A highly trained executive possessing a diversity of experience in marketing, product management, and account management, Kristen Ringer began preparing for her career as a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned a bachelor of science in mathematics and economics with a minor in French. After graduating, she started her career at Maxim Integrated Products where she spent five years as an account manager. Kristen Ringer then gained acceptance to the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She focused her studies on topics including strategy, health management and marketing and graduated with a master of business administration. At present, Kristen Ringer utilizes her formal education and past business experience as regional vice president of perioperative supply management consulting services with Medline Industries in San Francisco. Previously, she served the company as director of marketing and senior product manager.