Experienced Leadership

  • Robert Spitz, M.D.

    Inventor and Chief Medical Officer

    Robert Spitz, inventor of the Flourish device, serves as medical director at ICON Government and Public Health Solutions, and Coastal Connecticut Research, in New London, Connecticut. He also has served as president of Contine Corporation (New London).


    A board-certified gynecologist, Spitz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, and the medical doctor degree from Boston University School of Medicine.


    Jim Kasic

    Chairman of the Board 

    With more than 25 years of experience in the Class I, II, and III medical device industry, Jim’s range of experience spans a spectrum from large multi-national organizations to start-ups with both national and international scope. He holds 40 U.S. and international patents and has authored several dozen scientific publications.


    Prior to Boulder iQ, Jim founded and served as president of Boulder BioMed, and president and CEO of Sophono, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic). At Otologics LLC, he held the positions of director of clinical research and training, and worldwide director of sales and marketing. Early in his career, Jim was an engineering manager and senior design engineer with Boston Scientific, and a reliability/process/design engineer with W. L. Gore and Associates.


    Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics, and a Master of Science degree in chemical and biological engineering, from the University of Colorado. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.


    Larry Blankenship

    Director of Business Development

    Larry is a veteran medical device industry professional, with more than 30 years of experience in product development, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, strategic management, and funding. With hands-on experience in business planning, staffing, funding, design, development, regulatory approval, manufacturing, launch, and exits, he has helped start-up companies in the medical device industry get products to market since 2007. Larry has also held management positions in divisions of Eli Lilly, Pfizer, and the Battelle Memorial Institute.


    He is a member of the advisory board at Colorado State University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, and of the Constituency Committee at the University of Colorado Denver Department of Bioengineering. He serves as a healthcare industry advisor to Blackstone Entrepreneur Network of Colorado and is a former director of the Colorado BioScience Association.


    Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University.