Changing Lives and Improving Outcomes Since 2009
- Cardiac Training, Staffing and Remote Monitoring -
PrepMD was founded as a cardiac device pacing school to serve the need of trained cardiac device specialists, but soon grew to include cardiovascular and electrophysiology training, online learning, cardiac staffing services and cardiac device remote monitoring services. Today, PrepMD is a well-recognized brand in the cardiac medical device industry.
Co-founders Matt O’Neal and Bob Mattioli had both worked their way up through the ranks from device specialists to sales representatives to senior managers and officers by the early 2000s. And they both recognized a similar problem within highly specialized medical device careers: the real risk most organizations ran when making new hires was an unacceptably high new hire attrition rate.
Matt O'NealCo-Founder and CEO
-University of Massachusetts Amherst-
Matt has over 42 years of medical device industry experience in sales, training, recruitment, and management roles for companies including Winthrop Laboratories, Cardiac Pacemakers Inc. and Boston Scientific. Matt played a key role in the commercial launch of breakthrough technologies, including the first ICD, the first transvenous ICD therapies, and Anti-Tachycardia (ATP) device applications. As Vice President of Sales for Boston Scientific CRM, Matt chaired multiple committees and drove the development of innovative new training programs that fostered clinical excellence while lowering costs. Matt also served on the Biomedical Advisory Board at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Bob has over 43 years of medical device industry experience, centered in sales and marketing management functions, and has held officer positions with start-ups, large and small medical device companies. Bob is known for building and managing successful sales organizations at companies, including Cordis, Pacesetter, Jude Medical, Biotronik, CryoCath Technologies, etc. He has guided market development initiatives and commercial launches for medical device applications, including the implantable cardioverter defibrillator, cardiac cryoablation, vascular closure devices, heart valves, and biopolymer devices that deliver pharmaceutical interventions.