Person Details

Brenton L. Saunders

Brenton L. Saunders

Business Experience

Mr. Saunders has served as Executive Chair of The Beauty Health Company since May 2021. Previously, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Vesper Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (“Vesper”) from July 2020 to May 2021 when Vesper completed a business combination with The HydraFacial Company and the resulting company was renamed The Beauty Health Company. Previously he served as CEO and President of Allergan plc (“Allergan”) from July 2014 to May 2020 when Allergan was acquired by AbbVie, Inc. He was a board member of Allergan from July 2014 to May 2020 and served as its Chair from October 2016 to May 2020. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Forest Laboratories, Inc. (“Forest”) from October 2013 until July 2014 and had served as a board member of Forest beginning in 2011. In addition, Mr. Saunders served as Chief Executive Officer of Bausch + Lomb Incorporated, a leading global eye health company, from March 2010 until August 2013. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Saunders also held a number of leadership positions at Schering-Plough Corporation (“Schering-Plough”), including the position of President of Global Consumer Health Care and was named head of integration for Schering-Plough’s merger with Merck & Co. and for its acquisition of Organon BioSciences. Before joining Schering-Plough, Mr. Saunders was a Partner and Head of Compliance Business Advisory Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 2000 to 2003. Prior to that, he was Chief Risk Officer at Coventry Health Care, Inc. and Senior Vice President, Compliance, Legal and Regulatory at Home Care Corporation of America. Mr. Saunders began his career as Chief Compliance Officer for the Thomas Jefferson University Health System.


Mr. Saunders brings to the Board his extensive leadership experience, including his role as chief executive officer of two global healthcare companies, as well as his financial, strategic and operational experience. He is a natural innovator and leader with a deep understanding of business transformation. Mr. Saunders also has experience serving as a public company outside director.

Independent Director

Age: 52

Director since: 2017