Robert DeFeo

Robert joined EPPIC’s Executive Committee in 2017 and became President at the start of 2020. In Robert’s tenure as President, EPPIC has formalized the strategic pivot towards a member-based model, implemented new digital platforms, and launched new virtual content (webinars & EPPIC Spotlight). In 2020 & 2021, EPPIC held 10 webinars and 3 EPPIC Spotlights. He looks forward to getting back to in-person events in 2022! 

Outside of EPPIC, Robert is a senior leader in the development, manufacturing, & supply of high-complexity, cutting-edge MedTech products. As a leader within major healthcare businesses, he has led end-to-end operations and multiple products through development, commercialization, & scale-up.  

Robert is currently the Director of New Product Development within Abbott’s Heart Failure division. Prior to joining Abbott, he was the Operations Director within Boston Scientific’s Structural Heart division. He holds a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from University of California, San Diego, a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University and an Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business & Technology. 

When he’s not helping to plan EPPIC’s next event, Robert enjoys life with family, playing golf, gardening, and making pizza.