Richard Croarkin

Former Senior Vice President, CFO, Corporate Strategy Officer at Alcon, Inc.

Mr. Croarkin served as CFO of Nestle Health Science S.A., a division of Nestle focused on medicalized nutrition solutions for chronic medical conditions. During his tenure, he was responsible for financial strategy in support of the R&D pipeline including multiple transactions ranging from minority stakes and JV’s, to outright acquisitions. Prior to this, Mr. Croarkin was Senior Vice President, CFO, and Corporate Strategy Officer at Alcon, which had annual sales of $7.1 billion and was the world’s leading ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company before its acquisition by Novartis for $50 billion. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and CFO of Nestle Waters North America, overseeing the finances of a business unit that grew to $4.4 billion in sales. Before joining Nestle, Mr. Croarkin worked for Pepsico Incorporated, where he served in a number of senior financial positions around the world, including as CFO of Pepsi Latin America and Pepsi Canada. He started his career with AMAX, Inc. where he worked in treasury, corporate development and planning. Mr. Croarkin was a Director on the Supervisory Board of the German publicly traded company, WaveLight A.G., which manufactures and globally markets laser and diagnostic systems for refractive eye surgery. Mr. Croarkin is currently a panelist on the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel. Mr. Croarkin received his BA degree in economics from Georgetown University and his MBA in finance from the University of Connecticut.