Mark Ryan has 20 years of combined experience within medical devices and executive search. He spent the past ten years in executive search where he has successfully completed over 100 senior-level assignments within the medical device and biotechnology industries. Mark has nearly ten years of operating experience in product development, marketing and sales management within both an early stage device company and a large multi-billion revenue corporation.
Previous to starting his own firm, Mark spent one year at Catalyst Advisors LLC, a specialty healthcare executive search firm and nine years with Russell Reynolds Associates as a member of the global healthcare sector conducting senior-level assignments for medical device, biotechnology and life science instrumentation companies. Mark has experience recruiting CEO's, Board Directors, business unit general managers and executives in finance, sales, marketing and research and development. He has led assignments for both early-stage, venture-backed companies as well as for large public multi-nationals. His specific domain expertise covers ophthalmology, orthopedics, dermatology, plastic surgery, radiation oncology, surgical robotics and life sciences instrumentation. Within the biopharmaceutical industry, Mark has led projects for clients in multiple therapeutic areas including oncology, neurology, dermatology, infectious disease, ophthalmology and cardiovascular disease.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Mark spent seven years with Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZMH), where he served in a series of marketing, sales and sales management roles. Mark began his career with an early-stage medical device company, where he worked in both product development and marketing.
Mark received his B.S. in bioengineering from University of California at San Diego. Mark is married with two children and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.