HDO Health Adds Experienced Medical Device Executive, Entrepreneur, Investor, And Director To Board
Andrew Cothrel brings 30+ years of healthcare and medical device experience to support HDO Health in achieving its mission to bring life-saving medical devices to the world.
By: HDO Health
"We are thrilled to add a leader of Andrew's caliber and experience to our Board. His alignment with our core values and deep experience and network in the segment will pay huge dividends for us as we enter the market and accelerate our growth," said Bryan Stewart, Founder and CEO of HDO Health.
Andrew Cothrel is President of Rushlight Ventures, focused on monetizing the IP of small to mid-sized aerospace & defense firms and spinning up and curating commercially oriented new companies leveraging de-risked technology portfolios. He is also a founder, investor, and board member for several early-stage companies.
Before Rushlight, he founded Blue Marble Medical, spending 13 years developing and commercializing medical/health technologies and consulting in strategy, M&A, and new product development & commercialization, from both BigCo and Startup perspectives. He has led seven startups, transacted four exits, and raised more than $60MM at various early-stage companies in multiple roles.
His initial 20-year corporate career spanned progressively responsible roles at Exxon, Abbott Labs, and Roche, where he ended his BigCo days as VP/Site Manager of Roche's life sciences research business area and as a corporate officer for Roche's North American operating entity. His academic background includes a BS and MS in mechanical engineering complemented by business education at the University of Michigan, Cranfield University, and the London Business School. He resides in Oakwood, OH.
"I am excited to be joining the HDO Health team in a governance role - they have done a terrific job of developing a superior technology, and as the company moves into its next phase, I look forward to helping to bring this technology to patients who need it," said Mr. Cothrel.
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