Washington, D.C. 20549


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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 5, 2021

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235 Yorkland Blvd, Suite 900
Toronto, Ontario M2J 4Y8
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Item 5.02.
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On October 5, 2021, Chad Zaring, Venus Concept Inc.’s (the “Company”) Chief Commercial Officer resigned from service with the Company for personal reasons effective October 15, 2021. Mr. Zaring will continue to support the Company as a consultant until March 31, 2022.

On October 7, 2021, Chad Zaring and the Company entered into a Confidential Separation and General Release Agreement (the “Separation Agreement”). Pursuant to the terms of the Separation Agreement, Mr. Zaring is entitled to receive, in connection with his separation, his unpaid regular gross salary through the separation date, in the amount of $12,500. Mr. Zaring will also receive his unpaid commissions earned in the Company’s third fiscal quarter and all authorized expenses incurred until the separation date. The separation payment will be made to Mr. Zaring by October 31, 2021 and is subject to applicable withholdings and deductions.

Mr. Zaring’s options in the Company will continue to vest until March 31, 2022. The Separation Agreement contains a general release of claims for the benefit of the Company and its affiliates and a covenant not to sue, as well as standard confidentiality, non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements.

Chad Zaring and the Company have entered into an Independent Contractor Agreement (the “Consulting Agreement”), effective October 16, 2021. Pursuant to the terms of the Consulting Agreement, Mr. Zaring will provide consulting services to the Company as an independent contractor and is entitled to receive payment of $300 per hour worked. Mr. Zaring will provide such consulting services at the request of the Company and is not anticipated to exceed 10 hours of work per week. The Consulting Agreement will remain in effect until March 31, 2022.

The foregoing summaries are qualified by reference to the Separation Agreement and the Consulting Agreement, which are filed herewith as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2.

Item 8.01.
Other Events.

On October 12, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the resignation of Mr. Zaring as well as the appointment of Ross J. Portaro, effective October 15, 2021, to the position of President of Global Sales, a role that will encompass the responsibilities of Mr. Zaring. A copy of the press release is attached hereto and filed as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Confidential Separation and General Release Agreement dated October 7, 2021 between the Company and Chad Zaring.
Independent Contractor Agreement effective October 16, 2021 between Venus Concept USA Inc. and Chad Zaring.
Press release dated October 12, 2021.
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: October 12, 2021
 /s/ Domenic Della Penna
Domenic Della Penna
Chief Financial Officer