Chief Executive Officer
Todd Tillemans joined Cynosure in January 2020 as the company’s Chief Executive Officer to lead the company in its mission to innovate, develop and create best-in-class energy-based aesthetic and medical treatment systems. Prior to joining Cynosure, Todd served as the President of The Hershey Company’s flagship U.S. business generating over $6.5 billion in annual sales. Todd also held various leadership positions across Unilever’s skin and personal care portfolio where he helped build powerful global brands including Dove, Axe, Vaseline, Ponds and Degree.
Todd proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Minnesota, and later went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In his free time, Todd enjoys adventure travel with his family, photography, and running.
LinkedIn: Todd Tillemans
Chief Information Officer
Pam Baxter joined Cynosure in September 2020 as Chief Information Officer. In this role she leads the company’s global information services strategy delivering transformational impact on consumers, customers and the business.
Prior to joining Cynosure Pam’s most recent role was leading the Retail and Consumer Products Global Practice in Amazon Web Services Professional Services organization, where she was responsible for leading transformation and innovation for Amazon Web Services’ Retail and Consumer Products Global customers. Prior to AWS, Pam was the Chief Information Officer at Talbots, where she was responsible for leading a comprehensive Omni-Channel Digital Strategy in support of Talbots’ growth and innovation initiatives.
Pam was also the Chief Information Officer at CompuCom Systems (Managed Services, Technology, and Consulting) where she was responsible for driving the strategy and operations for all services delivered.
Other IT roles include as Vice President, Global Service Delivery Systems for Getronics, plus Vice President, Software Engineering at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Pam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance, from the University of Massachusetts. Pam lives in Wellesley, MA with her husband and three daughters.
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Chief Marketing Officer
Katie Cheng joined Cynosure in January, 2021 as Chief Marketing Officer. Katie is a powerhouse marketing leader with more than 25 years of diverse experience in consumer and professional brand and product marketing across the beauty, medical device, and electronics industries. In the role of CMO, Katie will help cultivate and transform insights into new, industry-leading innovations to further expand Cynosure’s global product portfolio that that will drive growth and help support customers and partners for continued success.
Cheng most recently served as CMO at luxury audio company, Bowers & Wilkins. Prior to that, as VP of Marketing at Samsung Electronics America, Katie more than doubled unaided brand awareness and accelerated Samsung’s home electronics share from #4 to #1. Prior to Samsung, Cheng developed extensive beauty experience at Johnson & Johnson with her 12-year tenure, where she was Group Brand Director of the Global Franchise organization responsible for innovation strategy and pipeline development for such flagship brands as AVEENO®, Clean & Clear® and Neutrogena®.
Katie graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in Oriental Studies from the College of Arts & Sciences. A born-and-bred Jersey Girl, she currently resides in beautiful Princeton, NJ with her daughter Maia.
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Vice President, Legal
Sean Flanagan joined Cynosure in October of 2018 and currently leads the company’s global legal organization. Prior to joining Cynosure, Sean acted as Corporate Counsel at NxStage Medical, Inc., a publicly traded company engaged in developing innovative technologies aimed at improving treatment options for dialysis patients. At NxStage, Sean served a lead legal representative for NxStage’s renal care division and assisted with the $2 billion sale of NxStage to Fresenius Medical Care. Sean began his career as a Corporate Associate at Devine, Millimet & Branch, Professional Association in Manchester, NH specializing in corporate transactional work.
Sean earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Suffolk University in Boston, MA, where he was a member of the Suffolk University Law Review. Outside of work, Sean enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, especially when they are vacationing in Maine.
Executive Vice President, Strategy and M&A
Erik served as the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy for Laborie Medical Technologies. Prior to that, he led M&A and strategic investing activities at Smith & Nephew across the company’s orthopedic, sports medicine, and OB/GYN surgical divisions. In both of these roles, Erik developed an extensive track record of performance in sourcing and closing value enhancing deals. He began his career as an R&D engineer at Guidant Corporation and has also held various product development and program management roles.
Erik earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from The Ohio State University and an MBA degree from Babson College.
Erik lives in Southborough, MA, with his wife and four children. Outside of work, Erik enjoys volunteering for his son’s Boy Scout troop, bicycling, and spending time at the beach.
Chief Commercial Officer
Lowinn most recently served as Global Head of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. Lowinn has built a diverse portfolio of global leadership experiences across multiple business sectors and business functions throughout his career, including General Management, Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, and R&D. At Johnson & Johnson, Lowinn held global commercial leadership roles in Consumer and Medical Device sectors. In addition, he served as Asia Pacific Managing Director of Vision Care ASEAN, Vice President of Marketing APAC, and Founder of the J&J APAC Vision Care Business Model Innovation Center.
Lowinn holds an MBA in International Business from St. Louis University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and is married to Mindy, and together they have three children and three grandchildren.
Executive Vice President, International
Jorge Pinedo joined Cynosure in December 2019 as the Executive Vice President, International. Jorge comes from Johnson & Johnson where he most recently led the turnaround and growth acceleration of Vision Care, while consolidating market leadership in Asia-Pacific. While at J&J, Jorge also created a first-of-its-kind Myopia Global Center of Excellence and Innovation in partnership with the Singapore government. He also led Sight for Kids helping more than 25 million underprivileged children suffering from Myopia.
Prior to joining J&J, Jorge served as a founding member of Mead Johnson Nutrition’s separation from Bristol-Myers Squibb, creating one of the most successful IPO’s in 2009. He has also been recognized for his efforts around Diversity & Inclusion, specifically for driving successful career development for women in key leadership positions. Jorge’s international experience coupled with his strong and diverse resume; holding prior leadership roles in the consumer, retail and medical device spaces; are a tremendous asset to Cynosure’s international future.
Jorge earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Miami. As a global citizen, Jorge has lived in 17 cities around the world. In his free time, he enjoys traveling to ski, scuba diving, following soccer and learning from diverse cultures.
LinkedIn: Jorge Pinedo
Chief Financial Officer
Renika is a global senior financial executive with over 16 years of experience in various industries, including Healthcare, Infrastructure, and Telecom. She has focused on leading businesses and finance teams through strategic transformations. Her career reflects a demonstrated track record as an operational finance leader focused on capital allocation, business productivity, and strategic M&A opportunities. In addition, she has continuously modernized the finance function by automating processes, implementing global solutions, and leading development programs across early-career finance talent.
Prior to joining Cynosure, Renika was Senior Vice President and CFO of the $5 billion U.S. Tower division of American Tower. Renika was responsible for providing leadership across all aspects of finance within U.S. tower, including commercial and M&A finance support, controllership, finance support services, and supply chain.
Before joining American Tower, Renika spent 15 years with General Electric. She held several senior finance roles within the $19 billion GE Healthcare business and is a graduate of the GE Finance Management Program and Corporate Audit Staff. Most recently, Renika was CFO for GE Healthcare’s Global Services, helping to improve revenue growth and margin accretion for the $5 billion division that operates in more than 200 countries.
Renika has a Bachelor of Science from Babson College. She resides in Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters.
Executive Vice President of Research & Product Development
Sujat Sukthankar, is a veteran of the medical device industry with a career that includes R&D and GM leadership roles in prominent MedTech companies such as Boston Scientific and Becton Dickinson. Before joining Cynosure, he served as the head of Platform Engineering for the $1.7Bln Catheter Care Medication Delivery platform within Becton Dickinson. Prior to that, he served as the VP, R&D at Boston Scientific – Urology & Pelvic Health (UroPH) where he was a member of the UroPH Management Board and the Boston Scientific Technical Executive Committee. Sujat has also held leadership roles at Endo Health Solutions (formerly Endo Pharmaceuticals, Best Medical International and Rosses Medical Systems. He is the author or co-author of several publications in peer reviewed journals and holds multiple patents. Sujat graduated with a M.S. & Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Univ. of Akron, Ohio, and an MBA from Georgetown Univ. McDonough School of Business in Washington DC. He resides in Shrewsbury MA with his wife and two children and is an avid musician playing Indian percussion (the “Tabla”) in his spare time.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Supply Chain Officer