Chairman of the Board
Since March 2019, Mr. Barr has served as a member of our Board. Since January 2018, Mr. Barr has served as an Operating Partner for Altamont Capital Partners, a private equity firm. From October 2014 through August 2017, Mr. Barr served as the chief executive officer of Surgical Specialties, Inc., a manufacturer of surgical instruments. From May 2012 through August 2013, Mr. Barr served as the President, Global Surgical at Bausch & Lomb Holdings Incorporated, an eye health products company. Mr. Barr previously served on the Board of Directors of Valeritas Holdings Inc., a medical technology company focused on the treatment of diabetes. Mr. Barr holds a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University. We believe Mr. Barr’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his extensive leadership experience in the medical device and surgical products industries.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Director
Charles (Chas) McKhann was named President & Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors in March 2021. Mr. McKhann has served in Chief Executive Officer or Chief Commercial Officer roles in four medical device companies including Torax Medical (acquired by J&J) and Intersect ENT (ticker: XENT). Previously, Mr. McKhann served in leadership roles at Boston Scientific Corporation and at Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson company. Earlier in his career, Mr. McKhann was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company. Mr. McKhann holds a Bachelor’s degree and Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University.
Since November 2017, Mr. Pacitti has served as a member of our Board. Since 2015, Mr. Pacitti has served as the President of Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. and Head of the Americas, Siemens Healthineers where he is responsible for leading the marketing, sales, service, and support functions in North America and Latin America, across the entire Healthineers portfolio, including medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, therapy solutions, and services. From February 2006 to October 2015, Mr. Pacitti was with Abbott Vascular, a division of Abbott Laboratories, in a variety of commercial leadership roles. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AvaMed), the University City Science Center in Philadelphia, PA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), and the Siemens Foundation. He is also a member of the CEO Council for Growth at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, as well as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Corporate Council, the GAVS Customer Advisory Board, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) President’s Advisory Council and the NextGen Advisory Board for the University of Missouri. Mr. Pacitti received a B.A. in Economics from Villanova University. We believe Mr. Pacitti’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his extensive commercial expertise and medical device leadership experience.
Since January 2012, Mr. McGaughy has served as a member of our Board. Since 2003, Mr. McGaughy has served as a Managing Director at CPMG, Inc., a private investment firm, where he is a founding stockholder. Mr. McGaughy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. He holds a B.A. from The University of Texas (Plan II Honors, Summa Cum Laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. McGaughy’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his extensive leadership as an investor in the medical technologies industry and his financial expertise.
Since October 2013, Mr. Anderson has served as a member of our Board. Since January 2018, Mr. Anderson has served as the Chairman of Revival Healthcare Capital, a private investment firm. From 2008 to January 2018, Mr. Anderson served as a Managing Director at PTV Healthcare Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in the healthcare and life sciences industries. Since 2008, Mr. Anderson has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Cardiva Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company. From September 2018 to October 2019, Mr. Anderson served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ConvaTec Group Plc, a publicly traded medical products and technologies company. From 2008 to December 2014, Mr. Anderson served as a director of Intersect ENT, Inc., a publicly traded medical device company. Mr. Anderson holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from Mississippi State University. We believe Mr. Anderson’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his extensive industry knowledge and leadership experience as an executive for various medical device companies.
Since May 2014, Mr. McClellan has served as a member of our Board. Since January 2018, Mr. McClellan has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Aerin Medical Inc. Since April 2016, Mr. McClellan has served as a financial management consultant to healthcare and life sciences companies, serving as the managing member of Goodwater Consulting, LLC. From June 2004 until June 2016, Mr. McClellan was the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance at On-X Life Technologies Holdings, Inc., a medical device manufacturer. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company, and chairs its audit committee. Mr. McClellan received a B.B.A. in accounting from Abilene Christian University and is a Certified Public Accountant. We believe that Mr. McClellan is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive finance and accounting expertise in the medical device industry and as a certified public accountant.
Since May 2018, Dr. Shimer has served as a member of our Board. Dr. Shimer is currently a private investor and has 30 years of product development experience, including many years with major communications companies. Dr. Shimer currently serves on the Board of Directors of Avanos Medical, Inc. (formerly Halyard Health, Inc.), a medical technology company, Masimo Corp., a medical technology company, and Windstream Holdings, Inc., a voice and data network communications company, as well as three non-profit organizations. From 2007 to 2019, Dr. Shimer served on the Board of Directors of Netgear, Inc. and from 2013 to 2017, she served on the Board of Directors of Earthlink Holdings Corp. prior to its merger with Windstream. Dr. Shimer holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. We believe Dr. Shimer’s qualifications to serve on our Board include her industry knowledge and public company board experience.
Since March 2022, Ms. Bankes has served as a member of our Board. Jeannette Bankes is the President and General Manager of the Global Surgical Franchise at Alcon. Jeannette’s responsibilities include strategic leadership and oversight to product development, portfolio management and commercialization of products that support the global surgical ophthalmology business.
With over 30 years in the healthcare space, Jeannette has contributed to numerous technology advancements. Prior to joining Alcon, she was at Boston Scientific for 15 years with leadership responsibilities across multiple divisions and functions (Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart, Cardiac Rhythm & Management, Urology and Peripheral). Jeannette also worked for Merck for 12 years. Her diverse career portfolio includes management positions in domestic and international marketing, sales, clinical trials, regulatory, medical affairs, medical education and operations/manufacturing.