Jim Hollingshead was appointed president of ResMed’s Sleep and Respiratory Care business in June 2020, an extension of his role as president of Sleep, which he’s held since July 2017. He previously served as president of the company’s Americas region, beginning in March 2013. He joined the company in 2010 as vice president of Strategy and Business Development. In 2011, his role was expanded to include the leadership of ResMed’s Ventures and Initiatives unit, responsible for growing early-stage businesses.
An industry leader in digital health, Jim helped create and execute ResMed’s strategy to transform its business – and the sleep therapy industry – by introducing built-in communications on all of its sleep apnea devices, coupled with cloud-based business process automation applications that help customers grow revenues while also cutting costs. Under Jim’s leadership in the Americas region, ResMed launched the Air10™ Series of cloud-connected CPAP machines, which led to rapid share gains and unprecedented adoption of its SaaS platforms. As a result, ResMed is the world leader in CPAP machines and masks, with an expanding portfolio of sleep and respiratory care device- and SaaS-based offerings for both patients and healthcare providers.
Before joining ResMed, Jim spent 18 years in strategy consulting, where he worked with senior executives across a wide range of industries, mainly biotech, high tech and telecommunications. From 2008 to 2010, he was a senior partner in the Strategy and Life Sciences practices at Deloitte Consulting, based in San Francisco.
Before that, Jim was West Coast managing partner for Monitor Group, a leading global strategy consulting firm, working in various offices around the world and successfully launching and running three different practices, including a London-based pan-European marketing strategy practice.
Jim currently sits on the boards of Insulet (NASDAQ: PODD), the global leader in digital diabetes health and tubeless insulin pump technology; the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), a public-private partnership aiming to improve patient access to medical technologies through regulatory science; and SleepScore Labs, a venture-backed startup that uses ResMed’s proprietary sleep sensing technology to help validate and deploy a wide range of solutions that improve sleep. He’s also a member of the executive steering committee of ResMed’s joint venture with Verily, created to enable healthcare providers to more efficiently identify, diagnose, treat, and manage individuals with sleep apnea.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and international relations with Highest Distinction from Stanford University, and a master’s and Ph.D in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was awarded a graduate student Fellowship by the National Science Foundation.