ANN ARBOR, MI / ACCESSWIRE / March 17, 2023 / Zomedica Corp. (NYSE American:ZOM) (“Zomedica” or the “Company”), a veterinary health company offering point-of-care diagnostics and therapeutic products for companion animals, announced that it has appointed Peter L. Donato as its Chief Financial Officer, effective March 16, 2023.
Mr. Donato brings over 30 years of public and private company experience in a wide range of finance and business functions primarily in the human health sector, having held a number of senior positions from CFO, President and CEO, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President, Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining Zomedica, Mr. Donato had a successful consulting practice specializing in public company readiness and was the Chief Financial Officer of Standard Bariatrics, a surgical company specializing in obesity surgery which was acquired by Teleflex in September of 2022. Mr. Donato has extensive experience with initial public offerings, business development and capital fund raising. Mr. Donato graduated from the Ohio State University, magna cum laude, with a BSBA in accounting and an MBA from the University of Akron, College of Business Administration.
“Peter brings a broad range of skills and experience as a public company CFO that will be increasingly important to us as we move forward,” said Larry Heaton, Zomedica’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to welcome him to the Zomedica team.”
Peter Donato commented, “Throughout my career, I’ve worked at public or soon-to-be public companies where I can make an impact on the business and the customers it serves. I’m excited to join Zomedica and its seasoned executive team, adding my experience to help accelerate the growth of the Company while improving the care of companion animals and the success of the veterinarians who care for them.”
Mr. Donato succeeds Ann Marie Cotter, who served as Zomedica’s Vice President of Finance from August 2018 until October 2020, and subsequently as Chief Financial Officer. She is retiring to pursue personal interests.
“As part of the executive team who helped transform Zomedica, Ms. Cotter’s accomplishments on behalf of the Company are numerous and significant. All of us at Zomedica are appreciative of her efforts and wish her the very best as she continues to expand her horizons. I am pleased that Ann will continue to work with us for the next 30 days to ensure a smooth transition for Peter, and beyond as a consultant to provide her valuable insights as we move forward. On behalf of myself personally, our colleagues and our board of directors, I want to extend our deepest gratitude to Ann for her considerable contributions to Zomedica over the years,” commented Mr. Heaton.
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Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zomedica (NYSE American:ZOM) is a veterinary health company creating products for horses, dogs, and cats by focusing on the unmet needs of clinical veterinarians. Zomedica’s product portfolio includes innovative diagnostics and medical devices that emphasize patient health and practice health. Zomedica’s mission is to provide veterinarians the opportunity to increase productivity and grow revenue while better serving the animals in their care. For more information, visit www.zomedica.com.
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