Alan Milinazzo


Alan Milinazzo is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Boston office and a member of the global Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice, specializing in the medical device sector. Previously, he was regional managing partner of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice in the Americas.


Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Alan was chief executive officer of InspireMD, a pioneer in embolic prevention systems (EPS) for coronary and vascular applications. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Orthofix International N.V., a $600 million publicly traded global orthopedic and spine company, and as general manager of Medtronic, Inc.’s coronary and peripheral vascular businesses, where he was instrumental in the development and commercialization of several key products including the company’s first coronary drug-coated stent platform, Endeavor.

Alan also spent 12 years with Boston Scientific in multiple global sales and marketing leadership roles during a period of unprecedented top-line growth in the cardiology franchise. He interned at the White House, the US House of Representatives, and the John F. Kennedy Library.


Boston College, Bachelor's Degree, cum laude

Philanthropy and Service

Alan’s prior directorships include Flexion Therapeutics, where he served as chair of the Compensation Committee (NASDAQ: FLXN acquired by Pacira); executive chair of Opsens (TSX OPSS, acquired by Haemonetics Corporation); CasMed (NASDAQ CASM, acquired by Edwards Life Science), NASDAQ LDR Spine (NASDAQ LDRH acquired by Zimmer-Biomet), Medpace (acquired by PE sponsor Cinven), HET Systems (acquired by Covidien), LumenR (acquired by Boston Scientific), and The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation.