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Committee Composition

  Executive Audit Nominating and Corporate Governance Compensation
Gerd U. Auffarth, M.D., PH.D., F.E.B.O.
Gerd U. Auffarth, M.D., PH.D., F.E.B.O.
Board of Directors Member
 
Todd Cooper
Todd Cooper
President and Chief Executive Officer XX

Todd Cooper has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Presbia PLC and as a director of Presbia PLC since January 2015. From July 2011 to November 2014, Mr. Cooper served as the Chief Executive Officer of NVISION, which operates a network of ophthalmological surgical centers. From October 2008 to June 2010, Mr. Cooper served as the Vice President of Marketing and the General Manager of Henry Schein Medical, a division of Henry Schein, Inc., a global provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners. Prior to that, Mr. Cooper served as: the Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing of Discus, a global manufacturer of dental products (2003 to 2008); a Senior Vice President of IMG Holdings, a boutique management consulting firm (1997-2003); the Director of Marketing at The Franklin Mint, a consumer products company (1995 to 1997); and the Senior Marketing Manager at Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, a retailer which sells a wide range of automotive, sports, leisure, and home products (1993 to 1995).

Mr. Cooper received a B.A. from the University of Alberta in 1994.

     
Robert J. Cresci
Robert J. Cresci
Board of Directors Member

Mr. Cresci has served as a director of Presbia PLC since March 2015. He has been a managing director of Pecks Management Partners Ltd., an investment management firm, since 1990. He currently serves on the boards of j2 Global, Inc., Luminex Corporation, OFS Capital Corporation, CIM Commercial Trust Corporation, and several private companies. Mr. Cresci previously served on the board of Continucare Corporation until 2011 and the board of Sepracor, Inc. until 2009. By virtue of his time with Pecks Management Partners and the other business entities mentioned, Mr. Cresci brings to our board of directors his broad expertise and experience in accounting issues, and public company matters.

Mr. Cresci holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a M.B.A. in Finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

 
Gerald Farrell      
Richard Ressler
Richard Ressler
Board of Directors Member

Richard S. Ressler has served as an officer and a director of Presbia Holdings since May 2007 and will serve as a director of Presbia PLC. Mr. Ressler serves on the board of Presbia Holdings pursuant to a services agreement between our company and Orchard Capital Corporation (“Orchard Capital”). Mr. Ressler is the founder, owner and President of Orchard Capital, a firm that provides consulting and advisory services to companies (including Presbia) in which Orchard Capital or its affiliates invest. He has been President of Orchard Capital since 1994. Mr. Ressler has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of j2 Global, Inc. (“j2 Global”), a publicly-traded provider of services through the internet, since 1997, and served as j2 Global’s Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2000, serving in each of these capacities pursuant to a consulting agreement between j2 Global and Orchard Capital. Through an agreement with Orchard Capital, Mr. Ressler serves in various senior capacities with, among other companies, CIM Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “CIM Group”), a real estate investment and management company formed by Mr. Ressler, and Orchard First Source Asset Management (together with its affiliates, “OFSAM”), an investment adviser focusing on middle market debt investments. Both OFSAM and its wholly owned subsidiary, OFS Capital Management, LLC, are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as registered investment advisers. Mr. Ressler also serves as a board member for various private companies in which Orchard Capital or its affiliates invest. Mr. Ressler holds a B.A. from Brown University and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Columbia University.

Mr. Ressler has been chosen to serve on our Board as a result of his extensive experience with, and knowledge of, business management and finance.

   
Ralph "Randy" Thurman
Ralph "Randy" Thurman
Board of Directors Executive Chairman

Ralph “Randy” Thurman has served as a director of Presbia Holdings since October 2013 and has served as its Executive Chairman since January 2014 and will serve as the Executive Chairman of Presbia PLC. Mr. Thurman has served as a consulting advisor in private equity since 2008. Mr. Thurman served as an Operating Executive at AEA Investments LP (“AEA Investments”), a private equity firm, from October 2012 through November 2013, and during that period, was the Executive Chairman of Cogent HMG, a portfolio company of AEA Investments engaged in healthcare technology. Before joining AEA Investments, Mr. Thurman was a Senior Advisor at New Mountain Capital, LLC, a private and public equity investment firm since May 2008. From July 2008 to October 2011, Mr. Thurman served as a director of CardioNet, Inc., a publicly-traded global medical technology company focused on diagnosing and monitoring cardiac arrhythmias, where he also served as Executive Chairman from July 2008 to January 2009, as President and Chief Executive Officer from February 2009 to June 2010, and as Chairman from June 2009 until his resignation from the board of directors in October 2011. From 2001 to 2007, he was a Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VIASYS Healthcare Inc., a privately-held healthcare technology company. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Thurman served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Reserves LLC, a privately-held company providing funding and strategic direction to healthcare technology companies. Prior to that, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Corning Life Sciences, Inc., a manufacturer of laboratory products for life sciences research (1993 to 1997), and held various positions at Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a global pharmaceutical company (1984 to 1993). Mr. Thurman currently serves on the board of directors of each of the following publicly-traded companies: Arno Therapeutics, Inc. and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. From November 2013 to February 2014, Mr. Thurman served as a director of Orthofix International N.V. Mr. Thurman received a B.S. in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and an M.A. in management from Webster University.

Mr. Thurman was chosen to serve on our Board due to his experience and expertise as an investor in medical device and healthcare companies.

 
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