Scott Huennekens

Scott Huennekens

Scott Huennekens

President & CEO, Verb Surgical

Scott is a successful entrepreneur in medical devices with some dabbling in biotech, having been a part as a CEO, board member and investor in 10+ startups with market valuations that have totaled over $6B and more importantly > 20 million patients that have benefited from the therapies and diagnostics of these companies. He is currently President & CEO of Verb Surgical, Google and Johnson & Johnson’s new Surgical Robotics start-up to revolutionize the future of surgery. Verb is located on the Google campus in Silicon Valley and has the big vision to democratize surgery globally to dramatically improve surgery in its current form and to provide the benefits of surgery to the 5b people without access to surgery. This will be accomplished with robotics, connectivity, big data & AI, advanced instrumentation and enhanced visualization. There are over 400 people currently working on the project, including team members at Verb, Google/Verily, and J&J. Previously, Scott led Volcano Corp., as its first and only President & CEO, from start-up in 2002 to its IPO in 2006 and sale to Philips in 2015. Volcano 2015 revenue was > $400+ million and its market capitalization peaked at nearly $2 billion. He counts climbing Mt. Fuji 6 times post last night karaoke, coaching and having fun with 30+ kids sports teams, signing 1+ million emails go go go, being happily married for 29 years and helping to raise three wonderful children as his biggest accomplishments - though not necessarily in that order.

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