Jay Caplan is co-founder and President of Fractyl Laboratories. Jay has held leadership positions in the medical device field for twenty years. Most recently Jay was the Chief Operating Officer of the Candela Corporation, the world leader in aesthetic devices. From 2001 to 2007, he was Chief Technology Officer and Vice President Research and Development of InfraReDx, Inc. a venture-backed startup developing a novel cardiovascular imaging system to identify lipid-rich coronary plaques. From 1999 to 2001, Jay was VP Operations for Thermo Cardiosystems, where he led the team developing the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device.
Jay holds a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from The Wharton School.