Scott Huennekens - President and CEO

Scott Huennekens

President and CEO

Scott has 20+ years of experience in the medical device industry. He has been President and CEO of Volcano Corporation, a manufacturer of intravascular imaging equipment for coronary and peripheral applications, and President and CEO of Digirad Corporation, a diagnostic imaging solutions provider.

Dave Scott - Executive Vice President of R&D and Operations

Dave Scott

Executive Vice President of R&D and Operations

Prior to Verb Surgical, Dave was Vice President of R&D for Abbott Medical Optics, previously OptiMedica. He worked at Intuitive Surgical where he led the medical imaging and advanced imaging technologies team for the da Vinci surgical platform.

Pablo E. Garcia Kilroy - Vice President of Research and Technology

Pablo E. Garcia Kilroy

Vice President of Research and Technology

Pablo previously worked at SRI International for 20 years, directing more than $50 million in novel research and development programs in robotics and medical devices. Pablo has led research programs sponsored by numerous healthcare and robotics companies, as well as the Department of Defense, NASA and DARPA.

Dave Herrmann - Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

Dave Herrmann

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

Dave previously led the US Marketing organization of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care with responsibility for marketing ACUVUE® brand contact lenses to consumers and doctors. Prior to this, Dave led Marketing for one of the largest platforms for J&J’s Ethicon business. Dave has partnered extensively with physicians and providers in leading more than 20 product launches into new and existing categories, generating more than $1 billion in revenue.

Mary Lynn Gaddis - Director of Clinical Marketing

Mary Lynn Gaddis

Director of Clinical Marketing

Mary Lynn was Senior Director of Scientific Affairs and Communications at Volcano Corporation. She has been a clinical marketing consultant to a number of medical start-ups. She has 25+ years of experience in clinical nursing and the medical device industry.

Maria Chung - Vice President of People Operations

Maria Chung

Vice President of People Operations

Maria has over 15 years of experience leading various Human Resources functions.  Prior to joining Verb, she was the Vice President of People at RadiumOne, where she managed all aspects of Human Resources on a global scale. Prior to RadiumOne, Maria held positions at Coupons.com, Yahoo! Wells Fargo Bank and ELance.

Anand Sethuraman - Vice President of Intellectual Property

Anand Sethuraman

Vice President of Intellectual Property

Anand has been practicing law for over 20 years. Prior to joining Verb, Anand spent nine years in patent development and licensing for Apple. Previously, he was Intellectual Property counsel for various divisions of Siemens. He has practiced in large and small law firms and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions due diligence involving technology companies.

Frank Schembri Jr. - Senior Director of New Product Introduction & Manufacturing

Frank Schembri Jr.

Senior Director of New Product Introduction & Manufacturing

Frank consulted to domestic and international medical companies, including SRI International and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division, on supply chain, manufacturing and regulatory projects. He served as Vice President of Manufacturing and Customer Service at Hansen Medical, a catheter robotics company. His 30+ year career includes operations and product design leadership positions at BD Biosciences, Siemens, Resonex, and Varian Associates.

Erik Beuckelaers - Senior Director of Finance, IT & Facilities

Erik Beuckelaers

Senior Director of Finance, IT & Facilities

Erik held a variety of global finance positions over the last 10 years within Johnson & Johnson. His last position at Johnson & Johnson was head of Finance for Acclarent, an innovative Ear Nose & Throat medical device company. Erik has expertise in all financial aspects of Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain and R&D through various international positions supporting medical device and pharm/bio companies.

John Magnasco - Associate Vice President of Regulatory and Quality

John Magnasco

Associate Vice President of Regulatory and Quality

John has held leadership positions in Quality, Operations and R&D across tech industries with 15+ years in medical devices. He spent 6 years at Intuitive Surgical leading Program Management/NPI. John has defined regulatory strategies and coordinated submissions that resulted in numerous US and OUS approvals for complex surgical systems, instruments, catheters and point-of-care medical devices.