Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
May 2004 – Present
St. Jude Medical employee since 1996
Dan Starks was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Jude Medical, Inc. in May 2004. He has served as a member of the St. Jude Medical Board of Directors since May 1996.
Mr. Starks has held a number of senior leadership roles at St. Jude Medical over his distinguished career with the company. Prior to the role of Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Jude Medical, Mr. Starks served as President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2001 to May 2004 and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cardiac Rhythm Management business beginning in April 1998.
With more than 30 years of medical device experience, Mr. Starks has been focused on delivering consistent growth and significant shareholder value. Mr. Starks previously served as President, Secretary and a Director of Daig Corporation, and subsequently served as Daig’s Chief Executive Officer and President after it became a wholly owned subsidiary of St. Jude Medical. Mr. Starks holds a bachelor’s degree from Shimer College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School.
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