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.
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN
Scott Huennekens, President & CEO, Verb Surgical, Inc.
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
Executive Vice President, External Affairs & Corporate Marketing, NuVasive, Inc.
Founding Partner & Co-Chairman, RoundTable Healthcare Partners
Chief Executive Officer, Spectranetics
Ryan D. Drant
Partner, Questa Capital
Mark G. Gilreath
President & CEO, EndoChoice, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, HeartWare, Inc.
President & Chief Executive Officer, OsteoMed
Joe E. Kiani
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Masimo Corporation
Robert S. Kieval
Founder, Chief Development Officer, CVRx, Inc.
George A. Leondis
President & CEO, Argon Medical Devices, Inc.
James P. Mackin
President, CEO & Chairman, CryoLife, Inc.
President, CEO & Co-Founder, K2M, Inc.
James V. Mazzo
Global President Ophthalmic Devices for Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
President & CEO, Smiths Medical
J. Casey McGlynn
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Chairman, ZOLL Medical Corporation
Senior Vice President & President, Urology, Boston Scientific Corporation
Divisional Vice President, Business Development, Abbott Medical Optics
President, Neuromodulation, LivaNova PLC
President & CEO, STERIS Corporation
Chairman, President & CEO, Teleflex, Inc.