Eric M. Stone, EdM, MBA, has spent fifteen years in domestic and international marketing, business development, and commercial capacities in the health and technology sectors. Most recently with Abbott Laboratories, Stone launched the market-leading drug eluting stent and the world's first completely bioresorbable coronary stent. Previously, he served as the Principal and Founder of a boutique consultancy providing organizational effectiveness and strategic marketing services to Global 100 and privately held firms. A founding member of enterprise software firm Model N's Life Sciences division, Stone oversaw the group's marketing and partnership and alliance functions. Stone started his career with Austin-based Trilogy Software, where he co-led the national launch of Company online car-buying spinoff carOrder.com. Additionally, he has held marketing assignments with Medtronic, Boston Scientific, American Greetings and Publicis & Hal Riney Advertising.
Stone is active in the social sector, co-founding Harvard's Student-Alumni Mentoring Initiative and Wharton's Health Care Board Fellows Program. He served for eight years as a Director and Committee Chair of Harvard University's Alumni Association Board of Directors, as well as played an instrumental role in CCFA's grassroots campaign that resulted in the 2004 passage of the Research Review Act by U.S. Congress. He currently serves as a Director of Vigilant Biosciences and as Advisor to Empower Interactive. Stone is a lecturer on Organizational Development topics and the co-author of "Mentoring and Adult Development" in The Handbook of Mentoring at Work. He holds an MBA in Health Care Management from The Wharton School, where he received the Robert D. Eilers Award for Leadership in the Health Sector, received a Master's degree from Harvard University with an interdisciplinary concentration in Human Development & Leadership Studies, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts. Mr. Stone is a co-director of the MyHeartMap Challenge.