Rick D. Anderson
Mr. Anderson has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2020. Mr. Anderson has been the Chairman and Managing Director of Revival Healthcare Capital, a sustainable investment firm that specializes in medical devices and diagnostics since July 2018. He currently serves on the boards of Apollo Endosurgery, Augmedics, Kardion and Distalmotion SA; and on the Executive Advisory Board of LEK Consulting, a healthcare consulting firm. Mr. Anderson previously served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of ConvaTec Group Plc. He also previously served as Chairman of the Board for Cardiva Medical, IDEV Technologies, and Tryton Medical, and served as Director on the boards of Cardiologs, ConvaTec Group Plc, Intersect ENT and multiple other medical device companies. Prior to founding Revival, Mr. Anderson served as a Managing Director at PTV Healthcare Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in the healthcare and life science industries. He also served as the Company Group Chairman of Johnson & Johnson and Worldwide Franchise Chairman of Cordis Corporation. Mr. Anderson holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from Mississippi State University.
Kevin J. Ballinger
Mr. Ballinger has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2020. Since July 2020, Mr. Ballinger has been President of Aldevron, LLC, a privately held genomics company that was acquired by Danaher Corporation in August 2021. Prior to joining Aldevron, he spent 25 years at Boston Scientific, a publicly-traded global company focused on a variety of interventional medical specialties. During his last nine years at Boston Scientific, he served as Executive Vice President and Global President of the Interventional Cardiology division. Under his leadership, Mr. Ballinger grew the division to a $3 billion global business. Mr. Ballinger earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, and his MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Tanisha V. Carino, Ph.D.
Tanisha Carino, Ph.D. is a partner with the Brunswick Group, an advisory firm that helps clients navigate the interconnected financial, political, and social worlds to build trusted relationships with all their stakeholders.
She is a corporate affairs and health policy expert who brings over 20 years of experience across multiple healthcare leadership positions in government, private, and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining Brunswick, Tanisha held executive roles as the first Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Alexion, Executive Director of FasterCures/Milken Institute, led US public policy at GlaxoSmithKline, and was the head of life sciences strategic advisory services for Avalere Health. She began her career as an HIV case worker in Atlanta and a policy researcher in the Medicare program. Dr. Carino is a Fulbright Fellow, has served as a Visiting Fellow for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and earned her Ph.D. in health policy from Johns Hopkins University. She is associate faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a Visiting Fellow for the Duke-Margolis Health Policy Center, serves on the Board of Directors of Silk Road Medical, One Mind, and is the Vice-Chair of the Alliance for Health Policy.
Tony M. Chou, M.D.
Dr. Chou has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2007. Dr. Chou has been a general partner at The Vertical Group, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm, since August 2006 and as Chief Executive Officer of Route 92 Medical, Inc. since October 2015. After joining The Vertical Group, Dr. Chou co-founded our Company in 2007 and served as Chief Executive Officer until November 2010. Prior to that, Dr. Chou had general management and business development responsibilities in the Abbott Vascular Division of Abbott Laboratories and last served as Division Vice President and General Manager of vascular closure, managing the FDA approval and global launch of the Perclose and Starclose products. Dr. Chou was previously the Director of the Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Chou received a B.S. in physics and electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University.
Jack W. Lasersohn, J.D.
Mr. Lasersohn has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2007 and Chairman since March 2021. Since 1988, Mr. Lasersohn has been a general partner, or a principal of the general partner, of The Vertical Group, L.P., a private venture capital firm that is focused on the fields of medical technology and biotechnology. Prior to joining The Vertical Group’s predecessor, F. Eberstadt, in 1981, Mr. Lasersohn was a corporate attorney with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Mr. Lasersohn served on the board of directors of Masimo Corporation, a publicly traded global medical technology company, from January 1995 to 2017 and served on the board of directors of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded clinical development-stage biopharmaceutical company, from July 2005 to April 2019. He also serves on the boards of a number of private medical device and biotechnology companies, including Route 92 Medical, Inc. Mr. Lasersohn is the past Chairman of the Medical Industry Group of the National Venture Capital Association, or NVCA, and previously served on the Executive Committee of the board of directors of the NVCA. Mr. Lasersohn has also served, by appointment, on various committees advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He holds a B.S. in physics from Tufts University, an M.A. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Erica J. Rogers
Erica Rogers is the President and CEO of Silk Road Medical. Prior to Silk Road Medical, Erica was the COO of Medicines360, a non-profit pharmaceutical company developing drugs and devices for women. Erica was the founder and CEO of Allux Medical, as well as the co-founder of Visiogen, which was acquired by Abbott Medical Optics in 2009. Erica spent over 12 years at Boston Scientific, in sales and marketing positions. She began her career in pharmaceutical sales after receiving a B.S. in zoology from San Diego State University. Erica holds five issued and 15 pending US patents in medical devices and nanotechnology.
Elizabeth H. Weatherman
Ms. Weatherman has served on our board of directors since April 2013. Ms. Weatherman has been a Special Limited Partner of Warburg Pincus since January 2016. Ms. Weatherman previously was a Managing Director of Warburg Pincus and a member of the firm’s Executive Management Group. Ms. Weatherman joined Warburg Pincus in 1988 and led the firm’s Healthcare Group from 2008 to 2015. Ms. Weatherman currently serves on the board of directors of Insulet Corporation., Vapotherm Inc., and Nevro Corp., all publicly traded medical device companies. She serves on the board of trustees of Stanford University and Mount Holyoke College. Ms. Weatherman received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Donald J. Zurbay
Mr. Zurbay has served on our board of directors since March 2018. Mr. Zurbay has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Patterson Companies, Inc., a publicly-traded global medical device company, since October 2022. Prior to being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Patterson Companies, Inc., Mr. Zurbay served as its Chief Financial Officer since June 2018. From March 2004 to February 2017, Mr. Zurbay held various leadership positions at St. Jude Medical, Inc., where he most recently served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from August 2012 to January 2017. Mr. Zurbay previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an Assurance and Business Advisory Services Senior Manager. Prior to PricewaterhouseCoopers, he was a General Accounting Manager at The Valspar Corporation. Prior to The Valspar Corporation, Mr. Zurbay was an auditor at Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Zurbay served on the board of directors of Avedro, Inc., a publicly-traded medical device company, from July 2017 through its acquisition in November 2019 and serves on the board of directors of Sight Sciences, Inc. a public medical device company, since June 2020. Mr. Zurbay is a member of the American Institute of Certified Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Zurbay received a B.S. in business with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Minnesota.