Scott T. Garrett
Chairman of the Board
Scott T. Garrett has served on our board of directors since May 2021 and as Chairman of the board since June 2021. Mr. Garrett is currently a Senior Operating Partner at Water Street Healthcare Partners (“Water Street”). Prior to joining Water Street in 2011, Mr. Garrett served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Beckman Coulter, Inc., a leading biomedical company, from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Garrett joined Beckman Coulter, Inc. in 2002 as President, Clinical Diagnostics Division and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in 2003. In January 2005, he became Chief Executive Officer and in 2008, added the position of Chairman.
Prior to that, Mr. Garrett served as Vice Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Kendro Laboratory Products from 1999 to2001; Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dade Behring, a leading diagnostics company, from 1994 to 1998; and Managing Partner of Garrett Capital Advisors, First Chicago Equity Capital from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Garrett began his career at American Hospital Supply Corporation and continued there after the company was acquired by Baxter International, ultimately serving as Chief Executive of Baxter International’s global laboratory business, Baxter Diagnostics from 1992 to 1994.
Mr. Garrett also serves on the board of Hologic, Inc., and in his role at Water Street Healthcare Partners, he chairs the boards of various portfolio companies, including Alcor Scientific, Pathnostics and Avantik. He also serves on the board of the Advanced Medical Technology Association Diagnostics and its Executive Committee. Mr. Garrett received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Valparaiso University and an M.B.A. from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He also completed the Executive Management program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.