Our Team

Anthony Sampietro 

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer 

Anthony has more than 17 years of experience developing and running successful ophthalmology medical device and pharmaceutical business units with some of the world's largest eye care companies (i.e. Alcon, Abbott and J&J) and several successful startups (i.e. Optimedica & LENSAR). Educated at University of Connecticut.


Damien Goldberg, MD 

Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer 

Dr. Goldberg has more than 14 years of experience as a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in advanced corneal, cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Goldberg is Chief of Ophthalmology at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, a clinical instructor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, member of the ASCRS FDA committee and has participated in more than 65 clinical trials and investigator studies. Educated at Georgetown Medical Center and fellowship trained in Cornea and External Disease at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Goldberg also received an MBA from Georgetown University. 


Charlie Hicks 

Chief Financial Officer 

Charlie has seven years of experience in finance, including advising emerging growth health care companies on capital raises, mergers, and acquisitions and other financial matters. With proven success operating private equity-backed lower middle market healthcare companies, Charlie was previously employed at Drake Partners, General Electric, and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Educated at Fairfield University. 


Eric Garner 

Director of Marketing 

Eric has a decade of marketing and communications experience designing and implementing strategic communications campaigns in the public and private sectors. Previous work experience includes developing marketing and public relations strategies for Ford, TrueCar, Yokohama Tires and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. He also served as the lead communications strategist for a $500 million healthcare development project while employed at one of the nation's largest preventive health agencies. Educated at Portland State University. 


Amy Castillo 

Product Manager 

With a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Mount St. Mary’s University, combined with working in the accounting department at Travelers Insurance, Amy became the first employee hired by Ocular Science. That was back in 2015. She spent more than three years as a Key Account Executive before being promoted to Product Manager, where she is involved with nearly all phases of the company, from customer service and inside sales to digital marketing and social media.