Board of Directors
Jeffrey O’Donnell, Chairman
Jeffrey F. O’Donnell was appointed as a member of our Board of Directors effective January 1, 2014. Mr. O’Donnell is Managing Director of BioStar Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in early stage medical devices. His healthcare and medical device background merges traditional corporate and early-stage experience. He has led four successful startups, two of which went public and three were sold, and he has raised over $400 million in equity and debt capital. Of particular relevance are his prior experience and relationships in medical dermatology gained as President and CEO of PhotoMedex, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHMD), a medical device company, from 1999 through 2009. Mr. O’Donnell’s industry experience also includes the formation of Embrella Cardiovascular, a medical device company, in 2007. He was named Chairman and CEO in 2009, and in 2011 the Company was sold to Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW). From 1995-2000 Mr. O’Donnell was President, COO and then promoted to CEO of Cardiovascular Dynamics, Inc., an interventional cardiology company. He led the company from start-up, raised $50 million in an IPO and created strategic alliances with Medtronic and Guidant Corporation. Cardiovascular Dynamics became Radiance Medical Systems, which was purchased by Endologix (Nasdaq: ELGX) in 2000. Mr. O’Donnell remained on the Endologix Board until 2012.
Mr. O’Donnell is currently on the Boards of CD Diagnostics and BioSig Technology and serves as Executive Chairman of Trice Orthopedics, Inc. He holds a BS in Business Administration from LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA. He was a Medical Advisor to Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE). In 2011 he was named the Greater Philadelphia Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year by Ernst & Young, and in 2005 was named the Price Waterhouse Coopers Life Sciences CEO of the Year. Mr. O’Donnell has been a speaker and panelist on general healthcare and insurance reimbursement issues at many conferences and has lectured at various university MBA classes in entrepreneurial studies.
Robert Coradini has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2011 and served as our interim CEO from June to November of 2013. Mr. Coradini currently serves as an expert to the medical device and biotechnology industry. Prior to this and since 1996, Mr. Coradini served in various executive capacities at several Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) Companies. From June 2005 to May 2009, Mr. Coradini served as President of New Ventures for J&J Consumer Products Company which also included leading and growing OrthoNeutrogena (aka OrthoDermatologics), a leader in dermatology care, from January 2006 thru May 2009. From January 2003 through June 2005, Mr. Coradini served as President of CardioVations/Ethicon, a J&J Company involved with cardiac surgery and tissue management. From June 2000 to January 2003, Mr. Coradini was President of Lifescan, a J&J Company that provides medical devices to the diabetes market. Before Lifescan, Mr. Coradini was head of Business Development for J&J’s Medical Devices & Diagnostic Group and before that President of Cordis Endovascular. Prior to J&J, Mr. Coradini was with General Electric for ten years, seven of which were with GE Medical Systems. Mr. Coradini also served on the Board of Directors of WaferGen BioSystems.
Rose Crane was appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director as of November 11, 2013. Most recently Rose was a Partner at Appletree Partners where she was responsible for assessing and recommending products to build the Appletree portfolio, consisting of pharmaceutical products, medical devices and healthcare services. Previously, Rose was Chief Executive Officer and President of Epocrates, where she developed the strategic plan to advance and promote growth at the company. She also organized and directed the efforts for a successful IPO for Epocrates in 2011. Rose served as Company Group Chairman of OTC/Nutritionals at Johnson & Johnson leading the largest worldwide OTC company. She also spent 20 years of her career at Bristol-Myers Squibb, most recently as President of US Primary Care where she managed an operating unit with annual sales of $7.5 billion. Since May of 2013, Rose has served on the board of directors for Novalere, a privately held OTC consumer healthcare company.
Tony Dimun brings over 30 years of successful operational, business development, and financial experience in the healthcare marketplace. Since 2001, Tony has served as Chairman of Nascent Enterprises, LLC, a group of medical industry entrepreneurs focused on successful commercialization of promising medical device inventions. From 1987 to 2001, Tony served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Vital Signs, Inc., a publicly held anesthesia, respiratory and sleep apnea medical device business, providing growth strategies to enhance the Company’s value through highly focused bolt on acquisitions. Vital Signs was sold to GE Medical in 2008 for $1B net of $140 cash on the balance sheet.
During the last 20 years, Tony has been a founding member, investor and mentor to several emerging growth medical enterprises that have matured to commercial status. Of these enterprises, four became public companies and eleven were acquired. Tony has been a director of several public companies including Vital Signs, Bionx Implants, Colorado MedTech, Photomedix, ISS Surgical Systems and numerous private companies in the healthcare industry. He has served on the Board of Advisors of the Rutgers University Technology Center & the Biomaterial Institute of Rutgers University, and through Nascent Enterprises, he provides the University of Pennsylvania with entrepreneurial assistance to commercialize Penn’s medical technology. Prior to 1991, Mr. Dimun held positions as a Certified Public Accountant with national accounting firms and served as Senior VP for an international merchant banking firm specializing in mergers & acquisitions.
Samuel E. Navarro
Mr. Navarro brings a wealth of knowledge and industry expertise in finance, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, equity research and investment management experience in the medical device industry. Mr. Navarro is currently Managing Partner at Gravitas Healthcare, LLC. Before Gravitas, Mr. Navarro was Managing Director of Cowen & Co. in New York City and head of their Medical Technology Investment Banking initiatives, leading a team of senior people, and was responsible for building the franchise across all product categories, including M&A/Advisory and financing services and products. Before Cowen & Co., Mr. Navarro spent over four years at The Galleon Group running the Galleon Healthcare Fund as a Senior Portfolio Manager. He was responsible for all healthcare investments across all sectors, including pharmaceuticals / biopharmaceutical industries, medical technology and hospital supplies, and all areas of healthcare services. Prior to Galleon, Mr. Navarro was Global Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at ING Barings.
Mr. Navarro has also served or serves on the boards of Arstasis, MicroTherapeutics, Jomed, Photomedex and Pixelux Entertainment. Mr. Navarro received an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
David K. Stone
David K. Stone was appointed as a member of our Board of Directors in December 2011 and as our Chairman as of June 15, 2013. In 2006, Mr. Stone founded Liberty Tree Advisors, LLC, a life sciences investment banking and consulting firm where he is currently a Managing Director. Prior to this, from 2000 to 2006 Mr. Stone was a Managing Director and Partner at Flagship Ventures, a venture capital fund focused in the life sciences industry. From 1989 to 1999, Mr. Stone led the biotechnology equity research team at Cowen & Company. Mr. Stone is currently on the Board of Directors of PAKA Pulmonary Pharmaceuticals and of Seahorse Bioscience, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. From 2001 to 2009, he served on the Board of Directors of Oscient Pharmaceuticals, where he served as Chairman from 2005 to 2009.
Kathryn Swintek, was elected to our Board of Directors, in April 2013. Since August 2010, Ms. Swintek has been a Managing Partner and member of the Investment Committee of Golden Seeds Fund 2, and Managing Director of Golden Seeds LLC, an angel investment forum backing women owned or managed early stage and growth companies. Prior to Golden Seeds, Ms. Swintek was a senior executive at BNP Paribas from November 1989 to April 2008, where she most recently served as Managing Director and Global Co-Head of its London-based Financial Sponsors Coverage Group. From 1974 to 1989, Ms. Swintek was a senior executive with Irving Trust Company (now known as BNY Mellon), where she was a Sr. Vice President and held positions in risk management, and acquisition finance, and managed business relationships for the International Division in North Africa and the Near East, as well as in France, where she served as Representative while residing in Paris. Ms. Swintek is Chair of the Governing Board and the Executive Committee of The Committee of 200, a business women’s leadership organization, which she joined in 2003. She serves on the Board of Directors of Trade Settlement, Inc., Turtle & Hughes, Inc., and Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. She is also a member of the Women’s Forum, Women Corporate Directors, and Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation. Ms. Swintek’s serves as the Chairperson of our Audit Committee.
LuAnn Via was elected to our Board of Directors in April 2012. In November 2012 Ms. Via became President and CEO of Christopher & Banks Corporation, a specialty retailer of women’s clothes; a company operating more than 600 retail stores. Prior to this, Ms. Via served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Payless ShoeSource, a unit of Collective Brands, Inc., from July 2008 to October 2012 when the company was acquired and taken private. Before joining Payless ShoeSource, from January 2006 Ms. Via served as group divisional President of Lane Bryant and Cacique store chains and as President of Catherines stores, both divisions of Charming Shoppes, Inc. Prior to this, and for more than 20 years, Ms. Via held several leadership positions with a number of top retailers. Ms. Via is a Board member of Christopher & Banks Corporation and a member of The Committee of 200, a business women’s leadership group.
Robert W. Cook
MelaFind® Scientific Advisory Committee
Martin C. Mihm, Jr., MD (Chairman)
Jeffrey P. Callen, MD
Armand B. Cognetta, Jr., MD
Harold S. Rabinovitz, MD
Darrell S. Rigel, MD
Gary Coventry, MS
Michael Greenebaum, PhD
Mark Szober, MS
Diana Garcia Redruello, MIA
Thomas Rogers, BSBA
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