Thomas J. Sullivan
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tom Sullivan joined Natus in December 2021 as the President and CEO. Mr. Sullivan most recently served as President and CEO of Spectrum Plastics Group from December 2020 to December 2021. Previously, Mr. Sullivan served as President and CEO of A&E Medical Corporation between 2018 and 2020. From 2011 to 2018, Mr. Sullivan served as President and CEO of two public companies: Symmetry Surgical, Inc., a medical device company serving the Neuro and General Surgery markets, and its predecessor, Symmetry Medical, Inc., a leading global contract manufacturer of surgical instruments, sterilization cases and trays, and orthopedic implants. Prior to joining Symmetry Medical in 2011, Mr. Sullivan was President, Supply Chain & Business Processes, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.; President of Depuy Orthopeadics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company; and President of Johnson & Johnson Medical Products Canada. Mr. Sullivan began his career at Johnson & Johnson in 1990 in the areas of strategic planning and operations. Mr. Sullivan graduated as a Palmer Scholar from The Wharton School in 1991 where he earned an MBA in Strategic Management and Management Information Systems. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Drew Davies most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Extreme Networks since June 2016. Prior to that, he served as Vice-President and Corporate Controller at Marvell Semiconductor Inc. from December 2015 until May 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Davies was the Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller at Spansion, Inc., a provider of flash memory products which merged with Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, in March 2015, from August 2012 to December 2015. Prior to Spansion, Mr. Davies was Corporate Controller at Intersil Corporation from April 2009 to August 2012, and served as operations controller at Intersil from March 2008 to April 2009. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Nanoconduction, Inc. from March 2007 to March 2008, and as Director Finance and Administration for STATSChipPac from September 1999 to March 2007. Mr. Davies held various finance roles at Micron Custom Manufacturing Services from November 1992 to September 1999. Mr. Davies holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science, Business Accounting degree from the University of Idaho.
Austin F. Noll, III
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Austin Noll joined Natus in August 2012 as the Vice President and General Manager, Neuro. Mr. Noll has over 28 years’ experience in the medical device industry. Mr. Noll most recently served as the President & CEO of Simpirica Spine, a California-based start-up company that developed and commercialized a novel device for spinal stabilization. Prior to joining Simpirica Spine, Mr. Noll was the President & CEO of NeoGuide Systems, a medical robotics company acquired by Intuitive Surgical in 2009. Prior to joining NeoGuide Systems, Mr. Noll held numerous positions at Medtronic over a 13-year period, where he served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Powered Surgical Solutions and the Neurosurgery businesses. Before Medtronic, he held sales positions at C.R. Bard and Baxter Healthcare. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Miami University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.
Vice President, Quality Assurance
Monther Abushaban joined Natus in 2017. Mr. Abushaban has more than 25 years of experience in the medical device industry in both Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. He has worked with a wide range of medical device technologies such as complex electromechanical systems, laser, 3D imaging, and smart mobile applications. His product experience includes life supporting and sustaining devices, sterile devices, implantable devices, and consumables. He has successfully managed numerous FDA inspections and other regulatory body audits.
Mr. Abushaban most recently served as to Sr. Director of Quality Assurance with responsibility for global QA operations across all Natus. Prior to Natus, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Philips Health Care, Cardinal Health, CareFusion, and Covidien. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering degree with an emphasis on control systems.
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Doug Balog joined Natus in April 2019 as Senior Counsel. At Natus, Doug manages a broad range of legal issues in support of Natus’ global business operations. Prior to Natus, Doug was Senior Counsel at Renesas Electronics America and Intersil Corporation, and started his legal career with Harris Corporation in 1998. Before becoming an Attorney, Doug was a Principal Engineer for McDonnell Douglas. Doug earned his law degree at Pace University, during which time he clerked for a Judge and a Prosecuting Attorney. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Doug is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Florida, and is a registered Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Vice President Global Operations
Seán joined Natus in July, 2012. Mr. Langan brings over 17 years of Medical Device experience to the organization. Having most recently held the role of Senior Director of global operations for Natus Mr. Langan has since 2007 served at the company’s Gort Ireland Facility in various senior leadership roles within Global Operations, Site Management and Quality and Regulatory Affairs. During this tenure, Mr. Langan also worked for Medical Device companies Cardinal Health and CareFusion. Prior to Natus Mr. Langan previously held roles with Boston Scientific from August 2006 to October 2007, Merit Medical from June 2004 to August 2006 and Creganna from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Langan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.
Vice President and Chief People Officer
Lisa Paul joined Natus in May 2019 as the Chief People Officer. Her responsibilities include all aspects of People and Culture. Previously, Ms. Paul served as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Oclaro Inc. from November 2014-December 2018. Prior to joining Oclaro, Ms. Paul was the Vice President of Human Resources at Flextronics International were she was responsible for Integrated Network Solutions and also developed and ran the Global Talent Management function.
Ms. Paul has over 25 years in Human Resources leadership and consulting experience in technology, service and communication companies including Cisco Systems from 2006 to 2011 and Sun Microsystems from 2001 to 2006. Ms. Paul is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. She served on the Board of Directors and was President of the Northern California Human Resource Association.
Vice President, Research and Development
Nitin joined Natus in 2012 as R&D Director in the Neuro SBU. Mr. Shali brings over 10 years of Medical Device design and development experience and over 20 years of Research & Development experience to the organization. Having most recently held the role of Senior Director, R&D, Mr. Shali has since 2012 served in various senior leadership roles within Engineering and R&D. Prior to Natus, Mr. Shali previously held various design and development roles with Research in Motion (Blackberry) from 2001 to 2012 and Nortel Networks from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Shali holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Master of Engineering in RF Engineering from Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada.