Rami Elghandour’s 18 year career spans technology, venture capital, and entrepreneurial management. Most recently, Rami served as President and CEO of Nevro, where he joined in 2012. Under his leadership, Nevro grew from a small private company of nearly thirty people to a disruptive player approaching one thousand people, transforming a market and earning recognition for both business results as well as an innovative and diverse culture. Rami was responsible for fundraising $750M through venture capital, IPO and follow on public markets, orchestrating one of the most successful product launches scaling to $320M in 3.5 years through a differentiated brand and model, and forming the company’s long term strategy through a combination of new market identification, creation of new research functions, and R&D pipeline and strategic investments. Nevro increased over 10X in value since Rami joined in 2012 and was valued over 450% above IPO pricing at over $3B during his tenure as CEO.
Prior to joining Nevro, Rami was an investor with Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC), where he led several investments, including Nevro’s Series B Financing. During his tenure, Rami served on the boards of directors of several private companies and led strategic initiatives in the development and management of JJDC’s portfolio. Prior to joining JJDC, Rami worked for Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (acquired by St. Jude Medical, Inc.), where he led firmware design and development on several products receiving 2 patents.
Rami has been a guest lecturer at Stanford, Wharton, and UC Berkley, a TEDx speaker, a keynote speaker, and an advisor and board member to start ups. Rami earned recognition as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California and as a National Finalist, as one of the top CEOs in the U.S. and notable recognition as one of the top CEOs for women and diversity nationally. Rami is a recipient of the Bill Campbell award by Watermark, a leading women’s organization, for his influence, impact, and advocacy in promoting women and women’s issues. Additionally, under Rami’s leadership, Nevro garnered recognition as a Silicon Valley Top 10 company, a best place to work in the Bay Area, and nationally receiving best company culture, best company leadership and best companies for women and diversity awards. Rami currently serves as a national judge for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program.
Rami received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University School of Engineering.