CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Imperative Care, Inc., a company singularly dedicated to answering unsolved problems in stroke, today announced that Matthew Garrett has been appointed as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Garrett is a seasoned finance and operations executive who brings more than 20 years of industry leadership experience and an extensive track record of scaling public and private healthcare companies.
Mr. Garrett previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of iRhythm Technologies Inc. a digital health company developing technologies to diagnose cardiac arrhythmias, where he led the company’s operations during a period of rapid growth, culminating in a highly successful initial public offering in October 2016. He also served as Chief Financial Officer with Navigenics, Inc. during the company’s restructuring period, spearheading operational and strategic efforts that resulted in the company’s acquisition. Mr. Garrett has successfully assembled and led finance and operations teams across a range of medical technology and pharmaceutical companies, including Corventis, Inc., Cogentus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Affymetrix, Inc., and Guidant Corp.
Mr. Garrett is succeeding John Buckley, a veteran medtech CFO, who has retired after serving as the CFO of Imperative Care since its inception.
“With an unrelenting focus on transforming the way stroke is treated, Imperative Care is on its way to becoming a major player in the stroke space,” said Mr. Garrett. “I’m excited to be joining the Imperative Care team during this new phase of growth and look forward to leading financial strategy and operations efforts to help the company achieve its ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.”
The company also announced that Krisztian Toth has been appointed as Vice President of Finance, bringing over 10 years of financial leadership experience and vast knowledge of technical and operational accounting. Prior to Imperative Care, Mr. Toth served as Vice President of Finance at Intersect ENT, Inc. He also held senior finance and accounting roles at RealNetworks, Inc. and Cepheid, Inc., after starting his career at PwC and is a Certified Public Accountant.
“Imperative Care was founded on a solid foundation of clinical and technological innovation as well as tremendous business expertise, sharing a common and strong commitment to elevating stroke care. It has been a pleasure to see that Matt shares this vision as he brings his business acumen and track record of success to Imperative Care,” said Fred Khosravi, Imperative Care’s founding Chairman and CEO. “Matt and Kris are joining the company at a very exciting time. Their deep operational and financial expertise, paired with their intimate knowledge of the healthcare industry, will prove invaluable as the company continues to build for the future of stroke care innovation.”
Stroke remains a largely unaddressed problem that affects over 800,000 Americans each year.1 Treatment options have significantly improved over the last decade, but the need for improved effectiveness and efficiency remains. Imperative Care aims to invest significantly in advancing the standard of care for stroke patients worldwide, across the full continuum of care.
Imperative Care Executives to Present at Investor Conferences
Imperative Care’s Chairman & CEO Fred Khosravi, President & Chief Operating Officer Daniel Davis, and CFO Matthew Garrett will present at two upcoming investor conferences, the Stifel 2020 Virtual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m. ET and the Canaccord Genuity Virtual MedTech Diagnostics Forum on Thursday, November 19, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Webcasts of both presentations will be available.
About Imperative Care, Inc.
Based in Campbell, Calif., Imperative Care is speeding new answers to stroke by developing a portfolio of innovative solutions to address the vast and urgent unmet needs in stroke care. The company is singularly dedicated to improving the way stroke is treated by advancing medical technology, equipping healthcare providers to evolve best practices and elevate the standard of care for stroke patients. For more information, visit http://www.imperativecare.com/.
1 Mozzafarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, Arnett DK, Blaha MJ, Cushman M, et al., on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Heart disease and stroke statistics—2016 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2016;133(4):e38–360.