Hinge Health announces the appointment of Mario Queiroz as chief product officer. In this role, Queiroz will be responsible for driving the company’s product strategy and innovations to make musculoskeletal (MSK) care more accessible, affordable, and equitable for employers and members.
Queiroz is a widely respected product leader and previously led product functions at Palo Alto Networks, Google, and HP, Hinge Health notes in a media release.
“Mario is an exceptional product thinker and builder with a track record of developing some of the most popular consumer products in the world,” said Gabriel Mecklenburg, co-founder and chairman, Hinge Health. “I’m really excited to welcome him to our leadership team as we continue to build magical experiences for our members.”
Queiroz’s appointment comes at a time when the company is growing its offering across the full continuum of MSK care. In April, the company announced a Women’s Pelvic Health program to address the grossly underserved pelvic health needs of millions of women across America. This followed many product launches over the last year, including the release of HingeConnect for more seamless care between digital and in-person providers and Enso, wearable technology for electrical nerve stimulation.
Hinge Health also acquired wrnch, one of the world’s most advanced computer vision companies, for pose estimation. This technology will allow members to use the camera on their phones to guide them through a wider pool of exercises and treat areas that are difficult to assess with physical sensors – all through a modern, delightful member experience.
“Millions of Americans experience chronic back and joint pain. As someone deeply passionate about leading an active lifestyle, I understand how important it is for people to have easy access to comprehensive, top-quality pain care so they can keep living their lives to the fullest,” Queiroz says. “I am deeply inspired by Hinge Health’s product vision for accessible and personalized care and the opportunity to shape experiences that can transform people’s lives.”
Queiroz brings nearly three decades of product leadership experience to Hinge Health. He most recently served as executive vice president of special projects at Palo Alto Networks, where he led the creation of a new product line to bring enterprise-grade cybersecurity to people’s homes and to small businesses. Before Palo Alto Networks, Queiroz was at Google for 14 years.
He led several of Google’s biggest consumer hardware projects, from Chromecast to Google Home, to having last served as general manager and vice president of product management for Pixel smartphones. He also held various leadership roles at HP. Queiroz holds a Bachelor’s and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
[Source: Hinge Health]