PROXIMIE, THE GLOBAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM, ANNOUNCES NEW SENIOR APPOINTMENTS, BUILDING ON ITS STRONG START IN 2022
Named General Manager for the Americas – Charles H. Wilhelm, and Chief Growth Officer – Dave Herrmann
Proximie, the global health technology platform digitizing operating rooms (ORs) around the world, has announced the appointments of a General Manager for the Americas and a Director of growth – while continuing its rapid growth and impressive start to 2022.
Charlie Wilhelm, General Manager for the Americas
Dave Hermann, Chief Growth Officer
Charlie H. Wilhelm joins as General Manager for the Americas, bringing extensive industry experience and knowledge. Most recently, Charlie was the CEO and COO of KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, where he approached $1 billion in business and closed a record year in 2021. He is an expert in developing corporate strategies to successfully promote profitability, business growth and increased market share. Charlie will drive the Americas business for Proximie, where he is responsible for all commercial and service delivery activity.
Dave Herrmann joins as Chief Growth Officer and will take the lead role in driving the company’s growth opportunities with new products, services and verticals. Previously, Dave was Global Director of Digital Solutions for Johnson & Johnson Medtech, as well as CEO of SaaS company C-SATS. He was also a member of the founding leadership team for Verb Surgical, before Johnson & Johnson acquired the company in early 2020. Dave brings more than 20 years of business leadership in healthcare.
The appointments follow Proximie’s high-profile partnership with Teledoc Health in October 2021 and Vodafone Business, announced in January 2022, all with the aim of increasing access to surgical healthcare and training.
Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, CEO and founder of Proximie, explained:
“We are delighted to welcome Charlie and Dave to the Proximie leadership team. They will be key players in continuing our momentum and accelerated growth over the next 12 months. It is a testament to our strategy that we continue to attract such talented and experienced people, and have come together at a particularly exciting time for Proximie.”
“Charlie and Dave’s proven track records bring material value to Proximie and will help us achieve our mission of creating a future of truly connected surgical care. Charlie will be vital to our growth in the Americas, where we already have a sizeable presence.” “Dave will play a key role in directing our partnership strategy and supporting the overall growth of our platform. They are the perfect additions at the perfect time.”
Charlie H. Wilhelm, General Manager for the Americas at Proximie, highlighted:
“I am delighted to join Proximie as General Manager for the Americas. Nadine’s vision of being in every OR around the world and positively impacting patient care resonates strongly. I am excited to contribute to the team and grow Proximie to achieve this bold vision with our clients.”
Dave Herrmann, Chief Growth Officer at Proximie, commented:
“I am excited about the tremendous growth potential for Proximie. We have an exciting product with our market leading solution and I see a great opportunity to leverage this to truly digitize the surgical environment, to bring new tools and technologies to clinical teams and improve patient care.
Proximie is a global health technology platform focused on the digitization of operating rooms and diagnostic rooms.
Proximie’s mission is to save lives by sharing the world’s best clinical practices, every Proximie procedure can be recorded, analyzed and harnessed for future use to help inform best practice.
By connecting operating rooms around the world, Proximie is creating a rich and deep dataset that naturally feeds best practices across the healthcare ecosystem, providing connected global surgical care.
Founded by Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, Proximie has already performed tens of thousands of surgical interactions and has been implanted in more than 300 hospitals in 50 countries and 5 continents.
Proximie has contracts with over 35 major medical device companies, with access to 90% of operating theaters and diagnostic rooms in the UK, US and EU.