Our Team

James K. Rains, PE

President, Chief Executive Officer

James K. Rains, PE

James Rains co-founded Jackson Medical in 2016 and serves as its CEO. He brings 13 years of medical device development, have launched a cadre of products while working at Stryker and Smith&Nephew. He has brought products to market from idea phase to launch.

Kamil Makhnejia, MBID

Chief Operating Officer, VP of Clinical Development

Kamil Makhnejia, MBID

Kamil Makhnejia helped start Jackson Medical in 2016 and has since served as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Clinical Development. He has worked on a number of different medical device technologies in a variety of sub-specialties over his 5+ years of experience in the industry.

Spencer Kozinn, MD, FACS

Chief Medical Officer

Spencer Kozinn, MD, FACS

Spencer I. Kozinn, M.D., received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Columbia University followed by a medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine where he graduated cum laude honors and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He performed his residency in surgery and urology at Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts and then completed his fellowship in urologic oncology and robotic surgery at City of Hope Medical Center in California. As an experienced urologic, laparoscopic and robotic surgeon, Dr. Kozinn serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Jackson Medical offering clinical expertise to the team.

Jackson Medical is passionate about enhancing patient safety and outcomes with innovative medical devices that easily integrate with the continuum of healthcare. It all started with our flagship patient safety device, GloShield, a surgical fire safety cover for fiber-optic light cables.

The inspiration for this simple device came when our founders were shadowing cystoscopies and laparoscopic procedures at a local hospital. When asked about the largest risks to safety with scope procedures, the surgical team quickly highlighted the fire risk of fiber-optic light cables. After this conversation, the Jackson Medical team was surprised to see light cables being mishandled and placed on drapes during scope procedures throughout the day.

After witnessing more near misses at other hospitals with multiple surgical teams, the team recognized the disconnect between existing safety protocols and actual surgical practice. There was a clear need for a reliable, cost-effective solution that protects patients from these preventable, catastrophic “never events” without being a burden to workflow or surgical techniques.

GloShield was born. Since its launch, hospitals throughout the country have implemented the simple device for its risk reduction, safety, and peace of mind. Jackson Medical is excited to continue working with hospitals to establish a new, safer standard-of-care in operating rooms.



Kate Garrett

Medical Device Innovator and Executive

Previously CEO at Ciel Medical (Acquired by Vyaire Medical)

Rachael A. Hagan, MS

President and CEO at NephroDI Therapeutics, Inc.

Previously Sr. Director at Coulter Translational Partnership Fund

Raymond W. Pak, MD, MBA

Raymond W. Pak, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Urology at Mayo Clinic Florida

Grace Powers, MS, MBA, RAC

Founder and Principal Consultant at Powers Regulatory Consulting

Steven Goudy, MD, MBA

Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Professor at Emory University School of Medicine and CEO at BeeClear LLC

William Midgette

William Midgette

Managing Partner at Fairburn Equity Partners

Previously President and CEO at Porex Corporation

Harold Solomon

Principal at VentureLab


About Jackson Medical

Based out of Atlanta, GA, Jackson Medical is committed to improving inefficiencies and solving healthcare problems. Our goal is to benefit patients, hospitals, and providers and create greater consistency in the standard of care. We are proud to be an American owned and operated company with product MADE IN USA. 


575 14th Street, NW
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30318

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