Toft Group Executive Search, a global life sciences and healthcare executive recruiting firm, today announced Ronald Giannotti has been appointed as Toft Group's chief operating officer. Mr. Giannotti has more than 35 years of healthcare sales, marketing and executive leadership experience, with a particular focus on medical diagnostic and therapeutic devices. He will oversee Toft Group's corporate development, client care, marketing and sales teams and lead the San Francisco branch of Toft Group.

"Demand for top talent, particularly qualified diverse candidates, is at an all-time high as healthcare companies recognize a talent gap has emerged, driven by waves of baby-boomer retirements," said Robin Toft, founder, president and chief executive officer of Toft Group. "Ron is a proven leader with an extensive track record of building successful healthcare companies. His strategic leadership and deep network will be instrumental as we help clients navigate through this talent crisis and continue to find the best job candidates quickly."

Prior to joining Toft Group, Mr. Giannotti was the president and chief executive officer of Trinity Orthopedics, a company advancing innovative implants and instrumentation for minimally invasive spine surgery. Previous to this role, he founded KFx Medical, LLC, which focused on the design and manufacture of soft tissue fixation implants for orthopedic sports surgeons. Prior to this position he was the vice president of global marketing and sales for Guidant Corporation (now Boston Scientific), overseeing the cardiac and vascular surgery division, and prior to that role he was vice president of marketing and sales at EndoVascular Technologies, Inc. until its acquisition by Guidant Corporation. He was also the vice president of global marketing in the Edwards Critical Care division at Baxter International Inc., and national sales manager in the Edwards Heart Valve Division at Baxter International Inc.

"Toft Group's ability to find top-notch talent for executive positions in healthcare, including highly qualified diverse candidates, is unparalleled," said Mr. Giannotti. "I look forward to applying my experience in the medical device and health-tech industry to build upon the firm's established success and further grow the company."

Mr. Giannotti holds a bachelor's degree in finance and entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California.

SOURCE: Press release