Jeffrey Nugent , , , Chairman and CEO

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Jeffrey Nugent joined Sientra in 2014 as a board member, prior to becoming the Chairman and CEO in 2015. Mr. Nugent’s experience includes serving as the CEO and Worldwide President of Neutrogena, where he led the acquisition by Johnson & Johnson. Neutrogena is regarded as one of the most successful acquisitions in J&J history. Following Neutrogena, Mr. Nugent became the President and CEO of Revlon, where he led a turnaround in profitability and a global initiative of new product innovation. He was Founder, President and CEO of Precision Dermatology, a multi-channel dermatology and skin care company he established in 2010. The company grew both organically and by M&A and was acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals in 2013. He began his career at Johnson & Johnson where he held a number of senior responsibilities in general management, research, finance, marketing and manufacturing across pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer franchises. He was appointed Vice President of Worldwide Quality. Most recently, Mr. Nugent had been Interim President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Biolase, Inc. Mr. Nugent has also served as Chairman, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of a number of aesthetic medicine, medical device and consumer focused companies including Bioform, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Merz Aesthetics, Inc. He has also served on the Board of the Child Welfare League of America. Mr. Nugent holds a B.S. in mathematics from St. Joseph's College and earned an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from Loyola University in Chicago. He served as an Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army while assigned to military intelligence at the Pentagon.

Oliver Bennett , , , General Counsel and Vice President of Legal and Compliance

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Oliver Bennett joined Sientra in 2015, first as outside counsel and then as general counsel to the company, prior to becoming General Counsel and Vice President for Compliance and Legal in 2018. Mr. Bennett brings with him almost two decades of experience in counseling medical device and life science companies in complex and high stakes legal issues. Prior to joining Sientra, Mr. Bennett practiced law at a number of premier firms where he was at the cutting edge of legal practice representing clients in ground-breaking cases that have helped shape US law. Most recently, Mr. Bennett was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Before that, Mr. Bennett was Of Counsel at Kaye Scholer LLP (now Arnold White Kaye Scholer LLP), and an associate at Latham & Watkins, LLP and Clifford Chance US LLP. Mr. Bennett received a Master in Laws degree from Harvard Law School where he was also a Fulbright Scholar, and Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.

Deborah Bettencourt , , , Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Administration

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Deborah Bettencourt joined Sientra in 2007. Ms. Bettencourt has nearly 20 years of experience in corporate operations and information technology within the medical device industry. She spent much of her professional career at Inamed Corporation (currently Allergan Medical). Ms. Bettencourt served as Director of Information Technology at Inamed Corporation where she was as an integral part of global information technology implementations, business acquisitions, system and process integrations, and international manufacturing expansions. Ms. Bettencourt is a member Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and holds a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Ms. Bettencourt also serves on the Board of Trustees for Marymount of Santa Barbara.

Dan Carlisle , , , Vice President of Innovation and Product Development

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Dan Carlisle joined Sientra in 2007. Mr. Carlisle has nearly 30 years of innovative product design and development experience as well as technical expertise in the aesthetic/surgical market. Prior to joining Sientra, Mr. Carlisle was Senior Director, Technical Marketing at Inamed Corporation (currently Allergan Medical) where he was responsible for designing, refining and improving new products for the global aesthetic market. Additionally, he served as Director of the internationally recognized Inamed Academy™ (currently Allergan Academy ®), a global education and training platform for surgeons. He is named inventor or co-inventor on numerous patents in the aesthetic plastic surgery field. Before Inamed, Mr. Carlisle held various management positions at Silimed Corporation based out of Brazil and at McGhan Medical. Mr. Carlisle holds a BA in Art from California State University at Northridge.

Kirk Gunhus , , , Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

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Kirk Gunhus joined miraDry in 2018. He brings over 20 years of commercial experience in the health care and device industry, most recently serving as Vice President of APAC at ZELTIQ Aesthetics, before joining miraDry as Vice President of International. Mr. Gunhus has a track record of success in the aesthetic capital market business and has demonstrated exceptional leadership in his career. While at ZELTIQ, Mr. Gunhus led Asia Pacific Operations to over $30M in revenue and organized expansion in several APAC and European countries. Prior to ZELTIQ, Mr. Gunhus held numerous sales roles at Medicis Health, selling Restylane, Perlane and Dysport and Cibia Vision, a subsidiary of Novartis. Mr. Gunhus received a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a Masters of Leadership from Bellevue University in St, Louis, Missouri.

Jeff Jones , , , Vice President, Operations

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Jeff Jones joined Sientra in 2019. He brings over 30 years of operations and quality experience with both medical device start-ups and Fortune 500 companies to Sientra. Most recently, Jeff was Vice President of Quality and Commercial Operations at Earlens, a medical device startup that makes direct-drive hearing devices that sit directly on the eardrum. Earlier in his career, Jeff served as Vice President, R&D/Operations at Johnson and Johnson, Vice President, Operations at Boston Scientific, and various Senior Management positions at six San Francisco Bay Area startups. He was also the recipient of the 2010 Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Supply Chain Collaboration Excellence Award where he led the integration of manufacturing operations from Acclarent into the Johnson and Johnson global supply chain. Jeff holds a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a MBA in Management from Golden Gate University. He spent 6 years in the US Army on active duty flying helicopters and holds a FDA commercial instrument helicopter rating.

JoAnn Kuhne , , , Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Clinical Operations

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JoAnn Kuhne joined Sientra in 2006. Ms. Kuhne has more than twenty years of global regulatory and clinical experience. Prior to joining Sientra, Ms. Kuhne served as Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs at Inamed Corporation (now Allergan Medical) where she was instrumental in the company’s efforts to obtain PMA approval for the company’s silicone gel breast implants. Before Inamed, Ms. Kuhne was Director of Regulatory & Clinical Affairs at Medtronic PS Medical, leading the company’s global regulatory and clinical efforts for its neurosurgical implants. Preceding her career at Medtronic PS Medical and Inamed, Ms. Kuhne spent several years in the orthopedic implant industry as Manager of Regulatory Affairs for Smith and Nephew Orthopedics and Intermedics Orthopedics. Ms. Kuhne received her BSN from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan and an MSN from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and is board certified in Regulatory Affairs. Ms. Kuhne is an active volunteer at the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Center and is a sponsor for Threshold Ministries and Impact 2818.

Paul Little , , , Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer

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Paul Little joined Sientra in 2018. He brings with him over 30 years of financial and operational management experience with public companies in the aesthetic space. Mr. Little most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Syneron Candela, a leading global non-surgical aesthetic device company with a wide portfolio of medical aesthetic products. Prior to Syneron Candela, Mr. Little held several roles at Allergan including Vice President, Finance & Commercial Operations and Vice President, Assistant Corporate Controller. Mr. Little also currently serves on the Business Advisory Council at Plasticos Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides resources for low and middle-income families worldwide. Mr. Little received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics with Honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Valerie Miller , , , Vice President, Corporate Controller

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Valerie Miller joined Sientra in 2017. She has over 20 years of financial management experience in both public and private healthcare and technology companies. Ms. Miller has held a variety of financial executive level positions.  Most recently, she held the senior financial positions at The Trade Desk, Inc, which went public in 2016 and at (which was acquired by LinkedIn in 2015).  Prior to that, Ms. Miller spent five years as VP Controller at Mentor Corporation (now Johnson & Johnson).  She was also VP Corporate Controller at QAD, Inc,, a public software company.  Earlier in her career, Ms Miller was in financial management at Allergan, Inc.  Ms Miller is a CPA and received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kim Porter , , , Vice President, Information Technology

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Kim Porter joined Sientra in 2018. She brings with her over 20 years of Information Technology experience with large government and public companies. Ms. Porter most recently served as Deputy Chief Information Officer at the County of Ventura, an award winning digital government agency. Prior to the county, Ms. Porter served as a technical leader at Amgen, where she held various roles in the global information technology organization. Ms. Porter received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Excelsior College while serving in the United States Army.

Matthew Speitel , , , Vice President, Finance

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Matthew Speitel joined Sientra in 2014. He brings with him more than 15 years of financial and operational management experience with both public and private companies. Previously, Mr. Speitel served as Vice President of Finance at Guitar Center, Inc., a multi-channel retail company focused on providing musical instruments and services. Mr. Speitel was at Guitar Center for approximately five years and was responsible for the finance and accounting functions, development of the consolidated budget and forecast, and driving operational efficiencies to support top-line and operating margin growth. Prior to Guitar Center, Mr. Speitel held roles of increasing responsibility at KPMG LLP, serving most recently as Audit Manager. His public accounting experience focused primarily on managing mid to large cap engagements (including SEC registrants) in the consumer products, technology and manufacturing industries. Mr. Speitel is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the California Lutheran University.


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