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Signifier Medical Technologies appoints Philip Hess, former President & CEO of Bose Corporation, as Chief Operating Officer

Senior appointment in the US paves the way for the creation of USA operations in preparation for commercialization of eXciteOSA® and Snoozeal®, novel, non-invasive, daytime therapies for sleep disordered breathing conditions.

Boston, MA, USA, September 01st 2020 - Signifier Medical Technologies (“Signifier”), an innovator in the sleep disordered breathing market, is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Hess as Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Hess is the former President & CEO of Bose Corporation, where he worked for 24 years across multiple leadership and operational roles. During his tenure, Mr. Hess was instrumental in Bose’s evolution from a speaker and DVD company to a leader in headsets and wireless products. Most recently, he was leading Bose into connected wearables and health products. He will be located in Boston, MA, where he will have responsibility for growing Signifier’s US infrastructure in preparation for the commercialization of the company’s products.

Mr. Hess will additionally lead the formation of a new R&D function to identify and leverage innovative science to create new product opportunities for Signifier, aimed at improving the lives of the millions of people with sleep disordered breathing conditions.

“With Signifier’s clinically-proven technology, we have the opportunity to treat several kinds of sleep disorders in a way never before possible” said Phil Hess. “Sleep is one of the core pillars of health. I’m incredibly excited to be part of a team that will improve the quality of life for millions of people.”

“I am delighted to welcome Phil to the company. He brings a valuable combination of skills and experience that we believe will benefit Signifier not only in the near-term, as we continue the global commercialization of eXciteOSA® and Snoozeal®, but also in the future as we seek to build a global innovation-led healthcare company,” added Akhil Tripathi, CEO, and Co-Founder of Signifier Medical Technologies. “Phil is a key partner of this growth strategy. With other recent important appointments in the US and Europe, we are building a highly capable global team to deliver on our ambitions.” 

In July, Signifier Medical Technologies announced the appointments of Mr. Matt Sharris as Vice President of Sales for North America and Mr. Steve Saunders as Head of Sales in EMEA. Both bring strategic and commercial experience in respiratory and medical technologies and follow the company strategy to drive and maximize commercial footprint in their respective geographies.

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Last Updated: 07-Sep-2020