Chief Executive Officer
Simos became our CEO in 2013, working with the company’s board of directors and management team while designing and executing our corporate strategy. During his tenure, the company has obtained approvals and launched the Optimizer® device globally with sales and clinical efforts in Europe, the U.S., China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and India.
Mr. Kedikoglou was formerly a Corporate Vice President of Business Development for Boston Scientific, with overarching responsibilities focused on acquisitions, licensing, and distribution deals in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Before Boston Scientific, Simos was an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company in the U.S., advising clients in healthcare M&A.
Simos holds a medical degree from the University of Athens, Greece, an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Simos is also a current CFA Charterholder.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Currie served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer of Luminex Corporation from October 2003 through July 2021, when the company was sold to Diasorin S.p.A. From November 1998 to October 2003, Mr. Currie served in various key capacities at Luminex, including controller, treasurer, and acting CFO. Before joining Luminex, he was the Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Treasurer of SpectraCell Laboratories from 1993 to 1998. While at SpectraCell, he also served as Vice President of Finance for two subsidiary companies. Mr. Currie earned his BBA from Southwestern University in 1986 and his MBA in Finance and Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992. Before returning to school for his MBA, Mr. Currie was a certified public accountant with Deloitte.
David Prutchi, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
David has been with Impulse Dynamics since 1998, bringing over 20 years of experience in biomedical research and development and medical electronic instrumentation design. Additionally, David has been instrumental in leading and guiding our team to successful outcomes. Dr. Prutchi’s experience includes Bradycardia Advanced Technology for Sulzer-Intermedics Inc, where he directed the design and development of next-generation implantable pacemakers.
President, Chief Commercial Officer
Jason joined the company as President and Chief Commercial Officer in July 2021. Mr. Spees brings over two decades of successful leadership from Boston Scientific, Preventice Solutions, and Biotronik. He was most recently Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Biotronik in the areas of Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiovascular Intervention, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Diagnostics, and Digital Health. Prior to Biotronik, Jason was the Chief Commercial Officer of Preventice Solutions, along with multiple leadership positions, including Vice President of Sales for Boston Scientific. Jason holds a B.S. in Operations Research and Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, where he was a distinguished graduate with academic distinction. He also has an M.A. in Public Management – Finance from the University of Maryland.
Nitsan joined Impulse Dynamics in 2014, bringing over 15 years of experience in global human resources and corporate management. She has served in several H.R. executive roles, with responsibility for developing and implementing strategies, infrastructure, and programs needed to build and optimize the human capital management of the business. Nitsan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Rupin Academic Center, an M.A. in Management and Professional Communications from Clark University, an M.A. in law from Bar Ilan University, and an executive MBA from Bar Ilan University.
Robert Fasciano, Ph.D.
Regulatory Affairs & Quality
Robert joined the company in 2022. Robert brings over two decades of experience in product development, quality oversight, regulatory strategy, and management to our team. During his career, which Robert has dedicated to bringing innovative medical products to market, he has worked in mechanical circulatory support (Abiomed), interventional cardiology (Cordis, Orchestra Biomed, and Micro Interventional Devices), and imaging (Hyperfine). Robert holds a B.A. in Engineering from Dartmouth College, where he graduated with honors, an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from Purdue University.
Ishu V. Rao, MD
Dr. Ishu Rao joined Impulse Dynamics in March 2020 following an accomplished career in his clinical practice. Ishu is a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist who previously spent 17 years caring for heart failure patients, with a focus on interventional therapies. Dr. Rao received his cardiology training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., and the Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles after completing a residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Ishu’s medical degree was earned at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia after completing an undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University.