Director at Biolase
Jess Roper was appointed to the BIOLASE Board of Directors in June 2018 and serves as the Chairman of its Audit Committee. Mr. Roper has considerable financial and audit experience in the sectors of medical devices, life sciences, technology, manufacturing, and financial institutions. He joined San Diego-based Dexcom, Inc., in 2005 and he most recently served as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, retiring in April 2017. Dexcom is a developer and marketer of continuous glucose monitoring systems for ambulatory use by patients and by healthcare providers in the hospital. During his tenure, Dexcom transitioned from a pre-revenue privately held medical device company to a multi-national, publicly traded entity with 2016 worldwide revenues of $573 million. Mr. Roper previously held financial management positions with two other publicly traded companies and one venture funded company and has extensive capital markets experience. Earlier in his career, Mr. Roper was an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and a bank and information systems examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Mr. Roper earned a Master of Science in Corporate Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance from San Diego State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in California and a member of the Corporate Directors Forum.