Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Durbin joined Viveve in early 2013 and became Chief Executive Officer and Director in May 2018. He previously served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and has been instrumental in the Company’s growth. He is committed to leading the Company and the clinical and commercial development of its innovative CMRF technology to solidify its position as a global leader in women’s intimate health. Mr. Durbin’s 25-year career in the life sciences industry covers corporate finance, strategy, clinical, and operational experience. Prior to joining Viveve, he was chief financial officer of Aastrom Biosciences, Inc., a publicly traded, cardiovascular cell therapy company. In 2004, Mr. Durbin began his six years as chief operating and financial officer for Prescient Medical, Inc. ("PMI"), a privately held company that developed diagnostic imaging catheters and coronary stents designed to reduce deaths from heart attacks. Prior to PMI, he spent several years as a financial consultant for two publicly traded biotech companies, Scios, Inc. – a Johnson & Johnson company, and Alteon, Inc. Mr. Durbin began his corporate finance career as an investment banker in the healthcare and M&A groups at Lehman Brothers Inc., where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and financings for the life science industry. At Lehman, he successfully executed over $5 billion in transactions for medical device and biotech companies. Preceding his advance into corporate finance, he served as a Director of Neurophysiology for Biotronic, Inc.
Mr. Durbin received a B.S. from the University of Michigan and an M.P.H. in Health Management with Honors from the Yale University School of Medicine and School of Management.
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Basta joined the Viveve board in September of 2018 and was appointed as Chairman in January 2019. He currently serves as chief executive officer of Mahana Therapeutics, Inc., a privately-held digital therapeutics company. From September 2015 to March 2020, Mr. Basta served as president, chief executive officer, and director of Menlo Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly listed biopharmaceutical company, and continues to serve as a director of Menlo following its March 2020 merger with Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. From October 2011 until August 2015, Mr. Basta served as chief executive officer of AlterG, Inc., a privately held medical device company. From November 2002 to February 2010, Mr. Basta served as chief executive officer of BioForm Medical, Inc., a publicly listed medical aesthetics company acquired by Merz and from February 2010 to September 2011 served as chief executive officer of Merz Aesthetics GmbH, the successor to BioForm Medical, where he led multiple product launches managing the global business to reach its position as a worldwide leader in the injectable aesthetics industry. He served on the board of Carbylan, Inc. from September 2009 to November 2016 and the board of RF Surgical, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic) from December 2013 to August 2015.
Mr. Basta received a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Ms. Jorn has served as a member of the Viveve Board of Directors since May 2016. She has 30 plus years of commercial experience building global pharmaceutical, aesthetics and OTC businesses. Recognized as a leader in creating new markets she has successfully launched products in numerous therapeutic areas. Ms. Jorn has an extensive background in several areas of women’s healthcare including overactive bladder and incontinence, fertility, contraception, osteoporosis, and aesthetics. Most recently, Ms. Jorn was Executive Vice President of Corporate and Commercial Development at Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals from November 2016 through April 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Jorn was Executive Vice President and Group Company Chair at Valeant Pharmaceuticals from June 2015 to March 2016, following the acquisition of Bausch & Lomb where she was the Chief Global Marketing Officer leading the prescription and OTC eye health business. Before joining Bausch & Lomb in June of 2010, Ms. Jorn was the Group Vice President of Women’s Healthcare and Fertility at Schering Plough Corporation from June 2008 through January 2010. Ms. Jorn began her career at Merck & Co., Inc. and for more than 20 years held roles of increasing responsibility in R&D, marketing and sales. She has a strong scientific background and extensive experience in all facets of the clinical development process leading to product launch including market and competitive assessments, clinical strategy, and trial design, labeling requirements for approval and competitive differentiation. PharmaVoice has recognized Ms. Jorn as “one of the top 100 most inspiring people in healthcare” in the “brand builders” category. Currently, Ms. Jorn serves as vice-chair of the board at Pharming Group, NV.
Ms. Jorn received a B.A. in Biochemistry from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business.
Arlene M. Morris
Ms. Morris joined the Viveve Board in May 2016. She currently serves as the chief executive officer of Willow Advisors LLC, a position she has held since May 2015. Ms. Morris was previously the chief executive officer and president of Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of an epigenetic therapy for treatment-resistant cancers from April 2012 to May 2015 and a member of the board of directors from May 2011 to June 2015. Prior to Syndax, Arlene served as the president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Affymax, Inc. from 2003 to 2011, a publicly traded biotechnology company. She has held various management and executive positions at Clearview Projects, Inc., a corporate advisory firm, Coulter Pharmaceutical, Inc., a publicly traded oncology pharmaceutical company, Scios Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, and Johnson & Johnson, a publicly traded healthcare company. Ms. Morris is currently a member of the board of directors of Cogent Biosciences, Inc., Viridian Therapeutics, Inc. and Palatin Technologies, Inc., all U.S. biopharmaceutical companies. She is also on the board of the Foundation for Research Development of the Medical University of South Carolina and previously served on the Board of Neovacs SA, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Dimension, Biodel, and the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.
Ms. Morris received a B.A. in Biology from Carlow University.