Board of Directors
Rajiv De SilvaChief Executive Officer and DirectorRajiv brings extensive executive experience and expertise in the fields of dermatology, aesthetics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Covis Pharma, a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company, and is a co-founder of Asiri Skincare, a privately held company focused on topical consumer therapeutic skincare products. He has previously served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Endo International Plc, a publicly traded, multinational pharmaceutical corporation, as well as President of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (now Bausch Health), where he also served as Chief Operating Officer of the company’s Specialty Pharmaceuticals business, including its dermatology and aesthetics unit. Prior to that, Rajiv held various leadership positions within Novartis AG, including President of Novartis Pharma Canada. Rajiv began his career in healthcare at McKinsey & Company in 1995, where he rose to Partner. Rajiv holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with Honors from Princeton University, a Master of Science from Stanford University, and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Scott BarryDirector and Chairman of the BoardScott Barry has served as a member of Venus Concept’s board of directors since June 2017. Mr. Barry joined EW Healthcare Partners in 2006 and has been a Managing Director of EW Healthcare Partners since 2012. Prior to joining EW Healthcare, Mr. Barry worked at Novartis Pharma AG where he most recently served as the Global Head of Pharma M&A and Collaborations. He was responsible for global acquisitions, equity investments and corporate partnerships across all therapeutic areas. Prior to joining Novartis, Mr. Barry was a director for Century Capital Associates LLC, a boutique healthcare investment bank and consulting firm, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnering and financing transactions. Previously, he held positions at KPMG LLP in their healthcare, corporate finance, and assurance services groups. Mr. Barry serves as a director of a number of EW Healthcare portfolio companies including Breg, Inc., Encore Dermatology, Inc., and Metabolon, Inc. He previously served on the boards of Orthovita Inc. (NASDAQ:VITA), which was acquired by Stryker Corporation, Victory Pharma, Inc., which was acquired by Shiongi, Inc., and Valcera, Inc., which was acquired by Perrigo Company plc. Mr. Barry has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University.
S. Tyler Hollmig, M.D.Director
Stanley Tyler Hollmig, M.D. has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since January 2022. Dr. Hollmig is Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Director of Laser & Cosmetic Dermatology at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas and Ascension Texas. Dr. Hollmig attended Duke University, graduating magna cum laude, and attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern, graduating as valedictorian. He underwent dermatology residency training at Stanford University, followed by a fellowship in Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Hollmig returned to Stanford to join the medical faculty as Mohs surgeon and Director of Laser and Aesthetic Dermatology for five years and then was recruited to the University of Texas and Ascension Seton to become the Director of Dermatologic surgery and Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology.
Garheng Kong, M.D.DirectorGarheng Kong, M.D. has served as a member of Venus Concept’s board of directors since June 2017. Dr. Kong has been the managing partner of HealthQuest Capital, a healthcare investment firm, since July 2013. He was the general partner at Sofinnova Ventures, a venture firm focused on healthcare, from September 2010 to December 2013. From 2000 to September 2010, he was at Intersouth Partners, a venture capital firm, most recently as a general partner, where he was a founding investor or board member for multiple healthcare companies, several of which were acquired by large healthcare companies. Dr. Kong also serves on the board of directors of Avedro, inc. (NASDAQ:AVDR), a corneal health company, since 2018, Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALIM), a biopharmaceutical company, since October 2012, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH), a healthcare company, since December 2013, StrongBridge BioPharma Plc (NASDAQ:SBBP) since September 2015 and Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLNT) since September 2006. Dr. Kong holds a B.S. from Stanford University and an M.D., Ph.D., and M.B.A. from Duke University.
Louise LacchinDirectorLouise Lacchin has served as a member of Venus Concept’s board of directors and chair of the audit committee since August 2015. Prior to joining Venus Concept, Ms. Lacchin was a Director, Treasurer, and Chair of the finance committee at Sheena’s Place from October 2011 to May 2015. From 1983 to 2010 Ms. Lacchin held various positions with Loblaw, and its parent, George Weston Limited (OTCMKTS:WNGRF), or Weston. Most recently, from 2007 to 2010, Ms. Lacchin was Executive Vice President of Finance at Weston with direct responsibility over Weston’s and Loblaw’s corporate treasury, tax, insurance and risk, pension and benefits, commodity risk management departments, Weston’s financial reporting, corporate development, and other corporate office departments. Ms. Lacchin served as Chair of Weston’s disclosure committee from 2008 to 2010. In 2006, Ms. Lacchin was named one of the TOP 100™ Canada’s Most Powerful Women. Ms. Lacchin holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Algoma University and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from McMaster University.
Fritz LaPorteDirectorFritz LaPorte has served as a member of Venus Concept’s board of directors, chair of its compensation committee and member of its audit committee since August 2015. Mr. LaPorte is a Partner at Dovere Advisory Group, LLC, which he co-founded in October 2014 to guide early stage operating growth companies primarily in the medical device and healthcare sectors, in creating and sustaining value while reducing risk in the process. Mr. LaPorte co-founded MAKO Surgical Corp., an orthopedic surgical robotic company, in November 2004 and served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer all the way through to December 2013. It was then acquired by Stryker Corporation (formerly NASDAQ:MAKO). Mr. LaPorte subsequently served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Stryker Corporation – Stryker Mako Business Unit from December 2013 to June 2014 to assist in the integration of MAKO Surgical Corp. into Stryker Corporation. Since January 2018, he also serves on the board of directors and finance committee of Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. LaPorte holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.
Anthony Natale, M.D.DirectorAnthony Natale, M.D. has served as a member of Venus Concept’s board of directors since December 2014. Dr. Natale has served as a Managing Partner at Aperture Venture Partners, a healthcare venture capital firm, since 2010. From 2002 to 2006 and 2006 to 2010, respectively, Dr. Natale was a Partner at MDS Capital and Prism Ventures, where he made and managed healthcare venture investments. He has been a founder, director and/or lead investor of numerous venture-backed life sciences companies. Dr. Natale currently serves on the board of directors of Channel Medsystems, Cortica, and Neuros Medical. He previously has had board roles at multiple investee companies, including Xlumena, Spirox, Mako Surgical, Inspire Medical, Avedro, Otonomy, and ENTrigue Surgical. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.D. from the University of Florida, and an M.B.A. from Yale University. Prior to transitioning into venture capital, Dr. Natale trained in General Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Connecticut and Hartford Hospital.
Keith SullivanDirectorKeith Sullivan has served as the Chief Commercial Officer of Restoration Robotics since November 2018 and as a member of the board of directors since July 2018. Mr. Sullivan previously served as Chief Commercial Officer and President (North America) of ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc., a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing products utilizing its proprietary controlled-cooling technology platform under the Coolsculpting® brand, from January 2016 until the acquisition of ZELTIQ by Allergan, Inc. in April 2017. Mr. Sullivan previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of ZELTIQ from November 2014 until January 2016 and as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing from July 2013 through October 2014. Mr. Sullivan, who has more than 30 years of senior sales leadership experience in the medical device industry, has previously held leadership positions with Medicis Pharmaceuticals, Reliant Technologies, Medtronic, Vision Quest Laser Center and Coherent Medical. Mr. Sullivan received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary.