Sight Sciences announced the appointment of Erica Rogers to the company’s board of directors.
Ms. Rogers, President and CEO of Silk Road Medical, is an experienced leader and entrepreneur in the medical device industry. She most recently led Silk Road Medical through FDA approval of its groundbreaking TCAR devices for the treatment of carotid artery disease, commercial scale-up and initial public offering. Prior to her role at Silk Road Medical, Ms. Rogers was the Chief Operating Officer of Medicines360, a non-profit pharmaceutical company developing drugs and devices for women. She was previously the founder and CEO of Allux Medical, as well as the co-founder of Visiogen, an ophthalmic medical device company acquired by Abbott Medical Optics in 2009. In addition, Ms. Rogers is an advisor to Alydia Health, a company developing solutions for postpartum hemorrhage, and to Venture Investors, one of the leading healthcare venture capital firms based in the mid-western United States. Ms. Rogers holds five issued and 15 pending U.S. patents in medical devices and nanotechnology.
“We are thrilled to welcome Erica to our board of directors. Her expertise developing state-of-the-art medical technologies and building companies for durable success will be invaluable to Sight Sciences. As we continue to expand and develop our pipeline of ophthalmic innovations, we will benefit from Erica’s deep experience leading organizations that are disrupting current standard of care and driving rapid revenue growth,” Paul Badawi, founder and CEO of Sight Sciences, said in a company news release. “We could not have found a more relevant and qualified person to join our board, and we look forward to Erica’s leadership and contribution.”
“Sight Sciences is an emerging leader in ophthalmology uniquely positioned at the forefront of two high growth markets,” said Ms. Rogers. “I look forward to working with Paul and my fellow board members in building a world class organization, accelerating the adoption of the OMNI Surgical System and TearCare System and supporting the development of other new, innovative technologies.”
Ms. Rogers joins Sight Sciences’ Board of Directors with co-founder and CEO Paul Badawi, co-founder Dr. David Badawi, Staffan Encrantz of Allegro Investment Fund, Mack Hicks of Hicks Holdings, Carter Meyer of Scientific Health Development, and Valeska Schroeder of KCK Medical Technologies Group.