Welcome to Invuity (IVTY) Board!
Invuity is a medical technology company focused on pioneering the use of advanced photonics to provide surgeons with improved direct visualization of surgical cavities during open minimally invasive and minimal access procedures. Invuity's patented Intelligent Photonics technology enables superior illumination and visualization and is designed to overcome the significant limitations of traditional surgical lighting options in the operating room.
444 De Haro Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Philip Sawyer has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since March 2010 and as our President since June 2012. In 2008, Mr. Sawyer co-founded Helix Ventures, a healthcare venture capital fund. In 1993, Mr. Sawyer co-founded Fusion Medical Technologies, a surgical sealant company, where he held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer for nine years, guiding the company through two private financings, an initial public offering and an acquisition by Baxter International. Mr. Sawyer worked in marketing and business development at Stryker Corporation from 1991 to 1993. Mr. Sawyer received a B.A. in political science from Haverford College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Sawyer is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of the perspective he brings as our Chief Executive Officer and his management, operational and investment experience in the healthcare industry.
VALENCE ADVANTAGE LIFE SCIENCES
Eric W. Roberts has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2012. Since January 2012, Mr. Roberts has been a founding Managing Director of Valence Life Sciences. Since June 2006, Mr. Roberts has been a founding Managing Director of Caxton Advantage Venture Partners. From 1986 to 2004, Mr. Roberts served in a variety of roles as an investment banker, including as Managing Director and Partner at Dillon, Read & Co. and Managing Director and Co-Head of the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Roberts received a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe Mr. Roberts is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his experience as an investment banker and venture capitalist in the healthcare industry.
Reza Zadno, Ph.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2013. Since January 2015, Dr. Zadno has served as an Innovation Advisor to Novartis Venture Fund and has served as an Executive in Residence at InterWest Partners, a venture capital firm, where he served as a Venture Partner from January 2012 to December 2014. From January 2011 to January 2012, Dr. Zadno served as a Venture Partner at New Leaf Venture Partners, a venture capital firm. From March 2001 to September 2009, Dr. Zadno was founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Visiogen, a medical device company, which was acquired by Abbott-Medical Optics, a medical supply company, in 2009, at which time Dr. Zadno served as its General Manager until January 2011. From August 2000 to March 2001, Dr. Zadno worked as Entrepreneur in Residence at Three Arch Partners, a healthcare investment firm. Dr. Zadno currently serves on the board of directors of Carbylan Therapeutics, Oraya Therapeutics and Gobiquity. Dr. Zadno received a Ph.D. (Docteur-Ingenieur) in Mechanical Properties of Materials from Ecole des Mines de Paris. We believe Dr. Zadno is qualified to serve on our board because of his medical background, venture capital experience and his leadership and management experience.
CEO, CHAIRMAN AND FOUNDER OMNICELL, INC.
Randall A. Lipps has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2013. In September 1992, Mr. Randall founded Omnicell, a publicly traded automated healthcare solutions company, and has served as its Chairman of the Board since that time and as its President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2002. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Lipps served as the Senior Vice President of ST Holdings, a travel and marketing company. From 1987 to 1989, he served as Assistant Vice President of Sales and Operations for a subsidiary of AMR, the parent company of American Airlines. Mr. Lipps received both a B.S. in economics and a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. We believe Mr. Lipps is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his management and operational experience in the healthcare industry.
INVUITY IS COMMITTED TO LEVERAGING INTELLIGENT PHOTONICS
TECHNOLOGY TO TRANSFORM MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY.
Invuity is a medical technology company focused on pioneering the use of advanced photonics to provide surgeons with improved direct visualization of surgical cavities during open minimally invasive and minimal access procedures. Our patented Intelligent Photonics technology enables superior illumination and visualization and is designed to overcome the significant limitations of traditional surgical lighting options in the operating room.
Our patented Intelligent Photonics is integrated into our single-use and reusable advanced surgical devices to address some of the critical intracavity illumination and visualization challenges facing surgeons today. These devices utilize our proprietary optical waveguide technology to direct and shape thermally cool, brilliant light into broad, uniform and volumetric illumination of the surgical target.