About KleenGel LLC
KleenGel LLC is a member of the Impact Medical Strategies (IMS) family of companies. Impact Medical Strategies is dedicated to promoting technologies that can solve major global medical unmet needs. The company goal is to make widely applicable devices and health care services sustainable, affordable and accessible to all with specific emphasis on Women’s Health and Point-of-Care Diagnostics. The KleenGel Hands-Free Gel Dispenser is manufactured by IMS sister company, ClearSpec LLC, manufacturer of ClearSpec® Single Use Vaginal Speculum.
Navroze S. Mehta
Founder & CEO
Navroze Mehta, Founder and CEO of KleenGel LLC, has 15 years of experience in developing early stage medical devices. Most recently he was Managing Partner of MDI Partners LLC where he used a unique innovation and development framework to bring devices to market. One of those spin outs is ClearSpec LLC. Prior to MDI Partners, he was the Founder and Vice Chairman of NovaVision Inc., a venture-backed company providing neurostimulation devices to restore vision in stroke and traumatic brain injury patients. Before that he was President and CEO of Skinstore a successful B2C company.
Navroze is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), past chair of the Americas Gateway Chapter, and served as Regional Chair of the Economic Development Network. He is also an active member of the Ashoka Support Network, a leader in the field of social entrepreneurship. Navroze also co-founded Mela Artisans Inc. with his daughter Sonali Mehta Rao. Mela Artisans is a novel social for profit enterprise that was formed to create a global marketplace for artisans worldwide with a goal of preserving the livelihood of artisans. Navroze also served on the Board of Directors of Mission Markets Inc., a company that is focused on connecting impact investors to mission-focused organizations. Navroze received an MBA from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College at the University of Bombay, India.
John P. Keady
John Keady is President of KleenGel LLC and Impact Medical Strategies. Serving in this capacity as a Sales, Marketing, and Commercial Operations executive, John brings extensive experience in channel management as well as bringing medical devices to market in multiple manufacturer and distributor leadership positions, both domestically and internationally.
Prior to Impact Medical Strategies, John served in a variety of leadership roles at Welch Allyn including Sales, Channel Management, Customer Care, ERP Implementation, Quality and Regulatory, and General Management for businesses in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. Most recently he served on the Executive Committee and as Vice President, Sales and Marketing at AliMed developing and executing go-to-market strategies for print, digital, field and inside sales covering Acute Care, Post-Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Extended Care and Consumer markets in both direct and indirect channels.
John received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Geneseo where he was also inducted to the Athletics Hall of Fame for Men’s Ice Hockey. His education also includes the University of Rochester William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, Rochester, NY (Senior Management) and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney, Australia (General Management). He is a past member of the Healthcare Industry Distributors Association (www.hida.org) Acute Care Advisory Council, an organization focused on improving and advancing the value of distribution in healthcare.
Steven J Fern, MD, FACOG
Steven J Fern, MD, FACOG is a board-certified Obstetrician / Gynecologist in Florida that has been in practice for almost eighteen years.
Dr. Fern specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. He also has expertise in the management of excessive menstrual bleeding and in procedures such as laparoscopic hysterectomy, hysteroscopic resection of fibroids, and endometrial ablation. He is a partner of OB/GYN Specialists of the Palm Beaches with an office located in Wellington, Florida.
In 2008 Dr. Fern started a company called Fern Innovations for the sole purpose of developing products that aid health care practitioners and their patients. He is the creator of KleenGel, and serves as an advisor for various other medical device companies.
Dr. Fern is a New Jersey native and has received his medical degree and completed his residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Fern chose this specialty because he considered it the best opportunity to offer preventative care for women in all stages of life. “It is a field that offers a doctor the honor of assisting in the joy of birth and the satisfaction of aiding in the prevention of cancer and other common diseases as women age.” In addition to his medical achievements, Dr. Fern has served as a past chief of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wellington Regional Medical Center. He is involved in many organizations including: The American Medical Association, Florida OB/GYN Society, Palm Beach OB/GYN Society, and ACOG-Fellow.
Suzanne G. Mair
Vice President of Operations
Suzanne Mair, Vice President of Operations at KleenGel LLC, has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry both as a Hospital Administrator with Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center and as a Consultant and Clinical Project Manager with large medical-surgical manufacturers and distributors including Allegiance Healthcare and Cardinal Healthcare. Suzanne has worked extensively with medical products and devices. At Memorial Sloan-Kettering she served as Chairperson of the Hospital Product Evaluation Committee. As a Consultant and Clinical Project Manager she has worked with physicians and clinical staff to standardize supplies and procedures in the operating room and throughout the hospital. Suzanne received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University and a Master of Public Health Degree from Columbia University.