With St. Jude Medical since 1999.
Mr. Rousseau was named president and chief executive officer of St. Jude Medical in January 2016. He previously held the title of chief operating officer, overseeing the company’s global sales, marketing, technology development, operations, supply chain and quality functions. Mr. Rousseau has driven strategic transformation across the company and spearheaded the recent integration of the company’s four product divisions into centralized global functions—with a shared global vision, mission and growth strategy.
Under Mr. Rousseau’s tenure as chief operating officer, St. Jude Medical has achieved significant cost-savings and operational efficiencies through the realignment and restructuring of the company’s global supply chain processes, manufacturing operations, quality systems and infrastructure. Recognizing the changing customer landscape, Mr. Rousseau has also broadened the company’s global customer service operations with a focus to enhance the experience for customers around the world.
Mr. Rousseau joined St. Jude Medical in 1999 as senior vice president, cardiac rhythm management (CRM) global marketing and, later that year, CRM marketing and sales were combined under his leadership. In 2001, Mr. Rousseau was named president, U.S. CRM sales and then president, U.S. division. In January 2008, he was promoted to group president and assumed responsibility for the company’s four product divisions.
Prior to his tenure at St. Jude Medical, Mr. Rousseau worked for Sulzer Intermedics, Inc. for 11 years as vice president of several functional areas, and as director, risk management. Mr. Rousseau received his B.B.A. degree in business administration with an emphasis on risk management and insurance from the University of Georgia.