Michael DeMane is Senior Advisor with Thomas, McNerney & Partners, a health care venture capital firm with offices in Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Stamford. Mr. DeMane has more than 25 years of global medical device experience, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Medtronic, Inc., a $14B medical device firm. Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer at Medtronic, he served as Senior Vice President and President, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Emerging Markets based in Switzerland. Previously he was Senior Vice President and President, Spinal, ENT and Navigation, Medtronicís fastest growing business sector, where he was responsible for growing the acquired businesses of Sofamor Danek, Xomed and Surgical Navigation Technologies. Prior to joining Medtronic, Mr. DeMane was President, Interbody Technologies, a division of Sofamor Danek and he held various senior positions at Smith & Nephew, Inc. including Managing Director, Australasia and President of the Orthopedic Implant Division.