Volkart May Executive Leadership
Chris Temperante, CEO/Partner
Chris Temperante is CEO and Managing Partner for Volkart May and has been in that role since 2008.
Chris has spent the majority of her career in Medical Devices, including global management roles in mergers and acquisitions, marketing, business development, sales and clinical services at 3M Company over a 20 year period. She was VP Sales and Marketing for Graseby Inc, a British medical device manufacturer. She also served as General Manager for the Gynecology division of MedAmicus, Inc and later, as President of the BioMeasurement Division at Hutchinson Technology.
Chris currently is an active member of Medical Alley and has served as co-chair of its Marketing Committee. She sits on the board of Tamarack Habilitation Services, an orthotics and prosthetics company and serves as Chair of the St. Paul Conservatory of Music. She is a member of the University of St. Thomas School of Business Career Advisory Board. She is a past chair of the CEO Roundtable organization of small businesses in the Twin Cities.
Chris has a passion for business and marketing strategy, especially in the health care and medical device field. She consults with clients and outside groups in the areas of marketing focus, small business success and turnarounds.
Cathy Schmid, Vice President of Business Development/Partner
Cathy Schmid is Executive Vice President of Business Development and Partner at Volkart May. She is responsible for researching, identifying, and securing business development opportunities, onboarding new clients, managing client relations and forecasting sales. Cathy is dedicated to helping healthcare and B2B clients develop effective lead generation and appointment setting strategies for both US and international based companies. She also oversees marketing strategy for Volkart May including branding, website design, e-marketing and SEO.
Cathy joined Volkart May in 2008 as the Director of Business Development with over 25 years of expertise in B2B acquisition/retention campaigns, direct marketing and customer research to support clients in a variety of industries. She serves as a key member of the executive leadership team at Volkart May and has professional memberships in Medical Alley, ANA Business Marketing Minnesota and Women’s Health Leadership TRUST.
Prior to Volkart May, Cathy was the National Director of Healthcare Sales for Customer Elation where she was responsible for net-new sales of lead generation and database management services for Minnesota-based healthcare companies. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Duluth.