Robert S. Kieval
Founder, Chief Development Officer, CVRx, Inc.
Robert Kieval is Founder and Chief Technology Officer of CVRx, Inc., a company that has developed and commercialized proprietary implantable medical technology for the treatment of heart failure and high blood pressure. He served as President and CEO of CVRx from its inception in 2001 through 2006. Mr. Kieval has over 20 years of medical device industry experience from previous positions including Business Development Director at ProtoStar, Inc. and divisional Medical Director at Medtronic, Inc. He completed his undergraduate and graduate training at The University of Pennsylvania, where he received doctorate degrees in Veterinary Medicine and in Physiology. In 2006, Mr. Kieval was named an Innovator of the Year by Twin Cities Finance & Commerce.
Mr. Kieval serves on the Boards of Directors of CVRx, the Medical Device Manufacturers Association and The Center for Large Landscape Conservation, and as Board Chairman of LifeScience Alley.