Hart Consulting Group LLC
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
John Hart, founder of Hart Consulting Group LLC, joined CONMED Corporation in 2015 with over 35 years of leadership experience in the medical device, life science and biotech industry including over 20 years in senior executive positions. He is currently the Vice President & General Manager for the Cardiology & Critical Care Division and Healthcare Solutions, the corporate contracting team. Mr. Hart began his career in operations management and sales positions with the Ethicon division of Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey.
Prior to CONMED, John was Chief Operating Officer for ISTO Technologies, Inc., a venture backed company in St. Louis focused on biologics and cartilage regeneration for the knee and back. Prior to that, Mr. Hart was President & CEO for five years at Vidar Systems Corporation, a PE-owned, leading digital medical imaging company located in Herndon, Virginia. In 2005, John co-founded SurgiQuest as the first CEO, an innovative laparoscopic surgery company which was sold to CONMED in 2016 for $265M.
Previously, Mr. Hart held senior executive positions in Fortune 500 companies including Stryker Orthopaedics (Stryker Corporation) and U.S. Surgical Corporation (now Medtronic) where he was Vice President & General Manager, V.P. of Marketing and V.P. of Sales for multi-billion dollar divisions. Mr. Hart has led divisions with over $2.5 Billion in global revenues and has held direct responsibility for over 1,000 people. He has been involved in a number of cutting edge medical technologies throughout his career including coronary angioplasty and stenting, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopaedic implants, ortho-biologics and digital imaging.
John has a BS from The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ and a MBA from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH.