Revance Appoints Biotech and Pharmaceutical Executive, Olivia C. Ware, and Fintech and Payments Thought Leader and Entrepreneur, Carey O’Connor Kolaja, to its Board of Directors

February 22, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2021-- Revance Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: RVNC), a biotechnology company focused on innovative aesthetic and therapeutic offerings, today announced the appointment of accomplished biotech and pharmaceutical executive, Olivia C. Ware, and fintech and payments thought leader and entrepreneur, Carey O’Connor Kolaja, to its Board of Directors. The appointments will be made effective on March 1, 2021 for Ms. Kolaja and March 6, 2021, for Ms. Ware.

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Olivia C. Ware (Photo: Business Wire)

Olivia C. Ware (Photo: Business Wire)


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“As we continue to grow and evolve our company strategy, it is critical that we expand the focus and expertise of our board. Olivia’s extensive background in drug portfolio and program management and Carey’s deep experience in fintech and payments strategy and execution will be invaluable to the board and our organization. We welcome Olivia and Carey to the Revance team and look forward to working with them on our strategic growth initiatives for our aesthetics and therapeutics franchises,” said Mark J. Foley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Revance.

The company also announced that long-standing directors Phyllis Gardner and Robert “Bob” Byrnes have decided that they will be retiring from the board and will not stand for re-election at the company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders as part of the company’s 12-year director tenure policy. While the board values director tenure and board continuity, it is also committed to facilitating board refreshment and enhancing diversity. The director tenure policy, established in 2020, aims to ensure that the evolving needs of the board are met with fresh perspectives, skills and reflect broader representation.

“Phyllis and Bob have been outstanding members of the board and were instrumental in guiding Revance through its evolution for more than a decade,” said Angus C. Russell, Chairman of the Board. “Their contributions will benefit Revance for years to come and on behalf of the entire board, we express our sincere appreciation to Phyllis and Bob for their wisdom, counsel and service.”

Ms. Ware brings over 20 years of experience in biotech and pharmaceutical drug development, commercialization and healthcare management, with a long track record of building and launching drugs, portfolio management, and directing programs at all phases of development. As a Senior Vice President at Principia Biopharma, Ms. Ware is the BTK Franchise Head and is also responsible for the Team Leadership and Portfolio Analytics functions. Prior, Ms. Ware led commercial, team leadership and product development at Genentech, and was integral to the launch of several of the world’s largest revenue generating drugs, including Rituxan®, Herceptin®, Avastin® and Lucentis®. In addition, Ms. Ware held leadership positions at Proteus Digital Health, CytRx and Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Her expertise also includes developing managed care, pricing and contracting strategy; developing marketing programs for field-based sales teams; and establishing, growing and optimizing organizations for long-term success.

Ms. Ware is President of Davidson College Board of Visitors and member of the Davidson Board of Trustees. She graduated from Davidson College and received her MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ms. Kolaja has been a thought leader and executive in the financial services and payment industry for 25 years, helping businesses develop product strategy, optimize operations and drive growth. She is currently the CEO of AU10TIX, the global leader in automated identity intelligence and cyber fraud prevention. Prior, Ms. Kolaja was the Global Chief Product Officer at Citi Fintech and Vice President of Global Consumer Products at PayPal. In these roles she led international teams to design, deploy, and operate global fintech and payments products. Ms. Kolaja is an author and has been featured on FOX Business, CNBC, and industry publications. She was named one of The Top 10 Women in Fintech by Fintech Magazine in 2020 and was recognized by Innotribe as one of the leading Women in Fintech bridging the gender gap.

Ms. Kolaja is currently the Chairman of Everest Effect, a crisis recovery platform, and a board member for Waves for Water, an international non-profit that aims to expand the availability of clean water around the world. She is a graduate of the University of Indiana Business School, with a BS in Business, and a graduate of the executive program of Stanford University.

About Revance Therapeutics, Inc. 

Revance Therapeutics, Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on innovative aesthetic and therapeutic offerings, including its next-generation neuromodulator product, DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection. DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection combines a proprietary stabilizing peptide excipient with a highly purified botulinum toxin that does not contain human or animal-based components. Revance has successfully completed a Phase 3 program for DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection in glabellar (frown) lines and is pursuing U.S. regulatory approval. Revance is also evaluating DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection in the full upper face, including glabellar lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet, as well as in two therapeutic indications - cervical dystonia and adult upper limb spasticity. To accompany DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection, Revance owns a unique portfolio of premium products and services for U.S. aesthetics practices, including the exclusive U.S. distribution rights to the RHA® Collection of dermal fillers, the first and only range of FDA-approved fillers for correction of dynamic facial wrinkles and folds, and the HintMD fintech platform, which includes integrated smart payment, subscription and loyalty digital services. Revance has also partnered with Viatris (formerly Mylan N.V.) to develop a biosimilar to BOTOX®, which would compete in the existing short-acting neuromodulator marketplace. Revance is dedicated to making a difference by transforming patient experiences. For more information or to join our team visit us at

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Resilient Hyaluronic Acid® and RHA® are trademarks of TEOXANE SA.
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