Richard Carreon was appointed to the Board as Executive Director in May 2015. Rick joined ImpediMed in July 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Rick has more than 30 years of experience in management, sales and marketing, spanning the consumer products and medical technology industries. Rick has more than a decade of executive experience working for Medtronic, a leading global manufacturer of cutting-edge medical devices, and therapies. His roles at Medtronic included Vice President, US Cardiovascular Commercial Operations; Vice President of Sales – Structural Heart; Vice President of Sales and Marketing Medtronic Gastroenterology and Urology; and Vice President of Sales – The Americas.
Rick has a strong sales background, extensive marketing strategy and execution experience, and a proven track record of success. He is renowned for building start-up and high-growth ventures, turning around strategic business units, penetrating new markets and delivering strong and sustainable profits, revenues and market share value. At Medtronic, Rick led strategic direction and tactical planning for several sales organizations within Medtronic’s $1.1B Cardiovascular Sector. Rick was handpicked to lead the start-up of Medtronic Gastroenterology and Urology, a high-risk business venture, growing revenues threefold, and building that venture into the fastest growing business in Medtronic.