William Kozy

William Kozy

Chair of the Board
Director since 2018

William Kozy is Chair of the Board of Directors of LivaNova. He retired from Becton, Dickinson and Company, a global medical technology company, in 2016 where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2011 to 2016. At Becton Dickinson, he also served as a member of the corporate Leadership Team and in various executive roles since 1988, including head of BD Medical (2009 to 2011), President of the BD Biosciences segment (2006 to 2009), President of BD Diagnostics (2002 to 2006) and Senior Vice President of Company Operations (1998 to 2002). Mr. Kozy holds a B.A. from Kenyon College.

Committees:

  • None as Chair of the Board

Other Public Company Directorships:

  • Cooper Companies, Inc.

Director Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mr. Kozy has a career spanning more than 40 years with global medical device companies. Prior to serving as COO for Becton Dickinson, Mr. Kozy’s key business worldwide leadership roles included responsibility for the Biosciences, Diagnostic and Medical segments of Becton Dickinson. During his time at Becton Dickinson, he was responsible for all world-wide businesses of the company with leadership emphasis on profitable revenue growth and talent development. He also brings a depth of corporate leadership experience in the areas of innovation systems, operations, manufacturing and ERP implementation as well as his broad and relevant experience in global strategy, mergers and acquisitions, technology and product development.
Damien McDonald

Damien McDonald

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Director since 2017

Damien McDonald has served as the CEO and an executive director of the Company since January 2017 and served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer from October through December 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McDonald was with Danaher Corporation, a global manufacturer of medical, industrial and commercial products, where he was Group President, Professional Consumables (2013 to 2016). From 2011 to 2013, Mr. McDonald served as Group President of Kerr Corporation, a subsidiary of Danaher, where he was responsible for a dental consumable business with operations in the US, Mexico, Switzerland, Italy and the Czech Republic. In 2010, Mr. McDonald undertook special projects for Danaher. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. McDonald was president, Zimmer Spine at Zimmer Holdings, where he was responsible for divisions in the US and France. From 1999 to 2007, Mr. McDonald had various roles with Johnson and Johnson. Mr. McDonald holds bachelor’s degrees in pharmacy and economics from the University of Queensland in Australia, a master’s degree in international economics from the University of Wales, and an M.B.A. from the Institute for Management Development in Lausanne.

Other Public Company Directorships:

  • None

Director Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mr. McDonald has extensive management experience in the medical device and life sciences industries and serves as the CEO of the Company.
Francesco Bianchi

Francesco Bianchi

Director since 2015

Francesco Bianchi has served as the Chairman of Seven Capital Partners S.r.l., a financial consulting firm, since June 2018. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Seven Capital Partners and has been with the firm since 2013. Mr. Bianchi has 30 years of mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory experience working for well-recognized international financial institutions including JPMorgan Chase (Paris), Morgan Grenfell (London), Citi (Milan) and Bankers Trust (Milan), where he served in various roles including general manager and head of the mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance division. He also headed the strategic planning division of Banca-Intesa S.p.A. in Italy and abroad. Mr. Bianchi earned a degree in economic sciences with honors from the University of Florence and is a chartered accountant.

Committees:

  • Audit & Compliance; Compensation

Other Public Company Directorships:

  • None

Former Public Company Directorships During the Past Five Years:

  • Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Director Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mr. Bianchi is an audit committee financial expert and has an extensive professional background working in strategy and mergers and acquisitions.
Stacy Enxing Seng

Stacy Enxing Seng

Director since 2019

Stacy Enxing Seng has served as a Venture Partner with Lightstone Ventures, a venture capital group focused on medical technology and biotechnology-related investments, since 2016. Prior to joining Lightstone Ventures, Ms. Enxing Seng was with Covidien, a global health care products company, as its President, Vascular Therapies (2011 to 2014) and President of Peripheral Vascular (2010 to 2011). Ms. Enxing Seng joined Covidien in 2010 through the $2.6B acquisition of ev3 Incorporated, where she was a founding member and executive officer responsible for leading its Peripheral Vascular division (2001 to 2010). Prior to ev3, Ms. Enxing Seng held positions of increasing responsibility with Boston Scientific, SCIMED, Baxter and American Hospital Supply. She holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Committees:

  • Compensation (Chair)

Other Public Company Directorships:

  • Sonova Holding AG

Director Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ms. Enxing Seng has broad experience as a former senior executive responsible for a world-wide business unit of a major medical device company. In addition, she has significant experience as a co-founder of a successful medical device start-up. Her operational experience at both large and small medical device companies, combined with her first-hand experience gained from building ev3 from the ground up, provide the Board with valuable insights into strategy, marketing, sales, innovation, mergers and acquisitions and a variety of other medical device-related areas.
Daniel Moore

Daniel Moore

Director since 2015

Daniel Moore has primarily worked as a private investor over the past several years. Mr. Moore served as President and CEO and a member of the board of Cyberonics, Inc., a medical device company with core expertise in neuromodulation, from 2007 to 2015, at which point, Cyberonics merged with Sorin S.p.A. to form the Company. Mr. Moore joined Cyberonics after 18 years with Boston Scientific where he was President of InterContinental as well as having roles in general management, sales and marketing earlier in his career. Mr. Moore has a B.A. from Harvard College and an Executive M.B.A. from Boston University.

Committees:

  • Nominating & Corporate Governance

Other Public Company Directorships:

  • ViewRay, Inc.

Director Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mr. Moore has extensive experience working with cutting edge medical device companies, including leadership of Cyberonics. He has significant experience in domestic and international general management and sales and marketing. Mr. Moore has served on the boards of several medical device companies, the Epilepsy Foundation of America and other non-profits focused on epilepsy, the Medical Device Manufacturers Association and the Advisory Board of Purdue University’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.
Sharon O'Kane

Sharon O'Kane

Director since 2015

Sharon O’Kane, Ph.D., currently serves as a non-executive director of the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) Board in Ireland and has a Visiting Professorship at Ulster University where she advises the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences. She has served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at University College Dublin since 2015. She was also an expert advisor to the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst Facility at GlaxoSmithKline, a global healthcare company (2012 to 2019) and a Commercial Mentor to Queen’s University, Belfast (2016 to 2019). Previously, Dr. O’Kane served as Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Manchester Intellectual Property Company UMIP (2009 to 2014). Dr O’Kane co-founded and, from 1998 to 2010, was the Chief Scientific Officer, and a Director of Renovo Group Plc, a UK biotech company. Dr. O’Kane earned a B.Sc (Honours) First Class in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ulster from which she also earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. She also earned a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.

Committees:

  • Nominating & Corporate Governance (Chair)

Other Public Company Directorships:

  • None

Director Skills and Qualifications:

  • Dr. O’Kane has extensive experience in healthcare, in the academic and government realms and in research and development (R&D). She has served on the board of directors of several biotech and healthcare companies and organizations and has held numerous positions advising healthcare and biotech companies, governmental bodies and universities. Dr. O’Kane was also a co-founder, Chief Science Officer and executive director of Renovo Group Plc and was responsible for growing the university spin-out to a public company, and a non-executive director of Iomet Pharma Ltd. Dr. O’Kane has had corporate director governance training at the Institute of Directors and Harvard Business School.
Andrea L. Saia

Andrea L. Saia

Director since 2016

Andrea Saia served as the Global Head of Vision Care in the Alcon Division of Novartis AG, a global healthcare company, from 2011 until her retirement in 2012. Prior to this role, she served as President and CEO of CibaVision Corporation, a subsidiary of Novartis, from 2008 to 2011. From 2005 to 2007, Ms. Saia relocated to Switzerland and served as President of Europe, Middle East and Africa operations, CibaVision’s largest regional business unit. She joined CibaVision in 2002 as Global Head of Marketing and was promoted to President of the Global Lens Business in 2003. Prior to joining Novartis, Ms. Saia was the Chief Marketing Officer for GCG Partners and also held senior management and marketing positions with global consumer products companies such as Procter & Gamble Co., Unilever and Revlon, Inc. Ms. Saia earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University and her M.B.A. from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Committees:

  • Audit & Compliance; Nominating & Corporate Governance

Other Public Company Directorships:

  • Align Technology, Inc.; Outset Medical, Inc.

Director Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ms. Saia is an accomplished global business executive with nearly 40 years’ of experience in the medical device and consumer products industries including multinational companies such as Novartis, Unilever, Revlon and Procter & Gamble, and continuing involvement in business matters as a member of the Miami University Farmer School of Business Advisory Board. She has extensive global business experience, a broad understanding of healthcare, medical device and consumer products industries, strong management skills and significant operations experience.
Todd C. Schermerhorn

Todd C. Schermerhorn

Director since 2020

Mr. Schermerhorn served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of C.R. Bard, Inc., a multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical technologies, from 2003 until his retirement in 2012. Prior to that, he had been Vice President and Treasurer of C.R. Bard (1998-2003). From 1985 to 1998, Mr. Schermerhorn held various other management positions with C.R. Bard. Mr. Schermerhorn holds a BS from the University of Lowell and an MBA from Babson College.

Committees

  • Audit & Compliance (Chair)

Other Public Company Directorships:

  • The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Former Public Company Directorships During the Past Five Years:

  • The Spectranetics Corporation

Director Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mr. Schermerhorn served as the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded company and has significant experience and expertise in management, accounting and business operations. Mr. Schermerhorn is also an audit committee financial expert.
Brooke Story

Brooke Story

Director since 2022

Brooke Story currently serves as Worldwide President, Integrated Diagnostic Solutions at BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a position she assumed in April 2021. Prior to that, she spent 15 years at Medtronic, where she held a variety of roles in finance, sales and business unit leadership, culminating in her tenure as President, Pelvic Health and Gastric Therapies. Ms. Story began her career in sales at Johnson & Johnson and as a consultant for Accenture. Story holds a BS in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Committees:

  • Nominating & Corporate Governance

Former Public Company Directorships During the Past Five Years:

  • Sigilon Therapeutics

Director Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ms. Story has more than 20 years of experience in the global medical technology industry. Throughout her career, she has excelled in helping large medical device corporations inspire teams, mentor and development talent, and deliver economic value.
Peter Wilver

Peter Wilver

Director since 2022

Retired from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a provider of laboratory products and services, where Mr. Wilver served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from August 2015 to March 2017, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2006 through July 2015. He served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Thermo Electron from 2004 to 2006 and as Thermo Electron’s Vice President, Financial Operations from 2000 to 2004. Before joining Thermo Electron, Mr. Wilver held financial leadership roles at Honeywell International, Grimes Aerospace Company and General Electric Company. Mr. Wilver holds a BS in Business Administration in Accounting from The Ohio State University.

Committees:

  • Audit & Compliance; Compensation

Other Public Company Directorships During the Past Five Years:

  • Baxter International Inc. (current), Evoqua Water Technologies Corporation (current), Shoals Technology Group (current), CIRCOR International, Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corporation

Director Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mr. Wilver served as the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded company and has significant experience and expertise in strategic planning and business development as well as in leading the financial, accounting and investor functions of large, multinational manufacturing companies.