March 11, 2014      

RBR 50 company Ekso Bionics, a pioneer of robotic exoskeletons, has hired Glenn Davis and Thomas Looby to amplify its sales and marketing strategies.

Both Davis and Looby have considerable experience in medical device market development.

Davis joins Ekso as the new VP of sales, Americas, after spending over 23 years with Siemens Healthcare, most recently as VP, Worldwide Marketing, Ultrasound Division. In 2013 he led the launch of the world’s first wireless ultrasound, the Acuson Freestyle ultrasound system, into the marketplace to critical acclaim.

“Glenn’s extensive medical device industry experience makes him a key addition to Ekso Bionics,” says Frank Moreman, Ekso COO. “The significant increase in attention from neuro-rehabilitation clinics necessitated an addition to our team who could jump in and help deploy our disruptive medical technology to centers worldwide. We are very pleased that we were able to find someone of Glenn’s caliber to fulfill this role.”

“Ekso represents the next significant breakthrough in medical technology,” Davis adds. “I want to be able to say to my five daughters that I was a part of an innovation that fundamentally changed people’s lives.”

Looby, who joins as chief marketing officer, has spent the last 20 years building recognizable and trusted brands at world class companies including Bayer and Eastman Kodak. He most recently worked at Given Imaging as chief marketing officer, where he was responsible for worldwide market development for PillCam capsule endoscopy and other novel solutions to gastrointestinal diseases.

“We are very fortunate to find Tom,” says Ekso CEO Nathan Harding. “With his critical experience in medtech and robotics and his deep understanding of emerging market opportunities, Tom is well suited to lead the development and execution of Ekso’s global hospital and rehabilitation marketing strategy.”

“Ekso is about more than just leading edge technology, it is about empowering humans to do more than they can imagine,” says Looby. “That is the real measuring stick of a company; to be able to inspire customers who use your products but also to touch the hearts of those who don’t.”