Berlin Heals Holding AG is a life science company located in Zurich, Switzerland with an R&D-branch company – Berlin Heals GmbH – in Berlin, Germany.
Founders and Management-Team
Dr. Johannes Müller
Dr. Müller is a physician and also has a Master of Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin. For almost 20 years he was a physician at the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the German Heart Institute Berlin, the last eight of which he held the function of a Senior Physician of the Cardiac Surgery Department. Amongst other companies, he founded Berlin Heart in 1997, where he was both member of the board of Directors and CEO. When he left the company in 2010 he presided over more than 240 employees. Dr. Müller has published a large number of scientific papers and has received many national and international awards for innovation. Please read a portrait of Johannes here (Onyx Magazine, Germany) and here (European Heart Journal). Dr. Müller is President of Berlin Heals Holding AG and Co-CEO of Berlin Heals GmbH.
Dr. Göttel is a physician (graduate 1994 of Free University Medical School, Berlin, Germany) and holds an engineering degree in Medical Computer Sciences from the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin. He was trained in heart surgery at the Charité Medical Center and at the German Heart Institute, Berlin, Germany. Later he spent 10 years with Berlin Heart GmbH where he was involved with the development, clinical evaluation and market introduction of the world’s first magnetically levitated rotary blood pump for the treatment of heart failure patients. He also introduced the company’s pediatric mechanical circulatory support system into the US market and was head of the global sales dept. He is the winner of the Berlin-Brandenburg businessplan contest and co-founder of Berlin Heals Holding AG. Dr. Göttel acts as Co-CEO of Berlin Heals GmbH.
Mr. Marko Bagaric acts as CEO and member of the board of the company. In this capacity, he is primarily responsible for the company’s general business development and also covers investor relations. As early as at the age of 22 Mr. Bagaric decided to become a self-employed entrepreneur, founded his own businesses and started to gather insights into the real estate and financial sectors. As a result, he was able to obtain substantial know-how in the investment and financial industries over time. This also includes an important position at an asset management company in Herrliberg/Zurich where he was in charge of establishing a new profit center for the financing and funding of alternative investments. Since the establishment of his company Minerva Partners AG in 2011, Mr. Bagaric has actively and successfully supported innovative entrepreneurs with regards to their business developments as well as their financing and management needs. In course of the last ten years his focus has been on the health sector where he has been able to successfully co-launch and advise a number of start-up companies.
Mr. Reto Moro acts as member of the board of the company. After having obtained a federal baccalaureate degree in economics in 1986 he started to work in the banking sector, first with Citicorp Investment Bank, Zurich, then with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and finally with Salomon Brothers Finanz AG, Zurich. Since 1996 resp. 1998 up to date he has founded and further developed RTM Financial Coaching AG, a company successfully active in the areas of asset management, investment counseling and financing. He was also a partner in an asset management company from September 2010 until September 2012. Thereafter, Mr. Moro was primarily in charge of the establishment and of the operations of a specific platform for asset managers entitled Baikal Wealth Management between October 2012 and March 2016. In 2016, the operations of Baikal Wealth Management were transferred into Herens Partners AG, a medium sized asset management company fully regulated by the Swiss Authority FINMA. Mr. Moro is a profound specialist in capital market issues and for solutions sought by sophisticated private clients with regards to their portfolio management needs. Due to his vast network, which was established in course of many years, Mr. Moro has been able to successfully contribute to the financing of various venture capital firms.
Dr. Ulf Berg, BLR Partners
Dr. Ulf Berg, a seasoned manager and partner at BLR & Partners from Thalwil, Switzerland, acts as an advisor to the board of directors of Berlin Heals Holding AG.
Our Development-Team in Berlin consists of physicians, engineers, Regulatory and Quality specialists and is constantly growing, as we progress in our development.
Scientific Advisory Board
Our Scientific Advisory Board consists of renowned clinical specialists of our field:
Prof. Dr. Volkmar Falk, member of the Scientific Advisory Board
Medical Director German Heart Institute, Berlin, DE
Prof. Dr. Urs Eriksson, member of the Scientific Advisory Board
Medical Director and Chief of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital, Wetzikon, CH
Professor of Cardiology, University of Zurich, CH
Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Karin Macfelda, member of the Scientific Advisory Board
Head of Cell Culture Unit, Dept. of Biomedical Research, Medical University Vienna, AT
Dr. Nazmi Krasniqi, member of the Scientific Advisory Board
Head of Cardiology, Angiology and Rhythmology, Kantonsspital Wetzikon, CH
Our sister company: Berlin Cures GmbH – development of an autoantibody-neutralizing pharmaceutical substance