Jacques Séguin is a French heart surgeon who, after 20 years of surgery performing over 4,000 open-heart surgeries and authoring more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, founded several medical technology companies. He has always been interested in interventional cardiology techniques as well as surgery. Séguin was the driving force behind the creation of Corevalve, the first non-surgical aortic valve replacement, and Recor, a leader in definitive high blood pressure treatment. He supports the Program for International Education and Social Change
(PIESC) at Bard College Berlin, a scholarship program for students from regions of conflict.