Meet a Selection of the Combat Board and Senior Management Team
Combat’s Board and Senior Management Team have a wealth of experience in medical device management and investment. They have experience in driving company growth and successful exits whilst never losing the core values of ensuring the devices bring significant patient benefit, are affordable for healthcare systems, innovative and easy to integrate into healthcare practice.
Short biographies of the board and senior management are detailed below, should you need more information please get in touch with us on +44 1582 343120
Edward Bruce-White – CEO/Co-Founder
With over 13 years of experience specifically in medical device management he was part of the team that led a successful US$330m IPO listing of The Laryngeal Mask Company (LMA) which successfully reformed the anaesthesia market. Following the IPO Edward was Director of Business Development and was successful in acquiring, integrating and selling other medical devices for LMA. A successful entrepreneur, his background prior to medical devices was in company turnaround, corporate restructure, mergers, acquisitions, accountancy (E&Y) and property development.
Alberto Martinez Albalat – Director of R&D, Founder and Chairman
A qualified pharmacist with a PhD, a Masters in Pharmaceutical marketing and an MBA, he speaks multiple languages, has founded, commercialised and sold several businesses, has invented and patented several products and has over 20 years’ experience in getting innovative medical products to market. A successful entrepreneur with a strong pharmaceutical and business background.
Andrea Mica – Oxford Technology Management – Lead UK Investor
Andrea Mica has been a director of Oxford Technology Management since 2012. OTM have been investing exclusively in science and technology companies since 1983. Having graduated from the Delft University of Technology with an MSc in Industrial Design Engineering, he gained a further graduate study in Innovation and Creativity at the State University College of New York at Buffalo. Andrea has a strong and varied background in technology prior to joining Oxford Technology – both promoting technologies for sale, and identifying new technologies to invest in. With an entrepreneurial streak – he co-founded and ran CleanSteel Ltd, a company that developed a new technique for recycling waste products from the tyre industry.
Experienced Investment Manager with holistic and inspirational approach to investment. Background in financial analysis & teaching alongside qualifications in financial engineering.
Jenna Palourti – CFO, Head of Operations
Fully qualified US CPA. CIMA. MSc in Accounting and Finance management. 5 years US tax experience as a senior level accountant. 6+ years senior management experience in Finance and Operations.
Guy Cooper – Sales & Marketing Director
An experienced Sales & Marketing Director in medical device markets with global knowledge of creating and driving sales, product and distributor management and all aspects multi-channel distribution.
A highly credible medical doctor with 20+ years’ experience at Director and Board level in worldwide businesses, both Blue Chip listed entities, having worked at ArthroCare Inc and American Medical Systems, and in managing start-ups to exit on multiple occasions.
Andrew Watkins – Director Of Quality and Regulatory Affairs
A highly experienced RAQA professional with more than three decades of experience in MHRA, focusing on remediation of Quality, Regulatory and Certification problems and in dealing with troubleshooting and high-profile investigations.
Lengthy experience in licenses, manufacturing and dealing with major and global product issues.
Previously a researcher in the Nuffield Department of Anesthetics in Life Support / Bioengineering.