David VAN METER
Dave joined Ivantis as President and CEO in January 2008. Prior to joining Ivantis, Dave held various positions of increasing responsibility in Marketing and General Management throughout his career, most recently at Abbott Vascular, where he began in August 2001. Dave was an early leader in the creation and growth of Abbott’s Vascular division, a business that grew from $60 to $400 MM from 2001 until 2006. At Abbott, Dave held several positions, including Director of US Marketing, and, ultimately, Vice President and General Manager, Coronary Technologies. In July 2006, following the Abbott acquisition of Guidant’s Vascular Intervention (VI) business, Dave became Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Cardiac Therapies for the new Abbott Vascular, and, in 2007, became Vice President, Strategic Marketing, for all of Abbott Vascular, a nearly $2 billion business at the time, which was the role he held prior to joining Ivantis.
Prior to joining Abbott Vascular, Dave worked in various levels of management for other notable companies, including Applied Medical and US Surgical (acquired by Tyco Healthcare).
Dave is a graduate of Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI) with a double major in English and Political Science, and received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.