Meet Our Team

Decades of medical device experience and diverse backgrounds work in tandem to help us grow and positively impact patients.

Leadership Team

Deanne McCarthy, RN

CEO & Founder

Founder and CEO of Swiftsure Innovations, Deanne brings her experiences as a critical care nurse to develop medical devices geared toward improving the standard of oral hygiene in intensive care. As CEO, Deanne has built an excellent team with requisite skills for developing and globally commercializing medical devices. Deanne has recruited an exceptional advisory committee with experience building scalable companies to support product development, regulatory, business development, and Swiftsure’s IP portfolio.  She is passionate about providing nurses with the resources they need to do their jobs effectively and improve patient outcomes and satisfaction while reducing healthcare costs. Deanne received a Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Most recently Deanne was accepted and attended the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program, Women’s Leadership Forum, 2023.

Fun Fact: Deanne is an experienced snowboarder and volunteers at her local fire department.

Glenn Hanner

Vice President, Marketing & Sales

Glenn Hanner joined Swiftsure in 2022 as Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Glenn brings over 15 years of global marketing, commercialization, product management, and sales experience. Glenn has worked extensively within medical device startups and understands how to build and refine product positioning and messaging and grow revenue in challenging critical care settings. Prior to Swiftsure, Glenn served as Director of Product Management, Senior Director of Marketing, Director of Commercial Operations, Global Product Manager, and various other marketing and sales roles. He has extensive experience with both upstream and downstream product portfolio management. He has participated in two IPOs and previously held roles at Sentec, Vapotherm, and Aziyo Biologics. Glenn holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in psychology and neuroscience.

Fun Fact:  Glenn plays both the violin and cello and enjoys painting with his daughter.

Holly Purcell

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Holly is a full-time employee of LS Associates serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer at Swiftsure in a part-time capacity. Prior to joining LS Associates, Holly served as Head of Finance at Xontogeny LLC, a boutique life sciences venture capital firm. Previously, Holly was VP, Finance at Beta Bionics, Inc. where she led finance, accounting and corporate governance. Earlier in her career, Holly held financial leadership roles at high growth private and publicly traded medical technology companies where she was responsible for internal and external financial reporting, planning and analysis, systems of internal controls/Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and corporate accounting. Holly was an integral part of Vapotherm Inc.’s (NYSE: VAPO) initial public offering in 2018. Holly holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Corporate Social Responsibility from Southern New Hampshire University, a B.A. in Accounting from Assumption College and is a certified public accountant.

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