Jay Graf

Venture Advisor, United States

Jay joined NEA in October 2005 as a Venture Partner focusing primarily on medical device investments. Jay comes to NEA after nearly 30 years experience in the healthcare industry. He currently serves on the boards of  Anulex Technologies, CVRx, Denali Medical, Ivantis, Rotation Medical and VytronUS. Most recently, Jay was Group Chairman of Guidant where he directed Guidant’s four operating groups before retiring in 2004. From 1992-2000, Jay was President of Guidant’s Cardiac Rhythm Management Group, now owned by Boston Scientific. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and COO of CPI from 1990 to 1992. Jay held a variety of management positions with Eli Lilly’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Division between 1976 and 1990. He is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics, and earned a Masters in Business Administration degree in finance from Indiana University. Jay served in the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of Captain.