Mr. Cornell is a Partner and Managing Director at Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison, Inc. (GHJ&M), a middle-market private equity firm, which he joined in 2013. Prior to joining GHJ&M, Mr. Cornell worked at Medtronic, Inc. from 2003 to 2013. At Medtronic, Mr. Cornell supported the transaction activity of various Medtronic businesses and initiatives, and he led the corporate development group during his last five years at the company. As Vice President of Corporate Development, he was responsible for global acquisition, divestiture, venture investment and strategic transaction activity. Earlier in his tenure with Medtronic, Mr. Cornell led transaction activity related to interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery, as well as musculoskeletal and international business development. Prior to joining Medtronic, Mr. Cornell was a corporate lawyer at Sidley Austin, LLP in Chicago, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings.
Mr. Cornell earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Marquette University and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant.