Board of Directors

MDMA Board of Directors


Paul LaViolette, Executive Chairman, CardioFocus

Paul LaViolette brings over 30 years of global medical technology marketing and general management experience. He currently serves as the Chairman of several medical technology boards including CardioFocus, Direct Flow Medical, TransEnterix and Ximedica. He also serves as the Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer of SV Life Science Advisers LLC.  Prior to that, Paul served as Chief Operating Officer at Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC), an $8 billion medical device leader. During his 15 years at BSC, he served as Chief Operating Officer, Group President Cardiovascular, President, Cardiology, Group President, Endosurgery and President, International as the company grew revenues over 20 times. Paul integrated two dozen acquisitions and led extensive product development, operations and worldwide commercial organizations. He previously held marketing and general management positions at CR Bard, and various marketing roles at Kendall (Covidien). 

Paul also serves as Vice Chairman of the Innovation Advisory Board for the Partners Health System.

Paul received his BA in Psychology from Fairfield University and his MBA from Boston College. 



Scott Huennekens, President & CEO, Verb Surgical, Inc.

Scott Huennekens is the President & CEO of Verb Surgical, J&J’s new Surgical Robotics company, starting there in August 2015. Previously, Scott was the President & CEO of Volcano from 2002 to 2015 and lead the company’s growth from a start up to sales over $400 million in revenue and sale to Philips in February 2015 for over $1 billion. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Digirad Corporation, a medical imaging company, Digirad grew from start up when Scott joined in 1997 to a public company in 2004. Prior to Digirad, Scott progressed through leadership roles in marketing, sales, and general management while at Baxter Healthcare (Edwards Lifesciences) and Birtcher Medical Systems. He has served on the boards of numerous medical device companies and currently serves as the Chairman of EndoChoice, board member at Reva Medical, and Chairman for the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA). Scott received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School

Board Members


Wil Boren

President of Advanced Surgery, Baxter International

Read Bio




Michael Carrel

President & CEO, Atricure

Read Bio




Kevin Conroy

Chairman, President & CEO,Exact Sciences Corporation

Read Bio




Carol Cox

Executive Vice President, External Affairs & Corporate Marketing, NuVasive, Inc.

Read Bio



Joseph Damico

Founding Partner & Co-Chairman, RoundTable Healthcare Partners

Read Bio


Ryan D. Drant

Partner, Questa Capital

Read Bio




Thomas Frinzi

Worldwide President, Surgical, Johnson & Johnson Vision

Read Bio




Doug Godshall

Chief Executive Officer, Shockwave Medical

Read Bio




John Groetelaars

EVP & President, BD

Read Bio




Chris Holmes

President & CEO, Smiths Medical

Read Bio




Walter Humann

President & Chief Executive Officer, OsteoMed

Read Bio




Jennifer Kerr

President, Cook Research, Inc.

Read Bio




Joe E. Kiani

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Masimo Corporation

Read Bio




George A. Leondis

President & CEO, Argon Medical Devices, Inc.

Read Bio 




James P. Mackin

President, CEO & Chairman, CryoLife, Inc.

Read Bio




Eric Major

President, CEO & Co-Founder, K2M, Inc.

Read Bio




James V. Mazzo

Global President Ophthalmic Devices for Carl Zeiss Meditec AG 

Read Bio



J. Casey McGlynn

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Read Bio




Jim Momtazee

Head of Health Care Industry Team, KKR

Read Bio




Rick Packer

Chairman, ZOLL Medical Corporation

Read Bio




Robert Perry

Senior Vice President, Device Research & Development, Allergan, plc

Read Bio



David Pierce

Senior Vice President & President, Urology, Boston Scientific Corporation

Read Bio



Jason Richey

President, North America, LivaNova PLC

Read Bio




Walt Rosebrough

President & CEO, STERIS Corporation

Read Bio




Benson Smith

Chairman, President & CEO, Teleflex, Inc.

Read Bio




Spencer Stiles

President, Stryker Spine

Read Bio




Non Voting Members


 Mark Gilreath