Cagent Vascular is dedicated to improving the treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of mortality and poor quality of life worldwide. The company’s vision is to be the leader for treating atherosclerotic disease with the first and only serration balloon technology to restore blood flow.

Executive Team

Carol Burns

Carol Burns

President & CEO, Co-Founder

Carol Burns is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience working in the cardiovascular sector. She has proven success in raising capital, recruiting high performance management teams and top scientific advisors. Ms. Burns has led product development, created worldwide product awareness and has achieved regulatory milestones in a high-quality, timely and capital efficient manner. Previously, Ms. Burns was a co-founder and the CEO of Intact Vascular.

Robert Giasolli​

Robert Giasolli

Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder

Robert Giasolli is a co-founder of Cagent Vascular serving as the Vice President of Research and Development and is the lead inventor of the Serranator Serration Balloon Catheter. Previously, Mr. Giasolli was a co-founder, inventor and VP of Research and Development of Intact Vascular. Robert was the chief designer for the Tack Endovascular System®.

Aaron Green​

Aaron Green

VP Finance & Business Operations

As an experienced team leader in the medical device industry, Aaron has a track record of leading cross-functional teams in the areas of business development, strategic sales, upstream and downstream marketing, SaaS analytics and technology partnerships. He joins from Medtronic where he helped expand their Cathlab managed services businesses across Europe, the US and Asia and launched their Orthopedic Value Based Care program.

Peter Johansson

Peter Johansson, PE

Chief Compliance Officer & VP Engineering

Peter Johansson has over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry with particular expertise in cardiovascular products. Peter also has extensive knowledge of and development experience with customized Quality Management Systems for medical devices.


Lourdes Ruiz

Senior VP Operations & Product Development

Lourdes Ruiz is a business veteran who has garnered her decades of experience from some of the most recognized companies such as in Johnson & Johnson and Danaher to deliver transformational results.  Lourdes’s insights are derived from her 30 years of working in the industry in the areas of Quality, Operations, Supply Chain, Innovation and Project Management.

Schneider Peter

Peter Schneider, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Co-Founder

Dr. Schneider is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon who currently practices at University of California San Francisco. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Schneider is an early adopter of endovascular techniques and has authored many multiple scientific publications and books and is author of Endovasular Skills, a widely utilized text in the vascular field.  He was also a co-founder of Intact Vascular.

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