IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, February 9, 2015 – Bill Hoffman brings proven record of success in commercializing innovative therapies
Inari Medical, a medical device company pioneering innovative devices for the interventional treatment of cardiovascular disease announced today that Bill Hoffman has joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer. A veteran medical device executive, Bill brings more than 25 years of experience to the role. Most recently, Bill served as President and CEO of Visualase, acquired by Medtronic in July 2014.
“We are delighted to welcome Bill to Inari,” said Bob Rosenbluth, Chairman of Inari’s Board of Directors and President and CEO of Inceptus. “He is an exceptional leader with a proven record of success in bringing innovative new therapies to market. I am confident that Bill’s strong commercial experience will serve Inari well in introducing its novel interventional system.”
“Inari is at an exciting time as we prepare to launch our first product platform,” said Bill. “I feel fortunate to be joining an outstanding team bringing this groundbreaking technology to market. There is a significant unmet need for new treatments in our target patient population, who suffer from serious conditions and are in need of additional options.”
Prior to joining Visualase, Bill was COO at Rubicor Medical and VP Sales at FoxHollow Technologies, Inc. Prior to FoxHollow, Bill served in a variety of commercial leadership roles at Rita Medical, Medtronic and Ethicon. Bill holds a BA from Dickinson College.
Bill will be based at the Inari’s new headquarters in Irvine, California.
About Inari Medical
Inari Medical, founded in 2013 is a development stage medical device company formed by Inceptus Medical. Inari is developing a system for the interventional treatment of vascular thrombus and emboli. Inari is the first company founded by Inceptus, a medical device company incubator with a mission to create and foster innovative concepts into companies by providing a combination of experienced engineering, clinical research expertise, seasoned leadership and strong financial resources. Initial funding for Inari was provided by the founders, Versant Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners and private investors.
For more information, visit the company’s website at inarimedical.com.
About Inceptus Medical
Inceptus was founded by Bob Rosenbluth, Brian Cox and Paul Lubock in 2011 as a medical device company incubator with a mission to create and foster innovative concepts into companies by providing a combination of experienced engineering, clinical research expertise, seasoned leadership and strong financial resources. The Inceptus team includes talented medical device engineers, serial entrepreneurs, executive managers and investors with a successful track record in the formation of medical device companies. Inceptus works closely with outside clinicians and inventors with promising ideas.
For more information, visit the company’s website at inceptusmedical.com.
Bill Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer, Inari Medical Inc.