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Caris Life Sciences: Joseph Gilliam

Caris Life Sciences has appointed Joseph Gilliam to serve on its board of directors, effective April 12. Following his appointment, the company's board will have 10 directors.

Gilliam is the current CFO and senior vice president of corporate development for Glaukos, where he has served since May 2017. Prior to joining Glaukos, Gilliam held various roles at JPMorgan over the course of nearly 20 years. His prior experience includes positions at the Beacon Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

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