Jason D. Hanson
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Jason Hanson has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer since July 2010, and as Executive Vice President since 2006. Mr. Hanson joined Medicis in 2006 and was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. From April 2004 to July 2006, Mr. Hanson served as General Counsel for GE Healthcare Technologies, a global business specializing in medical imaging, information technology and other durable medical equipment and services, where he was responsible for the global legal affairs of GE Healthcare Technologies and a member of the company’s senior management team. From 2001 to 2004, Jason served as General Counsel for the Americas, GE Medical Systems. Mr. Hanson joined GE in 1999 serving as Senior Counsel for Litigation and Compliance for GE Medical Systems. Mr. Hanson began his legal career with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. concentrating his practice in litigation, intellectual property and commercial disputes. From 1997 to 1999, Jason served with the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division in Washington D.C. as a prosecutor and trial attorney in what is now known as the National Criminal Enforcement Section. Mr. Hanson earned his law degree at Duke University, where he was an editor of the law review, and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Cornell University.
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Vincent Ippolito has served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing since April 2008. Mr. Ippolito joined Medicis in 2003 and most recently served as Senior Vice President of North American Sales since January 2006. From January 2003 to January 2006, he served as General Manager of Dermatology products, responsible for the marketing and sales functions. During his tenure at Medicis, he has helped launch more than ten new products, including LOPROX® Shampoo, VANOS®, Restylane®, Perlane®, SOLODYN®, ZIANA® and DYSPORT®. Prior to joining Medicis, Mr. Ippolito was employed by Novartis AG from 1986 to 2003, where he served in a variety of sales and marketing roles, including General Manager, Marketing Group Brand Leader for Dermatology and Bone Products, and Vice President of Sales in the Respiratory and Dermatology Division.
Richard D. Peterson
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Richard D. Peterson has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since April 2008. Mr. Peterson also serves as Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Peterson has held various finance related positions with Medicis since 1995. From February 2007 to April 2008, Mr. Peterson served as Senior Vice President of Finance. From August 2002 to February 2007, he served as Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining Medicis, Mr. Peterson was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers as a member of the audit department. Mr. Peterson is a member of the Financial Executives Institute and serves on the board of the Phoenix Zoo, a non-profit organization.
Mark A. Prygocki, Sr.
Mark A. Prygocki was named President effective July 1, 2010. He joined Medicis in 1991 as Controller and was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary in May 1995. Mr. Prygocki was appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in January 2001 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer in April 2008. Prior to joining Medicis, he was employed by Citigroup, an investment banking firm, in the regulatory reporting division, and by Ernst & Young, LLP, in the auditing department. Mr. Prygocki serves on the Board of Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists children with special needs.
Seth L. Rodner
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
Seth L. Rodner has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary of Medicis since January 2012. Mr. Rodner has been responsible for the enterprise-wide legal affairs of Medicis since December 2010, having served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary from December 2010 through December 2011. Mr. Rodner joined Medicis in September 2006 as the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer, and served in that capacity through November 2010. Prior to joining Medicis, Mr. Rodner served as a white collar defense and complex business litigation partner in a prominent Florida law firm, and before that as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Mr. Rodner earned his B.A. from Amherst College and his J.D. from Duke University. Mr. Rodner serves on the board of Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists children with special needs.
Mitchell S. Wortzman, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer
Mitchell S. Wortzman, Ph.D. has served as Chief Scientific Officer and as an Executive Vice President of the Company since July 2003. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Research and Development of the Company from January 2001 to July 2003 and as Senior Vice President, Research and Development of the Company from August 1997 to January 2001. He has been part of the conception and development of Company products and holds numerous patents on these products. From 1980 to 1997, Dr. Wortzman was employed at Neutrogena Corporation, most recently serving as President of the Dermatologics Division since 1989. He is a member of several professional organizations in Dermatology including the American Academy of Dermatology and the Society for Investigative Dermatology.