Dana Oliver is a “self-made” success story of sorts. He came from a family with humble beginnings and no monies for college. He worked full time and sent himself through college paying his way course by course. He began his career as a draftsman working his way up to the Senior Director of Research & Development for Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company with revenues of $17B. Along his career, he has 30 patent applications and 15 granted patents to date.