Grace Associates Strategic Advisors
St. Paul, MN
Paul Gam is Managing Director, Grace Associates, LLC, an international strategic advisory firm with presence in Switzerland, China, and the US that specializes in guiding technology companies and investors in the assessment, development, and execution of commercialization, growth and liquidity strategies. Mr. Gam co-founded Zurich Medical Inc., which develops proprietary cardiac and vascular devices that are easier and more cost effective to use, and are designed specifically to serve health care environments that are resource constrained. Mr. Gam was Vice President, International Development for St. Jude Medical, Inc., a Fortune 500 medical devices company, where he led mergers & acquisitions, developed strategic alliances, and drove other business development initiatives for the $3 billion International Division from 2002 to 2011. He established the company's first Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise in China and served as its Chairman of the Board. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Gam served at Medtronic, Inc., the world's largest medical technology company, where he was Director of Finance for the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management business, and then head of Global Internal Audit.
Mr. Gam was the Chairman of the Minnesota World Trade Center and advisor to Minnesota gubernatorial international trade missions. He served on the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection and the Board on Judicial Standards. Under his leadership as Chapter President, Minnesota was twice awarded Best Chapter of the Year by the Organization of Chinese Americans, a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian-Pacific Americans in the United States. Mr. Gam served on the Professional Ethics Committee of the Minnesota Society of CPAs, and was also the Finance Chairman of the successful re-election campaign of Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson. Mr. Gam is a W.K. Kellogg National Fellow, a Salzburg Global Fellow, and a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow. He was the recipient of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Minority Business Executive Award, the CityBusiness 40 Under 40 Award and the Twin Cities International Citizen Award. Mr. Gam is a graduate of Queen's College in Hong Kong where the Father of Modern China Dr. Sun Yat-sen was an alumnus. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Mr. Gam and his wife Queenie has three children and reside in Saint Paul, Minnesota.