NSN Conference 2017

 

blank-pix

 

Mario Ball

Mario Ball

Sales Manager
Stryker - Sports Medicine

blank-pix

 

Mario is a native of Millen, GA and graduate from Morehouse College and Georgia Tech with degrees in Applied Physics and Biomedical Engineering.  He has gained domestic and international medical device experience from several leading companies including NASA - Johnson Space Center, Kimberly Clark, Stryker Orthopedics, and Medtronic.  

At NASA, he worked as a project engineer examining muscular atrophy in astronauts post-flight, and initially at Stryker as an engineer designing knee and hip prosthetics for the Japanese market.  For five years, he worked at Medtronic in Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management as a Clinical Engineer and Pacemaker Sales Representative.  Here he worked in surgery with cardiologists and electro-physiologists in implanting and troubleshooting pacemakers, defibrillators, and other cardiac related devices.  Currently, he is at Stryker Orthopedics working as a Sales Manager in Chicago, IL in their newly formed Joint Preservation/Sports Medicine Division.  Here, Mario works with orthopedic surgeons in surgery to help repair and educate on sports related injuries.  His customers/clients are world-renowned orthopedic surgeons and are dedicated team physicians for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears, and Chicago White Sox.  After only being with the company for 3 years, he has ranked Top 10 in revenue sales and achieved Presidents Club for 2 consecutive years, recently entering the Stryker Rolex Club in 2017. 

In the 2012, he was selected for Apex Society's Top 30 Under 30 Award for his work in medical technology and biosciences.  As a testament of his success and leadership, in 2013 he was selected to serve on the External Advisory Board for Bioengineering & Bioscience at Georgia Tech, where he is the youngest and only African-American to have served on this board.  Further positioning himself as a leader in his community, he is the current President for the National Sales Network – Chicago Chapter and he is also the Co-Founder of the Ball-Watson Community Engagement Foundation, a non-profit organization that aids in supporting minority students attending college through his BRIDGE Scholarship.

He has a passion for motivational speaking, addressing the millennial group in their career matriculation, and empowering students from underserved communities and schools. He is currently attending Kellogg at Northwestern University pursuing an Executive MBA with an emphasis in Leadership Development and Innovation.