A strong vision for the future built on our history of innovation and success

A vision requires leadership to become reality. Get to know ZimVie's leadership team and what makes them uniquely qualified to drive our business.

A strong vision for the future built on our history of innovation and success

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Vafa Jamali

President, Chief Executive Officer

As President and CEO, Vafa leads ZimVie’s overall global operations and strategic vision. He brings more than 25 years of experience in medical devices, having held leadership roles at Medtronic, Covidien, Cardinal Health, and Baxter. While at Medtronic, he was responsible for the global leadership of a $3 billion business that included 10,000 team members across four businesses and 14 manufacturing sites. Vafa serves on the board of directors of Baylis Medical and Eptam Precision.

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Rich Heppenstall

EVP, CFO

Rich oversees all areas of ZimVie’s finance and accounting organization and investor relations. He has more than 25 years of experience across all areas of finance within medtech and other industries. Rich most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Breg, Inc. and previously held senior leadership roles at Orthofix International, Solera Holdings, Flowserve Corporation, and Coopervision Inc.

Mike Minette

Mike Minette

SVP, Strategy and Corporate Development

Mike is responsible for providing strategic direction through developing and operationalizing strategic plans and initiatives to accelerate growth and drive ZimVie’s competitive advantage. He most recently served in a similar role within Zimmer Biomet’s Global Businesses Group and the Americas. Mike has more than 20 years of experience driving global growth and alignment through new ventures, corporate/business development (M&A), management consulting, and general management in medical and technology industries with organizations like Medtronic, Covidien, General Electric Healthcare, and Deloitte Consulting.

Heather Kidwell

Heather Kidwell

SVP, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Heather oversees ZimVie’s Legal and Compliance functions and serves as Secretary to the board of directors. She has more than 20 years of legal experience and most recently served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Zimmer Biomet. Before joining Zimmer Biomet in 2009, Heather was a Partner with the law firm now known as Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

Dave Harmon

Dave Harmon

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

As SVP and CHRO, Dave leads strategies that shape and foster a strong and meaningful corporate culture for our more than 3,000 – and growing – team members worldwide and position ZimVie as an unrivaled place to work. Dave has been a leader in Human Resources for more than three decades across the manufacturing, consumer goods, finance, and media industries. He most recently served as Chief People Officer for Gannett/USA TODAY Networks and has held executive roles within other Fortune 1000 companies, including Cooper Industries, Pepsi-Cola, Footstar, America Online (AOL)/Time Warner, and The Federal Reserve Board.

Steve Rondeau

Steve Rondeau

SVP, Chief Information Officer

Steve leads ZimVie’s overall IT strategy, manages enterprise-wide technology implementations and infrastructure, and delivers innovative, user-focused systems across our global business. He has been transforming business through technology for more than 25 years, both as a consultant and in executive-level corporate IT roles. His experience includes serving as Vice President, IT, Global Applications Services, and Vice President, divisional CIO, for the Covidien business unit at Medtronic and leading IT transformation projects for The Hackett Group.

Ann Vu

Ann Vu

SVP, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance and Clinical

Ann oversees quality and regulatory compliance across our global organization. She brings more than 25 years of quality and regulatory experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical, nutritional, and biologics sectors. Ann joined ZimVie from Zimmer Biomet, where she led Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Robotics and several other business units. She has also held progressive leadership roles with global companies, including Ethicon, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Bausch + Lomb, and Steris.

Ben Hutson

Ben Hutson

SVP, Operations

Ben oversees the global operations of our business to ensure we maximize productivity and customer satisfaction while being resource conscious and efficient. He has spent more than 25 years in progressive management roles for biotech and healthcare giants, including Breg, Alaris Medical Systems, C.R. Bard, Smith & Nephew, Sterigenics International, and Microport Orthopedics. Ben’s experience spans all aspects of Operations, including manufacturing, quality, supply chain management, sourcing, distribution, continuous improvement, and facilities.

Laura Driscoll

Laura Driscoll

VP, Communications

Laura leads ZimVie’s Global Communications Team, which includes marketing communications, as well as corporate philanthropy. Her experience spans early-stage device companies, agencies, mature healthcare companies, and organizations going through large transformations, most recently with Fresenius Medical Care. Prior to Fresenius, she spent 10 years in key communication roles at Covidien, and then Medtronic after the acquisition of Covidien.

Indraneel Kanaglekar

Indraneel Kanaglekar

SVP, Global Dental President

Indraneel joined ZimVie from Zimmer Biomet, where he served across several of its business units leading strategy and business development for nearly 10 years before becoming Global President of the Dental division in 2021. Indraneel also has extensive experience in the life sciences industry in research and development, sales and marketing consulting, and business development with Agilent Technologies, ZS Associates, and Danaher Corporation.

Rebecca Whitney

Rebecca Whitney

SVP, Global Spine President

Rebecca joined ZimVie after progressive leadership roles with Zimmer Biomet’s Spine and ASC businesses over the past eight years. She brings strong strategic commercial experience in the medical device and healthcare sectors from companies including BD Medical Systems, CR Bard, Galen Partners, and Covidien.