Board of Directors

William J. Link , , Ph.D. , , Chairman

Dr. Link has served as chairman of our Board of Directors since June 2001. Dr. Link has also been a member of the board of directors of DOSE Medical Corporation since October 2009. Dr. Link has a proven record of building and operating large, successful medical product companies. He has extensive knowledge of medical devices and drug delivery, particularly in ophthalmology, and his operating experience spans more than 23 years in general management in the healthcare industry. Dr. Link is a managing director and co-founder of Versant Ventures Management LLC, a venture capital firm investing in early stage healthcare companies and one of our principal stockholders. He has been a member of the board of directors of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW) since May 2009 and Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYES) since 2004. Prior to co-founding Versant Ventures in 1999, Dr. Link was a general partner at Brentwood Venture Capital. From 1986 to 1997, Dr. Link was founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Chiron Vision Corporation (acquired by Bausch & Lomb, Inc.). He also founded and served as President of American Medical Optics, Inc. (acquired by Allergan, Inc.). Dr. Link served as a director of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (acquired by Abbott Laboratories) from 2002 to 2009 and a director of Inogen, Inc. from 2003 to February 2014. Before entering the healthcare industry, Dr. Link was an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Link holds a B.S. and an M.S., as well as a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.

Thomas W. Burns , , , President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Burns has served as our President, Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2002. Mr. Burns was also a founder and member of the board of directors of DOSE Medical Corporation (acquired by Glaukos), serving as its chairman of the board from October 2009 until June 2019 and its chief executive officer and president from March 2010 until June 2015. Mr. Burns has a proven record of building successful medical device and pharmaceutical businesses and creating successful new markets in ophthalmology. He has raised nearly $400 million in enterprise capital in private and public offerings and has led and helped build multiple start-up companies. Mr. Burns has more than 25 years of direct ophthalmic management experience, including over 20 years of general management experience across a broad range of ophthalmic medical devices and pharmaceuticals, drug delivery technologies, surgical products and over-the-counter products. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Burns led Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) as its president and chief operating officer and as a director. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Burns served as senior vice president and general manager of Chiron Vision Corporation (acquired by Bausch & Lomb, Inc.), and then as vice president, global strategy and general manager, refractive surgery, of Bausch & Lomb from 1998 to 2000. In October 2020, Mr. Burns joined the board of directors of Pulmonx Corporation (Nasdaq: LUNG). He served on the board of directors of Avedro from July 2018 until his resignation on August 6, 2019, prior to its acquisition by Glaukos. Mr. Burns has also served as an entrepreneur in residence at Versant Ventures Management, LLC. Mr. Burns received a B.A. from Yale University.

Mark J. Foley , , , Director

Mr. Foley has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2014. He was the president and chief executive officer of ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc., a medical technology company, prior to its acquisition by Allergan plc in April 2017. Before becoming ZELTIQ’s chief executive officer in 2012, Mr. Foley served on its board of directors and held the position of executive chairman from July 2009 to May 2010. Mr. Foley also served as executive chairman at Onpharma Inc. from August 2009 until its acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. in March 2014. Mr. Foley also serves as a managing director at RWI Ventures, Inc., where he focuses on healthcare investments, and has held this position since joining the firm in 2004. Prior to this, Mr. Foley held a variety of operating roles in large, public companies and venture backed startups including United States Surgical Corporation, Guidant Corporation, Devices for Vascular Intervention, Inc. (acquired by Eli Lilly and Company), Perclose, Inc. (acquired by Abbott Laboratories) and Ventrica, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic, Inc.) where he was the founder and chief executive officer. Mr. Foley has over 25 years of medical device operating, investment and chief executive officer experience. Mr. Foley holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame..

David F. Hoffmeister , , , Director

Mr. Hoffmeister has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2014. He served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Life Technologies Corporation, a global life sciences company, prior to its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in February 2014. From October 2004 to November 2008, he served as chief financial officer of Invitrogen Corporation, which merged with Applied Biosystems Inc. in November 2008 to form Life Technologies Corporation. Before joining Invitrogen, Mr. Hoffmeister spent 20 years with McKinsey & Company as a senior partner serving clients in the healthcare, private equity and chemical industries on issues of strategy and organization. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Hoffmeister was the leader of McKinsey’s North American chemical practice. Mr. Hoffmeister currently serves on the boards of directors of Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE) and Kaiser Permanente. Mr. Hoffmeister holds a B.S. from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Marc A. Stapley , , , Director

Mr. Stapley has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2014. He was the executive vice president, strategy and corporate development at Illumina, Inc., where he was responsible for corporate strategy, corporate and business development and global infrastructure, from 2017 to January 2019. Previously, Mr. Stapley served as Illumina’s chief administrative officer, senior vice president and chief financial officer. He is also a member of Illumina’s executive management team, which is responsible for directing all aspects of the company’s strategy, planning and operations. Before joining Illumina, from 2009 to 2012, Mr. Stapley was senior vice president, finance at Pfizer Inc. and was responsible for global financial processes and systems, leading integration efforts in both the Wyeth Ltd. and King Pharmaceutical, Inc. acquisitions and providing oversight to the company’s largest technology investment program. Prior to Pfizer, he served in a variety of senior finance roles at Alcatel-Lucent, including Americas chief financial officer. He also worked as finance director and controller for several groups at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Mr. Stapley is currently a member of the board of directors for Helix. He began his career as an Auditor at Coopers & Lybrand. He holds a B.Sc. (Honors) from The University of Reading (England) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Aimee S. Weisner , , , Director

Ms. Weisner has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2014. From 2011 to 2019, she served as corporate vice president, general counsel of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. From 2009 to 2010, she was engaged in private practice and served as legal advisor to public pharmaceutical and medical device companies located in Southern California. Prior to this, from 2002 to 2009, Ms. Weisner served in a number of positions at Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (acquired by Abbott Laboratories), including corporate vice president, general counsel and secretary; executive vice president, administration, general counsel and secretary; and executive vice president, administration and secretary. From 1998 to 2002, Ms. Weisner served as corporate counsel and assistant secretary; and then vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary at Allergan, Inc. Ms. Weisner holds a B.A. from California State University, Fullerton, a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and began her legal career as an associate at the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Gilbert H. Kliman , , M.D. , , Director

Dr. Kliman previously served as a member of our Board of Directors from 2007 until his resignation on August 6, 2019 in connection with the company’s acquisition of Avedro, Inc., upon which board of directors Dr. Kliman also served. Dr. Kliman has been a partner of InterWest Partners, a venture capital firm, since 1996, and has been a managing director there since 1999. Dr. Kliman served on the board of directors of Epocrates, Inc. (acquired by athenahealth, Inc.) from 1999 to 2011, and IntraLase Corp. (acquired by Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.) from 2000 to 2007. From 1995 to 1996, Dr. Kliman was an investment manager at Norwest Venture Partners, a venture capital firm. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Kliman served as an associate at TA Associates, a private equity investment firm. Dr. Kliman is a board-certified ophthalmologist and completed a retina research fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and residency training at Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Kliman holds a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dr. Kliman currently serves as a director of a number of private life science and healthcare IT companies, and serves as a director on the executive board of ORBIS International, a global non-profit focused on preventing avoidable blindness.

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