Leadership – DYSIS Medical

Leadership

DYSIS Medical is a forward-looking medical technology company that combines innovative computer-aided cervical mapping technology with advanced colposcope design to help healthcare professionals detect cervical lesions efficiently and direct the patient journey with greater assurance.

    Board of Directors

    Ken Reali

    Ken is currently the CEO of Bioventus after being appointed to the role in April of 2020. Prior to that, Ken served as President and CEO of Clinical Innovations, a medical device company focused in woman’s healthcare, from June 2015 until its successful sale to Laborie in early  2020. During his twenty-nine-year medical device career, he has gained significant experience in product development, global marketing, business development, commercialization and sales of medical devices. He has a strong background in ethics and compliance, market analysis, reimbursement strategy, regulatory and clinical affairs, new product development, sales force optimization and domestic and international product commercialization.

    Mette Kirstine Agger

    Ms. Agger serves on numerous boards of both private and public companies, including KLIFO, a pharmaceutical consulting company, Lexeo, a gene therapy company targeting orphan diseases, DYSIS Medical, a womens health medtech company, and Psioxus, a tumor re-engineering company, ScPharmaceuticals, focused on novel solutions for out-patient care, and C.V Obel A/S, an investment company Ms. Agger has served 12 years from Sept 2009 to April 2022 as a managing partner of Lundbeckfonden Ventures, a life science venture fund, and as part of the management at Lundbeckfonden. Prior to that, Ms. Agger co-founded 7TM Pharma A/S, a biotech company engaged in therapeutic drug discovery and development, in 2000, and served as its chief executive officer from founding to 2009. Prior to founding 7TM Pharma, Ms. Agger was part of the management team of NeuroSearch A/S, a former drug research and development company. Ms. Agger graduated with an M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Copenhagen and has an M.B.A. from Henley Business School University of Reading. We believe Ms. Agger is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of her industry experience, intellectual property knowledge and her experience of serving on the boards.

    John Pedersen

    John Pedersen joined DYSIS Medical as Chairman of the Board in December 2019.  Prior to joining the Board of Directors, John was CEO at Augmenix, Inc., which in was acquired by Boston Scientific Corp. in late 2018.  Previous to Augmenix, he was a Senior Healthcare Advisor for two Healthcare Private Equity Funds – The Gores Group and The Pritzker Group. Prior to this, John was President of the Urology and Women’s Health Division at Boston Scientific. During his 15 years at Boston Scientific, he also served as President of the Peripheral Interventions and the Neurovascular Divisions. Prior to Boston Scientific, he was a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co.  John earned an MBA from The Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and an AB degree from Princeton University.

    Darin Hammers

    Chief Executive Officer

    Darin Hammers has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since September 2018. Mr. Hammers’ experience includes over 25 years of increasing leadership roles in Gynecology and Urology. Prior to joining DYSIS, he served as the President and CEO of Cogentix Medical which was acquired by Laborie in April of 2018.  He joined Cogentix’s predecessor company Uroplasty as Vice President of Global Sales in January 2013 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer prior to being named interim President and CEO in May 2016, and President and CEO in July 2016. Prior to joining Uroplasty, Mr. Hammers was Vice President of Sales for Bard Medical Division of C.R. Bard based in Covington, GA, focused on Urology care products. Prior to that, Mr. Hammers spent more than 12 years with Boston Scientific in various sales leadership positions in the Urology/Gynecology areas.

    Leadership Team

    Carlos Morales

    Vice President Research and Development

    Carlos joined DYSIS Medical in April 2022 with almost 30 years of experience in product development, focusing on medical devices since 2001. As an expert in computer vision, image processing, and software, he has led the design and development of industrial and medical imaging systems, supervising engineering teams spanning the disciplines of electrical, mechanical, optical, wireless connectivity, and software engineering, including embedded, desktop, mobile, and cloud-based software. Most recently, Carlos was Senior Director, Surgical Visualization and Software at Smith & Nephew, where he led a large R&D team distributed across North America, Europe, and Asia. His group developed capital equipment for use in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, designing Ultra-High Definition cameras, digital image processing units, and artificial intelligence algorithms that support orthopedic surgeons. Previously, he held multiple leadership roles at BD, Johnson and Johnson, Boston Scientific, and other companies. Carlos was also a successful entrepreneur, founding and leading Axon Electro-Photonics, a manufacturer of computer vision systems for applications in the semiconductor industry.

    Brent Palmisano

    Senior VP Commercial Operations - Global

    Brent joined DYSIS Medical in March of 2019 as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing managing the global commercial organization. Brent previously spent 15 years at Boston Scientific where he held multiple commercial positions with increasing responsibilities. Most recently, Brent was Area Vice President of Boston Scientific’s National Accounts team. Brent also served as the Director of Marketing and Commercial Integration where he oversaw the commercial development of over 25 devices during his time in marketing. Prior to Boston Scientific Brent spent 7 years at Black and Decker in various sales and marketing positions.

    David Inman

    Chief Financial Officer

    Dave joined the DYSIS Medical team in March 2020.  Prior to DYSIS, Dave was the VP of Finance and Accounting at Augmenix, Inc., which was sold to Boston Scientific at the end of 2018; Dave stayed at Boston Scientific until early 2020 as VP of Finance to help guide the successful transition and integration of the acquisition.  Prior to Augmenix, Dave was with Haemonetics Corporation as head of Global Financial Planning & Analysis, and previously had held Finance, Marketing, New Business Development, and Strategic Planning roles at Boston Scientific Corporation and Staples, Inc.  Dave earned a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Darin Hammers

    Chief Executive Officer

    Darin Hammers has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since September 2018. Mr. Hammers’ experience includes over 25 years of increasing leadership roles in Gynecology and Urology. Prior to joining DYSIS, he served as the President and CEO of Cogentix Medical which was acquired by Laborie in April of 2018.  He joined Cogentix’s predecessor company Uroplasty as Vice President of Global Sales in January 2013 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer prior to being named interim President and CEO in May 2016, and President and CEO in July 2016. Prior to joining Uroplasty, Mr. Hammers was Vice President of Sales for Bard Medical Division of C.R. Bard based in Covington, GA, focused on Urology care products. Prior to that, Mr. Hammers spent more than 12 years with Boston Scientific in various sales leadership positions in the Urology/Gynecology areas.