Healthcare Industry News: GE Capital
News Release - December 22, 2010
Aperio Names Patrick Yount as Chief Financial OfficerDigital Pathology Leader Adds Seasoned Financial Leader to Complete Executive Team
VISTA, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- Aperio, the global leader in providing digital pathology solutions to improve patient care, has appointed Patrick Yount, a veteran of the healthcare industry, as its chief financial officer. Yount’s addition to Aperio directly supports the company’s mission to improve patient care in healthcare and life sciences organizations through its digital pathology solutions.
Yount, former executive vice president and CFO of Univita Health, Inc., has a wealth of financial, strategic and operational expertise in the healthcare industry, including extensive experience in growing companies through acquisitions.
“Patrick’s distinguished record of value creation is founded in his extraordinary financial and strategic leadership skills,” said Dirk G. Soenksen, CEO of Aperio. “We are confident he will contribute to our continued growth and scalability, and we look forward to adding him to our growing list of executives from the healthcare industry, including COO Keith Hagen, CMO Jared N. Schwartz, M.D., and VP of Corporate Development Steven Russell.“
“Dirk has assembled an inspiring team who has achieved remarkable results for customers and as a business,” stated Yount. “I'm excited to join Aperio to provide the financial leadership that will allow the company to continue its impressive growth and improve patient care through digital pathology.”
Yount is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience and success working with both public and private healthcare companies. He has held a range of executive-level roles at industry-leading companies, most recently serving as executive vice president/CFO at Univita Health, Inc., the nation’s first company dedicated to helping people age independently, where he developed and executed key strategic initiatives to grow the business and effectively manage change across a high growth organization, in addition to being closely involved with the capital/fund raising and bank financing aspects of the business.
Additionally, Yount formerly held CFO positions with Axia Health Management, Biosensors International and Hudson RCI. He also held executive positions at Good Source Solutions, Banque Paribas/Creditanstalt Bank of America and GE Capital.
Yount earned a BS in Finance from San Jose State University and is a graduate of the GE Financial Management Program.
Aperio is the leading provider of digital pathology solutions in hospitals, reference labs, and pharmaceutical and research institutions across the world. Today, our affordable and complete product portfolio improves patient care by enhancing quality assurance, delivering more efficient workflows, facilitating access to new and more targeted therapies, and improving pathologists’ skills via lifelong education. Our comprehensive product line features our ScanScope® scanners, Spectrum™ image management (PACS) software, SecondSlide® slide sharing service for pathology, and image analysis tools and services. Aperio’s products are FDA cleared for specific clinical applications, and are intended for research and education use for other applications. For clearance updates and more information please visit www.aperio.com.
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