RICHMOND, Calif., Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:EKSO), announced the appointment of Stanley Stern as an independent director of the firm, effective immediately. Mr. Stern's appointment expands the Board to six directors.
"Stanley will add critical expertise and industry knowledge to our Board," said Nathan Harding, chief executive officer and co-founder. "His 30 years of experience across the financial, technology, biotech and medical device sectors will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors. I'm looking forward to integrating his esteemed advice into Ekso Bionics' plans for rapid growth. His addition to our Board and to our Audit Committee adds to my excitement for what 2015 may have in store for Ekso Bionics."
Mr. Stern currently is Managing Partner of Alnitak Capital, which he founded in 2013 to provide Board level strategic advisory services, primarily in technology related industries. Before founding Alnitak, Mr. Stern was a Managing Director at Oppenheimer & Co. from 1995-2000 and from 2004 to 2013, where, among other positions, he led the firm's investment banking department and technology investment banking groups. Prior to joining Oppenheimer & Co, Mr. Stern held roles at Salomon Brothers, STI Ventures and C.E. Unterberg.
Mr. Stern is currently the Chairman of the Board of Audiocodes Inc., a leader in VOIP infrastructure equipment, and a member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Foamix, Inc. Previously Mr. Stern was a member of the Board of Directors, member of the Audit Committee at Given Imaging and a Member of the Board of Directors, and Chairman of Audit Committee at Fundtech Inc., and Chairman of the Board of Tucows, Inc. Mr. Stern holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from City University of New York, Queens College, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
ABOUT EKSO BIONICS
Since 2005, Ekso Bionics has been pioneering the field of robotic exoskeletons, or wearable robots, to augment human strength, endurance and mobility. The company's first commercially available product, called the Ekso device, has helped thousands of people with paralysis take millions of steps not otherwise possible. By designing and creating some of the most forward-thinking and innovative solutions for people looking to augment human capabilities, Ekso Bionics is helping people rethink current physical limitations and achieve the remarkable.
Ekso Bionics is headquartered in Richmond, CA and is listed on the OTC QB under the symbol EKSO. To learn more about Ekso Bionics please visit us at www.eksobionics.com
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