Mr. Newton was appointed interim Chief Executive Officer effective September 6, 2022. Mr. Newton joined MIMEDX’s Board in 2019, and has since served as Chair of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Ethics and Compliance Committee. Mr. Newton previously served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. (Nasdaq: APEN), a medical device company, from July 2014 until March 2021. Earlier in his career, Mr. Newton served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at ArthroCare Corporation (formerly Nasdaq: ARTC), a medical device company, from 2009 to June 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Newton served in a number of executive officer roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director, at Synenco Energy, Inc., a Canadian oil sands company, from 2004 until 2008. Mr. Newton was a Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, a professional services network and accounting organization, from 1994 to 2004. Mr. Newton holds a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio.