ABOUT US: Management Team


Scott Huennekens, President and Chief Executive Officer
Scott Huennekens has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2002. Previously, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Digirad Corporation, a medical imaging company from 2000 to 2002. He joined Digirad as a start-up in 1997 as Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to President and CEO and the Board of Directors in 2000. From 1993 to 1997, he worked at Baxter International, Inc. in the Edwards Cardiovascular Division with increasing responsibilities including Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Novacor division. Mr. Huennekens is a member of the Board of Directors for Volcano Corporation, EndoChoice, Sonendo, Scripps Translational Science Institute, and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA). He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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John Dahldorf, Chief Financial Officer
John Dahldorf has served as our Chief Financial Officer since July 2003. From November 2001 to March 2002, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Digirad Corporation, a medical imaging company. From March 1999 to November 2001, Mr. Dahldorf served as the Finance Director of Arrow Electronics, Inc., a distributor of electronic components and computer products. He received a B.B. in Finance and an M.B.A. from Western Illinois University.

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John Onopchenko, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Business Development, and Integrations
John Onopchenko has served as the Executive Vice President, Strategy, Business Development, and Integrations since May 2013. Mr. Onopchenko served on the Volcano Board of Directors from 2002 until 2013. He was a founder and Managing Director of Synergy Life Science Partners, L.P., a venture capital firm. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Onopchenko was Vice President, Venture Investments, with Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation. From 1996 to 1999, he served as Vice President and a member of the board of directors of Advanced Sterilization Products, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Onopchenko serves on the boards of directors of various private companies in the healthcare and life sciences industry. Mr. Onopchenko holds a Masters degree in Business from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

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Joseph Burnett, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Coronary and Systems Business Unit
Joe Burnett has served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Coronary and Systems Business Unit since May 2014. Prior to this role he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Coronary Physiology Business Unit, Executive Vice President of Marketing, the Vice President of Global Marketing, and the Business Unit leader for both the Image Guided Therapy and the Coronary Physiology Businesses. Mr. Burnett joined Volcano in November 2004 and has held numerous Product Development, Marketing, Training and Education roles during his Volcano tenure. Prior to joining Volcano, he was an engineer and marketing manager at Guidant from September 1999 to November 2004. Mr. Burnett received a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

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Neil Hattangadi, M.D., Executive Vice President and General Manager, Peripheral Business Unit, Clinical and Scientific Affairs
Neil Hattangadi has served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Peripheral Business Unit since October 2012, adding the clinical and scientific affairs function to his responsibilities as of May 2014. Prior to this role, Dr. Hattangadi served as Vice President and Business Unit Leader, Intravascular Therapies. He joined Volcano in July 2011 as Vice President, Coronary Physiology and Image Guided Therapies. From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Hattangadi was a healthcare equities investor at hedge funds including Citadel Asset Management and SAC Capital. He previously served as Vice President, Molecular Programs and FoxHollow Clinical Affairs at ev3 Inc., joining the company through the acquisition of FoxHollow Technologies. He was also a consultant with McKinsey and Company in their Boston and Silicon Valley offices. Dr. Hattangadi received a B.S.E. from Duke University, an M.Sc. from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and an M.D. from Harvard University.

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Will McGuire, President, Americas Commercial
Will McGuire has served as President, Americas Commercial since May 2014. Prior to this role, Mr. McGuire was Senior Vice President of Intravascular Imaging & Systems Business Units and the Program Management Office. Prior to joining Volcano, Mr. McGuire was Vice President & General Manager of Patient Monitoring at Covidien. From April 2010 to May 2012, Mr. McGuire was President & CEO of AtheroMed, Inc., a VC-backed peripheral atherectomy company. From October 2005 to March 2010, Mr. McGuire was Chief Operating Officer at Spectranetics Corporation. From January 1998 to September 2005, Mr. McGuire held positions at Guidant Corporation including General Manager of Guidant Latin America, Director of U.S. Marketing, Director of Global Marketing, and Production Manager for Stents. Prior to 1998, Mr. McGuire held jobs in Finance, Production and Operations at IVAC Medical Systems. Mr. McGuire has a B.C.E from Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina.

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Michele Perrino, President, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific Operations
Michele Perrino has served as President for Volcano Europe, Africa, Middle East, and India (EMEAI) Operations since October 2012, adding Asia-Pacific to his responsibilities as of July 2014. Prior to this role, Mr. Perrino was Vice President and General Manager for EMEAI. Before joining Volcano in July 2007, he held various management positions for Ethicon Endo Surgery and Cordis divisions of Johnson & Johnson, Inc., based in Italy since 1997. From May 2012 he has been Chairman of the Cardiovascular Sector in the European Medical Technology Industry Association (Eucomed), adding the Chair of its International Affairs Committee (AIC) in December 2013. Mr. Perrino received a Master degree in Economics and a Post-graduate Degree in Finance from the University of Bari (Italy) and Santander (Spain).

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Junichi Osawa, President and Representative Director, Japan
Junichi Osawa has served as President and Representative Director Volcano Japan since since November 2005. Mr. Osawa comes to Volcano with over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry. He spent almost two decades with General Electric's Yokogawa Medical Systems, Tokyo as Managing Director for Diagnostic Ultrasound and CT Imaging business and Global Ultrasound Business as Vice President Asia Pacific. From April 2000 to March 2005, Mr. Osawa worked at Medtronic, Inc. as the Managing Director of the vascular business in Japan, where he had responsibility of cross-functional teams including marketing, sales, customer support, regulatory, clinical functions and distribution. Mr. Osawa received a B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Aoyama Gakuin University School of Technology and Science in Tokyo, Japan.

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Heather Ace, Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources
Heather Ace has served as Executive Vice President of the Global Human Resources Organization since June 2012. Prior to joining Volcano, Ms. Ace was Vice President of Human Resources for the Chief Operating Officer and President of the Life Sciences business at Life Technologies, a $3.2 billion Life Sciences tools and technologies company. While at Life Technologies, Ms. Ace also held several leadership roles leading HR teams across business units, functions, the EMEA region and numerous M&A transactions. Prior to Life Technologies, Ms. Ace was a partner with Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper) practicing litigation and transactional employment law, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Ace received a B.A. in Law & Society from University of California, Santa Barbara and J.D. from Santa Clara University.

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Darin Lippoldt, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
Darin Lippoldt has served as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since August 2010. From November 2003 until he joined Volcano, Mr. Lippoldt served as Associate General Counsel at Amylin Pharmaceuticals. He previously practiced corporate and securities law with the law firms of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP and Matthews and Branscomb, P.C. Mr. Lippoldt received a B.B.A. in Finance, an M.A. in International Relations, and a J.D. from St Mary’s University.

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