People: TearLab Corp (TEAR.O)
20 Dec 2013
Mr. Elias Vamvakas is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Secretary of TearLab Corp. He co-founded TLC Vision, an eye care services company, where he was the Chairman from 1994 to June 2006 and was the Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to July 2004. He has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of TearLab Corporation, or the Board, since June 2003 and was the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary of the Company from July 2004 until October 2008 and again since June 2009. Since November 30, 2006, Mr. Vamvakas has been a member of the board of directors of TearLab Research, Inc. formerly known as TearLab, Inc. and OcuSense, Inc. Mr. Vamvakas has been the chairman of the board of Greybrook Capital, a Toronto-based private equity firm. Mr. Vamvakas also serves on the boards of several of Greybrook’s portfolio companies, Jameson Bank and the National Golf Club, and as chairman of Brandimensions Inc. and Nulogx Inc. Mr. Vamvakas was named to “Canada’s Top Forty Under Forty” in 1996. In 1999, he was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for Ontario in the Emerging Category and Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year for Innovative Partnering. In 2000, Mr. Vamvakas was recognized by Profit Magazine for managing one of Canada’s fastest growing companies. Mr. Vamvakas received a B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 1981.
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