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Steve Meyer is the recent president & chief executive officer and director of Welch Allyn, Inc., a privately-held, developer, manufacturer, and marketer of frontline care medical devices and diagnostic solutions headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, New York. A native of Michigan, Meyer joined Welch Allyn in 1981 as a sales representative in Detroit. Over 30+ years, Steve held a series of senior leadership roles in a variety of areas from international sales and marketing to product development, operations, and general management. As President and CEO, Steve navigated Welch Allyn during a time of substantial industry change, developing and executing a new strategy, restructuring the business, engaging more deeply with customers, and becoming more acquisitive. In September of 2015 Welch Allyn achieved a premium valuation in its merger with Hill-Rom, Inc. (NYSE: HRC).
Currently, Steve serves on several boards including Paragon Medical, Inc., a supplier of surgical instruments, implantable components, and design and development services to the medical device marketplace, where he is Chairman; SRC Ventures, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of SRC that facilitates bringing innovative technologies to the commercial and international markets. He is an executive advisor to Beeken Petty O’Keefe & Company, a private equity management firm which focuses on the healthcare industry, and is an advisor to Medical Distribution Solutions, Inc., a leading publishing and content company in the healthcare business. He is a past board member of TIDI Medical Products, during which TIDI was acquired by J.H. Whitney & Company followed by RoundTable Healthcare Partners, both private equity firms. He is a Trustee of Alma College in Michigan, recently serving as board chair.
In addition to his Board activities, Steve started and is Managing Director of River Marsh Capital, LLC, a firm investing primarily in healthcare developments which enhance and improve health, and providing corporate advisory services to companies, private equity, and venture firms.
Steve is a past board member of Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), AdvaMed, Health Industry Distributors Foundation, and American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFP). He served as a board member and chair of MedTech (New York’s Medical Technology Association), and board member and president of Health Industry Manufacturers Marketing Council (HMMC). He received the Leonard Burke Award for Mentoring from HMMC and Outstanding Service Award from AAFP. In 2012 Steve received the Medical Industry Award of Excellence from the Health Industry Distributors Association for his continuing contributions to the health care industry. In 2016, Steve was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Alma College.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Alma College and earned his Master’s of Business Administration from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, New York.
Other recent accomplishments:
Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree - Alma College
Leonard Burke Award for Mentoring - Healthcare Manufactures Marketing Council
Outstanding Service Award - American Academy of Family Physicians
Medical Industry Award of Excellence - Health Industry Distributors Association