Innovations for Heart and Vessels Ltd. (I4HV) was established in 2011 by a group of physicians who had been long engaged in the development of new and innovative medical technologies. The main focus of the company is the development and implementation of innovative medical devices and novel treatments in cardiovascular diseases, supplying cath labs and research facilities with medical equipment as well as providing medical and organisational expertise related to the establishment of catheterization laboratories.
Ordinary people, extraordinary hearts
Prof. Paweł Buszman MD, PhD
– President, CEO
Professor of medical sciences. Specialist in cardiology and internal medicine. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Innovations for Heart and Vessels. Entrepreneur of the Year 2015. Founder and co-owner of American Heart of Poland Group.
Paweł Buszman graduated with distinction from Medical University of Silesia. He also graduated from TRIUM Global Executive MBA program run by London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris School of Management.
He coordinated many international and multi-centre research on cardiovascular diseases. Professor Buszman was a member of the Polish Cardiac Society (1995-2004), Board Secretary (1995-1998) and the Chairman of the Polish Cardiac Society in Katowice. He is a co-founder of the department of Invasive Cardiology of the Polish Cardiac Society (nowadays – AISN) and the Chairman of Polish Professional Association of Interventional Cardiologists. Professor Buszman is a member of many international societies, including European Society of Cardiology, American College of Cardiology and The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
He is an author of more than 100 publications that were published in journals such as Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation Journal, The Lancet or The New England Journal of Medicine. Co-author of five patents.
Piotr Hirnle MSc – Vice-President, CFO
Master of economics, management, international relations and local economic development (Warsaw School of Economics, Wroclaw University of Economics and postgraduate Mater's degree at London School of Economics). Shareholder and Chief Financial Officer at Innovations for Heart and Vessels. He has over 12 years of managerial, consulting and clinical research coordination experience, predominantly in the life sciences industry, with proven skills in business consulting, finance management, strategy development, department management, budgeting, project management, team leadership and both local and international networking. Co-author of several publications and one patent.
Bartosz Jurkowski MA – COO
He studied law at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. He has over twenty years of experience in sales and sales management gained in large international corporations related to the insurance industry and the health care market, such as ING or AXA. In the years 2016-2019 he was the Sales and Marketing Director at American Heart of Poland S.A. and previously the Sales Director at INTER Polska S.A. Currently Chief Operating Officer at
Innovations for Heart and Vessels.
He specializes in building and implementing strategies for new business areas as well as restructuring and improving the efficiency of sales departments.