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David MatsuraPhilip SimpsonMichael McCormickGregory Smith


Gregory M. Smith - Partner

Joined Flex Partners in 2002

32 years engineering experience in:

·         Cardiology

·         Ophthalmology

·         General Surgery


·         Respiratory Therapy

·         Oral Surgery/Dentistry

·         Cosmetic Surgery


·         Implants

·         Surgical Devices

·         Disposables             

·         Biopsy Systems      


·         Autotransfusion Devices

·         Tissue Replacements

·         Surgical Lasers

·         Bioactive Coatings

·         R&D                         

·         Business Development    

·         Market Assessment

·         Design Control

·         Product Reliability & Validation 


Patents:  6


Education:      BS, Biosciences

                    MS (ABD) Bioengineering


Greg’ medical device experience began in his graduate degree program where his research into blood substitutes was funded by Baxter Healthcare. He has a wide industry experience as a development engineer and in management positions in Quality, Manufacturing, R&D and Business Development across several different medical markets. He has frequently been on hand with the clinician using the first clinical study devices and has worked with both domestic and international new ventures.


Greg’s range of experience lets him look at issues from a broader strategic level as well as understanding the technical challenges and risks. He understands the business environment at large companies and start-ups.


Prior to graduate school Greg was a Captain in the US Air Force where he trained as an Electronics Systems Officer. He managed a large technical group at an electronic warfare range and later served at a headquarters unit as a programs officer involved in the development and validation of new radar and electronic warfare systems incorporating leading edge technology.

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