Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee for candidates for election as a director. Erica Rogers, one of our Class I Directors, was recommended by one of our outside legal advisors. Brenda Becker, another one of our Class I Directors, was recommended by Spencer Stuart, an executive search firm.
In evaluating the suitability of individual candidates (both new candidates and current Board members), the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, in recommending candidates for election, and the Board, in approving such candidates, may take into account many factors, including: personal and professional integrity, ethics and values; experience in corporate management, such as serving as an officer or former officer of a publicly held company; strong finance experience; relevant social policy concerns; experience relevant to the Company’s industry; experience as a board member or executive officer of another publicly held company; relevant academic expertise or other proficiency in an area of the Company’s operations; diversity of expertise and experience in substantive matters pertaining to the Company’s business relative to other board members; diversity of background and perspective, including, but not limited to, with respect to age, gender, race, place of residence and specialized experience; practical and mature business judgment, including, but not limited to, the ability to make independent analytical inquiries; and any other relevant qualifications, attributes or skills. The Board evaluates each individual in the context of the Board as a whole, with the objective of assembling a group that can best perpetuate the success of the business and represent stockholder interests through the exercise of sound judgment using its diversity of experience in these various areas.
Stockholder Recommendation of Director Candidates
Stockholders may recommend individuals to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee for consideration as potential director candidates by submitting the names of the recommended individuals, together with appropriate biographical information, background materials and all other information required for nomination as set forth in the Amended and Restated Bylaws, to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, c/o Secretary, Sight Sciences, Inc., 4040 Campbell Ave, Suite 100, Menlo Park, California 94025. In the event there is a vacancy, and assuming that appropriate biographical and background material has been provided on a timely basis and the nomination requirements set forth in the Amended and Restated Bylaws have been complied with, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will evaluate stockholder-recommended candidates by following substantially the same process, and applying the same criteria, as it follows for candidates submitted by others.
Communications from Stockholders
The Board will give appropriate attention to written communications that are submitted by stockholders, and will respond if and as appropriate. Our Secretary is primarily responsible for monitoring communications from stockholders and for providing copies or summaries to the directors as considered appropriate.
Communications are forwarded to all directors if they relate to important substantive matters and include suggestions or comments that our Secretary and Chairperson of the Board consider to be important for the directors to know. In general, communications relating to corporate governance and long-term corporate strategy are more likely to be forwarded than communications relating to ordinary business affairs, personal grievances and matters as to which we tend to receive repetitive or duplicative communications. Stockholders who wish to send communications on any topic to the Board should address such communications to the Board in writing: c/o Secretary, Sight Sciences, Inc., 4040 Campbell Ave, Suite 100, Menlo Park, California 94025.
Board Leadership Structure and Role in Risk Oversight
Our Amended and Restated Bylaws and Corporate Governance Guidelines provide the Board with flexibility to combine or separate the positions of Chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in accordance with its determination that utilizing one or the other structure would be in the best interests of our Company. Currently, the roles of Chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer are separate and distinct. Our Chairperson of the Board is independent and a majority of our Board is comprised of independent directors. Our Board believes that separation of the positions of Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer reinforces the independence of the Board from management, creates an environment that encourages objective oversight of management’s performance and enhances the effectiveness of the Board as a whole. For these reasons, our Board has concluded that our current leadership structure is appropriate at this time.
Since our Chairperson of the Board is independent, we do not currently have a Lead Independent Director. However, our Board will continue to periodically review our leadership structure and may make such changes in