|Ray Larkin, Jr.|
Non-Executive Director, Chairman
Mr. Larkin has been a director of HeartWare since October 2008. He is chairman of Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN) and Novasys Medical, Inc. Align Technology is engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of novel orthodontic products. Novasys Medical is a privately held company focused on the development of innovative therapies in women’s health.
He is also a director of Neuropace, a privately held company developing implantable devices for treating neurological disorders, and TherOx, a company focused on treating oxygen-deprived tissue in heart-attack victims. He is also a Venture Partner at Cutlass Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm, and an Executive Committee Member at Synecor, an incubator of innovative early stage medical technologies. Mr. Larkin spent some 15 years with critical care device company, Nellcor, which he joined in 1983 as Vice President Sales and Marketing. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Nellcor in 1989.
Larkin subsequently served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eunoe, Inc., a company focused on neurological disorders, until it was acquired by Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation in 2005. Mr. Larkin is a graduate of LaSalle University and a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps.