World-Class Leadership

BioSig is led by a team of experienced professionals and experts and overseen by a board of directors with decades of experience working with both blue-chip brands and start-ups. Together, this team brings a distinctive skill set to managing and growing the company.

Skill Set

BioSig’s founder and CEO, Ken Londoner, has a proven track record as a business entrepreneur, a biomedical executive, and an investment expert. His career highlights include founding Safe Port Holdings, which was sold for 6x investments; serving as EVP for New Cardio, a Silicon Valley cardiac software company; and founding Red Coat Capital Management, which grew from $2 million to more than $1 billion in assets.

The other members of our small but growing executive team have solid credentials in their respective areas of expertise, including management experience at top global companies.

Likewise, our advisory board members bring decades of private- and public-sector experience in relevant fields such as healthcare, life sciences, technology, and capital markets.

BioSig’s board of directors comprises executives who have worked at some of the largest and most influential medical device companies; capital market and investment experts from leading institutions; and leaders of healthcare startups and emerging growth companies.

Management Team

Kenneth L. Londoner, MBA

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Director

Kenneth L. Londoner, MBA

Kenneth L. Londoner, MBA

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Director

Mr. Londoner is a capital markets and capital architecture expert and a senior life science executive. Having started his career as a research analyst for J. & W. Seligman & Co., Inc., a leading institutional money management firm in New York City, NY, he quickly found himself at the forefront of the biotech industry in the early 1990s, leading him to manage $3.5 billion in mutual and pension funds and international assets.

His passion for medical innovation led him to co-found, govern and bring to the public market a number of life science companies, including BioSig Technologies, Inc. [Nasdaq:BSGM]. Working in close collaboration with key opinion leaders in electrophysiology, BioSig aims to improve the outcomes of cardiac ablations for the treatment of arrhythmias through novel technological solutions developed by the company, and further apply its core competency in advanced biomedical signal processing and analysis to other areas of medicine.

His prior experience in recognizing the early potential of biotech led Londoner to form the Alliance for Advancing Bioelectronic Medicine, an independent non-profit network of professionals dedicated to innovation at the intersection of healthcare and technology. The Alliance aims to increase awareness of bioelectronic medicine and build a platform for collaboration among stakeholders. Over the last decade, Londoner formed top level relationships with a number of medical centers of excellence such as Mayo Clinic, NYU Langone Hospital and UCLA, as well as other stakeholders, including investment communities, intellectual property experts and supply chain partners.

Steve Chaussy

Chief Financial Officer

Steve Chaussy

Steve Chaussy

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Chaussy has served as Chief Financial Officer of BioSig Technologies, Inc., since May of 2011, making him one of the Company’s most veteran executives. He brings an impressive array of professional experiences, detailed protocols, and an adept understanding of the financial operations of public companies.

Mr. Chaussy has an extensive entrepreneurial growth and development background from working for Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., a Penske Corporation subsidiary, where his improvements of management and reporting tools allowed the Company to double in size. Since 2005, Mr. Chaussy has been the sole proprietor of Anna & Co., Inc., a consulting company that offers services to small publicly traded companies. Anna & Co., Inc. provides general financial and accounting services, emphasizing SEC reporting and compliance, to companies that lack sufficient resources to hire full-time employees to offer such services. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Chaussy provided services as both a Chief Financial Officer and a consultant to small publicly traded companies. Before 2001, Mr. Chaussy served as the chief financial officer for a large private distribution and wholesaling Company, where he gained international experience.

Mr. Chaussy is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is a licensed, certified public accountant in Virginia, California, and Florida.

Gray Fleming

Chief Commercial Officer

Gray Fleming

Gray Fleming

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Fleming brings to the Company over 20 years in the healthcare industry, including 17 years at Abbott Laboratories and St. Jude Medical. During his tenure with Abbott, Mr. Fleming held several commercial leadership positions, including Vice President of Cardiac Sales, when he led sales and customer relationship management activities in some of the most significant strategic areas of focus. Mr. Fleming’s experience in delivering high-performing sales management initiatives led to substantial revenue growth with several key accomplishments, including the successful contracting of multiple leading IDN and GPO organizations. These initiatives resulted in some of the largest market share gains in the company’s history while also delivering substantial overhauls of historically underperforming regions throughout the Central Time Zone. Most recently, Mr. Fleming held the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Carecubes, a company created to provide a temporary and scalable negative pressure isolation technology solution based upon original joint request from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mr. Fleming holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a Major in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas and a certificate in Leadership in Excellence and Development (LEAD) Program from the University of Texas.

John Sieckhaus

Chief Operating Officer

John Sieckhaus

John Sieckhaus

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sieckhaus brings to the Company 30 years in the healthcare industry, including 21 years at St. Jude Medical and Abbott Laboratories [NYSE: ABT]. During his tenure with St. Jude Medical, Mr. Sieckhaus held commercial leadership positions of rising responsibility, including U.S. National Sales Leader, Senior Vice President & General Manager when he led sales and customer relationship management activities in the United States across all cardiovascular product lines.   Mr. Sieckhaus's experience in building and leading high-performance teams, in addition to integrating multiple new and novel technologies and introducing them commercially, led to significant revenue growth for St. Jude Medical over his career. Most recently, Mr. Sieckhaus held the position of Vice President – Field Clinical Affairs for Abbott for the United States and CALA, where he created a world-class field clinical and monitoring team to support clinical trials across multiple business units within Abbott's Cardiovascular portfolio. Mr. Sieckhaus holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Brenda Castrodad

Vice President, Human Resources

Brenda Castrodad

Brenda Castrodad

Vice President, Human Resources

A seasoned executive, Ms. Castrodad brings a wealth of experience in leading organizational development in start-ups and Fortune 500 companies within the life sciences sector. Most recently, Ms. Castrodad led the HR department at TissueTech, Inc., a Miami, FL-based biotech leader in regenerative amniotic tissue-based products, where she was responsible for transformation and automation of the company’s HR practices, talent planning, and team building. Prior to TissueTech, Inc., Ms. Castrodad spent six years at HeartWare, Inc., a heart failure medtech company acquired by Medtronic [NYSE:MDT] in 2016 for $1.1 billion. By optimizing the internal talent acquisition function and aligning business practices, Ms. Castrodad helped grow the organization from approx. 80 to 500+ staff which achieved approx. $250 million in revenues before the acquisition. Earlier in her career, Ms. Castrodad spent 16 years at Schering-Plough Corp, a pharmaceutical company acquired in 2009 for $41.1 billion by Merck & Co. [NYSE:MRK]. Ms. Castrodad holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences – Human Welfare from the University of Puerto Rico and a Labor Relations Certificate from the University of Michigan.

Andrew Ballou

Vice President, Investor Relations

Andrew Ballou

Andrew Ballou

Vice President, Investor Relations

Mr. Ballou brings to BioSig over 25 years of experience in capital markets, including institutional equity sales and research analysis. Most recently, Mr. Ballou served as Managing Director, Head of Institutional Equity Sales at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC., a role in which he oversaw key accounts, including large multi-manager hedge funds, mutual funds and dedicated sector funds. Prior to that role Mr. Ballou managed selected key account coverage at RBC Capital Markets, including Millennium Partners, Soros Fund Management, SIR Capital, Columbia Threadneedle, Two Sigma Investments and Times Square Capital Management. During the course of his career Mr. Ballou analyzed various private and public companies in healthcare, media and retail sectors. Mr. Ballou graduated from Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Katie Freshwater

Vice President, Marketing

Katie Freshwater

Katie Freshwater

Vice President, Marketing

Ms. Freshwater brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience in healthcare and technology, including senior positions at several leading medtech companies such as Cardinal Health, Medtronic, and Kimberly-Clark Healthcare. During her tenure at Cardinal Health, Ms. Freshwater served as Senior Director of Digital Marketing, e-Commerce, and Brand where she oversaw the development of marketing tech strategy and a team of 20+ digital marketers, content creators, and paid media strategists. More recently, Ms. Freshwater founded FRESH20 Consulting, where she has served as Senior Consultant providing independent marketing services and modern sales solutions for businesses ranging from early state startup-ups to large corporations.

At BioSig, Ms. Freshwater will work directly with all facets of the company to develop, implement, and manage the Company’s strategic and tactical marketing activities. She will be responsible for developing and delivering a fully integrated marketing strategy, to include MarTech and MarCom functions. She will also help drive the BioSig brand and its visibility across print and digital media while providing best-in-class tailored approaches to drive sustainable growth for the business.

Ms. Freshwater holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver and an MBA from Baylor University.

Olivier Chaudoir

Senior Director of Marketing

Olivier Chaudoir

Olivier Chaudoir

Senior Director of Marketing

Mr. Chaudoir brings to BioSig over 20 years of medical technology experience, including over 15 years in electrophysiology. Most recently, Mr. Chaudoir served as WW Senior Global Strategic Marketing Director at DePuy Synthes (a Johnson & Johnson company), a role, during which he led strategic competitive assessments in the sector of spinal enabling technologies and established a multi-generation technology roadmap and execution plan. Prior to it, Mr. Chaudoir spent 17 years at Biosense Webster in the U.S., France and Belgium. During this time, he progressed from the field clinical support roles to Atrial Fibrillation Specialist to Regional Business Director and successfully led the company’s operations in Northern and Southern California. One of the highlights of Mr. Chaudoir’s career include a successful global launch of CARTOÒ3 Navigation System. Mr. Chaudoir’s contributions to this product launch include development of innovative commercial marketing programs to enable customer acceptance for the US, Japanese and Chinese electrophysiology markets. Mr. Chaudoir is a holder of a Marketing Mastery Award (FUSE JNJ MD&D Global Surgery). He graduated from Pole Academique de Bruxelles (Belgium) school with the BSc degree in Biomedical Electronics Engineering and University of Sussex in the UK with a MSc degree in Digital Electronics and Parallel Processing Systems. Mr. Chaudoir completed The Berkeley Executive Leadership Program and is bilingual in French and English.

Manasi Patwardhan

Senior Director of Strategic Planning

Manasi Patwardhan

Manasi Patwardhan

Senior Director of Strategic Planning

Ms. Patwardhan brings to BioSig over 18 years of program management and product development experience with several Fortune 500 companies in the medical technology, pharma and healthcare verticals. A biomedical engineer by training, Ms. Patwardhan’s core competencies span manufacturing and vendor management, systems engineering, cross-functional team leadership and process improvements. Most recently, Ms. Patwardhan was in a technical program management role at Verily Life Sciences, LLC, an Alphabet, Inc. company, a role, in which she led hardware development for a class III therapy technology program as well as supply-chain and vendor management. Prior to that, Ms. Patwardhan was employed by Boston Scientific - Neuromodulation, where she was responsible for delivering a range of technology and product development programs, including commercially launched products in the Spinal Cord Stimulation portfolio as well as a connected health eco system. Earlier in her career Ms. Patwardhan was with Medtronic Diabetes, where she led product development efforts for class II therapy, diagnostic and combination products. Her work involved the delivery of engineering solutions from cross-functional teams comprising human factors, marketing, industrial design, hardware and software design and third-party vendors. Ms. Patwardhan holds a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California Los Angeles and Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineering from University of Pune, India.

Zachary Koch, CCDS, CEPS

Zachary Koch, CCDS, CEPS

Clinical Director

Zachary Koch brings over 20 years of experience in clinical strategy and sales in electrophysiology and cardiovascular devices. Mr. Koch joins BioSig’s leadership following a 16-year tenure at Abbott and St. Jude Medical, where he held numerous positions across the company’s clinical, sales, training, and commercial teams. Mr. Koch has personally supported over 5000 cardiac mapping procedures, and has created and lead several advanced training and education initiatives for St Jude Medical and Abbott EP. More recently, within his role as Manager of Strategic EP Clinical Development, Mr. Koch successfully founded and launched the Key Accounts Organization for Abbott EP and led the business and clinical strategy across nine National Key Accounts. These efforts generated a 20% increase in EP case volume and revenue for the company. He also founded the AAA advanced training program that led to a significant improvement of clinical support with the Key Accounts Organization.  He has been recognized for his sales and business delivery as a three-time recipient of Abbott’s Field Service Award, an honor bestowed upon the top clinical specialists in the US sales division.  He is also a certified electrophysiology and cardiac device specialist, a distinguished honor apportioned by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners. 

Mr. Koch served as a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy.  He provided infantry medical support for the Second Marine Division and the Executive Medical Team at the National Naval Medical Center in Washington DC. He holds a degree in Cardiovascular Technology from the Naval School of Health Sciences, where he graduated with honors and distinction.

Advisory Board

Sim Farar

Sim Farar

Advisor

Mr. Farar brings to Biosig over 30 years of experience in both public and private sectors. Most recently, Mr. Farar was nominated by President J. Biden to serve as one of four United States representatives for the 76th Session General Assembly of the United Nations. This nomination follows his appointment as United States Representative to the 54th General Assembly from 1999-2000.  Remarkably, this is only the second time in history for someone to be appointed twice.

In February 2011, again following presidential appointment and confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Mr. Farar served as a Commissioner to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, which is charged with appraising U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform and influence foreign publics. The Commission reports to the President, the Secretary of State, and Congress. He currently serves as Chair of that Commission. From 2011 to 2005, he also served on the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles

In the private sector, Mr. Farar has served as CEO, Chairman of the Board, Director, and consultant to a number of companies, including JDF Investment CO. LLC, IFC Financial Services Corp, and has served as an adviser to several other private and public companies.

Dr. Ramachandra Malya, M.D.

Dr. Ramachandra Malya, M.D.

Advisor

Dr. Malya brings to BioSig over 40 years of experience in the medical field. His strong business acumen has allowed Dr. Malya to serve as Founding Board Member of several successful healthcare entities and two Texas savings banks with valuations in excess of one billion dollars. Throughout his career, Dr. Malya raised capital for a number of promising healthcare start-ups and managed an important family office funds with extensive medical relationships. Dr. Malya is a Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine and American College of Managed Care Medicine.

Kent Bennett Williams

Kent Bennett Williams

Advisor

Mr. Williams brings over 30 years of experience in capital markets, strategic investments and business development across the life science, automotive and technology sectors. Most recently, Mr. Williams served as an independent director and adviser to private and public companies such as Sherpa Technology Group, Ener-Core, ViZn Energy Systems, ZAF Energy Systems and ITUS Corporation. He provided strategic counsel at Merrill Lynch & Co. and was appointed Vice Chairman of the American Stock Exchange ITAC Committee. Mr. William’s contributions to BioSig will continue to be in the areas of intellectual property creation and strategy, financing strategy, shareholder development, and manufacturing.

David-Andrew (D.A.) Wallach

David-Andrew (D.A.) Wallach

Advisor

Mr. Wallach brings to BioSig extensive experience in advising and investing in early stage technology companies, including SpaceX, Doctor on Demand, Ripple, Glympse, Beam and Spotify, where he was the official Artist in Residence.

Forbes selected D.A. as one of its 30 Under 30, and Fast Company named him one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. In 2015, he launched Inevitable Ventures, an investment partnership with multibillionaire Ron Burkle that supports radical entrepreneurs in areas including healthcare, the life sciences, and financial technologies.

Frank J. Quintero

Frank J. Quintero

Advisor

Mr. Quintero is a Principal at The Yucaipa Companies, a premier investment firm founded by Ron Burkle in 1986. His responsibilities as a Principal of the firm encompass deal origination, negotiating transactions, investor relations and corporate communications. Working closely with The Yucaipa Companies' founder, Mr. Quintero actively participated in multiple phases of the investment process since joining the firm. The Yucaipa Companies has completed mergers and acquisitions valued at more than $35 billion.

Prior to joining The Yucaipa Companies, Mr. Quintero served as Special Assistant to California Governor Gray Davis. In this position he served as a liaison to labor officials and business groups; as well as local, state, and national elected officials. Mr. Quintero was also an advisor to Governor Davis on over 300 boards and commission appointments within the California state government. Under Governor Davis' leadership the Appointments Unit placed more women and people of color in appointed positions than any of California's previous governors.  

Active in numerous statewide and local political campaigns, in 1998 Mr. Quintero worked as State Field Director for the California Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign. As part of the three-person team managing a budget of several million dollars, Mr. Quintero directed over thirty offices throughout the state and oversaw print, radio, and direct mail advertising. His efforts on behalf of the Coordinated Campaign's “Get-Out-The-Vote” drive produced record voter registration and turnout in low-income communities.

Based on his experience unifying divergent groups, Mr. Quintero was chosen as one of 60 Americans to receive a Marshall Fellowship in 2001. He became part of a team of scholars and government officials brought together to advise European Union member nations, NGOs, and the head of NATO on economic integration and immigration policy.

Zachariah P. Zachariah, M.D.

Zachariah P. Zachariah, M.D.

Advisor

Previously, Dr. Zachariah served on the Florida Board of Governors of the State University system from 2003 to 2010 and from 2017 to May 2019. He has been practicing interventional cardiology at Holy Cross Hospital since 1976 and as its Director of Cardiovascular Services until 2010. He has also served on the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health from 1990 to 1993 and as a member of the U.S. delegation to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He also served as Chairman of the Florida Board of Medicine from 1990-1992, 2000-2001 and 2013-2014. He also served as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001.

Dr. Zachariah is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology and specializes in cardiology, cardiac catheterization, and interventional cardiology and has performed more than 30,000 heart catheterizations and interventional procedures in Broward County. He co-authored several scientific papers, and participated in various clinical trials.

He received his medical degree from the Armed Forces Medical College in India, and then completed his residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. He also completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Zachariah is a holder of numerous awards, including the Ellis Island American Legend Award, the Golden Heart Award from the American Heart Association, Freedom Foundation Medal of Honor from the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge, and Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Anthony Amato

Anthony Amato

Advisor

Mr. Amato brings over twenty years of corporate executive leadership and entrepreneurial expertise in the medical industry to BioSig’s advisory board. He founded Amega Scientific Corporation in 1999 and grew the company from a start-up operation to a worldwide multi-million dollar industry leader. After the sale of Amega Scientific, Amato served as director of sales for Mesa Labs in Denver, CO, a Nasdaq listed corporation (Nasdaq: MLAB), where he specialized in providing quality control products to ensure safety and efficacy for in-hospital medical devices.

As a natural-born entrepreneurial thinker and business leader, in 2017, Amato founded InQuest Science, which focuses on troubleshooting product defect issues and providing advanced medical device training. Mr. Amato has hands-on executive skills at engaging and influencing key stakeholders to grow business and optimize profits.

Board of Directors

Kenneth L. Londoner, MBA

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Director

Kenneth L. Londoner, MBA

Kenneth L. Londoner, MBA

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Director

Mr. Londoner is a capital markets and capital architecture expert and a senior life science executive. Having started his career as a research analyst for J. & W. Seligman & Co., Inc., a leading institutional money management firm in New York City, NY, he quickly found himself at the forefront of the biotech industry in the early 1990s, leading him to manage $3.5 billion in mutual and pension funds and international assets.

His passion for medical innovation led him to co-found, govern and bring to the public market a number of life science companies, including BioSig Technologies, Inc. [Nasdaq:BSGM]. Working in close collaboration with key opinion leaders in electrophysiology, BioSig aims to improve the outcomes of cardiac ablations for the treatment of arrhythmias through novel technological solutions developed by the company, and further apply its core competency in advanced biomedical signal processing and analysis to other areas of medicine.

His prior experience in recognizing the early potential of biotech led Londoner to form the Alliance for Advancing Bioelectronic Medicine, an independent non-profit network of professionals dedicated to innovation at the intersection of healthcare and technology. The Alliance aims to increase awareness of bioelectronic medicine and build a platform for collaboration among stakeholders. Over the last decade, Londoner formed top level relationships with a number of medical centers of excellence such as Mayo Clinic, NYU Langone Hospital and UCLA, as well as other stakeholders, including investment communities, intellectual property experts and supply chain partners.

David Weild IV

David Weild IV

Director

Mr. Weild has served as a director since May 2015. Mr. Weild is founder, chairman, and CEO of Weild & Co., Inc., parent company of the investment banking firm Weild Capital, LLC. Prior to Weild & Co., Mr. Weild was vice chairman of NASDAQ, president of PrudentialFinancial.com and head of corporate finance and equity capital markets at Prudential Securities, Inc. Mr. Weild holds an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. Mr. Weild is currently on the board of PAVmed. From September 2010 to June 2011, Mr. Weild served on the board of Helium.com, until it was acquired by R.R. Donnelly & Sons Co. Since 2003, Mr. Weild was a director and then chairman of the board of the 9-11 charity Tuesday’s Children.   He became chairman emeritus in late 2016 and still serves on the board.  Mr. Weild brings extensive financial, economic, stock exchange, capital markets, and small company expertise to the Company gained throughout his career on Wall Street.  He is a recognized expert in capital markets and has spoken at the White House, Congress, the SEC, OECD and the G-20 on how market structure can be bettered to improve capital formation and economic growth.

Patrick J. Gallagher

Patrick J. Gallagher

Director

Mr. Gallagher has served as our director since July 2014. Mr. Gallagher, MBA, CFA, is an accomplished capital markets executive, advisor, and investor with a distinguished record of success in both the public and private markets. He has over 20 years of experience on Wall Street and extensive expertise in alternative investments, capital markets, and marketing. Since September 2014, Mr. Gallagher has served as Senior Managing Director and head of healthcare sales at Laidlaw & Co. (UK) Ltd. Mr. Gallagher serves as a strategic consultant for Athenex, Inc., a biopharmaceutical firm focused on next-generation therapies in oncology and immunology and was the vice president of business development and investor relations from September 2012 to October 2013. He also sits on the board of directors at Cingulate Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative new products for ADHD since July 2013; as well as Evermore Global Advisors, a global money manager since May 2015.  In November 2010, he was appointed by broker Concept Capital, a division of Sanders Morris Harris, as a Managing Director and the head of institutional sales. In 2001, Mr. Gallagher co-founded BDR Research Group, LLC, an independent sell-side research firm specializing in healthcare investing, financing and operations, and served as its chief executive officer until November 2010. Prior to 2001, he held various sales positions at investment and research firms Kidder Peabody, PaineWebber and New Vernon Associates. Mr. Gallagher is a CFA charter holder, received his MBA from Pennsylvania State University and holds a B.S. degree in finance from the University of Vermont. We believe that Mr. Gallagher’s experience in capital markets and marketing, with extensive expertise concentrated in the life sciences space, make him a valuable resource on our board.

Donald E. Foley

Donald E. Foley

Director

Mr. Foley has served as our director since October 2015. Mr. Foley was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Wilmington Trust Corporation from 2010-2011. Prior to Wilmington Trust Corporation, Mr. Foley was senior vice president, treasurer and director of tax for ITT Corporation, a supplier of advanced technology products and services. Prior experiences include executive positions with International Paper Company, Mobil Corporation and General Electric Company. Mr. Foley currently serves on the board of directors of AXA Equitable EQAT and Wilmington Trust Mutual Fund Complexes. Mr. Foley also served on the boards of directors of M&T Corporation from 2011-2012 and of Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington Funds,  and Wilmington Trust Corporation from 2007-2011. In addition, Mr. Foley serves as chairman of the board of trustees of the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and Burke Medical Research Institute, as well as the W. Burke Foundation since 2009 during which time the Hospital merged with the MonteFiore Hospital System. Mr. Foley served as an advisory board member of M&T Corporation Trust and Investment Committee, Goldman Sachs Asset Management Groups and Northern Trust Company. Mr. Foley holds an M.B.A. from New York University, and a B.A. from Union College where he had served as a trustee, and as chairman of the President’s Council. He also served as a trustee of the Covent of the Sacred Heart; and currently serves as a trustee at the Sacred Heart Network of schools and chairman of the board at New Beginning Family Academy, a charter school in Bridgeport, CT. Mr. Foley brings extensive financial, economic, capital markets and executive leadership expertise to our board gained through his successful career on Wall Street and the Fortune 500.

Frederick D. Hrkac

Frederick D. Hrkac

Director

Mr. Hrkac has served as our director since April 2022. Mr. Hrkac has more than 30 years of experience in the medical device industry as an executive and corporate board director. He is currently serves on the board of Serres in Helsinki, Finland since September 2018, and Spineart in Geneva, Switzerland as chairman of the board since August 2017. In 2017, he served as senior vice president corporate development and from 2014-2016 served a senior vice president of global commercial operations of Biosensors International. From 2009-2011, Mr. Hrkac served as Europe, Middle East & Africa president of Boston Scientific where he was responsible for close to $2 billion of sales. From 2005-2009, Mr. Hrkac was an executive of Sorin Group CRM, Paris, France. And, from November 1990-April 2005 he lived in 6 different countries working as an executive for Johnson & Johnson including Biosense Webster, a Johnson & Johnson company having laid the groundwork strategically for the most successful J&J division of the last 20 years with sales growing from a few hundred million dollars to several billion dollars.  Mr. Hrkac holds an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration from the Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario Canada and currently resides in Zagreb, Croatia. Mr. Hrkac brings extensive expertise in global marketing and strategic business development, making him a valuable resource for our Board.

James Klein

James Klein

Director

Mr. Klein has served as our director since May 2022. Mr. Klein has more than 30 years of experience in the semi-conductor industry. He recently retired from Qorvo (previously TriQuint) where he was the President of Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP) from 2015-2021 and prior to that the Vice President and General Manager of IDP from 2011-2015. Qorvo’s IDP is leader in the development of radio frequency or RF semi-conductor products. Mr. Klein was also the president of Qorvo Biotechnologies (2020-2021). Qorvo Biotechnologies was focused on bringing innovative RF technology to the medical testing market. Mr. Klein spent the early part of his career at Texas Instruments (1988-1997) and Raytheon (1997-2011) - most of this part of his career was focused on the development and deployment of advanced semi-conductor technologies. Mr. Klein has both a B.S. and M. S. in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University - he is an ongoing member and former chair of the department’s External Advisory Council. Mr. Klein brings to the Company skills in organizational leadership, change management, technology development and growth strategies that lead to growth and value, making him a valuable resource for our Board.

James J. Barry, Ph.D.

James J. Barry, Ph.D.

Director

Dr. Barry has more than 30 years of experience in the medical device industry as an executive and corporate board director. He is currently Principal Owner at Convergent Biomedical Group LLC., a company providing advisors services to the life sciences industry. Prior to Convergent, Dr. Barry was President and CEO at InspireMD, Inc. (Nasdaq NSPR) and platform technology, Arsenal Medical. Dr. Barry spent most of his career at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) with increasing roles of responsibility culminating as Sr. Vice President of Corporate Technology. While at Boston Scientific, Dr. Barry led the development and launch of the TAXUS drug-eluting coronary stent that achieved annual sales exceeding $3 billion. 

Dr. Barry is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publication and holds more than 40 U.S. and international patents. He holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and a B.A. in Chemistry form St. Anselm College.