Impulse Dynamics
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Impulse Dynamics announces appointment of Gerald M. Haines as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Impulse Dynamics
July 8, 2019


Impulse Dynamics announces appointment of Gerald M. Haines as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

ORANGEBURG, NY, July 8, 2019 — Impulse Dynamics, developer of the implantable Optimizer® Smart System for delivering CCM™ therapy, announced today the appointment of Gerald M. Haines to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Haines brings to Impulse Dynamics a wealth of experience and proven track record in business, corporate finance and public markets, as well as acumen in strategic planning, M&A, and investor relations.

His career has spanned a series of positions of increasing scope and responsibility.  Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), where he also led Corporate Development, legal, and several other functions.  Prior to Mercury, Gerry served as Executive Vice President of Verenium Corporation, Executive Vice President of Strategic Affairs of Enterasys Networks, Inc., Senior Vice President of Cabletron Systems, Inc., the predecessor to Enterasys Networks; and Vice President of Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Haines holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Boston University and a law degree from Cornell University.

“We are excited to welcome Gerald Haines to Impulse Dynamics” said Dr. Simos Kediglou, the company’s CEO.  “Given the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the Optimizer® Smart System, followed by several successful U.S. patient implants, we are gaining momentum and are eager to bring our breakthrough device to the large number of chronic heart failure patients in need of a new therapeutic alternative.  With the rapid growth we now expect to achieve comes the need to build the teams, processes and infrastructure necessary to drive strong business execution, and Gerald will play a key role in aligning us for success.”

 About the Optimizer and CCM Therapy

 CCM is the brand name for Cardiac Contractility Modulation, the non-excitatory electrical pulses delivered by the implantable Optimizer device to improve systolic contraction of the heart.  The Optimizer Smart System was granted Breakthrough Device designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and it is the first and only CCM device approved in the U.S.  CCM therapy sends unique electrical pulses to the heart cells during the absolute refractory period, which occurs just after the heart initiates contractions.  In doing so, it strengthens and helps the heart contract more forcibly.  Impulse Dynamics has completed numerous clinical studies, including several randomized controlled trials, the results of which have been published in over 80 articles appearing in leading medical journals.  Studies have shown CCM therapy to sustainably improve 6-minute hall walk distance, quality of life and functional status among patients who are candidates for the device.  The Optimizer Smart has been implanted in over 4,000 patients and is currently available in the U.S., Europe, China, Brazil, India and more than 40 other countries around the world. 


About Impulse Dynamics

Impulse Dynamics, based in Marlton, N.J., is dedicated to helping healthcare providers improve the lives of people with heart failure by transforming how the condition is treated. The company has pioneered CCM® therapy, which is delivered by the company’s Optimizer® system, a breakthrough, FDA-approved treatment that is proven to improve the quality of life for heart failure patients.1 CCM therapy is a safe and effective minimally invasive treatment option for many heart failure patients who otherwise have few effective options available to them.1 To learn more visit, or follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Impulse Dynamics (USA), Inc.
50 Lake Center Executive Parkway, 401 Route 73 N, ‐ Building 50 Suite 100
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: (856) 642‐9933


Gerry Haines, CFO
Impulse Dynamics


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