John Heinmiller worked as a senior executive at St. Jude Medical from 1996 until its merger with Abbott in 2017, most recently serving as an Executive Vice President overseeing the business and reporting directly to the CEO. From 1998 to 2012, before becoming EVP, John served as Chief Financial Officer of St. Jude Medical. During his time at St. Jude Medical, John negotiated and executed 20 acquisitions with aggregate purchase prices of approx. $9B. John was instrumental in negotiating St. Jude Medical’s $31B merger with Abbott. At the time of the merger, St. Jude had ~$6B in revenue and employed 18,000 people across the globe.
Prior to St. Jude Medical, John served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of Finance and Administration at Daig Corporation, a designer and producer of disposable catheter devices that was acquired by St. Jude Medical in May 1996.
John currently serves on the Board of Directors of Fairview Health Services. Fairview is a nonprofit organization that operates the University of Minnesota academic medical center as well as 10 community hospitals, 6 ambulatory care centers, over 65 specialty clinics, 4 long-term care facilities and other related health services facilities. Fairview has approximately 32,000 employees and in 2018 is expected to have approximately $6B in total revenue.