On October 19, 2009, NuVasive, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Michael Lambert to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President effective November 9, 2009.
Mr. Lambert is currently 47 years of age. From October 2007 until May 2009, Mr. Lambert held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (AMO), which was a publicly traded company until its acquisition in 2009 by Abbott Laboratories. AMO was a global leader in making medical devices for the eye. Prior to that, Mr. Lambert held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer during his three years with Quest Software, Inc., a publicly traded company specializing in systems management products. Mr. Lambert’s prior work experience includes the following: Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Quantum Corporation, a publicly traded company focused on data storage, recovery and archiving; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at NerveWire Inc., a privately held B2B internet services firm; and various positions at Lucent Technologies, International Business Machines (IBM), Marakon Associates and Data General Corporation. Mr. Lambert received a B.S. in Business Administration from Stonehill College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Mr. Lambert’s initial annual base salary is $450,000 and he will receive a grant of 20,000 options upon his start date and 50,000 restricted stock units representing the Company’s stock in January 2010. All equity awards will be issued under the Company’s Equity Incentive Plan and will vest over a four year period, with 25% of the options vesting upon the one-year anniversary of Mr. Lambert’s start date and the remainder of the options in 1/36th increments per month over the following 3 years and the restricted stock units vesting at a rate of 25% per year. Beginning in 2010, Mr. Lambert will be eligible for a performance bonus of up to 100% of his annual base salary under the Executive Management Bonus Plan. Additionally, upon his arrival, Mr. Lambert and the Company will enter into the Company’s form indemnification agreement for directors and officers, which has been previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company will also provide full reimbursement of any relocation expenses incurred by Mr. Lambert in relocating to San Diego, along with $20,000.00 (gross) to cover temporary living arrangements.