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Corporate Governance - Committee Composition

 
Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
Committee MemberAudit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeNominating and Governance CommitteeQuality and Technology CommitteeBusiness Strategy Committee
Timothy Barberich 
Timothy Barberich
Non-Executive Director


Mr. Barberich has been a director of HeartWare since April 2008. He is the Founder and former President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Sepracor Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company based in Marlborough, Massachusetts which was acquired by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. in 2009.

He founded Sepracor in 1984 and was President and Chief Executive Officer through 1999 when he also became chairman. He serves on the boards of BioSphere Medical, Gemin X Biotechnologies an... 

  Chairperson Committee Member   Committee Member
Chadwick Cornell 
Chadwick Cornell
Non-Executive Director


Mr. Cornell is a Partner and Managing Director at Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison, Inc. (GHJ&M), a middle-market private equity firm, which he joined in 2013. Prior to joining GHJ&M, Mr. Cornell worked at Medtronic, Inc. from 2003 to 2013. At Medtronic, Mr. Cornell supported the transaction activity of various Medtronic businesses and initiatives, and he led the corporate development group during his last five years at the company. As Vice President of Corporate Development, he was respons... 

     Committee Member
Cynthia Feldmann Financial Expert
Cynthia Feldmann
Non-Executive Director


Ms. Feldmann has been a director for HeartWare since March 2012. Ms. Feldmann is a retired certified public accountant with 27 years of experience in two large global accounting firms, and currently serves on several public company and not-for-profit boards.

Previously, Ms. Feldmann served as the Life Sciences Business Development Officer for the Boston law firm of Palmer & Dodge, LLP. From 1994 to 2002, Ms. Feldmann was a partner with KPMG LLP, primarily serving as Partner-in-Charge of... 

Chairperson Committee Member   Committee Member  
Douglas  Godshall 
Douglas  Godshall
Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Godshall has been the Chief Executive Officer of HeartWare since September 2006. He became a director of HeartWare in October 2006.

Prior to joining HeartWare, Mr. Godshall served in various executive and managerial positions at Boston Scientific Corporation, where he had been employed since 1990, including as a member of Boston Scientific’s Operating Committee, and since January 2005 as President, Vascular Surgery. Prior to that, Mr. Godshall spent five years as Vice President, Bus... 

     Committee Member
Ray Larkin, Jr. 
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, an... 

   Chairperson   Chairperson
Stephen Oesterle, MD 
Stephen Oesterle, MD
Non-Executive Director


Dr. Oesterle has been a director of HeartWare since January 2016. He is a Venture Partner at the global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (“NEA”), where he focuses on NEA’s medical device investing practice, and he acts as a strategic advisor to investment firms EQT and Temasek Holdings. Prior to joining NEA in 2015, Dr. Oesterle served as Medtronic, Inc.’s Senior Vice President for Medicine and Technology and as a member of the Executive Committee where he provided exe... 

    Chairperson Committee Member
Robert Stockman Financial Expert
Robert Stockman
Non-Executive Director


Mr. Stockman has been a director of HeartWare since December 2006. Mr. Stockman became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Group Outcome LLC in 1999. Group Outcome is a U.S.-based merchant banking firm which deploys its capital and that of its financial partners in private equity and venture capital investments in medical technology companies.

He is also the co-founder and Chairman of REVA Medical, Inc., an interventional coronary medical device company. Prior to establishing G... 

Committee Member    Committee Member  
Robert Thomas 
Robert Thomas
Non-Executive Director


Mr. Thomas has been a director and non-executive chairman of HeartWare since November 2004. He is currently a director of a number of Australian public companies, including Virgin Blue Holdings Limited and Tower Australia Limited.

Between October 2004 and September 2008, Mr. Thomas was a consultant to Citigroup Corporate and Investment Bank and was Chairman of Global Corporate and Investment Bank, Australia and New Zealand, of Citigroup Global Markets Australia Pty Limited between March... 

Committee Member Committee Member Committee Member   
Denis Wade, MD 
Denis Wade, MD
Non-Executive Director


Dr. Wade has been a director of HeartWare since December 2004. From 1998 until his retirement in 2003, Dr. Wade was Chairman and Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Research Pty Ltd, a research arm of Johnson & Johnson. Prior to that position, he was the Foundation Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Dr. Wade has served on a number of industry and government bodies in Australia. He is a former President of the Australian Society of Cl... 

  Committee Member   Committee Member