Dr. Peter Krautgartner

Inhaber, President & CEO, MedTecXperts GmbH

Perchtoldsdorf, Austria


Corporate Governance
Change Management
Business Development
Medical Devices
Class IIb & III Decives
Big Corporate
Global Business Development (EU & U.S.)
Austrian Promotion Programs (FFG | VBA | aws)
Market Access
LKF System (Austrian DRG)
IDE / PMA Setup
EXIT Scenario
IPO / APO Preparation
Organisational Setup
Quality Management
Clinical & Regulatory
Sales Force Effectiveness


Professional experience for Peter Krautgartner

  • Current 5 years and 11 months, since Jul 2017

    Quality Management Assessor & Technical Expert

    Akkreditierung Austria

    Conduct accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) on behalf of Akkreditierung Austria to harmonized accreditation standards such as Certification Bodies for Management Systems according to ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015, Certification Bodies for Products according to ISO/IEC 17065:2012, Calibration laboratories according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, Testing laboratories according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

  • Current 6 years and 5 months, since Jan 2017

    President & CEO

    MedTecXperts GmbH

    MedTecXperts is focused on leveraging medical device innovations, either by strategically supporting early stage medical technology companies in market access and business development or by servicing start-up as well as established companies in setting up optimal organizational structures. The services offered are consultancy, coaching and training, alternatively interim management, as well as driving targeted market development of promising medical device solutions as qualified medical device distributor.

  • 2 years and 4 months, May 2014 - Aug 2016

    Managing Director

    nstim Services GmbH (Member of the Otto Bock Group)

    Responsible for global business development of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) with the core product ActiGait, a Class III AIMD for the treatment of drop foot resulting from Upper Motor Neuron Disease as a consequence of stroke. Sales & Marketing, Product Management, Finance, QM&RA, Operations and R&D were reporting directly into me as well as the Managing Director of our Danish company Neurodan A/S as legal manufacturer and production site, resulting in an overall responsibility of 99 people.

  • 1 year and 2 months, May 2014 - Jun 2015

    Head of Business Unit Neurorehabilitation

    Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

    Heading the Business Unit Neurorehabilitation of Otto Bock Healthcare reporting directly into the CEO of OttoBock. Establishment of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) in selected markets. Geographic focus was Europe and the U.S. with the IDE approval already achieved. Full P&L responsibility: achieve revenue and EBITDA targets for both nstim Services GmbH as well as the Business Unit. Member of the Global Management Team

  • 3 years, May 2011 - Apr 2014

    Business Unit Manager Neuromodulation

    Medtronic Österreich GmbH

    Business head of Medtronic Neuromodulation in Austria with full P&L responsibility, leading a sales & marketing team of 12 people. Part of the Austrian management team with direct reporting lines to both the Country Director Austria and the Business Director Neuromodulation within the Medtronic matrix organization. Responsible for fully implantable therapy solutions (AIMDs) for Spinal Cord Stimulation, Deep Brain Stimulation, Implantable Pumps Business, and Sacral Neuromodulation.

  • 4 years, May 2007 - Apr 2011

    Sales Manager Pain Stim & Pumps

    Medtronic Österreich GmbH

    Responsible for Neuromodulation Pain Stim & Pumps business in Austria for pain and spasticity treatment. People management: leading a sales team of 6 people. Strategic market development to develop these therapies to standard of care. Close cooperation with the SBU in order to guarantee an optimized and goal-oriented execution of strategic and operative goals. Design and execution of annual business plans, set-up and monitoring of individual performance and revenue targets for each of the team members.

  • 8 years and 7 months, Oct 1998 - Apr 2007

    Sales & Market Development

    Medtronic Österreich GmbH

    Sales Representative for sales region South/East, ranging from Vienna to Carinthia for all Neuromodulation therapy lines. Special focus on market development for pain therapies. In the fields of Technical Scientific Service mainly responsible for planning and monitoring of clinical studies.

  • 4 years and 1 month, Sep 1994 - Sep 1998

    Research Assistant

    Vienna University of Technology

    Principal assistant of the lectures Flexible Automation and Process Control Engineering and assistant of the laboratory tutorial Robotics. Main projects were the development of a laser tracking system, sensor guided robotics, vision based control, and robotics in medicine (eye surgery).

Educational background for Peter Krautgartner

  • 1987 - 1994

    Electrical Control Engineering

    Vienna University of Technology

  • 1978 - 1986


    Secondary school in Kollegium Kalksburg, Vienna


  • German

    First language

  • English



Interim Management
Medical Device Distributor
Provide international consultancies and corresponding services in MedTech and Health Care specializing in medical device innovation and commercialization.
Support early stage MedTech companies in market access and global business development (Europe & U.S.) either for targeting an EXIT scenario as IPO/APO or acquisition or for aiming at staying private.
Market access specifically for Austrian based MedTech companies by leveraging our fundamental knowledge of the LKF system (Austrian DRG system) to establish a proper reimbursement for their therapies.
Case specific assessment of the Austrian promotion environment (FFG | VBA | aws) for R&D focused technology companies. Assistance in funding application as far as project monitoring and reporting.
Service start-up as well as established companies in setting up optimal organizational structures.
Assist MedTech companies in QM and regulatory aspects to comply with new European standards such as MDR (replacing MDDs) and EN ISO 13485:2016.
Improve sales force effectiveness in established sales organizations irrespective of the business sector.
Market access and business development for innovative medical technology solutions as qualified medical device distributor.

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