Board of Directors
Abhijit Y. Talwalkar
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Abhijit Y. Talwalkar has served as a member and Chairman of our Board of Directors since May 2016. Mr. Talwalkar is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of LSI Corporation, a leading provider of silicon, systems and software technologies for the storage and networking markets, a position he held from May 2005 until the completion of LSI’s merger with Avago Technologies in May 2014. From 1993 to 2005, Mr. Talwalkar was employed by Intel Corporation. At Intel, he held a number of senior management positions, including Corporate Vice President and Co-General Manager of the Digital Enterprise Group, which was comprised of Intel’s business client, server, storage and communications business, and Vice President and General Manager for the Intel Enterprise Platform Group.. Prior to joining Intel, Mr. Talwalkar held senior engineering and marketing positions at Sequent Computer Systems, a multiprocessing computer systems design and manufacturer, Bipolar Integrated Technology, Inc., a VLSI bipolar semiconductor company, and Lattice Semiconductor Inc., a service driven developer of programmable design solutions. Mr. Talwalkar has served on the Board of Directors for Advanced Micro Devices, a leading provider of high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization solutions since August 2017. Since March 2017, Mr. Talwalkar has served as a member of the Board of Directors of TE Connectivity Ltd. and previously served as an advisor to the Board of Directors since August 2016. Since 2011, Mr. Talwalkar has served on the Board of Directors of Lam Research Corporation and has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of LSI from May 2005 to May 2014 and the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association, a semiconductor industry trade association, from May 2005 to May 2014. Since January 2016, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Virtual Power Systems, Inc. He has served as the chairman of the Bay Area chapter of the nationwide nonprofit organization Friends of the Children since January 2015. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University.
Bruce G. Bodaken
Bruce G. Bodaken has served as a Director of iRhythm since July 2017. Mr. Bodaken served as Chairman and CEO of Blue Shield of California from 2000 to 2012, where he was responsible for strategy and management of California’s third largest insurer. He previously served as Blue Shield of California’s President and COO from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Bodaken has served on the board of directors of Rite Aid Corporation since May 2013 and on the board of directors of Wageworks, Inc. since September 2005. Mr. Bodaken holds a M.A. from the University of Colorado and a B.A. from Colorado State University.
Renee Budig has served as a member of the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Audit Committee of Chegg, Inc. since November 2015. Since September 2012, Ms. Budig has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS, the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. Previously, Ms. Budig served as Chief Financial Officer of Hightail, Inc. (formerly branded YouSendIt and acquired by OpenText), a cloud service that allowed users to send, receive, digitally sign and synchronize files. Prior, Ms. Budig was the Vice President of Finance at Netflix, Inc. and the Vice President of Finance for Veritas Software. Ms. Budig holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
Kevin M. King
Kevin M. King has served as a Director of iRhythm since July 2012. Mr. King also served as iRhythm’s President, Chief Executive Officer from July 2012 to January 2021. Mr. King has nearly three decades of experience in the healthcare and IT industries in leadership roles. Previously, he was President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Affymetrix, Inc., a publicly traded technology innovator in the field of genetic analysis. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Healthcare, an information services business which focused on a range of healthcare-related businesses. Mr. King was also a senior executive at GE Healthcare, where he led several business units including Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Global Clinical Systems Business. Mr. King began his career at HP’s Medical Products Group, holding leadership roles in Sales, Marketing, R&D, and Business Development. Mr. King has a B.A. in Economics and Biology from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from New Hampshire College.
C. Noel Bairey Merz, M.D.
C. Noel Bairey Merz, M.D. has served as a Director of iRhythm since April 2018. Dr. Bairey Merz has been the Medical Director of the Preventive and Rehabilitative Center at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, since 1991. She also has been the Medical Director and Endowed Chair of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at the Smidt Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute since 2001, and a Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles. From 2005 to 2009, she served on the Scientific Advisory Board of CV Therapeutics, Inc. She also has extensive experience on nonprofit boards, councils, and guideline panels including the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Since 2016, Dr. Bairey Merz has been serving on multiple editorial boards including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, and European Heart Journal. Dr. Bairey Merz holds a B.A. (Honors) in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago and an M.D. (Honors) from Harvard Medical School. She completed her training in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Mark J. Rubash
Mark J. Rubash has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2016. Most recently, from November 2016 to August 2018, Mr. Rubash served as a Strategic Advisor to Eventbrite, Inc., a privately-held e-commerce company, where he previously served as the Chief Financial Officer from June 2013 to November 2016. Prior to Eventbrite, Mr. Rubash was the Chief Financial Officer at HeartFlow, Inc., a privately-held medical device company, which he joined in March 2012, and at Shutterfly, Inc., a publicly-held e-commerce company, which he joined in November 2007. Mr. Rubash was also the Chief Financial Officer of Deem, Inc. (formerly, Rearden Commerce), a privately-held e-commerce company, from August 2007 to November 2007. From February 2007 to August 2007, Mr. Rubash was a Senior Vice President at Yahoo! Inc. and he held various senior finance positions at eBay Inc. from February 2001 to July 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Rubash was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he was most recently the Global Leader for their Internet Industry Practice and Managing Partner for their Silicon Valley Software Industry Practice. Mr. Rubash has served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Intuitive Surgical, Inc., a medical device company, since October 2007, as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Line 6, Inc., a music technology company, from April 2007 to January 2014, as a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of IronPlanet, Inc., a privately-held e-commerce platform for used heavy equipment, from March 2010 to May 2017, and as Audit Committee chair from October 2015 to May 2017. Mr. Rubash received his B.S. in Accounting from California State University, Sacramento.
Raymond W. Scott
Raymond W. Scott has served as a Director of iRhythm since December 2013. Mr. Scott has been the Chairman of the Board at eHealth Technologies, Inc. since June 2014, and the Chairman of the Board at Health Level, Inc., since January 2013. He has served as a member of the board directors of Health Fidelity, Inc. since August 2013, and as a member of the board of directors at Stella Technologies, Inc., a healthcare technology provider, since October 2015. Mr. Scott co-founded Axolotl Corporation in 1995 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until its acquisition by United Health Group in August 2010, at which point he became Executive Vice President of Product Strategy for OptumInsight, Inc., a subsidiary of United Health Group. Mr. Scott is a Member of British Computing Society (MBCS), a Chartered Engineer and holds a B.Sc. (Honors) in Mathematics.
Ralph Snyderman, M.D.
Ralph Snyderman, M.D., has served as a Director of iRhythm since July 2017. Dr. Snyderman is Chancellor Emeritus, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Research on Personalized Health Care at Duke University. From 1989 to 2004, he served as Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke and was the founding CEO and President of the Duke University Health System. Simultaneously, from 2006 to 2009, he was a venture partner with New Enterprise Associates, a venture capital firm. Dr. Snyderman currently serves on the boards of CareDx, Inc., Liquida Technologies, Inc., Sengenix, Inc., Linus Oncology, Inc., Veritas Collaborative Holdings, and Essential Health Solutions, Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of The Procter and Gamble Company (P&G), Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD), Trevena, Inc., Crescendo Bioscience, Inc. and Targacept, Inc. Dr. Snyderman is a member of the Association of American Physicians, where he served as president from 2003 to 2004, the Association of American Medical Colleges, where he served as chair from 2001 to 2002, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Snyderman holds a B.S. in Pre-Medical Studies from Washington College and an M.D. from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He completed his internship and residency in Medicine at Duke University.