A Legacy of Trust
Nonin Medical was founded in 1986 by Phil Isaacson and a team of three engineers. Their goal was to make noninvasive healthcare measuring devices more reliable and affordable. Today, Nonin is a global leader in medical monitoring with partners and customers in more than 125 countries. Our commitment to technical innovation, design quality, and product reliability has helped us grow year after year.
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A Noninvasive Revolution
As the original maker of finger pulse oximeters, Nonin (short for “noninvasive”) has played an important role in advancing the field of physiological monitoring. Our accomplishments have included:
- Creating reliable technologies that deliver consistently accurate measurements
- Making smaller, more portable, more durable, more power-efficient devices
- Enabling easy data capture, management, reporting, and transfer
- Simplifying device interoperability and integration
Advanced Technologies that Meet Real Needs
Nonin is committed to providing the critical information our partners need to deliver better patient care. We’re constantly innovating our technology to engineer long-lasting physiologic monitoring devices that provide real-time data and that consistently perform in the most challenging conditions, so our partners can make confident clinical decisions and move on.
The Minds Behind Nonin
Phil Isaacson and his executive team are dedicated to product quality and customer satisfaction. Their leadership in technology innovation and industry partnerships, and their passion for recruiting and retaining talented employees, help drive our success.
Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer
Phil Isaacson founded Nonin Medical in 1985 to pursue a new idea: making pulse oximetry devices smaller, more reliable, and more affordable. The company was incorporated in 1986. Under his leadership, Nonin established international sales channels and OEM partnerships early on—relationships that continue today.
Beginning with pulse oximetry and expanding to regional oximetry and capnography, with more parameters in the works, Phil has led Nonin through several product developments and technological innovations. At the same time, he is always looking for ways to improve existing Nonin products. He is listed as an inventor on 25 patents to date.
Chief Executive Officer
David is a strategic and operational leader with diverse experience in medical devices, healthcare technology, and broader life sciences. His clinical experience is in gastroenterology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, peripheral vascular, interventional oncology, vascular access, dialysis, and infection prevention and control; his portfolio expertise is in disposable medical devices, implantable medical devices, diagnostic and therapeutic catheters, software development, hardware/firmware, antibacterial/antimicrobial coatings, and integrated systems. He holds a degree in business and corporate communications from California State University, Fresno, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Senior Vice President of Strategy and OEM Sales
Matthew creates new opportunities with global strategic partners that leverage breakthrough medical technologies to improve lives. Matthew has led teams responsible for creating and managing commercialization opportunities, and has built key relationships with our largest global partners. He is listed as an inventor on 10 patents.
Matthew holds a master’s and doctoral degrees in physics from Duke University, a master’s degree in theoretical and mathematical physics and high performance computing from Trinity College, Dublin, and a dual bachelor of science degrees in physics and mathematics from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Vice President of International Sales
Jill has held several leadership positions with Nonin Medical, including director of business development and senior director of marketing. With a background in mathematics and statistics, she has experience in clinical research, statistical analysis, and effective management of complex projects. Jill holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in statistics, both from Western Michigan University.
Vice President of Research & Development
Greg is an experienced technology and product development leader with extensive background in technical management of complex systems for medical device, consumer electronics, and telecommunications companies. He is an accomplished program manager of complete product and technology development life cycle from product/technology idea conception through design, implementation, and customer samples to optimization for mass production. Greg holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Vice President of Global Marketing
A strategic marketing professional with 20+ years of medical device experience known for bringing sustainable growth and leadership to organizations. Christine has worked with medical technology companies ranging from venture-backed start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Throughout her career, Christine has focused on the entire spectrum of marketing needs: from early stage market development strategies, research and digital healthcare trends to launch execution and commercialization efforts. A chemist by training, Christine has a deep appreciate and understanding of data that drives results in addition to significant experience leading clinical studies and regulatory efforts globally. Christine’s well-rounded background has allowed her to name numerous medical companies, products and technologies to both her private industry and consulting experience lists. Christine currently serves on two Boards and has the honor of guest lecturing the next generation of medical device innovators at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Vice President of Quality, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs
As Nonin’s Vice President of Quality, Regulatory & Clinical Affairs, Brent Geiger is responsible for proactively developing, leading and driving the execution of global quality, regulatory and clinical strategy. Brent is passionate about striking the right balance between achievement of strategic business and compliance objectives, and organizational design to align with strategy and support its deployment. After spending over 15 years in quality, regulatory and clinical affairs for multimillion dollar medical device, technology and pharmaceutical companies, Brent has a proven track record of executing vision, strategy and roadmaps that drive organizational transformation.
Brent holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering and MS in Biotechnology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In addition, he has held a RAPS Regulatory Affairs Certification since 2009.
Vice President of Finance
Jim Gonnella has extensive experience in accounting, financial management, and operational excellence. He has worked with other leading manufacturers such as Nilfisk-Advance, Circuit Check, and Stratasys. Jim has taken on increasing responsibility and leadership roles at Nonin from financial management to financial strategy. He holds a BS in accounting from Winona State University, and an MBA in finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Reliable Devices, Sustainable Practices
Our company was founded on a commitment to improving human lives. That includes taking responsibility for the effect our operations have on the environment. We follow best practices for resource management in product design, packaging, manufacturing, and distribution. We meet all regulatory requirements for environmental impact, and pursue continuous improvement with guidance from documents such as ISO 14001 and UL 880.
Lending Hands, Enriching Lives
At Nonin, we take pride in nurturing the communities we serve. Our community enrichment programs and partnerships raise awareness and generate support for causes that make a positive difference in our world. We regularly donate our time and talents to local charities and organizations that share our dedication to improving the lives of others. In recent years, we have provided:
- Cash and food donations for The Minnesota Emergency Foodshelf Network
- Corporate donations to The United Way
- Blood donations to the American Red Cross
- Contributions to Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
- Volunteer support for Second Harvest events
Innovation and teamwork are the keys to our success. We are always looking for talented people who want to make a difference. If you are searching for a meaningful career, join our team!
We are committed to diversity and support the principles listed in Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Nonin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer—Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. To request a copy of our Affirmative Action policy, or if a disability prevents you from applying for a job online, call us at 800-356-8874 and ask for a human resources representative.