Mentor, support, and network.

To build a bridge to help Veterans find meaningful employment in the Medical Technology Industry.


Making the medical technology field accessible to Veteran talent


Providing the bridge between Veteran talent and the medtech fields


Mentor, support, and recareer Veterans into the medical technology, life sciences, and pharma industries

Driven to Support Veterans

Veterans transitioning out of the military aren’t done serving — they want meaningful employment that provides a new challenge and purpose for their lives.

No Veteran should be left behind when it comes to transitioning into civilian careers – MedTechVets is providing the solution.

Our mission at MedTechVets is simple. To help military Veterans transition and find a career with purpose in the Medical Technology Industry through education, mentoring, and networking.
Our Vision is to help Veterans secure meaningful careers that match their strengths, skillset, and aspirations. We connect Veterans and employers to create advancements in the MedTech and Life Sciences industries.

Founding MedTechVets

I am passionate about supporting MedTechVets because the organization allows the medtech industry to give back to Americans who have served their country, while providing the industry with employees who are leaders who want to continue to serve a purpose. The medtech industry has a noble purpose and helps patients all over the world. It is a win- win- win for the veterans, companies and patients.


Founder of MedTechVets and Former President & CEO of Abiomed
Founder’s Story.

Over the Years


Describe the problem the founder/founders encountered or personally experienced.

“In 2012, Alex Gorsky, Executive Chairman of J&J, and I hosted a table of wounded warriors at an AdvaMed event. These veterans were unsuccessful in translating their military experience to civilian human resources hiring managers and many had no business network in the area where they wanted to live, after years of being deployed around the world serving their country. The origin of this program came from shared frustration among veterans in finding internships or job placement following military service. So, with the help of Alex and AdvaMed, I co-founded MedTechVets in 2012 for heroes transitioning to the civilian world. This program demonstrates the industry’s collaboration and commitment to providing the tools necessary for veterans to pursue successful roles in the medical technology field and allows veterans the ability to continue to serve a mission to help people.”


“Our insight was that the medtech industry is already home to thousands of military veterans who transitioned from service in the military to service to patients and caregivers. Many of these veterans have ascended to senior roles in the industry and desire to make “medtech the home for military veterans” transitioning into the civilian world. There are many similarities in the roles because of the dedication to serve a mission 24×7 that helps people all around the world.”


Through the years

What was the insight that sparked the start of MedTechVets?


What did the founders do as a result of their insights and experiences to fix the problem?

“Based on feedback from veterans, we know there is sometimes a difficult path to accessing the knowledge and finding the network and opportunities in the medtech industry. We fixed the problem by leveraging the countless military veterans and network in medtech to create a program with access to industry executives, HR representatives and mentors. Once these veterans complete the MedTechVets’ intensive program, The Academy, we believe they will be strongly positioned for exciting, long-term careers in an innovative and growing industry. With this in mind, the medtech industry launched a program dedicated to recruiting the best qualified veterans seeking internships or full-time employment in the industry. This program provides a clearing house for those interested in joining the medtech space.”



Derek Herrera elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

MedTechVets transitioned to a virtual Academy platform.


What does MedTechVets Academy look like now?

“MedTechVets now offers veterans job-readiness training as well as ways to connect with fellow veterans both online and in-person at national events like the MedTech Conference. These offerings are designed to help veterans learn more about the medtech space and job functions, prepare veterans for meaningful civilian employment, and allows them to meet veteran mentors working within the industry which provides a network for full-time employment.”



Patrice Sutherland elected as new President & Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Veterans Have Skillsets That Employers Need

The military has equipped Veterans with skills that are highly valued in the corporate world. Teamwork, service, managing people, organization, delegation, critical thinking, and problem-solving are just a few of the areas where Veterans excel.

The problem doesn’t lie with the Veteran, it’s translating their experience and skillset into civilian language and also understanding the civilian corporate culture.


of alumni secure jobs within six months of graduation.


of alumni recommend the MedTechVets Academy to their peers

MedTechVets Provides Results

Our signature program, The MedTechVets Academy, provides training and mentorship that gets results. We are growth-oriented and plan to continue to expand our network and programs.

Program expansion allows us to equip more Veterans and have a greater impact on the world.

MedTechVets is Endorsed by AdvaMed and is Growing

The MedTechVets network continues to expand, and with focused, purposeful leadership we have no doubt we will continue to serve even more Veterans in the future.

MedTechVets has grown to include:

Over 100 Life Sciences and Medical Device partner companies

Hundreds of mentors

Thousands of Veterans

MedTechVets Needs Your Support

As a nonprofit organization, MedTechVets can only improve Veteran’s chances of securing their new career with the support of our corporate partners, community partners, mentors, and donors.

There are many ways to support Veterans through MedTechVets.