Lori Chmura


Lori is a seasoned veteran in the healthcare space beginning her career as a CCRN working in critical care, trauma and emergency medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, Emory University Hospital and St Joseph’s of Atlanta. She transitioned into the medical device industry as a Clinical Specialist with Datascope, now Maquet and with a track record of success took on increasing levels of leadership completing her 10 year tenure as the Vice President of North American Sales. She spent time as a regional Corporate Sales Director for Medtronic and then moved over to Covidien Endo mechanical where she spent 4 years as the VP of Sales and Marketing. Most recently she served as the VP of the US for Cordis, a Johnson and Johnson company. Lori is known as a champion of change management and passionate about delivering growth. She has led numerous Women’s leadership imperatives and currently serves as the President on the Atlanta Chapter board for the Healthcare Business women’s Association in addition to being on the board of directors for the Pine Crest Academy in Atlanta. Lori earned a BSN from Southern Connecticut State University.

Skip Ashmore

Chief Commercial Officer

Skip Ashmore is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of sales and marketing leadership in the medical device space. Skip serves as Dune Medical’s Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to Dune he served as Chief Commercial Officer for Motus GI and served in GM and Senior Sales and Marketing Roles at Covidien, CryoLife and Baxter Healthcare. He has a proven record of building and leading commercial teams focused on understanding customer needs and driving growth.

Mr. Ashmore received his BA in Biology from Vanderbilt University, a M.S. from the University of Hawaii and his MBA from Northwestern University.

Gal Aharonowitz

Chief Operation Officer and General Manager Israel

Gal leads R&D, manufacturing and worldwide logistic activities of the company. Gal is an industry veteran with more than 18 years of experience in leading product development and engineering teams at early stage medical device companies and international public corporations. Prior to Dune, he was head of R&D at Lumenis Corp. where he managed a team of over 45 engineers. Prior to that, he was head of R&D at SHL Telemedicine, developing medical applications that are conveniently used from home. He earned a BSc degree in mechanical engineering from Ben-Gurion University in Israel

Lior Zrihan

Chief Financial Officer

Lior leads all global financial activities at Dune. He has more than 11 years of experience in establishing effective Finance and Accounting operations in a variety of settings including technology and industrial companies. Prior to Dune, he held 8 years of senior financial positions, most recently as VP Finance, at Cyren (formerly Commtouch), an Israeli-based TASE and NASDAQ dual listed company. At Cyren he led a team of 12 employees in 5 worldwide locations in various areas of financial management. During the three years prior to that time, he served as a Deputy Controller at Delta Galil Industries Ltd. Lior also spent 3 years in public accounting at KPMG in Israel. Lior is a Certified Public Accountant (Israel), and also holds a B.A. in business administration majoring in accounting and an M.B.A. majoring in Finance, both from the College of Management Academic Studies.

Dr. Gil Cohen

Chief Science Officer

Gil leads all of the scientific related activities at Dune, including Regulatory and Clinical and IP. He has more than 15 years of experience in R&D, as well as leadership roles in various fields including medical devices, Bio-tech, and Clean-tech. Gil has a PhD in Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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