Accelerate Product Speed-to-Market by Developing a Culture of Candor

How collaborative leaders authentically align teams

A LIVE Activation Session hosted by Craig W. Ross, CEO, Verus Global
with Special Guest Ahmet Tezel, PhD, Vice President, R&D for Ethicon

Thursday, May 26 // 11am Eastern*

* A replay will be shared if you're not able to make it live.


Learn how successful leaders create greater cross-functional transparency.

Explore the steps required for enhanced psychological safety - particularly when things aren't going according to plan.

Gain insights into how your culture of candor drives essential risk-taking.




Craig W. Ross, CEO, Verus Global

Craig Ross is CEO of Verus Global, a four-time book author, executive coach, facilitator and a sought-after speaker.

Get ready to get real—quickly. That’s all Craig wants to do. He’s less interested in talking about what must be done. Instead, his passion centers on how we can deliver what we already know must be achieved—and in ways that make people, their families and our world better.

Craig’s singular orientation centers on strengthening leaders by developing better people who connect brilliantly with one another. It’s Craig’s belief that the vast majority of organizations already possess the human greatness necessary to succeed. What’s necessary is to activate and connect this humanity, so your team is functioning as one.

Ahmet Tezel, Ph.D.

Ahmet Tezel, PhD, is Vice President, R&D for Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of research and development efforts for the Ethicon business, driving the innovation strategy and delivering new and innovative products that benefit surgeons and improve patient care. Ahmet is a member of the Medical Devices R&D and Ethicon Leadership Teams.

He joined Johnson & Johnson in 2020, with broad experience in the medical device industry including a strong history of delivering new products to the market. Prior to joining the company, he held various executive positions in research, development and tech transfer within Alcon and Allergan.

Ahmet holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara in Transdermal drug delivery and vaccination, as well as a B.Sc., and M.Sc., Chemical Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. He has been published in 16 peer reviewed publications in the areas of transdermal drug delivery, transcutaneous vaccination, and medical aesthetics. Ahmet holds 18 patents in the technology areas of biomedical polymers and electromechanical medical devices. He is also an Industry Board Member for University of California Santa Barbara Materials Research Lab.

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Accelerate Product Speed-to-Market by Developing a Culture of Candor

How collaborative leaders authentically align teams

Thursday, May 26 // 11am Eastern