Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Americas for MedelaMedela
Member Since February 2023
Jeff Castillo serves as Executive Vice President of the Americas for Medela LLC, leading more than 500 team members committed to improving health outcomes for moms, babies, patients and healthcare providers across the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Operating from its US headquarters in metro Chicago, Illinois, Medela is focused on nurturing health for generations with research-based breastfeeding and enteral feeding solutions. Medela's innovative vacuum technology is also used to improve outcomes for patients across a variety of healthcare applications from wound therapy to surgery, cardio thoracic recovery and more. With more than 25 years of executive experience in the healthcare industry, Jeff has held leadership positions at Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, and MicroSurgical Technology, expanding access to healthcare solutions and setting up business relationships that increased distribution within both B2B and B2C environments. Before joining Medela, Jeff served as executive vice president of Merz Aesthetics, a family-owned global aesthetics company. Jeff has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA in Business Administration and honorary Doctorate degree in Commercial Science from Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina.
Value alignment drives job changes. To retain their best employees, leaders should prioritize purpose, engagement, and recognition for employee satisfaction and success.
If you want to promote authenticity, living your brand's truth starts from within. Becoming a standout business in the industry doesn't just happen overnight. It may take years to build the trust and loyalty that you've sought from potential clients and customers. But before you try to convince people on the outside why they should buy into your brand of products or services, it's also smart to get your internal team on board with the company's core values and mission you want them to embrace. Once you create a solid connection with the stakeholders on your team, they'll be empowered to promote your company as brand ambassadors. Below, 13 Fast Company Executive Board members share their secrets to exhibiting brand authenticity and remaining true to your core values across the company—providing customers with a great first impression of what the organization truly stands for day to day.
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Business leaders discuss their best practices. In today's marketplace, there's no way around it, no matter what the industry—content rules. But when it comes to attracting new clients and retaining longtime customers, how do you grab their attention without losing their interest every time? Doing so can be hit or miss. It's one thing to simply create general content and it's another to genuinely engage your audience and give them something to look forward to watching and reading on a regular basis. Whether it's a brand newsletter, a company social channel, or a new business podcast, members from Fast Company Executive Board have plenty of experience. They are here to explain 20 methods to encourage your target base to read, watch, hit the subscribe button, and share.
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As breastfeeding rates increase and legal and cultural support for workplace breastfeeding grows, employers who offer comprehensive lactation benefits can be ahead of the curve in the competition to recruit and retain working parents.
If you don't want your team's eyes to glaze over every time they see an email from you in their inbox, then apply these internal communication strategies from leading experts. Internal communications are essential for keeping employees informed and engaged, but getting employees to read and keep up with the messages can be a challenge. That's why, as a leader, it's important to craft communications that are clear, concise, and relevant to the audience. By doing so, you can ensure that employees feel valued and informed, which can boost morale and productivity. To help you achieve this, try these expert tips for writing internal communications that employees will actually read and keep up with, as recommended by the members of Fast Company Executive Board.
Through advancing research, observing natural behavior, and listening to our customers, Medela turns science into care while nurturing health for generations. Medela supports millions of moms, babies, patients, and healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries all over the world. As the healthcare choice for more than 6 million hospitals and homes across the globe, Medela provides the leading research-based breast milk feeding and baby products, healthcare solutions for hospitals, and clinical education. A family-owned company, Medela has 20 subsidiaries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia, three production and warehouse facilities in Switzerland, the U.S and China and a worldwide distribution network in over 100 countries. With over 1,600 employees, Medela is dedicated to building better health outcomes, simplifying and improving life, and developing breakthroughs that help moms, babies and patients live their life to the fullest.