Kurt Hammond Named Exo® Chief Commercial Officer to Drive the Future of Medical Imaging
August 24, 2023
Hammond will accelerate adoption of Exo’s advanced ultrasound platform to improve patient outcomes across the globe
Santa Clara, Calif. – August 24, 2023 – Exo (pronounced “echo”), a pioneering medical imaging software and devices company, today announced the appointment of Kurt Hammond to Chief Commercial Officer. With more than three decades of experience scaling healthcare software brands, Hammond will be responsible for developing and executing the sales, marketing, partnerships and customer success strategies to drive the commercialization of Exo’s fully integrated ultrasound ecosystem.
Hammond most recently served as Chief Growth Officer at eMed Digital Healthcare, where he oversaw sales, customer success, product management, marketing and partnership development functions for a first-of-its-kind point-of-care diagnostic lab platform. Prior to eMed Digital Healthcare, he led six healthcare startups, including Halo Health and Merge Healthcare, to successful exits and has been involved in more than 20 mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare market. After Merge Healthcare was acquired by IBM in 2015, Hammond was named VP of Global Imaging Sales for IBM Watson Health, eventually being promoted to Global VP of Partnerships and Business Development.
“With deep-rooted expertise in healthcare IT, SaaS and artificial intelligence, Kurt is the ideal leader to usher Exo into our next phase of growth. He shares our vision of bringing healthcare outside the constraints of hospital walls and uniquely understands the solutions required to make that a reality,” said Sandeep Akkaraju, Co-founder and CEO of Exo. “As Exo expands its medical imaging ecosystem, Kurt’s experience leading market-altering health tech companies will be core to our success.”
Hammond’s appointment as Chief Commercial Officer comes at a pivotal time in Exo’s trajectory in delivering simple and accessible medical imaging to all. The company has developed an end-to-end ultrasound ecosystem to provide caregivers with immediate medical answers at the point of care to improve patient outcomes. That includes launching its award-winning Exo Works™ point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) workflow solution last year, which streamlines documentation, billing and quality assurance in one platform. Exo has also acquired FDA-cleared AI capabilities and will be commercializing a revolutionary new handheld ultrasound. Built on Exo’s proprietary ultrasound technology, this pocket-sized ultrasound device delivers high-performance imaging at a fraction of the cost of cart-based systems.
Exo’s ecosystem is being implemented in leading healthcare institutions across the nation to provide caregivers with trusted answers when patients need them. Major healthcare systems including Henry Ford Health and Sana Kliniken AG have partnered with Exo to leverage its powerful platform to lower the barriers to ultrasound access and use, enabling faster diagnoses and treatment across all care settings. Additionally, institutions like West Virginia University's Medical Center for POCUS are integrating Exo Works into medical school programs to train the next generation of caregivers on the future of ultrasound.
“Exo is the first company I’ve worked with that has dedicated the resources to bring a fully loaded, seamless platform to the healthcare market,” said Hammond. “The company has solved the massive technological and workflow issues caregivers experience when using modern point-of-care ultrasound solutions. This is only the beginning of Exo’s journey to disrupt medical imaging and I am proud to join a team so focused on creating a healthier and more equitable world.”
To learn more about Exo, visit www.exo.inc.
Exo is a medical imaging software and device company. Exo believes everyone around the world should have access to high-quality, affordable and easy-to-use medical imaging. The company is on a mission to modernize medical imaging through its high-performance ultrasound platform and artificial intelligence. Exo’s goal is to enable healthcare professionals to make critical, real-time decisions that ultimately improve patient outcomes. For more information, please visit exo.inc. Follow us at @exoeffect on X, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
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