(Acting) Executive Director, RGHI
David is a global leader in developing and executing investments in R&D, clinical science, and analytics to drive highly successful transformations in healthcare. This work has included delivering results across Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices and Medtronic’s Surgical Solutions businesses, as well as working with startup organizations as a consultant earlier in his career. He has consistently delivered development strategies and organizational designs, enabling the successful integration of new procedures and technologies into patient care, resulting in improved outcomes. As a result of his efforts, better, safer care is available to patients worldwide.
David is currently the (Acting) Executive Director, Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute (RGHI). In this role, he is building an organization dedicated to improving the human condition by understanding and disseminating best practices in hygiene. The Institute is a public health research and innovation hub that will bridge epidemiology, public health, and behavioral insights to generate practical, high-quality scientific research that leads to enduring behavior change.
Following a 15-year career working for Covidien, Medtronic, an Industrial Design Consultancy, and several startups, David joined Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices as Sr. Director, Medical Affairs Operations. In this role, David led cross-functional project teams to develop and improve processes for EU MDR compliance, Tech File remediation, clinical science, pre-clinical science, patient safety, financial management, and physician education. Many of these projects aimed to improve the linkage between business strategy and science, primarily focusing on improving the safety, performance, commercial impact, and medical relevance of the company portfolio. Before working in Medical Affairs, David held roles in clinical affairs, product development, manufacturing, and marketing. David is the founder of the consulting firm Cognitive Sequence, which focuses on developing medical device and biotech companies’ strategies.
David holds an MBA from Babson College, Olin School of Business. He also has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He is a past president of the WPI Alumni Association.
RGHI is supported by an advisory Expert Panel of leading scientists, researchers and drawn from RGHI’s Partner Institutions. Together the Expert Panel leads RGHI’s research agenda providing independent expert advice and Input.