David Wesner was placed as the vice president of human resources for Endotronix in Lisle, Illinois. Founded in 2007, Endotronix is a medical device and technology startup that, through its disruptive Cordella™ Heart Failure System technology, enables proactive heart failure management and creates practice efficiencies by providing data-driven patient management solutions that detect worsening heart failure early and help inform ongoing therapeutic interventions. Endotronix has been honored as a "FierceMedTech Fierce 15" company and was a Distinguished Award winner in the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a worldwide competition identifying the most innovative technology. In his role, David will design and implement an HR strategy to support operational scale-up and build a best-in-class company, continuously improving the organization to support the overall business plan.
David comes to Endotronix from Chicago Meat Authority, an independent meat processor with sales in excess of $140 million and approximately 300 employees. There, he devised an outsourcing strategy to increase the labor pool of minimum wage roles by 50% and maintain that level in a business with 87% turnover. He also redesigned operations management and hired new roles to address challenges in the market, building a training program to remediate key gaps in the availability of skilled roles.
Previously, David served as partner and head of operations for YRL Builders in Inverness, Illinois; as chief human resources and corporate compliance officer for Melinta Therapeutics in Lincolnshire, Illinois; as managing director of 4P Human Capital Strategies; as vice president of human resources for Hospira's Medical Device Division; and in a series of progressively responsible roles with Getinge Group from vice president of human resources to global vice president for talent management. Earlier in his career, David helped create the HR function for a startup hospital management company that provided environmental services and plant operations, and was in HR roles with Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, BAA (the owner of Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted Airports in the UK), and medical device company Mölnlycke.
David holds a bachelor's degree in family studies with a concentration in human resources from Messiah College and a master's degree in human resources development from Villanova University, both in Pennsylvania. Outside of work, he relishes spending time with his wife and children, serving in his church, skiing, and enjoying the arts.
Quick Leonard Kieffer's Patti Hall and Joe Johnston led the search to recruit David to Endotronix, where his duties began on February 17, 2020.