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The Current State of Medtech and Healthcare: A Fireside Chat with JPMorgan Chase and Medical Alley

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Michael Gietl
J.P. Morgan’s Life Sciences banking team, Executive Director

Mike Gietl is an Executive Director with J.P. Morgan’s Life Sciences banking team, working with startup through small-cap companies in Minnesota and Canada. He focuses on companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical (generic and specialty), biosimilar, and tools and diagnostic spaces. Mike has over 17 years of experience at J.P. Morgan, including structuring and implementing wide-ranging credit transactions and managing relationships with a variety of manufacturing and industrial corporations, large research universities and private colleges. He has worked with taxable and tax-exempt financing structures, syndications and participations for these entities. He also brings expertise in treasury management for companies looking for efficient ways to manage their operations. Mike is based in Minneapolis.

Shaye Mandle
The Medical Alley Association, President & CEO

Shaye Mandle has served as President & CEO of The Medical Alley Association since May, 2014. During this tenure, the association has undertaken significant transformation to focus on championing and facilitating an environment that enables health technology and care organizations to innovate, succeed, and influence the evolution of healthcare. Under Mr. Mandle’s leadership, the association’s vision is to elevate Minnesota’s Medical Alley as The Global Epicenter of Health Innovation and Care™. 


Mr. Mandle has more than 20 years of experience in government, the private sector and academia, leading organizations, public affairs and political activities. From 2011-2014, Mr. Mandle served as the association’s EVP & COO and its VP of Government & Affiliate Relations. Prior to joining The Medical Alley Association, Mr. Mandle served as the Executive Director of the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis, where he launched and oversaw the University Office of Technology Transfer and led the University’s corporate partnership, entrepreneurship and economic development programming. Mr. Mandle has also led business development and government affairs for the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operation of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a Fortune 500 company specializing in defense and homeland security technologies.

Mr. Mandle has served as the chief executive of two industry and economic development organizations, the Illinois Coalition for Science & Technology and the East-West Corporate Corridor Association. Mr. Mandle’s extensive policy and political experience includes leading state and federal political campaigns and having served on the policy staff of former U.S. House Speaker, J. Dennis Hastert and former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar. Mr. Mandle has a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Duquesne University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University.


Join Michael Gietl, Industry Executive - Healthcare, J.P. Morgan Securities and Shaye Mandle, President and CEO of Medical Alley, as they discuss trends in medtech and healthcare — plus, how to fundraise during COVID-19.

Following this session join the speaker(s) in the Community Lounge for a 15 minute Q&A.