Speaker Bio

Roy Wallen

CEO of Directional Healthcare Advisors

PitchFork Challenge Judge

Roy Wallen is a management advisor who leads Directional Healthcare Advisors, a NH-based services firm, and is the Chief Product Officer at Pristine Surgical. He has served in executive leadership roles for new product initiatives in medical technology companies ranging from pre-revenue start-up to multi-billion, global concerns. His focus is on the startup community, helping entrepreneurs take their ideas to commercial success. Roy has spent his career managing existing businesses for sustainable profits and bringing new technologies out of the laboratory and into the market. His current work supports companies’ needs for access to capital, crafting the stories that demonstrate market needs, matching technology to those needs, and translating this into a compelling business case. He also serves as a volunteer on the Board of Directors of a Colorado-based nonprofit and as a mentor and judge for MassChallenge.

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