We are Cordis
Cordis is an independent, customer-focused provider of interventional cardiovascular technologies.
A dynamic new business model
With new investment partners and a strong, seasoned executive leadership team, we are reinventing ourselves and revitalizing the Cordis brand with our customers at the center of it.
In collaboration with Cordis X, an independent innovation accelerator with a go-to-market model built for speed, agility and value maximization, we are ready to push the envelope and iterate at pace with the market.
Our Leadership Team
Duke Rohlen serves as Executive Chairman of Cordis and CEO of Cordis-X – an independent innovation hub designed to provide a pipeline of new products for Cordis. Rohlen also serves as CEO and Managing Director of Ajax Health, a team of entrepreneurs, business strategists, and investors that identify, invest in, and scale disruptive healthcare technologies. To date, Ajax-developed technologies have generated over $750 million in annual revenue for their acquirers and have been used to treat over one million patients. Over the past 15 years, Rohlen has built and sold four medical device companies with a combined enterprise value of over $1.7 billion. In addition to his roles at Cordis and Ajax, Rohlen currently serves on the boards of directors of Ablacon (Executive Chairman), Serpex Medical (Executive Chairman), XII Medical (Executive Chairman), Foresight Mental Health (Director), and the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (Trustee). Prior to Ajax, Rohlen co-founded and served as Chairman and CEO of EPIX Therapeutics (acquired by Medtronic), co-founder and CEO of Spirox (acquired by Entellus), and co-founder and CEO of CV Ingenuity (acquired by Covidien). Prior to CV Ingenuity, Rohlen served in a variety of roles at FoxHollow Technologies before being named President. In that role, he led the sale of the company to ev3 (now Medtronic). Duke received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Stanford University.
Chief Executive Officer
CEO Shar Matin is ushering in a bold new era for Cordis, grounded in 20-plus years of medical device experience in Fortune 500 and mid/small cap companies where he led commercial and technical teams in the United States, Europe and Asia. In his previous role as Chief Operating Officer of ViewRay, Inc., he built the organization's team and capabilities to disrupt the $6 billion radiation oncology market. As COO at Spectranetics, he was instrumental in growing the enterprise value from $250 million to over $2 billion prior to its acquisition by Royal Philips. Shar also held commercial and technical leadership roles at Boston Scientific and Guidant. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and received a B.E. from the University of California, Berkeley Shar serves on the Board of Directors of Koru Medical Systems (NASDAQ: KRMD), a publicly traded subcutaneous drug delivery company.
Chief Financial Officer
CFO Christopher Scully plays an instrumental role in helping accelerate Cordis’ growth as it establishes itself as a technological leader. Most recently, Scully was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for PPD, where he worked with leaders across the enterprise to meet or exceed the company’s financial targets for four consecutive years and deliver double-digit growth. He played an instrumental role in the company’s IPO and, ultimately, its sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific for an enterprise value greater than $20 Billion. Prior to his tenure with PPD, he served more than 20 years with Pfizer. He earned his MBA at NYT Stern School of Business and attended the Harvard Business School Pfizer Leadership Development Program. He received a B.E. from Manhattan College.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief of Human Resources Nancy Pounder is a dynamic and versatile HR professional with 25 years of global experience including business partnering, organizational planning, talent management, executive development and coaching, and mergers & acquisitions. At Cordis, she is focused on attracting, retaining, and developing top-tier talent to transform Cordis into a pioneering cardiovascular leader. As former Global Vice President, Human Resources at Zimmer Biomet, her scope of responsibilities included programs covering more than 10,000 employees. She previously served as Global VP, Human Resources at Spine, Dental, CMF & Thoracic, and Robotics where her strategic mindset, executional expertise, and balanced leadership style were hallmarks of her tenure with the organization. In addition, Pounder spent more than 15 years at General Electric in global HR leadership positions across several business sectors. She earned a Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto and received her B.A. from the University of Victoria.
George Adams, MD, MHS, MBA, FACC, FSCAI
Chief Medical Officer
CMO Dr. George Adams comes to Cordis with a distinguished combination of clinical practice, medical research, and product development experience. He is globally recognized for his expertise in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) and treatment of coronary artery disease in patients with acute coronary syndromes. He is involved in the development of regional and national systems of care for the treatment of CLI, ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), and management of complex coronary and peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Adams plays an integral role in global peer education and is a sought-after speaker and well-published researcher, serving as primary investigator for multiple clinical trials. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at East Carolina University, a Master of Health Science degree from Duke University and his B.S. degree at North Carolina State University.
Chief Legal Officer
Chief Legal Officer Dodd Gray is a highly experienced attorney grounded in both U.S. and international general corporate practice and the management of complex compliance and legal affairs for multi-national companies in the medical technology field. He comes to Cordis with a proven record acquired over 25 years of providing timely, strategically sound counsel for the pragmatic management of issues confronting highly regulated businesses. Prior to two years of private consultancy, Gray served over eight years first as Vice President Legal, Compliance, and Business Development EMEAC and then as Associate General Counsel – International for St. Jude Medical, which was acquired by Abbott Laboratories in 2017. He previously served as Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel at Hill-Rom and in a series of roles of increasing responsibility in the U.S. and Europe for Guidant Corporation, culminating in the position of Vice President and General Counsel – International Operations before transitioning to Boston Scientific upon completion of the $27B merger agreement. Gray earned his Juris Doctor, Law at The Ohio State University and a B.S. degree at Purdue University.
Matt Muscari, President of the Americas, heads a leadership team responsible for commercial operations, including global and regional marketing, sales, and sales operations for the Americas. After proudly serving in the United States Marine Corps, he spent the last 20 years in medical device commercial leadership with experience at US Surgical, Intuitive Surgical and, most recently, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) where he led the Peripheral Vascular Commercial organization. Muscari directed CSI’s growth of the U.S. Office Based Lab (OBL) channel to constitute 50% of the business. With a passion for market disruption, breakthrough therapies and building a team culture that is motivated to win, Muscari shares Cordis’ bold vision to delight our physician customers by developing differentiated solutions that improve patient vitality and lower the cost of care. Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree at Hawaii Pacific University.
Dominique Boulet brings more than 25 years of experience in the medical devices and diagnostics industry to his role as leader of the EMEA region of Cordis. During his 20-year tenure with Johnson and Johnson, he served in roles including sales and marketing, business development, strategy and general management roles. He was most recently President and Chairman of J&J’s medical business in Germany and Senior Vice President for the DACH region (Austria, Switzerland and Germany). He was instrumental in the integration of Ethicon into J&J’s surgical care group. Dominique transformed the overall business in the region to a solution provider, making it the fastest-growing EMEA market in 2014. His depth of expertise in P&L management, mergers and acquisitions, and developing mature and emerging markets positions him to play a pivotal role as Cordis continues its path of worldwide growth. Dominique earned his MBA at Universita Bocconi in Italy and a degree in international management and business at the ISCID Business School in France.
Headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida, Cordis is a worldwide leader in cardiology and endovascular devices, providing quality products and services.
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