Raymond W. Cohen

Raymond W. Cohen

Director, CEO of Axonics

Mr. Cohen has served as CEO and member of the board of directors since co-founding Axonics in October 2013. Mr. Cohen is an accredited public company director with over 35 years of experience in leading medical device companies and serving as a board member at a number of private and publicly traded life science companies. 

From 2010 to 2012, he served as CEO of Vessix Vascular, a venture capital-backed renal denervation company that was acquired by Boston Scientific in November 2012. Previously, Mr. Cohen spent nearly a decade as Chairman and CEO of Nasdaq-listed Cardiac Science Inc., which was ranked as the fourth-fastest growing company in the US in 2004. Currently, Mr. Cohen serves as the Chairman of the board of directors at BioLife Solutions (Nasdaq: BLFS – preservation media for regenerative medicine) and member of the board of directors at BioVentrix, Inc. (privately-held transcatheter ventricular restoration company). 

From June 2013 to April 2020, he served as an independent director, Chair of the compensation committee and member of the audit and nominating committees of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPPI – Oncology drugs). Mr. Cohen also previously served on the boards of two companies that successfully executed an exit transaction in 2017, Zurich-based LifeWatch (LIFE.SW), sold to Biotelemetry (Nasdaq: BEAT); and Colorado-based Syncroness, Inc. (privately-held contract engineering firm), sold to ALTEN Group, a multibillion-dollar French engineering services company.


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