CEO, INARI MEDICAL
WHY: Runs medical device maker of products for patients suffering from blood clots and venous diseases; OC’s IPO darling of 2020. Backed by Bill Link’s Versant Ventures.
RECENT: Went public May 22, the first Orange County company to do so via a traditional IPO in over a year, raising about $163M in proceeds. It has since seen its stock more than quadruple, pushing market value over $3B over course of the summer. Major HQ expansion in works in Spectrum.
QUOTABLE: “We have a great deal of opportunity in front of us, and we sense a strong responsibility and urgency to address the needs of these patients,” he said in August.