Management Team

David LaVance

President and CEO

Meet David

David LaVance is the President and CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Surround Medical Systems, Inc. Mr. LaVance holds a B.A., cum laude, from Furman University and a J.D. from the Washington College of Law of the American University. Before joining the Surround Medical team in 2018, he was the Chairman of the Board of Hologic, Inc., a major medical device company, and a co-founder of Century Capital Associates LLC. Prior to co-founding Century Capital, Mr. LaVance was a Managing Director of KPMG Health Ventures, a consulting group providing M&A, licensing and strategic advisory services. Before joining KPMG Health Ventures, he was a founder of Physicians Data Corporation, a startup health informatics company (1994) and the President of Nuclear Care, Inc., a nuclear imaging clinical services provider (1992–1995). For both companies, he raised venture capital and recruited management. Mr. LaVance was the President of Dornier Medical Systems (Japan), Inc., a subsidiary of DaimlerBenz AG, and held a series of operating positions with Dornier in the United States (1987-1992). Dornier was the inventor of and world market leader in lithotripter technologies.

Tom Gifford


Meet Tom

Tom Gifford is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Surround Medical Systems, Inc. Mr. Gifford received a B.S. degree from Rutgers University and a J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. Prior to joining Surround Medical, Mr. Gifford served as the Vice President of Century Capital Associates, a consulting firm he co-founded in 1997. He has served in financial and operational executive leadership roles with several client companies and has extensive experience in operational management, financial analysis, accounting and budgeting, financial reporting and SEC compliance, corporate governance, contracting/legal and managing shareholder, investor and board relations. From 1995 through 1997, Mr. Gifford was a Manager and Associate Director of KPMG Health Ventures, an advisory group providing investment banking services to healthcare companies. From 1990 through 1994, Mr. Gifford was an accountant for KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, where he provided auditing and financial due diligence services to various publicly traded and privately held emerging technology companies. Mr. Gifford is a licensed attorney in New York and New Jersey and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Betsy Sullivan

Vice President, Engineering

Meet Betsy

Betsy Sullivan is the Vice President of Engineering for Surround Medical Systems, Inc.  Ms. Sullivan received a B.A. in Computer Science from Hamilton College, an M.S. in Software Development and Management from Rochester Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Innovation Management from North Carolina State University.  Prior to joining Surround Medical, Ms. Sullivan was the Director of Engineering for Plexus Corporation where she was responsible for the management of hardware, software, mechanical, industrial design and quality/product engineering teams producing products largely for the healthcare/life sciences sector.  Prior to Plexus, Ms. Sullivan was with Bell and Howell where she held numerous engineering roles eventually becoming the Vice President of Engineering.  Ms. Sullivan has significant experience managing engineers of various disciplines from the product development stage through product launch and post launch support.

David Gallick

Vice President, Operations

Meet David

David Gallick is the Vice President of Operations for Surround Medical Systems, Inc. Before joining Surround Medical, he was the VP of Operations at Baebies, Inc., a biotech startup where he helped the company transition from a research organization to a commercial business. From 1996 to 2017, Mr. Gallick held various leadership roles in engineering, quality & regulatory, OEM sales, and operations at SunTech Medical.  While at SunTech he managed engineering during development and release of over fifteen new products, developed the company’s OEM product line, setup and ran a manufacturing facility in China, and was part of the management team that successfully sold the business to Halma, plc.  Mr. Gallick received a B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering and a BA degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Steve Andregg

Vice President, Sales

Meet Steve

Mr. Andregg is the Vice President of Sales of Surround Medical.  Prior to joining Surround Medical, Mr. Andregg spent 26 years with Dentsply Sirona within sales where he held various positions of increasing responsibility  that included Inside Sales Territory Manager (1 year), Outside Sales Territory Manager (3 years), North American Director of Inside Sales and Service (4 years), Director of Sales of Western North America Endodontics (16 years) and Director of Sales Southwest United States  (2 years).  Mr. Andregg has extensive experience in selling capital equipment, including imaging equipment, and in establishing and managing distribution as well as direct sales.  He received a B.S. from Oklahoma State University.