Chris Kolber is a 30-year veteran of the healthcare industry with expertise in the medical products and specialty and generic pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to joining Linden in 2011, Mr. Kolber served as President of Global Devices for Hospira, Inc., a 2004 spin out from Abbott Laboratories. In that role he was responsible for the long-term growth, global business strategy and management of Hospira’s medical device business. At Hospira’s inception he served as Vice President, Business Development, where he developed external alliance, acquisition and licensing opportunities to broaden Hospira’s portfolio. Mr. Kolber also spent 25 years at Abbott Laboratories in various commercial, general management and corporate development roles including division Vice President of Licensing and New Business Development, Global Medical Products. He joined Abbott in the Hospital Products Division where he was instrumental in building the Drug and Drug Delivery Systems Business. Mr. Kolber holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tri-State University and a MA degree from Central Michigan University.