Chief Executive Officer, Spectranetics
medical devices association
Scott Drake joined Spectranetics as the Chief Executive Officer in August 2011. Prior to joining Spectranetics Scott held the position of Senior Vice President, Operations of DaVita, Inc. (NYSE:DVA), a leading U.S. provider of kidney care and dialysis. At DaVita, he had responsibility for business operations that generated approximately 20% of the company’s revenue, which exceeds $6 billion. Previously, Mr. Drake held several positions of increasing responsibility within various healthcare business units at Covidien, Plc over a period of 17 years. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Drake was Global Business Unit President, Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions, a $1.5 billion business with 8,000 employees. Under his leadership, significant operational improvements were made, including revenue and profit growth; enhanced new product development pipeline; lifting of FDA consent decree; and lean six sigma operational excellence initiatives. Foundational to these accomplishments is an intense focus on new product development, organizational effectiveness and customer needs. From 2003 to 2006, he was President, Valleylab (recently re-named Energy-Based Devices), a $375 million surgical device business, where organic revenue growth accelerated from 4% to 24% during his tenure. From 2001 to 2003, he was Vice President and General Manager, Critical Care, a $150 million business unit where revenue growth and operating profitability improved under his leadership. Prior to 2001, Mr. Drake held several positions in sales and marketing management within various medical device business units. Mr. Drake holds a B.S. in business administration from Miami University of Ohio.
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