Jay Graf, New Enterprise Associates, Venture Partner

Jay joined NEA in October 2005 as a Venture Partner focusing primarily on medical device investments. Jay comes to NEA after nearly 30 years experience in the healthcare industry. He currently serves on the boards of American Medical Systems, Anulex Technologies, CVRx, NorthStar Neuroscience and VytronUS. Most recently, Jay was Group Chairman of Guidant where he directed Guidant’s four operating groups before retiring in 2004. Prior to that, from 1992 to 2000, Jay was President of CPI, which is now part of Guidant’s Cardiac Rhythm Management Group, and from 1990 to 1992 was Executive Vice President and COO of CPI. Jay held a variety of management positions with Eli Lilly’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Division between 1976 and 1990. He is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics, and earned a Masters in Business Administration degree in finance from Indiana University. Jay served in the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of Captain.