Post-IPO Apria hires general counsel

Mar 02, 2021
Michael-Bryant Hicks previously worked at Elanco Animal Health

Nasdaq-listed Apria has hired Michael-Bryant Hicks as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He is based in Apria’s Indianapolis headquarters.

Before joining home healthcare equipment provider Apria, Hicks worked at Elanco Animal Health as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Prior to that he held general counsel positions at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and the Providence Service Corporation.

Hicks’ appointment follows the retirement of company veteran Raoul Smyth, who most recently was Apria’s executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Smyth joined the company in 1996 and had directed its legal and regulatory functions since 2015. He was involved in key developments at Apria, including its IPO last month.

‘As one of Apria’s earliest employees, Raoul Smyth was woven into the fabric of the company both professionally and personally, and we are incredibly grateful for all of his contributions over the years,’ CEO Dan Starck says in a statement.

‘Raoul’s departure created the need for experienced and talented counsel, and we’re confident that Michael-Bryant Hicks’ extensive corporate legal experience in diverse sectors within healthcare is exactly what we require. We are thrilled to add Hicks’ wealth of expertise to the Apria family and look forward to all that he will bring to the company.’

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