INFORMATION CONCERNING DIRECTORS AND NOMINEES FOR DIRECTOR
Set forth below is background information for each current director and nominee for director, as well as information regarding additional experience, qualifications, attributes or skills that led the Board to conclude that such director or nominee should serve on the Board.
Nominees for Class II Directors
John Mastrototaro, Ph.D., age 62, has served as a director of the Company since December 2020 and as President and CEO since April 2021. Mr. Mastrototaro has over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry, leading innovation and bringing new products to the market. Mr. Mastrototaro served as the Chief Operating Officer of Orthosensor, Inc. from 2017 to March 2021. Previously, Mr. Mastrototaro spent the majority of his career with Medtronic, PLC. and MiniMed, Inc., where he was instrumental in initiating and leading a series of firsts in the world of diabetes, including the ambulatory continuous glucose monitoring system, the sensor augmented insulin pump and the early generations of the artificial pancreas. Prior to joining Orthosensor, Mr. Mastrototaro was Medtronic’s first VP of Informatics from 2013 to 2017, a role in which he helped develop a corporate strategy for the use of data and analytics to improve healthcare delivery. During his tenure in Medtronic’s Diabetes division, Mr. Mastrototaro held a number of positions, including CTO, VP of R&D and Business Development and Global VP of Clinical Research and Health Affairs. Mr. Mastrototaro started his career with Eli Lilly. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Physics from Holy Cross College and M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. Mr. Mastrototaro has authored over 50 peer reviewed manuscripts and holds over 60 US patents. We believe Mr. Mastrototaro is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his background, experience, qualifications, attributes and skills, and that his significant knowledge of, and breadth of experience in, the medical device industry in general and diabetes monitoring and care in particular provides valuable insight to our board.
Rubén Caballero, age 55, has served as a director of the Company since November 2019. Since April 2020, Mr. Caballero has served as Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Devices & Technology Engineering for the Mixed Reality Division, where he oversees Mixed Reality, AI and other special projects. Mr. Caballero served as a Vice President of Engineering at Apple from 2005 until April 2019, where he was one of the founding leaders of the iPhone hardware design team and later expanded his role to include iPad, Apple Watch, Macintosh, and other hardware products. Mr. Caballero’s senior role at Apple provided him with the opportunity to build and scale global teams, including the Wireless Design and Technology team for all the products/ecosystems at Apple, including the iPhone, iPad, Macs, AirPods, HomePod, and accessories. Before Apple, Mr. Caballero worked at two start-ups, where he led efforts for designing innovative products and core technology for wireless networked audio components and devices. Since August 2019, Mr. Caballero has served as a member of the board of directors of Resonant Inc. (Nasdaq: RESN), a company that is working to transform the way radio frequency, or RF, front-ends are being designed and delivered for mobile handset and wireless devices. Mr. Caballero received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, a Master in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University and an Honorary Doctorate from École Polytechnique de Montréal. We believe Mr. Caballero is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his extensive experience in the technology industry, and his technical expertise gained from working with wireless technologies and commercializing products for one of the world’s largest technology companies.
Other Members of Our Board of Directors
Emily Wang Fairbairn, age 61, has served as a director of the Company and Chair of the Board since March 2018. Ms. Fairbairn was co-founder and CEO of multi-billion-dollar hedge fund, Ascend Capital, from 1999 to 2018. The firm established a long/short equity hedge fund business focused on managing assets for institutional clients such as pensions, endowments and public companies. From 1987 to 1997, Ms. Fairbairn built a successful practice managing equity portfolios for high net worth clients for Merrill Lynch. From 1985 to1987 Ms. Fairbairn worked as a process engineer and supervisor for Pepsi’s Frito-Lay brand. Ms. Fairbairn is an active philanthropist with a history of supporting education, athletics, and medical research. Since July 2021, Ms. Fairbairn has served as a member of the board of directors of IN8bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: INAB). Ms. Fairbairn not only serves on the funding board of MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund to actively mentor entrepreneurs, but also serves as a board member and mentor to young enterprises for CodeLogic, Inc. and Acelab Inc. Ms. Fairbairn