Rick has spent over 20 years within the Cardiac Rhythm Management industry, with various roles at Guidant, Cameron Health and Boston Scientific, including 10 years dedicated to the development of the world's first subcutaneous implantable defibrillator system (S-ICD). His experience includes positions within R&D as well as field based roles, creating a foundation that gives him a keen ability to develop novel products that simplify the user experience and improve outcomes for patients. He believes that too often, engineers design products for engineers, rather than the actual user. His goal is to change that mentality to ensure the needs of patients and the medical community always come first.
Rick has proven leadership in research and engineering, a history of cultivating worldwide physician-industry collaborations and he holds over 50 patents in the Cardiac Rhythm Management field.
Rick has earned a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from Oxford. He enjoys traveling with his wife, sailing and golf... and his self described "mediocre" guitar and piano skills won't threaten his dedication to AtaCor anytime soon.