Sight Sciences Appoints Ali Bauerlein as Chief Financial Officer

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sight Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGHT) (“Sight Sciences” or the “Company”), an eyecare technology company focused on creating innovative solutions intended to transform care and improve patients’ lives, today announces the appointment of Alison “Ali” Bauerlein as its Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective April 3, 2023.

“I am incredibly excited to have Ali join Sight Sciences as we scale our business and drive towards profitable growth. Ali is an exceptionally talented professional with a proven track record of leading a rapidly growing medtech organization through multiple phases of growth. Her experience and talent will provide an immediate and valuable impact,” said Paul Badawi, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sight Sciences. “A proven entrepreneur and executive, Ali will partner with our team to advance our strategic plan and ensure we have the appropriate financial infrastructure to support our growth. I would like to thank Jim Rodberg for his ever-increasing leadership and commitment to our mission as he stepped into the interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer role and managed the finance organization exceptionally well.”

Ms. Bauerlein added, “Sight Sciences is a leader in eyecare technology innovation with a portfolio and pipeline of products disrupting two distinct multibillion dollar markets and generating top-tier revenue growth. I have firsthand experience with this stage of transformational growth and development and am excited to leverage my background in high growth medtech to help Sight Sciences achieve its fullest potential. I look forward to working with Paul and the Sight Sciences team to support our current growth and profitability plans, while improving the lives of our patients and striving to create maximum value for the ophthalmic community and our stockholders.”

Ms. Bauerlein joins Sight Sciences from Inogen, Inc. (“Inogen”), a medical technology company offering innovative respiratory products for use in the homecare setting. Ms. Bauerlein cofounded Inogen in 2001 and served as its Chief Financial Officer from 2009 through 2021. In this role, Ms. Bauerlein oversaw the global finance and accounting functions, including revenue management, financial planning and analysis, strategic and tactical cost analysis and forecasting, treasury, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) reporting, investor relations, business development, risk management, tax, and treasury functions, as Inogen scaled from start-up operations to over $350 million in annual sales. Ms. Bauerlein has served as a member of the board of directors of Pear Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PEAR) (“Pear”), a software-based digital therapeutics company, since December 2021, and as a member of the board of directors of Gelesis Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GLS) (“Gelesis”), a biotherapeutics company, since January 2022. She serves as chair of the Audit Committees of both Pear and Gelesis. Ms. Bauerlein has also served as a member of the board of directors of Koya Medical, Inc., a private company, since January 2021. Ms. Bauerlein received a B.A. in economics/mathematics with high honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

About Sight Sciences
Sight Sciences is an eyecare technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative solutions intended to transform care and improve patients’ lives. Using minimally invasive or non-invasive approaches to target the underlying causes of the world’s most prevalent eye diseases, Sight Sciences seeks to create more effective treatment paradigms that enhance patient care and supplant conventional outdated approaches. The Company’s OMNI® Surgical System is a minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device indicated to reduce intraocular pressure in adult patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness. The SION™ Surgical Instrument is a bladeless, manually operated device used in ophthalmic surgical procedures to excise trabecular meshwork. The Company’s TearCare® System is 510(k) cleared in the United States for the application of localized heat therapy in adult patients with evaporative dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), enabling office-based clearance of gland obstructions by physicians to address the leading cause of dry eye disease.

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Philip Taylor
Gilmartin Group

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