indie Semiconductor, Inc. (INDI) announces the resignation of Bill Woodward and the appointment of Diane Biagianti to its Board of Directors
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indie Semiconductor (Nasdaq: INDI), an autotech solutions innovator, today announced the retirement of Bill Woodward and the appointment of Diane Biagianti to its Board of Directors. Biagianti is currently Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Glaukos Corporation, a publicly traded medical device and pharmaceutical company. Before joining Glaukos in 2020, Biagianti spent nine years as Chief Responsibility Officer at Edwards Lifesciences, a global leader in patient-centric medical innovations for structural heart disease and critical care and surgical surveillance, responsible for the company’s global ethics and compliance, sustainability and information security. Previously, from 2002 to 2009, she held various leadership positions at Advanced Medical Optics, including senior vice president and general counsel, and division vice president and general counsel following Abbott Laboratories’ acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics in 2009-2011 Previously, from 1997 to 2002, she was vice president and assistant general counsel for Experian Information Solutions, Inc. She also served as employment and employment attorney for O’Melveny & Myers LLP and as chief accountant for MJ Seby & Associates. Ltd., Chartered Accountant.
“It was an honor to be a part of Indie’s early journey, providing and directing the original funding and helping lead a talented team of entrepreneurs – now friends – from the beginning,” said Bill Woodward, Founder and CEO by Anthem Ventures. “Indie has an incredible journey ahead and I will always be a long-term believer and investor and as always support Indie’s outstanding management team and board of directors.”
“Over the past two decades, Bill has provided Indie with invaluable advice and guidance, shaping Indie into the successful public company we are today,” said Donald McClymont, co-founder and CEO of Indie. “Bill is visionary and has instilled tenacity, customer focus and financial discipline in our DNA since launching Indie in 2007. I thank him for his many contributions along the way, too long to list in a press release. We simply wouldn’t be where we are today without Bill Woodward and while we will miss him tremendously at board level, I look forward to continuing our longstanding mentorship and friendship.”
“We are pleased to welcome Diane to our board of directors,” said David Aldrich, Indie CEO. “Diane is an accomplished executive with deep legal, corporate governance and cybersecurity expertise. Her insights will be invaluable as indie moves to the next level through organic performance and M&A. I also want to thank Bill for his responsibility for Indie from inception to the completion of our IPO. We will miss him very much.”
“I look forward to joining Indie’s board of directors at this important stage of growth,” said Biagianti. “indie provides enabling technologies and products that underpin multiple strategic megatrends in the automotive semiconductor space. I look forward to using my skills to support Indie’s vision of creating an autotech powerhouse.”
Biagianti earned a law doctorate from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona. She is currently a member of the Audit and Governance Committees for Human Options, a nonprofit organization that supports living free of fear and domestic violence. From 2009 to 2021 she was a board member and from 2019 to 2020 chair of the board of this non-profit organization. She was previously a member of the Orange County Bar Association Corporate Committee and a board member of the Constitutional Rights Foundation. Biagianti has received the PwC Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Ethics in the Medical Device Industry, the Orange County Anti-Defamation League’s Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award, and the Warren Christopher Values Award.