Who's Who of Top Executives

Ryan McGrath

Title: Principal
Company: NuVasive
Location: Seal Beach, California, United States

Ryan McGrath, Principal at NuVasive, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical sales.

Mr. McGrath’s educational journey began with Political Science and Government coursework at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1994, laying the foundation for his academic pursuits. After a Division One collegiate football career at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he earned All South-Independent honors as a tight end, Mr. McGrath signed three free agent NFL contracts in 1995 and 1996. He acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from California State University Long Beach in 2003, enhancing his expertise in effective communication strategies. In 2022, he completed a Master of Business Administration at the Jack Welch Management Institute, further solidifying his skills in management and leadership.

Mr. McGrath’s career commenced as an account manager at Cigna Health Benefits. From 1999 to 2001, he established a foundation in sales and account management. He then transitioned to Senior Account Executive at Igoe Administrative Services from 2001 to 2004. This led him to serve as a sales representative at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies Johnson & Johnson from 2004 to 2005, further honing his sales skills. Joining Medtronic as a sales representative from 2005 to 2012, Mr. McGrath solidified his position in the medical sales arena. Eventually, he took on the responsibilities of an Area Sales Manager at NuVasive from 2012 to 2016, until the company promoted him to Principal in 2016, demonstrating his dedication and commitment to growth and excellence.

Mr. McGrath’s exceptional achievements and career accolades are a testament to his unwavering commitment and multifaceted skill set. His impressive track record includes Chairman’s Club and President’s Club wins. He attributes his success to a culmination of influences—his upbringing in a competitive environment, the guidance of mentors across various domains, and a robust work ethic instilled by his mother. His passion for sales and resilience shaped his journey, stemming from his transition from sports to health insurance sales, then onto pharmaceuticals, and eventually finding his forte in medical device sales.

One of Mr. McGrath’s significant career highlights has been overseeing remarkable growth within his distributorship, marking an exceptional seven-year trajectory from a $15 million to over a $45 million enterprise. Looking ahead, he aspires to ascend to executive leadership within a larger corporation, where he envisions a role in the C-suite. Alongside this professional ambition, he aims to mentor youth from diverse backgrounds in Southern California, leveraging his experiences to guide and inspire the next generation. Focused on strategic investments, he also hopes to channel his attention towards optimizing his investment portfolio for the future.

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