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About Capstan

Established in 2020, Capstan Medical came out of the Santa Cruz incubator Occam Labs. Founders Dan Wallace and David Schummers have over 50 years of collective experience in both the start-up and commercial medical technology space. They joined with founding engineers Spencer Noe and Peter Gregg, creating a team with the talent and technology from their past cardiac and surgical robotics endeavors to bring minimally invasive solutions to heart-saving procedures.

Our Company Culture

At Capstan Medical we believe in putting patients first by creating effective and elegant solutions to unmet clinical needs. We have offices in Santa Cruz California and Auckland New Zealand and clinical partners from around the world. We draw our creative inspiration from the innovative minds we surround ourselves with, the creative and diverse community we immersive ourselves in, and the natural beauty of our environment. At Capstan, we are a true blend of the Bohemian with the Renaissance.

Core Values

Our guiding principles are embedded in our culture, define us as a company and underscores how we operate.


Long standing partnership:

CEO Maggie Nixon and CTO Dan Wallace have been working together since 2000.

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Aaron Grogan

Head of Clinical Development

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Amy Kerdok

Head of Product

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Evelyn Haynes

Head of Delivery Systems and Accessories

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Spencer Noe

Head of Implants

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Travis Schuh

Head of Robotics

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David Tung

Head of Operations and Quality

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Our Location

Located in the coastal city of Santa Cruz, Capstan Medical is uniquely positioned to access and foster creative talent.

Near Silicon Valley and California Universities, our location in the iconic Wrigley Building taps a Santa Cruz tradition of innovation in technical, medical, and consumer products. Adjacent redwood trees, natural preserves, beaches, recreation trails, breweries, wineries, and ranches offer opportunities for leisure and community.

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