Robert G. Funari has been a director of NxStage since January 2013 and currently serves as Chairman of our Board, Chair of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and a member of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Funari served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Crescent Healthcare, a provider of integrated pharmacy and nursing solutions in alternate site settings, from 2004 until its acquisition by Walgreens in February 2012. Prior to joining Crescent Healthcare, Mr. Funari was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Syncor International Corporation, a publicly-traded radiopharmacy services company, from 1993 to 1996 and also served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1996 to 2003. Mr. Funari was Executive Vice President and General Manager of the drug company for McKesson, Inc., a provider of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and healthcare information technologies, and spent more than 18 years in a broad range of leadership positions at Baxter International Inc., a health care company.
Mr. Funari served as a director of Beckman Coulter, Inc., a diagnostics and life sciences company, where he was a member of the compensation committee from 2005 to December 2011, as well as a director of Pope and Talbot, Inc., a forest products company, where he was on the governance and compensation committees from 2001 to 2008. He also served as a director of First Consulting Group from 2004 to 2008 and a director of Bay Cities National Bank from 1994 to September 2010, where he also served as Chairman from 2007 to September 2010. He currently sits on the boards of directors of a number of non-profit and private companies and is a member of the RAND Healthcare Board of Advisors. Mr. Funari received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Award in the turnaround category in Orange County/Desert cities. Mr. Funari’s executive leadership, particularly in the healthcare industry, and proven track record of strategic planning and implementation uniquely qualifies him to serve on our Board.