President and Chief Executive Officer
Chuck Brynelsen was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in June of 2005 after a 24 year career at Medtronic where he served in general management positions in a variety of business units. Immediately prior to joining IntraPace, Chuck was Vice President and General Manager of Medtronic’s Cardiac Surgery Technologies business.
Previous positions include Vice President and General Manager of Medtronic Perfusion Systems, Vice President and President Medtronic Asia Pacific, and Vice President Corporate Marketing. During his tenure at Medtronic Chuck gained extensive experience in the application of electrical stimulation therapy for treating numerous cardiac and neurological diseases. He spent the early years of his career at Medtronic in the Cardiac Rhythm Management business participating in the introduction of dual chamber pacemakers, rate responsive pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, and bi-ventricular pacemakers.
Chuck received his B.A. degree from Bradley University and an MBA from Northwestern University. Additionally, Chuck is active in improving the education experience of East Palo Alto students and is a volunteer pilot with Angel Flight.