Wolfgang Tolle

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Wolfgang Tolle, accomplished in technology fields as diverse as healthcare and medical devices (specifically Ophthalmology), IT and international business, is a serial executive and dynamic leader who consistently brings results. As a multiple CEO and Board member, he combines 30 years of success in the management of technology companies with an advanced degree in technology and management. He is multilingual, multicultural with proven global mobility.

He has held numerous executive positions, including multiple CEO positions, at both publicly-traded and private companies, both large and small. He has built technology companies from the ground up, led and helped raise a large amount of venture and private capital, and managed multiple exits.

Most recently, Mr. Tolle was a Board Member of Associates in EyeCare which was acquired by MyEyeDr. Previously, he was CEO and Executive Chairman (and subsequently Advisor) of Samsara Vision, the developer, manufacturer and marketer of the SING IMT, a medical device to treat the most advanced stage of age-related macular degeneration. Before that he served as CEO of WaveLight, Inc. for the U.S. market and subsequently CEO of the parent company WaveLight AG, a then publicly traded producer of medical lasers for eye treatments, where he led and finalized the acquisitions of WaveLight by Alcon Inc. Subsequently, as GM for Alcon Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg (Benelux), he led the sales and marketing efforts for this large market for medical devices, pharmaceuticals as well as contact lens care products and simultaneously guided the integration of Alcon’s Benelux unit into Novartis AG, which had acquired Alcon.

Mr. Tolle has held numerous Board and Advisor positions, including AiE (Associates in Eyecare), Vision Care, Inc. (now called Samsara Vision, Inc.), VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., VisionCare, Ltd., Alcon B.V., WaveLight AG, WaveLight GmbH, WaveLight, Inc., Nathan Associates, Inc., Golfoholics, Inc., Golfoholics Ventures, Inc.. Postcreator LLC, TVWorldWide.com, LaunchDreams LLC, and many others.

Mr. Tolle moved to the DC area from his native Germany in 1990. He has published 5 books, traveled to 100 countries and has moved for his executive assignments to numerous places including in Europe and Silicon Valley.

Mr. Tolle is also the President of LaunchDreams LLC, a company focused on helping companies grow. He also served for a time as a diplomat in the U.S. State Department. In his private time he enjoys travel, playing golf and playing bridge.

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