Simpson Interventions Announces Appointment of Dr. Joseph Knight as CEO

Prior CEO and Founder, Dr. John Simpson, to Remain with Company as Chief Medical Officer and Continue his Role as Chairman of the Board of Directors

CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Simpson Interventions, Inc., a pioneering medical technology company specializing in cardiovascular interventional devices, today announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph Knight to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1st, 2024. He replaces Simpson Interventions’ Founder and previous CEO, Dr. John B. Simpson, who will continue in his role as Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors, while additionally assuming the role of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Simpson has been CEO since the founding of Simpson Interventions in 2019.

Dr. Knight’s extensive academic credentials include a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), an MBA in entrepreneurship and marketing form Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, a Bachelor and Masters in engineering from the University of South Florida and as a Fellow in Stanford University’s Biodesign Innovation Program. Dr. Knight most recently served as President and CEO of InnAVasc Medical until the company was acquired by W. L. Gore & Associates. Additionally, Dr. Knight has been part of the intellectual property development, business, and strategic planning for multiple early-stage ventures – including iRhythm Technologies, Lacuna Medial, Higgs Boson Health and Medici Medical Technologies. Dr. Knight also spent five years at Medtronic in various marketing, business development, and strategy roles.

“I’m thrilled to take the leadership mantle from Dr. Simpson, who has been a luminary in the field of cardiovascular medicine for generations,” said Dr. Knight. “Not only has Dr. Simpson grown Simpson Interventions into a company at the forefront of breakthroughs in interventional cardiology (IC), but he’s also had the foresight to tackle the complex problems that have plagued the interventional cardiology community for decades. I’m honored to be able to follow in his footsteps and lead this great company forward.”

“I’ve always believed my strength lies in taking a company from the ‘device drawing on a napkin’ phase to the ‘First in Human’ phase,” said Dr. John B. Simpson, Ph.D., M.D., founder and previous CEO of Simpson Interventions, Inc. “Now that we have reached this critical milestone, it is the perfect time to bring in a leader with the operational expertise to guide us through the next stages of growth. Dr. Knight is exceptionally well-suited for this role, and I am thrilled to support him as Chief Medical Officer while we continue to revolutionize interventional cardiology together. His story is profoundly inspiring, and I am confident he will lead Simpson Interventions to new heights.”

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About Simpson Interventions:

Simpson Interventions is a leading medical technology company committed to addressing unmet clinical needs in cardiovascular diseases through technological innovations in visual-guidance, enhanced intelligence, and electromechanical automation for minimally invasive percutaneous intervention.

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Steve Kelly

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