As it looks to transition beyond a clinical-stage device company, Ancora Heart has hired Mark Miles as chief commercial officer, the company said Thursday

Miles is tasked with overseeing commercialization strategy for Ancora’s AccuCinch Ventricular Restoration System, a minimally invasive procedure/implant currently in development for treating patients with heart failure. 

He brings 25 years of experience to the job, including his most recent role as chief commercial officer for Terumo Aortic. Prior to that, Miles served as senior director of commercial strategy at Invuity. 

Miles’ career path also includes a seven-year stint at Medtronic, where he served as director of global marketing for the device maker’s endovascular business unit.