Joel Smith

Vice President of Corporate Development, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Compliance Officer

Joel Smith has been with Sientra since 2007. Mr. Smith has more than 15 years of experience in the leadership of new life science ventures. Prior to joining Sientra, Mr. Smith was a Vice President at Tavistock Life Sciences where he had leadership roles across a portfolio of development-stage companies operating in the fields of drug discovery and medical-device development. Previously, Mr. Smith had senior business development roles at Triad Therapeutics and at BioQ where he was also the General Counsel. Mr. Smith’s extensive experience in private equity finance began as an associate at Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison in its business and technology group where Mr. Smith represented clients in dozens of private and public equity financings. Mr. Smith’s early career included work as a research economist and entrepreneur. Mr. Smith holds an MBA, with highest distinction, from the University of Michigan Business School; a JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School; and a BS in both economics and cellular & molecular biology also from the University of Michigan.