Geoff Martha is firmly establishing Medtronic as the undisputed global leader in healthcare technology. As chairman & CEO, Geoff leads the $30 billion company and its 90,000 employees in pursuit of fulfilling the Medtronic Mission to use technology to improve human welfare. He is recognized as a driven and innovative executive — ranking in Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in 2020 and listed as the #1 CEO in healthcare technology by the Healthcare Technology Report in 2021.
Geoff became CEO in April 2020. Under his leadership, Medtronic is putting the ‘tech’ in medtech, leveraging the latest advances in cutting edge technology to transform healthcare. Fortune Magazine named Medtronic among the top 15 companies for its 2020 “Change the World” list, recognizing its swift efforts during the pandemic, and listed the company on its 2021 list of Most Admired Companies.
Geoff joined Medtronic in 2011, and notably led the acquisition and integration of Covidien, the largest acquisition in the medical technology industry. Before joining Medtronic, Geoff spent 19 years at GE Healthcare and GE Capital.
Geoff is a member of the Business Roundtable, and the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council. He also served as co-chair for the Taskforce on Health and Life Sciences for B20, a G20 engagement group.
An ardent supporter of philanthropic and diversity initiatives, Geoff serves on the Board of Trustees for the Asia Society, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Medtronic Foundation, Children’s HeartLink, and the Northside Achievement Zone. He is also part of OneTen, a coalition of cross-industry leaders committed to breaking down systemic barriers for Black Americans and serves as Medtronic’s Executive Sponsor to FIRST Robotics.
Geoff received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University, where he currently serves on the Development Council for its College of Liberal Arts. He was also captain of the Penn State men’s hockey team and later inducted into its Hockey Hall of Fame.