Guilford, Conn.-based Hypefine Inc.—the creator of the first U.S. FDA-cleared portable MRI device, Swoop—announces the appointment of Alok Gupta as the company’s chief financial officer.

“We are honored to welcome Alok Gupta to the Hyperfine senior leadership team,” says Hyperfine President and CEO Dave Scott. “His leadership, extensive financial experience, and passion for technological innovation will be instrumental as Hyperfine continues to grow and reach more patients through commercial expansion.”

Gupta brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in the financial and banking industry, with a prior background in manufacturing systems and mechanical engineering. He will be responsible for overseeing Hyperfine’s strategic financial initiatives.

Prior to Hyperfine, Gupta served as the chief strategy and chief financial officer at Halio Inc., a smart glass technology company. He also previously served as the head of semiconductor and enterprise hardware investment banking at Mizuho Securities and in TMT investment banking at Citigroup. Gupta holds a B.E. in mechanical engineering, an M.S. in manufacturing systems engineering, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he specialized in banking and corporate finance.

“Hyperfine is catalyzing the medical imaging industry to become more accessible, affordable, and comfortable for patients, regardless of status or location,” says Gupta. “This is an incredibly exciting time to join the leadership team, at this critical point during its transformation to a global commercial-stage enterprise.”

Gupta joins the expanding Hyperfine team following the recent appointments of Dave Scott as president and CEO, and Scott Huennekens as executive chairman.