Todd Usen
Activ Surgical



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  1. Todd Usen is an accomplished and seasoned leader with more than 30 years of medical device and healthcare experience, and a proven track record for leading, developing and executing on commercialization strategies and driving market development initiatives for profitable growth. He joined Activ Surgical in January 2019 after serving as the President of the Medical Systems Group at Olympus Corporation of the Americas, where he helped lead the group’s expansion from six medical divisions to 11. Prior to joining the Olympus Corporation, Todd held the position of President, Orthopedics, at Smith and Nephew, overseeing the Total Joint, Sports Medicine and Trauma divisions. He held several other vital positions from Smith and Nephew, including Senior Vice President and General Manager, Joint Reconstruction; Senior Vice President, Sports Medicine; and Senior Vice President, Endoscopy. Prior to Smith and Nephew, Todd worked for Boston Scientific as the Vice President of Sales for the Neurovascular division, Director of Endoscopy Sales, and Global Manager of Field Development. At Activ Surgical, Todd has demonstrated himself as a visionary and strategic leader who ultimately cares about addressing patient safety in the operating room. Behind heart disease and cancer, preventable medical errors are currently the third leading cause of death. Of these deaths, surgical errors account for nearly 26% of these errors. That number is estimated to cost the healthcare system over $36 billion in the U.S. alone. Not only are there massive cost savings to be had, but more importantly, there are lives that can be saved by leveraging modern AI and software capabilities. Todd envisions a future of collaborative surgery, with surgical intelligence empowering scopes and robots to see what humans cannot see. Activ Surgical’s ActivSight software is aiding surgeons across the U.S. by providing critical real-time intelligence and visualization to improve patient outcomes, reduce preventable surgical errors and complications, and create significant overall savings to healthcare systems. Activ Surgical has tripled in size under Todd’s leadership, and his passion for the cause has allowed him to cohesively pilot Activ Surgical through major milestones this past year including the ActivInsights launch SaaS augmented reality-based bundle, the patenting and FDA clearance of ActivSight, the company’s collaboration with the Microsoft for Startups program, the designation as a Top 50 Leading Company by The Silicon Review, and a $15 million venture round last year.

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