About Thomas Looby
Creative health technology, President, and Board Member — Thomas looby has built a career building teams to drive business values for investors and founders. “I’m excited to wake up everyday and go to work,” says Thomas when asked about his career.
With experience as Partner and CEO in Residence at Concinnity, LLC and CEO of Ekso Bionics (14-18), Thomas has no doubt built a career as a mission-driven CEO dedicated to building high-functioning management teams. “That’s one of my favorite parts,” he continues. “It’s honestly thrilling to have spent a career around such cool and innovative tech inventions.” Thomas, who has spent the majority of the past 15 years carefully selecting projects in the medical device sector, is driven by the desire to help people get their inventions out to an audience. And, more than that, to actually help get those inventions to succeed once they hit the market.
“There’s a lot that goes into it, and as good as a great invention is, it has a high chance of dying before it hits the market if you don’t take into consideration market development, commercialization, business development, and general global healthcare strategies.”
15+ Years of Carefully Selected Projects. 1 Consistent Desire: Implement Excellence At Every Turn.
Thomas looby has also served as the Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Vice President at Given Imaging. In this role, he was responsible – among other duties – for the world-wide market development of PillCam®, and other novel medical devices. Before that, Thomas was the Director of Business Strategy & Global Product Marketing at Eastman Kodak (formerly Scitex Digital Printing), where he was responsible for directing worldwide marketing for high technology imaging products. Before that, Thomas was the General Manager of Robotic Measurement Products at Thyssenkrup, where he managed a $21M division including sales operations, marketing, customer services, engineering, and product development.
After graduating college, Thomas’ first role in the sector was as a Supervisor at Bayer, where he drove process improvement and quality output of One-A-Day vitamins, Bactine, Alka-Seltzer, Mycelex, and other products. His work there saw a 30% improvement in production costs through insourcing Bactine. After that, Thomas Looby worked at Chemineer as a Group Manager, responsible for general business management including distribution, marketing, service, and new product development.
Thomas Looby is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Dean’s Scholar) and the University of Dayton with his M.B.A.