Kirk Nielsen

Kirk Nielsen is a Managing Director specializing in medical device investing at Versant and brings over a decade of venture capital and operating experience to his companies.

Kirk joined Versant from Medtronic, where he was a sales representative in the company’s Cardiac Rhythm Management division. Previously, he worked in marketing and business development for Medtronic and for Fluidigm (a Versant portfolio company), and he has also served as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company, where he advised clients in healthcare, private equity, and other industries. Prior to his business career, Kirk was a professional hockey player.


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Outside of Versant, Kirk devotes most of his attention to his young family. Kirk is particularly happy when on the lake with family and friends, at duck camp with his dad and son, or golfing with his buddies.