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Michael Carrel is the President & Chief Executive Officer at AtriCure

Michael H. Carrel

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Carrel has been President, Chief Executive Officer and director since November 2012. Since joining AtriCure, Mr. Carrel has fostered a patient-first company mission by focusing on the three core areas: innovation, clinical science and education. This strategic approach has led AtriCure to significantly invest in the development of a pipeline of novel products and groundbreaking clinical trials for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (Afib), left atrial appendage management and pain management, and continue to expand its market presence globally. These investments have driven significant growth in AtriCure's revenue from $82 million in 2013 to $399 million in 2023 and allowed us to help over 100,000 patients worldwide in 2023 and one million to date. Further, market cap has increased from $115 million to approximately $1.7 billion at December 31, 2023 under his leadership. In addition, during Mr. Carrel's tenure, AtriCure has acquired three companies, Estech, nContact, and SentreHEART, adding leading ablation and appendage management technologies to further AtriCure’s market position worldwide.

His career includes successful leadership in global organizations in healthcare and technology industries. Before joining AtriCure, Mr. Carrel was President and Chief Executive Officer of Vital Images, Inc., a publicly-traded medical imaging software company which was acquired by Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation. 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, Inc., which also had successful acquisition exits. 

Mr. Carrel is Board Chair of Axonics, Inc., a publicly traded company and global leader in medical devices for incontinence therapies that recently announced an agreement to be acquired by Boston Scientific. Mr. Carrel has served on the Board of Axonics since 2019. Mr. Carrel is also the Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and has served on the Board since 2021, and he has served on the Board of Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) since 2017. Mr. Carrel holds a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.