Upcoming Events

Aug 16th – 11th Annual Transition into Medical Devices

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January 30th – 2nd Annual Goal Setting Workshop

Complimentary workshop – Set Your Personal & Professional Goals for 2017

This is the one program that I do annually, and everyone is welcome!

For this workshop you do not have to be a Medical Device Professional, all are welcome. The objective of the workshop is to start everyone off right with appropriate goals for the year. Also, please encourage your friends & colleagues to come as well so everyone can be on the same page about what it takes to be successful by Learning how to Set your Personal & Professional Goals for 2017.

There is no charge for attending the workshop, this is my gift to you.  However, you will have an opportunity (not a requirement) to make a donation to one of my favorite charities.  I will have donation envelopes available for the American Heart Association, Children’s Hospital and the Little Hearts Organization. It is about starting the year in Gratitude.

I hope that you join me to start 2017 off right. Giving is not only a December activity, we can all make contributions (gifts) throughout the year. Together we can make the world a better place.

Date: 01/30/2017 (Mon.)

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm EST

Location: Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Rd, 3rd Floor, Waltham, MA

Please RSVP using the Sign-up Genius button below, this will help me plan for snacks and room set-up.  Feel free to email me with any comments and what you want to get out of the workshop.  If your not sure you can make it, you can still decide on Jan 30th to join the workshop and certainly attend.

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I look forward to spending the evening with you on Monday, Jan. 30th. You will leave with some tangible goals and a mini-road map for going forward in 2017. There will also be a FREE drawing for people in attendance at 8:00 pm.

6:30-7:00 pm Networking
7:00-8:00 pm Goal Setting Workshop
8:00-8:30 pm Networking

I hope to see you there. I can help you put some Personal & Professional goals in place for you in 2017 to make it your Best Year Ever!

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Lisa Sasso, Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker
www.MedDevCoach.com    (781) 872-1045

Sept 28 – 10th Annual Transitioning into the Medical Device Field Meeting

September MDG Networking

Transitioning Into and Within the Medical Device Industry

Videos of Event can be found at the bottom of this post

   At this popular annual event, hear from several seasoned veterans on entering or moving within the medical device industry. Additionally, a number of past speakers are invited back as special guests.

 Come and get your new Elevator Speech ready!


Who Should Attend

  • Professionals and students interested in entering the medical technology industry
  • Anyone seeking to move from one sector of the industry to another

Anyone desiring to utilize their skill set and experience and move into a medical device company or to another device company

Program Description

The medical device industry is a diverse industry that develops and manufactures devices  to diagnose or treat the spectrum of diseases and afflictions. Companies range in size from small start-ups to large corporations.

This annual meeting is for anyone seeking to enter or move laterally within the medical device industry. Our panelists, moderator and special guests bring diverse experience and backgrounds.

They will provide ideas and guidance on how to successfully navigate this exciting market.

This will be an inspiring evening to discuss transitions both into and within this exciting industry.

Our panel of industry veterans will talk about their varied experiences with transitions and provide insights to help you in your career.

This session is designed for those looking to enter the medical device industry as well as medical device veterans. Historically, this is the most well-attended MDG networking event of the year, so register early.


5:30 – 6:15  Registration, Dinner & Networking

6:15 – 6:30  Announcements

6:30 – 7:00  Audience Interactive

7:00 – 8:00  Panel Questions & Q/A

8:00 – 8:30  Remarks & Networking

Our Distinguished Panel






Nancy Briefs, MBACEO & Co-Founder, Infobionic 30+ years in the medical device industry






Vincent Barry

In 2005 Vin transitioned from Aerospaceto Medical Devices and joined Abiomed as a Principal Engineer to increase the reliability of the AbioCor Artificial Heart






Dave Buzzeo transitioned as a Mechanical Engineer into/within the Medical Device Industry

Lisa New Photo Feb 17, 2016








Lisa Sasso, MBA, CPCC, ACC

Lisa rose from Accounting Manager at Filene’s to CEO of Radi Medical Systems, Inc. (a start up that grew from $0 to $28M).


Nancy Briefs,MBA, CEO & Co-Founder, Infobionic, 30+ years in the medical device industry

Nancy is a serial entrepreneur and has been an integral team member responsible for successfully developing and commercializing innovative paradigm shifting technologies with five prior med-tech startups.

Having raised over $300M in venture capital and four successful liquidity events (including an IPO with Goldman Sachs) she has proven the ability to lead teams from concept through commercialization and value creation.

She has served on the Boards of: MDMA (Medical Device andManufacturers Association), CardiAQ Valve Technologies, Direct Flow Medical, Eleme and InfoBionic. An entrepreneur inventor she is listed on seven issued and two pending US patents. Nancy has an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Golden Gate University and a BA and BSB from Emporia University.

Vincent  Barry

In 2005 Vin transitioned from Aerospaceto Medical Devices and joined Abiomed as a Principal Engineer to increase the reliability of the AbioCor Artificial Heart. In 2007 Vin was promoted to the Director of Mechanical Engineering and has primarily focused on the Impella minimally invasive heart pump platform.

Vin attended Boston University under a full academic scholarship and graduated in1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree inMechanical Engineering. Vin is a registered Professional Engineer and holds two international patents.

Dave Buzzeo transitioned as a Mechanical Engineer into/within the Medical Device Industry. Dave is currently a Senior Manager for Global Contract Manufacturing at Haemonetics and oversees a $75M spend of disposable products. Previously,Dave held similar sourcing management positions at Medtronic, EMD Millipore and Jabil.

Moderator & Champion

Lisa Sasso, MBA, CPCC, ACC

Lisa rose from Accounting Manager at Filene’s to CEO of Radi Medical Systems, Inc. (a start up that grew from $0 to $28M).  Lisa is a past President of MDG and currently serves on its board. She is also President & Executive Coach at Medical Development Partners, Inc. (2005-present) and Past Co-Founder, President/CEO of Radi Medical Systems, Inc. (1998-2004). As President/CEO of Radi Inc., she grew the company from inception to revenues of $28M with profitability.

Currently, as an Executive Coach, Lisa empowers Medical Device leaders and executives to embrace their passion and achieve their personal and professional goals with confidence, accountability and balance. Lisa was recognized and ranked #28 out of 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts in 2004.

She received a BBA in marketing and a BA in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her MBA is from Bentley University where she graduated with honors.

Cost (Includes sandwiches, beverages, dessert)

$25 for members or nonmembers

$15 for students  

For more information, please visit the MDG website (MDGBoston.Org) 

Location (Free Parking)

Regis College, Fine Arts Center

235 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493

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About MDG

The Medical Development Group (MDG) is a community of individuals professionally committed to the Medical Device and other Medical Technology Industry segments united by the belief that innovation and advances in technology lead to substantial improvements in health care. MDG pursues this mission through the organization of educational programs and forums: the facilitation of cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration; the creation of venues for networking and information sharing for current and aspiring professionals, clinicians, and entrepreneurs; and the development of alliances with complementary organizations.

Video Part 1: Welcome & Introductions

Video Part 2: Sponsor Information & Medical Device Industry Update

Video Part 3: Panel and Q&A

TRANSITIONING GROUP (Medical Device Professionals)


As one more added benefit, I will be offering my clients small transitioning conference calls once a month.  These calls will focus on key skills, lessons learned, networking & interviewing skills and setting goals.  There will also be sharing of tips and tricks to be more productive and efficient in their job search.  This is just one more way I can give back to the industry and those in need.  For more information, please send me an email.

Recent recommendations from people in transition:

“I had the opportunity to work with Lisa for several months as part of my transition into the medical device industry. She was a great source of guidance not only regarding specifics of the industry and local companies, but also to ensure that I was striving for a mix of goals to ensure balance of career, family, health, and personal interests. I’m also thankful to Lisa for helping me establish valuable industry connections who have generously offered feedback and advice to help me fine tune my approach. She naturally wanted to understand the big picture and then find ways to help me succeed.” – Jan P.

“Lisa provided me with great support as an executive coach during a career transition. She helped me with setting the right goals and making sure I was balancing the professional and personal parts of my life. She also made sure that I stayed on track with my networking activities, Lisa is a great person who really knows how to connect with people at multiple levels. She is always positive and enthusiastic and that rubs off on people around her. In addition, Lisa is well connected in the medical device community and introduced me to many great people in that field helping me to expand my network. I highly recommend Lisa as an executive coach and would not hesitate to contact her to explore how she can help you.” -Marc L.

“I had the pleasure of working with Lisa as my coach during a career transition time. Lisa encouraged me to me slow down and do proper due diligence examining all aspects of my life before delving into work-related questions. She helped me set challenging but realistic personal and professional goals tailored to my situation. Lisa provided good context and consideration as ultimately committed to a new employer. Through a combination of structure and flexibility, Lisa made herself available as needed. She remained enthusiastic and supportive throughout our engagement.”
-Kevin F.


“The Medical Device Sector in MA is a very strong sector because MA has a highly educated workforce and outstanding universities and hospitals. The Medical Device Industry continues to be a key sector for employment and new opportunities.” – Lisa Sasso

(See the statistics below from Mass Medic 19th Annual Meeting 5-6-2015)

Mass Medic Annual Report See full report here.

  • “480 MA companies focus on Med Devices.”
  • MA companies “20% growth from 2011.”
  • MA Med Dev employment ranked #3 nationally. MA is at 6% employment only .3% behind MN which is 6.3%.
  • “MA is ranked #1 in tech IP licenses held by hospitals, research institutions and universities moving ahead of CA the last 10 years.”
  • “MA is ranked #1 in patents per capita.”
  • “MA ranks #1 in Medical Device exports as a percentage of total exports across all industries.”
    For more facts and figures on how MA ranks in other areas, see Mass Medic Annual report. The 5 bullets above are all derived from the Mass Medic Annual report.

Medtech Job Market Heats Up by Jamie Hartford – Medical Device a recruiters report- 9/21/2015

“Recruiters say demand for qualified job candidates is outstripping supply in the medical device and diagnostic industry.”

  • Employee Market for the second year in a row.
  • MedTech need to increase outsourcing to fulfill its manufacturing needs
  • Long tenured employees are valued. (experience is appreciated)

Some of the Hottest sectors in the Industry — according to Cole in the Medtech article.

    • Health IT
    • Wearable Devices
    • Neuromodulation

Other sectors mentioned in the article:

    • Diabetes
    • Combination Devices

Free Skill Set Classes for Current Customers.

Wednesday’s at 12 noon

  • Sept. 27, 2017, Free Skill Set Class:  Honoring your Values
  • Oct 25, 2017, Free Skill Set Class: Interview Preparation
  • Nov 22, 2017, Free Skill Set Class: Targeting Customers
  • Dec 20, 2017, Free Skill Set Class:  Linked In Profile

Upcoming and recent Transitioning into Medical Devices Event & Panel

      • Transitioning into & within the Medical Device Industry link here – (Sept 28, 2016)
        Lisa- presenter and moderator of a panel of Medical Device Professionals.
      • Working in the Medical Device Industry- Engineers Need both Soft & Hard Skills to Maximize their Opportunity link here (PAST EVENT – VIDEO LINK AVAILABLE)
        Lisa Sasso, Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker, Medical Device Partners and John Sasso, Medical Device Product Development & Commercial Consultant, Sasso Solutions

Currently scheduling Transition calls. For more information, please send me an email.