James V. Mazzo

James V. (Jim) Mazzo is Executive Chairman of Neurotech, a retinal implant company, and an Advisor for Zeiss, Bain, Avellino and CVC Private Equity.

Mazzo is on the Ophthalmology Foundation (Vice President), the AAO Foundation Advisory Board, the AGS Foundation Advisory Board, Board Chair of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, a Consultant of Anivive Lifesciences, and is an advisor with Crystalex. Mazzo is the Executive Chair of Trukera and Centricity Vision, and sits on the boards of LensGen, Iantrek, and Keep Your Sight. Serves on NASA’s Mission to Mars Committee, is an Officer in the Order of St. John, and is also a Board Member of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation.

Mazzo is one of the ophthalmic industry’s best known and most respected business leaders with more than 40 years of proven experience. His global reputation for building and running world-class organizations is based on twenty-two years of leading Allergan’s North American and European eye care organizations; seven years as Chairman, President and CEO of Advanced Medical Optics (AMO); four years as EVP of Abbott’s global ophthalmology business; three years as Executive Chair and CEO of AcuFocus; four years as Global President of Ophthalmic Devices for Carl Zeiss Meditec; and one year as President, CEO and Member of the Board for Avellino.

Additionally, he is the Founder and Past Chairman of OCTANe, a member of the International Intraocular Implant Club (lllC) and Executive Committee Board Member with the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA).

His accomplishments and contributions to the healthcare industry and business and educational communities include serving as Board Chairman for AdvaMed; serving on the University of California at Irvine foundation; the Vice Chair Trustee, Chapman University; and years of dedicated experience with the medical device industry including cardiology, dermatology, orthopedics as well as ophthalmology. Jim has also been recognized as a Top 100 Innovator in Ophthalmology multiple times, and Orange County Top 50 Executives. In 2022 received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and in 2023 the Lindstrom Leadership Award.