Robert Kieval<i>, VMD, Ph.D.</i>

Robert Kieval, Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Veranex, is an entrepreneurial and disciplined executive with over 20 years of CEO and C-level leadership experience in healthcare and a track record of success in innovating, financing, and commercializing sophisticated medical technology. His career spans the top tier in MedTech, accelerators, and startups, with positions including Medical Director at Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) and Founder & CEO at CVRx (NASD: CVRX).

Rob has been a longtime advocate for the medical device industry. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association, as a Director and Board Chairman at The Medical Alley Association of Minnesota, and has testified before Congress on behalf of the industry. He was previously named an Innovator of the Year by Twin Cities Finance & Commerce and as one of Minnesota’s Top Inventors. Rob holds doctorate degrees in Veterinary Medicine and in Physiology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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