Karen Sarid has been named chief financial and operations manager of Galil Medical (Yokneam, Israel). She will also be the company's general manager. Sarid previously was general manager at Orex Computed Radiography. Galil makes cryotherapy systems to treat cancer and non-cancerous tumors.

Thomas Venable was appointed executive VP of sales and marketing of InnoCentive (Andover, Massachusetts). Venable comes to InnoCentive from Digital River. InnoCentive describes itself as providing "on-demand innovation."

Peter Bye has been named a managing director and senior equity research analyst covering medical devices and diagnostics companies for Jefferies & Company (New York), the principal operating subsidiary of Jefferies Group. Previously, Bye had a similar role at Citigroup/Smith Barney. Jefferies provides capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage, securities research and asset management.

Bernard Haffey has been named president/CEO of NDO Surgical (Mansfield, Massachusetts), and he also will serve on the company's board. Haffey was formerly executive VP and chief commercial officer at IntraLase. NDO develops endoscopic technologies for gastrointestinal diseases.