Our Company, Our Values, and a Key Proposition

Our three-year vision (2026): Modernize 1,000 ORs for the wireless age.

Meet Team Lazurite.

Our Mission

Solve impossible problems to improve people’s lives

We pursue success and satisfaction by:

  • Dedicating ourselves to better outcomes for all participants in the healthcare system.
  • Forging authentic, meaningful relationships.
  • Working diligently and collaboratively to foster moments of serendipity.

Our Company

Mr. Eugene Malinskiy is one of our co-founders (est. 2015) and our Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Lazurite, he served as the founder and CEO of DragonID, LLC, a healthcare innovation and engineering consultancy specializing in medical devices for orthopedics and cardiology.

Eugene Malinskiy

Co-founder and CEO

Ms. Leah Brownlee joined our company in her current roles in October 2020. She currently serves as board chair of Switch Automation (US), Inc. and her previous positions include of counsel in the global corporate department at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, a top-20 global law firm and executive vice president of compliance and operations at Cleveland Biolabs (NASDAQ: CBLI).

Leah Brownlee

President and General Counsel

Mr. Dan Nelson joined our company in his current role in 2018. His previous positions include senior product manager at Volk Optical Inc., project manager at DXY Solutions, LLC, and sergeant in the US Air Force.

Dan Nelson

Director of Product Development

Mr. Patrick Polito, a certified quality auditor, joined our company in 2016. His previous positions include manager of client services at iuvo BioScience, microbiologist, and validation specialist. He has spent many years in both client and regulatory agency facing positions.

Patrick Polito

Director of Regulatory and Compliance

Ms. Nikki DiFilippo joined Lazurite in 2022. Her expertise in channel development and market analysis has produced a series of successful product launches and steady growth for start-ups and mid-sized companies.

Nikki DiFilippo

Director of Marketing

Ms. Julia Greenspan joined the Lazurite team in 2023. She has more than 25 years of industry experience, specializing in orthopedic surgery and sales leadership. She earned her MBA from the University of California, Davis. Greenspan has held positions with Synthes Trauma, Stryker Trauma, and 3M. She also volunteers with Operation Rainbow as a surgical technologist for medical missions in South America.

Julia Greenspan

Director of Sales Operations

Mr. Ilya Malinskiy co-founded our company with Eugene in 2015. From 2012 to 2015, Ilya worked as the lead design engineer at DragonID, a medical device consultancy focused on orthopedics and cardiology.

Ilya Malinskiy

Co-founder and Special Project Engineer

Our Medical Advisors

Dr. Jazrawi is chief of the sports medicine division at NYU Langone Health, as well as the team physician for NYU athletics and Long Island University athletics. He specializes in the surgical management of sports injuries, and has substantial experience in the care of pitchers in particular, and other athletes with injuries due to overhead throwing.

Laith Jazrawi, MD

NYU Langone Health

Dr. Proctor is an orthopaedic surgeon at De La Vina Surgicenter. His previous roles include stadium physician for the New York Yankees, as well as consulting physician for the US Ski Team and UC Santa Barbara athletics. He has developed and patented devices that prevent and rehabilitate sports injuries, and his current research includes novel techniques to repair shoulders and knees.

Christopher Proctor, MD

De La Vina Surgicenter

Dr. Schickendantz is program director of orthopedic surgery for the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. He is also the head team physician of the Cleveland Guardians. His specialties include sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow. His memberships include the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the MLB Team Physicians Association.

Mark Schickendantz, MD

The Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Voos currently serves as chair of the orthopedics departments at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University, which includes overseeing their renowned orthopedic training programs and research divisions. He was recently elected vice president of the NFL® Physicians Society and serves as the team physician for the Cleveland Browns™.

James Voos, MD

University Hospital (CLE)

Our Board

Mark Froimson, MD

Chair

Gary Cohn

Jeff Hanson

Michael Salerno

Jon Serbousek

Eugene Malinskiy

Co-founder and CEO

Our Philosophy

We established Lazurite to build operating room technology commensurate with the skills of clinicians, in order to improve patient outcomes, boost clinical safety, and improve healthcare efficiency.

To meet these goals, we organize our work around six core values.

01

People first.

We focus on problems in healthcare (not just the healthcare market). We use science, engineering, and design to build durable, substantial solutions. Our rigorous solutions open opportunities in the market.

02

Be present.

Every interaction with an investor, vendor, or partner represents an opportunity to bolster faith in our vision. We take the time to tell our story well, and build personal connections at every opportunity.

03

Be open. Be receptive.

We recognize the need to think anew about persistent challenges, and to seek out creative connections that spark new ideas on the way to serendipitous solutions.

04

Do what it takes, together.

There is no substitute for hard work—or teamwork. We ask each other difficult questions. We connect the dots together, and we celebrate our triumphs together.

05

Some things are not possible, yet.

Through creativity, diligence, and collaboration, we can narrow the gap between today, when a goal is impossible, and the moment it becomes possible.

06

Reliability equals sustainability.

When we say what we mean and deliver the goods, we ensure that we, as a company, thrive.

How We Work

We know surgeons.

They are our stakeholders and our inspiration. Where they see inefficiencies, we see opportunities.

We listen, observe, and integrate.

Our team is our foundation. We work diligently and inclusively to identify areas for transformative improvements.

We solve.

Our engineers plan, prototype, test, and repeat. We develop solutions that are as simple as possible, but no simpler.

We influence people.

We deliver value by design to providers and patients. Our mission is to drive better people outcomes.

We know surgeons.

They are our stakeholders and our inspiration. Where they see inefficiencies, we see opportunities.

We listen, observe, and integrate.

Our team is our foundation. We work diligently and inclusively to identify areas for transformative improvements.

We solve.

Our engineers plan, prototype, test, and repeat. We develop solutions that are as simple as possible, but no simpler.

We influence people.

We deliver value by design to providers and patients. Our mission is to drive better people outcomes.

Our Dedication to Quality

Our team pursues engineering excellence through its embrace of quality standards. Our quality policy reflects our work philosophy:

We are committed to providing safe and effective products that improve the quality of life for the people we serve.

We are dedicated to continuously improving the effectiveness of our quality management systems, products, and services by meeting customer expectations and regulatory requirements.

Our commitment to quality is reflected by our partners. Our products are designed, manufactured, and tested to ensure that they meet the quality standards the medical device industry demands. We have implemented processes compliant with ISO 13485, the medical industry’s quality management standard. Likewise, we expect our critical partners and manufacturers to also follow ISO 13485 requirements. Lazurite is certified bi-annually by the global certification body NQA.

Compliance and Ethics

Integrity

The road to innovation comes with formidable challenges—technical ones, to be sure, but also legal and ethical challenges. Along this road, shortcuts abound. At Lazurite, though, we remain steadfast in our commitment to legal and ethical conduct. That conduct includes our interactions and transactions with our customers, employees, suppliers, partners, shareholders, community, and competitors.

As part of this commitment, we have adopted the AdvaMed Code of Ethics.

The AdvaMed Code of Ethics provides medical technology companies with guidance on ethical interactions and relationships with healthcare professionals. It offers a blueprint for how to build trust among employees and, in turn, how employees can conduct themselves in a trustworthy manner with one of our key constituencies.

Trust

Ethics and integrity are key to establishing and maintaining trust. We know that in medtech, though, the pressure to move fast can strain—or even break—the bonds of trust. At Lazurite, we aim to maintain a standard of open, honest communication. We invite our employees to provide each other with in-person feedback on experimental design, data integrity, and reliable sources for marketing claims, to begin. We remain aware that it’s not easy sometimes to ask the difficult questions. In turn, we partnered with Navex to create the EthicsPoint Lazurite Portal. This third-party portal allows our employees to:

  • Make an anonymous report in confidence, via online submission or telephone.
  • Follow up on a report.
  • Review the AdvaMed code of ethics.
  • Seek answers via FAQ.

Navex helps organizations build and maintain a resilient, ethical, organizational culture in order to reduce risk and strive for full compliance.

Partners and Collaborators

Tracy Wise and Maria Summers of CHAMPS GPO staff the Lazurite booth at AANA.