Congratulations Rami Elghandour, the winner of our 2018 Bill Campbell award. We will be honoring Women Who Code (and our other winners) at our annual Make Your Mark Awards on Thursday, Nov 15 at the Santa Clara Marriott. RSVP to celebrate with us!
Rami Elghandour joined Nevro in 2012, has served as Nevro’s Chief Business Officer, and currently serves as President and CEO of the company. Prior to joining Nevro, Rami was an investor with Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC), where he led several investments including Nevro Series B Financing. During his tenure, Rami served on the Board of Directors of several private companies, including Nevro’s, and led strategic initiatives in the development and management of JJDC’s portfolio. Prior to joining JJDC, Rami worked for Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (acquired by St. Jude Medical, Inc.), where he led firmware design and development on several implantable spinal cord stimulators. Rami received a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University School of Engineering.
Secret Ingredient for Growth and Success
My secret ingredient for growth and success has been building exceptional teams. At the heart of doing that is creating a culture where everybody matters and where diversity and inclusion are part of the organizational fabric. With women representing over half of the managers at Nevro and one third of the Management team, our exceptional team is reliant on having the best talent and that is reflected in its diversity.
What’s your favorite quote, saying or personal mantra?
Quotes to Live By
My favorite quote is “my mother always told me If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope. Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.’ This quote is very reminiscent of how my mother, who is an incredibly brave and independent woman, set my expectations. She taught me to believe in myself in the same way that Watermark inspires women to believe in their potential and aspire to greater heights. That mission certainly inspired me and I’ve sincerely enjoyed partnering with Watermark to contribute towards fulfilling it.