Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael R. Minogue

Mr. Michael R. Minogue is the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of Abiomed Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD). Since joining in 2004, Mr. Minogue transitioned the company’s mission to heart muscle recovery with the acquisition and development of new technologies such as Impella®, the world’s smallest heart pump. During Mr. Minogue’s tenure, Abiomed has grown by 4,000 percent in market capitalization. The Company is one of the fastest growing, GAAP profitable med tech companies with no debt. Abiomed has earned over 30 global regulatory approvals on new products in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and other countries. Abiomed employs approximately 1,000 people with facilities in Danvers, Massachusetts, Aachen and Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan. In 2017, Abiomed was ranked #4 on Fortune Magazine’s list of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the world.

In addition to his responsibilities at Abiomed, Mr. Minogue currently represents the medical device industry by serving on the executive board of directors for AdvaMed and as Chairman of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), a public-private partnership between industry, government and patient advocacy organizations. He was also recently appointed to Insulet Corporation’s Board of Directors and serves on the Board of Managers for Bioventus LLC.

Mr. Minogue is the Chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Veterans’ Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is the Co-Founder and Chairman of MVPvets (www.mvpvets.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps military veterans network with industry mentors to discover career opportunities in the life sciences industries. Additionally, Mr. Minogue serves on a committee for the Massachusetts Catholic Schools Foundation and recently stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Directors for MassMEDIC after ten years of service. He formerly served on the board for LifeCell (LIFC) before it was acquired in 2008.

Before joining Abiomed, Mr. Minogue spent 11 years with General Electric Healthcare, where he held numerous leadership positions and developed expertise in sales, marketing, product development, information technologies and software/service operations around diagnostic imaging of cancer and cardiovascular disease. He holds three patents.

Mr. Minogue served as an Infantry officer in the U.S. Army, which included multiple distinctions including Airborne, RANGER, Desert Storm Veteran and Bronze Star. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Minogue is married with five children and enjoys reading, mentoring, running, coaching, skiing and playing sports.

Mike Grice

Mike is the Chief Operating Officer of Boost Oxygen, which is the the nation’s premier supplemental oxygen company.  As a U.S. Marine, he has commanded combat units in both Iraq and Afghanistan where he was decorated for heroism, leadership, and meritorious service.

After hanging up his uniform, Mike has been very active in the veteran-related non-profit space.  He served as the Chief Operating Officer for two nonprofits, MVPVets and PsychArmor, helping both become successful organizations. He is very active with the Boy Scouts of America as an Assistant Scoutmaster and serves on several veteran related nonprofit boards of directors.

John P. DeBlasio

John P. DeBlasio is the Founder and Executive Director of the Global Peace and Development (GPD) Charitable Trust, a venture-philanthropy initiative that aims to promote peace and stability through civic engagement, journalism, and the development of transformational leaders.

John created GPD after a successful career in business, military and in the public sector. As part of his philanthropic work, John is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Illinois Joining Forces Foundation, the Social Science Foundation (Korbel School of International Affairs at Denver University),Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos International (NPHI), and The Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, and MVP Vets.  

In addition to his philanthropic work, John also serves as the Managing Director of Bootstrap Capital, a private equity firm that provides partnership opportunities for small/medium sized growth and family businesses which holds multiple debt & equity investments in a variety of manufacturing automation, real-estate and other businesses.

Rob Neuner


Rob Neuner was born in Nyack, NY and graduated from Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, NJ – Class of ’85. He graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, MA in 1989, with a B.A. in Political Science, and from Fordham Business School in 1992, NY, NY with an M.B.A. in International Business.

He was founder and President of Czech Beer Importers, Inc. from 1995-2006, and is currently the founder and CEO of Boost Oxygen, LLC.

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Juliana Mercer

Juliana Mercer is a former U.S. Marine in which she honorably served 16 years in active and reserve duty. During her military career she was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan providing significant support in Civil Affairs and Civil Military Operations. Juliana also spent three years serving wounded, ill, and injured Marines recovering at the Wounded Warrior Battalion in San Diego.

Since leaving active duty, Juliana has committed her life to developing, connecting, and successfully assisting veterans in their transition to new careers. It’s in this capacity that she is the Managing Director of MVPVets, a 501(c) 3 organization whose aim is to assist and prepare transitioning military veterans for employment in the business and technology of health innovation. Through this endeavor, she spearheads efforts serving thousands of veterans, hundreds of mentors and hundreds of life science corporations around the nation.

Juliana also serves on the Board of Directors as Military Adviser and Special Events Chair for Warrior Foundation – Freedom Station, an organization empowering wounded, ill, and injured service members and their families, and as a board member for the Veteran Business Network, a collaboration of “veterans helping veterans.” Through these collaborations, Juliana works tirelessly with employers, government and military officials to find meaningful employment for recently separated service members who have given so much in service to their nation.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael R. Minogue

Mr. Michael R. Minogue is the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of Abiomed Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD). Since joining in 2004, Mr. Minogue transitioned the company’s mission to heart muscle recovery with the acquisition and development of new technologies such as Impella®, the world’s smallest heart pump. During Mr. Minogue’s tenure, Abiomed has grown by 4,000 percent in market capitalization. The Company is one of the fastest growing, GAAP profitable med tech companies with no debt. Abiomed has earned over 30 global regulatory approvals on new products in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and other countries. Abiomed employs approximately 1,000 people with facilities in Danvers, Massachusetts, Aachen and Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan. In 2017, Abiomed was ranked #4 on Fortune Magazine’s list of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the world.

In addition to his responsibilities at Abiomed, Mr. Minogue currently represents the medical device industry by serving on the executive board of directors for AdvaMed and as Chairman of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), a public-private partnership between industry, government and patient advocacy organizations. He was also recently appointed to Insulet Corporation’s Board of Directors and serves on the Board of Managers for Bioventus LLC.

Mr. Minogue is the Chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Veterans’ Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is the Co-Founder and Chairman of MVPvets (www.mvpvets.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps military veterans network with industry mentors to discover career opportunities in the life sciences industries. Additionally, Mr. Minogue serves on a committee for the Massachusetts Catholic Schools Foundation and recently stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Directors for MassMEDIC after ten years of service. He formerly served on the board for LifeCell (LIFC) before it was acquired in 2008.

Before joining Abiomed, Mr. Minogue spent 11 years with General Electric Healthcare, where he held numerous leadership positions and developed expertise in sales, marketing, product development, information technologies and software/service operations around diagnostic imaging of cancer and cardiovascular disease. He holds three patents.

Mr. Minogue served as an Infantry officer in the U.S. Army, which included multiple distinctions including Airborne, RANGER, Desert Storm Veteran and Bronze Star. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Minogue is married with five children and enjoys reading, mentoring, running, coaching, skiing and playing sports.

Mike Grice

Mike is the Chief Operating Officer of Boost Oxygen, which is the the nation’s premier supplemental oxygen company.  As a U.S. Marine, he has commanded combat units in both Iraq and Afghanistan where he was decorated for heroism, leadership, and meritorious service.

After hanging up his uniform, Mike has been very active in the veteran-related non-profit space.  He served as the Chief Operating Officer for two nonprofits, MVPVets and PsychArmor, helping both become successful organizations. He is very active with the Boy Scouts of America as an Assistant Scoutmaster and serves on several veteran related nonprofit boards of directors.

John P. DeBlasio

John P. DeBlasio is the Founder and Executive Director of the Global Peace and Development (GPD) Charitable Trust, a venture-philanthropy initiative that aims to promote peace and stability through civic engagement, journalism, and the development of transformational leaders.

John created GPD after a successful career in business, military and in the public sector. As part of his philanthropic work, John is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Illinois Joining Forces Foundation, the Social Science Foundation (Korbel School of International Affairs at Denver University),Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos International (NPHI), and The Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, and MVP Vets.  

In addition to his philanthropic work, John also serves as the Managing Director of Bootstrap Capital, a private equity firm that provides partnership opportunities for small/medium sized growth and family businesses which holds multiple debt & equity investments in a variety of manufacturing automation, real-estate and other businesses.

Rob Neuner

Rob Neuner was born in Nyack, NY and graduated from Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, NJ – Class of ’85. He graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, MA in 1989, with a B.A. in Political Science, and from Fordham Business School in 1992, NY, NY with an M.B.A. in International Business.

He was founder and President of Czech Beer Importers, Inc. from 1995-2006, and is currently the founder and CEO of Boost Oxygen, LLC.

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Juliana Mercer

Juliana Mercer is a former U.S. Marine in which she honorably served 16 years in active and reserve duty. During her military career she was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan providing significant support in Civil Affairs and Civil Military Operations. Juliana also spent three years serving wounded, ill, and injured Marines recovering at the Wounded Warrior Battalion in San Diego.

Since leaving active duty, Juliana has committed her life to developing, connecting, and successfully assisting veterans in their transition to new careers. It’s in this capacity that she is the Managing Director of MVPVets, a 501(c) 3 organization whose aim is to assist and prepare transitioning military veterans for employment in the business and technology of health innovation. Through this endeavor, she spearheads efforts serving thousands of veterans, hundreds of mentors and hundreds of life science corporations around the nation.

Juliana also serves on the Board of Directors as Military Adviser and Special Events Chair for Warrior Foundation – Freedom Station, an organization empowering wounded, ill, and injured service members and their families, and as a board member for the Veteran Business Network, a collaboration of “veterans helping veterans.” Through these collaborations, Juliana works tirelessly with employers, government and military officials to find meaningful employment for recently separated service members who have given so much in service to their nation.

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