Roseanne Varner was named president/CEO of Aragon Surgical (Palo Alto, California). Varner will continue to serve on the company's board which she joined in 2007. Varner most recently was president/CEO of Aspire Medical. Aragon Surgical is a surgical device company.

Mike Pusateri has been named regional sales manager for the Western U.S. region for Aspyra (Calabasas, California). Pusateri has held positions in companies such as Agfa Healthcare and Stryker Endoscopy, and was founder/CEO of Empire Group. Aspyra makes clinical and diagnostic information solutions.

Peter Gonze has been named executive VP of global business development for Averion International (Southborough, Massachusetts). For the past six years, Gonze was COO at Unither Pharmacueticals. Averion International is a clinical research organization specializing in oncology, cardiovascular diseases and medical devices.

Steve Lombardi was named CEO of Helicos BioSciences (Cambridge, Massachusetts). Lombardi joined Helicos in June 2006 as senior VP of sales and marketing. Helicos BioSciences is focused on innovative genetic analysis technologies for the research, drug discovery and diagnostic markets.

Marc Kirshbaum was named president/COO of Private Access (Aliso Viejo, California). Previously, Kirshbaum was president of Experian plc's business information services group and fraud and identity solutions business. Private Access make web-based applications to assist medical trial confidentiality.