Don M. Bailey joined our Board of Directors in March 2019. Previously, he served as a director and Chairman of Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. since February 2016. Mr. Bailey served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from November 2007 until Questcor was acquired by Mallinckrodt plc in August 2014. He was also a director of Mallinckrodt plc from August 2014 to March 2016, and during this time he was the Chairman of its portfolio committee. He initially joined the Questcor board in 2006 as an independent director and Chairman of its Audit Committee. From June 2015 until May 2016 Mr. Bailey was also an independent director and audit committee Chair of Biotie Therapeutics Corp., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company headquartered in Turku, Finland. Mr. Bailey was an independent director and the non-executive Chairman of the board of directors of STAAR Surgical Company from April 2005 until January 2014 and a member of its board until June 2014. Mr. Bailey served on its audit committee and was chair of its nominating and corporate governance committee. STAAR Surgical Company is a leader in the development, manufacture, and marketing of minimally invasive ophthalmic products employing proprietary technologies. Mr. Bailey was the Chairman of the board of directors of Comarco, Inc., a defense services company transformed into a wireless communication products company, from 1998 until 2007, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 1991 until 2000.
Mr. Bailey holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Drexel Institute of Technology, an M.S. degree in operations research from the University of Southern California, and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. Mr. Bailey has also served as a board member on several non-profit and academic enterprises. Mr. Bailey serves on the board of the Business School at Chapman University in Orange, CA and is a Founding Board member of the University of California Irvine’s (UCI) Applied Innovation Institute.