Benjamin J. Kohnen
Chief Operating Officer
Ben Kohnen has 20 years of leadership, management, strategic, marketing and sales, and professional training experience in the medical industry. He has worked extensively in medical-surgical technologies, ORs, outpatient surgery centers, pharmacies, and laboratory settings.
Ben’s career began in the pharmaceutical industry. He then engaged with Cytec, involved with the launch of a Thin Prep imaging system. From there, Ben moved over to laboratory capital equipment sales and management and into the startup environment with Conceptus where he promoted a new device category / technique in ORs. At Conceptus he eventually led the country in taking the procedure to the outpatient and clinical environment, significantly reducing costs and improving patient outcomes.
Following that, Ben worked in the pharmacy and billing arena, resulting in the launch of Essential Testing, a laboratory specializing in toxicology and genetic testing where he served as co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board up to the company’s eventual acquisition. Ben Kohnen has a BA in Business and Masters in Business Administration from St. Ambrose University in Iowa.