People deserve clear insights and direct access to affordable, professional-grade medical products.
Inspiration Medical Technology helps people
Take Charge of Their Health
Clear and unbiased medical information
Professional-grade, cutting edge medical product
How We Do It
We continually look for innovative medical technologies and products that address a significant medical problem and provide a solution that is superior to what is currently available.
IMT’s business model is to license proven medical technologies and market them directly to consumers. Most of our products will have FDA approval for over-the-counter (OTC) marketing. The products are coupled with consumer marketing programs that are designed to maximize the lifetime value of the customer.
The missing key to the broad adoption of professional-grade medical products is education. Consumers need to understand why a professional medical product is right for them. We achieve consumer awareness through direct marketing and partnerships with institutions that have a vested interest in getting quality products and education to their constituents, rather than mass retail. Additional value for Inspiration Medical is realized by ownership of our customer database and brand recognition of our products.
Our team has deep expertise in marketing healthcare products and structuring relationships. We leverage our expertise by partnering with leading experts to ensure the greatest impact on improving people’s health.
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Patrick is a co-founder of Inspiration Medical Technology. Patrick’s background is in corporate development, primarily for growing medical technology companies. He is a mentor for the Carlson School Growth Fund at the University of Minnesota and past programming chair and board member for the CFA Society of Minnesota. Patrick has served as a board observer and advisory board member for private companies. He received his undergraduate degree in Finance with honors from Creighton University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Patrick lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota with his wife Anne and three children. He actively gives back to the community and past volunteer activities have included Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Catholic Charities, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, Boys and Girls Club and several charitable fundraising activities.
Patrick can be reached at [email protected]
Steve is a co-founder of Inspiration Medical Technology. He brings to IMT over twenty years of marketing and sales experience, primarily in the life sciences.
Steve has been a member of the marketing and sales leadership teams at a variety of health care companies, including Merck and CVS/Caremark. His experience includes developing the consumer marketing strategy for one of the largest prescription brands and participating in one of the most successful product launches in pharmaceutical history. In addition to his health care experience, he worked in marketing for Smucker’s, which developed his knowledge of the consumer packaged goods industry, including the retail and wholesale environment. Over the course of his career, Steve has participated in over a dozen product launches and three business turnarounds.
Steve has a MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He currently lives in the Twin Cities with his family. He has given back to the community over the years through charitable organizations such as Rotary Club, Big Brothers, Junior Achievement, and Compassion International.
Steve can be reached at [email protected]
Jim is the founding Chairman of Inspiration Medical Technology, to which he brings over four decades of corporate management and medical device experience.
Jim is the retired Chairman of Enpath Medical, Inc., a medical device firm in the cardiac rhythm management, neuromodulation, and interventional cardiology space. Jim served as CEO and Chairman of Enpath for nearly ten years until its sale to Greatbatch Medical, a medical device firm that develops critical technologies that enhance the reliability and performance of medical devices and procedures. Prior to joining Enpath Medical Inc., in 1991, Jim was Vice President, Finance for Viking Electric Supply Inc., a distributor of electrical supplies and tools based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. He has been a Director of WSI Industries Inc. and NVE Corp. Jim holds an accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.
Steve Charbonnet is a principal and co-founder of Soffer Charbonnet Law Group, PLLC. Steve practices in the areas of corporate finance, securities, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, general business transactions and general corporate counsel. Steve’s experience includes representing healthcare and medical device companies in a wide variety of corporate finance, licensing, joint venture, and strategic alliance transactions, as well as regulatory advice and counsel. Steve teaches Corporate Finance as an Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law and has also authored several articles and lectured on various business and finance issues. Prior to moving to Minneapolis, Steve practiced in the Silicon Valley office of an international law firm and the Los Angeles office of a public finance firm. Steve received his law degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University. Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons traveling, fishing, hiking and boating.