ABOUT

We are a medical device company based in Santa Clara, CA, dedicated to helping people with heart failure feel better and live longer.

Ancora Heart is dedicated to providing new treatment options for patients suffering from heart failure. Our team has a deep appreciation for the challenges faced by the estimated 26 million patients across the globe who are living with this chronic, progressive disease. Despite advances in heart failure treatment, high rehospitalization and mortality rates persist. Patients suffer from debilitating symptoms, exercise intolerance, poor quality of life, frequent hospitalization, and reduced life expectancy. In fact, up to 50 percent of people who develop heart failure die within five years of diagnosis. It is clear that patients need new options to treat symptoms and improve their quality of life, and we are committed to developing new solutions that help change the course of this challenging condition.

To address this challenge, we developed the AccuCinch® Ventricular Restoration System, the only completely transcatheter device designed to treat the enlarged left ventricle, restore structure and function and bring relief to heart failure patients who remain symptomatic despite current guideline-directed medical care. The AccuCinch System procedure is minimally invasive and is designed to augment the existing care cardiologists provide their heart failure patients.

For patients who have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF, or pumping efficiency), in whom the disease has progressed beyond the ability of medications and pacemakers to manage symptoms, the AccuCinch System may provide a new treatment option by filling the gap between medication or pacemaker therapy and more invasive treatments, including left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) or heart transplant.

The AccuCinch System has been studied in multiple clinical trials in the United States and the European Union, and is currently enrolling patients in the CORCINCH-HF Study, a prospective, randomized, open-label, multicenter, international, clinical safety and efficacy investigation, which is designed to enroll 400 patients at up to 80 centers worldwide.

The study has a unique design allowing initial analysis of safety and clinical efficacy for PMA submission after the first 250 patients have reached six months of follow-up, and then a second analysis after the entire cohort has reached 12 months of follow-up. (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04331769)

MEET OUR TEAM

PRESIDENT AND CEO

Jeffrey M. Closs

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Mr. Closs brings proven leadership in medical devices, health policy, and technology to the Ancora Heart team. He has dedicated his career to working at the intersections of change to promote innovative, life-changing solutions. He has extensive experience founding new ventures (Benu), driving a successful IPO (Perclose), and having leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies (Fox Hollow, Edwards, Guidant, Bentley). Formerly a director at Nellix Endovascular, which was acquired by Endologix, and BioIQ, a health tech company, he is also an adjunct professor at Stanford University Center for Health Policy and the former president of the St. Raymond School Board. Mr. Closs holds an MBA from Emory University and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

Russel Sampson

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A champion for the development of minimally invasive surgical systems, Mr. Sampson brings a proven track record of invention (over 80 U.S. international patents) to his position at Ancora Heart. Leveraging his deep experience with CE and PMA approvals, commercialization, profitability and acquisition for companies such as Cytyc, Novacept, Abbott Laboratories, Space Systems/Loral and Ford Aerospace, he is responsible for our core technology, intellectual property and product development efforts. Mr. Sampson is the co-founder of Sierra Surgical Technologies (SST) and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering (AMES) from the University of California, San Diego.

CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

Mark Miles

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Mr. Miles brings 25 years of experience scaling medical technology companies to his position as chief commercial officer (CCO) of Ancora Heart, including his most recent post as CCO of Terumo Aortic in Glasgow, Scotland. In that role, he was responsible for global sales and marketing, custom solutions, portfolio strategy and expansion into new markets, helping guide the company during a period of significant growth.
Prior to his time at Terumo Aortic, Mr. Miles served as senior director of commercial strategy at Invuity, where he played a key role in driving adoption of their core product lines across key surgical specialties throughout the United States. He was instrumental in facilitating significant growth through the company’s eventual IPO in 2015. Previously, Mr. Miles held positions of increasing responsibility at Medtronic, serving as director of global marketing of the Endovascular Business Unit. He began his career at Eli Lilly and Company, serving various commercial leadership roles during his eight-year tenure. Mr. Miles received an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BS in health sciences from James Madison University.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

David Tucker

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David Tucker brings nearly 20 years of financial leadership experience in the life-sciences industry to his role as Chief Financial Officer at Ancora Heart. Prior to joining Ancora Heart, he served as Vice President of Finance at Atara Biotherapeutics, which he joined in 2015. Mr. Tucker is also President and Chairman of the Board of the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Bioscience Financial Officers, a position he has held since 2017.

Previously, Mr. Tucker served as Vice President of Finance at Sunesis Pharmaceuticals and as Principal Accounting Officer at Cymabay Therapeutics. He also held similar positions at Nuvelo and IntraBiotics Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Tucker qualified as a chartered accountant in the UK while at Ernst & Young and holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Bristol, England.

VICE PRESIDENT OF BIOSTATISTICS AND CLINICAL DATA MANAGEMENT

Christine Tjossem

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Ms. Tjossem brings a 35-year track record of successful growth and leadership in biostatistics and data management to her position at Ancora Heart. Her experience includes key roles establishing and managing biostatistical and data management efforts at some of the world’s leading clinical research and medical device organizations, including Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude and Berlin Heart. Ms. Tjossem began her career working in medical research for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. As Vice President of Biostatistics and Data Management, Ms. Tjossem is responsible for all facets of her team’s success in advising and implementing appropriate techniques and methods for statistical and data management areas. In addition to managing these line-of-business functions, Ms. Tjossem’s vast breadth and depth of experience allows her to make significant contributions to the company’s overall business, regulatory and clinical strategy. Christine received her Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from Iowa State University.

VICE PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL AFFAIRS

Michael Zapien

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Drawing on his expertise in transitioning innovative medical devices from the developmental stage to commercial success at several emerging startups (Elixir, Nanostim), Mr. Zapien leads our clinical research. Previously the Director of Clinical and Medical Affairs at CardioDx, Inc., he also has clinical and commercial experience at Medi-Globe, Silk Road Medical, Abbott Vascular, and Guidant Corp. Mr. Zapien is a certified clinical researcher with a MS from the University of Maryland and a BS from San Francisco State University.

VICE PRESIDENT OF
STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Bart Beasley

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A veteran of introducing early-stage and ground-breaking therapies to physicians, Mr. Beasley brings over 25 years of experience in healthcare marketing to Ancora Heart. By building partnerships with the clinical community, gathering first-hand insights towards procedure and product development, and enhancing clinical trial patient education and recruitment, he has helped drive the rapid growth of multiple revolutionary therapies and new therapeutic categories. Mr. Beasley served as Vice President of Marketing at Avinger, drove market development at Transcend Medical (acquired by Alcon), was Director of Marketing at Fox Hollow (acquired by ev3), and began his career at Perclose (acquired by Abbott). Mr. Beasley holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain and a BS in Economics from Santa Clara University.

VICE PRESIDENT OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS
AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

Michael Fritz

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Mr. Fritz comes to Ancora Heart with decades of medical device industry experience including strategic leadership, management, operational, and hands-on roles in regulatory affairs, clinical research, quality assurance, and engineering. His career includes roles with small start-ups (Synapse Biomedical and Cyberkinetics) and larger companies (Medtronic, Boston Scientific, and Guidant) developing class III implantable devices and class II minimally invasive devices in diverse fields including interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, neurology, pulmonary/respiratory, laparoscopic surgery, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, and neuroprosthetics. Mr. Fritz holds an MS degree in software engineering from the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor of electrical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota.

Meet Our Board of Directors

CHAIRMAN

Bob Croce culminated 12 years as Company Group Chairman through a 36-year career at Johnson & Johnson. Beginning in 1968, Mr. Croce held a series of senior positions beginning as a Sales Representative for Ortho Pharmaceuticals where he was later named Vice President of Marketing. Prior to that, he served as Worldwide Franchise Chairman of Cordis and Ethicon Endo-Surgery. In 1985, Mr. Croce was named Vice President of Business Development at McNeil. He was later transferred to Ethicon, Inc., where he served as Group Vice President, and was later named President in 1990. In 1992, he was promoted to Worldwide President of Ethicon Endo-Surgery.

SAVITR CAPITAL

Savitr Capital was founded by Andrew Midler in 2008. Prior to Savitr Capital, Andrew founded Standard Pacific Capital in 1995. The investment management firm launched with $75 million of assets and grew to over $5 billion. Until 2005, Midler managed the firm’s Global Long/Short Equity Fund for Standard Pacific’s flagship product. He also supervised the firm’s credit opportunities, commodity, quantitative, and Japan long/short equity strategies. He served as the CIO and CEO of the firm from 1995 to 2007 before selling his majority ownership interest in the firm in December 2007. Prior to founding Standard Pacific, Midler was the Director of Equity Portfolio Management at CS First Boston, a global institutional money management firm. Previously, he managed a significant portion of the global hedge fund, Odyssey Partners. From 1986 through 1993, he worked at Fidelity Investments where he was Portfolio Manager of the Fidelity Convertible Securities Fund, Fidelity Equity Income II Fund and Fidelity Growth & Income Fund.

LCP VENTURES

Lew Pell is one of the most prolific and successful medical technology investors. Since 1975, Pell has been the lead investor and co-founder of 24 different medical device manufacturers, eight of which have been sold for a collective net gain of $1.6 billion. Pell’s founding of medical technology companies began in 1975, when he and Katsumi Oneda co-founded Machida America to sell flexible endoscopes. In 1979, he created Pentax Precision Instruments and sold it to Asahi Optical eleven years later. Over a span of 15 years, Pell co-founded various medical device companies including: American Endoscopy (acquired by Medtronic), Heart Technology (acquired by Boston Scientific), InStent (acquired by Medtronic), and Vision Sciences. He was also co-founder of Biosense (acquired by Johnson & Johnson), Influence, Inc. (acquired by American Medical Systems), and Disc-O-Tech (sold to Kyphon).

MADORRA, INC.

Beverly Huss is a medical device entrepreneur, board director and mentor who brings with her more than 20 years’ experience as a leader of both large corporations and start-up companies in the medical device space. She is currently Executive Chair of Madorra, Inc., a women’s health company focused on improving quality of life after menopause. Ms. Huss was co-founder and CEO of Pagonia Medical. Prior to founding Pagonia, she was president and CEO of Qool Therapeutics, Inc., a tissue preservation company. Previously she was co-founder and CEO of Vibrynt, Inc., a company that developed a novel minimally invasive therapeutic device for treatment of morbid obesity. Prior to this, Ms. Huss was with Santa Clara, California-based Guidant since 1986, fulfilling a variety of executive roles within the company’s various medical device divisions. She managed the worldwide Endovascular Solutions business as President and quadrupled worldwide revenues to $150 million for the carotid and peripheral vascular business in four years. In addition, she built Guidant’s coronary stent business to $1B with 90% gross margins.

PRESIDENT & CEO

Mr. Closs brings proven leadership in medical devices, health policy, and technology to the Ancora Heart team. He has dedicated his career to working at the intersections of change to promote innovative, life-changing solutions. He has extensive experience founding new ventures (Benu), driving a successful IPO (Perclose), and having leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies (Fox Hollow, Edwards, Guidant, Bentley). Formerly a director at Nellix Endovascular, which was acquired by Endologix, and BioIQ, a health tech company, he is also an adjunct professor at Stanford University Center for Health Policy and the former president of the St. Raymond School Board. Mr. Closs holds an MBA from Emory University and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

WORK WITH US

Ancora Heart is looking for talented professionals to join our growing team. We value creativity, drive, accountability, and the ability to work collaboratively with one another. If you thrive in a fast-paced setting and are passionate about changing the way heart failure is treated, consider the following opportunities:

Clinical Research Associate (Field Operations)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Conduct clinical research trials by effectively coordinating the activities of study coordinators and investigators and by ensuring compliance with study protocols, FDA and other Ministry of Health regulations, IRB requirements and overall clinical objectives.  Assist in the preparation of regulatory filings.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as a company representative at clinical cases by traveling to field sites, observing and preparing written reports on procedures, ensuring proper collection of data and perform investigational device set-up, as required.
  • Assist to identify, evaluate and establish trial sites, and manage site closure at completion of trial.
  • Oversee patient screening and enrollment at assigned clinical study sites.
  • Work with investigation team to ensure data is entered, imaging studies are submitted, and reports are complete and entered in database.
  • Manage day-to-day interactions with investigators and investigative team members and liaise with in-house Clinical Affairs staff.
  • Monitor ongoing compliance to study protocols.  Ensure adherence to FDA and IRB requirements.   Work with investigators to quickly and effectively resolve discrepancies.  Review source documentation, case report forms, and data reports for accuracy and ensure the timely submission of such documentation. Perform interim monitoring visits per SOP.
  • Develop and direct site training and in-services during site qualification and initiation phases and onboarding new study site personnel.  Train staff on therapeutic areas, protocol requirements proper source documentation and case report completion. Develop materials for clinical training sessions.
  • Coordinate meetings with site coordinators and investigators.
  • Identify and prepare written reports for adverse events, as needed.
  • Assist in the preparation of IDE, 510(k), PMA and related regulatory filings.
  • Ensure accurate inventory of investigative devices.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports to management.
  • Complete projects and tasks in an aggressive manner consistent with corporate objectives. Keep supervisor informed of changes in work schedule and/or workload.
  • Regularly recognize problems and recommend and implement methods of conduct of clinical study.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable clinical literature.
  • Attend relevant scientific and/or medical meetings.
  • Support company goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and compliance with Good Clinical Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices and FDA regulations.  Ensure compliance with Quality System Regulations and ISO 9001, EN 46001, and MDD requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS preferred in Life Sciences, Medicine, or other technical discipline.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum five years related experience in health-related field in addition to working knowledge of FDA regulatory requirements.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to travel up to 75%

Clinical Research Associate (Clinical Quality)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Support the Clinical Affairs team to ensure the clinical trial is operating in accordance with the clinical protocol(s); Federal Regulations; any other applicable policies, regulations, procedures, and/or guidelines to ensure data integrity and Trial Master Files are maintained. Collaborates with field operations and study site personnel to ensure integrity of clinical and/or compliance data.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Evaluate and establish trial sites and manage site closure at completion of trial.
  • Oversee, review and approve, and file site qualification, initiation, interim monitoring, and site closure visit communications and reports.
  • Monitor ongoing compliance to study protocols.  Ensure adherence to FDA and IRB requirements. Work with Clinical Affairs staff to quickly and effectively resolve discrepancies.  Review source documentation, case report forms, and data reports for accuracy and ensure the timely submission of such documentation.
  • Perform quality assurance audits on eTMF, prioritizing as needed; determine corrective actions where needed and coordinate their resolution(s), may include: reconciling missing records, working with investigative teams and Field Operations staff members, initiating CAPAs, etc.
  • Assist in clinical protocol, informed consent form, case report form, and other study materials development.
  • Prepare and complete central IRB submissions for current clinical trial(s).
  • Monitor and track site IRB expiration dates for upcoming continuing reviews; ensure sites have current trial materials for submissions.
  • Ensure that clinical files are current and complete; review incoming study-related documents for completion and accuracy.
  • Oversee and document accurate dispensation, inventory and reconciliation of investigative devices.
  • Develop and direct sponsor training and in-services and onboarding new study site personnel.  Develop materials for clinical training sessions.
  • Order, track and manage trial materials.
  • Update and maintain current trial(s) activity on clinicaltrials.gov website.
  • Review, assess, create, and update Clinical Quality and Monitoring SOPs, Monitoring Plans and other clinical affairs forms.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports to management.
  • Complete projects and tasks in an aggressive manner consistent with corporate objectives. Keep supervisor informed of changes in work schedule and/or workload.
  • Regularly recognize problems and recommend and implement methods of conduct of clinical study.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable clinical literature.
  • Attend relevant scientific and/or medical meetings, as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Support company goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and compliance with Ancora Heart SOPs, Good Clinical Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices and FDA regulations.  Ensure compliance with Quality System Regulations and ISO 9001, EN 46001, and MDD requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation of interim analysis and final report preparation for IDE, 510(k), PMA and related regulatory filings.
  • Serve as clinical representative on project teams, as needed.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS preferred in Life Sciences, Medicine, or other technical discipline.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum five years related experience in health-related field in addition to working knowledge of FDA regulatory requirements.      

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be willing and able to travel to work related meetings and seminars, as needed.
  • May require the ability to deliver speeches and/or presentations effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • CQA certification is strongly preferred

Clinical Research Associate (Device Accountability)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Support the Clinical Affairs team to ensure investigational device accountability such that the clinical trial is operating in accordance with the clinical protocol(s); Federal Regulations 21CFR821; any other applicable policies, regulations, procedures, and/or guidelines to ensure data integrity and Trial Master Files are maintained. Support the Clinical Operations team to ensure integrity of clinical and/or compliance data.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Verify, in conjunction with the Operations team, quantities, lot numbers, and expiration dates of outgoing shipments.
  • Verify data in outgoing shipment manifests to include specific details regarding packing lists, device accountability log information, addresses, site specific information (i.e., contact name and number).
  • In a timely manner, confirm receipt of product at the site and ensure the completion and collection of manifest documentation.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any issues that arise during transit, delivery and receipt of shipments.
  • In conjunction with Site Management and Field Operations, ensure the completion of site training for the receipt and handling of investigative product.
  • With Therapy Development and Field Operations teams, review and reconcile post-implant devices.
  • Collect and review Device Use Forms and Device Accountability Logs prior to return shipments.
  • Coordinate and expedite device returns including creation of FedEx labels.  Ensure complete and accurate documentation.
  • With the Operations staff, ensure the accuracy of return shipments, restocking, and tracking of devices.
  • With Operations and Clinical Operations staff, create and maintain a system for the accurate tracking of devices returned and dispositioned (i.e., restocked, disposed, or recommissioned.)
  • With Operations and Clinical Field Operations staff, fully review, reconcile, and file all documentation related to device accountability.
  • Order, track and manage Clinical Trial materials.
  • Manage in-house filing of critical materials.
  • As needed, complete projects and tasks as assigned by the Clinical Affairs team.
  • Work with Site Management to generate information and distribute EU and US study newsletters.
  • Review, assess, create and update clinical quality and monitoring SOPs, monitoring plans, and other clinical affairs forms.
  • Prepare Essential Document Tracker Status report as needed.  Perform comprehensive eTMF audits.
  • Work with Field and Clinical Operations teams to maintain accurate study documents.
  • Complete projects and tasks in an aggressive manner consistent with corporate objectives. Keep supervisor informed of changes in work schedule and/or workload.
  • Regularly recognize problems and recommend and implement methods of conduct of clinical study.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Support company goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and compliance with Ancora Heart SOPs, Good Clinical Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices and FDA regulations.  Ensure compliance with Quality System Regulations and ISO 9001, EN 46001, and MDD requirements.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS preferred in Life Sciences, Medicine, or other technical discipline.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum five years related experience in health-related field in addition to working knowledge of FDA regulatory requirements.      

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to travel and work in the Santa Clara Office
  • Must be willing and able to travel to work related meetings and seminars, as needed.
  • May require the ability to deliver speeches and/or presentations effectively to a variety of audiences.

Therapy Development Manager (Northeast)

PURPOSE OF JOB:

Maximize clinical site enrollment for clinical studies by maintaining relationships with key physicians and site-specific stakeholders to support Ancora Heart’s technology and adoption of therapy.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive patient enrollment (qualified consented patients per site, per month) in Ancora Heart clinical trials, and specifically the CORCINCH-HF Pivotal Study. Work with VP of Clinical Marketing and Therapy Development to ensure the smooth conduct of all clinical trial activities.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of relationships with all physicians and their key research staff personnel in assigned territory, including current and potential clinical investigators as well as other key opinion leaders, and all other physician influencers at and around clinical trial sites. Ideal candidate will show a proven track record of influencing both physicians and staff/research staff behavior during a clinical study and/or in early/novel product adoption phase.
  • Work with all management team, and especially Clinical Affairs and Clinical Marketing colleagues to maximize key relationships and to ensure maximum visibility to CORCINCH-HF study, and clinical site productivity. Identify and address potential inefficiencies or areas of concern within assigned territory, while also identifying and sharing best practices from across territory and/or across study
  • Should be very comfortable with presenting new concepts, new technology, and early clinical data to potential physician partners and similar audiences.
  • Educate and train physicians, hospital personnel and Ancora Heart staff on procedural, clinical and technical matters related to AccuCinch technology.Confidential Page 1 of 2
  • Work with Clinical Investigators and the Ancora Heart Clinical Affairs staff in assigned territory to gain understanding and insight into the clinical performance of Ancora Heart products
  • Analyze customer requirements and develop recommendations for existing and potential new Ancora products, as well as product enhancements.
  • Work with the Research and Development and Clinical Engineering staff to identify and address potential technical issues.
  • Ensure consistent corporate messaging to the medical community.
  • Provide regular feedback to management regarding critical issues which affect the attainment of departmental and individual objectives.
  • Attend relevant scientific and technical meetings.
  • Support company goals and objectives, policies and procedures, good manufacturing practices and FDA regulations.
  • Ensure adherence to Departmental budget

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS degree required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum seven years related experience in the medical device industry, in relationship based, physician liaison role.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent communication skills required, both in person one on one, in presentations to large groups and via phone and teleconference/Webinar
  • Cardiovascular experience and preferred with proven success introducing novel Heart Failure therapies in the past
  • Extensive knowledge of medical device industry and company products required
  • Extensive knowledge of clinical trial policies, regulations and procedures required.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 75%

Therapy Development Manager (Southeast)

PURPOSE OF JOB:

Maximize clinical site enrollment for clinical studies by maintaining relationships with key physicians and site-specific stakeholders to support Ancora Heart’s technology and adoption of therapy.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive patient enrollment (qualified consented patients per site, per month) in Ancora Heart clinical trials, and specifically the CORCINCH-HF Pivotal Study. Work with VP of Clinical Marketing and Therapy Development to ensure the smooth conduct of all clinical trial activities.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of relationships with all physicians and their key research staff personnel in assigned territory, including current and potential clinical investigators as well as other key opinion leaders, and all other physician influencers at and around clinical trial sites. Ideal candidate will show a proven track record of influencing both physicians and staff/research staff behavior during a clinical study and/or in early/novel product adoption phase.
  • Work with all management team, and especially Clinical Affairs and Clinical Marketing colleagues to maximize key relationships and to ensure maximum visibility to CORCINCH-HF study, and clinical site productivity. Identify and address potential inefficiencies or areas of concern within assigned territory, while also identifying and sharing best practices from across territory and/or across study
  • Should be very comfortable with presenting new concepts, new technology, and early clinical data to potential physician partners and similar audiences.
  • Educate and train physicians, hospital personnel and Ancora Heart staff on procedural, clinical and technical matters related to AccuCinch technology.Confidential Page 1 of 2
  • Work with Clinical Investigators and the Ancora Heart Clinical Affairs staff in assigned territory to gain understanding and insight into the clinical performance of Ancora Heart products
  • Analyze customer requirements and develop recommendations for existing and potential new Ancora products, as well as product enhancements.
  • Work with the Research and Development and Clinical Engineering staff to identify and address potential technical issues.
  • Ensure consistent corporate messaging to the medical community.
  • Provide regular feedback to management regarding critical issues which affect the attainment of departmental and individual objectives.
  • Attend relevant scientific and technical meetings.
  • Support company goals and objectives, policies and procedures, good manufacturing practices and FDA regulations.
  • Ensure adherence to Departmental budget

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS degree required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum seven years related experience in the medical device industry, in relationship based, physician liaison role.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent communication skills required, both in person one on one, in presentations to large groups and via phone and teleconference/Webinar
  • Cardiovascular experience and preferred with proven success introducing novel Heart Failure therapies in the past
  • Extensive knowledge of medical device industry and company products required
  • Extensive knowledge of clinical trial policies, regulations and procedures required.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 75%

Ancora Heart offers a competitive compensation and benefits program as well as a progressive work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer. If you or someone you know might be interested in this position, please submit a resume and an introductory email to careers@ancoraheart.com

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