Avedro announced that Donald J. Zurbay has been elected to its board of directors. A veteran finance executive with more than 27 years in financial operations and accounting, Mr. Zurbay is the former vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of St. Jude Medical, a Fortune 500 multi-national medical device company. During his tenure at St. Jude Medical, Mr. Zurbay helped guide the company through significant growth and expansion, including 19 acquisitions, and ultimately, the recent transaction to sell St. Jude Medical to Abbott for $25 billion.
“Don is an accomplished business leader with a proven track record of developing strategy and driving execution for business growth. He will be a superb advisor to Avedro and we are pleased to welcome him to the Board,” Reza Zadno, PhD, chief executive officer of Avedro, said in a company news release. “Don’s guidance will be indispensable as we continue to expand our ability to deliver innovative products that dramatically improve the lives of patients with keratoconus and develop new and innovative cross-linking applications that help reduce the need for eyeglasses and contact lenses.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining Avedro’s board of directors and look forward to contributing to the business as they continue to execute their plans in expanding both in the US and internationally,” said Mr. Zurbay.