Geoff Martha is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, the world’s leading medical technology company, with $29 billion in annual revenue, more than 90,000 employees, and operations reaching more than 150 countries worldwide. Medtronic offers technologies and solutions to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including cardiac and vascular diseases, respiratory, neurological and spinal conditions, diabetes, and more.
Geoff assumed the role of CEO on April 27, 2020 and became Chairman of the Board on December 11, 2020. Prior to his role as Chairman and CEO, he served as President of Medtronic from November 2019 through April 2020, leading Medtronic’s operating groups and regions, and served as a member of the Board of Directors beginning in November 2019.
Previously, Geoff served as Executive Vice President and President of Medtronic’s Restorative Therapies Group (RTG). In that position, Geoff had global responsibility for RTG’s four divisions, including Brain Therapies, Pain Therapies, Specialty Therapies, and Spine.
Prior to leading RTG, Geoff was Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Medtronic and was responsible for leading the development of Medtronic's global strategic plan, business development and acquisition-integration.
As head of Strategy and Business Development, Geoff led the acquisition of Covidien, a $10 billion global manufacturer of surgical products and supplies. The acquisition of Covidien was the largest medical technology acquisition in the history of the industry. In July 2014, he was named Chief Integration Officer to lead the integration of Covidien into Medtronic.
An ardent supporter of Medtronic-sponsored philanthropic and diversity initiatives, Geoff is a member of the Medtronic Foundation Board of Directors and serves as Medtronic’s Executive Sponsor to FIRST Robotics. He also led the Medtronic African Descent Network ― an internal resource group that focuses on recruitment, engagement, retention and development for employees of African descent.
Prior to joining Medtronic, Geoff served as Managing Director of Business Development at GE Healthcare, where he was responsible for global business development, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and equity investments. In his 19-year career with GE, which included significant time with GE Capital, Geoff held several executive roles in business leadership, corporate development, strategic marketing, and sales management.
Passionate about socio-economic issues, Geoff serves on the boards of two Minneapolis-based nonprofit organizations: Children’s HeartLink and Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ). Children’s HeartLink provides access to care for children around the world with congenital heart defects. NAZ is a community collaborative that works to end generational poverty and build a culture of achievement in North Minneapolis so low-income children of colour graduate college and are career-ready.
Geoff received a bachelor’s degree in Finance as a member of the Scholar’s Program from Pennsylvania State University. He graduated in 1992 with highest honors. Geoff was captain of the Penn State men’s hockey team and was inducted into its Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998. The University awarded him the 2016 Penn State Hockey Distinguished Alumni Award. He is also a member of Penn State’s College of Liberal Arts Development Council.