As the Chief Executive Officer of Philips North America, Brent Shafer is responsible for driving growth, expanding market share and elevating the Philips brand across the region. With healthcare rapidly evolving and the need for innovative business models and solutions, Mr. Shafer has the experience and skill set to lead the company, as it focuses its efforts around Healthcare technology or HealthTech. In 2015, he spearheaded a landmark 500 million dollar, multi-year, enterprise services agreement with a major hospital network, allowing them to expand and innovate, while mitigating risk.
During his tenure at Philips, Mr. Shafer has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Philips Home Healthcare Solutions business. Under his leadership, the group achieved significant growth, expanded its portfolio of offerings and secured in-roads into new markets around the globe. In 2014, he was promoted to CEO of Philips North America.
Prior to Philips, Mr. Shafer served as Vice President and General Manager of the Patient Care Environment Division for Hill-Rom Company. Mr. Shafer started his career at Intermountain Healthcare’s Primary Children’s Hospital and over the course of his career, has held positions of escalating responsibility in sales, marketing and general management at GE Medical Systems, Hewlett-Packard’s Medical Products Group and Johnson & Johnson.
Mr. Shafer completed his bachelor’s degree and additional graduate course work at the University of Utah.