SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shockwave Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWAV), a pioneer in the development and commercialization of transformational technologies for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, announced today that Chief Financial Officer Dan Puckett plans to retire in the first quarter of 2024. Dan has served as the CFO at Shockwave since he joined the company in 2016. The Board of Directors has initiated a process to identify a successor. Mr. Puckett plans to continue as the Chief Financial Officer until his successor is appointed.
“I want to thank Dan for his years of dedication to Shockwave and his contributions to our growth and to our success as an organization,” said Doug Godshall, Chief Executive Officer at Shockwave. “Under his stewardship, which began before we even sold our first catheter, we executed multiple rounds of private funding and ultimately one of the most successful recent IPOs in our sector. Dan’s hard work helped establish the foundation that enabled Shockwave to build a unique and differentiated medical device enterprise in the cardiovascular space. For that, the team at Shockwave, our customers who use IVL and the many patients who have benefited from our technologies across the globe are grateful.”
About Shockwave Medical, Inc.
Shockwave Medical is a leader in the development and commercialization of novel technologies that transform the care of underserved patients with cardiovascular disease. Its first-of-its-kind Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) technology has revolutionized the way calcium is managed during the treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease by safely using sonic pressure waves to disrupt challenging calcified plaque, resulting in significantly improved patient outcomes. Through the recent acquisition of the Reducer, which is under clinical investigation in the U.S. and is CE Marked in the EU and UK, Shockwave Medical plans to introduce its second transformative technology to the interventional cardiology community. By redistributing blood flow within the heart, the Reducer is designed to provide relief to the millions of patients worldwide suffering from refractory angina who have no other treatment options. Learn more at www.shockwavemedical.com and www.neovasc.com.
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