Ms. Walters-Hoffert co-founded Daré Bioscience Operations, Inc. in 2015 and served as the company’s Chief Business Officer. Following the company’s business combination with Cerulean Pharma Inc. on July 19, 2017, she became the Chief Financial Officer of the renamed company, Daré Bioscience, Inc. Ms. Walters-Hoffert also serves on the board of directors of Flux Power Holdings, Inc. and as chair of its audit committee. For over twenty-five years Ms. Walters-Hoffert was an investment banker focused primarily on raising equity capital for, and providing advisory services to, small-cap public companies. From 2003 to 2015, Ms. Walters-Hoffert worked for Roth Capital Partners as Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division, overseeing the firm’s San Diego office and its activities with respect to medical device, diagnostic and specialty pharma companies. Ms. Walters-Hoffert has held various positions in the corporate finance and investment banking divisions of Citicorp Securities in San José, Costa Rica and Oppenheimer & Co, Inc. in New York City, New York.
Ms. Walters-Hoffert has served as a member of the board of directors of the San Diego Venture Group, as past chair of the UCSD Librarian’s Advisory Board and as past chair of the board of directors of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. She is currently chair of the audit committee of Clearity Foundation. Ms. Walters-Hoffert graduated from Duke University with a BS in Management Sciences, magna cum laude.