Mark J. Forchette has more than two decades of experience in ophthalmic sales, marketing and business unit management. Immediately prior to OptiMedica, he served as vice president of global marketing and sales for the vitreoretinal business unit of Alcon. In this position, he led the vitreoretinal unit through a period of substantial portfolio enhancement, infrastructure development, and significant increase in market share.
Prior to Alcon, Forchette was vice president of sales and marketing at Grieshaber & Co., where he led the privately held Swiss company’s domestic operations through major infrastructure and revenue expansion. Grieshaber, which was acquired by Alcon in 1998, remains a significant contributor to Alcon’s successful vitreoretinal portfolio of products. Forchette received a BS in marketing from Auburn University and completed the Harvard Program for Management Development.