Dennis O'Brien

Managing Director of Linn Grove Angel Fund 3, the current investment vehicle of Linn Grove Ventures.

Chairman and President of Next Healthcare, a North Dakota cell therapeutics start-up offering CelBank service.

Founder and President of D O’Brien and Associates, LLC, a strategic consulting and investment advisor in the Medtech market.

Dennis has a broad leadership background in manufacturing and marketing in the medical device industry. Before starting his own firm, he spent 16 years with Bausch and Lomb as General Manager of Canadian operations, Vice President of Global Refractive Surgery and, most recently, as VP and GM of US Surgical operations. These roles have given Dennis vast medical experience in strategic marketing, including developing and managing supplier agreements, license agreements and strategic acquisitions. He is also highly knowledgeable in the areas of manufacturing, domestic and international logistics, upstream marketing and strategy, and commercial operations.

Education includes a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and business study at the Simon School, University of Rochester and Columbia Business School.

He holds 3 US patents.

He resides with his wife, three dogs, 5 chickens and a river filled with rainbow trout in Alberton, MT. He enjoys hearing about the lives of his three grown daughters, as well as, music, fishing, hunting, hiking and restoring a 100-year-old house.

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