Founder & CEO, Shockwave Medical, Inc.
Mr. Hawkins began his medical device career serving in marketing and business development roles for Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (Abbott Vascular). Following ACS, he held senior roles in general management, marketing and business development with a number of private and public companies. Mr. Hawkins started the marketing and sales department at Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) where he guided product feature development for the DaVinci surgical robot and developed key foundational marketing strategies for the company. He has also held senior leadership and/or founder roles with Endologix, Inc. (ELGX), Calibra Medical Inc. (JNJ) and Shockwave Medical, Inc. Mr. Hawkins is the primary inventor of the Lithoplasty® balloon catheter technology and has served as CEO of Shockwave Medical since 2012.
Mr. Hawkins has a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is a named inventor on over 100 patents and applications.