Linda Brown is an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of experience in the global healthcare sector. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Synaptive Medical.
Linda has been recognized for her ability to lead international sales teams and globally deliver exceptional customer care while attaining profitable growth. Linda’s current passions have been to guide startups in the healthcare sector by transferring her knowledge of the industry and best practices into successful businesses.
Linda’s journey has taken her from clinical experience in public healthcare to executive boardrooms around the world. She began her career as a licensed Medical Radiation Technologist and clinical supervisor. In 1995, she joined Siemens Healthcare, a recognized leading medical technology company and, over the next two decades, rose through the ranks of Siemens Canada to global leadership positions within Siemens AG – Healthcare.
Due in part to this unique career path, Linda has acquired a network encompassing business professionals and executives worldwide and a global understanding of the healthcare industry. Her specific expertise includes sales and marketing leadership, team building, mentoring and development of cross-cultural and cross-functional teams, strategic planning, performance, process improvement and customer focus.
Linda retired from Siemens as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for the Ultrasound Business Area. Previous roles at Siemens included five years in Germany as Vice President of Global Sales for the Magnetic Resonance (MR) Business Area and Vice President of MR Business Management for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In these capacities, Linda led large, multinational marketing and sales teams, managed P&L’s, increased revenues and profitability and positioned Siemens solutions against competitive offerings while leading global marketing and sales initiatives generating $2B+ revenues and increasing global market share in both emerging and established markets.
In 2017, Linda entered the startup world, leveraging her experience with global business structures, best practice business processes and marketing and sales leadership to help new startups bring their technology and solutions to market. Linda has tremendous experience in establishing the appropriate internal and external processes to bring a company to successful execution. She currently serves on the boards of Clarius Mobile Health, Innovere Medical and INOVAIT.