Resignation of President and Chief Operating Officer
Cutera, Inc. Announces Departure of Jason Richey
BRISBANE, California, May 5, 2021 ─ Cutera, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUTR) (“Cutera” or the “Company”), a leading provider of laser and other energy-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide, today announced that Jason Richey has resigned as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective May 4th, 2021, to pursue other career opportunities. The Company has retained an executive search firm to identify a Chief Commercial Officer to help guide and direct the Company through the next phase of its growth. Chief Executive Officer Dave Mowry will permanently assume the operational responsibilities of the COO position. Mr. Richey will remain with the Company through May 31, 2021 to assist in the transition.
“It has been an honor and a privilege working alongside Jason during the past year and a half. He graciously accepted my arrival after dutifully serving as Interim CEO, and we worked side-by-side to set a new vision, create a playbook to achieve that vision, and marshal the resources and talent necessary to execute it,” commented Mr. Mowry. “Jason’s drive and commitment to excellence are unmatched, and his presence will be missed.”
“Jason provided strong leadership to the Cutera organization as interim CEO and later as President during a time of challenge and transition,” commented J. Daniel Plants, Chairman of the Cutera Board of Directors. “The entire Board, Jason’s colleagues and I personally will always be indebted to him for the steady stewardship and solid results he delivered during that crucial period. We know that Jason will achieve great things in the next step of his career path, and we all wish him the very best.”
“Making the decision to depart an organization in search of a larger role is never easy, and there is never a perfect time; however, as Cutera transitions to the next phase of its development, I am confident that the Company is strong and well-positioned for what lies ahead,” commented Mr. Richey. “I joined Cutera to expand my influence beyond the commercial function, and, after tackling the additional responsibilities of the interim CEO, as well as serving in the capacity of President since Dave’s arrival, I am eager to identify my next role. While working with Dave and the management team has been a great experience, this is the right time to move on. I wish Cutera great success in the future.”
About Cutera, Inc.
Brisbane, California-based Cutera is a leading provider of laser and other energy-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide. Since 1998, Cutera has developed innovative, easy-to-use products that enable physicians and other qualified practitioners to offer safe and effective aesthetic treatments to their patients. For more information, call 1-888-4CUTERA or visit www.cutera.com.
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