Fritz 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.