Jeffery S. Thompson
Mr. Thompson joined Anika's Board of Directors in January 2011. He is a Partner with HealthEdge Investment Partners, LLC ("HealthEdge"), a Tampa, Florida based private equity firm that provides strategic capital exclusively in the healthcare industry. Mr. Thompson currently serves as President, CEO, and Chairman of Enaltus, LLC, a Suwanee, Georgia based HealthEdge portfolio company specializing in unique skincare solutions, and as a Director of Infinity HomeCare, LLC, the LifeSync Corporation, and Advanced-Bio-Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair Pharma, PLC, a publicly traded UK based skincare company. Prior to joining HealthEdge, he served as a Director and the Chief Operating Officer for Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. ("Stiefel"), the world's largest independent pharmaceutical company specializing in dermatology. Prior to his COO role, he was Stiefel's Senior Vice President U.S. Business Services and President of Glades Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, Mr. Thompson held sales and business management positions at Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals and SmithKline Beecham. Mr. Thompson is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Thompson's qualifications for membership on the Company's Board include his prior experience in running a pharmaceutical company and his knowledge of the medical device industry, both of which provide our Board of Directors with product and business development perspectives and insights.