2012 Outstanding Alumni
Randall King Nelson
Randall King Nelson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979 from Texas Tech University. In 1989, he completed his Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami.
He has a wide variety of senior leadership experience, including more than 30 years with Baxter International, American Hospital Supply Corporation, VenPro Corporation, Kerberos Proximal Solutions and Uptake Medical. He has a successful record of innovative leadership in distinctly different business segments, including clinical diagnostics, medical devices, hospital and clinical lab supply distribution, and the cardiovascular service industry. He understands the global markets, as well as the numerous segments of the U.S. healthcare industry. His experiences ranges from being president and CEO of an early-stage venture capital-funded medical device company, to division president of three multi-million-dollar business units of Baxter International.
Since 2007, he has worked in a key leadership positions as president, CEO and director at Uptake Medical Corporation, an early stage medical device company working to resolve the challenges of emphysema disease. From 2005-2006, he worked as president, CEO and director for Kerberos Proximal Solutions, an early stage medical device company focused on removal of thrombus and debris throughout the cardiovascular system. From 1999-2004, he was president, CEO and director of VenPro Corporation, of Irvine, Calif., which is an early stage medical device company focused on vascular and cardiovascular valve replacement.
From 1980-1998, Nelson worked for Baxter International and American Hospital Supply Corporation. From 1996-1998, he was president of Baxter Perfusion Services, of San Diego, Calif., where he built a $150 million fully integrated cardiovascular clinical service business through acquisition and organic growth with more than 850 clinicians throughout 200-plus cardiovascular surgery hospitals in the United States.