About Us

Our executive team

Quanta is led by a strong and experienced leadership team.

John E. Milad

John E. Milad

Chief Executive Officer

John is CEO, founding Board Member and an original investor in Quanta. He is also a regular speaker and panellist at Global MedTech and investment conferences.

Previously, John was an investment director at NBGI ventures and has also held various senior positions at healthcare and healthcare investment companies including Horizon Pharma AG (formerly, Nitec Pharma AG), Atlas Venture and Nomura. He has also served as a Director at Cellnovo Limited and Symetis SA. John holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

Willem Baralt

Willem Baralt

Chief Financial Officer

Willem is CFO of Quanta and has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking, senior management and private equity.

Previously, Willem held executive management positions at Flag Telecom and Arqaam Capital, investment banking positions at Deutsche Bank and Panmure Gordon and was the Deputy Chairman and Interim CEO of Chesterton Humberts. Willem holds an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management and a B.S.E. in Marketing, Computer Science and Political Science from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania.

Dr Selly Saini

Dr Selly Saini

Chief Operating Officer

Selly is Chief Operating Officer at Quanta and brings over 15 years’ experience working in senior operational roles in large global companies and in rapidly growing start-ups.

Previously, he was Senior Director of Operations at Oxford Nanopore Technologies and prior to that he held various senior positions including CEO at MedTech Inside Biometrics and Vice President and Worldwide Director at Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices and Diagnostics. Selly obtained his PhD from Cranfield University, a British postgraduate research university specialising in science, engineering, technology and management.

Dr Paul Komenda

Dr Paul Komenda

Chief Medical Officer

Dr Paul Komenda is Chief Medical Officer at Quanta, Professor of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and has extensive clinical and academic experience. Prior to joining Quanta, Dr Komenda served on the Scientific Advisory Board of NxStage Medical.

Dr Komenda gained his medical qualification in 2001 from the University of Manitoba and is a board-certified nephrologist. Dr Komenda studied health economics at the University of Calgary and holds a master’s degree in health administration. Dr Komenda has over 170 published peer reviewed articles in health services research and clinical nephrology and, with a specialist knowledge and interest in the field of home dialysis and health economics, is highly regarded as an expert in his field.

John Lipman

John Lipman

President of North America

John is Quanta’s President of North America and brings with him over 25 years of leadership experience, developing and leading pre-launch and commercial companies across the medical device industry.

John began working at Quanta as a consultant and prior to that was Chief Commercial Officer at NightBalance for four years prior to its acquisition by Philips. Prior to this, John was Vice President of Marketing and Sales at ApniCure and has previously held positions at FoxHollow Technologies and two Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries – LifeScan and Scios. John graduated from California Polytechnical State University and holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of San Francisco.

George Maynard

George Maynard

General Counsel and Company Secretary

George is General Counsel and Company Secretary at Quanta and has over 25 years of experience providing legal counsel at both private law firms and large global companies. 

George joined Quanta in 2017 from GO Outdoors Ltd where he served as General Counsel and Company Secretary. Prior to this, he held positions as Partner at Millbank Edge LLP and Pannone LLP. George received his Juris Doctor degree from University of Bristol. 

Jenny Fernandes

Jenny Fernandes

Senior Director of People and Performance

Jenny is Senior Director of People and Performance at Quanta and has over 15 years of experience in human resources, people leadership and talent acquisition.

Jenny is a senior leader with significant experience in entrepreneurial, fast-growth start-up organizations. Prior to joining Quanta, Jenny held various talent acquisition and HR positions at Sogeti, LexisNexis, and BMS, before growing and leading the People function at ReachLocal Europe BV. Jenny holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Birmingham.

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