Building
Partnerships Based
on Experience.
Decades of it.

At Sientra, we believe that
shared expertise and values
are essential components of
success. Our leadership is driven
by decades of experience and
skill that help bring your goals
and aesthetic visions to life.

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Hani Zeini

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Hani Zeini, founded Sientra in 2006 and has since held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Zeini has over 24 years of relevant healthcare experience in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device industries, and is an 11-year veteran in the Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery market. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Inamed Aesthetics responsible for both the Breast Aesthetics and Facial Aesthetics businesses at Inamed Corporation (now Allergan Medical). His responsibilities included North America and International markets, with a demonstrated success record of market share gains and business growth in these highly competitive markets.

Mr. Zeini had been deeply involved in the Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery market, and its development over the past decade. He pioneered the concept of the Plastic Surgery Ecosystem™ and has been passionately presenting and promoting its principles. Mr. Zeini has lectured and presented at numerous prestigious Plastic Surgery meetings in the United States and internationally. Mr. Zeini served twice on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting Committee as the industry representative. He also served on the Industry Relations Council for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Mr. Zeini has been a long-time advocate and a driving force for the adoption of Evidence-Based Outcomes in Aesthetic surgery.

Mr. Zeini started his career at the Dupont Pharmaceuticals Company where he spent over 12 years in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and general management culminating with his role as Senior Vice President, Global Health Systems. Prior to joining Inamed, Mr. Zeini was the Chief Operating Officer at Acurian, Inc., a development stage venture capital backed clinical trials company. Before Acurian, he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Pharmasmarket.com, an Internet-based healthcare marketplace. Mr. Zeini holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. In 2003, Mr. Zeini completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.

JoAnn Kuhne

Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

JoAnn Kuhne joined Sientra in 2006. Ms. Kuhne has more than twenty years of global regulatory and clinical experience. Prior to joining Sientra, Ms. Kuhne served as Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs at Inamed Corporation (now Allergan Medical) where she was instrumental in the company’s efforts to obtain PMA approval for the company’s silicone gel breast implants. Before Inamed, Ms. Kuhne was Director of Regulatory & Clinical Affairs at Medtronic PS Medical, leading the company’s global regulatory and clinical efforts for its neurosurgical implants. Preceding her career at Medtronic PS Medical and Inamed, Ms. Kuhne spent several years in the orthopedic implant industry as Manager of Regulatory Affairs for Smith and Nephew Orthopedics and Intermedics Orthopedics. Ms. Kuhne received her BSN from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan and an MSN from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and is board certified in Regulatory Affairs. Ms. Kuhne is an active volunteer at the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Center and is a sponsor for Threshold Ministries and Impact 2818.