Board of Directors
Mr. Blickenstaff has served as our Executive Chairman since March 2019 and as one of our directors since September 2007. He previously served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from September 2007 to February 2019. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Blickenstaff served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Biosite Incorporated, or Biosite, a provider of medical diagnostic products, from 1988 until its acquisition by Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. in June 2007. Mr. Blickenstaff previously served as a director of Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN), a biotechnology company, from 2005 to 2016, until its acquisition by Pfizer, and as a director of DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXCM), a provider of continuous glucose monitoring systems, from June 2001 to September 2007. Mr. Blickenstaff was formerly a certified public accountant and has more than 20 years of experience overseeing the preparation of financial statements. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola University, Chicago, and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business, Loyola University, Chicago.
Mr. Allen has served as independent lead director since March 2019 and on our board of directors since July 2007. He previously served as the Company's Chairman from August 2007 to January 2013 and from January 2016 to February 2019. Mr. Allen is engaged directly in the diabetes community through his personal involvement with JDRF and the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Mr. Allen served as a member of the International Board of Directors of JDRF from July 2008 to June 2014 and as Chairman from July 2012 to June 2014. He currently serves on the board of Providence St. Joseph Health where he chairs the finance committee. Mr. Allen has more than 50 years of experience in the health care industry and was previously the President of DIMA Ventures, Inc., a private investment firm providing seed capital and board-level support for start-up companies in the healthcare field. He was a co-founder and Vice President of Caremark, Inc., a home infusion therapy company that was later acquired by Baxter International. He was also a co-founder and director of Pyxis Corporation that was later acquired by Cardinal Health, Inc. Mr. Allen received a B.S. (cum laude) from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he served on the faculty as a Lecturer in Strategic Management for thirteen years.
Mr. Cahill has served on our board of directors since May 2009. Mr. Cahill has served as Managing Partner of HLM Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that invests primarily in emerging companies focused on healthcare information technology, healthcare services and medical technology, since May 2000. He served as a director of Animas Corporation, a developer of external insulin pumps, from March 2001 until its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson in February 2006. From June 1995 to May 2000, Mr. Cahill served as a founding partner of Cahill, Warnock Company (now Camden Partners), a venture capital firm based in Baltimore. Previously, Mr. Cahill was a Managing Director of Alex Brown & Sons, an investment services brokerage, where he led the firm’s healthcare group from January 1986 through March 1995. From January 1999 until August 2014, Mr. Cahill was a director of Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ: MASI), a medical technology company. He is also a director of several privately held healthcare companies and serves as a trustee of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Johns Hopkins Health System and Mercy Health Services. Mr. Cahill holds an A.B. in American Civilization from Williams College and a Masters of Public and Private Management from Yale University.
Dr. Cohen has served on our board of directors since June 2013. Dr. Cohen is a Senior Managing Director of Vida Ventures, a venture capital firm. Prior to Vida Ventures, he was at TPG, a private equity firm, from 2001-2016 where he was the founder and co-head of TPG’s biotechnology group. Dr. Cohen was a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) from 1988 until 2014. From 1995 to 2001, Dr. Cohen served as the Chief of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine of UCSF. Dr. Cohen also serves as a director of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX), CareDx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNA), Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: GHDX), UroGen (NASDAQ: URGN), and Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT). In addition, Dr. Cohen serves as a director of several privately held companies. Dr. Cohen holds a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, a D.Phil. in Molecular Biophysics from Oxford University and an M.D. from Stanford University.
Mr. Greene has served on our board of directors since January 2008. Mr. Greene is an entrepreneur who has participated in the founding and management of 11 medical technology companies over 25 years, including three companies for which he served as chief executive officer. He was the co-founder of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public pharmaceutical company that was acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb in August 2012, serving as the Chief Executive Officer of that company from 1987 to 1996. He also served as a director of Amylin Pharmaceuticals from 1987 to April 2009. Mr. Greene also served on the board of directors of Biosite from June 1989 until its sale in 2007. From 1986 until 1993, Mr. Greene was a founding general partner of Biovest Partners, a seed venture capital firm. He was Chief Executive Officer of Hybritech Incorporated from March 1979 until its acquisition by Eli Lilly & Co. in March 1986, and he was co-inventor of Hybritech’s patented monoclonal antibody assay technology. Prior to joining Hybritech, he was an executive with the medical diagnostics division of Baxter Healthcare Corporation and a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Greene holds a B.A. in Physics from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Ms. Robertson has served on our board of directors since January 2019. Ms. Robertson is a founder and has served as Managing Director of Versant Ventures, where she specializes in medical devices and diagnostics, since November 1999. In addition, through Longridge Business Advisors, she has provided business advisory and board services since April 2017. Ms. Robertson served as a general partner at Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), where she was an investor in the life sciences group, from July 1997 to October 1999. Prior to that, Ms. Robertson served as senior vice president at Chiron Diagnostics, a division of Chiron Corporation, where she had responsibility for the critical care business unit in addition to leading the division’s business development efforts. Ms. Robertson was also previously an entrepreneur in residence for IVP in the life sciences group, a co-founder and Vice President at Egis, a consumer products company, and held senior management positions in operations and finance at Lifescan, a Johnson & Johnson Company. Ms. Robertson holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University.
Mr. Roeder has served on our board of directors since May 2009. Mr. Roeder joined Delphi Ventures as an Associate in 1998, and has been a Partner since 2000, focusing on medical devices, diagnostics and biotechnology. Prior to joining Delphi Ventures, Mr. Roeder was an Associate with Alex Brown’s Healthcare Investment Banking Group in San Francisco, where he focused on the medical device, life sciences and healthcare services industries. Mr. Roeder serves as a director of Senseonics Holdings, Inc. (NYSE-MKT:SENS), a continuous glucose monitoring company, and several privately held companies. He previously served as a director of Trivascular Technologies, Inc., a medical device company, which was acquired by Endologix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELGX) in February 2016. He also previously worked with Putnam Associates, a strategy consulting firm focused on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Mr. Roeder holds an A.B. in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College.
Mr. Valencia has served on our board of directors since June 2018. Mr. Valencia has served as President of Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, since its formation in December 2011. Qualcomm Life focuses on commercial healthcare activities and offers products and services to enable wireless connectivity of medical devices and healthcare networks. As President of Qualcomm Life, Mr. Valencia has also overseen Qualcomm’s healthcare venture funds, dRx Capital and Qualcomm Life Fund. Prior to joining Qualcomm Life, Mr. Valencia served as Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm Wireless Health beginning in October 2010. Earlier in his career, Mr. Valencia founded ProfitLine, Inc., a telecommunications expense management service provider, and served as Chief Executive Officer from 1992 until the sale of the company in 2009. Mr. Valencia received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from California State University, Northridge.
Mr. Twomey has served on our board of directors since July 2013. From March 1990 until his retirement in 2007, Mr. Twomey held various positions with Biosite, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. From 1981 to 1990, Mr. Twomey worked for Ernst & Young LLP, where he served as an Audit Manager. Mr. Twomey has also served as a director of Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNMX), a flavor technology company, since March 2006 and is chair of that company’s audit committee. Mr. Twomey also served as a director and chair of the audit committee of Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from July 2006 until it was acquired by Mallinckrodt plc in March 2014. Mr. Twomey holds a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.