Management Team

Ulthera's distinguished senior management team brings to the aesthetics space a wealth of experience ranging from successful start-ups to Fortune 100 and 500 medical device and pharmaceutical companies. 

  • Matthew E. Likens

    Matthew E. Likens

    —President and Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Likens joined the company in July of 2006. He spent more than twenty years in domestic and international sales, marketing and general management roles at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, culminating in the positions of President of Baxter Biotech North America, then President of... MORE
  • Gregory D. Waller

    Gregory D. Waller

    —Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Waller joined Ulthera in October of 2011. He brings more than 35 years of global leadership for both privately held and publicly traded companies. Leveraging his expertise in financial management, accounting, treasury and mergers/acquisitions, Mr. Waller has garnered a solid track record... MORE
  • Janice Lipsky, Ph.D.

    Janice Lipsky, Ph.D.

    —VP, Global Marketing

    Ms. Lipsky has more than 18 years in pharmaceutical and medical device marketing, with a specialization in consumer and quality of life categories. Most recently, Ms. Lipsky ran a consulting practice, and prior to that she spent nearly four years at Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation where... MORE
  • William R. Fender

    William R. Fender

    —VP, Operations

    Mr. Fender joined the company in April, 2011. Prior to joining Ulthera he spent 19 years with Johnson & Johnson where he served in several leadership roles in both Operations and Research & Development. Mr. Fender brings expertise in the development of new products that enables rapid... MORE
  • Stacie Mallen

    Stacie Mallen

    —VP, Human Resources

    Mrs. Mallen joined Ulthera in 2011. She has more than 15 years of experience within a strategic HR function, leading teams and overseeing functional areas including Human Resources, Compensation, Benefits, Training, Recruiting, Employment Branding, Risk Management and Marketing... MORE
  • Suzon Lommel

    Suzon Lommel

    —VP, Regulatory and Quality Affairs

    Ms. Lommel brings more than 20 years of experience in developing quality systems in companies of all sizes and has extensive experience with the Food and Drug Administration as an author of many 510k, IDE and PMA submissions. In addition, she has expertise in gaining device approvals outside... MORE
  • Randall E. Miller, PhD

    Randall E. Miller, PhD

    —VP, Medical and Technical Initiatives

    Dr. Miller joined Ulthera in June of 2006. He has spent more than 25 years in the medical device and pharmaceutical/biotech industries, resulting in product approvals across a number of therapeutic areas generating over $1 billion in annual revenues. Dr. Miller has extensive... MORE
  • Lisa Misell, PhD

    Lisa Misell, PhD

    —VP, Clinical and Medical Affairs

    Dr. Misell joined Ulthera in March of 2011. She has more than 14 years of clinical research experience spanning several therapeutic areas including oncology, infertility, diabetes, metabolic disorders, neurology and aesthetic medicine. In addition to fulfilling the role of principal... MORE
  • Michael T. Peterson

    Michael T. Peterson

    —VP, Research and Development

    Mr. Peterson joined Ulthera in May of 2010. He has more than 25 years of experience in product development and leading teams through the commercialization process, with responsibility for a variety of cross-functional business aspects, including Research and Development, Operations,... MORE
  • Ken Lin, MD

    Ken Lin, MD

    —VP, Business Development

    Dr. Lin joined Ulthera in July of 2012. He brings more than a dozen years of experience as an industry analyst and investor in the medical device industry, having committed over $200 million of capital toward development and growth stage companies.  Immediately prior to joining... MORE

Board of Directors

  • Robert F. Byrnes -
    Mr. Byrnes has an extensive background in healthcare as a senior executive with over 45 years of industry experience. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Thermage, Inc. from 2002 until 2005. From 1997 to 2002 and... MORE
  • Ryan Drant - New Enterprise Associates, General Partner
    Mr. Drant joined New Enterprise Associates (NEA) in 1996, and became a General Partner in 2004. He specializes in healthcare investments in the medical device, healthcare information technology and specialty pharma sectors.... MORE
  • Justin Klein, MD, JD - New Enterprise Associates, Partner
    Dr. Klein joined NEA in 2006 and is a Partner on the healthcare team. He focuses on medical device, healthcare technology, specialty pharma and biopharmaceutical company investments. He currently serves as a director of PhaseBio... MORE
  • David Porter - Apposite Capital, Managing Partner
    David Porter has more than 30 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. He is Managing Partner of Apposite Capital LLP, an investment firm exclusively focused on healthcare. Apposite invests globally in... MORE
  • Beverly Huss, M.S. - Vibrynt, Inc., Co-Founder
    Ms. Huss joined Vibrynt as President and CEO in December 2006. She was responsible for managing all day-to-day operations as well as developing and implementing the strategy approved by the Board. Prior to Vibrynt, Ms.... MORE
  • Matthew E. Likens - Ulthera, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer
    Mr. Likens joined the company in July of 2006. He spent more than twenty years in domestic and international sales, marketing and general management roles at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, culminating in the positions... MORE
  • Michael Slayton, PhD - Ulthera, Inc. Founder
    Dr. Slayton is the founder of both Ulthera, Inc. and Guided Therapy Systems (GTS). He has more than 30 years of senior management and technical responsibility in engineering, development and manufacturing functions,... MORE
  • Marshall Mohr - Intuitive Surgical, Inc., SVP and CFO
    Mr. Mohr has held senior leadership and board positions for more than a decade. He is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the global leader in robotic-assisted, minimally... MORE