Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Garanzini has more than 25 years of marketing experience in the pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries. Before joining CavtheRx he was the Chief Commercial Officer for EyeGate Pharmaceuticals a late-stage specialty pharmaceutical and drug delivery company focused on developing and commercializing products for treating diseases and disorders of the eye. Prior to that, he was the Global Marketing Therapy Leader for the Glaucoma Portfolio at Santen, where he was responsible for providing strategic direction to advance glaucoma products, including the acquisition and integration of the InnFocus MicroShunt. Also during his time at Santen, Mr. Garanzini served as their Head of Marketing, Europe where he played a key role in the integration of the Merck Ophthalmic products, establishing operations throughout Western Europe and ultimately led the total portfolio of glaucoma, dry eye and retinal disease products. Previously, Mr. Garanzini was the Senior Director of Global Marketing, Ophthalmology at Merck, where he was in charge of overseeing strategic planning, medical education, opinion leader relations and co-promotion alliances on a global basis while also having specific geographical responsibility for Europe. Earlier in his career at Merck, Mr. Garanzini held two non-ophthalmic product-specific roles, as U.S. Director of Marketing for Levitra and Asmanex in the Primary Care markets where he gained important DTC experience. Mr. Garanzini has also held sales and marketing positions in Pharmacia’s ophthalmology division, where he was part of the team responsible for the launch and growth phase of Xalatan and time managing surgical products used in cataract and glaucoma surgery. Mr. Garanzini holds a B.S. in Engineering from Michigan State University.