Heidrick Adds Former CEO to Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Team
Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII), a premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, strengthens its Healthcare and Life Sciences expertise globally practices with the addition of distinguished healthcare leader, Alan Milinazzo to the firm. He will be based out of the Boston office.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles Mr Milinazzo most recently served as president and chief executive officer of InspireMD, a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS), neurovascular devices and thrombus management technologies since 2013. He also serves on the Boards of Flexion Therapeutics, Inc.(FLXN), a specialty orthopedic pharmaceutical company, LDR Spine, (LDRH), the leading cervical disc producer, CAS Medical Systems Inc., (CASM) a medical technology company that develops and sells devices for non-invasive patient monitoring and the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), the world's leading tissue bank.
"This is a rare hire, Alan brings more than two decades of executive management experience in the life sciences sector. His complex experience in the boardroom and as CEO will immediately impact our global clients and the business and leadership challenges they face," said John Mitchell, Global Managing Partner, Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice – Heidrick & Struggles.
Previously, Mr Milinazzo served as president and chief executive officer of Orthofix International N.V., a global orthopedic and spine company, as well as the general manager of Medtronic, Inc.'s coronary and peripheral vascular businesses where he was instrumental in the development and commercialization of a number of key products, including the company's first drug coated stent platform, Endeavor.
Mr Milinazzo also spent 12 years as an executive with Boston Scientific Corporation in numerous roles, including vice president of marketing for SCIMED Europe. Mr Milinazzo has over 25 years of experience in management and marketing, including positions with Aspect Medical Systems and American Hospital Supply.
"Alan is a strong match with our firm's culture and values. He is a terrific leader whose work within the Health Care and Life Sciences sector have earned him a high degree of respect throughout the industry and we are delighted to have him join the Heidrick team," said Krishnan Rajagopalan, Executive Vice President and Managing Partner, Executive Search - Heidrick & Struggles.
Mr Milinazzo earned a Bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Boston College and interned at the White House, the US House of Representatives and the John F. Kennedy Library.
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