Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Timothy Herbert

Timothy Herbert, our founder, has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President and as a member of our board of directors since November 2007. Prior to joining us, Mr. Herbert spent 11 years at Medtronic, a medical equipment development company, where he held management positions in product development, clinical research, sales, marketing, and healthcare reimbursement. Mr. Herbert holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. We believe Mr. Herbert's experience in the industry, his role as our Chief Executive Officer and President and his knowledge of the Company enable him to make valuable contributions to our board of directors.

Jerry Griffin, M.D.

Jerry Griffin, M.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2008. Since 2006, Dr. Griffin has served as President of Griffin & Schwartz, Scientific Services, Inc., a management consulting firm in the healthcare products industry. From September 2000 to June 2006, Dr. Griffin served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of POINT Biomedical Corp., a developer of pharmaceutical products for use with ultrasound imaging. Dr. Griffin has also been a professor or assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at various teaching institutions. Dr. Griffin holds a B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi and a M.D. from the University of Mississippi. We believe Dr. Griffin's public and private board experience and his extensive experience in the healthcare products industry enable him to make valuable contributions to our board of directors.

Joyce Erony

Joyce Erony has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2016. Since 2015, Ms. Erony has served as Managing Partner at Amzak Health Investors, LLC, a private investment company focused on investments in the healthcare sector. From 2008 to 2016, Ms. Erony served as a Managing Director at Signet Healthcare Partners, a venture capital investment firm. From 2009 to 2014, Ms. Erony served on the board of directors of Teligent, Inc., a specialty generic pharmaceutical company, where she served on its compensation and governance committees. Ms. Erony holds a B.S.C. from Case Western Reserve University and a Graduate Diploma from the London School of Economics. We believe Ms. Erony's extensive experience in the healthcare investment industry enables her to make valuable contributions to our board of directors.

Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Marilyn Carlson Nelson has served as a member of our board of directors and as its Chair since November 2016. Since 1999, Ms. Nelson has served as Co-Chair of the board of directors and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Holdings, Inc., an international holdings company. Ms. Nelson previously served as a member of the board of directors of Carlson, Inc., a hospitality and travel company, from 1989 to 2015, and as its Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2008. Ms. Nelson also served on the board of directors of ExxonMobil from 1991 to 2012. Ms. Nelson holds a B.A. in international economics from Smith College and honorary doctorates from Smith College, the University of Minnesota, Johnson & Wales University, Gustavus Adolphus College and the College of St. Catherine. We believe Ms. Nelson's extensive public and private board experience and her knowledge of the Company as one of our early investors enable her to make valuable contributions to our board of directors.

Mudit K. Jain

Mudit K. Jain has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2009. Mr. Jain currently serves as a Managing Director at Synergy Venture Partners, LLC, a venture capital investment firm, a position he has held since 2013. Mr. Jain holds a B.E. from the Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D in biomedical engineering from Duke University. We believe Mr. Jain's experience as a venture capital investor and expertise in biomedical engineering enable him to make valuable contributions to our board of directors.

Chau Khuong

Chau Khuong has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2014. Mr. Khuong is a Private Equity Partner at OrbiMed Advisors, L.L.C., a venture capital and asset management firm, which he joined in 2003. Mr. Khuong has served on the boards of directors of Aerpio.

Dana G. Mead, Jr.

Dana G. Mead, Jr. has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2008. Mr. Mead currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Beaver-Visitec International, Inc., a surgical device developer and manufacturer. From May 2016 to December 2016, Mr. Mead served on the board of directors of Teladoc, Inc., a telehealth company, where he served on its regulatory committee. From 2005 to 2016, Mr. Mead served as a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital investment firm. In addition to serving on our board of directors, Mr. Mead has served on the board of directors of Intersect ENT, Inc. since 2015 where he serves on its audit and compensation committees. Mr. Mead holds a B.A. from Lafayette College and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. We believe Mr. Mead's extensive directorship experience and his broad experience in the healthcare industry enable him to make valuable contributions to our board of directors.

Shawn T. McCormick

Shawn T. McCormick has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2017. Mr. McCormick served as Chief Financial Officer of Tornier N.V., a global orthopedic company, from September 2012 until October 2015 when Tornier merged with Wright Medical Group, Inc. Before Tornier, Mr. McCormick served as Chief Operating Officer of Lutonix, Inc., a medical device company, from April 2011 to February 2012 and as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of ev3 Inc., a global endovascular company, from January 2009 to July 2010, when ev3 was acquired by Covidien plc. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. McCormick held various positions at Medtronic, including as its Vice President, Corporate Development, where he was responsible for leading Medtronic's worldwide business development activities. In addition to serving on our board of directors, Mr. McCormick has served on the board of directors of Nevro Corp. since 2014, and on the board of directors of Surmodics, Inc. since 2015. Mr. McCormick also served on the board of directors of Entellus Medical, Inc. from 2014 to February 2018. Mr. McCormick holds a B.S. in Accounting from Arizona State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and is a certified public accountant (inactive). We believe Mr. McCormick's financial expertise and extensive experience in the medical device industry enable him to make valuable contributions to our board of directors.

Casey Tansey

Casey Tansey has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2008. Since April 2005, Mr. Tansey has served as a General Partner of U.S. Venture Partners, a venture capital investment firm and affiliate of the Registrant. Prior to serving on our board of directors, Mr. Tansey served on the board of directors of Intersect ENT, Inc. from 2006 to 2017. Mr. Tansey holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from the College of Notre Dame. We believe Mr. Casey's extensive experience in the medical device industry enables him to make valuable contributions to our board of directors.