Brett Wall, senior vice president and president of the Brain Therapies Division at Medtronic in Irvine, Calif., is the Ron Landstrom Executive-in-Residence at the University of Nebraska at Kearney for 2017. He presented “Be Curious. Be Humble. Thrive in a Changing World” in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room.
A resident of southern California, Wall graduated from UNK in 1987 with a business administration degree and emphasis in marketing. His career spans 25 years as an executive in the medical device industry.
At Medtronic he oversees brain modulation, neurosurgery, neurovascular and surgical technology service areas and manages a team of more than 1,000 people. Prior to joining Medtronic, he was president of Covidien’s Neurovascular and International division, where he helped double the company’s revenue in just four years.
His career path also includes leadership positions with medical technology companies Nuerovascular, ev3, Micro Therapeutics, Boston Scientific and C.R. Bard. At UNK, Wall was involved in Greek Life as a member of Phi Delta Theta, Student Government, Choraleers and Bike Bowl.