Reza Zadno, PhD
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dr. Zadno has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since February 2020. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Avedro, Inc., a healthcare company, from September 2016 to November 2020, where he also served as a member of the board of directors from September 2016 to November 2020. Dr. Zadno also previously served as Innovation Advisor and Venture Partner at InterWest Partners, a venture capital firm, from January 2012 to January 2018. Dr. Zadno has also served on the boards of directors of Invuity, Inc. from January 2013 to June 2017, where he was a member of the audit committee, and Carbylan Therapeutics, Inc. from June 2013 to November 2016, where he was a member of the audit committee. Dr. Zadno received both a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Mechanical Properties of Materials (Metallurgy) from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris.
EXECUTIVE VP, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Waters has served as PROCEPT BioRobotics SVP, Chief Financial Officer since October 2018. Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics Mr. Waters served as Chief Financial Officer at Accuray Inc., a radiation oncology company, from September 2015 to October 2018. In addition to his experience at Accuray, Inc., Mr. Waters held financial leadership positions at three publicly traded medical device companies, including Conceptus, Laserscope and VISX. These companies were all sold to strategic acquirers, generating approximately $3 billion in shareholder value. Mr. Waters began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. and received a B.S. in Business Administration, with a double concentration in Accounting and Finance from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
EXECUTIVE VP, CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Shiblaq has served as PROCEPT BioRobotics SVP, Global Commercialization since March 2019. Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics, Mr. Shiblaq served as Vice President of Commercial Operations at Invuity, Inc., the leader in advanced photonics and single-use, lighted instruments, until its acquisition by Stryker from January 2017 to January 2019. Prior to Invuity, Mr. Shiblaq served as Vice President of Sales at Analogic Corporation from June 2016 to January 2017. Mr. Shiblaq also held sales and commercial leadership positions at Intuitive Surgical, where he was responsible for driving the growth of emerging procedures in General, Thoracic and Gynecologic Surgery. Prior to Intuitive Surgical, Mr. Shiblaq held various Commercial leadership positions at Conceptus Inc., until its acquisition by Bayer AG. Mr. Shiblaq received a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio State University.
EXECUTIVE VP, CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER
Ms. Nouri has served as PROCEPT BioRobotics SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary since July 2018. Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics, Ms. Nouri served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at Accuray Inc., a radiation oncology company, from February 2014 to July 2018. In her more than 15-year legal career in private practice law firms and with corporations as in-house counsel, Ms. Nouri has advised on corporate, transactional, and regulatory compliance matters including corporate governance, strategic transactions, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property portfolio management, public disclosure issues, and SEC reporting and compliance. Ms. Nouri received a J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and also completed the requirements for a finance specialization from the University of British Columbia.
SENIOR VP, REGULATORY AFFAIRS & QUALITY ASSURANCE
Mr. Chandran brings 20 years of combined experience in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, test engineering, and program management. He has a passion for bringing new and disruptive technologies to market by building compliant yet flexible RAQA infrastructure based on product and business for both US and Int’l markets. Mr. Chandran has held quality and regulatory leadership positions at numerous medical device companies, including Stryker Endoscopy, Siemens Ultrasound, Arthrocare Corporation (Smith & Nephew), InSound Medical (Phonak), myoscience & R2 Dermatology. He has a BE in Electronics and Communications Engineering from India and has an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin and is also a Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM).
SENIOR VP, HEALTHCARE ECONOMICS AND REIMBURSEMENT
Mr. Salkeld has 20 years medical device industry experience in Sales and Sales Management, Strategy and Product Marketing, Clinical Market Development, and Finance. Prior to PROCEPT, Mr. Salkeld spent 7 years at Acclarent, acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2010 where he was a member of the executive team with responsibilities including US Sales, WW Marketing, & Professional Education. Previous roles included extensive experience in the cardiovascular area with executive Sales & Marketing positions at Cierra, Inc. and Vascular Architects, as well as a variety of roles at Guidant, which was acquired by Abbott Vascular. Prior to Guidant, Mr. Salkeld was a Manager at Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Salkeld holds a BS in Commerce and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
SENIOR VP, OPERATIONS
Mr. Sancheti has been in operations leadership positions for over 15 years and has over 30 years of manufacturing, supply chain, engineering and operations experience in medical devices including vascular implants, catheters, RF ablation, respiratory assist devices and Robotic Assisted Surgery. Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics, he served as VP, Manufacturing Operations at Intuitive Surgical, among other leadership positions he held there. Previously, Mr. Sancheti held VP Operations roles at Altura Medical, Ceterix Orthopedics, Breathe Technologies and VNUS Medical Technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India, and a Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
SENIOR VP, CLINICAL & MED AFFAIRS
Mr. Templin has over 15 years of experience in clinical research, engineering, and market development, primarily within the medical device industry. Most recently, he served as the VP of Clinical Research, Engineering, and Therapy Development for CardioKinetix. Prior to CardioKinetix, Mr. Templin was the Global Clinical Program Director for Abbott Vascular. He also led the landmark vulnerable plaque natural history study, PROSPECT. Prior to that role, Mr. Templin held engineering roles with GE Aircraft Engines and Guidant, and then clinical positions with Guidant (that was later acquired by Abbott). Mr. Templin holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Economics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA from Duke.
SENIOR VP, CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
Ms. Vittal has 20 years of experience in People, Culture and Engagement with a career spanning medical device, fin-tech and high-tech industries. Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics, she was VP, HR at Varian Medical Systems, a world leader in radiotherapy and cancer care, and previously held HR leadership roles at PayPal and CA Technologies. She has experience in building business-driven people programs and high-performing cultures in rapid change environments and has led initiatives in HR business partnership, talent management, organization development and total rewards. Ms. Vittal has a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Economics from Delhi University, India and a Master of Business Administration from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India.
SENIOR VP, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Yorkey has served as PROCEPT BioRobotics SVP, R&D since April 2022. Prior to joining PROCEPT BioRobotics, Dr. Yorkey was VP of R&D at Varian Medical, A Siemens Healthineers Company. During his time at Varian, from December 2013 to April 2022, Dr. Yorkey led the engineering teams responsible for radiation therapy machines. Prior to that Dr. Yorkey has held R&D leadership positions at various medical device companies with products and technologies in cosmetic dermatology, chronic wound care, flexible endoscopy, ventilation, and pulse oximetry. He started his career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory after completing his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he also holds a B.S in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.