Eric joined Endeavour Vision Ltd in 2009 to work with the team on new Medtech investments and contribute to the development of the portfolio. Eric has been involved in all of the Medtech investments for Endeavour II LP and is currently Chairman of the Board for Symetis and CeQur. Eric also serves as a Board member for DFB Pharmaceuticals and OrthoBond Inc.
Eric has 36 years of experience with Johnson & Johnson having begun his Johnson & Johnson career in 1973 as a sales representative for the company’s affiliate Ortho Canada. He advanced through sales and marketing management positions and became a member of the Ortho Canada Management Board in 1981. In 1986 he relocated to the U.S. as national sales manager of Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation. He then progressed to Vice President, corporate development and Vice President, sales and marketing for Ortho U.S. In 1991, Eric became President of Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation and in 1993 he was named President for the newly created Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical.
Eric was named company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. in June 1998. Eric was also responsible for LifeScan, Inc. during which time he spent considerable time building the LifeScan business in the Asia Pacific region. He was also a member of the Medical Devices & Diagnostics Group Operating Committee. Throughout his career and through his global leadership roles Eric has spent 17 years traveling to Asia to build and develop healthcare businesses.
Eric has maintained many voluntary positions dedicated to the improvement of healthcare and medical technology, he served on the Board of the Liberty Science Center and the Epilepsy Foundation. He was honoured by the Women’s Counselling Center in 1998 and the Women’s Resource Center in 1994 and was the recipient of the 1994 Man of the Year award from the Epilepsy Foundation. In 1999, he was honoured as Humanitarian of the Year by the Martin House for Justice Foundation, and in 2002 Eric was honoured as “Father of the Year” by the American Diabetes Association.
Mr. Milledge is a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and ran honorary Doctorate from St. Mary’s University in Economics and a B.Com degree from St. Mary’s University having previously studied a business studies course at York University, Canada.
He and his wife are the parents of a son and two daughters.