DirectorJuliet Bakker has served as member of our board of directors since July 2020. Since January 2007, Ms. Bakker has served as a Managing Director of Longitude Capital Management Co., LLC, a healthcare venture capital firm. Prior to Longitude Capital, Ms. Bakker was a Managing Director of Pequot Ventures where she founded the life sciences investment practice. Prior to Pequot, she was Director, Strategic Planning and Director, Operations of Waste Management International. Previously, she was a sell-side equity analyst with Banque Paribas. Ms. Bakker began her career as an investment banker in the corporate finance department at PaineWebber. Since March 2018, Ms. Bakker has served on the board of Axonics Modulation Technologies, a publicly-held medical technology company, where she serves on the nominating and corporate governance committee. Ms. Bakker previously served on the board of Venus Concept, Inc., a publicly held aesthetic medical device company, from May 2015 to February 2020. Ms. Bakker holds an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.Sc. from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University (“CALS”), where she is a member of the CALS Advisory Council. Ms. Bakker is also a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich.Independent DirectorMember of the Compensation CommitteeChair 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 CommitteeMember 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, M.D. has served as member of our board of directors since November 2015. Since May 2015, Dr. Makower has been a General Partner at New Enterprise Associates, a venture capital firm. In addition to his role at New Enterprise Associates, Dr. Makower serves as an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and is Co-Founder of Stanford University’s Biodesign Innovation Program. Dr. Makower is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of ExploraMed, a medical device incubator. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine and his M.B.A. from Columbia University.Independent DirectorChairman of the BoardChair of the Compensation CommitteeMember of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
DirectorGeoff Pardo has served as member of our board of directors since July 2020. Mr. Pardo has served as a partner at Gilde Healthcare since 2011. Previously, he was a partner at Spray Venture Partners from 2004 to 2011. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Facet Solutions, a spinal implant company focused on treating lumbar spinal stenosis, from 2007 until the company was sold to Globus Medical in 2011. He currently serves on the board of directors of the following publicly-held medical device companies: Inari Medical, Inc., where he serves on the audit committee, and Vapotherm, Inc., where he serves on the audit and finance committees. He has previously served on the board of directors of the following publicly-held company: Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc., a medical device company. Mr. Pardo received a B.A. from Brown University and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business.Independent DirectorMember of the Audit 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 member of our board of directors since July 2014. Since 2012, Mr. Wu has been a Partner at Maveron LLC, a venture capital firm. Mr. Wu received a B.S. and B.A. in electrical engineering and quantitative economics from Stanford University.
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