Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> September 14, 2001

Bruce Bentcover – Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (ew)

BRUCE J. BENTCOVER is Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. He joined Edwards Lifesciences in January 2000. From 1997 through 1998 he was Chief Operating and Financial Officer of the Women's Healthcare Management Group, a private physician practice management company that he co- founded. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Resort Condominiums International, Vice President ' Finance and Treasurer of Hallmark Cards Inc., Vice President and Treasurer and then Vice President Controller of Ecolab, Inc. He started his career with G.D. Searle in the international treasury area including an expatriate assignment in the UK as European Treasurer. Mr. Bentcover earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University and received his MBA from the University of Chicago. Profile
TWST: Could you begin with an update on Edwards Lifesciences? What has

gone on over the past couple of quarters that investors should focus on?

Mr. Bentcover: We've had a strong first half of