Mr. Michael R. Minogue has been Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Abiomed Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD) since 2004. Mr. Minogue transitioned the company’s mission to creating the field of heart recovery with the acquisition and development of new technologies such as Impella®, the world’s smallest heart pump, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Abiomed has been one of the fastest growing, GAAP profitable medtech companies and ranked the third best performing stock on the S&P 500 for the last decade. Abiomed has earned numerous global regulatory approvals on new products and indications in the United States, Europe, Japan and other countries. Abiomed employs approximately 1,500 people with facilities in Danvers, Massachusetts, Aachen and Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan.
In addition to his responsibilities at Abiomed, Mr. Minogue currently serves on the medical device industry association board of directors for AdvaMed, and serves on the board for the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC). He also serves on Insulet Corporation's Board of Directors and was on the boards of LifeCell and Bioventus.
Before joining Abiomed, Mr. Minogue spent 11 years with General Electric Healthcare, where he held numerous leadership positions and holds three patents. Mr. Minogue also served as an officer in the U.S. Army, which included multiple distinctions including Airborne, Ranger, Desert Storm Veteran and Bronze Star. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Minogue co-founded the Mike and Renee Minogue Foundation and the Mentoring Veterans Program (MVPvets) (www.mvpvets.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps military veterans network with industry mentors to discover career opportunities in the medtech industy. He serves on the Board of Directors after serving as the Chairman for the past 8 years. Mr. Minogue is the Chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Veterans’ Services for Massachusetts and supports the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Boys and Girls Club, and multiple educational initiatives. Mr. Minogue is married with five children and enjoys reading, mentoring, running, coaching, skiing and playing sports.
Ms. Dorothy E. Puhy has served as a Director of the Company and chair of its Audit Committee since 2003. Ms. Puhy is currently Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (“Dana-Farber”). Previously, beginning in 1994, Ms. Puhy served as Dana-Farber’s Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurer. From 1985 to 1994 Ms. Puhy held various financial positions at the New England Medical Center Hospitals, Inc., including Chief Financial Officer from 1989 to 1994.
Mr. Martin P. Sutter is Founder and Managing Director of Essex Woodlands. Educated in chemical engineering and finance, Mr. Sutter has more than 30 years of management experience in operations, marketing, finance and venture capital.
Mr. Sutter has been directly involved with more than 30 of Essex Woodlands’ portfolio investments, and has served on numerous past Boards of Directors of public and private companies including ATS Medical which was acquired by Medtronic, Inc., BioForm Medical which was acquired by Merz GmbH & Co KGaA, Lifecell which was acquired by Kinetic Concepts, Inc., St. Francis Medical which was acquired by Kyphon, Inc./Medtronic, Inc., Confluent Surgical which was acquired by Tyco International/Covidien and Rinat Neurosciences which was acquired by Pfizer, Inc. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Bioventus, LLC, Prolacta Bioscience, and Xenex Disinfection Services.
Mr. Sutter holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston.
Mr. Paul G. Thomas served as Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President of Roka Bioscience, a molecular diagnostics company focused on food safety applications, from September 2009 until his retirement in January 2017. Mr. Thomas previously served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of LifeCell Corporation, a publicly traded regenerative medicine company, from 1998 until it was acquired by KCI in 2008 in a transaction valued at $1.8 billion. Mr. Thomas previously held various senior positions, including President of the Pharmaceutical Products Division, during his tenure of 15 years with Ohmeda, a world leader in inhalation anesthetics and acute care pharmaceuticals. Mr. Thomas currently serves on the Boards of Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD) and RTI Surgical (NASDAQ:RTIX). Mr. Thomas received his M.B.A. degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and completed his postgraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Georgia Graduate School of Arts and Science. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from St. Michael’s College in Vermont.
Eric Rose is an academic physician and entrepreneur with interests in drug discovery, biodefense, clinical evaluative research and health policy. Since 2007 he is the Executive Vice President for Life Sciences at MacAndrews and Forbes and CEO of Siga Technologies, Inc., a developer of an anti-viral drug directed at potential agents of bioterror. From 2007 through 2011, he served on the National Biodefense Scientific Board which advises the HHS Secretary on biodefense, influenza, and emerging diseases. From 2008 through 2012, he chaired the Department of Health Evidence & Policy at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. From 1994 through 2007, he served as Surgeon-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he held a distinguished professorship. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 scientific publications and has received more than $25 million in NIH support for his research. Dr. Rose pioneered heart transplantation in children, performing the first successful pediatric heart transplant in 1984. Dr. Rose received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Columbia University.
Jeannine Rivet is executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group, the most diversified healthcare company in the U.S. In her role, Ms. Rivet works with and on behalf of all business segments in areas focused on strategic business relationships, customer relations, and clinical advancement. Previous roles at UnitedHealth Group include Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare, Chief Executive Officer of Ingenix and Chief Executive Officer of Optum. Ms. Rivet is a driving force in challenging the industry to enhance health and well-being through information, collaboration and advancement of optimal health care. Ms. Rivet is on the executive leadership team of UnitedHealth Group and on numerous industry leadership boards and councils, as well as a mentor to women in business. She has been recognized by AAHP, Boston University School of Public Health, Fortune magazine, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and Minnesota’s City Business and was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. Ms. Rivet received her master’s degree in Public Health from Boston University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Boston College and was a registered nurse for several years prior to entering the managed care business.
Chris Van Gorder has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Scripps Health since 2000, where he has been instrumental in positioning Scripps among the nation’s foremost health care institutions. At Scripps Health, Mr. Van Gorder oversees all functions of the integrated health system that has 15,000 employees and 2,600 affiliated physicians, including its five acute-care hospital campuses, dozens of outpatient centers throughout San Diego County, and a regional home health service and hospice. In March 2006, California’s governor appointed Mr. Van Gorder, a former police officer, to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services (EMSA) where he served two terms. In January 2007, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reappointed Mr. Van Gorder to the U.S. Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He is a Clinical Professor of health practice at the University of Southern California (USC) Price School of Public Policy, where he also serves on the Board of Councilors. Mr. Van Gorder received his master’s degree in public administration/health services administration at the University of Southern California, completed the Wharton CEO Program at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles.
Dr. W. Gerald Austen, M.D., Director Emeritus has served as a Director of the Company since 1985. Since 1974 he has been the Edward D. Churchill Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and at Massachusetts General Hospital. From 1969 to 1997, Dr. Austen was Chief of the Surgical Services at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Austen is the former President of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American Surgical Association and the Massachusetts and American Heart Associations. Dr. Austen is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Honorary Trustee of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a life member Emeritus of the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.