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Mark Harris

Mark Harris

VP of Operations
I have a passion for innovative technologies that will improve the quality of life for patients and creating them alongside genuine authentic people.

Personal Life & Career

Mark is Velentium’s Vice President of Operations and is responsible for Program Management, Manufacturing, IT, and Strategic Initiatives. He graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Mark has over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry, holding leadership positions in R&D, Program Management, Product Development, and Operations. He gained experience collaborating with and managing international teams during his tenure at both Medtronic and Stryker.

He and his wife have a daughter and son-in-law currently living in the Czech Republic. He enjoys hiking, biking, camping, barbecuing, and international travel. He has also created a couple of unique barbecue sauce recipes that will knock your socks off!

His career started as a Test Systems Engineer at Intermedics, where he developed solutions for implantable pacemakers, defibrillators, device leads, and programmers. He transitioned into product development at Intermedics and carried that experience forward to Medtronic, focusing primarily on implantable pacemakers. Following this, he took on leadership roles in IPG Operations, Neuromodulation Program Management, Test Systems Engineering, and Software Development at Medtronic before moving on to Stryker. Mark joined Stryker as a Senior Manager of R&D before joining the Senior Leadership Team as the head of a divisional R&D Organization. A few years into his tenure at Stryker, the division was recognized for Best New Product Offering at the Annual Global R&D Summit Awards Ceremony.

Mark is an analytical learner with a high degree of responsibility and a passion for developing organizational capability. He has a proven track record of attracting/developing/integrating high performing talent, identifying and improving key business metrics, developing/integrating innovative technology, and executing business development strategies. He also has a passion for service and held board member roles on the Medtronic Foundation and Community Health Charities of Arizona.

Why Velentium?

Velentium’s values spoke to Mark as they resembled those he set for himself throughout his professional life. Specifically, the company’s mantra of wanting to change lives for a better world and helping families, not only individuals. Mark is also passionate about developing organizational capability and driving efficiency. He relishes in the challenge of understanding where a company is currently performing and determining the next steps that need to be taken to achieve its strategic goals. Mark believes the senior leadership team’s unwavering vision for growth, their drive for building out capabilities, and the wealth of talent found within the company will drive it successfully forward.

Looking Ahead

In the next 5-10 years, Mark sees the medical device industry focusing more on remotely managing patient care. An integration of treating pain or cardiac disease through connected care where patient safety and cyber security will be a key focus. This move to focus on metadata will assist doctors in remote management, specifically in developing and third-world countries. He believes critical decisions will need to be made about how leading nations of the world will insert themselves to assist while other countries are building the infrastructure needed to expand their health care systems.

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Primary Location

Katy, TX

Experience & Recognition

  • Passion for innovative technologies that will improve quality of life for patients
  • Over 30 years of experience in medical devices with R&D, Program Management, Product Development, and Operations
  • Proven track record of attracting and developing top-talent and executing on business development strategies
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