President and Chief Executive Officer
Ryan Rhodes has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since July 2016 and as a member of our board of directors since July 2016. From January 2002 to June 2015, Mr. Rhodes held a number of positions at Intuitive Surgical Inc., a market leader in surgical robotics, including Vice-President of World-Wide Clinical Marketing, Senior Director of World-Wide Marketing and Director of Marketing. Prior to Intuitive Surgical Inc., Mr. Rhodes spent over 11 years in various management positions in sales, marketing, professional education, and market development at Ethicon Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company. Mr. Rhodes holds a B.A. in Public Administration from San Diego State University.
|Frederic Moll, M.D.,|
Frederic Moll, M.D., has been a member and served as Chairman of our board since November 2002. Dr. Moll is also a co-founder, and, since September 2012, is the Chief Executive Officer of Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc. From 2002 to 2010, Dr. Moll served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hansen Medical, a medical robotics company, which he also co-founded. Previously, Dr. Moll co-founded Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and from 1995 to 2002 served as its first Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Moll also co-founded Origin Medisystems, Inc., which later became an operating company within Guidant Corp. following its acquisition by Eli Lilly & Co., and Endotherapeutics Corp. Dr. Moll serves on the boards of directors of Biolase, Inc. and IntersectENT, Inc. Dr. Moll received a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in management from Stanford University and an M.D. from the University of Washington.
|Jeffrey Bird, M.D.,|
Jeffrey Bird, M.D., Ph.D., has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2005. Since July 2003, Dr. Bird has been a Managing Director at Sutter Hill Ventures, a California limited partnership, or Sutter Hill Ventures, where he focuses on healthcare, including biotechnology and medical devices. Dr. Bird serves on the boards of directors of Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Bird previously served on the board of directors of Horizon Pharma plc until October 2015. Dr. Bird received a B.S. in Biological Sciences, a Ph.D. and an M.D. from Stanford University.
|Gil Kliman, M.D.|
Gil Kliman, M.D., has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2007. Dr. Kliman is Managing Director at InterWest Partners, where he has led their medical device team since 1999. Dr. Kliman is also the co-founder and co-chairman of the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit, an ophthalmology business conference. Dr. Kliman serves on the board of directors of Glaukos Corporation and several private life science companies. Dr. Kliman received a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
|Emmett Cunningham, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.|
Emmett Cunningham, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2011. Dr. Cunningham is Managing Director at Clarus Ventures, LLC, which he joined in 2006. From February 2004 to December 2005, he was Senior Vice President, Medical Strategy at Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. From April 2002 to February 2004, Dr. Cunningham was Vice President of Clinical Research Development and Licensing. From August 2001 to April 2002, Dr. Cunningham worked at Pfizer, Inc. as an Early Clinical Leader in Clinical Sciences. Dr. Cunningham is also Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine and the co-founder and Chair of the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit. Dr. Cunningham serves on the boards of directors of a number of private companies and on the Scientific Advisory Board of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Cunningham received a B.S. from Drexel University, an M.D. and M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California at San Diego
Craig Taylor has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2017. Mr. Taylor is President of Alloy Ventures, Inc., which he co-founded in 1996 and where he focuses on investments in laboratory instrumentation, diagnostics and cleantech. He served on the Board of Advisors of the MIT/Stanford Venture Laboratory and served as a Director at the National Venture Capital Association. Mr. Taylor received a B.S. and an M.S. in physics from Brown University, as well as an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Shelley Thunen has served as a member of our board of directors and as chair of the audit committee since July 2015. Since January 2016, Ms. Thunen has served as the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of RxSight, Inc., a medical device company. From January 2013 to October 2015, Ms. Thunen served as the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Endologix Inc., a medical device company. From August 2010 to December 2012, Ms. Thunen served as Associate General Manager of LenSx, Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Alcon, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of vision care products, which Novartis International AG acquired in April 2011. From April 2008 to August 2010, Ms. Thunen served as a board member and chair of the audit committee and from November 2009 to August 2010, Ms. Thunen served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Operations of LenSx, Inc., which Alcon, Inc. acquired in August 2010. Prior to LenSx, Inc., Ms. Thunen served in a variety of management and executive roles at public and private medical device companies. Ms. Thunen received a B.A. in economics and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine.