Leader Profiles

Carlyn Solomon, Chief Executive Officer

Carlyn brings over thirty years of senior leadership experience in global healthcare technology businesses, including drug, biotech, and medical device companies. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Hill-Rom, a $2.6B revenue global provider of medical technologies. Before Hill-Rom, Carlyn held senior positions at Edwards Lifesciences and Baxter Healthcare Corporation. He is a board member on a variety of healthcare focused companies and non-profit organizations. Carlyn holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University.

Matt Kemme, Chief Commercial Officer

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Matt has a proven track record of growing consumer product businesses across a variety of industries at both large and small companies. Matt started his career in R&D and later transitioned into Brand Management rising in the ranks over 14 years at Procter & Gamble. Matt spent the majority of his career in Health Care at P&G including 3 years running P&G’s $450MM respiratory business consistently growing market share and profit across Vicks NyQuil, DayQuil, Sinex and VapoRub brands. Matt created the OTC sleep brand ZzzQuil which became the top selling brand in the category within 6 months after launch. Matt gained supplement industry experience while leading NA marketing for Shaklee before coming to Santa Cruz Nutritionals. Matt holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

John Dahldorf, Chief Financial Officer

John brings over 30 years of financial, operational, and leadership experience in the manufacturing, distribution, and service sectors of the healthcare industry. He has been a Chief Financial Officer since 2001 and most recently served as CFO at Acutus Medical. Prior to that, John served as the CFO of Volcano Corporation where he contributed to the business growing from $36MM to $1.2BB in value. John earned his BS in Finance and MBA from Western Illinois University.

Jill Pergande, Chief Human Resources Officer

Serving as a strategic human resources executive, Jill brings over 25 years’ experience in HR. She lived in Asia and led global human resources teams in all key areas of HR, including executive team partnership and aligning HR with business strategy, talent integration and planning for and executing mergers and acquisitions, leadership development, change leadership, and employee engagement. Jill has worked across diverse industries including consumer products, retail, manufacturing and healthcare companies.

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