About Us

We're obsessed with medical device cybersecurity

We started MedCrypt in 2016 to ensure that the medical devices we and our loved ones rely on were as safe and secure as technologically possible. We’re not another cybersecurity company looking to capitalize on the healthcare industry. We are a team of medical device experts who are laser focused on bringing modern cybersecurity features to the next generation of healthcare technology.

7 of the top 10
Device Manufacturers

7 of the top 10 medical device manufacturers use MedCrypt solutions.

20+
Team Members

We are a team of medical device experts who are laser focused on bringing modern cybersecurity features to the next generation of healthcare technology.

$30M
Funding Raised

Fundraising to date includes Intuitive Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, and participation by institutional investors ENIAC, Section 32, and Dolby Family Ventures.

6 years
In Business

MedCrypt is the first firm to combine cybersecurity technology products with management consulting, decision science, and regulatory strategy that is 100% focused on supporting medical device manufacturers.

Our Story

A great story starts with a great team

MedCrypt is a fast-growing YC (winter ‘19) company bringing cybersecurity to medical devices. As the regulatory environment is preparing to enforce cybersecurity requirements in their device approval process, we are looking to deliver a solution that can be used on devices ranging from a pacemaker to a CT scanner. We need you to help us build this incredibly important piece of our company.

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Our Values

Strong values that bring great people together

Our team values collaboration and empathy for people we work with and the community we work for. We support each other. We are purposeful in our actions and effective at collaboration.

Be Innovative

We strive to pool together a diverse pool of perspectives and experiences.

Take Ownership

Employees care about the company and our customers, and always act in the best interest of all players involved.

Team Work

The company deeply respects the knowledge, skills, ideas and capabilities each employee brings to the team.

Move Fast

Employees own their own jobs so they can leverage their expertise, become subject-matter experts and better support the organization.

Our Team Members

The amazing team
behind MedCrypt

MedCrypt is obsessed with medical device cybersecurity, and that's reflected by the team we have put together.

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Mike Kijewski

Mike Kijewski

CEO & Co-Founder

Mike is passionate about new advances in the intersection of internet technology and healthcare. Prior to starting MedCrypt, he was the founder of Gamma Basics, a radiation oncology focused software startup. Gamma Basics was acquired by Varian Medical Systems in 2013. Mike holds an MBA from the Wharton School, and a Master of Medical Physics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Eric Pancoast

Eric Pancoast

CTO & Co-Founder

Eric Pancoast, MedCrypt's CTO, was a co-founder of Gamma Basics, a radiation oncology focused software startup that was acquired by Varian Medical Systems in 2013. Prior to Gamma Basics Eric served as the Lead Architect and software engineer at Mimeya Technology, building Cloud-based Big Data SaaS applications. Eric has experience with a wide variety of cybersecurity engineering. Eric holds a BS in Computer Science from Drexel University.

Vidya Murthy

Vidya Murthy

COO

Vidya has worked in security for 15 years, with emphasis on healthcare and medical devices for the last 8. Vidya began her career in consulting, she realized a passion for healthcare and worked for global medical device manufacturer Becton Dickinson. She has since joined MedCrypt, a company focused on bringing cybersecurity leading practices to medical device manufacturers, as the Vice President of Operations. Vidya holds an MBA from the Wharton School.

Axel Wirth

Axel Wirth

CSS

As Chief Security Strategist, Axel Wirth provides strategic vision and industry leadership to MedCrypt and its customers. In this role, he helps guide the company in critical security strategy decisions and supports the adoption of leading security technologies by the healthcare industry. He’s an advocate for compliance, privacy, and security - and ultimately patient safety - in healthcare. Wirth draws from over 30 years of international experience in the industry.

Clayton McNeil

Clayton McNeil

VP of Engineering

Clayton McNeil, our VP of Engineering, has spent his career developing products in a wide range of fields including robotics, fiber optics, virtual reality and medical devices. His development role has primarily been focused on embedded devices and their security. At MedCrypt, he has reviewed the architecture of over 40 systems, advising customers on cryptographic infrastructure. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA from West Chester University.

Seth Carmody

Seth Carmody

VP of Regulatory Strategy

Seth Carmody is the vice president of regulatory strategy at MedCrypt. Prior to MedCrypt, Carmody worked as the cybersecurity program manager at FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Carmody brings more than eight years of experience in guiding technology policy.

Shannon Lantzy

Shannon Lantzy

VP of Consulting

Supports clients in identifying cybersecurity ROI, measuring success, adopting and embedding threat modeling, vulnerability process optimization, and more. Previously, she co-founded Booz Allen’s Secure Connected Health practice on cybersecurity, digital health, and patient safety. Shannon holds a PhD in Business with a focus on decision-making under uncertainty, a Masters in Information Management, and a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy, from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Naomi Schwartz

Naomi Schwartz

Senior Director of Cybersecurity Quality and Safety

Naomi has 20+ years of systems engineering experience, including 6+ years of medical device evaluation and postmarket event response while at FDA. At MedCrypt, Naomi engages with medical device manufacturers to optimize their cybersecurity framework to meet regulatory requirements and guidelines. Naomi holds an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and is a Certified Quality Auditor.

Jamell Pentecost

Jamell Pentecost

Senior Director of Product Security Services

Prior to joining MedCrypt, Jamell worked for several global medical device manufacturers including Edwards Lifesciences, Becton Dickinson, and Beckman Coulter, where he focused on establishing, building, maturing, and leading product security programs. Jamell holds a B.S. in Information Security and Masters on Information Security and Assurance from Western Governors University.

William Fenstermaker

William Fenstermaker

VP of DevOps

William, our VP of DevOps, has developed large, enterprise, cloud-native systems for over 20 years. As an early cloud adopter, he aggressively advocated for and led transitions and initial deployments to AWS since its inception in 2006. William co-founded Gamma Basics, a radiation oncology focused CAD software startup that was successfully sold to Varian Medical Systems in 2013. William holds a BS in Computer Science from The College of New Jersey.

Open Positions

Come and join our fast growing team

Our team values collaboration and empathy for people we work with and the community we work for. We support each other. We are purposeful in our actions and effective at collaboration.

Sr. Software Design Engineer - Java Architect

Remote
Full Time

AWS SecOps Engineer II

Remote
Full Time

We live and breathe healthcare cybersecurity

A medical device may look like just another IoT device, but regulatory constraints and their unique use case require a healthcare-first approach to cybersecurity. MedCrypt's solutions are built specifically for medical devices, which means clinical functionality, patient safety, and care delivery are always the highest priority.
Solutions

We live and breathe healthcare cybersecurity

A medical device may look like just another IoT device, but regulatory constraints and their unique use case require a healthcare-first approach to cybersecurity. MedCrypt's solutions are built specifically for medical devices, which means clinical functionality, patient safety, and care delivery are always the highest priority.
Solutions