Proximie: Dave Herrmann and Charlie H Wilhelm

London-based Proximie, a platform that allows surgeons to advise on operations remotely around the globe, has appointed Dave Herrmann as chief growth officer to steer the company’s growth with new products, services and verticals.

Herrmann has more than 20 years’ experience of business leadership in healthcare and was previously global head of digital solutions for Johnson & Johnson Medtech, as well as chief executive of software-as-a-service company C-SATS. He was also a member of the founding leadership team at Verb Surgical, before the company was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in early 2020.

Herrmann said: “I’m excited about the tremendous growth potential for Proximie. We have an exciting product with our market-leading solution and I see a huge opportunity to build upon this to truly digitise the surgical environment, to bring new tools and technologies to clinical teams and improve patient care.”

Proximie has also appointed Charlie H Wilhelm as general manager for the Americas, responsible for all commercial and service delivery activity in the area. Wilhelm was previously president and chief operating officer of Karl Storz Endoscopy-America. Proximie stated that he is experienced at developing corporate strategies to promote profitability, business growth and increased market share.

Wilhelm said: “Nadine’s vision of being in every operating room in the world and positively impacting patient care strongly resonates. I am excited to contribute to the team and grow Proximie to achieve this bold vision with our customers.”

Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram, founder and chief executive of Proximie, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Charlie and Dave to Proximie’s leadership team. They will be key to continuing our momentum and accelerated growth over the next 12 months. It’s testament to our strategy that we’re continuing to attract such deeply talented and experienced individuals, and they have joined at a particularly exciting time for Proximie.

“The proven track records of Charlie and Dave bring a material value-add to Proximie and will help us achieve our mission to create a future of truly connected surgical care. Charlie will be vital to our growth in the Americas, where we already have a considerable presence. Dave will play a key role in leading our partnership strategy and supporting our overall platform growth. They are the perfect additions at the perfect time.”

The appointments follow Proximie’s partnership with Teledoc Health in October last year, and Vodafone Business, announced last month, aimed at increasing access to surgical healthcare and training.

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