Since 1985, Mr. Sutter has been the Co-Founder and a Managing Director of EW Healthcare Partners, previously known as Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, a healthcare-focused growth equity firm. Mr. Sutter has been directly involved with more than 30 of EW Healthcare Partners’ portfolio company investments. Educated in chemical engineering and finance, Mr. Sutter has more than 35 years of management experience in operations, marketing, finance and venture capital. Mr. Sutter holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston. He currently serves on the Boards of Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD), Bioventus LLC and Prolacta Bioscience. He previously served on the boards of directors of the following EW Healthcare Partners’ portfolio investments: ATS Medical (later acquired by Medtronic, Inc.); BioForm Medical (later acquired by Merz GmbH & Co KGaA); LifeCell (later acquired by Kinetic Concepts); St. Francis Medical (later acquired by Kyphon, Inc./Medtronic, Inc.); Confluent Surgical (later acquired by Tyco International/Covidien); and Rinat Neurosciences (later acquired by Pfizer, Inc.). We believe that Mr. Sutter’s in-depth knowledge of the medical device industry, his skills as an investor in developing medical device companies, his extensive board experience and his position as a representative of a large stockholder in our Company qualify him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.