Hansen Medical, a developer of robotic technology, has appointed Peter Osborne as interim chief financial officer (CFO). Osborne, who will serve as the company’s principal financial and accounting officer, replaces Steve Van Dick, who is resigning to pursue other opportunities. Hansen Medical has initiated a search for a permanent replacement for Van Dick.
Osborne has been an independent consultant providing senior level financial consulting services to companies since August 2009. Previously, he was as CFO, treasurer, and vice president of finance and administration of VNUS Medical Technologies, a medical device company, from January 2008 to July 2009 when the company was acquired. Osborne had previously been appointed as interim CFO of VNUS in October 2007.
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