Brigid A. Makes, M.B.A.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Makes brings more than 30 years of senior management experience in the medtech and life science fields. Before joining Vivani in 2022, Ms. Makes served as an independent consultant for primarily private medical device and biopharma companies since July 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Makes served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Miramar Labs, a global medical device company dedicated to bringing innovative and clinically proven applications to the aesthetic marketplace, which was acquired by Sientra in July 2017. From 2006 to 2011, Ms. Makes served in the same roles for AGA Medical, a medical device company specializing in the treatment of structural heart defects, which was acquired by St. Jude Medical in November 2010. Prior to AGA Medical, from 1999 to 2006, Ms. Makes served in a variety of executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer, for Nektar Therapeutics (formerly Inhale Therapeutics), a biopharmaceutical company. Ms. Makes also served as Chief Financial Officer for Oravax, a biopharmaceutical vaccines company, from 1998 to 1999, and for Haemonetics Corp, a company specializing in the management of blood supplies, from 1995 to 1998.
Since December 2019, Ms. Makes has also been a member of the board of directors of Mind Medicine (MindMed) Inc., a publicly traded neuro-pharmaceutical company, where Ms. Makes serves on the audit committee as chair. Since 2020, Ms. Makes also serves as a board director of Aziyo Biologics, a commercial-stage regenerative medicine company. Brigid chairs both the audit and compensation committees for Aziyo. Since June 2021, Ms. Makes has served as a board director and chair of the Audit Committee for Quantum-Si, Inc., a life science tools company focused on commercializing a unique protein sequencing platform. Ms. Makes holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and International Business from McGill University and an M.B.A. from Bentley University.