Executive Chairman and Director
Thompson Dean has been a Director since our inception and the Executive Chairman of our board of directors since February 12, 2021. Mr. Dean is a Managing Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Avista and has served in various capacities at Avista since its founding in 2005.
From 1995 to 2005, Mr. Dean served as Co-Managing Partner of DLJMB and was Chairman of the investment committees of DLJMB I, DLJMB II, DLJMB III and DLJ Growth Capital Partners. Mr. Dean currently serves on the board of directors of Acino International AG, National Spine & Pain Centers, eMolecules and Vision Healthcare. Mr. Dean previously served on the board of directors of Charles River Laboratories, ConvaTec Group, Fisher Scientific, Nycomed, Trimb Healthcare, VWR and Zest Dental Solutions.
Mr. Dean is a former trustee of Choate Rosemary Hall and The Eaglebrook School. Mr. Dean received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar, and an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. We believe that Mr. Dean’s executive level management experience at Avista, board and advisory experience with other companies in and outside of the healthcare industry and his extensive experience in the areas of finance, strategy, international business transactions and mergers and acquisitions makes him well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.