John R. Beaver
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer Bright has served as the company's Vice President of Finance since April 2021 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in July 2022. Jennifer’s responsibilities include the functional areas of finance, accounting, investor relations, treasury, and assisting the executive management team in establishing long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies that drive positive results.
Serving in both public and private companies in her prior roles, Jennifer held Vice President, Corporate Controller and Director positions at Kellermeyer Bergensons Services LLC, Advantage Solutions, Inc., Crunch Fitness, Apria Healthcare, and Richmond American Homes, as well as key roles at Teleflex Medical and T-Mobile US.
Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington then began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jennifer is an active Certified Public Accountant in California.
Chief Operating Officer
Steven Sandor was appointed Chief Operating Officer of BIOLASE in July 2022. Having joined BIOLASE in April 2019, Steven has served in several impactful positions in the company’s customer-facing organizations, most recently as Senior Director, Commercial Operations and Service. Steven has been instrumental in developing long-term strategic growth initiatives focused on leveraging talent, building robust commercial processes, and scalability.
Prior to joining BIOLASE, Steven held the role of Global Director of Sales Training at Kavo Kerr, where he led the design, launch, and management of their Learning Management System and Content Management System used within six dental operating companies. Steven began a sales career in the Dental Industry in 2008 and his experience with sales and sales management has been with both direct and distribution models across the North American and International markets.
Steven graduated with an Executive MBA from Chapman University and is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Vice President, Sales - Central and Eastern U.S.
David West joined BIOLASE in March 2012 as the Territory Manager for South Texas. He was promoted to Regional Sales Manager in August 2013, to Sales Director in August 2014 and to Senior Director of US Sales in January 2021. Most recently, he was appointed Vice President, Sales – Central and Eastern U.S. West brings a solid understanding of the sales process and the importance of coaching for success. His ability to drive business planning, while motivating teams to excel, has led to a consistent record of strong sales performance.
West is passionate about BIOLASE’s technology, its positive impact on patients and our customers, and supporting the development of the commercial field team. West has led impactful sales initiatives and projects across the U.S., including playing a key role in the development of the Waterlase Endo Academy in 2020.
West brings 40 years of sales experience, starting as a young child with his father. His most recent sales experience prior to joining BIOLASE comes from Anheuser Busch, Hitachi and Johnson and Johnson. West holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Pennsylvania State University in the Colleges of Health and Human Development and Business Administration.
Matthew J. Hunt
Vice President, Sales – Western U.S., Canada and Inside
Matthew Hunt is a dedicated sales and marketing professional with over 28 years of experience driving corporate initiatives and achieving sales targets for startups, turnarounds and fortune 500 organizations. Hunt served in several roles with BIOLASE between 2000 and 2009, and he returned to the Company in February 2020 in the role of Senior Regional Sales Director for the West Region. In July 2022, Hunt was appointed Vice President, Sales – Western U.S., Canada and Inside.
Hunt has been responsible for new product launches, from concept to launch, and sales team development in the global capital equipment medical device industry. He has a proven track record of expanding and strengthening market share, customer support, and long-term business relationships to drive corporate profitability. In his work, he employs successful strategies to accelerate adoption in disruptive technologies.
Hunt brings wide-ranging dental knowledge to BIOLASE, including distribution and direct sales organizations throughout the globe. His previous employers include Light Instruments, Henry Schein, DMD and New Image, serving in various executive roles, including Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Director of Exclusives, General Manager.
Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed.
Vice President, Clinical Strategic Alliances
Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed., was named Vice President, Dental and Clinical Affairs, and Chief Dental Officer of BIOLASE in October of 2016, and currently serves as Vice President, Clinical Strategic Alliances. Dr. Low is Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry and Associate faculty member of the Pankey Institute, with 30 years of private practice experience in periodontics, lasers and implant placement. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and past President of the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Low provides dentists and dental hygienists the tools for successfully managing the periodontal patient in general and periodontal practices. He was selected "Dentist of the Year" by the Florida Dental Association, Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Texas Dental School, and the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award. He is a Past President of the Florida Dental Association and past ADA Trustee.
Dr. Low received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees from the University of Texas at Houston. He also completed his residency in Periodontics at the University of Texas at Houston, and received a Masters of Education from the University of Florida.
Stephen I. Jang
Vice President, International & Strategic Partnerships
Steve Jang was named Vice President, International & Strategic Partnerships in 2021. Steve joined BIOLASE in December 2012 as Director of International Operations in Asia-Pacific, and was promoted to Vice President of APAC & EMEA in July 2018. He has achieved a track record of growing revenue in his areas of responsibility, as well as developing and maintaining excellent relationships with business partners and key opinion leaders.
Steve brings broad general management and sales experience in the global medical device and manufacturing industry. Prior to joining BIOLASE, Steve served as Senior Director, Sales and Marketing, at Curative Medical, Inc. and as Senior Director of International Sales at Cardinal Health/Pulmonetic Systems. Previously, Steve held roles of increasing responsibility with MicroOoptix LLC and United Technologies Automotive. Steve holds both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Richard R. Whipp
Vice President, Operations
Richard R. Whipp joined BIOLASE in 2011 as Director of Operations and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2011.
Whipp directs the daily operations of the Company including product manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, field service, purchasing, logistics, and maintenance.
Prior to joining BIOLASE, Whipp served as Senior Director of Operations at Discus Dental, which became a division of Philips Electronics, from 1998 until 2011, and as Director of Operations at Leica Geosystems, Inc. from 1992 until 1998.
Whipp previously held Operations management positions at Gulton Industries, Inc., Conrac Industries, Inc., and Hydril.
William E. Brown, Jr.
Vice President, Innovation and Business Development
William E. Brown joined BIOLASE in 2002, initially as Director of Marketing advancing to Vice President in 2006, then Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2008, until achieving his current role as Vice President of Business Development since 2013.
Brown has been instrumental in the establishment of BIOLASE's U.S. and international distribution channels as well as our direct and inside sales force. Brown also serves on the Board of Directors of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, as Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS), and as Member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Prior to joining BIOLASE, Brown was a co-founder of Kreativ, Inc., an international advanced dental equipment company, from 1995 until it was acquired in 1999 by Welch-Allyn, Inc., at which time he served as Director of New Product Development and Board Director for Welch-Allyn Kreativ, Inc. until 2002.
Prior to this, he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at HGM Medical Laser Systems, Inc., an international medical laser manufacturer, for five years. He also held Sales and Marketing management positions at Humphrey Instruments, American Optical Division of Warner Lambert, and Coherent Medical. Brown holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from University of Alabama.
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance
Chris R Silvers, B.S. ET, M.B.A. TM, was named Vice President - Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance of BIOLASE in September of 2018. Chris has been instrumental in adherence to global compliance standards, maintaining and expanding essential country registrations, and strategic FDA clearances and indications of BIOLASE's U.S. and international distribution channels.
Chris has over 21 years in medical devices (Class I, II, II), serving in operations and quality for Stryker and Regeneration Technologies. Prior to joining BIOLASE, Chris was the VP, RAQA ,of Vyaire (formerly Cardinal Health) from 2017 to 2018 - a global leader in design/development and distributor of ventilators and medical diagnostic medical devices. Chris also held the positions of VP, QAQS, with Danaher’s dental division (now Envista) from 2013 to 2017.
Chris received his Bachelors of Science degree from Southern Illinois University and his Master of Business (M.B.A) in Technology Management degree from the University of Phoenix.
Vice President, Human Resources
Matthew Wilson was named Vice President, Human Resources of BIOLASE in April of 2016. He brings Human Resources leadership experience in diverse industries, including dental medical device, commercial real estate and aerospace.
Most recently, Matt was with Zimmer Biomet, Inc. (previously Zimmer, Inc.) for nearly eight years, where he served as HR Director for the company's dental business. While at Zimmer Dental, Matt partnered with other leaders in the business to develop the organization's talent, to enhance employee engagement, and to build a healthy, high-performance culture. Most recently, he worked on the integration of two large business units, following Zimmer's acquisition of Biomet.
Prior to Zimmer Biomet, Matt was HR Director at CBRE Group, Inc., where he led leadership and organization development efforts for the Americas region. He began his career in Human Resources in Raytheon Company's two-year Human Resources Leadership Development Program, followed by an additional three years as Principal HR Generalist for the company's Integrated Airborne Systems organization.
Matt holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the University of Utah.