Nicole Brilakis has 12 years of healthcare experience, 9 of which at Medtronic with close collaborations across the business functions. Marketing: Nicole led the brand management and executed a large multi-channel marketing plan for the commercial launch of a drug eluting stent in a $6 billion worldwide market. Both the international and U.S. launches received the Medtronic Star of Excellence awards. R&D: Nicole was the marketing core team lead to work with R&D to develop the next coronary stent delivery system and to evaluate technical attributes vis-à-vis the market need; finalized prototype in an animal model, and the product is now the global market leader. Medical affairs: As a principal MSL in medical affairs, Nicole partnered with national key opinion leader physicians to increase peer-to-peer scientific exchange on Medtronic clinical data. Clinical: When a Phase III clinical study enrollment for a novel therapy was below target, she put together a strategy to increase enrollment though notice of availability initiatives and worked with primary investigators to execute on it; the enrollment rate increased significantly. Business development: Nicole partnered with business development to evaluate a closure device company that included technical evaluation in physician live cases. Nicole was also a consultant at Pharsight, which provides modeling experience in clinical pharmacology and drug development for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. She has an MBA from Wharton School of Business, MS in Engineering – Economic Systems from Stanford University, and a BS in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.