McDermott + Bull has successfully placed John Schellhorn as Chief Executive Officer at Vibrant Gastro. In this vital role, John will be responsible for steering the company’s strategic direction, overseeing business operations, and leading the development and execution of innovative growth strategies in the medtech and digital health sectors.

John has a successful track record as a CEO and Board Member in the medtech and digital health space. He has rapidly turned around, building, scaling, and transforming companies during key inflection points across the top 8 worldwide markets – including U.S./North America, Europe, LatAm, and Asia Pacific. Through visionary leadership, strategic execution, go-to-market, and commercialization expertise, he leads businesses at the cutting edge of technology to deliver industry-first medical and digital solutions, from capital raising, development, approvals, product launch, and commercialization, through reimbursement and revenue growth. 

Vibrant Gastro, a medical technology company that developed an FDA-cleared drug-free treatment for chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adults. Vibrant® uses gentle vibrations to mechanically stimulate the colon causing the colon to contract and effectively propel its contents. Vibrant’s timed stimulation is optimized to deliver vibrations which helps the colon contract mechanically in sync with the body’s natural circadian rhythm.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Partner Jake Vander Zanden, Executive Recruiter Andrea Richter, Senior Manager of Search Operations Mallory McDermott, and Research Associate Michael Matranga.