Denise Dajles

Sr. VP of R&D, Regulatory, and Quality, Sientra

Denise Dajles is a Biomedical Engineer with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Engineering Management from George Washington University.

Ms. Dajles has over 15 years of experience, both in industry and academia, leading new product development, global regulatory affairs, and quality management in medical devices. After working for companies such as Inamed, Allergan, and Prosein, Ms. Dajles transitioned to Academia, where she led a Research Lab focused on brain computer interfaces, being the first women to lead a Research Lab in the Electrical Engineering department, and was in charge of over 10 different research projects. Ms. Dajles returned to corporate life after more than six years dedicated to research and teaching to lead the R&D department of Establishment Labs, an Aesthetics Medical Device company, successfully developing over eight different products, taking them from concept to market.

Ms. Dajles currently serves as the Sr. VP of R&D, Regulatory, and Quality at Sientra, also an Aesthetics Medical Device Company, and is responsible for developing the innovation strategy, which includes managing the technology roadmap to address current and anticipated customer needs, leading the design, planning and implementation of the company’s global regulatory strategy and quality system, as well as scouting and assessing new technologies and business development opportunities. Ms. Dajles is also a co-author of several publications in peer-reviewed journals and a book chapter, and is a named inventor on a number of medical technologies.