CEO/VP & General Manager
Fogarty Institute/Medtronic TMVR Venture
Andrew Cleeland joined Fogarty Institute of Innovation as Chief Executive Officer in January 2017. In addition to this position, Mr. Cleeland currently holds the position of vice president and general manager of Medtronic’s Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) Venture, formerly Twelve Inc., where he was president and CEO.
Mr. Cleeland joined Medtronic following the acquisition of Twelve Inc. Prior to Twelve, he was the president and CEO of Ardian, the pioneer of renal denervation for hypertension, heart failure and other associated disorders. Medtronic acquired Ardian in 2011 in one of the largest venture-funded exits in medtech history.
Mr. Cleeland started his career with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, then progressed to large medtech companies, working for Telectronics Pacing Systems and Baxter Healthcare, and later with three Silicon Valley start-ups: Radiant Medical, Ardian and Twelve. He also currently serves as vice chairman of The Foundry.