Scott joined Viveve in early 2013 and became Chief Executive Officer and Director in May 2018. He previously served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and has been instrumental in the company’s growth. He is committed to leading the company and the clinical and commercial development of its innovative CMRF technology to solidify its position as a global leader in women’s intimate health. Scott’s 25 year career in the life sciences industry covers corporate finance, strategy, clinical, and operational experience. Prior to joining Viveve, he was Chief Financial Officer of Aastrom Biosciences, a publicly traded, cardiovascular cell therapy company. Before Aastrom, he spent six years as Chief Operating and Financial Officer for Prescient Medical,Inc. (PMI), a privately held company that developed diagnostic imaging catheters and coronary stents designed to reduce deaths from heart attacks. Prior to PMI, he spent several years as a financial consultant for two publicly traded biotech companies, Scios, Inc. – a Johnson & Johnson company and Alteon, Inc. He began his career in corporate finance as an investment banker in the healthcare and M&A groups at Lehman Brothers Inc., where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and financings for the life science industry. At Lehman, he successfully executed over $5 billion in transactions for medical device and biotech companies. He began his career as a Director of Neurophysiology for Biotronic, Inc. Scott received a B.S. from the University of Michigan and an M.P.H. in Health Management with Honors from the Yale University School of Medicine and School of Management.
Suzon Lommel has more than 30 years of experience in the medical device industry developing regulatory and quality systems. She currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Quality Affairs at Viveve. Prior to joining Viveve, she was Global Vice President of Regulatory and Quality Affairs at Ulthera, Inc. which was acquired by Merz Aesthetics in July, 2014. Additional prior experience includes executive and senior management roles at Breathe Technologies, Inc., Foxhollow Technologies, Inc., Advanced Stent Technology, and Boston Scientific. Suzon has extensive experience with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and international regulatory agencies. She has authored numerous 510k, IDE, PMA, and international submissions. Ms. Lommel holds a degree in Physics from Moorpark College.
Jim joined Viveve as Vice President of Finance in July 2014 and was promoted to Vice President of Finance and Administration in May 2017. In May 2018, Jim assumed expanded responsibilities and was appointed as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer. He has over twenty-five years of accounting and finance experience in both industry and public accounting. Prior to joining Viveve, Jim provided accounting, finance and business consulting services for various biotech companies. From 2010 to 2012 he served as Vice President of Finance and Administration for Auxogyn, Inc., a privately held medical technology company focused on advancing women’s reproductive health by translating scientific discoveries in early embryo development into clinical solutions that improve patient outcomes in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. He served as Director of Finance and Vice President of Finance 2004 to 2010 for Micrus Endovascular, Inc., a company which develops, manufactures and markets both implantable and disposable medical devices used in the treatment of cerebral vascular diseases. Prior to Micrus Endovascular, Jim served at Genitope Corporation as Corporate Controller, a biotechnology company focused on the research and development of novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. From 1995 to 2001, he served in management positions for high technology companies including Extricity, Inc., InVision Technologies, Inc., and Truevision, Inc. Jim was in the audit practice of Price Waterhouse, LLP from 1987 to 1995. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Marty joined Viveve, Inc. in January of 2018 as the new Vice President of Operations, bringing a wealth of experience from the medical device field. As a General Manager, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at multiple device companies, his comprehensive expertise spans engineering, manufacturing operations, managing contract manufacturers, product development, plant engineering, process development, new product launches, Lean/Six Sigma processes, supply chain and customer service. As COO, Chief Engineer and later the Vice President Corporate Engineering at inSleep Health, Marty created the manufacturing organization and drove the commercialization of the innovative sleep disorder breathing product. In his capacity as the General Manager of MME Group, Inc., he took the organization from tool making to a contract manufacturing company that created highly regulated customer products for Fortune 500 medical companies. As Vice President of Engineering at Covidien, Ltd. he realigned the organization in preparation for separation from Tyco (TYC) and created the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering function in support of an increase of $50 million in NPI spending. He holds seven patents and three certifications. Marty received his B.S. degree in Engineering Mechanics from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an M.S. degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Alabama, and a MBA in Production and Operations Management from the University of Colorado. He grew up on a small family farm with 10 siblings and considers himself a small-town boy at heart who chased his dreams to make the world a better place.
Lori has over 20 years of leadership experience in human resources and strategic talent management in healthcare and technology industries. Prior to joining Viveve in May 2017, she was Vice President of Talent Management and Chief Administrative Officer at The Breakaway Group, a Colorado-based business that develops simulation education of HIT applications for over 1 million healthcare provider end users. Lori has held senior leadership positions demonstrating success in creating and implementing effective human capital and operational strategies in support of organizations’ mission, values and goals. She served as a human resources executive at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and Evolving Systems, Inc., a software company which tripled in size prior to their IPO. Early in her career, Lori held management and sales executive positions in the cosmetics and fragrance industries with Estee Lauder and Riviera Concepts. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at Colorado State University and completed HR executive and business education programs at Stanford University and Vassar College.
Board of Directors
Dan Janney is the Managing Partner of Alta Partners. Dan joined Alta at its founding and has over 20 years of successful early stage investing experience in life sciences. His focus on working with exceptional entrepreneurs to create companies around novel insights in biology and new approaches to drug discovery has led to the funding and development of over 35 companies. Prior to Alta, Dan was a senior investment banker at Montgomery Securities where he advised life science companies on over $8 billion of equity and merger transactions. Dan is currently on the board of directors of several public and private companies, including Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR), Evolve Biosystems, Prolacta Bioscience, Sutro Biopharma, and Viveve (NASDAQ:VIVE). In addition, he led Alta’s investments in Astex Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Supergen), Cellective (acquired by Medimmune), ChemGenex (ASX:CXS acquired by Cephalon), CoTherix (NASDAQ: CTRX acquired by Actellion), Definity Health (acquired by United Health), Dynavax (NASDAQ:DVAX), Endonetics (acquired by Medtronic), Ilex Oncology (NASDAQ:ILXO acquired by Millennium Pharmaceuticals), InterMune (NASDAQ:ITMN acquired by Roche), LJL Biosystems (NASDAQ:LJLB acquired by Molecular Devices), Mako Surgical (NASDAQ:MAKO acquired by Stryker), Neothetics (NASDAQ:NEOT), and Triangle Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VIRS acquired by Gilead). In 2006 and 2007, Dan was listed in Forbes’ Midas 100 List of Top Tech Investors. He is a member of The President’s Council of the J. David Gladstone Institutes and serves on the Board of Regents of Georgetown University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Steve Basta joined the Viveve board in September of 2018. He currently serves as president, chief executive officer, and director of Menlo Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly listed biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes treatments for dermatologic and other chronic conditions. From October 2011 until August 2015, Mr. Basta served as chief executive officer of AlterG, Inc., a privately held medical device company. From November 2002 to February 2010, Mr. Basta served as chief executive officer of BioForm Medical, Inc., a publicly listed medical aesthetics company acquired by Merz and from February 2010 to September 2011 served as chief executive officer of Merz Aesthetics, the successor to BioForm Medical, where he led multiple product launches managing the global business to reach its position as a worldwide leader in the injectable aesthetics industry. He served on the board of Carbylan, Inc. from September 2009 to November 2016 and the board of RF Surgical, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic) from December 2013 to August 2015. Mr. Basta received a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Ms. Jorn has served as a member of the Viveve board of directors since May 2016. She has 30 plus years of commercial experience building global pharmaceutical, aesthetics and OTC businesses. Debora is a recognized leader in creating new markets and has successfully launched products in numerous therapeutic areas. She has an extensive background in several areas of Women’s Healthcare including overactive bladder and incontinence, fertility, contraception, osteoporosis, and aesthetics. Most recently, Deb was Executive Vice President of Corporate and Commercial Development at Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, Ms. Jorn was Executive Vice President and Group Company Chair at Valeant following the acquisition of Bausch & Lomb where she was the Chief Global Marketing Officer leading the prescription and OTC eye health business. Before joining Bausch & Lomb, Debora was the Group Vice President of Women’s Healthcare and Fertility at Schering Plough Corporation. Ms. Jorn began her career at Merck & Co., Inc and for more than 20 years held roles of increasing responsibility in R&D, Marketing and Sales. Ms. Jorn has a strong scientific background and extensive experience in all facets of the clinical development process leading to product launch including market and competitive assessments, clinical strategy, and trial design, labeling requirements for approval and competitive differentiation. PharmaVoice has recognized Ms. Jorn as “one of the top 100 most inspiring people in healthcare” in the “brand builders” category.
Arlene M. Morris joined the Viveve Board in May, 2016. Ms. Morris was previously the chief executive officer and president of Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of an epigenetic therapy for treatment-resistant cancers from April, 2012 to May, 2015 and a member of the board of directors from May, 2011 to June, 2015. Prior to Syndax, Arlene served as the president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Affymax, Inc. from 2003 to 2011, a publicly traded biotechnology company. She has held various management and executive positions at Clearview Projects, Inc., a corporate advisory firm, Coulter Pharmaceutical, Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, Scios Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, and Johnson & Johnson, a publicly traded healthcare company. Arlene is currently a member of the board of directors of Neovacs, SA, a French publicly traded biotechnology company, Dimension Therapeutics, Biodel, Inc., and Palatin Technologies, Inc., all U.S. biopharmaceutical companies. She is also on the board of the Foundation for Research Development of the Medical University of South Carolina and previously served on the Board of BIO and the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. Ms. Morris received a B.A. in Biology from Carlow College.
Jon Plexico joins the Viveve Board of Directors with approximately 24 years of life science industry operational and advisory experience, including eight years as Managing Member and Founder of Stonepine Capital Management, LLC. Previously, Mr. Plexico was Managing Director at Merriman Curhan Ford & Co., now known as Merriman Capital, where he ran healthcare corporate finance focusing on private investments in public equity (PIPEs), secondary offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Plexico was co-founding partner of Venture Ready Partners, a life science advisor providing capital raising services to private biotechnology companies. Mr. Plexico was employee #5 and served as director of business development at Chemdex Corporation, an electronic life-science commerce company that grew to 500 employees and completed an initial public offering during his tenure. He began his career at Quidel Corporation, where he became National Sales Manager for the Autoimmune Division. He has served on the Boards of Directors of Zila, Inc. and Immunetech, Inc. Mr. Plexico is a graduate of Colgate University.
Patricia continues to serve on the Viveve Board having resigned as Viveve’s Chief Executive Officer in May 2018. She assumed the role of CEO for Viveve in May 2012. Patricia’s commitment to the healthcare industry spans more than 25 years. Prior to joining Viveve, she served as the CEO of Prescient Medical, Inc. (PMI), a privately held company that developed diagnostic imaging catheters and coronary stents designed to reduce deaths from heart attacks. Before PMI she was the CEO of SomaLogic, a molecular diagnostic company dedicated to developing protein signature arrays. Patricia also managed several business units at Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson company, and served in key executive positions at Dade Behring, a clinical diagnostics firm. In addition, she was director of cardiology systems at Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson company renowned for pioneering vascular disease treatments. There, she was responsible for launching the PALMAZ-SCHATZ® balloon-expandable stent, the first stent to achieve over a billion dollars in sales. Patricia received a B.S.E. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and completed executive business education programs at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University and Northwestern University.
Karen Zaderej joined the Viveve board in September of 2018. She currently serves as chairman, chief executive officer and president of AxoGen, Inc., a medical products company focused on the development and commercialization of technologies for peripheral nerve regeneration and surgical repair. Karen joined Axogen Corporation in May 2006 and assumed the position of president, chief executive officer, and director in September 2011. She became chairman of the AxoGen, Inc. board of directors in May 2018. Karen’s previous executive roles at AxoGen included chief operating officer from October 2007 to May 2010 and vice president of marketing and sales from May 2006 to October 2007. In October 2004 Karen founded Zaderej Medical Consulting and assisted medical device companies build and execute successful commercialization plans until 2007. From 1987 to 2004, Karen worked at ETHICON, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, where she held senior positions in marketing, business development, research and development, and manufacturing. She also serves as a director of SEBio, a non-profit organization supporting the life science industry in the southeastern United States. Karen has a M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.