Scott’s 30 years leading blue chip, mid cap and venture backed companies in global markets provides the experience necessary to propel Compression Works to commercial success. Always attracted to technology that made a difference in the lives of patients, Scott spent his early career at Boston Scientific and helped grow the company from a $40M privately held organization to a $2B publicly traded medical powerhouse during his tenure. To broaden his base, he spent the next several years leading the Global Orthopedic Unit of Orthofix International with operations in the United States and Europe where he helped accelerate the growth and profitability of the division. For the last 12 years Scott has led three venture backed medical companies and has raised over $200M in private and public funding while taking one of his company’s public. Scaling and building organizations are his trademark and make him well suited for his role here at Compression Works.
Chief Operating Officer
Scott serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Compression Works. His leadership experience in the medical device industry includes the global trauma, EMS, the US Military and International military/first responder market segments. Scott has extensive experience with M&A and the private equity market which will support Compression Works’ strategic growth initiatives. Prior to joining Compression Works, Scott was the Vice President of Sales for Military/Tactical/Global Distribution & Urology within the Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine Business Unit at Teleflex, a multi-billion-dollar global medical device company. Scott also served as the Global Vice President for Military/Tactical Programs at ZMedica LLC which was acquired by Teleflex. He has over 16 years of increasing levels of responsibility in the trauma, military, pre-hospital, tactical, law enforcement, international military business management and market development segments for medical devices. Scott served for 8 years in the US Army as a Combat Arms Officer and achieved the rank of Captain with multiple deployments, including Iraq in 2003 and Bosnia. He graduated from Texas A&M University as a Distinguished Military Graduate, with a B.S. in Political Science and an MBA from University of Texas-Arlington.
Dr. John Croushorn
Co-Founder / Chief Medical Officer
Dr. John Croushorn is a residency-trained, board certified emergency medicine physician and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is the founder and Chief Medical Officer of Compression Works, LLC. Dr. Croushorn is the inventor of the Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet. He has served as the President of the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and also holds a faculty appointment with the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Georgia Health Sciences University. He has served as command surgeon of Task Force 185, Army Combat Aviation, in Iraq in 2004. He served as a lead military physician in Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He has served with US Army special operations as well as Department of Justice Operational Medicine.
VP, Corporate Development
David is a seasoned executive and board director building teams, business units and companies that provides Compression Works with the experience and knowledge to scale the company. David has been a technology executive, and an entrepreneur/operator for more than 40 years launching companies, raising equity & debt capital and achieving successful exits. He has served as the CEO, COO, CFO or CIO for 5 startups he launched since 1999. For the last two decades he has been an Angel investor and a LP in three Venture Funds. David has served on 17 for-profit and non-profit boards over the last 30 years. David has extensive knowledge and experience in: Technology, Healthcare, Financial Services, Fintech, Manufacturing, Energy, Technology and Outsourcing Industries.
Dr. Richard Schwartz
Co-Founder Clinical Advisor
Dr. Richard Schwartz is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. A 1989 graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He was the recipient of a scholarship from the US Army Health Profession Scholarship program and attended Army Airborne training as a 3rd year medical student. He completed a transitional internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Upon internship graduation he trained as an Army Flight Surgeon and immediately deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). During this deployment he developed innovative methods to provide blood products to far forward deployed forces. He is also a medical device innovator and has developed a novel junctional tourniquet and a unique video airway management system, and he currently holds fourteen patents.
Director of Training
US Army veteran Bob Huebner served in numerous sales management and training roles, including Regional Sales Manager and Military Sales Manager for Z-Medica and Teleflex. Bob served with Z-Medica in a career spanning over 18 years and has over 20 years of experience in the military, pre-hospital, EMS, and law enforcement markets for sales and training development for medical devices.
“I am excited to join the Compression Works team and I look forward to delivering training to agencies on a product that will save lives and make an absolute difference in hemorrhage control.” - Bob Huebner."