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.
Chief Financial OfficerAdam has served as our Chief Financial Officer since June 2019. Prior to Eargo, Adam was Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis for Tesla, Inc., an automotive and energy company. Prior to that, he served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cardiovascular Care of Cardinal Health, a healthcare services and products company. Adam also served in various financial roles over 11 years at Johnson & Johnson, a healthcare company. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.
Chief Operating OfficerBill has served as our Chief Operating Officer since April 2019. Bill also previously served as our Chief Customer Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Eargo. Prior to Eargo, Bill was Managing Director at Sonova e-Hearing Care a group company of Sonova AG. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer and then President and Chief Executive Officer of HearingPlanet Inc., which was purchased by Sonova AG. He received a B.S. in business administration from San Diego State University-California State University.
Vice President, People Operations and TalentTricia Burchell serves as Vice President, People Operations and Talent. Prior to joining Eargo, she was the Senior HR Global Operations Manager at Cloudera. In addition, she has led People Operations teams in several small to mid-sized companies, across various industries. Her areas of expertise include developing and scaling People Operations and Talent Acquisition infrastructure, implementing programs designed to increase employee engagement and enhance company culture, as well as providing HR thought leadership across management teams.
Chief Compliance OfficerFred has served as our Chief Compliance Officer since August 2022. Prior to Eargo, Fred was the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for AltaMed Health Services Corporation, a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center. Prior to that, Fred served as the Vice President for Compliance, Ethics & Legal for Centene Corporation, a provider of managed care solutions. Before joining Centene, Fred served as the Senior Director of Ethics and Compliance for the McKesson Corporation, a provider of wholesale medical supplies & equipment, pharmaceutical distribution, and healthcare technology solutions. Fred holds a masters degree in business administration with a concentration in healthcare administration from Jacksonville University and a bachelors degree in finance from Alabama A&M University.
Christy La Pierre
Chief Legal OfficerChristy has served as our Chief Legal Officer since July 2018 and Secretary since June 2019. Prior to joining Eargo, Christy served as General Counsel at Pebble, a smartwatch manufacturer, where she led Pebble’s global and regulatory compliance teams, as well as all aspects of the mergers and acquisitions process during Pebble’s acquisition by Fitbit in December 2016. Christy also has 8 years of experience as an Intellectual Property litigator at K&L Gates. Christy received her B.A. and M.S. from Stanford University and her J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Investor RelationsNick has served as our Vice President of Investor Relations since September 2019. Prior to Eargo, Nick was Executive Director of Investor Relations at Teleflex, Inc., a global diversified medical technology company and an S&P 500 component. Prior to Teleflex, he served as the Vice President of Investor Relations at NeoTract, a medical technology company focused on urology, which was acquired by Teleflex, Inc. Nick also spent 13 years at The Ruth Group, a healthcare focused investor relations firm, in roles of increasing responsibility until he became Executive Vice President and Head of the Medical Technology Practice. He received a B.A. from the State University of New York, College at Buffalo.
Chief Marketing OfficerPio has served as our Chief Marketing Officer since August 2021. Prior to Eargo, Pio gained significant industry recognition for his work at Samsung, where he served as Executive Vice President, Global Head of Brand Marketing for the mobile division of Samsung Electronics Corporation, a multinational electronics corporation, where he was charged with building the Samsung Mobile brand globally. Before joining Samsung, Pio served as Senior Vice President, Head of Integrated Marketing for Coca-Cola for 10 years. Pio has also served in various roles in marketing on the agency side for clients like American Express and Mercedes-Benz USA. Pio holds a masters of science in consumer behavior from California State University-Northridge and a bachelors degree in business administration from California State University-East Bay.
Chief Accounting OfficerMark has served as our Chief Accounting Officer since January 2022. Mark previously served as our Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller. Prior to Eargo, Mark was the Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations at Bitmovin, Inc., a provider of web-based video infrastructure solutions. Prior to that, Mark served as the Vice President, Head of Finance and Administration at VeloCloud Networks, Inc. (acquired by VMWare, Inc.) a provider of cloud, software and hardware-based SD-WAN services. Mark has also served in various leadership roles in accounting and finance at ServiceSource, Inc., Citrix Systems, Inc., and United Parcel Services, Inc. and began his professional career with KPMG, LLP. Mark holds dual masters and bachelors degrees in accounting from the University of Florida. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Chief Technology OfficerTim has served as our Chief Technology Officer since September 2022 after previously serving in that role from May 2017 to February 2020. Prior to returning to Eargo, Tim served as President & CEO of Noopl, a consumer audio startup. Tim has also held a number of management roles at Starkey Hearing Technologies, a global hearing technology company, and previously served as an Assistant Professor and Director of Audiology at Vanderbilt University. Tim holds a bachelors degree in Communication Disorders from California State University-Northridge, a M.S. in Audiology from Vanderbilt University, a Ph.D. in Hearing Science from the University of Minnesota, and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
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