Our Team

Methodize takes great pride in bringing together the foremost experts in medical device consulting to form our global team of specialists. We’ll work with you and our team to ensure that your project gets all the advice, facilitation, and expertise required to meet and exceed your goals.

  • Jack Slovick
    Jack Slovick
    President & Lead Consultant
  • Tim Anderson
    Tim Anderson
  • Robert Beck
    Robert Beck
    IT & Software Validation Expert
  • Michael Bonnette
    Michael Bonnette
  • Mike Burnside
    Mike Burnside
  • Tambra Dahlheimer
    Tambra Dahlheimer
  • Doug Harbrecht
    Doug Harbrecht
    Microbiologist
  • Linda LaVine
    Linda LaVine
    Quality System Specialist
  • Hieu Le
    Hieu Le
  • Tim Kappers
    Tim Kappers
  • Matt Kennedy
    Matt Kennedy
    Quality Systems Manager
  • Tom Knox
    Tom Knox
    Insight Creation & Strategy Development
  • Todd Osborn
    Todd Osborn
    Quality Assurance Engineering
  • Rob Oveson
    Rob Oveson
    Software Development
  • Marilyn Siewert
    Marilyn Siewert
    Quality Assurance
  • Mark Stenoien
    Mark Stenoien
  • Lora Tjomstol
    Lora Tjomstol
    Project Management and Commercialization
  • Jennifer Royston (JR) Tonjum
    Jennifer Royston (JR) Tonjum
    Quality Systems and Manufacturing
  • John Pulley
    John Pulley
    Quality Assurance & Medical Audit
  • Alan Vanhouten
    Alan Vanhouten
    Project Engineering
Jack Slovick
President & Lead Consultant

Jack has worked in the medical device and diagnostics industry since 1981. Throughout his career, he has gained a variety of experiences in regulatory, quality, and clinical services.

In 2004, Jack founded the consulting business, Methodize Incorporated. He wanted to offer results-oriented, strategic skills to a broader range of companies in need of approval for their medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics products. Jack seeks to build relationships with his clients by offering a personal approach to the consulting process. He chooses team members that, like him, seek out challenges, growth, creativity and opportunity with each project they take on.

 

Tim Anderson
Tim has been in the Medical Device industry since 1989.  He is a seasoned professional with expertise in Engineering, Project Management, Development, Quality, Compliance and Regulatory disciplines.  Throughout his career he has held positions supporting all the mentioned disciplines  well as many Executive positions in each of the companies he has been employed.  Most recently as a Quality Executive and Quality Board member for Bayer Healthcare.
As Managing Partner Tim’s role is in sustaining business development, talent acquisition, client identification, consulting and client care.  With Tim’s broad and deep background in various medical device disciplines and leadership roles he is also assisting Methodize consultants to assure clients expectations are not only met but exceeded. 
Robert Beck
IT & Software Validation Expert

Drawing on his strong knowledge of databases, software development, software validation, and software testing techniques, Robert has been successful in securing FDA, Canadian, and EU approval for medical devices in which device functionality requires custom software.

 Robert holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Pharmacy and Microbiology from the University of Minnesota, and certifications as an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) and ISTQB Certified Software Tester (CTFL).

Michael Bonnette
Michael has worked in Research and Development world since 1991. He has worked for several diverse companies with specialties ranging from environmental services to the medical industry. His experience in the medical field spans 20 years with a specialized understanding of the interventional segment. Over his 25 year career, Michael has been issued 70 US and foreign patents with 50 applications still pending. He has specialized in creating and recording intellectual property for a variety of devices. He has been considered a creative power house with keen problem solving abilities that has led to many successful novel products which have earned his employers over a billion dollars.
Mike Burnside
Mike has over 35 years of experience in the medical device industry with emphasis in regulatory affairs. He has experience in medical device development in Class I, II and III products including IDE, PMA, 510(k), CE Mark and other international registrations. His background includes experience in product development including regulatory, research, pre-clinical, and quality. Mike also has experience in customer relationships, negotiation, strategic regulatory planning, divestment and integration.
Tambra Dahlheimer
Doug Harbrecht
Microbiologist

Doug is a Microbiologist with over 30 years of experience in the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries. He has extensive experience in ethylene oxide, radiation (gamma and e-beam), and liquid chemical sterilization validation, reprocessing of devices, microbiology laboratory testing and management, controlled environment monitoring, biocompatibility, audit of contract laboratories and sterilization facilities, and support of regulatory submissions. He is also an active member on several AAMI sterilization standards committees.

Linda LaVine
Quality System Specialist

Linda is an experienced Quality System Specialist in the medical device industry. She provides companies with expertise in developing, implementing, and maintaining quality assurance systems for a variety of devices and levels of company sophistication. Her experience allows her to support easier maintenance and greater compliance with regulatory requirements. Linda is a proven problem-solver who works collaboratively with management and cross-functional teams.

Hieu Le

Hieu is a consulting professional with 25 years of medical device experience in strategic planning, product development pipeline, new product commercial releases, design control, and program management.  Hieu has a proven track record of successful global commercial launches of class II and III products and sometimes multiple products at the same time.  Hieu has worked in start-ups and global medical device and pharmaceutical companies.  With Hieu’s unique broad spectrum experience, Hieu can help you generate a strategic plan, align it with the product development pipeline, and execute the projects to product commercial launches.

Tim Kappers
Matt Kennedy
Quality Systems Manager

Matthew is an experienced Quality Systems Manager with over 18 years of expertise in Regulatory, Manufacturing, Design, and of course, Quality. Matt takes the time to focus on a company’s agreed upon goal and then takes the proper course of action to achieve the desired result. He believes in developing systems by integrating the regulatory requirements in the planning process, which in turn streamlines the work for your company.

Tom Knox
Insight Creation & Strategy Development

As Managing Partner at Metaplan, Tom Knox is responsible for leading all development aspects of insight creation and strategy developments for Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device organizations. Tom’s long history of cross-functional leadership positions allows him to guide clients in their effort of balancing the complex interplay of Payers, Health Care Professionals and Patients.  His in-depth knowledge of access and reimbursement will help organizations strengthen the organizational leadership role of Managed Care Functions beyond just being “account” and “contracting” experts. Utilizing Metaplan’s stakeholder orientation combined with his experience implementing several integration processes enables Tom to provide companies the ability to quickly re-gain maximum functionality.

Prior to joining Metaplan, Tom worked as Vice President, Managed Markets & Government Affairs for Allergan, Inc. During his 9+ years at Allergan, Tom was responsible for strategy and execution related to reimbursement and policy supporting business units in Ophthalmology, Neurology, Urology, Medical Dermatology, and Medical Aesthetics. Tom has experience in the development of strategy related to all aspects of Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial, Specialty Pharmacy and Policy.

Prior to Allergan, Tom helped to establish two new businesses, HealthNexis a company founded by Cardinal Health, McKesson and AmeriSourceBergen, and aaiPharma a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on pain management. For 15 years Tom worked at Novartis Nutrition in multiple roles related to Sales & Marketing, Account Management and Business Unit leadership.

Tom attended the University of Illinois-Chicago, Cardinal Stritch University and Executive Leadership courses at Harvard University

Todd Osborn
Quality Assurance Engineering

Todd has over 20 years experience in a combination of International Regulatory Affairs and Domestic Quality Engineering Management disciplines. Todd has the expertise and determination to partner with Medical Device Manufacturers to increase sales and revenue by opening up new international markets by successfully completing International Regulatory Affairs Projects for various European and non-European countries world-wide.  International Regulatory projects that involve an expertise in working with Medical Device Directive (MDD) 93/42/ECC, EU Harmonized Standards, Essential Requirements, various Authorized Representatives and Notified Bodies, U.S. State Department, various Secretary of State Offices, Consulate Generals and Embassies, U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Export Administration and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), ISO 13483, FDA CFR 820 as well as a variety of other other CFRs, and many International Medical Device Regulations.

Rob Oveson
Software Development
Rob has more than 20 years experience and deep knowledge of the software development lifecycle with a focus on risk assessment, requirements development, validation activities, and configuration management. Rob specializes in validating non-device software applications including quality management systems (PLM, LMS), machine control software, analytical instrumentation software, business integration systems (middleware), and mobile applications. Rob has a proven track record of leading successful system implementations.  Rob’s knowledge of best practices, his writing skills, and use of templates enable implementation of compliant systems in a least burdensome, efficient manner
Marilyn Siewert
Quality Assurance

Marilyn has over 35 years of quality assurance experience in the medical device industry and additional expertise with the IVD Directive. She offers leadership and professional insight for companies during any point on their path to bringing their product to market. She has served as a Director of Quality Assurance at a vast array of medical device companies. Marilyn is a RABQSA Certified Lead Auditor with many more certifications and credentials under her belt.

Mark Stenoien

Mark is motivated to improve health care through assisting life science companies find innovative solutions for speed to market, cost effective systems, and enhanced product quality. He enjoys working with the very intelligent, dedicated and compassionate teams in our industry.

Mark listens to understand your unique business needs, culture and goals. He believes in applying thoughtful risk / benefit analysis in helping you improve business decisions, quality system implementation and product development efficiency. His approach combines hands-on work, team collaboration and strategic vision.

Mark brings over 27 years of experience in bringing Class II and III medical devices from concept through commercialization. His background includes product development, clinical and regulatory affairs and business team leadership. He specializes in developing efficient market approval strategies and effective negotiations with regulators. He has worked with a variety of medical devices and business models including implantable, interventional cardiology, combination drug-device, disposable, and capital electromedical equipment in start-up and high growth settings.

Lora Tjomstol
Project Management and Commercialization

Lora is a consulting professional with over 11 years of experience in process and product engineering, commercialization, project management, regulatory and operations/quality management. She has a proven track record of successful medical device product launches for cardiovascular, neurovascular, and orthopedic markets. Lora’s long list of skills includes CE Marking, FDA submissions, Quality Assurance Audits, Risk Management, and program management for product commercialization.

Jennifer Royston (JR) Tonjum
Quality Systems and Manufacturing

JR has more than 20 years experience in Quality Systems and Manufacturing Operations. She has experience with medical devices and pharmaceutical products offering clients a broad knowledge base when it comes to current Good Manufacturing and Laboratory Practices and quality system standards. Her background includes implementation of Quality Management Systems, development of Quality Documents, internal and supplier audits, nonconformance systems, and training. JR is a detail-oriented professional who believes in adding value to whatever project she is given.

John Pulley
Quality Assurance & Medical Audit

John has over 24 years of manufacturing experience with eleven of those years in the medical device industry. Not only has John worked as a Quality Assurance Engineer for medical device organizations, but he has also been trained to audit companies based on a number of ISO/ANSI/AAMI/EN standards. Because of his extensive knowledge in this area, John was recruited as a Medical Audit Team Leader and he provides training seminars to companies and individuals.

Alan Vanhouten
Project Engineering

Alan is an experienced Senior Project Engineer with expertise in all areas related to bringing new single-use medical devices to market and into high volume production. Beyond the broad view of project management, Alan can assist with the details such as identifying specifications of mechanical components, analysis of technical drawings, and development of a system interface that conforms to standards, customer requirements, and system architecture requirements.