Health Tech Executive Brings 25 years of Financial and Operational Experience to Butterfly
GUILFORD, Conn. and NEW YORK, April 20, 2022 - Butterfly Network, Inc. (NYSE: BFLY), a digital health company transforming care with handheld, whole-body ultrasound, today announced the appointment of Heather Getz to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective May 2.
“Heather brings a compelling blend of healthcare technology and public company experience along with a successful track record in operational and financial discipline that is well suited to support and enhance Butterfly's continued growth and evolution,” said Dr. Todd Fruchterman, Butterfly’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “As a proven CFO with deep experience in delivering results and value creation, Heather will be a strong partner as we continue to execute our strategy and introduce unique value to the healthcare ecosystem.”
Dr. Fruchterman continued, “In addition to 25 years of corporate finance and operating experience at both public and private companies, Heather brings a strong background in the digital health and medical device space. Her history of contributing to the creation of long-term company value, driving operational excellence, and accelerating profitability positions her exceptionally well to lead Butterfly’s finance organization.”
Ms. Getz spent 12 years at BioTelemetry, Inc., a publicly traded remote medical technology company, where, among other roles, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Heather played a pivotal role in transforming the company and driving strategic and structural change through significant market disruption. During her tenure, BioTelemetry saw an increase in market capitalization of over $2.5 billion, culminating with a sale to Royal Philips in 2021. Before this, Heather held various financial leadership positions at companies including Alita Pharmaceuticals, VIASYS Healthcare, and Sunoco. Ms. Getz is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and a B.S. in Accountancy from Villanova University.
Ms. Getz commented, “I'm thrilled to join the Butterfly team at a time of significant opportunity for the Company and its stakeholders. Having played a leadership role in similar business situations and industries, I look forward to supporting Butterfly’s strategic plan to utilize its differentiated technology to fundamentally improve access to ultrasound acquired insights at the point-of-care, benefiting patients around the world.”
To learn more about Butterfly Network please go to: https://www.butterflynetwork.com/.
Founded by Dr. Jonathan Rothberg in 2011 and listed on the New York Stock Exchange through a business combination with Longview Acquisition Corp., Butterfly created the world's first handheld, single probe whole-body ultrasound system using semiconductor technology, the Butterfly iQ+. Butterfly's mission is to democratize medical imaging and contribute to the aspiration of global health equity, making high-quality ultrasound affordable, easy-to-use, globally accessible, and intelligently connected, including for the 4.7 billion people around the world lacking access to ultrasound. Through its proprietary Ultrasound-on-Chip™ technology, Butterfly is paving the way for earlier detection and remote management of health conditions around the world. The Butterfly iQ+ can be purchased online today by healthcare practitioners in the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Butterfly iQ+ is a prescription device intended for trained healthcare professionals only.
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