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Industry: CXO Job Number: 2160

President, US Operations / COO 
Cardiology Pre-IPO (Mid-Stage Commercial) 

The incoming President / COO of this rapidly growing global organization will lead the commercial operations using their 15+ years of progressive leadership experience with broad general knowledge of the four pillars of medical device operations (in order of importance): 
1. Research & Development / Product Development 
2. Commercial / Sales and Marketing 
3. Operations / General Management / SG&A 
4. Quality, Regulatory, Clinical Strategy 

S/he will stay focused on aligning the highest-level company priorities with strong day-to-day operations, and help evolve early stage ideas into future-growth initiatives with an achievable goal of leading the company to an IPO in the next 3-5 years. 
The ideal candidate will: 

  1. Have unquestionable integrity and leadership 

  1. Be well-grounded in and understand complex medical commercialization methodology, R&D, product development, reimbursement, sales processes and tools that support a market growth strategy. 

  1. Have background/experience with at least 4 of the following: 

  1. A leading consulting company (McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Huron, Deloitte, etc) or completion of major healthcare leadership program such as Johnson & Johnson’s LDP, GEHC’s CLP, Medtronic’s LDRP, Stryker’s RISE, LDP or other rotational program for high achievers. 

  1. Engineering, R&D or scientific education 

  1. An advanced degree from a leading university (MBA, MS, PhD, MD, CPA, etc) 

  1. Experience in cardiology, cardiac disease, electrophysiology, CRM, AF, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiac Navigation, or diagnostic / therapeutic heart disease technology 

  1. Knowledge and contacts within the Cardiac Scientific Community with prior attendance at professional conferences such as HRS, ACC, SCAI or similar 
    A complete dossier on the company is available to qualified candidates. 


Paula Rutledge

Paula had a 22-year career history as a prominent Medical Device Sales Executive within leading Medical Device companies as Johnson & Johnson, Synthes, Zimmer Spine, and GE Healthcare. With her deep-rooted industry relationships, and innate passion for people, she developed the Legacy MedSearch Executive Search approach, and has successfully placed hundreds of Medical Device professionals.
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