Executive Team

Advancing Laparoscopic Surgery with Endocavity Anchoring™ Technology

Dan Shwarzman
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr. Shwarzman, who joined Virtual Ports in 2011, brings 13 years of global healthcare technology industry experience to the executive team. His experience includes senior sales, marketing and management positions for international companies whose technologies span surgical and infusion devices, cardiac monitoring, clinical decision support systems, and blood glucose monitoring devices for the management of diabetes. Prior to joining Virtual Ports, Mr. Shwarzman served as the Acting General Manager (EndoTool Business Unit) and Director of Strategic Marketing for Hospira Worldwide, Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, where he was responsible for ensuring the successful commercialization of key projects. Under his direction, his team built the Business Unit’s global presence in two market segments through identifying new opportunities for growth and enhancing the existing product portfolio. Previously Mr. Shwarzman held senior positions at Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon and Ethicon EndoSurgery) and Lifewatch, Inc. He also enjoyed a 13-year career as an intelligence officer in the Israel Defense Forces.
Mr. Shwarzman holds a Master’s in Business Administration, with Honors, from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of the Arts, Cum Laude, in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Haifa, Israel.
Gilad Heftman
Vice President, Research & Development and Operations
Prior to joining Virtual Ports in 2006, Mr. Heftman played a significant role in the development, from concept to final product, of soft tissue attachment products for minimally invasive surgery at Endogun
Medical Systems. Mr. Heftman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel.
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