Chris Schneider

Managing Partner

Chris joined Strawn Arnold & Associates, Ltd. in 2007 after his 16 year career in the medical technology and life science sectors as a commercial, operational and executive leader. His search practice spans the medical technology & devices, digital health, technology enabled solutions, payer & provider services and biotech sectors. His focus is on senior executive searches for Director & VP level as well as C-level level business leaders across all functions including commercial, research & development, operations/manufacturing, clinical & regulatory, quality, finance and medical affairs. With clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to medium & small public and private companies, to early stage venture backed organizations, he has a broad and entrenched network with industry leaders. By partnering with clients in a dedicated, proactive and hands-on manner, he is widely recognized and has significant experience in evaluating succession planning and in leadership transformation. Prior to entering executive search, Chris was President of HealthTronics, a $220 million publicly traded medical device and healthcare services company where he also incubated and launched the innovative anatomical pathology start-up, ClariPath Laboratories (now part of Metamark Genetics). Prior to HealthTronics he was VP of Sales & Marketing at implantable cardiovascular device companies CarboMedics and Vascutek (now owned by LivaNova and Terumo respectively). Chris started his career with GE Healthcare where he spent 10 years in various commercial and general management roles in diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT. His broad therapeutic device, diagnostics and biotech experience, combined with software solutions and digital health familiarity, has built the foundation of an unparalleled network of industry contacts which provides immense value as an executive recruiter. Chris has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.