VP, Venture Capital & Business Development, Boston Scientific
Leads the Venture Capital program fro the corporation, and M&A / Business Development for the MedSurg divisions. As VP of Business Development, Led a team of BD professionals and cross-functional partners directing all business development efforts (acquisitions, venture investments, divestitures, distributions, licenses, and other strategic partnerships) across 5 of Boston Scientific’s 7 Divisions: Endoscopy, Urology & Pelvic Health, Neuromodulation, Cardiac Rhythm Management, and Electrophysiology (a combined $6.5B/year revenue business). Closed acquisitions ranging in size from $1.5M to $1.65B. Deployed over $250M in venture capital investments ranging in size from $1M to $50M. Represented Boston Scientific on portfolio companies’ Boards of Directors (two voting and 3 non-voting board seats).
VP, Corporate Development, Medtronic
Eric Schantz is a Vice President of Corporate Development at Medtronic, currently focused on mergers and acquisitions in the cardiovascular portfolio, along with other strategic corporate transactions. Eric joined Medtronic in 2008 following several years as a sell-side equity research analyst covering numerous segments in medical technology including cardiovascular, orthopedics, ophthalmology, aesthetics, neuromodulation, and the insurance providers. Eric received a BS and MS in engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
SVP, Corporate Development & Ventures, Intuitive Surgical
A strong technical and commercialization leader with broad general and start-up management experience in life sciences and medical device industries. Proven track record of identifying and addressing significant unmet clinical needs with innovative technology solutions. Over 25 years of experience in the development and commercialization of therapeutic medical devices, including start up formation, fundraising, team building, R&D management, clinical and pre-clinical strategies, operations, and general management. Over 35+ issued and pending U.S. patent applications.
Founder of Conceptus, ProDuct, CardioMind, Pivot Medical
Specialties: New company formation, new technology commercialization, fund raising, IP strategy, commercialization and development strategies, pre-clinical and clinical investigation strategies, thought partner and mentor of individuals and teams.
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