Mike Southard is a business leader with over 35 years of successful experience in the Ophthalmic Surgery and Pharmaceutical Market. 25 years of Mike’s experience were acquired at Alcon, where he rose through the ranks to the position of Vice President, Global Marketing for all Surgical Products (Cataract, Retina, & Surgical Disposables). During Mike’s tenure, the business, both International and U.S. had record, successive, year over year growth and Market Share leadership in almost every market in the World.
Mike is actively involved in M&A and has a well-honed approach to Business Development. He employs a process that delivers an effective and implementable strategy, supported by deep dive tactical approach that can deliver broad success within a defined budget
Mike currently provides advising services (XMNinc) for several companies working in Ophthalmology and other areas of medicine (Dermatology, Orthopedics and Consumer). He also serves on several Boards as well as Scientific Advisory Boards. Mike is an avid inventor and holds many patents spanning across different areas of healthcare. He has been an author in Ophthalmic Textbooks as well as a speaker at Major Conferences around the world.
Mike holds a BS from Oregon State University and an executive MBA from Stanford (SEP program).