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 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.
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 Marketing OfficerShiv has served as our Chief Marketing Officer since June 2019. Prior to Eargo, Shiv served as a Senior Vice President in various innovation, digital and marketing positions at Visa Inc., where he was responsible for driving go-to-market strategy for various products and innovations. Prior to joining Visa, Shiv was the Global Head of Digital at PepsiCo Beverages, responsible for all digital engagement in paid, owned, and social media across consumer marketing, shopper marketing, and food service marketing. Prior to that, Shiv served in various positions at Razorfish, most recently as VP and Global Social Media Lead. Shiv received a B.S. in Business Administration from Babson College and an M.S. in Research, New Media, Information and Society from The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Chief Information OfficerFernando has served as our Chief Information Officer since February of 2020 and as our VP or Software and Engineering since April 2019. Prior to, Fernando was the CTO of Rappi, a multi-billion startup in Latin America. Prior to that, he directed the engineering team in charge of the Apple Online Store. He has a B.A. degree in Mathematics from Florida Atlantic University.
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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.
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.
Vice President, 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.
Vice President of Research and DevelopmentAjit has served as our Vice President of R&D since January 2020, after serving as Senior Director Project Management Office and Head of Project Management Office since he joined Eargo in 2017. Prior to Eargo, Ajit spent two decades in the medical device industry working across all FDA class products, from implantable defibrillators to Next Generation Sequencing solutions. Ajit received a M.S in Biomedical Engineering from University of Tennessee and M.B.A in Marketing from Santa Clara’s Leavey School of Business.
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