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3WD Interview–Kathryn Bowsher May 4, 2011

Filed under: 3WD Interviews,Debbie — Debbie Donovan @ 5:51 pm

I had the pleasure of working for Kathryn Bowsher when she was the VP of Marketing at Somnus Medical Technologies. I will always be grateful to Kathryn for hiring me to help re-brand the company’s products–Somnoplasty–treating upper airway disorders (snoring, sleep apnea). It was my first client-side position and we had a great time “clearing the way.” Whenever I have needed a reality check on a situation or wanted to share something really exciting, she has been there as a great mentor. Kathryn is also one of the best networked medical executives to know and thanks to her introduction I’ve met many other great professionals. I am thrilled that she agreed to be our first 3WD interview and give her a chance to talk about what she’s doing now.

Kathryn Bowsher

  • How did you arrive in your current role?

“After consulting for 11 years, a great opportunity knocked. A CEO position in a start-up a company with an innovative technology needed someone with my background in commercializing new medical technologies. As we talked, I realized it was a perfect fit and I couldn’t pass it up.”

  • What do you love most about the work you do?

“I love working with technologies and companies that make a real difference in their pursuit of profit. It is a true double bottom line. I started my career moving cash forward for Gramm-Rudman-Hollings targets.  I’ve discovered it’s much more fun to work with health care related technologies like PurThread‘s that we believe will make a meaningful and measurable difference in hospital infection control efforts.”

  • Where is the most exotic place in the world that you’ve eaten a meal?

“In China, only three months after Tiananmen Square… I took a boat ride (that included lunch) down Li River not far from Guilin province where we encountered people living without electricity. They most likely had no idea that dramatic events had taken place in the capital.”

(C) 2011 eGold Solutions, all rights reserved.

Related Posts and Sites:

Barbara Dunn’s Guest Post on

PurThread Home Page

Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention Blog


One Response to “3WD Interview–Kathryn Bowsher”

  1. Bob Berkowitz Says:

    Hello Debbie!

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