Chris O’Connell, Senior Advisor, joined New Mountain in 2022. He is an accomplished CEO, board member and corporate advisor with broad expertise in life sciences, medical devices and the global health care field. He is currently Executive Chairman for Covaris, a leader in advanced biomolecule extraction technologies, and is an Independent Director of Aceto, a leading global provider of specialty materials for life sciences and advanced technology markets. He also serves on the Board of Directors of H.I.G. Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: HIGA), and on the Advisory Board for Revo Health, a managed services organization for health care providers. Mr. O’Connell is a Graduate Member of the Business Council.
From 2015-2020, Mr. O’Connell served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT). Previously, he served at Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) for twenty-one years, most recently as Executive Vice President and President of its Restorative Therapies Group, and was a member of Medtronic’s Executive Committee for nine years. He started his career at Chemical Banking Corporation in New York. Mr. O’Connell earned a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1989, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard University in 1994.