Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Susi is the founder of our Company and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President and a director from inception. He has over 25 years of management experience in the medical device industry, including as a founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Invivo Research Inc., a medical device company and the predecessor to Invivo Corporation, which established MRI–safe patient monitoring.
Mr. Susi served as a director of Invivo Corporation from 1998 through 2000 and as President of Invivo Research Inc. from 1979 through 1998. Mr. Susi is a biomedical engineer and received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1977.
We believe Mr. Susi's extensive experience in the medical device industry and intimate knowledge of our Company as one of our founders qualify him to serve on our Board of Directors.
Mr. Allen has served as a member of our Board of Directors since January 2014. Mr. Allen served as Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of LENSAR, Inc., a medical device business from 2005 through 2011 and continued to serve LENSAR in other capacities until 2016. From 2011 to present, Mr. Allen has served several other businesses as a consultant. Mr. Allen has more than 40 years of accounting and finance experience including service as Chief Financial Officer of three publicly-held companies in biotech, medical and optical technologies.
Mr. Allen is a licensed CPA in Florida. Mr. Allen received a B.S. in Accounting and International Business from Florida State University in 1974 and an M.B.A. in General Management from Harvard University in 1978. We believe that Mr. Allen's experience and expertise in the fields of accounting and finance qualify him to serve on our Board of Directors.
Mr. Vuoto has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2016. Mr. Vuoto was formerly General Manager of Retail Payment Solutions at US Bank.
Throughout his career, Mr. Vuoto has held senior leadership positions in a number of financial institutions and has focused on operations, treasury, investor relations, business development, financial planning and reporting.
Mr. Vuoto received an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University in 1973 and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton Graduate School of Business in 1975.
Mr. Hawkins previously served on our Board of Directors from 2013 to 2016. From 2004 to 2018. Mr. Hawkins was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Natus Medical, Inc., a leading manufacturer of medical devices and software and a service provider for the newborn care, neurology, sleep, hearing and balance markets. Currently he serves as a director of El Dorado Resorts Inc. and OSI Systems, Inc.
Prior to Natus, Mr. Hawkins was President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Invivo Corporation, a provider of MRI-safe patient monitoring and the Chief Financial Officer of Sensor Control Corporation.
He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Commerce from Santa Clara University and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from San Francisco State University.