Louis de Lillers, CEO
Louis de Lillers is a high-tech entrepreneur and has a background in corporate finance. Prior to joining CorWave, he was co-founder and CEO of PlugMed, a medtech company developing innovative devices for LVADs and hemodialysis. Being a self-trained computer programmer, Louis founded several ventures in the early 2000s and consequently joined Ernst&Young, where he embarked on missions with SMEs and high-growth companies. He subsequently became analyst at Clipperton Finance, a corporate finance boutique, focusing on mergers & acquisitions and venture capital transactions. He was then part of the information technology investment team at Sofinnova Partners. Louis graduated from EDHEC Business School with a Master in Management and studied strategy and finance at ICADE Madrid.
Carl Botterbusch, CTO
Carl Botterbusch is an R&D executive with over 25 years of experience in the medical device field. He has served as Vice President of Global R&D for Teleflex Medical, a $1.5Bn healthcare firm, leading all R&D activities at 6 locations worldwide. He has also served as Vice President, R&D and General Manager, Cardiac Assist Division for Arrow International, a $500M medical device firm. His areas of expertise include mechanical cardiac support, cardiac catheters and access devices, critical care and anesthesia catheters and antimicrobial coatings. He is a degreed Mechanical Engineer and holds a Masters of Business Administration. Mr. Botterbusch provides overall technical and strategic direction to the project. He brings many years of direct experience in this field, having previously led the development of two left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), including the LionHeart, the only totally implantable LVAD to receive regulatory approval (CE Mark) to date.