, leading a Pan-European reimbursement team for KCI Medical. She has successfully negotiated positive guidance from NICE in the UK, as well as multiple positive coverage policies with payers across the world. Kathy holds a BS in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.