Maria Sainz, MIM
President & CEO, Cardiokinetix
Maria Sainz has over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry having held commercial and general management positions in the US and Europe with small companies and large corporations. Maria served as the President and CEO of Concentric Medical, Inc. since April 2008. In October 2011, Concentric Medical was acquired by Stryker Corporation where she was named General Manager of the business unit of Stryker Neurovascular. From 2006 to 2008, Maria led integration activities following the acquisition of Guidant by Boston Scientific. From February 2003 through July 2006, Maria served as President of the Cardiac Surgery division of Guidant Corporation/Boston Scientific. From January 2001 through February 2003, she was Vice President, Global Marketing for the Vascular Intervention division of Guidant Corporation. From late 1998 through early 2001, Maria served as Vice President of the Intermedics Cardiac Rhythm Management business of Guidant Corporation in Europe. Prior to that she held several sales and marketing assignments of increasing responsibility in Guidant’s European operations.
Maria received an MA in Languages from the University Complutense in Madrid, Spain and a Masters in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management.