President, CEO & CFO
Art Taylor was President, COO/CFO and Chairman of the Board of Topera, Inc. which was acquired by Abbott, Inc. in December 2014 for $250mm plus operational milestone and revenue related payments. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Relievant, Inc. a clinical stage company focused on the treatment of chronic lower back pain, Transcend Medical, Inc. a clinical stage company focused on the development of medical devices for the minimally invasive treatment of glaucoma, and Providence Medical Technology, Inc. a commercial stage medical device company targeting innovative solutions for the cervical spine market.
Prior to Topera Art was President and CEO of Photothera, Inc., and before that Vice-President, General Manager, Kyphon Products, Spinal & Biologics Business, Medtronic, Inc following that company’s acquisition of Kyphon, Inc in 2007 where he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Taylor gained experience in the medical device industry while serving as Chief Financial Officer for ReSound Corporation, a hearing healthcare company acquired by GN Great.Nordic , and in several executive financial positions over fourteen years with Allergan, Inc. Art holds a B.S. in Business Administration from San Diego State University and an MBA from the University of Southern California.