Chris Daniel is Executive Vice President of Operations and Co-Founder of ApniCure. Chris has more than 20 years of experience developing medical devices, primarily in venture-backed startups. At ApniCure, Chris is responsible for operations, including quality, regulatory, manufacturing, finance, and intellectual property. Prior to ApniCure, he was Vice President of Research and Development at Rubicor Medical, where his team obtained six 510(k) clearances and released four products to market. Chris’s experience also includes R&D positions at Heartport and Stryker Endoscopy. He graduated with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.