D. Keith Grossman

D. Keith Grossman

Former CEO, President, Director

Thoratec Corp.


Named CEO and President of Thoratec Corp. (THOR) for the second time in 2014, Mr. Grossman led the company’s return to growth, and to its $3.4 billion acquisition by St. Jude Medical in 2015.

Prior to Thoratec, he served as CEO and President of Conceptus, Inc. (CPTS) from 2011 to 2013, where he led the company’s return to sales growth and profitability, and to its acquisition by Bayer Healthcare for over $1.1 billion. Prior to Conceptus, he served as Managing Director of TPG (Texas Pacific Group) from 2007 to 2011. Before joining TPG, he was CEO and President of Thoratec from 1996 to 2006, when revenue grew from $3 million to over $200 million. Before joining Thoratec, his experience included a variety of commercial and general management positions at Sulzermedica and American Hospital Supply Corporation. Mr. Grossman has been active on a number of company Boards.

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