R2 Technologies - Our Story

In 2014, R2 secured the exclusive license from Blossom Innovations, LLC and Massachusetts General Hospital to develop a technology based on their patented method of pausing melanin production.  Since that time, R2 has conducted the design, development and extensive clinical research necessary to bring our first product to market.

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Timeline

2014

The Founding of R2

Pansend Life Sciences, LLC and Blossom Innovations, LLC founded R2 Technologies and licensed exclusive intellectual property from Massachusetts General Hospital and Blossom Innovations on their patented method of pausing melanin.

Research

R2 begins the research and development of the technology around Cryomodulation.

2015
2016

FDA Clearance

R2 receives clearance for the removal of benign lesions of the skin.

FDA Clearance

R2 receives clearance for their next-generation system.

2017
2018

First Published Manuscript from founders

Lasers in Surgery and Medicine introduces the treatment of benign lesions utilizing a novel dermal cooling system.

Strategic Partnership

R2 closes strategic investment and commercial partnership with Huadong Medicine Co., Ltd.

2019
2020

FDA Clearance

R2 receives expanded indication for the temporary reduction of pain, swelling and inflammation.

Glacial RxTM and Glacial SpaTM
treatments available

First commercial installations and treatments underway in select countries.

2021

Scientific Founders

R. ROX ANDERSON, M.D.

R. ROX ANDERSON, M.D.

DIETER MANSTEIN, M.D., PH.D.

DIETER MANSTEIN, M.D., PH.D.

HENRY H. L. CHAN, M.D., PH.D.

HENRY H. L. CHAN, M.D., PH.D.

R2 Team

Tim Holt is President and CEO of R2 Technologies, headquar-tered in San Ramon, California. R2 is currently developing breakthrough CryoAesthetic technologies that will launch in the US and China markets in early 2021. 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.

TIM HOLT

TIM HOLT

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.

KRISTINE TATSUTANI

KRISTINE TATSUTANI

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.

MIKE LAMBERSON

MIKE LAMBERSON

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.

ROGER SCHMID

ROGER SCHMID

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.

CHRIS MCGREEVY

CHRIS MCGREEVY

Vice President of North American Sales

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.

CASEY TORREZ

CASEY TORREZ

Vice President of Operations

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.

RAGAN REPPOND

RAGAN REPPOND

Sr. Director of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs

James has held progressive sales and marketing roles for over 20 years, including roles with aesthetic companies including Laserscope, Iridex, Lumenis, and ZELTIQ.

JAMES HASTINGS

JAMES HASTINGS

Senior Director of 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.

SUNMI CHEW

SUNMI CHEW

Senior Director of Clinical
Education & Training

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.

KEVIN SPRINGER

KEVIN SPRINGER

Director of Clinical Engineering

Andrew has led product development, marketing, and education for notable brands within the aesthetics space, including HydraFacial, iS Clinical, Estee Lauder and Shiseido.

ANDREW ROIG

ANDREW ROIG

Director of Product Marketing
& Partnerships

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.

GREG HIRTH

GREG HIRTH

Director of Research & Development

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.

ANGELL HAIFLICH

ANGELL HAIFLICH

Corporate Controller

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

PEGGY A. CHUNG

Director of Strategic Relations

Ian is a high-performance Director with 23 years of progressive leadership in project management, process improvement, customer relationship management, operations, R&D, and business strategy for a variety of companies.

IAN GLOVER

IAN GLOVER

Director of Manufacturing

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.

GWEN BRAUTIGAN

GWEN BRAUTIGAN

Regional Sales Director

Angela joined the aesthetic industry in 2013. She was a Capital Sales Representative as well as a Regional Sales Manager for Zeltiq. She joined R2 because of her passion for Cryo Aesthetics!

ANGELA BETNER

ANGELA BETNER

Regional Sales Director

Over 15 years of influence & top sales performance in the medical device industry comprising of numerous breakthrough and disruptive technologies across private, startup and Fortune 500 companies. Maximized market adoption of CoolSculpting at Zeltiq, Allergan & AbbVie. Most recently leading to the expansion of the body contouring product portfolio.

BRYAN STECKEL

BRYAN STECKEL

Regional Sales Director

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.

LAUREN MORGAN

LAUREN MORGAN

Business Development Manager

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.

MARISA BATEY

MARISA BATEY

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!

LAWRENCE GONZALEZ

LAWRENCE GONZALEZ

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.

AMY STEFANELLI

AMY STEFANELLI

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.

CARMEN LAM

CARMEN LAM

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.

JOLIE O'SHEA

JOLIE O'SHEA

HR Manager

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.

LARA HARTFORD

LARA HARTFORD

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.

TRENA HAMILTON

TRENA HAMILTON

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 RxTM customers.

BRETT SHOEMAKE

BRETT SHOEMAKE

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.

NATHAN WONG

NATHAN WONG

Systems Engineer

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.

ROY MEJIA

ROY MEJIA

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.

MISTY SWETLAND

MISTY SWETLAND

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.

LINDA KNAPP

LINDA KNAPP

Practice Development Manager

For the past 15 years, Thuy has managed clinical research activities for a variety of Medical Device companies.  She has specialized in early-stage companies, helping them structure trials and studies for new, emerging technologies.  She has successfully helped bring new devices to market from pre-market approval through market clearance and reimbursement across a wide range of fields including pulmonology, bariatrics, and neurosurgery.

THUY OLENDER

THUY OLENDER

CLINICAL MANAGER

Dazia has over 20 years of experience as a proven leader in customer support and operations in the medical device field, with a true passion in providing world-class support and building the most efficient teams possible.

DAZIA BOSWORTH

DAZIA BOSWORTH

CUSTOMER CARE MANAGER

Rich joins us with 4 years of successful experience in Aesthetics. He began his career as a Capital Sales Representative for CoolSculpting. Rich has spent the last 2 years as a Field Sales Trainer.

RICH GIANNAVOLA

RICH GIANNAVOLA

AREA SALES 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, Chief Executive Officer, Blossom Innovations, LLC

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 CEO, R2 Technologies, Inc.

Exclusive Partners

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.

Contact us

2603 Camino Ramon, Suite 200, Bishop Ranch 3,
San Ramon, CA 94583
Email ‒ info@r2technologies.com
Call ‒ (925) 378-4400