Shirell A. Gross, Esq. CLC has built a successful career as a senior executive and attorney at Fortune 500 companies. She is VP and Chief Counsel for Global Operations and Supply Chain (GOSC), where she is responsible for providing legal support to Medtronic’s GOSC organization, led by Greg Smith Executive Vice President and Head of Global Operations and Supply Chain. In this role her team counsels on global manufacturing, supply chain, sourcing, operations, trade, real estate, facilities, transportation warehouse, and logistics. She is also responsible for legal oversight of IT/technology agreements across the enterprise. She is also the Global Co-Chair of Medtronic’s African Descent Network Employee Resource Group. Professionally, she is also a Member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC).
Previously, she was a vice-president, division counsel, and head of law for two Bayer AG global businesses, Diabetes and Radiology supporting medical devices and pharmaceutical products. In between these two roles, Shirell took a two-year hiatus from the law, became a certified life coach, and started a business Measure of Ambition LLC d/b/a ShirellSpeaks. She provided keynote speeches, workshops, life and executive coaching, and empowerment events. She remains passionate about the work of bringing along the next generation of diverse business leaders.
She also held roles at Quest Diagnostics, Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein, and Deutsch and started her career as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx, NY. She has received numerous professional recognitions including the 2022 Policy Trailblazer Award from Executive Women of New Jersey, Savoy magazine as one of the Most Influential Black Lawyers in America, Black Doctors.org’s Top Blacks in Healthcare, Hofstra University School of Law’s Outstanding Women in Law, and YWCA as a Women of Influence.
She is a Board Member for the Boys and Girls Clubs Paterson/Passaic New Jersey. She is also the Immediate Past National Program Director for Jack and Jill of America Inc and served on its Foundation board and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She is active in the community and passionate about creating opportunities for young people and disenfranchised communities.