February 15, 2011 – Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has expanded the company's Minneapolis/St. Paul office with the appointment of John Schultz to the medical technology practice. In his new role, Mr. Schultz will leverage his expertise in medical technology innovation and commercialization to provide strategic counsel and senior-level executive search services to clients in the large and growing field of medical technology. "John has deep industry experience and has been instrumental in the development and marketing of critical advances in the medical device field," said Erik Wordelman, area manager of the Minneapolis/St. Paul office and leader of the medical technology practice in North America. "We look forward to his contributions as he leverages this background to provide the strategic insight our clients need to build senior leadership teams that will carry them forward." Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Mr. Schultz was with Medtronic as the U.S. marketing manager for the CoreValve transcatheter heart valve in the Cardiac & Vascular Group. With 39 offices and more than 300 executive search professionals, Russell Reynolds Associates provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.