ORANGEBURG, NY, July 8, 2019 — Impulse Dynamics, developer of the implantable Optimizer® Smart System for delivering CCM™ therapy, announced today the appointment of Gerald M. Haines to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Haines brings to Impulse Dynamics a wealth of experience and proven track record in business, corporate finance and public markets, as well as acumen in strategic planning, M&A, and investor relations.
His career has spanned a series of positions of increasing scope and responsibility. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), where he also led Corporate Development, legal, and several other functions. Prior to Mercury, Gerry served as Executive Vice President of Verenium Corporation, Executive Vice President of Strategic Affairs of Enterasys Networks, Inc., Senior Vice President of Cabletron Systems, Inc., the predecessor to Enterasys Networks; and Vice President of Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Haines holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Boston University and a law degree from Cornell University.
“We are excited to welcome Gerald Haines to Impulse Dynamics” said Dr. Simos Kediglou, the company’s CEO. “Given the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the Optimizer® Smart System, followed by several successful U.S. patient implants, we are gaining momentum and are eager to bring our breakthrough device to the large number of chronic heart failure patients in need of a new therapeutic alternative. With the rapid growth we now expect to achieve comes the need to build the teams, processes and infrastructure necessary to drive strong business execution, and Gerald will play a key role in aligning us for success.”
About Impulse Dynamics
Impulse Dynamics is dedicated to helping healthcare providers enhance the lives of people with heart failure by transforming how the condition is treated. The company is focused on delivering its proprietary CCM therapy, which is delivered by the company’s Optimizer device, the CE-marked, and FDA-approved treatment verified to improve the quality of life for heart failure patients. CCM therapy is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment option for many heart failure patients who otherwise have few effective options available to them.1 To learn more, visit www.ImpulseDynamics.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
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Impulse Dynamics (USA), Inc.
50 Lake Center Executive Park, 401 Route 73 N, ‐ Building 50 Suite 100
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: (856) 642‐9933
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