Management Team

Thomas J. Sullivan

Thomas J. Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Sullivan joined Natus in December 2021 as the President and CEO. Mr. Sullivan most recently served as President and CEO of Spectrum Plastics Group from December 2020 to December 2021. Previously, Mr. Sullivan served as President and CEO of A&E Medical Corporation between 2018 and 2020. From 2011 to 2018, Mr. Sullivan served as President and CEO of two public companies: Symmetry Surgical, Inc., a medical device company serving the Neuro and General Surgery markets, and its predecessor, Symmetry Medical, Inc., a leading global contract manufacturer of surgical instruments, sterilization cases and trays, and orthopedic implants. Prior to joining Symmetry Medical in 2011, Mr. Sullivan was President, Supply Chain & Business Processes, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.; President of Depuy Orthopeadics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company; and President of Johnson & Johnson Medical Products Canada. Mr. Sullivan began his career at Johnson & Johnson in 1990 in the areas of strategic planning and operations. Mr. Sullivan graduated as a Palmer Scholar from The Wharton School in 1991 where he earned an MBA in Strategic Management and Management Information Systems. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.
 


 

Austin F. Noll, III

Austin F. Noll, III

President

Austin Noll joined Natus in August 2012 as the Vice President and General Manager, Neuro. Mr. Noll has over 28 years’ experience in the medical device industry. Mr. Noll most recently served as the President & CEO of Simpirica Spine, a California-based start-up company that developed and commercialized a novel device for spinal stabilization. Prior to joining Simpirica Spine, Mr. Noll was the President & CEO of NeoGuide Systems, a medical robotics company acquired by Intuitive Surgical in 2009. Prior to joining NeoGuide Systems, Mr. Noll held numerous positions at Medtronic over a 13-year period, where he served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Powered Surgical Solutions and the Neurosurgery businesses. Before Medtronic, he held sales positions at C.R. Bard and Baxter Healthcare. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Miami University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.
 


 

Monther Abushaban

Monther Abushaban

Vice President, Quality Assurance

Monther Abushaban joined Natus in 2017. Mr. Abushaban has more than 25 years of experience in the medical device industry in both Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. He has worked with a wide range of medical device technologies such as complex electromechanical systems, laser, 3D imaging, and smart mobile applications. His product experience includes life supporting and sustaining devices, sterile devices, implantable devices, and consumables. He has successfully managed numerous FDA inspections and other regulatory body audits.

Mr. Abushaban most recently served as to Sr. Director of Quality Assurance with responsibility for global QA operations across all Natus. Prior to Natus, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Philips Health Care, Cardinal Health, CareFusion, and Covidien. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering degree with an emphasis on control systems.
 


 

Douglas Balog

Douglas Balog

Vice President, General Counsel

Doug Balog joined Natus in April 2019 as Senior Counsel. At Natus, Mr. Balog manages a broad range of legal issues in support of Natus’ global business operations. Prior to Natus, Mr. Balog was Senior Counsel at Renesas Electronics America and Intersil Corporation and started his legal career with Harris Corporation in 1998. Before becoming an Attorney, he was a Principal Engineer for McDonnell Douglas. Mr. Balog earned his law degree at Pace University, during which time he clerked for a Judge and a Prosecuting Attorney. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from St. Louis University and a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mr. Balog is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Florida and is a registered Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

 


 

Michael Cowles

Michael Cowles

Vice President, Global Service 

Michael Cowles joined Natus in April of 2019. Mr. Cowles brings over 20 years of experience in the Medical Device industry to Natus, having most recently held the role of Vice President, Global Service.  Prior to joining Natus, Mr. Cowles spent 20 years at GE Healthcare, where he served in a number of positions, including Service Operations Manager, Sr. Finance Leader, Global MR Chief of Staff, Interventional MRI Product Manager, Global Service MRI Executive Director and General Manager, and Global Diagnostic Project Management. Mr. Cowles holds a Bachelor of Biological Science and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University.

 


 

Nitin Gaglani

Nitin Gaglani

Vice President and CIO 

Nitin Gaglani joined Natus in 2011. Mr. Gaglani brings over 11 years of supporting Medical Device IT Organization and over 25 years of experience in IT and technology consulting. Having more recently held the role of Director of Applications, Mr. Gaglani has since 2011 served in various leadership roles within IT. Prior to Natus, Mr. Gaglani held various IT leadership positions with Netflix, Seagate, and Oracle. Mr. Gaglani holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Bombay University, India.

 


 

Scott Hickey

Scott Hickey

Chief Financial Officer

Scott Hickey joined Natus from The Riverside Company (a Private Equity firm) where he was an Operating Finance Executive. There he directly supported three independent companies and supervised / mentored their three Chief Financial Officers. Prior to Riverside, Mr. Hickey was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration for A&E Medical, a Private Equity Company which was acquired by Zimmer Biomet in 2020. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hickey was the Vice President – Financial Advisory and Consulting Team for American Capital, Ltd., a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager. He was responsible for investment evaluation and ongoing consulting services to portfolio companies. Mr. Hickey joined KPMG LLP in 1999 upon graduating with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Siena College.

 


 

Seán Langan

Seán Langan

Vice President Global Operations

Seán Langan joined Natus in July 2012 and has served as Vice President, Global Operations since January 2019. Mr. Langan brings over 21 years of Medical Device experience to the organization. Having most recently held the role of Senior Director of Global Operations for Natus. Mr. Langan has since 2007 served at the company’s Gort Ireland Facility in various senior leadership roles within Global Operations, Site Management and Quality and Regulatory Affairs. During this tenure, Mr. Langan also worked for Medical Device companies Cardinal Health and CareFusion. Prior to Natus, Mr. Langan previously held roles with Boston Scientific from August 2006 to October 2007, Merit Medical from June 2004 to August 2006 and Creganna from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Langan holds a Bachelor Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

 


 

David Milne

David Milne

Chief Human Resources Officer 

David Milne joined Natus in December 2022 from Symmetry Surgical, Inc., where he served in several senior roles with it and its predecessor, Symmetry Medical, Inc., from 2009 – 2022. Both Symmetry entities operated in the medical device industry, with Symmetry Medical having significant international operations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Milne was VP and General Counsel with the Steak n Shake Company, where he oversaw legal and HR matters for the company’s 25,000 employees and 450+ locations. Mr. Milne joined Steak n Shake from Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, where he practiced primarily management-side Labor & Employment law. Mr. Milne graduated Cum Laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

 


 

Linda Quinlivan

Linda Quinlivan

Vice President Strategy, Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

Linda Quinlivan joined Natus in July 2008. Ms. Quinlivan brings substantial expertise in clinical, hospital administration and product management to the organization. Having recently held the role of Vice President Global Product Management for Natus, she has since 2008 served in a variety of roles within Product management. Prior to Natus Ms. Quinlivan previously held roles in Medical Device companies Cardinal Health and Carefusion as well as positions at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center. She holds the credentials of R. EEG T, R. EP T and R. PSG T, and has served on many advisory boards throughout her career.

 


 

Tom Sanford

Todd Sanford

Vice President, Finance

Todd Sanford joined Natus in December 2014 and brings over 22 years finance and accounting experience to Natus. Having most recently held the role of Vice President of FP&A for Natus, Mr. Sanford has also held various senior leadership roles within the finance and accounting organization at Natus. Prior to Natus, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Intersil Corporation. Mr. Sanford earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Florida and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Central Florida.

 


 

Nitin Shali

Nitin Shali

Vice President, Research and Development

Nitin Shali joined Natus in 2012 as R&D Director in the Neuro SBU. Mr. Shali brings over 10 years of Medical Device design and development experience and over 20 years of Research & Development experience to the organization. Having most recently held the role of Senior Director, R&D, he has since 2012 served in various senior leadership roles within Engineering and R&D.

Prior to Natus, Mr. Shali previously held various design and development roles with Research in Motion (Blackberry) from 2001 to 2012 and Nortel Networks from 1998 to 2001. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Master of Engineering in RF Engineering from Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada.