Hyperfine Names Maria Sainz President and Chief Executive Officer
Guilford, CT, October 06, 2022 (Globe Newswire) -- Hyperfine, Inc. (Nasdaq: HYPR), (“Hyperfine” or “the Company”), the groundbreaking medical device company that created Swoop®, the world's first FDA-cleared portable MRI system™, today announced that it has named medical device industry veteran Maria Sainz as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hyperfine, effective October 24, 2022. Scott Huennekens, who currently serves as interim President and CEO, will stay on as Executive Chairperson of the Board.
Ms. Sainz has held President and CEO positions at multiple medical device companies in her industry tenure, including AEGEA Medical, acquired by CooperSurgical in 2021, Cardiokinetix, and Concentric Medical, acquired by Stryker in 2011. She brings over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry and has served as a valuable member of Hyperfine’s Board of Directors since the company’s Nasdaq listing, including on both the Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. As President and CEO of Hyperfine, Ms. Sainz will lead the commercial expansion of Hyperfine’s Swoop portable MRI system™ to execute the company’s mission of lowering barriers to medical imaging around the world.
“I am excited and honored to lead the next phase of Hyperfine’s growth as we broaden the adoption of Swoop technology, improving access to MR imaging around the world,” said Ms. Sainz. “With over 90 systems installed globally and our growing value proposition in the ICU and neurocritical care settings, we have established a strong foundation to drive forward commercial momentum. I am eager to join the Hyperfine team as we expand to additional hospitals and continue increasing our clinical applications to improve patient care in mature and emerging healthcare systems.”
“We are very pleased to name Ms. Sainz President and CEO of Hyperfine. She carries a successful track record of execution and shareholder value creation across medical device businesses, and her decades of experience are immensely valuable,” said Scott Huennekens, Executive Chairperson of the Hyperfine Board of Directors. “I am confident in her ability to manage the business with a disciplined approach to spending while leading Hyperfine into its next phase of growth by expanding the Swoop commercial footprint to new sites of care.”
“Ms. Sainz has the experience, judgement, and speed needed to ensure that Hyperfine continues to define and own the field of portable MRI. Since inception, Hyperfine has been a technical and AI powerhouse, and now Hyperfine needs to be a commercial force. Ms. Sainz brings the experience, intelligence, and capability to the table to execute that plan,” said Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, Hyperfine’s Founder and Vice Chairman.