Meet the Team
Our Scientific Founders
Our Board of Directors
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Shiv Sabesan, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Shiv Sabesan leads Cytrellis' innovation and technology strategy as it continues to advance its proprietary ellacor® Micro-Coring® Technology and expand indications. Prior to Cytrellis, Shiv held global roles in Research and Development and Product Management at multiple health technology companies including Philips Healthcare, Google, Medtronic and LivaNova, as well as innovative startups such as Alto Neuroscience and Movella.
Dr. Sabesan holds his PhD in electrical engineering from Arizona State University and has successfully launched over ten FDA/CE regulated medical devices and software, along with market specific healthcare products for the APAC and Latin American regions.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Vice President, Operations
Vice President, Human Resources
Vice President, Scientific Affairs
Chairman of the Board
Keith L. Crandell
Michael Peterson has been involved in the R&D and Product Development process for over 35 years, playing key roles in introducing innovative products. He is currently the Principal Partner in Mozero Consulting, supporting companies needing product development and project management insight. Previously, he was with Merz Aesthetics, serving as VP & Chief Technology Officer for the Merz Device Innovation Center. Mike was the Vice President of R&D at Ulthera, Inc. before Merz acquired it in 2014. Mike has spent the last 20 years in the medical device space after leading R&D, Product Development, and Project Management functions in various industries, including aerospace, semi-conductor, and retail products. He was the VP of R&D when Select Comfort (AIRB) went public in 1998 and has been recognized as a “Distinguished Corporate Inventor” by the American Society of Patent Holders due to his product patents in multiple industries. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace & Mechanics from the University of Minnesota.