Axsun Leadership Team

JONATHAN HARTMANN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Hartmann brings over 25 years of leadership experience in General Management, Sales, Marketing, Strategy and Business Development in the Technology and Medical Device Industry.

Before assuming the CEO responsibilities at Axsun, Jonathan served as GM and VP at Axsun, then a subsidiary of Philips and Volcano Corporation.  Prior to that, Jonathan spent 5 years at Volcano Corporation leading the Forward Looking IVUS and Structural Heart Business as GM and Business Unit Leader.

Mr. Hartmann’s background includes both small and large company experience.  He spent 3 years as V.P.  of Sales and Marketing for GI Dynamics, where he had global responsibility for introducing a novel technology for treating Diabetes and Obesity.  

Prior to that, he spent 6 years in various leadership roles with Guidant Corporation for both Cardiac Rhythm Management and Vascular Intervention, including sales, marketing and business development roles.  He also served as Market Development Manager at Urologix, a medical device start-up company that introduced a minimally invasive technology for the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia.  Prior to Urologix, Mr. Hartmann spent four years in sales and strategic development in the Vascular Division at W.L. Gore and Associates, and several years with U.S. Surgical’s minimally invasive surgical device group.  Mr. Hartmann began his career at Xerox Corporation, where, for 4 years, he handled major accounts for its U.S. marketing group.

Mr. Hartmann earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.   He received a BS degree from St. Lawrence University.

CHRIS BALDWIN

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr. Baldwin has over 16 years of finance experience in the telecommunications and internet industries. He joined Axsun from Monster Worldwide where he held the position of Vice President, Finance supporting the US Sales operation. Prior to Monster, Mr. Baldwin was Director of Finance, Carrier Networks at Nortel supporting the VoIP and TDM Switching divisions. He has extensive experience in strategic investment management, financing, sales operations, manufacturing operations and M&A including post merger integration.

Mr. Baldwin holds a Masters of Business Administration degree and an Honors Business Administration degree from the University of Windsor, Ontario. He also holds a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Western Ontario. 

 

PETER WHITNEY,PhD

CHIEF SCIENce OfficeR / VP of Engineering

Peter holds degrees in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and carried out post-doctoral research at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone in Japan where he helped to establish and expand their foreign researcher program. He has been involved in the development of advanced III-V materials and structures for the telecommunications industry since 1985, including the first wide-scale commercialization of the 980nm pump laser.

As an original founder, Dr. Whitney has been providing leadership and technical vision to Axsun’s engineering teams since its founding in 1998, adding expertise in MEMS devices, semiconductor amplifiers, materials, design and process development for opto-electronic packaging and in qualification/reliability to the broad base of technical capabilities in the company. In his current roles he oversees the R&D organization, new product development and transfer into manufacturing.