Executive Team

David Montecalvo, Chief Executive Officer

David Montecalvo has more than 35 years of experience in the MedTech industry, including executive-level positions at Medtronic and, most recently, West Pharmaceutical Services as Chief Operations and Supply Chain Officer. While at Medtronic, David served as Vice President, Contract Manufacturing Operations, for the company’s Restorative Therapies Group; Vice President, Business Operations Integration, where he was responsible for leading the largest global operations integration in MedTech history of Covidien plc into Medtronic; and Vice President, Product Development and Operations for Medtronic’s Cardiovascular Cardiac Surgery and Structural Heart businesses. 

Prior thereto, he held executive operations and research and development roles at Urologix, Inc. and LecTec Corporation. David earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, OH, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, MN. 

He is an Advisory Board member of the Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation at the Olin Business School of Washington University, in St. Louis, MO. David is also a certified Lean Black Belt and a holder of seven patents.

Dan Sterling, Chief Technology Officer

Dan Sterling is the Chief Technology Officer of Vantage MedTech, previously serving as the President and Founder of Sterling Medical Devices. Dan’s leadership at both Sterling and Vantage has been guided by his diligence, dedication, and commitment to delivering innovative solutions for his clients. 

His career includes developing safety critical systems and managing software development processes spanning the medical device, aerospace, and telecommunication industries for distinguished companies such as McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), Motorola, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, and Guidant (now Boston Scientific). Dan is a driven leader with a passion for ensuring quality management is infused into every aspect of Vantages’ operations. Dan earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University in Ames, IA. His experience with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IEC 62304, and ISO 9001 ensures best practices are accurately implemented into each of Vantage’s projects. 

Under his leadership at Sterling, he fostered a culture of teamwork, mutual respect, and relationship building. Dan has a passion to ensure all the work at Vantage MedTech is enhancing and saving lives. He continues to cultivate and expand an exceptional team that is constantly and consistently pushing the definition of excellence.

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Mike Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer

Mike Sullivan has more than 30 years of experience in accounting and finance, including CFO positions at several different companies. These companies ranged from pure startups to publicly traded NASDAQ companies to private equity-owned businesses, culminating in multiple exits. Most recently, Mike was CFO of Segue Manufacturing Services, a global contract manufacturer with operations in the US and China, specializing in electro-mechanical box builds, complex cables, and harnesses that served the industrial, medical, and transportation industries.

Mike is extremely operationally oriented and focused on collaboratively driving process improvements and efficiencies through an organization to meet and exceed corporate objectives. Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, and a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Dominic Hogan, Chief Operations Officer

Dominic Hogan has more than 10 years of experience in medical product development and manufacturing, commercializing dozens of products across a variety of clinical segments. He has a demonstrated record of successfully managing teams and programs to create innovative solutions with a focus on building long-term, trusting relationships with Vantage MedTech clients. 

Dominic holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.

Nate Porter, Chief Commercial Officer

Nate Porter has more than 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development including leadership positions at Medtronic and Zimmer Biomet. He has a proven track record of analyzing complex business challenges, creating actionable strategies, and overcoming obstacles to drive growth including the execution of more than 30 commercial development projects. At Vantage MedTech, Nate provides leadership to the Sales and Marketing team with a focus on collaborative communication, integrity, and accountability. Nate holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN.

Bruce Swope, Sr. Vice President of Product Development

Bruce Swope has over 35 years of management experience in medical device software development, possessing exceptional knowledge of the medical device and software industries from both a business and technical perspective. In his role at Vantage MedTech, Mr. Swope is responsible for business strategy and development, including product development, service delivery, marketing, sales, and ensuring exceptional customer service. He has successfully managed software development teams of up to 150 people. Mr. Swope is an expert in leading Class III medical software products to commercial release. His depth of experience also spans the development of enterprise solutions, security applications, internal applications, and process control systems. 

Integral to these efforts has been his early adoption of quality practices including ISO 9000 processes, Common Criteria Certification, and Capability Maturity Model implementation. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Louisiana Monroe.

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Nick Oshman, Sr. Vice President of Technical Services

Nick has more than 18 years’ experience in the medical device industry, serving as a leader in engineering and quality assurance. His leadership helps develop superior products by building and developing exceptional project teams and ensuring clients have the resources they need. He has a proven track record of being a skilled decision maker who has mastered the ability to understand clients’ pain points and develop solutions that help them overcome obstacles and save lives. 

Nick has over two decades of experience in software development, including extensive knowledge in systems engineering, verification testing, and regulatory requirements. He is a certified ISO 13485 quality auditor and received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

John Campbell, Vice President of Quality

John Campbell has over 30 years of management experience, with more than 20 spent in medical device development. He has exceptional knowledge of the medical device industry, specializing in quality management, software development, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Campbell has successfully managed product development teams involved in Class I, II, and III medical software products, test system design, test automation, process development, process automation, and electronic documentation system development. 

He chaired a director-level team in re-writing the standard operating procedures for a company employing over 1,000 people to comply with 21CFR820 and ISO 13485. His experience includes terms as Director of Test Systems Design & Development, Site Quality Assurance Manager, Quality Assurance Engineer, Integrated Circuit Receiving Inspection and Test Manager, Quality Control Supervisor, and Manufacturing Supervisor. 

Mr. Campbell earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Houston. He finds value in using his decades of professional experience to help educate project teams and overcome challenges.

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Jason Hickey, Vice President of Information Technology

As the Vice President of Information and Technology (IT), Jason Hickey is an integral part of the Vantage MedTech leadership team. Mr. Hickey has over 25 years of experience working at multiple Fortune 100 companies to establish critical infrastructure. In his 15-year tenure at Sterling Medical Devices, he enabled the organization to grow from a group of a dozen employees to well over 100. He provides support to both members of the Vantage team and their clients ensuring that technical challenges are met with a results-oriented commitment to provide the needed solutions. Mr. Hickey has designed and implemented a robust virtual environment allowing for scalability that keeps pace with varied employee and client needs while deploying a network infrastructure able to align with the organization’s rapid trajectory. 

Mr. Hickey has a tenacious approach and laser focus that has enabled him to strategically design, maintain, and grow all facets of the modern IT department. In addition to his oversight of the Information and Technology department, Mr. Hickey also manages multiple administrative teams including the Facilities, Security, Shipping and Purchasing departments.

Christopher J. Bordiuk, Vice President of Human Resources

Chris Bordiuk is the Vice President of Human Resources with Vantage MedTech, where he champions all elements of people and culture to enable the business to grow and be successful in achieving the desired outcomes. Mr. Bordiuk brings advanced expertise in designing and delivering long-term talent solutions that powerfully impact organizational change through performance and process improvement. Over the course of his 20+ year career, he has held a range of roles across the healthcare industry, operating in the domestic, international, and global arenas. He is widely known for his unique ability to create and nurture purpose-driven organizations that empower employees to demonstrate leadership and actively contribute to business success.

Passionate about lending his support to the healthcare industry, Mr. Bordiuk can also be found volunteering with the Atlantic Visiting Nurses. He earned his BA in Psychology from Roger Williams University. He has a true passion for working to provide solutions for patients that positively impact their lives.

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Jay Kendall, Vice President of Business Development

Jay has more than 20 years’ experience in the medical device industry, serving as a leader in sales, marketing, and training & education at Zimmer Biomet. Throughout his career, he’s demonstrated an unwavering commitment to meticulous planning and flawless execution, as evidenced by his leadership of the largest commercial product launch in the history of the orthopedic industry. At Vantage MedTech, Jay leads the Business Development efforts of the company with a focus on creating mutually beneficial and long-lasting partnerships with Vantage’s clients. Jay holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kent State University in Kent, OH.

Erik Hilliard, Vice President of Sales Operations

Erik Hilliard has been with Sterling Medical Devices, now Vantage MedTech for over 18 years.  As a versatile leader, Erik brings a wealth of industry experience to his role. He currently serves as a key liaison between the Sales and Technical Resource teams, fostering seamless collaboration, gathering essential technical insights from prospective clients, and formulating strategies to optimize Vantage’s support in achieving clients’ product lifecycle objectives. Erik is a computer engineer by training, and has developed, tested, and managed projects consisting of implants, diagnostic, and therapeutic devices in many different environments utilizing many different development languages. 

His background also includes experience in finance, telecommunications, and business-to-business fields.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Erik finds great value in building relationships with customers and learning about emerging technologies.

Vicki Hantke, Vice President of Finance

I love working a room—but not in the traditional sense. For me, it’s all about meeting people, learning what makes them tick, and educating them. I don’t sell; I help people become astute decision makers of marketing services that solve their problems.

I can help connect the dots between marketing and sales for business and nonprofit leaders because I have done it myself. I have started and run my own business and created, from the ground up, the marketing functions for a company I worked for. Throughout my career, I have seen the synergy between marketing and sales empower businesses to meet their goals, and I thrive on sharing that knowledge with others. I am a well-connected networker with a keen awareness of brand development and messaging. Relationship-building is in my blood; it fuels my fire. I have built a successful career helping small and mid-size businesses demystify marketing and crystallize their objectives through relationships built on trust and integrity.

In 2023 I was honored to receive a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Director of the Year for my work at Paradigm and collaborative efforts, winning a Bronze Stevie Award in 2022.  As Director of Client Engagement at Paradigm, I am responsible for building relationships with our B2B, professional services, and nonprofit clients, helping to identify new business opportunities where our data-driven approach can increase brand awareness and produce a strong ROI. As the external face of the Paradigm brand, I build authentic relationships with business professionals, while representing Paradigm as a strategic partner that helps them achieve a more marketing-savvy approach to driving business growth.

Rick Lavelock, Vice President of Manufacturing

Rick Lavelock has over 40 years of experience in the defense, aerospace and medtech industries. This includes executive level positions in Engineering, Quality, Program Management, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing Operations with Honeywell and Northrop Grumman before joining Vantage MedTech. Rick earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri and a Master of Business Administration from the Rockhurst University in Kansas City. At Vantage Medtech, he leads the supply chain, production control and manufacturing functions. Rick is also formally trained in risk management, is a certified Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt, holder of five patents and has been recognized with several Department of Energy awards.

Emily Shores, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Account Management

Emily Shores has over 15 years of experience in the medical device field, holding leadership positions in product management, marketing and market development at Medtronic and Smith & Nephew. Emily joined Vantage MedTech to expand account management services, which was a natural transition after long term partnership with Vantage as a client on multiple programs that moved from concept to international product launch. She leads a talented team of marketing and account management professionals who are focused on ensuring our clients have best in class experiences throughout our partnership. Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN and Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis in TN.


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