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Glaukos Corp (GKOS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Link

71 2001 Independent Chairman of the Board

Thomas Burns

56 2002 President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Joseph Gilliam

41 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

Chris Calcaterra

56 2017 Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

L. Jay Katz

2017 Chief Medical Officer

Mark Foley

51 2014 Independent Director

David Hoffmeister

63 2014 Independent Director

Gilbert Kliman

58 Independent Director

Jonathan Silverstein

50 Independent Director

Marc Stapley

46 2014 Independent Director

Aimee Weisner

48 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Link

Dr. William J. Link, Ph.D., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Glaukos Corporation. Dr. Link has served as chairman of our Board of Directors since June 2001. Dr. Link has also been a member of the board of directors of DOSE Medical Corporation since October 2009. Dr. Link has a proven record of building and operating large, successful medical product companies. He has extensive knowledge of medical devices and drug delivery, particularly in ophthalmology, and his operating experience spans more than 23 years in general management in the healthcare industry. Dr. Link is a managing director and co-founder of Versant Ventures Management LLC, a venture capital firm investing in early stage healthcare companies. He has been a member of the board of directors of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW) since May 2009 and Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYES) since 2004. Prior to co-founding Versant Ventures in 1999, Dr. Link was a general partner at Brentwood Venture Capital. From 1986 to 1997, Dr. Link was founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Chiron Vision Corporation (acquired by Bausch & Lomb, Inc.). He also founded and served as President of American Medical Optics, Inc. (acquired by Allergan, Inc.). Dr. Link served as a director of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (acquired by Abbott Laboratories) from 2002 to 2009 and a director of Inogen, Inc. from 2003 to February 2014. Before entering the healthcare industry, Dr. Link was an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Link holds a B.S., an M.S., and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. Dr. Link was initially designated as a director on our Board by Versant Venture Capital I, L.P. and its affiliates pursuant to a voting agreement previously entered into with certain holders of our outstanding common stock and then-outstanding preferred stock. The voting agreement terminated in its entirety upon the closing of our initial public offering.

Thomas Burns

Mr. Thomas W. Burns is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Glaukos Corporation. Mr. Burns has served as our President, Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2002. Mr. Burns has also been a member of the board of directors of DOSE Medical Corporation since October 2009 and served as its chief executive officer and president from March 2010 until June 2015. Mr. Burns has a proven record of building successful medical device and pharmaceutical businesses and creating successful new markets in ophthalmology. Mr. Burns has more than 25 years of direct ophthalmic management experience, including over 20 years of general management experience across a broad range of ophthalmic medical devices, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, drug delivery technologies, surgical products and over-the-counter products. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Burns led Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) as its president and chief operating officer, and as a director. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Burns served as senior vice president and general manager of Chiron Vision Corporation (acquired by Bausch & Lomb, Inc.), and then as vice president, global strategy and general manager, refractive surgery, of Bausch & Lomb from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Burns has also served as an entrepreneur in residence at Versant Ventures Management, LLC, an entity affiliated with one of our principal stockholders. Mr. Burns received a B.A. from Yale University. Mr. Burns was initially designated as a director on our Board pursuant to a voting agreement previously entered into with certain holders of our outstanding common stock and then-outstanding preferred stock. The voting agreement terminated in its entirety upon the closing of our initial public offering.

Joseph Gilliam

Mr. Joseph E. Gilliam has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of the Company, with effect from May 5, 2017. Mr. Gilliam most recently served as Managing Director of Healthcare Investment Banking at JPMorgan Chase, a position he held from 2013 to 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Gilliam held various positions of increasing responsibility at JPMorgan Chase, including serving as Executive Director from 2009 to 2013, and, beginning in 2007, his work at the firm focused exclusively on financing and advisory transactions in the biotechnology, medical technology, life sciences and diagnostics industries. He was a founding member of the Beacon Group’s West Coast office, which was acquired by Chase Manhattan and merged with JPMorgan in 2001. Mr. Gilliam began his career in the audit services division of PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998. Mr. Gilliam holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Kelly Undergraduate School of Indiana University.

Chris Calcaterra

Mr. Chris M. Calcaterra serves as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Calcaterra has served as our chief commercial officer since April 2008 and became our chief operating officer in February 2017. He has more than 25 years of experience in the ophthalmic medical technology industry. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Calcaterra was senior vice president at Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (acquired by Abbott Laboratories), and was responsible for its cataract business. Prior to that position, Mr. Calcaterra held increasingly responsible vice president positions in a variety of sales and marketing roles at Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., as well as its predecessor surgical division business at Allergan, Inc. Mr. Calcaterra has a B.S. from Miami University and an M.B.A. from Xavier University, and he was previously a board member of WaveTec Vision Systems, Inc., (acquired by Novartis).

L. Jay Katz

Dr. L. Jay Katz, MD, FACS., is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Katz is currently a practicing ophthalmologist, the Director of Glaucoma Service at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and a Professor of Ophthalmology at Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. In addition, he has authored numerous books on ophthalmology, published more than 200 articles in ophthalmic journals and is on the editorial board for Journal of Glaucoma , Survey of Ophthalmology, Graefe's Archives of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and The Open Ophthalmology Journal . After receiving his MD degree from Yale University Medical School in 1979, Dr. Katz completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Virginia, a residency in ophthalmology at Yale and a fellowship in glaucoma at Wills Eye Hospital.

Mark Foley

Mr. Mark J. Foley serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Foley is currently the president and chief executive officer of ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZLTQ), a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing products utilizing its proprietary controlled cooling technology platform. Prior to becoming ZELTIQ’s chief executive officer in 2012, Mr. Foley served on its board of directors and held the position of executive chairman from July 2009 to May 2010. Mr. Foley also served as executive chairman at Onpharma Inc. from August 2009 until its acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. in March 2014. Mr. Foley also serves as a managing director at RWI Ventures, Inc., where he focuses on healthcare investments, and has held this position since joining the firm in 2004. Prior to this, Mr. Foley held a variety of operating roles in large, public companies and venture-backed startups including United States Surgical Corporation, Guidant Corporation, Devices for Vascular Intervention, Inc. (acquired by Eli Lilly and Company), Perclose, Inc. (acquired by Abbott Laboratories) and Ventrica, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic, Inc.) where he was the founder and chief executive officer. Mr. Foley has over 25 years of medical device operating, investment and chief executive officer experience. Mr. Foley holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

David Hoffmeister

Mr. David F. Hoffmeister is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hoffmeister served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Life Technologies Corporation, a global life sciences company, prior to its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in February 2014. From October 2004 to November 2008, he served as chief financial officer of Invitrogen Corporation, which merged with Applied Biosystems Inc. in November 2008 to form Life Technologies Corporation. Before joining Invitrogen, Mr. Hoffmeister spent 20 years with McKinsey & Company as a senior partner serving clients in the healthcare, private equity and chemical industries on issues of strategy and organization. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Hoffmeister was the leader of McKinsey’s North American chemical practice. Mr. Hoffmeister currently serves on the boards of directors of Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE) and Kaiser Permanente. Mr. Hoffmeister holds a B.S. from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Gilbert Kliman

Dr. Gilbert H. Kliman, MD, serves as an Independent Director of Glaukos Corporation. Dr. Kliman has been a partner at InterWest Partners, a venture capital firm and one of our principal stockholders, since 1996 and has been a managing director there since 1999. Dr. Kliman served on the board of directors of two public companies: Epocrates, Inc. (acquired by athenahealth, Inc.) between September 1999 and April 2011, and IntraLase Corp. (acquired by Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.) between October 2000 and April 2007. Dr. Kliman also serves as a director of a number of private life science and healthcare IT companies. From 1995 to 1996, Dr. Kliman was an investment manager at Norwest Venture Partners, a venture capital firm. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Kliman served as an associate at TA Associates, a private equity investment firm. Dr. Kliman holds a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dr. Kliman was initially designated as a director on our Board by InterWest Partners IX, L.P. pursuant to a voting agreement previously entered into with certain holders of our outstanding common stock and then-outstanding preferred stock. The voting agreement terminated in its entirety upon the closing of our initial public offering.

Jonathan Silverstein

Mr. Jonathan Todd Silverstein serves as an Independent Director of Glaukos Corporation. Mr. Silverstein has been a member of OrbiMed Advisors LLC, an asset management firm solely focused in healthcare with several billion dollars in assets under management and one of our principal stockholders. Prior to OrbiMed, Mr. Silverstein was a director of life sciences in the investment banking department at Sumitomo Bank. Since 2013, Mr. Silverstein has served as a director of Audentes Therapeutics, LLC (NASDAQ: BOLD), where he is currently chairman, and of Ascendis Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ASND) since December 2014. Mr. Silverstein also serves on the boards of several private companies. Previously, Mr. Silverstein served on the board of directors of Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT) from 2012 to 2016, and on the board of directors of Roka Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKA) from 2009 to January 2017. Mr. Silverstein has a B.A. from Denison University and a J.D. and an M.B.A. from the University of San Diego. Mr. Silverstein was initially designated as a director on our Board by OrbiMed Advisors, LLC and its affiliated entities pursuant to a voting agreement previously entered into with certain holders of our outstanding common stock and then-outstanding preferred stock. The voting agreement terminated in its entirety upon the closing of our initial public offering.

Marc Stapley

Mr. Marc A. Stapley serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Stapley is currently the executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Illumina, Inc. Previously, Mr. Stapley served as executive vice president, chief administrative officer and chief financial officer; and senior vice president and chief financial officer of Illumina. He is also a member of Illumina’s executive management team, which is responsible for directing all aspects of the company’s strategy, planning and operations. Before joining Illumina, from 2009 to 2012, Mr. Stapley was senior vice president, finance at Pfizer Inc. and was responsible for global financial processes and systems, leading integration efforts in both the Wyeth Ltd. and King Pharmaceutical, Inc. acquisitions and providing oversight to the company’s largest technology investment program. Prior to Pfizer, he served in a variety of senior finance roles at Alcatel Lucent, including Americas chief financial officer. He also worked as finance director and controller for several groups at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Mr. Stapley began his career as an Auditor at Coopers & Lybrand. He holds a B.Sc. (Honors) from The University of Reading (England) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Aimee Weisner

Ms. Aimee S. Weisner serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Weisner has been corporate vice president, general counsel of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation since January 2011. From 2009 to 2010, she was engaged in private practice and served as legal advisor to public pharmaceutical and medical device companies located in Southern California. Prior to this, from 2002 to 2009, Ms. Weisner served in a number of positions at Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (acquired by Abbott Laboratories), including corporate vice president, general counsel and secretary; executive vice president, administration, general counsel and secretary; and executive vice president, administration and secretary. From 1998 to 2002, Ms. Weisner served as corporate counsel and assistant secretary; and then vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary at Allergan, Inc. Ms. Weisner holds a B.A. from California State University, Fullerton, a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and began her legal career as an associate at the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.