Mr. Connolly’s 25 years of leadership in the medical device industry includes broad experience in both operating and venture investing roles. He has co-founded several companies, two of which, Novacept and Cohesion Technologies, reached exits worth a combined $365M. Mr. Connolly has also led the regional office for the $400M venture capital firm vSpring (now Signal Peak). Most recently, Mr. Connolly served as CEO of the venture-backed device company Mirabilis Medica, leading its innovation from initial concept through advanced clinical trials. Earlier in his career, Mr. Connolly served as a Navy officer aboard a destroyer and taught physics at the U.S. Naval Academy. He has an MBA from Stanford University, MS from MIT, and BS from the U.S. Naval Academy.