Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer
Brian has over 20 years of financial, operational and strategic experience in private and public companies. Prior to Avedro, Brian served as Chief Financial Officer at Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD) during which time it grew from $30M to nearly $300M in revenue, increasing its market capitalization to over $2B while achieving operating profitability. Brian previously held key leadership positions, including CFO for Digitas (NASDAQ: DTAS), where he was instrumental in building its revenue to nearly $400M, resulting in its successful sale for $1.3B to Publicis Groupe. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Commercial Officer
Steve brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate management and worldwide sales and marketing management for medical device companies from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. As the executive vice president of Summit Technology, Inc. he served on the leadership team that pioneered the development and worldwide marketing of excimer laser systems for performing laser vision correction eye surgery.
Marc Friedman, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Marc has over 20 years of experience in the areas of ophthalmology, phototherapy and biotechnology and began his career at Summit Technology. He earned his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester.
Rajesh K. Rajpal, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Raj Rajpal, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist who has established an internationally recognized reputation as an expert in the fields of corneal, cataract, and refractive surgery. He is the founder of the See Clearly Vision Group and serves as Chief Medical Officer of Avedro. Dr. Rajpal is acknowledged as the first eye surgeon in the Washington, D.C. area to perform Laser Vision Correction as a principal investigator in excimer laser clinical trials. He is also one of the first investigators in the Avedro clinical studies for collagen cross linking. He currently serves on the faculty of Georgetown University and as the Cornea Consultant to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Dr. Rajpal has been honored with the Senior Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has previously served as President of the Washington, D.C. Ophthalmological Society. He currently serves as the Chair of the Refractive Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Practicing Ophthalmologists Curriculum and on the Board of Directors of Old Dominion Eye Foundation.
Desmond Adler, PhD
Vice President, Engineering
Dr. Adler has a 14-year history in medical devices and telecommunications with a focus in biomedical optics and photonics. Prior to joining Avedro, Desmond was Director of Advanced Technology at St. Jude Medical where he led the development of intravascular imaging platforms for coronary artery disease. Desmond has also worked in industrial and academic research centers developing imaging technologies for ophthalmology, gastroenterology, and pulmonology. Desmond earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and his BSc from the University of Alberta.
Vice President, Clinical Affairs
Vineeta brings over fourteen years of clinical development experience within the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry. Most recently, she held several key positions for Ironwood Pharmaceuticals. Prior to her industry work, Vineeta provided eye care through her private optometry practice. She has authored several publications and abstracts. Vineeta holds a doctorate in Physiological Optics from the University of Houston and a bachelor of science in Optometry from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
Vice President, Global Sales
John has more than 20 years of experience in global sales management for medical device companies in the fields of ophthalmology and general surgery. As the vice president of global sales for Summit Technology, Inc. he opened 35 international markets for excimer laser system sales for performing laser vision correction eye surgery.
Vice President, Marketing
Dave has a strong background in eye care with experience in global product marketing. At Optos, he was responsible for launching novel retinal imaging devices, with thousands installed globally. Prior to Optos, Dave worked in surgical device marketing with LeMaitre Vascular. He has a strong skill set in marketing, business development and finance, and a wide range of experience from chemical engineering to medical devices, equity research and venture capital. Dave earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Vice President, Professional and Medical Affairs
Grace brings her experience in clinical and research optometry to Avedro. Prior to rejoining Avedro, Grace was Sr. Medical Director for Avellino Labs, USA. She received her doctorate in optometry from the New England College of Optometry, continuing on with post-graduate research in the area of ocular growth mechanisms and the development of myopia. After completing advanced residency training in cornea and contact lens at the New England Eye Institute, Grace practiced optometry in clinical practice and served as an instructor in the contact lens laboratory course at the New England College of Optometry.
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Pamela brings over 20 years of experience in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs. She has extensive experience with the submission and approval of drugs. Prior to joining Avedro, Pamela held various regulatory positions at Genzyme, Alkermes, Altus and Alnara Pharmaceuticals.
Vice President, Quality
Stephen has over 28 years of experience within the pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences industries. His expertise includes senior leadership roles in quality, process development, and discovery research and product development. Most recently, Stephen held several key positions in quality, compliance and product development for Alkermes Incorporated. Stephen holds a Master of Business Administration from Babson College, a Master of Science in Biological Sciences from University of Lowell and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Saint Anselm College.