D. Keith Grossman
President & Chief Executive Officer, Conceptus, Inc.
D. Keith Grossman was appointed as the
Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and to the Board of Directors effective
December 8, 2011. Previously, Mr.
Grossman served as a Managing Director at Texas Pacific Group ("TPG”), a
private equity firm, where he initiated and led the medical device venture
investing effort, and also served as a Senior Advisor to the firm’s buyout
fund. Prior to joining TPG in 2007, Mr.
Grossman spent 23 years in a variety of industry operating roles, including as President
and Chief Executive Officer of Thoratec Corporation from 1996 to 2006. Prior to joining Thoratec Corporation, Mr.
Grossman was a Division President of Major Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from 1992 to
1995, at which time it was sold. From
1988 to 1992, Mr. Grossman served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing
for the Calcitek division of Sulzermedica (formerly Intermedics, Inc.). Prior to 1988, Mr. Grossman held various sales
and marketing management positions within the McGaw Laboratories Division of
American Hospital Supply Corporation. Mr.
Grossman serves on the boards of directors of Thoratec Corporation, MDMA, and
several private medical product companies, and previously served on the boards
of directors of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and Kyphon, Inc. Mr. Grossman received a BS in life sciences
from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.