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Newport Beach lifestyle healthcare startup Alphaeon Corp. said it named Bob Rhatigan chief operating officer.
He joins Alphaeon from Carlsbad-based SkinMedica Inc., part of Allergan Inc. of Irvine, where he was senior vice president, general manager and chief executive.
Rhatigan worked at Allergan before SkinMedica as a senior vice president for the drug maker’s facial aesthetics business.
Alpaheon recently signed a lease to move its headquarters from Newport Beach to Irvine this year. The company currently shares office space with private equity firm Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, which formed Alphaeon last summer.
Alphaeon, which has been the subject of industry chatter that it’s a candidate for an initial public offering this year, announced in a separate news release the launch of a patient financing program called Alphaeon Credit that’s expected to roll out next month.