Bill Niland

Mr. Niland joined Harpoon Medical as its president and CEO in 2014 and has since sold the company to Edwards Lifesciences for $100M upfront and up to $250M overall. A true entrepreneur, Harpoon Medical was Bill’s fourth medical device startup over a 25-year career in the medical device industry. He founded and was the Chief Business Officer of Vapotherm, a noninvasive ventilation company that pioneered a new treatment modality now known as “high flow nasal cannula therapy.” Earlier in his career Bill started and successfully managed two other healthcare companies which were eventually sold to Mediq Mobile X-ray and Vital Signs. Bill holds 12 patents for medical devices.