Mr. Yared currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CVRx, Inc., a privately-held medical device company developing the Barostim neo™ system, an active implantable device for the treatment of hypertension and heart failure. Mr. Yared has served as VP and GM of Medtronic Navigation for four years. During his tenure, he directed sales, marketing, business development, product/technology development and manufacturing of surgical medical imaging products. Until 2002, Mr. Yared held increasingly senior positions at GE Medical Systems over a period of nine years. Mr. Yared also currently serves on the board of the medical device industry trade group, AdvaMed.