Mr. Cooper has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Presbia PLC and as a director of Presbia PLC since January 2015. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Cooper served as the Chief Executive Officer of NVISION. Prior to joining NVISION, Todd served as a General Manager at Henry Schein, a $10 billion healthcare company. In his role, he was responsible for their $400M medical surgical business. While there, he helped drive strong growth even during the recession of the core surgical business, the private brand business and the growing services/e-commerce business.
Previously, Mr. Cooper served as the Senior Vice President of Discus, an aesthetic dental company, where he played an important role in growing an entrepreneurial based company from $60 million to $165 million in sales over a five-year period, including helping build the #1 professional teeth whitening system in the world and acquiring their key competitor, Brite Smile. He also helped drive other acquisitions, strategic alliances and global expansion into 90 countries.
Mr. Cooper has previously served on the Board of the Health Care Distributors Association. Over his career, he has held General Manager, business development and marketing roles in medical devices, surgical, medical aesthetics, dental, consumer products and healthcare technology companies.
Len Hedge currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at OrthoAccel® Technologies, Convergent Dental Inc. and MicroDental Laboratories. Prior to his retirement, Len served as Senior Vice President of Business Operations at Align Technology Inc. from December 2007 to March 2013. Mr. Hedge focused on the design and implementation of core business processes and cross-functional collaboration to support Align’s long-term goals and strategic initiatives. He served as Vice President of Operations of Align Technology Inc. from March 2002 to November 2007 and also served as its Vice President of Manufacturing from January 1999 to March 2002. Since joining Align in 1999 Mr. Hedge helped create Align’s world-class mass customized manufacturing technology and processes. He served as Vice President of Operations for Plynetics Express Corporation from December 1996 to December 1998. From October 1991 to December 1996, he served Beckman Instruments Corporation as Manager for Prototype Manufacturing and Process Development. Prior to Beckman, he served 13 years at General Dynamics Corporation with increasing responsibility from Machinist to Manager of Mechanical Fabrication. Mr. Hedge received his B.S. from La Verne University.
Michael K. Lowe
Most recently, Mr. Lowe spent seven years at Philips Oral Healthcare (Royal Philips Electronics) where he worked in a variety of roles including global product management and brand management for Sonicare (Class I medical device, $350 million annual revenue). His experience comprises a range of marketing-related disciplines including dental professional sales management, sales training, promotion and advertising, market research, pricing strategy, and channel strategy development. While at Philips, he was nominated into the prestigious High Potential global management program, was listed as a co-inventor on a business application patent related to CRM, and developed a training program, Evidence-Based Dentistry, which won a regional MEDIC process improvement award for increased dental sales. He initially began working on the Sonicare business with Optiva, Inc. (1999 Inc. magazine Fastest Growing Privately Held Company award), joining Philips through the strategic acquisition process in 2000.
Mr. Lowe received an MBA from Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Management, where he graduated at the top of his class as a Jones Scholar. Mr. Lowe received a BS in Biology from Louisiana State University, magna cum laude, and attended dental school at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans where he completed the National Dental Board Examination Step One in the 90th percentile.
John C. McCormick
Mr.McCormick’s primary responsibilities are in private equity investing and as a senior member of the HealthpointCapital research and investment team. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Scient’x Groupe, SAS and currently serves on the Board of OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. Mr. McCormick previously was a Principal at BPI Capital Partners, LLC where he worked closely with Tim Berkowitz, currently President of HealthpointCapital. In the 1990s, he was an Associate with Baker Nye, LP, a $600 million private investment fund. He started his career as a macroeconomic and financial analyst at the World Bank in Washington, DC.
Mr. McCormick is a member of the Leadership Board of the McGovern Institute of Brain Research at M.I.T. and on the Executive Committee of the Board of Associates of the Whitehead Institute, also at M.I.T. Mr.McCormick received a BSc. with honors from London School of Economics and an M.B.A. from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management.
Mr. Smith serves as the managing director of S3 Ventures, an earlier stage venture capital firm with $95M under management. He oversees all of S3′s investments. S3 invests primarily in Texas and the southwest. Brian co-founded the Convergent Investors Fund prior to S3, a $70M early-stage venture capital firm in Texas where he oversaw investments in 10 companies. At age 29, he founded and served as chairman and CEO of Crossroads Systems (Nasdaq: CRDS). He led Crossroads through five rounds of venture, strategic and mezzanine financing and to a successful IPO in 1999. Mr. Smith ran Crossroads as a public company for nearly four years. In this role, he was an early pioneer in Storage Area Networks (“SANs”), which are industry standard solutions today. For his efforts, he was awarded the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2000. He spent the first seven years of his career in electrical engineering positions holding product development roles within the Technology Group of the IBM Corporation.
Mr. Smith earned a BSEE with honors from the University of Cincinnati and an MSEE from Purdue University. He served on the board of Conformative Systems (acquired by Intel), Chicory Systems (acquired by CEVA), Crossroads Systems (Nasdaq: CRDS), LibreDigital (acquired by RRD), Phurnace (acquired by BMC Software), Sipera System (acquired by Avaya, Inc,) and StoredIQ (acquired by IBM). Mr. Smith currently serves on the boards of Alkami, BlueCava, Digby, Gravitant, Invodo, Kimbia, OrthoAccel, Packet Design and Tango Health.