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Avive Adds Mark Hermes as a Strategic Advisor

Avive Adds Mark Hermes as a Strategic Advisor

July 01, 2021 | Last Updated: July 16, 2021
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (April 30, 2021) – Avive Solutions, Inc. (“Avive” or the “Company”), a leading developer of a next-generation Automated External Defibrillator (“AED”), announced that Mark Hermes has joined the Company as a Strategic Advisor. 

Mark is a sales and management leader who comes to Avive with extensive experience in all facets of the AED industry. He worked in various roles at Cardiac Science Corporation (now Zoll Medical) for over fourteen years, most recently, as Vice President of Sales, before recently joining Edge Biomed as Vice President of Market Expansion and Delivery. Throughout his career, Mark has been on the forefront of developing optimal systems for delivering lifesaving AED technology. 

Avive is delighted to welcome Mark to the team! Regarding his new role, Mark shared,

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“The Avive team is a sharp, dedicated group that shows a genuine desire to save lives. I am excited to help their efforts to increase Sudden Cardiac Arrest survival and bring innovative solutions to the marketplace. Many years ago, there was a call for AEDs to be as common as fire extinguishers. I hope the team at Avive can take us all closer to that goal.”

Avive Solutions Inc. is a team of engineers, doctors, innovators, first responders, families, and friends on a mission to significantly increase survival rates from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). SCA accounts for over 350,000 out-of-hospital deaths per year in the United States alone. It is the leading cause of death of people over age 40 and the leading cause of death for student-athletes. SCA can happen to people of all ages, including children and teens, and even people who appear to be in good health. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate treatment with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and a defibrillation shock delivered by an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

An AED is a device that delivers a defibrillation shock to a person in Cardiac Arrest, and is the only way to restart their heart into a normal rhythm. Immediate treatment is crucial, Cardiac Arrest victims will have the best chance of survival if they receive a defibrillation shock within the first 5 minutes. 

“Having had a chance to work side-by-side with Mark over the years to create safer communities through AED deployment, I’m thrilled to add Mark to our team as a Strategic Advisor and learn from his vast knowledge in the AED industry and his remarkable track record of success,” states Micah Bongberg, VP of Commercialization at Avive. “Mark’s successful experience and reputation of putting customers first will add tremendous value to Avive.”

About Avive Solutions, Inc.

Avive Solutions, Inc.(https://avive.life) is a San Francisco-based privately held healthcare technology company developing a next-generation automated external defibrillator and software solutions in an effort to significantly increase survival rates from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.