Employees

Oliver

Oliver Bludau

Oliver Bludau

Head of Operations

Oliver was the first employee hired by CorFlow after its creation in 2016. He has 10 years of medical device experience in the fields of interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and neuromodulation. Oliver has taken products from early concept phase, through clinical trials, to commercial launch. He designed the first-generation CoFI catheter and console and is currently overseeing the second-generation device development. Prior to joining CorFlow, Oliver was Project Manager and Deputy CTO at Osypka AG in Rheinfelden (Germany). He earned his Master’s Degree in Microsystem Technology from the University of Freiburg (Germany) and is a graduate of the Regulatory Affairs Master program from the University of Lübeck (Germany).

Timothy

Tim Snyder

Tim Snyder

CFO

Tim joined CorFlow in 2018 with 30 years’ experience in financial leadership roles. He started his career at Deloitte in Columbus, Ohio (USA). After nine years as a practicing CPA, he went on to serve as Finance Director and CFO for a number of international companies in the United States and Europe. Besides accounting and finance, Tim has extensive experience in business combinations, stock exchange regulations, and corporate governance. Tim holds a degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.

Markus

Markus Buetler

Markus Buetler

VP Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs

Markus has more than 25 year of experience in regulatory affairs, quality assurance and post market surveillance, Prior to joining CorFlow in 2019, Markus worked 13 years at Medela AG where he had different positions as VP Quality & Regulatory Affairs Manager and Director of Postmarket Surveillance. Before that, he headed the Quality and Regulatory activities in Schiller (ECG, Monitoring and Defibrillation) for 12 years. Markus holds a Master’s Degree in Business Excellence from the University of Lucerne.

Giovanna

Giovanna Catalano

Giovanna Catalano

Clinical Project Manager

Giovanna joined the CorFlow team in 2020. For the previous 10 years she worked in clinical research for mid- to large-sized CROs. Giovanna holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Milan and a PhD in Pharmacology of Atherosclerosis from Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris. She has extensive experience in site management for Phase I to Phase IV clinical trials in infectious disease, oncology, rare disease, and cardiovascular disease.

Sabrina

Sabrina Frey

Sabrina Frey

Microcirculatory Lab Manager

Sabrina joined CorFlow in 2019 as part of the R&D team. She holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Bern. As a PhD candidate and Postdoctoral researcher at the ARTORG Center, Sabrina investigated coronary hemodynamics and the CoFI technology for over 3 years and is part of the Innosuisse project “Translational development of a medical device to treat microvascular obstruction in heart attack patients”.

Sara

Sara Specchia

Sara Specchia

Finance

Prior to joining CorFlow in 2020, Sara held numerous positions in Finance and HR, most notably with Doctors Without Borders, where she completed assignments in Pakistan, Palestine, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic. Sara holds a Master’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Applied Science and Arts in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Markus

Markus Thiel

Markus Thiel

Quality System Engineer

Markus has 19 years of progressive work experience related to medical device development.

Martin

Martin Veit

Martin Veit

IT and Software Engineer

Martin has more than 20 years’ experience in software development, the past five of which are in the medical-regulated market. Martin successfully transformed CorFlow’s IT system from an outdated on premise home use NAS to a Microsoft Cloud solution, giving the company a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and communication system.