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Endologix Inc (ELGX.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John McDermott

56 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Robert Mitchell

54 2014 President

Vaseem Mahboob

47 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary

Michael Chobotov

55 2016 Chief Technology Officer

David Jennings

61 2013 Vice President - Human Resources

Amanda DePalma

44 2014 Vice President - Global Marketing

Jose Lima

50 2014 Vice President - Quality

Shari O'Quinn

43 2016 Vice President - Regulatory and Quality Affairs

James Machek

59 2015 Vice President - Research and Development, Manufacturing, Irvine

Joseph DeJohn

55 2015 General Manager - Asia/Pacific and Latin America

Cecille Ferracci

47 2012 General Manager - Europe

Daniel Lemaitre

62 2014 Lead Independent Director

Christopher Chavez

60 2016 Independent Director

Guido Neels

67 2010 Independent Director

Leslie Norwalk

50 2015 Independent Director

Gregory Waller

66 2003 Independent Director

Thomas Wilder

52 2010 Independent Director

Thomas Zenty

60 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John McDermott

Mr. John McDermott serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Endologix, Inc. Mr. McDermott joined us in May 2008 as President and Chief Executive Officer and currently serves as our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McDermott has 25 years of executive management, sales, marketing, and finance experience in the vascular device industry. From 2002 to 2007 he served as President of Bard Peripheral Vascular, a division of C.R. Bard, Inc. Mr. McDermott previously served as President of Global Sales for C.R. Bard’s vascular surgery and endovascular businesses. Prior to that, he served for four years as President of C.R. Bard’s division IMPRA, Inc., where he was responsible for global operations, including sales, marketing, research and development, manufacturing, and finance. From 1990 to 1996, Mr. McDermott served as Chief Financial Officer and later Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of IMPRA, Inc., prior to its acquisition by C.R. Bard. He is an active leader within the vascular community and is currently on the board of directors of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists. Mr. McDermott holds a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University and an M.B.A from Western International University.

Robert Mitchell

Mr. Robert D. Mitchell serves as President of Endologix, Inc. Mr. Mitchell joined us in December 2010 as President, International, and currently serves as our President. Prior to joining us, Mr. Mitchell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nellix, Inc. from February 2008 until our acquisition of Nellix in December 2010. From November 2006 to February 2008, Mr. Mitchell served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AngioDynamics, Inc., a publicly-traded medical device company. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Mitchell served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Millimed Holdings, Inc., a privately-held medical device company based in Roskilde, Denmark. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Mitchell served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Align Technology, Inc., a publicly-traded company. From 1987 to 2004, Mr. Mitchell held various positions with Cook Incorporated, a privately-held medical device company, including Vice President and Director, Global Sales and Marketing for various business units including diagnostic and interventional, endovascular, critical care. Mr. Mitchell holds a B.S. from the University of Utah and an M.B.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Vaseem Mahboob

Mr. Vaseem Mahboob serves as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary of Endologix, Inc. He joined us in October 2015 and serves as our Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining us, Mr. Mahboob served as a senior executive officer of several business segments within the General Electric Company, a publicly-held infrastructure and financial services company, for 16 years, with expertise across all areas of finance and accounting. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mahboob served as Chief Financial Officer, Eastern and African Growth Markets, of GE Healthcare, from January 2013 to September 2015. From November 2010 to December 2012, Mr. Mahboob served as Chief Financial Officer, Global Ultrasound Business, of GE Healthcare. From September 2006 to October 2010, Mr. Mahboob served as Chief Financial Officer, Global Magnetic Resonance Business, of GE Healthcare. From October 2004 to August 2006, Mr. Mahboob served as Global Manufacturing Finance Manager of GE Advanced Materials. Prior that Mr. Mahboob held several leadership positions within GE’s corporate audit staff. Mr. Mahboob received a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Bangalore University and an M.B.A. in Financial Markets and Institutions & Information Systems from the State University of New York, Buffalo, New York.

Michael Chobotov

Mr. Michael V. Chobotov, Ph.D. serves as Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Michael V. Chobotov, Ph.D. joined us as Chief Technology Officer in February 2016 following our merger with TriVascular. Dr. Chobotov co-founded TriVascular as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1998, and led its spin-off from Boston Scientific Corporation in 2008, serving as President and Chief Executive Office until 2012. He currently served as Chief Technology Officer of TriVascular from 2012 through February 2016 and served as a member of TriVascular’s board of directors until April 2014. Prior to co-founding TriVascular in 1998, Dr. Chobotov co-founded TransMotive Technologies, an engineering and product development consulting company. Previously, Dr. Chobotov served as Senior Vice President of R&D and board member of U.S. Electricar, and Senior Systems Engineer at Hughes Space and Communications. He also led the design of the Lunar Prospector, which was subsequently implemented as the first NASA Discovery mission. Dr. Chobotov received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and his B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science, all from the California Institute of Technology.

David Jennings

Mr. David M. Jennings serves as Vice President - Human Resources of Endologix Inc. Mr. Jennings joined us in June 2013 as our Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to joining us, Mr. Jennings spent twenty-five years as a Human Resources executive with the Johnson & Johnson Company, a publicly-held life sciences company, twelve of which were in the medical device space. At Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Jennings served as Vice President, Human Resources, for Advanced Sterilization Products in Irvine, California. Mr. Jennings also served for nearly ten years at Neutrogena Corporation in Los Angeles. Mr. Jennings has a proven track record of building high performance organizations in fast growing global companies. He has a diversity of health care experience, including in the areas of ophthalmology, surgical products, hospital products, instrument sterilization, pharmaceuticals and consumer products. After leaving Johnson &Johnson, Mr. Jennings held Human Resources Vice President roles in the entertainment industry as well as in a health care start-up venture in Southern California. Mr. Jennings holds Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Fullerton and a Masters in Business from Claremont Graduate University.

Amanda DePalma

Ms. Amanda L. DePalma serves as Vice President - Global Marketing of the company, since September 2014. Ms. DePalma’s responsibilities include Global Marketing, strategic planning and brand management. Ms. DePalma has more than 19 years of medical device marketing and sales experience. Prior to joining us, Ms. DePalma held the position of Senior Director, Global Strategic Marketing at Edwards Lifesciences where she led the global strategy, business development and branding efforts for the Critical Care business unit. From 2005 to 2011 Ms. DePalma had positions of increasing responsibility at Kimberly-Clark Healthcare (now Halyard Health) including General Manager and Director of Global Strategic Marketing. Prior to that, Ms. DePalma held marketing positions at Guidant Corporation and Abbott Vascular. Ms. DePalma holds a B.S. in Marketing and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business.

Jose Lima

Mr. Jose A. Lima serves as Vice President - Quality of Endologix, Inc. Mr. Lima joined us in January 2014 as our Vice President, Quality. Prior to joining us, Mr. Lima held several management positions at Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, a publicly-held medical device company, including Vice President, Quality, Critical Care, Senior Director, Research and Development, and Senior Director, Manufacturing Engineering. Prior to joining Edwards Lifesciences, Mr. Lima served as Director of Operations for Noven Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-held pharmaceutical company. Prior to Noven, Mr. Lima spent 13 years at Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson company, holding several positions of increasing responsibility in operations and process engineering. Mr. Lima holds a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Florida International University and a M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida.

Shari O'Quinn

Ms. Shari L. O'Quinn serves as Vice President - Regulatory and Quality Affairs of the Company. Shari L. O’Quinn joined us as Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, in February 2016 following our merger with TriVascular. Ms. O’Quinn served as Vice President, Clinical/Regulatory Affairs and Quality for TriVascular from September 2009 to February 2016. Ms. O’Quinn previously served as the Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory at Aptus Endosystems, Inc. from February 2007 to August 2009. Prior to that, Ms. O’Quinn served as Director of Clinical and Regulatory at Bard Peripheral Vascular. Ms. O’Quinn began her career as a consultant at Quintiles Medical Technology Consultants where she specialized in developing global clinical and regulatory strategies for commercialization of implantable cardiovascular devices. Ms. O’Quinn received her B.A. from the University of Virginia.

James Machek

Mr. James E. Machek serves as Vice President - Research and Development, Manufacturing, Irvine of Endologix, Inc. Mr. Macheck joined us in April 2013 as our Vice President, Research & Development, Nellix Technologies, and was promoted to Vice President, Research and Development on July 15, 2013. Mr. Machek assumed responsibility for our manufacturing operations at our Irvine facility following our merger with TriVascular in February 2016. Mr. Machek has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry, including bringing new products from development through commercialization. Prior to joining us, Mr. Machek served as Senior Director of Program Management for the Surgical Solutions business segment of Covidien, which was spun out of Tyco Healthcare in June 2007. Mr. Machek also held the position of Director of Global Development Engineering and Program Management at Tyco Healthcare. Prior to this, he was Senior Director of Product Development at St. Jude Medical, Inc. From 1999 to 2009, Mr. Machek held roles of increasing responsibility in the Endovascular Solutions business segment at Medtronic, Inc., including Senior Director of Research and Development and Portfolio Management and Director of Operations, Endovascular Stent Grafts. His medical device experience also includes positions at Sulzer Intermedics, Schneider USA and Medrad. Mr. Machek holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Gannon University.

Joseph DeJohn

Mr. Joseph A. DeJohn serves as General Manager - Asia/Pacific and Latin America of Endologix Inc. Mr. DeJohn joined us in July 2008 as Vice President, Sales, and was promoted to Vice President, Global Sales. He has more than 20 years of sales management experience in the medical device industry, including serving 17 years at C.R. Bard. During his tenure at C.R. Bard, he held sales management positions with increasing responsibilities, serving the last six years as Vice President of Sales of the Peripheral Vascular Division. In this position, he was responsible for managing a 200-person sales organization and played a leadership role in strategic planning, budgeting, recruitment, professional development, national accounts, and customer service. Prior to that, Mr. DeJohn was Director of Sales of C.R. Bard’s Peripheral Technologies Division. Before joining C.R. Bard, Mr. DeJohn served five years with Bausch & Lomb Corporation in various sales management positions. Mr. DeJohn holds a B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University.

Cecille Ferracci

Ms. Cecille Ferracci serves as General Manager - Europe of the Company. Cecille Ferracci joined us in January 2012 as our General Manager, Europe. Prior to joining us, Ms. Ferracci served as European Marketing Director at C.R. Bard, having spent more than four years of her career with C.R. Bard, Inc. Prior to that, Ms. Ferracci served as the European Marketing Director at ARROW International. From 1995 to 2004, Ms. Ferracci held various positions of increasing responsibilities in sales, marketing and product management at Ethicon Endo Surgery, a Johnson & Johnson company. Ms. Ferracci received a degree in International Business from Paris-Sorbonne University.

Daniel Lemaitre

Mr. Daniel Lemaitre serves as an Lead Independent Director of Endologix, Inc. Mr. Lemaitre currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Flow Medical, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company, and has served in that capacity since May 2015. Prior to joining Direct Flow Medical, Mr. Lemaitre served as Chief Executive Officer of White Pine Medical, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company. Prior to White Pine Medical, Mr. Lemaitre served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CoreValve, a privately-held company focused on percutaneous aortic valve replacement, from April 2008 until its acquisition by Medtronic, Inc., a publicly-traded medical device company, in April 2009. From 2005 until March 2008, Mr. Lemaitre was a Senior Vice President at Medtronic, where he led the company’s strategic planning and corporate development. Prior to joining Medtronic, Mr. Lemaitre spent 28 years in the medical device field as an investment analyst. This included 18 years with SG Cowen, where he was a managing director and led the healthcare research team, and six years with Merrill Lynch. Mr. Lemaitre holds a B.A. in Economics from Bethany College and an M.B.A. from Bowling Green State University. Mr. Lemaitre also serves on the board of directors of Globus Medical, Inc., a publicly-held manufacturer of spinal implants.

Christopher Chavez

Mr. Christopher G. Chavez serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has served on our board of directors since February 2016. Mr. Chavez served as a director on the TriVascular board of directors since 2012 and as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of TriVascular. Mr. Chavez has over 30 years of leadership experience in the medical device industry. From 2005 through August 2011, Mr. Chavez served as President of the Neuromodulation Division of St. Jude Medical, Inc. (“St. Jude Medical”) and Mr. Chavez served as CEO, President and Director of Advanced Neuromodulation Systems (“ANS”) from 1998 until its acquisition by St. Jude Medical in 2005. Prior to ANS, Mr. Chavez spent 17 years at Johnson & Johnson, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the Infection Control Business Unit. Mr. Chavez served on the board of directors of Advanced Medical Optics Inc. from 2002 until it was acquired by Abbott Laboratories Inc. in 2009. Mr. Chavez has previously served as Chairman of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association and Chairman of the Dallas/Fort Worth Health Industry Council. Mr. Chavez received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his Bachelors of Accountancy from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.

Guido Neels

Mr. Guido J. Neels serves as an Independent Director of Endologix Inc., since December 10, 2010. Mr. Neels has been a Managing Director at Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, Inc., or Essex Woodlands, a venture capital firm, since 2006. Prior to joining Essex Woodlands, Mr. Neels served in a variety of management positions at Guidant Corporation, a developer of cardiovascular medical products. From July 2004 until retiring in November 2005, Mr. Neels served as Guidant’s Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for the global operations of Guidant’s four operating units: Cardiac Rhythm Management, Vascular Intervention, Cardiac Surgery, and Endovascular Solutions. From December 2002 to July 2004, Mr. Neels served as Guidant’s Group Chairman, Office of the President, responsible for worldwide sales operations, corporate communications, corporate marketing, investor relations and government relations. In January 2000, Mr. Neels was named Guidant’s President, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada. In addition, Mr. Neels served as Guidant’s Vice President, Global Marketing, Vascular Intervention, from 1996 to 2000 and as Guidant’s General Manager, Germany and Central Europe, from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Neels has a business engineering degree from the University of Leuven in Belgium and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Neels served on the boards of directors of Biopure Corporation, a publicly-traded medical device company, from 2005 to 2009, Lemaitre Vascular, Inc., a publicly-traded medical device company, from 2006 to 2008, and Nellix, Inc., a privately-held medical device company, from 2006 until its acquisition by us in December 2010. Mr. Neels currently serves on the boards of directors of 480 Biomedical, Inc., Oraya Therapeutics, Inc., Arsenal Medical, Inc., EndGenitor Technologies, Inc., Bioventus LLC, and White Pine Medical, Inc., all privately-held medical device companies; and Entellus Medical, Inc., a publicly-held medical device company.

Leslie Norwalk

Ms. Leslie V. Norwalk, Esq., serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Norwalk has served on our board of directors since May 2015. Ms. Norwalk previously served as a member of the board of directors of Volcano Corporation, a publicly-held medical device company acquired by Phillips USA in February 2015. Since 2007, Ms. Norwalk has served as a Strategic Advisor and Strategic Counsel to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., a law firm, and two consulting agencies: EBG Advisors, Inc., and National Health Advisors. Ms. Norwalk is an Operating Partner at Enhanced Equity Fund, L.P., a private equity firm, and also serves as an advisor to Warburg Pincus LLC, and Ferrer Freeman & Company, both private equity firms. Previously, Ms. Norwalk served the Bush Administration as the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, where she managed the day-to-day operations of Medicare, Medicaid, State Child Health Insurance Programs, the survey and certification of health care facilities and other federal health care initiatives. For four years prior to that, Ms. Norwalk was the agency’s Deputy Administrator, responsible for the implementation of the changes made under the Medicare Modernization Act, including the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit. Prior to serving the Bush Administration, Ms. Norwalk practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. where she advised clients on a variety of health policy matters. She also served in the first Bush administration in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Ms. Norwalk also serves on the boards of directors of multiple private entities and as a member of the International Advisory Council at APCO Worldwide Inc. Ms. Norwalk earned a J.D. degree from the George Mason University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Economics and International Relations from Wellesley College.

Gregory Waller

Mr. Gregory D. Waller, serves as Independent Director of Endologix, Inc., since November 2003. Mr. Waller also serves on the board of Sunshine Heart Corporation, a publicly traded company, as Audit Committee Chairman. From March 2006 until April 2011, Mr. Waller was Chief Financial Officer of Universal Building Products, a manufacturer of concrete construction accessories. Previous to that, Mr. Waller has been in retirement except for board directorships. Mr. Waller served as Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of consumable dental products, from August 1993 until his retirement in May 2005 and was formerly the Vice President and Treasurer of Kerr, Ormco Corporation, and Metrex. Mr. Waller joined Ormco Corporation in December 1980 as Vice President and Controller and served as Vice President of Kerr European Operations from July 1989 to August 1993. Mr. Waller has an M.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton. Mr. Waller also served on the board of directors and audit committee of Cardiogenesis Corporation, a publicly-traded company until its acquisition by Cryolife in 2011. Mr. Waller also served on the boards of directors of Alsius Corporation, a publicly-traded company, from June 2007 to September 2009 until its acquisition by Zoll, Biolase Technology, Inc., a publicly-traded company, from October 2009 to August 2010, Clarient, Inc., a publicly-traded company which was acquired by General Electric Company on December 22, 2010, and SenoRx, Inc., a publicly-traded company which was acquired by C.R. Bard, Inc. on July 6, 2010. Mr. Waller has an M.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton.

Thomas Wilder

Mr. Thomas C. Wilder, III serves as an Independent Director of Endologix Inc., since May 2010. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sequent Medical, Inc., a privately-held medical device company focused on developing innovative devices for the treatment of neurovascular disease, since February 2010. Concurrently, he also serves on the board of Benvenue Medical, Inc., a privately-held medical device company focused on the design, manufacture and marketing of products for the minimally invasive spinal surgery market. From May 2009 to February 2010, Mr. Wilder consulted with several medical device companies. From April 2006 to April 2009, Mr. Wilder served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Photothera, Inc. From 2002 through January 2006, Mr. Wilder served at Micro Therapeutics, Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer. Following the merger of Micro Therapeutics, Inc. into ev3 Inc. in January 2006, Mr. Wilder served as President, ev3 Neurovascular until April 2006. From 1991 to 2002, Mr. Wilder served in various roles for Medtronic, Inc. From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Wilder served in the Financial Statement Audit Practice of Price Waterhouse. Mr. Wilder has a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Thomas Zenty

Mr. Thomas F. Zenty, III., serves as an Independent Director of Endologix Inc. Mr. Zenty currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of University Hospitals Health System, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Previously, Mr. Zenty held various executive positions with Cedars-Sinai Health System, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, a division of Catholic Health Care West, Franciscan Health System of New Jersey and St. Mary Hospital, Connecticut. Mr. Zenty is Chairman of the Board of Western Reserve Assurance Company, Ltd. SPC, a privately-held insurance company, and chairs The Coalition to Protect America's Health Care. Mr. Zenty is a past board member of the American Hospital Association and has also served as a director on the board of Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. Mr. Zenty has held several academic positions with prestigious universities, including his current position as Adjunct Professor, Banking & Finance at Case Western Reserve University. He received a Master's degree in Public Administration from New York University, a Master's degree in Hospital Administration from Xavier University, and a Bachelor's degree in Health Planning from Pennsylvania State University.