Steven E. Wheeler
Mr. Wheeler joined the Board of Directors of Anika Therapeutics in 1993. Since 1997, he has been the President of Wheeler & Co., a private investment firm. He is also currently a director of HFF, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Wheeler also served as a director of Bariston Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm, and PingTone Communications, Inc., a privately held VOIP telephone services provider. Between 1993 and 1996, he was Managing Director and a director of Copley Real Estate Advisors and President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Copley Properties, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust. From 1991 to 1993, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Realty Investors, which manages an equity real estate portfolio. Earlier, he was an Executive Vice President of Bank of New England Corporation from 1990 to 1991. Mr. Wheeler received a B.S. in engineering from the University of Virginia, an M.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Harvard University Business School. Mr. Wheeler brings to the Board a broad understanding of business and finance matters, as well as over 20 years of experience as a member of the Board. He serves as a member of the Compensation Committee and as Chairperson of the Governance and Nominating Committee.