Tom Prescott: Align’s $5 Billion Man

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After helping turn around cardiovascular start-up Cardiac Pathways, Tom Prescott found a home in the unlikeliest place, consumer-focused dental leader Align Technology, taking the latter to a $5 billion valuation as CEO.

At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much in common between Cardiac Pathways, a 1990s cardiovascular start-up, and Align Technology Inc., the billion dollar-plus orthodontic giant. But look closer.

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