Experience in Delivering Cardiovascular Solutions

The ability to serve the cardiovascular market with state-of-the-art medical technology begins with solid, experienced leadership. CSI’s Board of Directors has more than 100 years combined experience in the industry, and includes:

Scott R. Ward , , , Chairman, President and CEO

Mr. Ward has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2013 and has served as Chairman of our Board of Directors since November 2014. Mr. Ward served as our Interim President and Chief Executive Officer commencing in November 2015, and in August 2016, Mr. Ward was appointed as our regular full-time President and Chief Executive Officer. Since 2013, Mr. Ward has been one of the Managing Directors at SightLine Partners. Following his appointment as our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ward will continue to be a Managing Director of Sightline Opportunity Management Fund II, LLC and may provide limited advisory and consulting services to Sightline Partners in this capacity. From 1981 to 2010, Mr. Ward was employed by Medtronic, Inc. and held a number of senior leadership positions. Mr. Ward was Senior Vice President and President of Medtronic’s CardioVascular business from May 2007 to November 2010. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President and President of Medtronic’s Vascular business from May 2004 to May 2007, Senior Vice President and President of Medtronic’s Neurological and Diabetes Business, from February 2002 to May 2004, and was President of Medtronic’s Neurological business from January 2000 to January 2002. He was Vice President and General Manager of Medtronic’s Drug Delivery Business from 1995 to 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Ward led Medtronic’s Neurological Ventures in the successful development of new therapies. Mr. Ward serves on the boards of several private companies. Until April 4, 2016, Mr. Ward was the Chairman of the Board of Creganna Medical. Mr. Ward served as a member of the Board of Surmodics, Inc. from September 2010 to March 2015.

Martha G. Aronson , , , Director

Ms. Aronson has been a member of CSI’s Board of Directors since February 2017. From 2012 to 2016, Ms. Aronson served as the executive vice president and president of Global Healthcare at Ecolab, Inc. From 2010 to 2012, she was senior vice president and president, North America, at Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. Prior to that, Aronson worked at Medtronic, Inc. in various general management roles, both in the US and internationally, for eighteen years. She served on the executive committee as senior vice president and chief talent officer. She currently serves as a director on the boards of Conmed Corporation and Methode Electronics, and served as a director of Hutchinson Technology, Inc. from 2010 to 2016.

Scott Bartos , , , Director

Mr. Bartos has been a member of CSI’s Board of Directors since October 2012. Mr. Bartos has more than 25 years of experience as a healthcare executive and director. He previously served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for Rural/Metro Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of ambulance, fire protection and safety services, until the company was sold in 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Bartos was President, Chief Executive Officer, and director of LaVie Care Centers, a national long-term care company with revenues exceeding $1.0 billion annually, from July 2009 through the sale of the company in December 2011. From December 2008 to July 2009, he was an Executive in Residence at Warburg Pincus LLC. Mr. Bartos was Division President for Gambro Healthcare, Inc. from 2000 to 2004 and COO–East from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Bartos previously was the founder, President, CEO and a director of Endoscopy Specialists Inc. Mr. Bartos is currently a director for Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. and Outset Medical.

Brent G. Blackey , , , Director

Mr. Blackey has been a member of CSI’s Board of Directors since 2007. Since 2004, Mr. Blackey has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer for Holiday Companies. Between 2002 and 2004, Mr. Blackey was a Senior Partner at the accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP. Prior to 2002, Mr. Blackey served most recently as a Senior Partner at the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP. Since April 2006, Mr. Blackey has served on the board of directors of Datalink Corporation, a publicly-held company. Mr. Blackey also serves on the Board of Overseers for the University of Minnesota,Carlson School of Management.

Edward Brown , , , Director

Mr. Brown has been a member of CSI’s Board of Directors since February 2009. Mr. Brown was a member of Replidyne’s Board of Directors from May 2007 to February 2009. Mr. Brown currently serves as a Partner at Health Evolution Partners. Mr. Brown was previously a Managing Director at TPG Growth from 2007 to 2009 and a Managing Director and cofounder of Healthcare Investment Partners, a private equity fund focused on healthcare investments, from 2004 to 2007. Before Healthcare Investment Partners, Mr. Brown was a Managing Director in the healthcare group of Credit Suisse Group where he led the firm’s West Coast healthcare effort and was one of the senior partners responsible for the firm’s global life sciences practice. Mr. Brown currently serves on the board of two private companies, Freedom Innovations, LLC, and Prolacta Biosciences, Inc. Mr. Brown previously served on the public company boards of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc., from January 2007 to June 2011, Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc., from September 2005 to June 2008, and Replidyne, Inc., from May 2007 to February 2009, as well as several private company boards.

William E. Cohn, M.D. , , , Director

Dr. Cohn has been a member of CSI’s Board of Directors since February, 2015. Dr. Cohn is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon, the Director of Technology and Innovation at the Texas Heart Institute and the Director of the Department of Surgery Incubator at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also professor of surgery. In addition, he is an adjunct professor of bioengineering at both Rice University and the University of Houston. He is a venture partner with Santé Ventures, an early stage life science fund in Austin, Texas. Dr. Cohn has over 90 U.S. patents granted or pending for medical device development.

Augustine Lawlor , , , Director

Mr. Lawlor has been a member of CSI’s Board of Directors since February 2009. He was a member of Replidyne’s Board of Directors from March 2002 to February 2009. Mr. Lawlor is the Managing Partner of HealthCare Ventures LLC, where he was a Managing Director from 2000 to 2007. Mr. Lawlor was previously Chief Operating Officer of LeukoSite, Inc. and has also served as a management consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Lawlor serves on the board of directors of numerous companies, and served on the Board of Directors of Human Genome Sciences, Inc. from March 2004 to August 2012 and the board of directors of Replidyne, Inc. from March 2002 to March 2009.