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ZELTIQ Aesthetics strengthens senior leadership team

Staff writer |
Pleasanton, Ca., USA - October 17, 2012, Pleasanton, Ca., USA - ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc., a medical technology company, announced that it has strengthened its management team with the addition of Len DeBenedictis as chief technology officer and Keith J. Sullivan as senior vice president of worldwide sales.

Mr. DeBenedictis has 35 years of experience as a high technology pioneer, inventor and senior executive in the medical device and aesthetics industries. Most recently, Mr. DeBenedictis served as CTO of Cutera Inc, a provider of laser and other light-based aesthetic systems, where he led the R&D efforts.

Previously, Mr. DeBenedictis served as CTO and Board Member of Solta Medical, a global provider of aesthetic treatments. Prior to Solta, Mr. DeBenedictis served as Co-Founder and Board Member of Reliant Technologies, where he conceived, developed and named the Fraxel Brand skin resurfacing products. Earlier in his career, Mr. DeBenedictis served in various executive and scientific roles at Coherent Medical Group, Spectra Physics Construction Systems, Atlantic Richfield, Xerox and Korad Lasers.

Mr. Sullivan has more than 30 years of sales experience in the medical device industry. Most recently, Mr. Sullivan served as SVP of Commercial Operations of Medicis Technology, a division of Medicis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. While at Medicis, Mr. Sullivan was responsible for developing and implementing the global sales and marketing strategy for LipoSonix, a High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) device that subcutaneously treats unwanted fat.

Mr. Sullivan later led the Medicis divestiture team, orchestrating the sale of Liposonix to Solta in November 2011. Prior to Medicis, Mr. Sullivan served as VP of Global Sales and Channel Marketing of Reliant Technologies, where he was one of five officers responsible for all strategic decisions for Reliant and helped to develop the company's recurring revenue model.


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