Global Leadership Team

  • Erik Anderson, CEO

    Erik Anderson


    Erik joined Cynosure in 2017 and was promoted to President in 2019.  With the acquisition of Cynosure by Clayton, Dubilier and Rice on December 30, 2019 Erik was appointed CEO.

    Prior to joining Cynosure Erik was a high performing Sales Leader with Hologic’s Breast & Skeletal Health Division delivering consistent growth and winning multiple Circle of Excellence awards.  Throughout Erik’s career he has demonstrated a history of building highly engaged and talented teams all while being a teacher, motivator and fierce competitor. Prior to joining Hologic in 2014, Erik was the US Commercialization Director at ImpediMed, Inc. where he focused US sales, strategy in oncology guidelines and patient advocacy. Before ImpediMed, Erik was a highly successful Sales Representative, Sales Manager, and a leader of the Marketing and Innovation advisory boards at Stryker Instruments where he was involved in cross divisional IDN strategy and new product launches in orthopedic cutting accessories. Erik has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Iowa State University where he was a 4 year letter winner and Captain of the football team.
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  • Richard Bankowski, Vice President, Global Clinical Affairs

    Richard Bankowski

    Vice President, Global Clinical Affairs

    Richard Bankowski joined Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. in 2000, which was acquired by Cynosure, Inc. in 2013 and currently serves as Vice President of Global Clinical Affairs. He works with leading cosmetic dermatologists and plastic surgeons worldwide on the clinical development, education and training of new technology. A sought-after lecturer, his experience extends across many of the major technologies associated with the medical aesthetic industry.
    For over 20 years he has been directly involved with research & development, clinical applications, sales & marketing and education & training of laser and pulsed-light systems. Prior to joining Palomar, Richard worked on the management team of Continuum Biomedical to pioneer the use of erbium lasers and advance the use of Q-switched lasers. Early in his career as a Sales & Clinical Specialist for HGM Lasers, his understanding of ophthalmic lasers and applications helped expand the market for krypton laser technology in the dermatology market for unwanted pigmented and vascular lesion treatment applications. Richard co-founded a private cosmetic laser dermatology clinic that developed and tested new energy-based technologies. He acted as co-director of the center for 15 years. He is an adjunct member of American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), serving on the Industry Advisory Councils of both societies. For the ASLMS, he has previously served on the Education & Standards, International Affairs, Finance and Communications Committees and currently serves on the Nominating Committee. He is also involved with the Strategic Planning session and other educational initiatives of the Society. Beginning at the 2014 ASLMS annual meeting, he served a three year term on the Board of Directors.
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  • James Boll, VP, R&D

    James Boll

    VP, R&D

    James Boll joined Cynosure in 1993 and has held various positions from Program Manager, Director of New Product Development, Vice President of Engineering and currently Senior Vice President of New Product Development. His career began in 1983 working for Wellman Labs supporting research concentrated on laser-tissue interactions. Jim then went into industry to run government and academic laser development programs before transitioning back to medical laser development for Candela and Laserscope. Jim has consistently worked at the front lines interfacing between physicians and technical groups applying optical and radiofrequency sources along with their delivery systems to many different medical specialties. Jim has a Master’s of Engineering from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute and bachelor’s from Boston University, both in biomedical engineering.

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  • Eric Brown, Senior VP - Engineering

    Eric Brown

    Senior VP - Engineering

    Eric joined Cynosure in 2010 as VP of Product Engineering. Eric started his career with Johnson & Johnson’s Codman Division developing neurosurgical equipment and instrumentation. He also ran Smith & Nephew’s Sports Medicine Capital R&D team developing disposable arthroscopic shaver blades, fluid management equipment and control systems. At Kopin Corporation, Eric led a Process Engineering team responsible for high volume production of GaAs Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors via metalorganic chemical vapor deposition. Eric earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from WPI.

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