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Fueled by urgency. Guided by collaboration. Inspired by compassion.

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Imperative Care was co-founded in 2016 by Dr. Nick Hopkins, founder and one of the pioneers of neuroendovascular surgery, and Fred Khosravi, serial entrepreneur and managing partner at medical incubator Incept, with a singular focus on developing the next generation of stroke care across the entire patient journey.

We are giving doctors leading-edge tools and technology for improving clinical outcomes today, while also working to close the gaps in stroke prevention, detection, rehabilitation, and long-term recovery in the future.

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Methodology

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Physician-Driven Innovation

Our physician-driven approach to innovation puts the voices, needs, perspectives, and ideas of front-line doctors at the center of our research and development process.

This collaborative model of developing technologies for physicians — WITH physicians — ensures that our products and solutions not only move the field forward, but also act as a springboard for greater advances in the future.

Culture of Rapid Innovation

We believe innovation comes from focusing our time and energy on both immediate enhancements as well as longer-term transformational changes.

Without ever compromising quality, we move swiftly through our development cycle, putting emphasis on testing, clinical evidence and physician feedback. This strategic agility enables us to react quickly to the needs of the physician and their patients.

Vision

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We envision a world where stroke no longer is a death or disability sentence, but where more and more people are able to return to — and enjoy — normal, fulfilling lives.

Reimagining the entire stroke care continuum

While there have been significant advancements in acute stroke treatment, the need and opportunity to improve quality-of-life beyond the acute care setting are enormous.

With the long-term vision of significant advancements in stroke prevention, detection, rehabilitation, and long-term recovery, we’re working on developing new technologies and devices that realize the vision of a more holistic and interconnected continuum of care.

Our team

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Fred Khosravi

Chairman and CEO

Daniel Davis

President and COO

Matthew C. Garrett

CFO

Yi Yang

CTO

Ariel Sutton

EVP Marketing

Carole Roth

EVP HR

Nora Hadding

SVP CA, RA, QA

Kirsten Carroll

GM Patient at Home

Lilip Lau

VP R&D, GM Implants

Chad Roue

VP R&D

Kris Toth

VP Finance

Dan Castro

VP Manufacturing

Doug Boyd

VP Marketing

Emir Deljkich

VP Clinical Affairs

Phillip Nalbone

VP Corporate Development

Ron Austin

VP Legal Affairs

Mike Strasser

VP Advanced Explorations

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Tara Butler, M.D., MBA

Ascension Ventures

Henry Chen, J.D.

Delos Capital

Daniel Davis

Imperative Care

Andrew Hack, M.D., Ph.D.

Bain Capital

John J. Hamre, Ph.D.

Center for Strategic International Studies

L. Nelson (Nick) Hopkins, M.D. F.A.C.S.

University of Buffalo

Fred Khosravi, Chairman

Imperative Care

Hank Plain

Lightstone Ventures

James Rogers

D1 Capital Partners L.P.

Amarpreet (Amar) Sawhney, Ph.D.

Incept, LLC

Holly Sheffield

CooperSurgical

Frank Yu

Ally Bridge Group

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From day one, Imperative Care has prioritized clinical insights and collaboration with clinicians to inform our approach to elevating stroke care. Our founding clinical advisors have been involved with the company since its inception, and continually help advise on the company’s product pipeline and clinical strategy.

The three founding clinical advisors are Adnan Siddiqui, M.D., Ph.D., Neurosurgeon at the University of Buffalo Neurosurgery; Aquilla “Quill” Turk, D.O., Neuroendovascular surgeon in Greenville Health System; and J Mocco, M.D., M.S. Neurosurgeon at the Mount Sinai Health System, New York. All founding clinical advisors are stockholders in Imperative Care.

Careers

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We are a team of passionate, energetic, and talented individuals dedicated to improving patient outcomes through new solutions in stroke care. Built on a foundation of respect and responsibility, we believe in celebrating diverse perspectives, championing open and honest communication, encouraging exploration and experimentation, and creating a culture that’s welcoming, inclusive, and genuinely fun for everyone.

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We are a team of passionate, energetic, and talented individuals dedicated to improving patient outcomes through new solutions in stroke care. Built on a foundation of respect and responsibility, we believe in celebrating diverse perspectives, championing open and honest communication, encouraging exploration and experimentation, and creating a culture that’s welcoming, inclusive, and genuinely fun for everyone.

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Our benefits include:

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Health benefits

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401k plan

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Stock options

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Generous PTO

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Employee Assistance Program