Rakesh Sethi

Founder, Entrepreneur, & Director, Medtronic Inc

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Vancouver

Stream: Biomedical Engineering

Rick Sethi currently serves as R&D Director for Open Innovation and Early-Stage Research within Medtronic’s Patient Monitoring operating unit.

He brings more than 2 decades of medical device industry expertise from ideation to launching products impacting 100 million lives annually. He has experience from private start-ups to large public corporations (Covidien and Medtronic). He has been acquired 4 times and been involved in 4 acquisitions. Rick has launched over 20 products, 20+ issued US patents, and has authored 8 publications.

Rick has served in a diversity of roles including, Product Manager, Clinical Researcher, Clinical Engineer, Chief Engineer, R&D Director roles for Program, Functional and Product Lines. He continues to focus on Healthcare Data and the Clinical Problem. Rick has a track record of developing new partnerships with external companies and supporting BD&L activities.

Rick holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Dalhousie University.