Who's Who of Top Executives

Nick J. Ruth, MBA

Title: Chief Commercial Officer
Company: Sydnexis
Location: Arlington, Texas, United States

Nick J. Ruth, chief commercial officer at Sydnexis, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biopharmaceuticals.

With 25 years of experience to his credit, Mr. Ruth has excelled as chief commercial officer at Sydnexis since 2023. He began his career as a professional representative at Merck & Co., Inc. from 1999 to 2003. He established himself at Novartis AG as a senior sales consultant from 2003 to 2006, an area sales manager in 2006, district manager from 2006 to 2008, district manager II from 2009 to 2010, and associate director of customer marketing and sales from 2011 to 2012. 

Mr. Ruth continued his career at Alcon where he contributed as a U.S. senior brand manager of anti-inflammatories and pharmaceutical marketing from 2012 to 2014, U.S. senior brand manager of surgical LenSx lasers from 2014 to 2015, U.S. product director of cataract surgical equipment and consumables from 2015 to 2016, U.S. marketing director from 2016 to 2017, and U.S. senior marketing director from 2017 to 2020. He garnered a stellar reputation as vice president and head of U.S. sales and marketing at ZEISS Surgical Ophthalmology, part of Carl Zeiss Meditec USA, Inc., from 2020 to 2023.

Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Ruth pursued an education at the University of California, Riverside where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1998. He concluded his studies at the University of Redlands, graduating with a Master of Business Administration in 2003. In addition to his primary vocation, he remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. He was a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and the Alpha Tau Omega Alumni.

In light of his impressive undertakings, Mr. Ruth has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He was a four-time recipient of the Masters Club Award from Alcon. He considers launching the sales and marketing structure for the new U.S. ZEISS Surgical Ophthalmology organization to be his greatest career accomplishment. ZEISS Surgical Ophthalmology has since grown to be a leader in the United States surgical ophthalmology space. Once Sydnexis becomes commercially successful, he intends to become the chief executive officer of additional medical firms that are looking to move into the commercial stage.

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