About Us

July 26, 2012 by MassDevice

We tell the stories behind the devices that save lives.

Co-founders Brad Perriello(left) and Brian Johnson with William Hawkins CEO, Immucor Inc. and former CEO, MedtronicCo-founders Brian Johnson and Brad Perriello with Joe Almeida, CEO, Covidien.Co-founders Brian Johnson and Brad Perriello with Michael Mahoney, CEO, Boston Scientific

Co-founders Brian Johnson and Brad Perriello with: (from left to right) William Hawkins CEO, Immucor Inc. and former CEO, Medtronic, Joe Almeida, CEO, Covidien, and Michael Mahoney, CEO, Boston Scientific.

What we do:

MassDevice.com provides news and information for the medical device industry and the companies that drive it. Recognized throughout the med-tech industry as a go-to source for originally-reported, quality news coverage, MassDevice.com reaches more than 75,000 readers each month through its flagship website and email newsletters

Since 2009, we have been the online journal of the medical devices industry, with hour-to-hour coverage of the devices that save lives, the people behind them, and the burgeoning trends and developments within the industry.

Stay with MassDevice.com to learn the latest about sales, jobs, legislation and other areas of the medtech industry.


Big Ideas. Big 100. Conversation Among Leaders

MassDevice.com hosts premiere community-building events for the medical device industry on both coasts through our Big 100 Roundtables. These are evenings for exchange of insight, ideas and contacts with the most prominent pioneers in the medical device space. Held annually in Boston and Orange County, Calif. participants enjoy an evening of networking and panel discussions. Past guests include: Mike Mahoney, President, Boston Scientific, Joe Almeida, CEO, Covidien, Mike Mussallem, CEO, Edwards Lifesciences, Mike R. Minogue, CEO, Abiomed, Dr. Jeff Shuren, Chief, FDA Center for Devices & Radiological Health, Stuart Randle, CEO, GI Dynamics, Rick Packer, CEO, Zoll Medical, Joe Kiani, CEO, Masimo, David Lucchino, CEO, Semprus BioSciences, and Scott Huennekens, CEO, Volcano Corp.

Business Intelligence

Big 100.

The MassDevice.com Big 100 annual edition profiles the world’s 100 largest medical device companies, ranked by revenues. The soon-to-be-launched Mergers & Acquisitions Database provides details on 10 years of med-tech transactions. The MassDevice CEO Insights book features in-depth Q&A style interviews with some of the most influential leaders in the medical device industry.

Meet the Team

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson
Co-founder & Publisher

Brian grew up in the medical devices industry -- as a child, he and his older brother used the surgical staplers his father sold for U.S. Surgical Corp. as toy guns. One episode involving about $10,000 worth of surgical staples earned him an early lesson about medical technology and its impact on people's lives.

While pursuing his master’s degree in business and economics journalism from Boston University, Brian covered the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston for The Associated Press. He worked as a reporter for The Eagle-Tribune, covering business and economics , local government and crime in the Merrimack Valley.

Brian conceived the idea for MassDevice.com in 2007 and launched the publication in March 2009 with Brad Perriello. As publisher, he has spearheaded the growth of the publication from 0 to 75,000 readers each month and led the company to profitability in 2011, just two years after launch.

Brad Perriello

Brad Perriello
Co-founder & Executive Editor

Brad Perriello has written for The Associated Press, The Eagle-Tribune, Boston.com, The Boston Globe, Industrial Distribution magazine and a variety of local and regional newspapers. He received a master's degree in journalism from Boston University in 2005.

Brad has covered a variety of events, beats and issues, including the 2004 New Hampshire primary and the Democratic National Convention that year; education; local and state government in South Dakota and Massachusetts; and manufacturing and business. Stories he wrote for The Associated Press about medical marijuana legislation, abortion and American Indian issues were picked up by newspapers and websites across the country.

He helped co-found the company and leads MassDevice.com's editorial team.

Mary Anne Cooke

Mary Anne Cooke
Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Mary Ann Cooke has over 25 years of medical device sales, marketing and education experience. Prior to joining MassDevice where she is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, she worked for U.S. Surgical, and Abbott Diagnostics in multiple positions. During her tenure at U.S. Surgical she worked in a variety of positions including Senior Director of Centers of Excellence where she managed 40 major medical centers that received funding from U.S. Surgical for surgeon and resident training, product development, journal publications, education grants, and development of new technology. Ms. Cooke holds a Bachelor of Science from Ball State University.

Arezu Sarvestani

Arezu Sarvestani
West Coast Bureau Chief

Arezu Sarvestani joined MassDevice in 2011 and headed to California as its West Coast Bureau Chief and Head Nerd in 2012. She has worked with non-profit radio, computer cybersecurity and a string of tech-based start-ups. In addition to a Girl Scout Silver Award, Arezu has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin and an M.S. in Science & Medical Journalism from Boston University.

Contact Us

8 St. Mary's St.
Suite 619
Boston, MA 02215

newsroom: 617.358.5632
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