Innovative sports medicine solutions

Maruho Medical is the U.S. orthopedic subsidiary of Maruho Co., Ltd. a leading Japanese pharmaceutical company that was founded in 1915. We are focused on designing, manufacturing, and marketing disruptive technologies that advance soft tissue repair procedures.

We are focused on improving sports medicine outcomes by providing innovative technologies and supporting surgeons with integrity and collaboration. Maruho Medical offers a comprehensive portfolio of orthopedic surgery products that enable arthroscopic shoulder, knee, hip and extremity procedures.

Meet our executive team

Christopher A Runnells


  • 20 years of medical device experience
  • 15 years of VC and Executive leadership as operating partner
  • Former Companies include The Vertical Group, Suture Concepts, Flexuspine, and Anchor Innovation Medical

Julie Kelleher, CPA, CGMA


  • 29 years of medical device experience
  • 12 years of Executive leadership as medical device CFO
  • Former companies include Dielectrics, a UFPT Company & a public accounting firm

Bret Schwartzhoff

SVP of Sales & Marketing

  • 25 years of medical device experience
  • Global commercial leadership roles in sales and marketing
  • Former Companies include Apollo Endosurgery, Arthrocare (acquired by Smith & Nephew), Zimmer, Boston Scientific

Peter Sorensen

SVP of R&D

  • 23 Years of Medical Device Experience, Sports Med.
  • 17 Years in New Product Development Engineering leadership
  • Former companies include Tepha, Suture Concepts, Smith & Nephew , Tornier and Axya Medical

Brad Shirley

VP of Business Operations

  • 16 years of medical device experience
  • 12 years of R&D & business leadership
  • Former companies Cook Medical & Cook Regentec

Daniel Almburg

VP of Operations

  • 8 years medical device experience
  • 14 years Director and Leadership roles in manufacturing
  • Former companies Spinal Elements, Amendia, Eurotech Elite

Ross Beam

VP of US Sales

  • 30 years of medical device experience
  • 25 years of executive leadership as VP and CCO
  • Former companies include Relign Corp, Conmed, ArthroCare, JNJ, and Smith & Nephew