Bob joined NxThera as its president and chief executive officer and a director in 2009 and has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior to joining NxThera, Bob was president, chief executive officer and a director of Restore Medical from 2005 until the company’s acquisition by Medtronic in July of 2008. Previous to Restore, Bob was the chief financial officer and vice president of global marketing for Endocardial Solutions, which was acquired by St. Jude Medical in 2005.
Previously, Bob was the senior vice president and general manager of the auditory business for Advanced Bionics, and held several senior management positions with Medtronic, including vice president and general manager of the Surgical Navigation Technologies business unit, vice president of Corporate Strategy, and director of Corporate Development. Bob held senior positions in marketing, corporate development, legal and finance at General Mills, and practiced corporate, M&A and securities law with the Minneapolis law firm of Lindquist & Vennum. Bob currently serves as a director of Veran Medical, and has been a director of several privately-held and public medical devices companies.
Bob received a J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas, and a B.A. in accounting, economics & political science from Luther College.