Mr. Moran served as Chief Executive Officer of MotusGI from October 1, 2018 to April 14, 2023. Prior to joining us, from 2015 to September 2018, Mr. Moran served as President of the Americas, ConvaTec Group Plc (LON: CTEC) (“ConvaTec”), an international medical products and technologies company, offering products and services in the areas of wound and skin care, ostomy care, continence and critical care and infusion devices. Prior to his employment at ConvaTec, Mr. Moran held roles in sales, marketing and general management over the course of eighteen years at Covidien plc (“Covidien”), an Irish headquartered global health care products company and manufacturer of medical devices and supplies. While at Covidien, until 2015, Mr. Moran served simultaneously as VP and General Manager of both the SharpSafety and Monitoring & Operating Room divisions. Following the 2015 acquisition of Covidien by Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Mr. Moran was named the Global Vice President and General Manager of the Patient Care and Safety Division. Mr. Moran also served on the CEO Advisory Council for Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), a medical device trade association. Mr. Moran earned a B.A. in Organizational Communication at The State University of New York at Geneseo. Mr. Moran was selected as a director because of his broad commercial experience and leadership in the medical technology sector.
Mr. Pomeranz serves as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Motus GI Medical Technologies Ltd., Mr. Pomeranz was the founding CEO of Svelte Medical Systems, a start-up company that developed a unique drug eluting stent platform. From 2007 to 2008 Mr. Pomeranz was the Vice President of Research and Development at Prescient Medical, Inc. From 1998 to 2007, Mr. Pomeranz served as Vice President at Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson Company, where his responsibilities included developing new technologies, exploring new market opportunities and leading major restructuring efforts to create cross-functional global commercialization teams. Prior to that, Mr. Pomeranz held a number of senior leadership roles, including positions at Cardiac Pathways Corporations from 1991 to 1998, and Cardiovascular Imaging Systems from 1989 to 1991, both of which were acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation. Mr. Pomeranz earned a M.Sc. in biomedical engineering from the University of Miami. Mr. Pomeranz was selected as a director due to his history as a director of Motus GI Medical Technologies Ltd. and his business and leadership experience in the medical technology sector; his broad scientific background is also seen as an asset to us.
Mr. Pruden has served on our Board since December 2017. Prior to joining us, from 1985 until 2017, Mr. Pruden held a number of senior commercial leadership positions across both the medical devices and pharmaceutical sectors of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). In April 2004, he became President of the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Janssen-Ortho Inc. in Canada. In January 2006, Mr. Pruden was appointed Worldwide President of Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, and in 2009 became the Company Group Chairman of Ethicon, Inc. In 2012, he was named Worldwide Chairman of Johnson & Johnson’s Global Surgery Group and in 2015 he became Worldwide Chairman in the Medical Devices division. In April 2016, Mr. Pruden became a member of the Executive Committee at Johnson & Johnson where his official title was Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chairman, Medical Devices. Mr. Pruden also served in several capacities with the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), a medical device trade association, where he helped lead the MDUFA renewal negotiations with the Federal Food and Drug Administration. While at AdvaMed Mr. Pruden served as a member of the Board of Directors, as Chair of the AdvaMed Regulatory Committee, and as a member of the AdvaMed Executive Committee. Mr. Pruden received his B.S. degree in finance at Rider University, where he later served on the Board of Trustees from 2011 until 2015. Mr. Pruden was selected as a director due to his management and regulatory experience with medical device and pharmaceutical products and his financial experience.
Mr. Durbin is a proven strategic executive with decades of experience at start-ups and multi-national life sciences companies. During this time, he established strong industry knowledge across the life sciences industry, including substantial therapeutic clinical development and global commercialization experience. Currently, Mr. Durbin is CEO and Director of illumiSonics Inc., developer of the PARS platform, a revolutionary, non-contact, high-resolution, label-free, non-destructive optical imaging system based on new physics. Prior to illumiSonics, Mr. Durbin held executive roles at Viveve (NASDAQ: VIVE) from May 2012 to March 2023, including as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as well as serving on the Board of Directors. Prior to his time at Viveve, he was Chief Financial Officer at Vericel (NASDAQ: VCEL), formerly Aastrom Biosciences (ASTM). Prior to joining Vericel, Mr. Durbin was Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of Board at Prescient Medical. Prior to Prescient Medical, Mr. Durbin was with the Investment Banking team, Healthcare and Merger & Acquisition, at Lehman Brothers, during which time he helped successfully execute nearly $5 billion in financings and M&A transactions for life science companies. Mr. Durbin began his career as a Director of Neurophysiology at Biotronic. He holds a Master’s degree in Health Management w/ honors from Yale University. He received his Bachelor’s of Science / Pre-med from the University of Michigan.