People: Thoratec Corp (THOR.OQ)

THOR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Neil Dimick

65 2007 Independent Chairman of the Board

Taylor Harris

38 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Niamh Pellegrini

48 2014 President - North America

David Lehman

53 2007 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Vasant Padmanabhan

47 2014 Senior Vice President - Technical Operations

D. Keith Grossman

54 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

J. Daniel Cole

67 1997 Independent Director

Steven Collis

52 2008 Independent Director

William Hawkins

60 2012 Independent Director

Paul LaViolette

56 2009 Independent Director

Todd Schermerhorn

53 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

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Neil Dimick

Mr. Neil F. Dimick, CPA is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Thoratec Corporation. In May 2007, Mr. Dimick became Chairman of the Board. Mr. Dimick was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, a pharmaceutical services company, from August 2001 to May 2002, and served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a director of Bergen Brunswig Corporation, a predecessor to AmerisourceBergen, and was a member of that board's finance, investment and retirement committees for more than five years prior to its merger with AmeriSource Health in 2001. Mr. Dimick also spent eighteen years with the audit firm Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he was an audit partner and national director of the firm's real estate division. Mr. Dimick currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Alliance Imaging, Inc., Mylan Laboratories, Inc., Resources Connection, Inc. and WebMD Corporation and has additionally in the past five years served as a member of the board of directors of Emdeon Corporation and HLTH Corporation.

Taylor Harris

Mr. Taylor C. Harris is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Thoratec Corp. Mr. Harris joined Thoratec in 2010 as Senior Director of Investor Relations and Business Development. Prior to joining Thoratec, Mr. Harris worked at JPMorgan Chase & Co. for over a decade in several capacities, including as a Vice President in the firm’s Healthcare Investment Banking and Equity Research departments. In these roles, Mr. Harris covered the medical device sector as an investment research analyst and advised healthcare companies on a broad range of strategic and capital markets transactions. Mr. Harris holds a B.A. in Physics and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Niamh Pellegrini

Ms. Niamh Pellegrini is President - North America of Thoratec Corporation., effective October 13, 2014. Ms. Pellegrini was with Acclarent, a medical device manufacturer and subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, from 2011 through October 3, 2014. Her most recent role was Vice President, Strategy & International Market Development, and prior to that role she was Vice President, Rhinology. From 2009 until 2010, Ms. Pellegrini served as Vice President, Venture Investments at Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, the venture capital organization within Johnson & Johnson. From 2000 through 2009, Ms. Pellegrini held various sales and marketing leadership positions at LifeScan, Inc., a medical device manufacturer and subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Prior to 2000, Ms. Pellegrini held various management roles with Avocet Medical, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. Ms. Pellegrini has over twenty-five years of experience in the healthcare industry through a broad range of operational and commercial leadership positions primarily at Johnson and Johnson. Most recently, Ms. Pellegrini held senior sales, marketing and general management positions within the LifeScan and Acclarent business units of Johnson and Johnson.

David Lehman

Mr. David A. Lehman is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Thoratec corp. He joined the company as Vice President and General Counsel in May 2003. Mr. Lehman was appointed as Secretary in December 2004 and became Senior Vice President in February 2007. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Lehman served as Vice President and General Counsel of Brigade Corporation, a provider of business process outsourcing services, from June 2000 to May 2003. From November 1997 to June 2000, Mr. Lehman was Assistant General Counsel at Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a diagnostic and life science products company. Prior to November 1997, Mr. Lehman was in the legal department of Mitsubishi International Corporation, in New York and Tokyo, for more than seven years. Mr. Lehman started his career as an associate attorney at the law firm of Hall, Dickler, Kent, Friedman and Wood. Mr. Lehman has a Bachelors of Arts in political science from the University of California, San Diego, and a Juris Doctor from Cornell University Law School.

Vasant Padmanabhan

Dr. Vasant Padmanabhan, Ph.D. has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Technical Operations of the Company, effective early June 2014. Dr. Padmanabhan was Vice President, Product Development, Implantable Defibrillator Business at Medtronic, Inc., a medical device manufacturer, from May 2012 until May 2014. Prior to that, Dr. Padmanabhan served as Vice President, CRDM, Patient Management Development with Medtronic Inc., from July 2007 until May 2012. From January 1996 through July 2007, Dr. Padmanabhan held various research and development positions with Medtronic and its subsidiaries, in both the United States and Europe.

D. Keith Grossman

Mr. D. Keith Grossman has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Thoratec Corporation. He was an Independent Director of Thoratec Corporation. Since December 2011, Mr. Grossman has been the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Conceptus, Inc, a women's health medical device company. From September 2007 to December 2011, Mr. Grossman served as a Managing Director with TPG (Texas Pacific Group), a private equity firm, in their healthcare investment team. From January 1996 until January 2006, Mr. Grossman served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining , Mr. Grossman was a Division President of Major Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical distributor, from June 1992 to September 1995, at which time it was sold. From July 1988 to June 1992, Mr. Grossman served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Calcitek, Inc., a manufacturer of implantable medical devices and a division of Sulzermedica (formerly Intermedics, Inc.). Prior to 1988, Mr. Grossman held various other sales and marketing management positions within the McGaw Laboratories Division of American Hospital Supply Corporation. Mr. Grossman has served as a member of the board of directors of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and Kyphon, Inc.

J. Daniel Cole

Mr. J. Daniel Cole is an Independent Director of Thoratec Corporation. Since March 1997, Mr. Cole has been a general partner of the Spray Venture Fund of Boston. Mr. Cole has also been a venture partner at Oxford Bioscience Partners since 2009. Mr. Cole was President and Chief Operating Officer of SciMed Life Systems Corporation, an interventional cardiology products company, from March 1993 to March 1995, and Senior Vice President and Group President of the vascular business of Boston Scientific Corporation, a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties, from March 1995 to March 1997. He has also held a number of senior executive positions at Baxter Healthcare Corporation from April 1982 to January 1993, including President of its Edwards Less Invasive Surgery Division and its Critical Care Division. Mr. Cole also serves as a member of the board of directors of several private companies.

Steven Collis

Mr. Steven H. Collis is an Independent Director of Thoratec Corp. Mr. Collis is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, and President of its AmerisourceBergen Drug Company (ABDC). Mr. Collis has been named to succeed the current chief executive officer of AmerisourceBergen Corporation effective July 1, 2011. AmerisourceBergen Corporation is a pharmaceutical services company. Mr. Collis joined Bergen Brunswig Corporation, a predecessor to AmerisourceBergen, in 1994 as general manager of Alternate Site Distributors, and was named President of its Specialty Group in 1999. He was previously a principal and general manager of Sterling Medical, a national provider and distributor of medical disposable supplies, health management services and continuous quality management programs to the home care market.

William Hawkins

Mr. William A. Hawkins, III, is Independent Director of Thoratec Corp. Mr. Hawkins currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Immucor, Inc. and as a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital. Previously, he held a number of senior executive positions at Medtronic, Inc., including the role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Medtronic, Hawkins was the Chief Executive Officer of Novoste Corporation and held leadership positions at American Home Products, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, and Guidant. Additionally, he has served on a number of corporate and non-profit boards of directors.

Paul LaViolette

Mr. Paul A. LaViolette is an Independent Director of Thoratec Corporation. Since January 2011, Mr. LaViolette has been a partner with SV Life Sciences, a venture capital adviser and manager in the life sciences sector, where he was a venture partner from December 2008 until December 2010. Mr. LaViolette was Chief Operating Officer of Boston Scientific Corporation, a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties, from 2004 until 2008 and joined Boston Scientific in January 1994. Prior to becoming its Chief Operating Officer, Mr. LaViolette held positions with Boston Scientific as Senior Vice President and Group President, Cardiovascular for Boston Scientific's Scimed, EPT and Target businesses, President of Scimed, Senior Vice President and Group President-Nonvascular Businesses, and President, Boston Scientific International, and Vice President-International. Prior to joining Boston Scientific, he was employed by C.R. Bard, Inc. in various capacities, including President, U.S.C.I. Division, President, U.S.C.I. Angioplasty Division, Vice President and General Manager, U.S.C.I. Angioplasty Division, and Vice President U.S.C.I. Division. Mr. LaViolette serves as a member of the board of directors of Conceptus, Inc. and TranS1, Inc., as well as a member of the board of directors of several private medical technology companies.

Todd Schermerhorn

Mr. Todd C. Schermerhorn is an Independent Director of Thoratec Corporation., Mr. Schermerhorn served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of C.R. Bard, Inc. from 2003 until his retirement in August 2012. Mr. Schermerhorn joined Bard in 1985 as a cost analyst and has held various financial positions including Controller of the Vascular Systems Division and Vice President and Controller of the USCI division. In 1996, Mr. Schermerhorn was promoted to Vice President and Group Controller for Bard's Global Cardiology Unit. He was promoted to Vice President and Treasurer in 1998.

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