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Octane Welcomes David Moatazedi, President and CEO of Evolus, to Its Distinguished Board of Directors

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., September 20, 2023Octane, Southern California’s leading catalyst for tech and medtech innovation, is delighted to announce the appointment of David Moatazedi, President and CEO of Evolus, to its esteemed Board of Directors. This strategic addition reflects Octane’s commitment to fostering innovation and driving growth across the region’s technology and medtech sectors.

Octane’s mission is to create a future-focused ecosystem, uniting tech and medtech companies throughout Southern California by facilitating connections between people, resources, and capital. With a vision to ignite innovation and advancement, Octane plays a pivotal role in accelerating the growth and development of these vital industries.

David Moatazedi brings a wealth of experience to the Octane Board of Directors, garnered through his extensive leadership roles in the medtech sector. As the President and CEO of Evolus, he has played a pivotal role in propelling the company to its status as a recognized leader in medical aesthetics. His dedication to innovation and excellence perfectly aligns with Octane’s core objectives.

“I am thrilled to have David join the Octane Board of Directors,” said Bill Carpou, CEO of Octane. “David is a proven leader in both the aesthetics industry and the local community that aligns with Octane’s values and strategic priorities. At Octane, we’ve always been driven by one mission: To fuel innovation and power the growth of Southern California’s tech and medtech landscape by tackling big problems, bringing people together, and offering solutions. David and Evolus share our vision, and I am looking forward to working with David and his team as we continue to elevate our community as a global center of innovation.”

Octane serves as a vital catalyst for innovation by facilitating the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and resources within the region’s tech and medtech communities. By providing essential capital and resources, Octane empowers companies to accelerate their growth, create jobs, and drive economic development.

“I am honored to join the board of directors for Octane, an organization I have long admired for its commitment to driving innovation forward within Southern California,” commented David Moatazedi, President and CEO at Evolus. “Octane is challenging the status quo, changing the way companies collaborate and shaping the future of medtech – the benefit of which I have experienced firsthand while leading a performance beauty company headquartered locally. I am excited to work with a board comprised of such inspiring individuals and do all I can to help bring Octane’s vision to life.”

David Moatazedi’s professional journey has been marked by remarkable achievements. Before joining Evolus, he served as the Senior Vice President of U.S. Medical Aesthetics at Allergan™, where he led a prestigious portfolio of brands. His expertise includes successful acquisitions such as LifeCell™ for $2.9 billion and ZELTIQ® Aesthetics for $2.5 billion.

Prior to his thirteen-year tenure at Allergan, Mr. Moatazedi spent six years at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. 

David Moatazedi’s appointment to the Octane Board of Directors marks a significant milestone in Octane’s journey toward advancing the region’s innovation ecosystem. His invaluable industry knowledge and strategic acumen will undoubtedly contribute to Octane’s ongoing success.

For more information about Octane and its mission, please visit

About Octane
Octane fosters a future-focused ecosystem of tech and medtech companies across Southern California by connecting people, resources, and capital. Octane’s mission is to drive innovation and growth by facilitating the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and resources that fuel the growth and development of Southern California’s tech and medtech industries.

Octane impacts the community through LaunchPad, a top-performing accelerator, Octane Capital & Growth, a platform to provide companies with capital and growth resources, Ignite Series, in person and on-demand leading content and events, and Octane Foundation for Innovation, focused on furthering our mission while advancing diversity and inclusiveness.

Learn more at octaneoc.org. 

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