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Cyberonics Names Rohan J. Hoare, Ph.D. Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning

HOUSTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYBX) today announced that Rohan J. Hoare, Ph.D., has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning.  Dr. Hoare will lead business strategy development and execution and functional capability building within Cyberonics.   

Previously, Dr. Hoare was the President of St. Jude Neuromodulation Division, which designs, manufactures and sells neuromodulation devices for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders and chronic migraine headache. In his nine years with St. Jude Neuromodulation (formerly Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.), he held leadership roles in strategy, therapy development and R&D, where he was responsible for developing and launching numerous products and therapies.  He began his career with McKinsey & Co., a premiere strategy consulting firm, where he served clients in high tech, med tech and healthcare payor and providers for nearly a decade.

"We are pleased to welcome Rohan to the Cyberonics management team.  Rohan has many years of experience in the medical device industry and specifically within neuromodulation," said Dan Moore, Cyberonics' President and Chief Executive Officer.  "His experience will be invaluable as we continue to build the company and plan for successful and profitable growth over the long term."

Rohan received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and was awarded Faculty of Science Scholar honors at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.  He continued his studies at Harvard University as a Fulbright Scholar, where he received a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Physics.

About Cyberonics, Inc. and the VNS Therapy ® System

Cyberonics, Inc. is a medical technology company with core expertise in neuromodulation.  The company developed and markets the VNS Therapy System, which is FDA-approved for the treatment of refractory epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression.  The VNS Therapy System uses an implanted medical device that delivers pulsed electrical signals to the vagus nerve.  Cyberonics markets the VNS Therapy System in selected markets worldwide.

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