Healthcare Needs an Elon Musk

elon-musk_HEISENBERG-MEDIA-WIKIMEDIACOMMONSWe’re not even halfway through the calendar, and already 2016 has been a historic year for billionaire businessman Elon Musk. When Tesla Motors, the electric vehicle company he founded and leads, unveiled its Model 3 car in March, orders shot to nearly a quarter million within 24 hours. Then, in April, Musk-founded private space flight firm SpaceX, for which he also serves as CEO and chief technology officer, landed a reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a platform at sea. Every small step he takes is a giant leap for mankind.

While Musk has brought his golden touch to everything from automobiles and space travel to batteries and online commerce (he cofounded PayPal), one industry he has steered clear of is healthcare. But with the population aging and medical costs spiraling out of control, healthcare is perhaps the sector in which his brand of disruptive innovation is needed most.

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About Peter Coffaro 1134 Articles

A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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