The Founding of R2
David A. Present, M.D. and Cherine Eldumiati Plumaker, General Partners of Pansend Life Sciences, co-founded R2 Technologies and licensed exclusive intellectual property from Massachusetts General Hospital and Blossom Innovations on their patented method of CryomodulationTM.
R2 begins the research and development of the technology around CryomodulationTM.
R2 receives clearance for the removal of benign lesions of the skin.
R2 receives clearance for their next-generation system.
First Published Manuscript from founders
Lasers in Surgery and Medicine introduces the treatment of benign lesions utilizing a novel dermal cooling system.
R2 closes strategic investment and commercial partnership with Huadong Medicine Co., Ltd.
R2 receives expanded indication for the temporary reduction of pain, swelling and inflammation.
Glacial Rx and Glacial Spa
First commercial installations and treatments underway in select countries.
R2 receives expanded indication when dermabrasion tips are used, the intended use includes general dermabrasion, scar revision, acne scar revision, and tattoo removal.
R. ROX ANDERSON, M.D.
DIETER MANSTEIN, M.D., PhD
HENRY H. L. CHAN, M.D., PhD
Tim has 17 years of commercial experience in the aesthetic medical device industry which includes key leadership roles at Reliant Technologies and ZELTIQ. He was at the forefront of the successful product launches of Fraxel and CoolSculpting as well as the growth and scaling of those two ventures from start-up to IPO/acquisition. R2 will be Tim’s third successive company delivering a game-changing product to market that originated in the labs of world-renowned serial inventors, Drs. Rox Anderson, Dieter Manstein and Henry Chan.
Tim is a native of Ohio. He received his BBA in Marketing from Ohio University in 1997 and his MBA from Campbell University in 1999. He has been involved in various youth mentorship and philanthropic organizations. He is a member of the Ohio University Executive Advisory Board, he’s a sponsor of the Ohio University Select Leaders Program and he’s an Ambassador for the Gratitude Network.
President & CEO
Kristine has dedicated her 25-year career to cryobiology research and the development of cold-based medical devices. She held a leadership position at ZELTIQ and dedicated the last decade to aesthetic applications for cold therapies.
Chief Science & Technology Officer
Mike has 20 years of experience helping healthcare companies bring innovative technologies to market. Mike’s career began at Johnson & Johnson in operations and commercial roles. More recently, he held commercial roles at Biolux Research, Elira, and ZELTIQ.
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Roger has been in the pharmaceutical/medical device industry for over 20 years. He jumped into aesthetic medicine in 2012 with ZELTIQ, assuming the role as Managing Director of APAC for CoolSculpting. He then moved on to miraDry where he built and managed the APAC, Middle East and LATAM business.
Vice President of International Business
Chris has led high performing sales teams in the aesthetic device industry for 25 years. He started his career with Coherent Medical Lasers and most recently has held Vice President of Sales positions with Biolux Research, MiraDry and ZELTIQ.
Vice President of North American Sales
For the last 20 years, Ragan has worked in the high-tech and medtech industry. She has been instrumental in multiple stages of the IPO process, most recently with ZELTIQ.
Sr. Director of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs
For over 28 years, Kevin worked as a pre-clinical and clinical engineer at companies that develop medical devices for anesthesia, obstetrics, urology, and aesthetics, recently with ZELTIQ.
Director of Clinical Engineering
James has held progressive sales and marketing roles for over 20 years, including roles with aesthetic companies including Laserscope, Iridex, Lumenis, and ZELTIQ.
Senior Director of Marketing
Andrew has led product development, marketing, and education for notable brands within the aesthetics space, including HydraFacial, iS Clinical, Estee Lauder and Shiseido.
Director of Product Marketing
With over 20 years in the medical device industry, Sunmi developed a series of successful education programs, most recently at miraDry. Her passion is training and education for customers domestically and internationally.
Senior Director of Clinical
Education & Training
Greg has over 25 years of experience developing operating room equipment, medical robotics and industrial automation. His background is in mechanical engineering and he lead numerous cross-functional product development and company-wide programs.
Director of Research & Development
Stephen has a background in finance and accounting. Most recently, he headed FP&A for miraDry, Immersion corporation, eBay and Director of Finance at Red Bull North America.
Director of Financial Planning
Angell is a CPA and FP&A with 20 years of both public and private company experience. She brings a wide breadth of accounting and finance knowledge.
Casey has 20+ years’ experience leading high performing teams in sales operations, customer service, and logistics in the medical aesthetics and life science industries. Most recently with ZELTIQ where he helped to launch the CoolSculpting brand and commercial programs.
Director of Operations
Lauren has over 8 years of experience in aesthetics. She spent the last 5 years managing Inside Sales at Zeltiq/Allergan for CoolSculpting. She is an advisor for Sculptology, helping to build their practice, and will manage R2’s elite Business Development team.
Business Development Manager
Gwen has over 20 years experience in medical and aesthetic sales. In 2013, she joined the ZELTIQ team as Regional Practice Manager and was promoted to Regional Sales Director where she led successful teams. Most recently, Gwen was Senior Practice Development Manager and Senior Regional Sales Director at miraDry.
Regional Sales Director
Marisa has joined the R2 Technologies team as the Sr. Marketing Manager. With her nine years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Marisa has expertise in every aspect of the trade. Most recently, she was the Head of Marketing for a B2B startup overseeing the global marketing operations, primarily focused on lead-gen and cross-channel strategy.
Senior Marketing Manager
Lawrence Gonzalez joined the aesthetic industry in 2016 with a track record of consistent success in the Aesthetic Industry. Lawrence has enjoyed developing Business and Practices for over 12 years, utilizing extensive experience in Business Consulting with four years of which in the Aesthetics Industry. Recently from MiraDry as a Top Performer and a Presidents Club winner!
Area Sales Manager
Amy joins us with 15 years of diverse experience in both Practice Development and Capital Technology sales. She joined aesthetics in 2014 as a Practice Development Manager and was quickly promoted to Regional Manager, leading a successful team. She moved to miraDry, focusing on new accounts and most recently worked in capital laser sales with Biolase.
Area Sales Manager
Carmen has held various regulatory and quality positions in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries for the last 18 years. Her experience spans from well-established companies like Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific to early-stage startups.
Manager of Worldwide, Regulatory
Affairs, and Quality Assurance
Jolie has over 10 years of experience overseeing all aspects of the human resources function, including talent acquisition, compensation & benefits, employee relations, and organizational development. She is an expert at working with dynamic organizations to support rapid business growth and achieve workforce excellence.
Peggy has held progressive commercial and KOL development roles in the medical device industry with a focus on aesthetic medicine in recent years. She has worked with notable aesthetic physicians and led KOL engagement and advisory programs while at companies such as Sciton, Cutera, and CoolSculpting.
PEGGY A. CHUNG
Director of Strategic Relations
Lara began her career in aesthetics in 2004 when she developed and managed the 1st Cosmetic Center for Kaiser Permanente NW. She then went on to oversee the start-up of several aesthetic practices which fostered her love for business development. Lara transitioned her business development expertise to aesthetic sales and managed multiple award-winning practice development teams for CoolSculpting and miraDry as a Regional Manager & Director. Lara is passionate about practice development and supporting medical practices with new technology integration and success. She is looking forward to being a part of the R2 Technologies team.
Practice Development Manager
Trena comes to us with 20 years of experience as a consistent top performer in pharmaceutical and medical sales. She has won multiple Leadership and Presidents Circle awards. She began her aesthetic career with CoolSculpting in 2015 as a Specialty Sales Manager. The last 3 years, Trena has been successful in capital sales with Viveve Medical and is happy to be a part of the R2 family.
Area Sales Manager
Brett started his career in aesthetics 5 years ago with CoolSculpting which moved him from California to New Mexico, then finally settling down in Dallas. During that time, Brett was the recipient of 3 President’s Club trips, numerous high-achievement awards, and underwent two acquisitions. Brett is a great addition to the team bringing his successful practice building expertise to our Glacial Rx customers.
Practice Development Manager
Nathan is passionate about designing and developing quality medical devices that improve patient care. He has spent the past 5 years working as a systems engineer for next generation operating room equipment. Nathan acts as an architect of the system and maintains the final product performance.
Roy Mejia is an Area Sales Manager who partners with aesthetic practices to help them grow their business specializing in CryoAesthetic medical devices. After spending three and a half years working for Coolsculpting, where he was a top performer and Presidents Club winner multiple times, Roy knows what truly is to help practices grow their business and help them develop new ways to stay competitive within their markets.
Area Sales Manager
Misty’s passion for medical aesthetics started on the business side where she owned a medical spa. She has been in this field since 2007 finding great success with CoolSculpting as a multiple year Presidents Club winner and countless promotions and awards. In 2016 Misty started her CoolSculpting career in Colorado and Utah and as a top performer, moved to San Diego with a promotion to a Field Sales Trainer and Senior Practice Development Manager. Hired on by ZELTIQ and going through two Acquisitions, she is excited to join the leadership of R2 as an Area Sales Manager.
Area Sales Manager
Linda is an RN/BSN who joins us with over 15 years of successful experience in the aesthetic medical device industry. She joined Reliant Technologies (Fraxel) in 2005 as one of six Clinical Educators, Zeltiq (CoolSculpting) in 2014 as a Practice Development Manager and is now excited to be a part of R2 Technologies, her third company with the same inventors. Linda has loved cultivating relationships with numerous offices throughout the US and Internationally.
Practice Development Manager
Board of Directors
David A. Present, MD, Chairman, Founder, and General Partner, Pansend Life Sciences, LLC
Cherine Eldumiati Plumaker, Vice Chairman, Founder, and General Partner, Pansend Life Sciences, LLC
Irina Erenburg, PhD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Blossom Innovation
Yuhang Zhao, PhD, MBA, Adviser to China Grand, Inc.
Seth Orlow, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine
Tim Holt, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, R2 Technologies, Inc.
Allies of Skin
Founded in 2016 by Nicolas Travis, a Forbes “30 Under 30,” and sold in more than 29 markets worldwide and counting, cult-favorite brand Allies of Skin creates multi-benefit formulas for all skin types that work harder and smarter. Each multitasking product takes clinically proven actives and combines them with innovative, optimally concentrated, biocompatible ingredients that work synergistically to provide maximum results. Allies of Skin’s clinical-grade formulas are clean and effective, smart and sophisticated, and packed with the greatest amount of active ingredients possible, winning numerous prestigious beauty awards from magazines including Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue and InStyle.
Huadong Medicine Company, Limited
Huadong Medicine Co., Ltd., is a leading Chinese pharmaceutical company based in Hangzhou, China. Founded in 1993, Huadong Medicine has fully integrated R&D, manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing capabilities. Huadong Medicine’s product portfolio and pipeline are specialized in oncology, immunology, nephrology and diabetes. The company’s annual revenue in 2019 exceeded 5 billion USD. Huadong Medicine has 12,000 employees, among which 1,000 are dedicated to R&D. Huadong Medicine possesses one of the most extensive commercial coverage and marketing capabilities in China. Huadong Medicine Company – Patient Centered, Science Driven.
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