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Keegan Harper on Finding Your Talent

October 31, 2023


How does one navigate the difficult road of entrepreneurship? How do you find the right industry for you? In this episode of Medtech Talk, host Geoff Pardo speaks with serial founder and med device CEO Keegan Harper, about overcoming the challenges of being your own boss and finding what you’re good at. Harper discusses what inspired him to become an entrepreneur, how he became interested and involved in medtech, and his experiences managing several start-up companies. He also details how he found his knack for choosing technology to invest in and develop, meeting the right people, figuring out the build-to-buy system, and his experiences at multiple companies, including Ablation Frontiers, TheraCardia, Bird Flex, and, now, Bolt Medical.



Keegan Harper


Bolt Medical, Inc.

Over the last 25 years Mr. Harper has founded and led 12 medical device companies. The
companies have been clinically focused in the areas of electrophysiology, cardiology, pulmonology,
biologics, spine and neurostimulation. He has built world class management teams, structured
multiple acquisitions that exceeded $1.5 Billion in exit value and closed on 25+ rounds of venture
capital exceeding $600 million in invested capital. More recently, in 2018 Mr. Harper led the
Cryterion Medical acquisition, where Boston Scientific purchased the company for $310M. Mr.
Harper is currently the CEO of Bolt Medical, Inc., a company he founded and that is developing
Intravascular lithotripsy technology.

Meet Our Host, Geoff Pardo

Geoff has been in medtech for over two decades in both operational and investment roles. He is passionate about the industry potential and sharing stories from the front lines of innovation.