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An expert in strategic innovation and global health

David Milestone is an strategic innovation and global health executive with over 20 years of experience leveraging business-minded approaches for large scale health impact. He has led teams in both the private and public sectors to design, test, deploy, and measure new approaches and partnerships - from innovative finance and market shaping to human-centered design and digital health/artificial intelligence
Questions I can answer:
Global Health Markets
Market Shaping
Innovative Finance
Human-Centered Design
Digital Health/Artificial Intelligence
Donor Landscape
Ministry of Health

USAID • United States (U.S)

Acting Director, Center for Innovation and Impact (CII)

2012 - Present (9 years, 12 months)
Member of USAID Bureau for Global Health’s senior leadership team, leading the Center for Innovation and Impact;
Built and led a team of fifteen by developing a strong culture that attracts new private sector skill-sets to USAID including MBAs from Harvard, Wharton, and Kellogg, and experience from CHAI, McKinsey, BCG, Dalberg, and Morgan Stanley;
Successfully oversaw more than $90 million in investments in promising social innovations around the world, cultivated a pipeline of over 150 innovations, and supported several accelerated introduction efforts;
Developed market shaping strategies for new technologies, including UAVs (drones) and Artificial Intelligence;
Drove several initiatives to catalyze private investment in global health, including design of a new blended finance and impact investment vehicle and launch of USAID’s first-ever Development Impact Bond for health, the Utkrisht Bond in India;
Oversaw the development and growth of several public/private partnerships including with GSK, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, BMGF, and others
Stryker Corporation

Senior Strategic Marketing Manager, Emerging Markets

2008 - 2012 (4 years, 12 months)
Reporting directly to the CEO, developed a strategic innovation initiative for Stryker’s growing business in India. Worked closely with IDEO and Stryker’s India business unit in the creation and piloting of new Orthopaedics business models;
Conducted field research with HCP’s and patients across India to better understand local needs, found innovative solutions and business models to meet those needs, and delivered solutions with financial profitability in mind
Boston Scientific • United States (U.S)

Product Manager, Interventional Cardiology

2005 - 2005 (12 months)
Led comprehensive market assessment of a new surgical procedure for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Presented findings and actionable recommendations for launch and positioning to increase share in $90M market;
Developed recommendations through close collaboration with internal R&D, Clinical, and Regulatory teams
AT Kearney

Senior Analyst, Associate – Business Strategy and Operations

2001 - 2004 (3 years, 12 months)
Managed consumer product company three-person client team addressing its growing $69M US transportation spend. Identified efficiency improvements and re-negotiated contracts resulting in year-on-year savings of 9%;
Developed global restructuring strategy for a $2.7B consumer products company. Collaborated with heads of manufacturing and finance to perform analysis. New strategy was implemented as part of its major restructuring effort;
Promoted from Senior Analyst to Associate at earliest possible time
The Boeing Company

Design Engineer, 737/757

1997 - 1999 (2 years, 12 months)
Design and stress analysis for wing structural components on both the 737 and 757 commercial aircraft;
Worked in cross-functional teams from quality, marketing, and manufacturing to resolve production problems

Master of Business and Public Administration degrees, Marketing, Management/Strategy and Healthcare

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Cambridge

2004 - 2007
Dual Master of Business and Public Administration degrees, MBA/MPA 2004 – 2007, Focus on marketing, management/strategy, and healthcare. GMAT: 750 (99th percentile)
MSc, Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics)

Stanford University

1999 - 2000
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics) 1999 - 2000 Supported the development of spinal implant. The product, “X-Stop”, is now marketed globally by Medtronic
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

University of Wisconsin-madison

1992 - 1996
With Distinction