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Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network Breakfast with Kate Walsh, President and CEO of Boston Medical Center

November 6, 2013 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Women’s Network Breakfast
Kate Walsh
President & CEO, Boston Medical Center

Kate Walsh became the President and CEO of Boston Medical Center (BMC) in March 2010. In this role, Walsh oversees a private, not-for-profit academic medical center that has approximately 4,500 employees, 1,200 physicians, and an annual operating budget of roughly $1.0 billion. Prior to her appointment at BMC, Walsh served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital for five years. Walsh also served as the Chief Operating Officer for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research..DDB

James Ryan

Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.

Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.

In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.


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