Susan Barnes was Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary of Intuitive Surgical from 1997 to 2005. Ms Barnes started at Intuitive Surgical as its first full-time finance person during its early development stages and left when Intuitive Surgical was a public company with a market cap of more than $3 billion and annual sales of over $400 million. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Ms. Barnes worked in the investment community at Jefferies and Company, Westwind Partners, and Richard C. Blum and Associates. From 1985 to 1991, she served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NeXT Computer, Inc. Prior to forming NeXT with Steve Jobs, Ms. Barnes was Controller of the Macintosh Division at Apple Computer. Ms. Barnes serves on the board of directors of Northstar Neuroscience, Inc. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College and President of the Board of the Nueva School.
Ms. Barnes received a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.