Groves was vice president and GM of the atrial fibrillation solutions, cardiac rhythm and heart failure division at Medtronic. During her time there, she helped the company strategize a re-entry into the catheter-based atrial fibrillation ablation market, the San Diego, Calif.-based company said.
“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead Reva, especially at this critical time while we complete the clinical trial of Fantom and prepare for commercialization. I believe the experience I bring to Reva provides a great foundation to lead the business to its next stages. I look forward to working with the Board and management team to evaluate our strategies, including a possible Nasdaq listing, as we bring this product to market,” Graves said in a press release.
Reva had been on an active hunt for a new CEO to replace co-founder, chairman & CEO Robert Stockman since May, hoping to find someone with European and U.S. regulatory and commercialization experience. The company said they would keep Stockman on until the transition was complete, and he would continue as board chairman.
“I am very excited and pleased to be transitioning the helm of REVA to someone as qualified as Reggie. She has proven leadership and commercialization skills that are an excellent fit for REVA’s growth and strategic plans,” Stockman said in prepared remarks.
EnteroMedix founder & CEO Knudson to retire
EnteroMedics (NSDQ:ETRM) said today its founder and current CEO Mark Knudson will retire at the end of 2015, but stay on as board chair. Board member Jon Tremmel will head the search for a new CEO, and serve as an advisor to the new chief during the transition.
Direct Flow lures MDT vet Edwards for regulatory & clinical veep
Direct Flow Medical said yesterday it hired ex-Medtronic Vascular regulatory affairs veep Mary Edwards to take over as its vice president of regulatory and clinical affairs, where she will oversee the administration of the pivotal trial of the company’s transcatheter aortic valve.
ReWalk Robotics founder, prez and CTO Goffer retiring
ReWalk Robotics (NSDQ:RWLK) said yesterday its founder, president and CTO Amit Goffer will retire, effective November 18. Goffer founded the company in 2001 and served as CEO through 2012, and has served as president and CTO since then.
DRG veep lands on Google advisory board
Healthcare analytics firm Decision Resources Group said last week its veep of digital innovation Monique Levy was picked to join Google’s (NSDQ:GOOG) healthcare advisory board, which was established in 2013 to help consumers make more informed healthcare decisions.