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About Ekso Bionics

HISTORY

Empowering lives around the globe for the last 15 years.

Since 2005, Ekso Bionics has used exoskeleton technology to enhance natural abilities and improve quality of life. We are the leading exoskeleton company to offer technologies that help those with paralysis to stand up and walk, enhance worker capabilities globally, and provide research for the advancement of R&D projects intended to benefit U.S. defense capabilities.

EKSO’S MISSION

We use technology to empower human mobility.

Our mission is to amplify human motion by enhancing strength, endurance, and mobility across medical and industrial applications with advanced robotics.

OUR PEOPLE

Team Ekso

Jack Peurach
Jack PeurachPresident & CEO
Mr. Peurach served on the Board of Directors of Ekso Bionics from January 2012 until March 2018. Before becoming the Chief Executive Officer at Ekso, Mr. Peurach was the Executive Vice President, Products for SunPower Corp (NASDAQ: SPWR), where he was responsible for all aspects of SunPower’s PV modules and residential, commercial and utility PV systems.
Bill Shaw
Bill ShawCCO
Bill Shaw joined Ekso Bionics as its Chief Commercial Officer in May 2019. He brings more than 15 years of medical device sales and leadership experience to Ekso. Most recently, Mr. Shaw served as Global Vice President of Robotics at Zimmer Biomet.
Jack Glenn
Jack GlennCFO
Mr. Glenn joined Ekso Bionics as its Chief Financial Officer in August 2018. He brings more than 25 years of financial leadership experience to this role, within both public and private companies in the life science industry. Most recently, Mr. Glenn served as CFO for Sonendo, Inc., a privately-held, venture-backed company.
Chwee Foon Lim
Chwee Foon LimPresident, APAC
Chwee Foon Lim has more than 20 years of international experience in Healthcare & Life Science sector, having worked and lived across major geographies as Asia, Europe and the Americas. Prior to joining Ekso Bionics, she was Head of Healthcare for The Linde Group, Asia Pacific, where she led the Healthcare business growth for Asia.
Jason Jones
Jason JonesVice President, Product Development
Jason has spent his career building products, technology, and companies across multiple industries including medical devices, industrial automation, semiconductors, and solar energy. Along the way he stopped by Wall Street for a cup of coffee. Jason is a proud native Californian and has spent his entire adult life in and around Berkeley, where he currently lives with his semi-adorable family of 4.
Stephan Aderhold
Stephan AderholdVice President, EMEA Sales & Marketing
Stephan has 15 years of experience with medical devices like eye health care or gastroenterology. He is a team enabler and innovative thinking leader.

“The reason why I joined 2017 is still the same why I love this company today: the endless potential, the inspiring mission and the incredible talented team is why I cannot think of a better place to be these days.”

Charlie Wu
Charlie WuSr. Director of Operations
Charlie joined Ekso Bionics in April 2021 to lead Ekso’s operations team. He brings more than 10 years of medical device operations and leadership experience to Ekso. In his spare time, Charlie enjoys hiking and backpacking with his family of 3.
Michael Glover, PT, NCS
Michael Glover, PT, NCSGlobal Director, Clinical Experience
Mike is a physical therapist, neurological clinical specialist with a career focus in acquired brain injury. In clinical practice, advanced technologies were always of interest and the opportunity to join Ekso in 2012 was an exciting path to bring robotics into standard clinical practice.
Rachael Adams
Rachael Adams Global Director of Marketing & Strategic Growth
Rachael joined Ekso Bionics in 2015 because of her belief in the mission to drive Ekso to standard of care for all patients that need it. She enjoyed 10 years of medical and capital sales but as of January 2021 took her experience and knowledge to lead Global Marketing and Strategic Growth for Ekso Bionics. When she’s not spreading the word about healthcare robotics she can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her fiancé and dog, Emmy.
Anthony Pratt
Anthony PrattUS Director of Sales
Anthony Pratt has experience working with advanced robotic technology and leading high performing teams in the startup/small company arena. He believes the passion to get behind a technology that not only solves a problem for Hospitals but that has maximum patient value is the key ingredient to success.
Rino Bevis
Rino Bevis Director of Strategic Accounts
Rino is the director of strategic accounts He lives in Tampa, FL with his wife Devon, son Donovan, daughter Sadie, and black lab Luna. He is a former college and professional basketball player, avid Yogi, and has been in healthcare/devices for ten years.
Owen Reilly
Owen ReillyArea Director, East
Owen Reilly is an experienced leader, who combines his background as a Physical Therapist with his experience selling Advanced Technologies in the Healthcare Market. He partners with both Clinicians and Executives to drive success in implementing Robotics programs to eventually allow access for all patients requiring Rehab from Neurological deficits.
Katie Strausser, PhD
Katie Strausser, PhDPrincipal Controls Engineer
From the earliest days of the medical exoskeleton work, Katie could be found working on software and testing human machine interface concepts. Her favorite part of the job, however, has always been meeting and getting input from the people who Ekso. When she’s not programming, she can be found biking, bagpiping, or backpacking.
Mario Solano
Mario SolanoMechanical Design Engineer
Mario has been with Ekso Bionics for over five years, previously with Meka Robotics and HStar Technologies. Mario received his BA in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Jerome Wong
Jerome WongCorporate Controller
Jerome joined Ekso Bionics in January 2016. He brings more than 20 years of experience to this role focusing on high technology and life sciences in public companies. Jerome lives in Sausalito with his wife and two kids. When he’s not spending time with the family, he will be seen kitesurfing in the San Francisco Bay or shredding the powder in Tahoe.
Candace Cole
Candace ColeCoordinator, Commercial Development
“I couldn’t wait to be a part of this amazing technology. The Ekso team is one of a kind. I get to work alongside some amazing, talented individuals. We are changing lives every day and there is nothing more rewarding than that. I love everything we do here and it just gets better and better.”
Andy McGuigan, MPT
Andy McGuigan, MPT Regional Program Manager
Dedicated to developing robotic programs for Ekso in the Northeast, Andy is mission-driven to accelerate patient access to our technology and widespread adoption to impact outcomes and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
Harold Kalibala
Harold KalibalaWestern Regional Sales Manager
Harold resides in Manhattan Beach with his girlfriend Kelly and their dog Huey, where they enjoy an active lifestyle, a passion for music and travel. Harold was a former collegiate athlete and still plays with a local rugby club in LA. He also enjoys traveling back to Uganda to visit family and educate the community on the advancements of technology and medicine.
Catharina Ohlmeier
Catharina OhlmeierClinical Manager, EMEA
Catharina was born in California and raised in Germany. She has been a PT since 2006, got to know Ekso in 2016 and loves it for the endless options of treatment possibilities. She did the logical step and joined EB August 2017. She is always thrilled when customers understand what EksoNR can accomplish in their patient treatments.
Alyssa Rice, PT, DPT, CBIS
Alyssa Rice, PT, DPT, CBISClinical Program Manager
Alyssa is a Physical Therapist and Clinical Program Manager with Ekso Bionics located in the Washington, DC region. Prior to joining Ekso, she used the device clinically at Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital where she specialized in working with patients who have acquired brain injuries.
Adam Kesten, PT, DPT, NCS
Adam Kesten, PT, DPT, NCSClinical Training Manager, North America
Prior to starting with Ekso, Adam was employed as a Senior Physical Therapist at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation for 6 years with a focus on stroke, brain injury and the use of technology in the rehab setting. Adam lives in NJ with his wife and daughter. He loves fitness, health, and spending as much time as possible with his family.
Janette Tartabini PT, DPT
Janette Tartabini PT, DPTClinical Manager, Asia Pacific
Janette graduated from physical therapy school at The Ohio State University. Since that time, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings. Janette has a love for traveling the world and feels lucky that she gets to travel and teach others how to skillfully use Ekso after seeing the impact it had on her previous patients.
Rehcan Dogru
Rehcan DogruMarketing & Sales Specialist, EMEA
It gives Rehcan great satisfaction to do meaningful work and to raise awareness for our unique and cutting edge technology. Ekso is a great company to work for. We have the coolest products that are designed to improve quality of life.
Rolf Lauterbach
Rolf LauterbachSales Manager, EMEA
Rolf has now been working for more than 11 years in the sales of neurological rehabilitation equipment. As a graduate sports scientist, he had an early interest in robotic and evidence-based therapy methods. Rolf lives in Düsseldorf and prefers to spend his free time with his children.
Michael Blaschke
Michael BlaschkeService Manager, EMEA
Before Michael started at Ekso Bionics in May 2015, he worked for 11 years at Vodafone Group Services in Duesseldorf, where he lives. Michael, his wife, and kids love to travel through Europe with their old Volkswagen camper bus.
Bernadine Antonio-Schroll
Bernadine Antonio-SchrollCustomer Experience, EMEA
“It is great to work for a company and a product having such a deep impact on so many people’s lives! Delivering excellent customer service is our priority!”
Jack Williams
Jack WilliamsBusiness Development Representative, Industrial
Prior to joining Ekso, Jack worked at both Tesla & Yelp. Jack, who is from the East Bay, has dedicated the last three years to Ekso Bionics.
Daniel Arrienda
Daniel ArriendaDigital Marketing Specialist
Daniel recently graduated from California State University, East Bay with a degree in Business Marketing. He currently lives in the SF Bay Area with his fiancée, Diana, and their puppy named Ollie. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys exploring new places, taking pictures, and watching sports.
David Townliand
David TownliandProduct Marketing Manager, Industrial
David is originally from Wenatchee, WA and attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. Before coming to Ekso he spent 5 years as a Human Resource Officer for the US Army. David and his fiancée live in Seattle Washington, where they enjoy the outdoors and a good brewery. In his spare time, David enjoys racing in local triathlons and completed his first Ironman in 2019.
Max Erwin
Max ErwinProduct Engineer
Max joined Ekso Bionics in 2021 focusing on mechanical design for the industrial business, EksoWorks. Previously, he spent 5 years working in product development and R&D within the consumer goods sector. Outside of work, you can find him skateboarding down the hills of San Francisco or riding his bike around the Bay Area.
Melanie Filardo
Melanie FilardoAmbassador Program Specialist
Melanie was born and raised in the Bay Area. She has known the company for almost 10 years and used the device as a patient in the hospital. It now comes full circle and gives her great joy to work with a company that raises awareness and helps people with disabilities. In her spare time, she enjoys watching sports, cooking, or baking.
Vladi Ivanova
Vladi IvanovaMarketing Intern
Vladi is a marketing intern and a former Army Officer who spent six years working as a dietitian nutritionist. She currently lives in Tacoma, WA and is pursuing her MBA from Washington State University. She has visited 21 National Parks (and counting) with her fiancé Sam and dog Ashford.
Kevin Harmin
Kevin HarminPatient Ambassador
“Working with Ekso Bionics is awesome! Regular therapy is good. But with Ekso, walking comes so much faster. I’m here because of Ekso Bionics.”
Amelia Clark
Amelia ClarkPatient Ambassador
Amelia is a mother of three active boys. At 38, she suffered a stroke that left her with limited mobility. Amelia underwent outpatient Ekso therapy at MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital and has regained much mobility, even now able to drive again. She is active in educating others on her story and has started a stroke support group.
Jim Gratton
Jim GrattonPatient Ambassador
Jim joined Team Ekso as an ambassador in November 2015 and has travelled the US, doing over 100 demos of EksoGT and EksoNR . Jim suffered a stroke in 2013, married his wife in 2014, and was introduced to Ekso in 2015. Jim and his wife now travel and work full time on the road in their RV, even being recently featured on the show ‘The RV’er’. Right now, they are in Florida, enjoying the sunshine and water, kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating.
Stephen Tinnin
Stephen TinninPatient Ambassador
Stephen was in a car accident in 2014 and suffered a T9 spinal cord injury. “I love Ekso because as soon as I started using it in therapy, it felt like real walking again. Now, not only am I walking, but I’m running!”
Megan Burns
Megan BurnsPatient Ambassador
In December 2015, Megan had a stroke in her spinal cord, caused by a ruptured AVM. She was introduced to Ekso in the fall of 2017 (2years post injury) when she went to the Shirley Ryan Ability website to look for rehabilitation help. She ended up using Ekso 3 days per week for 12 weeks and joined Team Ekso as a Patient Ambassador in 2019.

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