Sri Kosaraju will transition from his role as President to join nonprofit focused on COVID-19 testing; will remain advisor to CEO Adam Elsesser
Jason Mills, a seasoned Wall Street Senior Analyst from Canaccord Genuity, joins Penumbra leadership team as Executive Vice President, Strategy
ALAMEDA, Calif., May 12, 2020 — Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE: PEN), a global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies, today announced that Sri Kosaraju, President, will transition from Penumbra, and Jason Mills joins as Executive Vice President, Strategy. Mr. Kosaraju will continue as an employee over the next several months to ensure a seamless transition, while volunteering substantial time to Testing for America, a nonprofit established by leading academics, engineers, and entrepreneurs to address the COVID-19 testing crisis. Mr. Kosaraju has stepped down as President, and Adam Elsesser has been reappointed to the position. Mr. Mills joins Penumbra effective May 12, 2020.
“I am incredibly thankful to Adam and Penumbra for supporting me in this transition,” said Mr. Kosaraju. “Over the last five years, Penumbra’s business has grown tremendously, and through its strong innovation, culture, and leadership, the company has transformed the lives of many people. I am honored to have had the opportunity to work alongside an exceptional leader and a team that has true dedication and tremendous capacity. I am very excited about Jason joining the company, as he will be a great fit and strong contributor to Penumbra’s future. As I take my next steps, I look forward to continuing my relationship with Penumbra and being a champion of the company.”
Jason Mills comes to Penumbra from a long tenure with Canaccord Genuity, where he has served as Managing Director and head of the medical technology equity research practice. “I am elated to join Penumbra, excited to immerse myself in its robust culture, and committed to help in every way possible to augment Penumbra’s dedication to the development of innovative therapies. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this amazing team and company and to Penumbra’s mission to do work that matters to physicians, patients, and their families,” said Mr. Mills.
“In addition to Sri’s instrumental role in shaping the last five years of Penumbra’s success and evolution, he has also become a trusted friend,” said Adam Elsesser, Penumbra’s Chairman, CEO and President. “I deeply admire his decision to commit his time to addressing the critical challenges in ensuring widespread access to COVID-19 testing. I know he will continue to be available to me for advice for many years to come. At the same time, we are fortunate to welcome Jason to the Penumbra family. I have known and admired Jason for over a decade, and I am confident that he will hit the ground running in helping to advance our plans for innovation and future growth.”
Penumbra, Inc., headquartered in Alameda, California, is a global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies. Penumbra designs, develops, manufactures and markets novel products and has a broad portfolio that addresses challenging medical conditions in markets with significant unmet need. Penumbra sells its products to hospitals primarily through its direct sales organization in the United States, most of Europe, Canada and Australia, and through distributors in select international markets. The Penumbra logo is a trademark of Penumbra, Inc. For more information, visit www.penumbrainc.com.
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