Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Paul Badawi is a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sight Sciences, Inc. He is a co-inventor of the OMNI® Surgical System, VISCO360® Viscosurgical System, TRAB®360 Trabeculotomy System, Helix™ Microstent, and TearCare®.
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Prior to launching Sight Sciences, Paul led the U.S. healthcare venture capital practice for 3i Group, a global private equity firm. At 3i, Paul managed a portfolio of 12 medical device investments and $120MM invested. He served as a lead investor and board member for Ulthera (acquired by Merz), Xthetix (acquired by J&J), NeoGuide (acquired by Intuitive Surgical), OmniGuide, and Sotera Wireless, and as an observer on the boards of Small Bone Innovations (acquired by Stryker), Zonare (acquired by Mindray), and Transmedics. Prior to entering the medical device world, Paul worked at the National Institutes of Health as a Research Fellow in the biochemical genetics laboratory of a Nobel Prize-winning scientist credited with cracking the genetic code. Paul received a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago, an MBA from UCLA, and is a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program.
David Badawi, MD
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Dr. David Badawi is a Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Sight Sciences, Inc. He is a co-inventor of the OMNI®Surgical System, VISCO360® Viscosurgical System, TRAB®360 Trabeculotomy System, Helix™ Microstent, and TearCare®.
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David leads the company’s application and development of technology towards the treatment of the underlying causes of ophthalmic disease. He also oversees the preclinical and clinical development of each of the company’s products. In addition to building Sight Sciences and helping to bring multiple innovative technologies to the operating room and the ophthalmology clinic, David runs a busy referral and surgical practice in the Chicago suburbs. David received a BS in Microbiology from the University of Maryland and an MD from Georgetown University. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA and a cornea fellowship at Emory University.
Chief Financial Officer
Jesse Selnick is Chief Financial Officer of Sight Sciences, Inc. He brings to Sight Sciences more than 20 years of experience leading strategic growth, financing, capital allocation and operational initiatives for growing technology companies.
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Most recently, Jesse served as Chief Financial Officer and on the Board of Directors of Electric Lightwave, an over $500 million revenue, private equity sponsored telecom infrastructure business, prior to its acquisition for $1.4B in 2017. At Electric Lightwave, Jesse led an approximately 100-person team responsible for corporate strategy, M&A, capital planning, treasury, accounting and tax, financial planning and analysis, business development, real estate and risk management. Earlier in his career, Jesse served as a Managing Director at The Blackstone Group for approximately 10 years in its mergers and acquisitions advisory practice. He holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Reay H. Brown, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Reay H. Brown, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Sight Sciences, Inc. In his role as CMO, Dr. Brown works closely with the Company's research and development team on making improvements to existing products and on new product innovation, as well as with Sight Sciences' clinical and commercial teams.
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Reay H. Brown, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation. He has been in practice in Atlanta since 1988. Dr. Brown has published more than 90 peer reviewed articles on glaucoma and cataract surgery. He has served as chairman of the ASCRS Glaucoma Committee and is currently the Glaucoma Editor of EyeWorld magazine. He recently received the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Brown is one of only a few ophthalmologists in Georgia to receive this prestigious award. He received the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award from John Hopkins University (Wilmer Eye Institute) and the 2014 Innovator Award form the American Glaucoma Society. He has given many named lectures all over the world including the Obstbaum Lecture at the 2011 ASCRS Glaucoma Day. He was selected to give the Charles D. Kelman Innovator Lecture in 2017. This international award honors Dr. Kelman, the inventor of phacoemulsification, a huge step forward in successful cataract surgery outcomes. This award has only been given to 33 innovators in eye surgery since its inception in 1985.
Dr. Brown and his wife, Dr. Mary G. Lynch, a Professor at Emory, have been awarded 25 patents for new devices and instruments to improve glaucoma and cataract surgery. Their patents on trabecular bypass are the fundamental patents for several innovative devices implanted into the outflow channel of the eye. Dr. Brown has been selected by his peers to be listed each year in Best Doctors in America and by a separate peer survey in Atlanta Magazine as one of the best ophthalmologist in Atlanta.
Dr. Brown earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College Cum laude and completed medical school at the University of Michigan. He trained in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University. He then completed a glaucoma fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and returned to Johns Hopkins as Chief Resident.
Dr. Brown was selected as the first Pamela Firman Professor of Ophthalmology at the Emory Eye Center. Mrs. Firman made the donation for the professorship in gratitude for Dr. Brown’s care of her eyes. He served as the Director of the Glaucoma Service at Emory for eleven years prior to entering private practice with Atlanta Ophthalmology Associates in 1999.
Drs. Brown and Lynch have two daughters, Veronica and Annie. Rounding out their household is, Lily, a loving English Mastiff. Dr. Brown is an avid runner, enjoys playing tennis and traveling with his family.
Chief Commercial Officer
Shawn O’Neil is an ophthalmic industry veteran who leads Sight Sciences’ commercial activities and product launches. Previously, Shawn spent more than 20 years at Alcon, a global leader in eye care, where he covered both Ophthalmology and Optometry.
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During his tenure at Alcon, he was responsible for developing commercial teams and strategies to launch novel and disruptive technologies including the Opti-Free RepleniSH Multi-Purpose Solution, EX-PRESS Glaucoma Filtration Device, LenSx Laser System, and CyPass Micro-Stent for glaucoma. Shawn earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Princeton University.
Vice President of Sales, Surgical Glaucoma
Jeff Francis is responsible for leading the sales force for Sight Sciences’ surgical devices. Jeff has nearly 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device and surgical arenas. Before joining Sight Sciences, Jeff was an associate regional sales director at Nestle Skin Health, a global leader in skin health and wellness.
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Prior, Jeff held positions of increasing responsibility in sales training, sales leadership, marketing and hospital/corporate accounts at Alcon Laboratories, where he began his career. Jeff brings to Sight Sciences a passion and commitment for building, developing and empowering high performing sales teams. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas.
Vice President of Sales, Dry Eye
Todd Love is responsible for leading the sales force for Sight Sciences’ dry eye portfolio. He has extensive experience in the optometric industry spanning nearly 20 years in a variety of sales, marketing, and professional development leadership roles in which he consistently increased company value, delivered business results and successfully launched major global brands.
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Todd joined Sight Sciences from Bausch + Lomb where he was Director, Professional Strategy and led the development of key opinion leaders, optometric institutions and professional programs. Prior, Todd held positions of increasing responsibility at Alcon Laboratories in sales, sales leadership, market development, global marketing and brand management where he led the company’s global contact lens care franchise. During his tenure at Alcon, he was awarded PM360’s Trailblazer Award for Industry Wide Marketing Innovation. Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston.
Ingrid Kane, MD
Vice president of Global Medical Affairs
Dr. Ingrid Kane is an ophthalmologist who, over the past twenty years, has demonstrated great success working with ophthalmic medical device companies in all stages of product development, clinical trial research, and commercialization. Before joining Sight Sciences, Ingrid spent a decade introducing an interventional surgical glaucoma procedure to surgeons in 25 countries around the world.
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As Vice President of Medical Affairs at iScience Interventional and later at Ellex, Ingrid provided hundreds of didactics, wet labs, and hands-on surgical evaluations around the world for ab externo canaloplasty – one of the most technically challenging procedures in ophthalmology. Through her deep knowledge of ophthalmic physiology and disease and her personal approach to clinical training, Ingrid has formed very strong relationships and gained the trust of ophthalmic surgeons around the globe. Ingrid is applying this same level of clinical excellence and personalized training as she introduces Sight Sciences products and procedures to surgeons worldwide.Ingrid began her career in the ophthalmic industry after moving to the United States and joining Oculex Pharmaceuticals (ultimately acquired by Allergan). At Oculex, Ingrid was instrumental in the development of a commercially successful ophthalmic drug delivery systems and is a patent holder on Ozurdex, an intravitreal implant for the treatment of macular edema, diabetic macular edema, and uveitis. Ingrid earned her medical degree at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic and completed her ophthalmology training at the First Eye Clinic at Charles University.
Vice President of Research & Development
Daniel O’Keeffe leads the research and development efforts behind the company’s portfolio of surgical and non-surgical products. He is a co-inventor of the OMNI®Surgical System, VISCO360® Viscosurgical System, TRAB®360 Trabeculotomy System, Helix™ Microstent, and TearCare®.
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Daniel has been instrumental in the successful growth and development of Sight Sciences since the company’s earliest days. Prior to joining Sight Sciences and entering the world of ophthalmology, Daniel amassed over ten years of successful research and development product development experience in cardiovascular catheters, vascular surgery delivery systems and surgical instruments. Daniel has designed and developed innovative products for industry leaders such as Boston Scientific and smaller start-ups such as Aptus Endosystems. Daniel received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations
John Ordway leads the manufacturing and operational efforts for Sight Sciences. John has over 25 years of experience in medical device manufacturing, supply chain, and operations management.
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Prior to joining Sight Sciences, John was the Vice President of Operations for Moximed, a venture-backed orthopedic medical device company. Previously, he held senior positions managing supply chain, supplier quality, incoming inspection, manufacturing, and global distribution for commercially successful venture-backed start-ups including Angioscore (acquired by Spectranetics), St. Francis Medical (acquired by Kyphon/Medtronic), and Surgical Dynamics (acquired by Stryker). John began his career in manufacturing and supply chain management at Guidant. Prior to entering the world of ophthalmology, John consistently helped develop and transition a variety of innovative medical devices in both orthopedics (knee implants, spinal fusion, discectomy, spinal stenosis) and cardiovascular (scoring balloon catheters, saphenous vein harvesting systems, and minimally invasive devices for general surgery) to full scale manufacturing. John holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BS in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Oregon.
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs
Anne-Marie Ripley oversees the company’s clinical research, clinical trials, regulatory submissions and product approvals, and marketing studies across the company’s portfolio of ophthalmic medical devices. From 2005 to 2016, Anne-Marie served as Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Second Sight Medical Products through its IPO in 2015 (“EYES”).
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At Second Sight, Anne-Marie successfully guided the world’s first implantable retinal prosthesis device to restore some vision in blind patients through FDA HDE approval, CE Mark, and commercialization in the United States, Europe, and Canada. From 2002 to 2005, Anne-Marie worked for the Alfred E. Mann Foundation, a non-profit organization that was conducting research and development for innovative bionic devices for people suffering from disabilities due to stroke and spinal cord injury with a final position as Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs. Earlier in her career, she worked in clinical and regulatory affairs at Eclipse Surgical Technologies (now Cardiogenesis), a maker of interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery and orthopedic devices. Anne-Marie received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Stanford University.
Vice President of Quality Assurance
Richard Rush is an experienced Quality Management executive with over 20 years in the medical device industry, working in companies ranging from small early stage start-ups to large established industry leaders. A former Vice President at Guidant Corporation, Richard has also held leadership positions at internationally respected ophthalmic device companies such as Alcon Laboratories and Coherent.
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Richard consulted for Sight Sciences for several years before joining the company full-time in 2016. Richard has been instrumental in creating and managing the Sight Sciences Quality System and obtaining numerous regulatory approvals including the 510(k) clearances and CE Marking for the company’s surgical devices. Richard received a BS in General Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MBA from UC Berkeley, and is a long time member of the American Society for Quality.
Vice President of Sales and Business Operations
Aaron Capsel leads the business and sales operations efforts for Sight Sciences, Inc. He brings more than 20 years of experience across the technology sector enabling teams in wide variety of finance, sales, and operational roles.
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Prior to joining Sight Sciences, Aaron served as Regional CFO for Zayo Group’s western region technology network infrastructure business segment, leading the team responsible for financial performance, strategic initiatives, and capital planning. Before this, Aaron was senior vice president for Electric Lightwave, a private equity backed telecom infrastructure business, where he spent nearly 10 years and held numerous leadership roles, spanning from sales operations and business intelligence to corporate strategy and investor relations.
He holds a BS in Finance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from The Keller Graduate School of Management.
Vice President of IT
Chris Pike leads the IT group for Sight Sciences’. Before joining Sight Sciences, Chris was Vice President of IT and CIO at Allstream, a North American telecommunications and connectivity provider with responsibilities for the network architecture, technology innovation and network operations teams.
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As Vice President, Information Technology, Chris Pike leads Sight Sciences IT. Before joining Sight Sciences, he held various technology leadership positions with Allstream, Electric Lightwave and Integra Telecom.
Chris has more than 20 years’ experience driving IT, Security, Process, and Operational improvement programs. He is a strategic innovator adept at defining, designing and commercializing leading edge technologies. He has a degree in IT and Finance from Oregon State University.
Vice President of Marketing, Surgical Glaucoma
Patrick Smale leads the marketing program for Sight Sciences’ surgical portfolio. Before joining Sight Sciences, Patrick was Global Product Director, Surgical Glaucoma at Alcon Laboratories where he was responsible for the global launch of the CyPass Micro-stent.
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In this role, Patrick led the market analytics and assessment, campaign development and lifecycle management activities for Alcon’s surgical glaucoma portfolio. Prior, he held positions of increasing responsibility and leadership in market research and business analytics covering the pharmaceutical, surgical and vision care businesses. Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and biology from Occidental College and an MBA from the University of Delaware, Lerner College of Business and Economics.
Vice President of Marketing, Dry Eye
Jim Sluck leads dry eye marketing efforts at Sight Sciences’ for TearCare , previously Jim held similar commercial leadership positions at Galderma (skincare division of Nestle) and Alcon.
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Jim Sluck brings nearly 30 years of medical industry strategy development and commercial execution to Sight Sciences.
During his 23 year tenure at Alcon, he held escalating positions of leadership in sales, managed markets, domestic marketing, global marketing and finally Head of U.S. Pharmaceutical Marketing before moving to the global leader in dermatology, Galderma, as Vice President of U.S. Prescription marketing.
Jim earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.