Bob joined NEA in February 2005 as a venture partner evaluating new healthcare deals and working with existing NEA healthcare portfolio companies. Bob comes to NEA after a 36-year career at Johnson & Johnson where he held a series of senior positions, culminating with 12 years as Company Group Chairman. Previously, he was Worldwide Franchise Chairman of Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson company. Prior to that, he was Worldwide Franchise Chairman for Ethicon Endo-Surgery. Bob began his career with Johnson & Johnson in 1968 as a Sales Representative for Ortho Pharmaceuticals, where he was named Vice President of Marketing. In 1985, Bob moved to McNeil Pharmaceutical as Vice President of Business Development and later transferred to Ethicon, Inc. as Group Vice President, where he remained until he was named President in 1990. In 1992 he was promoted to Worldwide President, Ethicon Endo-Surgery. Bob is a graduate of Central Missouri State University, where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees.