Michael H. Carrel

Mr. Carrel has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director since November 2012. Mr. Carrel served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Vital Images, a publicly-traded medical imaging software company from 2008 until 2012 until it was sold to Toshiba. Mr. Carrel originally joined Vital Images in January 2005 as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Vital Images, Mr. Carrel was President and CEO of Zamba Corporation, a publicly-traded technology company and Chief Financial Officer of NextNet Wireless, a privately-held provider of non-line-of-sight plug and play broadband wireless access systems, now part of Motorola. Mr. Carrel is a member of the American Heart Associations of Cincinnati and Minnesota. Mr. Carrel holds a B.S. in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Back to top

 

Mark A. Collar

Mr. Collar has served as one of our directors since February 2008. Mr. Collar retired in 2008 as an officer within the Procter and Gamble Company where his roles included President of the Global Pharmaceuticals and Personal Health business. Mr. Collar joined Procter and Gamble in 1975 as a sales representative, then moved into advertising, and subsequently assumed roles of progressive responsibility within the Health and Personal Care, Beauty Care, New Business Development, Pharmaceuticals and Personal Health Care Products divisions over his 32-year career. Mr. Collar, who now owns his own investment and consulting business, is a director of First Financial Bancorp, a publicly-held bank holding company and Enable Injections, a start-up company focusing on high volume injection devices for biologic drugs, and serves in director and advisory roles in several philanthropic, academic and economic development organizations. Mr. Collar received his B.S. from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Collar’s experience as a public company executive and board member provides him insight into high-level corporate governance and business management matters which the Board considers on a regular basis. Back to top

 

Scott W. Drake

Mr. Drake has served as one of our directors since September 2013 and as Chairman of the Board since May 2018. Mr. Drake was most recently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Spectranetics Corporation. Spectranetics, acquired by Philips in August of 2017, developed, manufactured and distributed single-use medical devices used in minimally invasive procedures within the cardiovascular system. The company’s products were sold in more than 40 countries and used to access and treat arterial blockages in the legs and heart, and to remove pacemaker and defibrillator cardiac leads. Prior to joining Spectranetics, Mr. Drake served as Senior Vice President, Operations of DaVita, Inc., a leading U.S. provider of kidney care and dialysis, from 2009 to August 2011. Previously, Mr. Drake held several positions of increasing responsibility within various healthcare business units at Covidien, Plc over a period of 17 years, including: Global Business Unit President, Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions, President, Valleylab (re-named as the Surgical Solutions Group) and Vice President and General Manager, Critical Care. Mr. Drake is an EY 2014 Entrepreneur Of The Year™. He serves on the Board of Directors for Just Right Surgical, and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA). Mr. Drake holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University of Ohio. As a seasoned executive, Mr. Drake has significant leadership experience managing growing businesses, achieving sustainable revenue growth and driving operational improvements which the Board considers as valuable skills for evaluating and improving the Company’s competitive position. Back to top

 

Regina E. Groves

Ms. Groves has served as one of our directors since March 2017. Ms. Groves has been the Chief Executive Officer at REVA Medical, Inc. (ASX: RVA), since September of 2015. Prior to her current position, Ms. Groves served as Vice President and General Manager of the AF Solutions, Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure Division of Medtronic, a leading global medical technology company. In this position, she successfully developed and executed strategies to re-enter the catheter-based Afib ablation market and achieved the goal to be market leader in paroxysmal, or intermittent, Afib ablation. The role also allowed her to successfully acquire and integrate companies, complete numerous clinical trials, and launch novel products in the United States and worldwide. Prior to this, she was the Vice President of Quality and Regulatory for Medtronic’s Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management (“CRDM”) business from 2006 to 2008 and before that was Vice President and General Manager for Patient Management CRDM at Medtronic from 2002 to 2006. Back to top

 

B. Kristine Johnson

Ms. Johnson has served as one of our directors since March 2017. Ms. Johnson is currently president of Affinity Capital Management, a venture capital firm that invests primarily in seed and early-stage health care companies in the United States, a position she has held since 2000. In addition to her role at Affinity, Ms. Johnson currently serves on the boards of directors of Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC), The Spectranetics Corporation (NASDAQ: SPNC), and the University of Minnesota Foundation Investment Advisors, as well as the boards of several private entities. Prior to her role at Affinity, Johnson was employed for 17 years at Medtronic, serving most recently as senior vice president and chief administrative officer from 1998 to 1999. Her experience at Medtronic also includes service as president of the vascular business and president of the tachyarrhythmia management business, among other roles. Back to top

 

Mark R. Lanning, CPA, CGMA

Mr. Lanning has served as one of our directors since February 2006. Mr. Lanning currently is a financial consultant and a principal with the Lanning CPA group. Most recently Mr. Lanning served as Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Frisch’s Restaurants for over 5 years. Prior to joining Frisch’s, Mr. Lanning served as Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer of Hillenbrand, Inc., Hill-Rom, Inc. and Hillenbrand Industries, diversified leaders in the healthcare equipment, funeral services, and material handling industries. Prior to joining Hillenbrand in 1988, Mr. Lanning spent twelve years in various accounting positions with Ernst & Whinney (now EY). Mr. Lanning, a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, is presently a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). In addition, he has served as a member of Council of the AICPA and is a past Chairman and Board member of the Indiana CPA Society. Mr. Lanning received his B.S. in Accounting from Ball State University. As a certified public accountant, Mr. Lanning developed significant experience in preparing, auditing, analyzing and evaluating financial statements and dealt with broad and complex accounting issues comparable to those of the Company, which qualifies him as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC rules. Back to top

 

Sven A. Wehrwein

Sven A. Wehrwein has served on our board of directors since November 2016. Mr. Wehrwein has been an independent financial consultant to emerging companies since 1999. He has more than 35 years of experience as an investment banker, chief financial officer, and certified public accountant. Wehrwein currently serves on the boards of several companies, including Proto Labs, Inc. and SPS Commerce, Inc. In addition, he has served as a Director for a number of other medical device and high growth companies including tenures on the boards of Compellent Technologies, Synovis Life Technologies, and Vital Images. Back to top

 

Robert S. White

Mr. White has served as one of our directors since March 2013. Mr. White serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Entellus Medical, a privately-held company that delivers innovative, high quality, minimally invasive therapeutic solutions to healthcare providers and their patients who suffer from sinusitis. Prior to joining Entellus, Mr. White served as President and CEO of TYRX, a privately-held company acquired by Medtronic, Inc. TYRX commercializes innovative, implantable combination drug and device products focused on infection control. Prior to joining TYRX, Mr. White held several positions with Medtronic, Inc. Mr. White served as President of Medtronic Kyphon following its $3.9 billion acquisition of the spinal treatment business. During his time with Medtronic, Mr. White also served as President of Physio Control and was responsible for commercial operations of the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management business as Vice President of U.S. Sales and Global Marketing. Earlier in his career, Mr. White held positions with General Electric Company and Eli Lilly and Company, among others. Mr. White serves on the Board of Directors of Novadaq, a publically traded provider of clinically relevant imaging solutions for use in surgical and diagnostic procedures, and HyperBranch Medical Technology, a privately-held company that develops and markets products capable of adhering tissues, promoting healing, preventing fluid and air leaks, and reducing infections. Mr. White holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and an M.B.A. from Cornell University. The Board believes that Mr. White’s significant knowledge of the medical device industry and experience in growing companies commercially uniquely benefit AtriCure and enhance its capacities in business development initiatives. Back to top