Richard Carreon joined ImpediMed in July 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Richard has more than 30 years of experience in management, sales and marketing, spanning the consumer products and medical technology industries. Richard has more than a decade of executive experience working for Medtronic, a leading global manufacturer of cutting-edge medical devices, and therapies.
Richard has a strong sales background, extensive marketing strategy and execution experience, and a proven track record of success. He is renowned for building start-up and high-growth ventures, turning around strategic business units, penetrating new markets and delivering strong and sustainable profits, revenues and market share value. At Medtronic, Richard led strategic direction and tactical planning for several sales organizations within Medtronic’s $1.1B Cardiovascular Sector. Richard was handpicked to lead the startup of Medtronic Gastroenterology and Urology, a high-risk business venture, growing revenues threefold, and building that venture into the fastest growing business in Medtronic to this day.
Richard began his career as a Sales Representative and Unit Manager with Proctor & Gamble. His exceptional sales results led to rapid advancement within the sales and marketing departments of such consumer product industry leaders as Pentair, International Multifoods, and The Clorox Co.
Richard is a distinguished public speaker who has spoken to audiences in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Latin America. He was a keynote speaker for The African American National Sales Network for Medical Device Sales and The National Society of Hispanic MBAs, where he was selected as a finalist for the “Brillante Award for Executive Corporate Excellence.”
Richard served on the Chairman’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society Board of Trustees.
Richard served honorably as an officer in the United States Marine Corps where he developed the strong leadership skills that have contributed to his subsequent career successes. He was awarded the “Navy Achievement Medal” by the Secretary of the Navy for professional achievement. Richard received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Southern California.