Company Officers

Company Officers

  • David Moatazedi

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    David 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. Moatazedi served 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.
    • Lauren Silvernail

      Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

      Lauren Silvernail has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development since May 2018.  From December 2015 to May 2018 Mrs. Silvernail served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer of Revance Therapeutics, Inc.   From March 2013 to December 2015, Mrs. Silvernail served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development of Revance Therapeutics, Inc.. From 2003 to 2012, Mrs. Silvernail was Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development at ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical research and development company. During her tenure at ISTA, revenues grew to more than $160 million and headcount increased to more than 340 employees by the time ISTA was purchased by Bausch & Lomb in June 2012. From 1995 to 2003, Mrs. Silvernail served in various operating and corporate development positions with Allergan, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, including Vice President, Business Development. Prior to joining Allergan, Inc., Mrs. Silvernail worked at Glenwood Ventures, an investment firm, as a General Partner. She currently serves on the board of directors and the audit committee of Nicox S.A. Mrs. Silvernail holds a B.A. in Biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

      • J. Christopher Marmo Ph.D.

        Chief Operating Officer
        J. 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 Avelar

          Chief Medical Officer
          Rui 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.
          • Michael Jafar

            Chief Marketing Officer
            Michael M. Jafar has served as our Chief Marketing Officer since June 2018.  From April 2017 to June 2018, he was Vice President, Medical Aesthetics at Allergan, Inc.  Mr. Jafar has worked in various leadership capacities within Allergan since March 2003, including as Associate Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Communications of the Medical Aesthetics division from May 2015 to April 2017 and roles as Senior Director of Marketing for aesthetic products such as SkinMedica, Latisse and Juvederm from October 2011 to May 2015. Mr. Jafar holds an M.B.A. from University of Southern California and a B.B.A. from University of San Diego.