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John Barnickel MBA 93
Vice President, Pacific Northwest Cardiac and Vascular Group, Medtronic Inc., San Francisco, Calif.

Previous Degrees

B.S., Finance, California State University, Hayward

My career allows me to strike a rare balance between making money and making meaning. At Medtronic, I am accountable for $200+ million in revenue and 160 sales, service and management colleagues. My UC Davis MBA gave me a global perspective and opportunities to collaborate, tap synergies and improve project outcomes. I use the lessons for effective teamwork every day.

Fast Facts

  • Built career at world’s largest medical device companies: Medtronic Inc., Guidant Corp. (acquired by Boston Scientific), C.R. Bard Inc.
  • Strategic advisor to high-potential Silicon Valley start-up
  • Passionate about spending time with family.
  • Works in San Francisco, lives in Carmel, relaxes at Lake Tahoe.
  • Avid golfer and skier, food and wine aficionado, sports car enthusiast, Rolex collector, Bikram yoga student.