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Jennifer Kirk

Jennifer Kirk

Senior Vice President, Global Controller and CAO, Medtronic
Independent Board Director, Republic Services

About this Speaker

Jennifer Kirk joined Medtronic in January 2021 as Senior Vice President, Global Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, leading global business operations financial support and finance business processes.

Jenn brings more than 25 years of proven experience to this role and most recently served as Senior Vice President, Integration and Value Capture, for Houston-based Occidental Petroleum. Prior to that role, she also served as Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. She joined Occidental in 1999 after nearly three years with Arthur Andersen, LLP.


Since 2016, Jenn also has served as an independent director on the Board for Republic Services, Inc. She currently serves as the Audit Chair and is also a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Jenn also has served on several not-for-profit boards, including the Boys and Girls Club and the Women’s Chamber of Commerce for the Greater Houston Area.

Jenn received her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her MBA from California State University, Bakersfield. She is a certified public accountant and received her Cyber Risk Oversight Program Certification from Carnegie Mellon.

Medtronic is the world’s leading medical technology company with a Market Cap of $137 billion, over $30 billion in annual revenue and operations reaching more than 150 countries worldwide. Medtronic offers technologies and solutions to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including cardiac and vascular diseases, respiratory, neurological and spinal conditions, diabetes, and more. The Medtronic Mission is to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for millions of people around the world. 

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