Michael J. Billig
Chief Executive Officer, Experien Group, LLC
Mike co-founded Experien Group in 2003 with his wife and business partner Darlene Crockett-Billig as a full-service consulting firm for the medical device industry. As CEO, Mike provides strategic regulatory guidance to the firm’s clientele, frequently representing companies in FDA interface, notified body negotiations, board of directors’ meetings, due diligence activities and more. Mike’s entire professional career has been involved with regulatory affairs, quality systems, clinical research and general management for medical device companies. He entered the industry in 1973 at Medtronic and went on to work for a number of other successful companies, including Guidant, Oximetrix, Abbott and Syntex. Mike held executive-level positions for over 20 years at early stage start-up companies, including Converge Medical, Systems, CardioThoracic Systems, Cardiometrics, and Timi3 Systems where he was President and CEO. Mike has secured U.S and international regulatory approval for hundreds of medical devices. He has been involved with a variety of product areas, including sterile disposables, electronic instruments, capital equipment and wireless health. Mike has been instrumental with multiple successful IPOs, as well as substantial fundraising and corporate acquisitions. Mike earned his B.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of Minnesota.