Carl O'Connell has over 26 years of experience working in leadership positions in healthcare and the medical device arena.
Prior to joining Competitive Technologies, Carl served as President for the US healthcare division of the Japanese conglomerate, ITOCHU Corporation, and previously as Global Vice President for Stryker Spine, and President for Carl Zeiss Surgical Inc. His responsibilities have spanned from global marketing, sales, manufacturing, leadership development, regulatory affairs, corporate quality systems and research and product development functions.
Carl has worked to transform and grow his companies into leaders in their respective markets as well as establishing leadership platforms in Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics-Spine, ENT and Dentistry. He received a bachelor's degree in Psychology and an M.B.A. from Mount St. Mary's College, Maryland.
Carl has been involved in preparing, presenting and negotiating new business opportunities with private equity, venture groups for funding, as well as consulting with start-up ventures and also with Fortune 500 companies such as GE Healthcare during the business planning and execution phases.
Carl was born in Dublin Ireland and competed in the 1988 Olympics in Decathlon. He is married, has 2 children and lives in Irvington, New York.