Hansen Medical, a developer of robotic technology for accurate control of catheter movement, has named veteran financial executive Peter Mariani as chief financial officer (CFO), effective 20 June 2011. He will report directly to president and chief executive officer (CEO), Bruce Barclay. Mariani replaces Peter Osborne, who has served as interim CFO since February 2010.
Mariani has held a variety of financial leadership positions and has extensive international experience at public and private companies. His most relevant experience to his new role at Hansen Medical was the nearly 12 years he spent in senior financial positions with Guidant Corporation, a company focused on the development and sale of medical devices for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
While at Guidant, Mariani was vice president, controller and chief accounting officer (CAO). Previously, he spent four years at Guidant-Japan, with most of that as vice president finance and administration, where he helped facilitate the conversion of Guidant’s business in Japan from a distributor network to a direct sales and marketing organisation, which led to increased sales and profitability. He also spent two years with Guidant’s Vascular subsidiary, where he led the advancement of Guidant’s consolidated customer billing and collection services prior to several significant product launches.
Mariani started at Guidant as a director of corporate financial reporting and after a succession of advances and promotions ultimately became vice president, controller and CAO. After the 2006 sale of Guidant to Boston Scientific Corporation, Mariani co-led the initial integration of the two companies. He subsequently served as CFO of two private companies.
Mariani began his career at Ernst & Young and served as an audit manager for a variety of public and private clients in many different industries, including healthcare. He has a BSc degree in accounting from Indiana University and is a certified public accountant.
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