Slone Partners, a nationwide executive search firm for life sciences, healthcare, and nonprofit and social impact organizations, has announced the placement of Chris A. Raanes as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Magnetic Insight, the global leader in magnetic particle imaging (MPI).

Raanes has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device sector, having led companies through pivotal stages of growth and commercialization. Previously, he served as President and CEO at Spire Health, where he supported the commercialization of a wearable sensor for respiratory patients. As President and CEO of ViewRay, he brought the company public on the NASDAQ and led the commercial introduction of the MRIdian, an MRI-guided radiation therapy system. He also held executive positions at Accuray Incorporated and Perkin Elmer Optoelectronics.

“Chris Raanes is a highly accomplished and respected leader in the quickly evolving medical device field with the vision and management acumen necessary to engage all stakeholders in a growing, successful enterprise,” said Sona Stroud, Senior Vice President, Executive Search and Partner at Slone Partners. “He will be a tremendously valuable addition to the excellent leadership team at Magnetic Insight.”

“We are delighted to welcome Chris to the Magnetic Insight team at a time when we are primed to make significant advancements in MPI technology, opening doors to a wide range of applications for a variety of medical conditions,” said company co-founder Patrick Goodwill. “Chris will drive our transition from the preclinical to the clinical space, transforming what is possible in the medical imaging field.”

“I’m honored to join the Magnetic Insight team, especially at such a pivotal time for groundbreaking research and advancements in the MPI space,” said Raanes. “This technology has the potential to reimagine medical imaging, expanding the field’s capabilities and providing an alternative to using radiation in many critical applications.”

Raanes earned his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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At Magnetic Insight, we’re pioneering Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) — a groundbreaking non-radioactive alternative that can potentially replace over half of nuclear medicine scans and enable entirely new classes of imaging applications. This innovation not only addresses supply vulnerabilities but also enhances the imaging experience for both healthcare professionals and patients. After establishing ourselves as the leading provider of small animal imaging MPI solutions to universities globally, we are now transitioning MPI technology to the clinic. Magnetic Insight MPI scanners have been installed worldwide at leading universities, including Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, and the Karolinska Institute.