Mr. Carlson, is an executive and lawyer with an extensive background in international business, acquisitions, and government affairs. Mr. Carlson has handled a broad range of complex transactions across the world and has served as head of legal, government affairs, business development and compliance of publicly-traded companies. His experience in the medical device field includes serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, & Secretary of Medtronic, the world's largest independent medical device company, and Vice President & General Counsel of Synthes, which was acquired by Johnson & Johnson for $20 Billion in June 2012. Mr. Carlson has been honored by the Directors' Roundtable as Distinguished Global General Counsel, one of the “Top 45 Corporate Lawyers in the USA under Age 45” and, "Dealmaker of the Month” by Daily Deal Magazine.
Mr. Carlson received his JD from the University of Michigan, his BSB in Finance & Accounting from the University of Minnesota, and attended the General Manager executive program at Harvard Business School.