SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ("WorldHeart", Nasdaq: WHRT) World Heart Corporation, a pioneer in cardiac assist technologies, announced today that it has appointed Morgan Brown as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Brown brings over 16 years of experience to WorldHeart.
Mr. Brown joins WorldHeart from Lifetree Clinical Research where he was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President since 2008. While at Lifetree Clinical Research, Mr. Brown oversaw the accounting, finance, human resource, facility and information technology departments.
Previously, Mr. Brown was with NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Russell 2000 public company, from 2000 to 2008, where he served as Vice President Finance and Treasurer. During his tenure at NPS Mr. Brown was involved in numerous financings as well as merger and acquisition activities.
Before NPS, Mr. Brown, 40, worked for KPMG LLP in Salt Lake City. Mr. Brown managed multiple audit engagements, servicing private and publicly owned clients. Mr. Brown is a licensed certified public accountant in Utah and earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Utah and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Utah State University.
Alex Martin, WorldHeart's President and CEO commented, "I join WorldHeart's Board of Directors and employees in welcoming Morgan to WorldHeart. Morgan brings a wealth of experience in finance and accounting that will be invaluable as WorldHeart transitions its corporate headquarters to Salt Lake City, advances its clinical development programs and grows its overall business."
In addition to his other duties, Mr. Brown will manage the move of the World Heart Headquarters from Oakland, California to Salt Lake City, Utah.
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