France Dixon Helfer
President & CEO, Halo Healthcare Inc.
- Orange County, California Area
- Medical Devices
France Dixon Helfer's Overview
- President, CEO & Board at Halo Healthcare Inc.
- Board at Epic Medical Inc.
- President & Founder at Pegasus Biologics
- Principal at Coastal Medical Consultants
- Cofounder & COO at MDDataDirect
- VP, International Marketing at Eclipse Surgical
- VP, Worldwide Business Development at Sorin Biomedica
- Director Product Development, CV Division at Medtronic
France Dixon Helfer's Summary
France Helfer is a 30 year veteran of the medical device industry, with 20 years in executive management roles. She has worked for industry leaders Medtronic, J&J, Sorin, Pfizer-Shiley, and for a number of smaller companies in management roles including founder, CEO & President, COO, International Sales & Marketing, Business & Corporate Development, M&A, R&D and Engineering. A serial entrepreneur, she's raised over $50M in angel and VC financing, and has served on various boards as a member and an observer. She is Founder & CEO of Epicardial Technologies, a start-up company in cardiac electrophysiology, with patents licensed from two major academic institutions. She is a frequent presenter at management conferences in the life sciences. Her education in biological sciences is from CSU Fullerton, with graduate school in business management from University of Redlands. She has had advanced R&D training at USC and UCI.
Senior medical device executive.
France Dixon Helfer's Experience
President, CEO & Board
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Biotechnology industry
September 2011 – Present (3 years 1 month) Irvine, CA.
Recruited as chief executive officer to bring on new management team, and turn-around a company with solid technology and global approvals. Neomatrix pioneered an early detection screening tool for breast cancer. The technology is a platform for cancer biomarker assays. We are forming strategic alliances on cancer biomarker research projects, and announced our first project; a series of 3 cancer biomarkers as an assay for detection. New mgmt team has programs to make HALO a standard of care and launch globally. We have a strong dedication to saving women’s lives through breast cancer risk assessment, and a renewed commitment to loyal customers.
Medical Devices industry
June 2009 – Present (5 years 4 months)
President & Founder
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Medical Devices industry
August 2004 – January 2008 (3 years 6 months)
Director Product Development, CV Division
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MDT; Medical Devices industry
1987 – 1994 (7 years)
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France Dixon Helfer's Skills & Expertise
- Product Management
- Product Launch
- Medical Devices
- Strategic Planning
- New Business Development
- Biomedical Engineering
- Venture Capital
- Strategic Leadership
- Capital Equipment
France Dixon Helfer's Education
France Dixon Helfer's Additional Information
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