David MoatazediPresident and Chief Executive OfficerDavid Moatazedi has served as our President, Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since May 2018. From March 2016 to May 2018, Mr. Moatazediserved as Senior Vice President at Allergan, Inc., and division head of the U.S. Medical Aesthetics division, which includes facial aesthetics, plastic surgery and skin care products. Mr. Moatazedi has worked in various leadership capacities within Allergan since March 2005, including as Vice President, Sales and Marketing of the U.S. Facial Aesthetics division from August 2014 to March 2016 and Vice President, Sales and Market of the U.S. Plastic Surgery division from February 2013 to August 2014. Prior to Allergan, Mr. Moatazedi was a district manager at Novartis Pharmaceuticals for the Dermatology division. Since March 2017, Mr. Moatazedi has also served as a director of Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.. Mr. Moatazedi holds an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a B.A. from California State University, Long Beach.
J. Christopher Marmo Ph.D.Chief Operating OfficerJ. Christopher Marmo, Ph.D., has served as our Chief Operating Officer since November 2016. He has also served as the President, Beauty of ALPHAEON, a position he has held since April 2014. From November 2012 to August 2016, Mr. Marmo was our Chief Executive Officer. From December 2007 to November 2012, Mr. Marmo was the Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Allergan. Mr. Marmo holds a B.S. in chemistry from Union College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Florida.
Rui AvelarChief Medical OfficerRui Avelar, M.D., has served as our Chief Medical Officer, and as the Chief Medical Officer of ALPHAEON, since January 2014. From March 2011 to December 2013, he served as Chief Medical Officer of Allergan Medical, where he was responsible for clinical development, clinical operations, safety, medical writing, biostatistics and regulatory matters. Dr. Avelar holds a M.D. from the University of Toronto and has received training accreditation in Sports Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine.