Dalent Medical was launched in 2017 by ENT surgeon Dr. Agustin Arrieta and engineer Peter Flores who saw the opportunity to develop an innovative, versatile and lower cost instrument to help surgeons treat patients with chronic sinusitis.
The Sinusleeve® Balloon is the world’s first balloon sinus dilation sleeve in the ENT field that offers a unique, universal design that provides surgeons the ability to use the same device on multiple sinuses and to use existing suction instruments and other rigid instruments to access the frontal, maxillary and sphenoid sinuses. The ability to use one device such as the Sinusleeve® balloon with a wide array of surgeon-familiar instruments, while also increasing functionality at a lower cost, is a true breakthrough for ENT doctors and their patients.
The Dalent Medical team is a diverse group of founders, investors and innovators committed to creating better solutions for physicians to help restore health and well-being to patients living with sinus-related conditions.
Shawn McCoy, CEO
Shawn McCoy has spent the last 20 years in the healthcare industry. The early part of his career was with Abbott Laboratories diagnostic divisions for diabetes and for Valleylab, a division of Tyco Healthcare.
In 2005, Shawn co-founded Medical Solutions Distribution Group, a national distributor of diabetic supplies based in Conway, Arkansas. He was primarily responsible for leading sales, developing business and defining overall strategic growth plans of the business. He assisted in leading a merger and acquisition of that company in 2008 to a group of investors to form Omnis Health, an international distributor and manufacturer of a private-label blood glucose brand. As co-founder, Shawn continued to lead with sales, business and product development and key strategic guidance with the overall growth of Omnis Health. The blood glucose monitor produced by Omnis Health, private label Embrace, quickly became the number one selling blood glucose monitor reimbursed by Medicare in the United States. Omnis Health was sold to a private equity fund in late 2010, and Shawn remained as VP of sales and business development for the next 2.5 years.
Shawn is currently the CEO and lead investor of Dalent Medical. In addition, he owns a durable medical equipment company in Arkansas and is an investor and sits on the board for an international medical blood products distributor in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also a member of the advisory council for a start-up healthcare business in Arkansas that provides physician sales rep scheduling and expense reporting services.
Shawn holds a BS/BA from the University of Arkansas. He is married with two children and resides in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Peter Flores, CTO and CBDO
Peter Flores is a dynamic engineer who is as fluent in business management topics as he is in systems design. He is currently a co-founder, CTO and CBDO at Dalent Medical for which he leads the product development, quality management system and commercialization strategies.
Peter’s career began as a field sales engineer for a test and measurement leader, solving technical problems for clients while over-delivering on sales quotas. After six years, he traded comfort for passion to start Piper Labs, a consultancy providing services in medical device development, test engineering software development and technical sales/business development training. Throughout his career, Peter has grown and thrived as a technical project manager and business risk manager.
Since 2014, Peter has served as a board trustee, now emeritus, for the Awesome Foundation Miami, awarding monthly grants to local, awesome and under-supported ideas in the community.
Peter graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a BS in computer hardware engineering, with minors in mathematics and business administration. After university, Peter lived in Austin and then Los Angeles. He is pleased to now be back home living in Miami with his wife and two sons. Peter enjoys boating, biking and playing with drones.
Dr. Agustin Arrieta, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Agustin Arrieta is a board-certified Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon in active medical practice for over 15 years. He has been involved in the advancement and investigation of several surgical devices in otolaryngology. His entrepreneurial interests have led to the development of multiple patents over the last six years. Dr. Arrieta is a partner and former member of the board of directors at South Florida ENT Associates. He holds the position of clinical assistant professor with the Department of Otolaryngology at Florida International University. Dr. Arrieta completed Otolaryngology residency training at the University of South Florida. He attended the University of Miami for undergraduate and medical school where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. He serves as Dalent’s Chief Medical Officer.
Anthony Carnemolla, Chief Commercial Officer
Anthony is an inspirational and passionate leader with a relentless entrepreneurial spirit. Strategic and performance driven with 27 years’ in medical device sales and sales management.
Anthony has spent the last 15 years’ in senior commercial leadership roles for start-ups developing business and go-to market strategies, launching new and innovating technologies, international sales, marketing, product development, manufacturing, operations, and finance.
As Vice President of Global Sales at Marena Group (a private equity owned entity in medical compression) he secured double digit growth for the company in 2019 and for the next few years by growing domestic sales revenue, expanding the company’s global footprint in 10 new major international markets, and closing a multi-million dollar co-branding partnership.
Prior to Marena, Anthony was the V.P of Sales at AirXpanders where he successfully built a direct sales organization and introduced AeroForm®, a revolutionary tissue expander for breast reconstruction. In just under 3 quarters, Anthony’s team received over 200 hospital product approvals and completed 1,000 procedures.
Previous to AirXpanders, Anthony served as Sr. Director of U.S. Sales for Invuity (acquired by Stryker), a medical device technology company focused on pioneering the use of advanced photonics to improve visualization of surgical cavities during minimal access surgery. Anthony spearheaded the commercial and marketing strategy to achieve ubiquitous usage throughout the hospital. Building a sales organization of over 80 sales personnel, growing sales revenue to over $21M with 98% CAGR over 4 years, and leading the effort to a successful IPO in 2015 (IVTY, NASDAQ).
Anthony is currently the Chief Commercial Officer for Dalent Medical. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from Bryant University. Anthony is married 25 years with 3 daughters, cherishes family time and travel, loves to read, workout, and dabbles in golf. Anthony is also a 7th degree black belt in Okinawan Kempo and has a passion for teaching.
Michael Dollar, VP, Marketing and Medical Affairs
Innovation and the unquenchable pursuit of knowledge are at the heart of what drives Michael Dollar in his role as Vice President of Marketing and Commercialization for Dalent. From the moment he made his first technical presentation as a grad student, to the time he has spent developing and introducing patented inventions throughout his career, Michael has been making a difference in the medical device industry.
Resourceful and persistent, Michael brings a knowledgeable perspective to every project and product. He got his career start with Quest Medical, where he spent nearly 20 years in various marketing, research and product development roles. Michael blends a unique combination of business acumen and scientific expertise as shown by his record of training clinicians, developing and marketing products and ultimately driving revenue for medical device manufacturers.
Michael received his MBA from Southern Methodist University. He also earned his master’s degree in biomedical engineering from UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, as well as a master’s degree in instrumental science from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He served as a director on the Texas A&M Biomedical Engineering Academic Advisory Board. He resides with his wife in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, where they enjoy living by the lake in the foothills of the Ouachita National Forest.
Dalent Medical Advisory Board
Members of our Medical Advisory Board have distinguished themselves in their field and provide valuable advice and counsel regarding business and technology matters of interest to Dalent Medical's Board of Managers.
Peter Catalano, MD
Peter Catalano, MD, FACS, FARS graduated with a BS from Columbia University School of Engineering, followed by an MD degree from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSH) in New York City. Completed Residency at MSH and became a full-time faculty member (1990-1999) where he became an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery, and Maxillofacial Surgery. He then became Chair of Otolaryngology at the Lahey Clinic (2000-2009), followed by Chair of Surgery and VP of Surgical Services at Caritas/Steward Health Care (2009-2012). Now Chief of Otolaryngology at SEMC, Professor of Otolaryngology at Tufts University, Director of Rhinology fellowship (SEMC), and Medical Director of Research for Steward. Academically active with over 300 invited lectures, 25 book chapters, 90+ peer-reviewed publications, member of the editorial board of 7 medical journals, and editor of 1 journal. President and Founder of the Foundation for Innovation, Education and Research in Otolaryngology (2011-present), and organizer of two annual medical conferences, Open Forum US and ENT Summit. Dr Catalano has worked with numerous medical device companies to help develop and commercialize numerous minimally invasive surgical tools and techniques over the past 30 years of clinical practice.
Rolando Molina, MD
Dr. Molina graduated salutatorian from Belen Jesuit High School in Miami,Florida and went on to finish medical school at the University of Florida were he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society. Dr Molina completed his General surgery internship and a four year residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at UTSouthwestern Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX. Dr. Molina practices General Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery in both pediatric and adult populations. He has special interests in endoscopic management of sinonasal disorders, speech and swallowing disorders, and snoring and sleep apnea. Dr Molina is fluent in both english and spanish.
Dr. Molina is Board certified in Otolaryngology.
Dr. Molina also holds professional memberships with the following associations:
- American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
- American Medical Association
- Alpha Omega Alpha
Scott Powell, MD MBA
Dalent Medical Mission Statement
Dalent Medical is committed to creating better solutions for physicians to help restore health and well-being to patients living with sinus-related conditions.
Integrity – Conducting each interaction between customers and employees with respect, honesty and commitment to our words and actions.
Quality – Excellence in all we do from inventing, testing and manufacturing products to implementing systems and processes that ensure physician and patient satisfaction.
Innovation – A constant pursuit of ideas from conception to reality with the goal of improving efficacy, efficiencies, cost reductions and improved patient well-being.
Vision – Anticipating and directing ways to improve the lives of our patients by providing doctors and healthcare providers with innovative products and devices.
Enthusiasm – Practicing daily a passion, energy and commitment to our customers, staff and ourselves through our products and services.
Collaboration – Working together with our employees, partners and the healthcare community to manufacture products and devices that truly make a difference in the lives of the patients we serve.
Efficiency - A driving factor in all we do, including reducing procedure times for patients, complexity for surgeons and costs for both the healthcare system and consumers.