Katie J. Bayne
DirectorKatie J. Bayne has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2021. Since February 2019, Ms. Katie Bayne has served as a Senior Advisor with Guggenheim Securities, LLC, the investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners. Since March 2018, Ms. Bayne has also served as founder and President of Bayne Advisors, a strategic and advisory firm. Prior to serving in her current roles, from 1989 to 2018, Ms. Bayne served in numerous roles at The Coca-Cola Company focused on general management, strategy, retail and consumer marketing in the United States, Australia and globally, including President, North America Brands and Chief Marketing Officer, North America. Ms. Bayne previously served as a member of the board of directors for Ascena Retail Group, Inc., Ann Inc. and Beazer Homes USA. Ms. Bayne currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the following publicly traded companies: Acreage Holdings, Inc. and The Honest Company, Inc. Ms. Bayne is also a member of the board of trustees of the American Film Institute and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and is on the executive board of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Ms. Bayne holds a B.A. in Psychology from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.Independent DirectorMember of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Peter Tuxen Bisgaard
DirectorPeter Tuxen Bisgaard has served as member of our board of directors since October 2017. Since September 2017, Mr. Bisgaard has been Managing Director of Nan Fung Life Sciences, a global life sciences investment platform and a Managing Partner at Pivotal Bioventure Partners LLC, a healthcare venture capital fund. Prior to this, he was a Senior Partner at Novo Ventures, a healthcare focused venture investment firm, from 2009 to September 2017. Prior to Novo Ventures he was with McKinsey and Co. He has previously served on the board of directors of the following publicly-held companies: Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company; Nevro Corp, a commercial stage medical device company; HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc., a commercial stage RNA-platform based life sciences tools company; Otonomy, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for treating hearing disorders; and Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a late stage drug development company focusing on migraine therapeutics. In addition Mr. Bisgaard is serving, and has served, on numerous boards of privately held biotechnology and medical technology companies. Mr. Bisgaard received an M.Sc. in engineering from Technical University of Denmark and a post graduate degree in mathematical modeling in economics by the European Consortium for Mathematics in the Industry.Independent DirectorMember of the Compensation CommitteeChair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
DirectorDoug Hughes has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2020. Since 2019, Mr. Hughes has served as Chief Financial Officer of Calyxo Inc., a urology medical device company. From 2011 until 2018, Mr. Hughes was Chief Financial Officer of NeoTract, Inc., a urology company. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Nellix, Inc., an endovascular graft company from 2010 until 2011. Before joining Nellix, Inc., Mr. Hughes served as Chief Financial officer for Evalve Inc., a cardiovascular company, from 2009 until 2010. Prior to 2009, Mr. Hughes held a variety of senior finance management positions at Boston Scientific, Guidant Corporation and The Clorox Company. Mr. Hughes is currently a member of the board of directors of Immunovant, Inc., a publicly-held biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Hughes received a B.S. in Finance from San Francisco State University and an M.B.A. from University of Chicago.Financial ExpertIndependent DirectorMember of the Audit Committee
President and Chief Executive Officer and DirectorChristian has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2014 and as our President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2016. Christian spent a decade at GN Group, a global leader in intelligent audio solutions including hearing aids, in roles of increasing responsibility until he became the Senior Vice President of Operations, Europe and Strategic Accounts. Mr. Gormsen started his career in investment banking before transitioning to McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. Mr. Gormsen received a B.S. in economics and his M.S. in economics and business administration from the Copenhagen Business School.
Josh Makower, M.D.
Chairman of the BoardJosh Makower, MD has served on the board of Eargo since 2015 and is a Special Partner on NEA's healthcare team. In addition to his role at NEA, Josh serves on the faculty of the Stanford University Medical and Engineering Schools as a Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering and is Director and Co-Founder of The Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. Josh is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of ExploraMed, a medical device incubator that has created 9 companies over the past 25 years. Notable transactions from the ExploraMed portfolio include Acclarent, acquired by J&J in 2009, EndoMatrix, acquired by C.R. Bard in 1997, TransVascular, acquired by Medtronic in 2003, Nuelle, acquired by AyTu Biosciences in 2014, and Neotract acquired by Teleflex in 2017. On-going ExploraMed/NEA ventures include Moximed, Willow Innovations, Revelle Aesthetics, and ExploraMed V. Josh currently serves on the boards of Eargo, Allay Therapeutics, Lungpacer, Revelle Aesthetics, Vesper Medical, Magenta Medical, DOTS Technology Corp., ExploraMed, Intrinsic Therapeutics, Moximed, SetPoint Medical, Willow and Coravin. Josh holds over 300 patents and patent applications for various medical devices in the fields of cardiology, ENT, general surgery, drug delivery, obesity, orthopedics, women’s health, aesthetics, and urology. He received an MBA from Columbia University, an MD from the NYU School of Medicine, and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Biomedical Engineering and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.Independent DirectorChairman of the BoardChair of the Compensation CommitteeMember of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
DirectorNina Richardson has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2020. Ms. Richardson is currently a Managing Director of Three Rivers Energy, an energy services company she co-founded in 2004. From May 2016 to April 2017, she served as a consultant to the Company. From February 2013 through February 2015, Ms. Richardson served as the Chief Operating Officer at GoPro, a publicly-held technology company. Previously, Ms. Richardson was an operations and management consultant for companies including Tesla, Solaria and TouchTunes Interactive Networks. Ms. Richardson also held executive positions at Flextronics, including Vice President and General Manager. Ms. Richardson’s early career included positions at Hughes Aircraft Ground Systems Group and Metcal. Ms. Richardson serves on the board of directors of the following publicly-held companies: Resideo Technologies, Inc., a global provider of comfort and security solutions; Silicon Laboratories Inc., a global technology company; and Cohu, Inc., a back-end semiconductor equipment and services company, . She previously served as a director to the following publicly-held companies: Silicon Graphics International, a computer systems company, and Callidus Software, Inc., an enterprise software company, and Zayo Group Holdings, Inc, which became a private company in March 2020. She also serves on the boards of a number of privately-held companies. Ms. Richardson holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an Executive M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.Independent DirectorMember of the Compensation Committee
A. Brooke Seawell
DirectorA. Brooke Seawell has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2020. Since 2005, Mr. Seawell has been a Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates, and was a Partner from 2000 to 2005 at Technology Crossover Ventures, a venture capital firm. From 1997 to 1998, he was Executive Vice President at NetDynamics, Inc., an application server software company, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems, Inc. From 1991 to 1997, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Synopsys, Inc., an electronic design automation software company. Mr. Seawell serves on the boards of the following publicly-held companies: NVIDIA Corporation, a visual computing company, where he serves on the audit committee, and Tenable Holdings, Inc., a cyber-security solutions company, where he serves on the audit committee. Mr. Seawell previously served on the board of directors of the following publicly-held companies: Tableau Software, Inc., a business intelligence software company; Informatica Corp., a data integration software company; and Glu Mobile, Inc., a publisher of mobile games. Mr. Seawell previously served on the Stanford University Athletic Board and the Management Board of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Seawell holds a B.A. degree in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from Stanford University.Financial ExpertIndependent DirectorChair of the Audit Committee
DirectorDavid Wu has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2014. Since 2012, Mr. Wu has been a Partner at Maveron LLC, a venture capital firm, where his primary focus is emerging consumer Internet companies. Mr. Wu led Maveron’s investments in Illumix, inkbox, Booster, Wave and Eargo, and serves on each company’s board of directors. Mr. Wu received a B.S. electrical engineering and a B.A. in quantitative economics from Stanford UniversityFinancial ExpertIndependent DirectorMember of the Audit Committee
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