Mr. Londoner has served as our director since February 2009 and as our executive chairman since November 2013. Mr. Londoner founded BioSig Technologies, Inc . in February 2009. Mr. Londoner is the Managing Partner of Endicott Management Partners, LLC, a firm dedicated to assisting emerging growth companies in their corporate development and investing needs since 2004. From April 2007 to October 2009, Mr. Londoner was the executive vice president of NewCardio, Inc., a silicon valley based cardiac software company. Mr. Londoner also served as a Director and the architect for the turnaround at Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALQA) from May 2012 to March 2014. Mr. Londoner is a co-founder of Safe Ports Holdings, LLC, in Charleston, South Carolina, a port security and logistics company. Started in July 2005, the company built and sold an inland port development project to Dubai Ports World. The sale, in the fall of 2007, was for almost six times what investors had invested. Mr. Londoner is a member of Safe Ports Board of Directors. Mr. Londoner was the founder and managing partner of Red Coat Capital Management in New York. Founded in late 1996, the hedge fund (long/short equity strategy) grew from its initial base of $ 2 million in assets to a peak of $ 1.1 billion. Mr. Londoner started his investment career at J. & W. Seligman & Co., Inc., a leading institutional money management firm where he rose from research analyst to managing $ 3.5 billion in mutual funds, pension funds, and international assets. He joined Seligman in 1991 and left in 1997. Mr. Londoner graduated from Lafayette College in 1989 with a degree in economics and finance and received his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business in 1994, with a dual major in finance and management. Mr. Londoner just celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary and has four children. Mr. Londoner has been working with Lafayette College to develop and expand a summer internship program designed to provide undergraduate students with high value summer employment in leading growth industries in the U.S.
Jerome B. Zeldis, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Dr. Jerome (“Jerry”) Zeldis joined Sorrento in August 2016 after a nearly 20-year career at Celgene during which he was instrumental in growing Celgene into one of the leading global biopharmaceutical companies. Most recently, Dr. Zeldis held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Global Health and Chief Medical Officer of Celgene. In that capacity, Dr. Zeldis oversaw clinical trials using Celgene’s molecules. Prior to Celgene, Dr. Zeldis was the Associate Director of Clinical Research at Sandoz Research Institute and the Director of Medical Development at Janssen Pharmaceutical Research Institute.
Dr. Zeldis received his medical training in Internal Medicine at the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences and was a clinical and research fellow in gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Additionally, he served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Cornell Medical School, and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Zeldis holds BA and MS degrees from Brown University, and M.Phil., M.D., and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. Dr. Zeldis has published 122 peer-reviewed articles and is a named inventor on 43 US patents. He currently serves as Chairman of the board of Alliqua, Semorex, and Trek Therapeutics, Vice Chairman of MetaStat and serves on the boards of Kalytera Therapeutics, BioSig Technologies, IR Biosciences Holdings, PTC Therapeutics, and Soligenix.
Jeffrey F. O’Donnell, Sr., Director
Jeff O’Donnell, Sr. has extensive experience in the Healthcare industry, merging a solid, traditional corporate background with emerging growth experience. Jeff brings more than 20 years of Board and Chief Executive experience running emerging medical device firms. Businesses under his direct leadership have achieved over $1.5 Billion in value creation from initial public offering of stock or mergers and acquisitions. Currently, Jeff is the President and CEO of Trice Medical. Trice is an emerging growth medical device company developing optical needles used by orthopedic surgeons to diagnose soft tissue damage of joints. In 2008, Jeff started and ran Embrella Cardiovascular, a medical device startup company, which was sold in 2011 to Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE: EW). Prior to Embrella Cardiovascular, Jeff served as President and CEO of PhotoMedex (NASDAQ: PHMD) from 1999 to 2009. Prior to PhotoMedex, Jeff was the President and CEO of Cardiovascular Dynamics. His team took CCVD public on NASDAQ in June of 1996 and purchased Radiance Medical Systems and Endologix (NASDAQ: ELGX). From 1994 to 1995 Jeff held the position of President and CEO of Kensey Nash Corporation (NASDAQ: KNSY). Additionally, he has held several senior sales and marketing management positions at Boston Scientific Corporation, Guidant Corporation and with Johnson & Johnson’s Orthopedic Division. In 2005, Jeff was named LifeSciences CEO of the Year by Price Waterhouse Coopers. In 2011, Jeff was named the Greater Philadelphia Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year by Ernst & Young. Jeff is a previous director for Cardiac Science (7 yrs.) and Endologix (12 yrs.) and is currently on the Board of BioSig Technologies; he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Mela Sciences (NASDAQ: MELA). Jeff is a graduate of LaSalle University in Philadelphia earning a B.S. in Business Administration.
David Weild IV
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 PrudentialSecurities.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 has been chairman of the board of the 9-11 charity Tuesday’s Children. Mr. Weild brings extensive financial, economic, stock exchange, capital markets, and small company expertise to the Company gained throughout his career on Wall Street.
Gregory D. Cash, Director
Greg Cash is an experienced executive and a seasoned industry veteran. He has over 30 years of business experience and has been chief executive officer of several companies, both public and privately held, as well as run global business units of larger companies.
Prior to joining BioSig, Mr. Cash was President and CEO of Argent International, a life sciences consulting firm. Previous positions include President and Chief Executive Officer of NeuroTherm, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a director of HeartSine Technologies, Inc., President, Vascular Therapy and New Businesses for Sorin Group based in Milan, Italy, President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Vasomedical, Inc. a NASDAQ traded public company, Corporate Vice President, Datascope Corporation, and President of its subsidiary, InterVascular, Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer of Eminent Technology Partners and Chief Executive Office of its subsidiary, Eminent Research Systems, Vice President and General Manager, Vascular Therapies, for U.S. Surgical Corporation and spent five years with Boston Scientific Corporation, ultimately as Vice President, Cardiology Sales and Marketing, Europe. He began his career at Medtronic, Inc., where he served 14 years in increasingly senior sales and marketing positions.
Mr. Cash has lived and worked as an expatriate in London, England, Hong Kong, Paris, France and Milan, Italy and speaks French, German and Italian. He holds a B.A. in International Marketing and Business Administration from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Patrick J. Gallagher, Director
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 nearly 20 years of experience on Wall Street and extensive expertise in alternative investments, capital markets, and marketing.
Mr. Gallagher serves as a strategic consultant for Kinex Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a biotechnology 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. 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.
Donald E. Foley, Director
Mr. Foley brings extensive financial, economic, capital markets, executive leadership expertise to BioSig. Mr. Foley was elected chief executive officer and chairman of Wilmington Trust in July 2010 and joined the Board of Directors in July 2006. Prior to becoming CEO of Wilmington Trust, Mr. Foley served as senior vice president, treasurer and director of the ITT Corporation, a supplier of advanced technology products and services. He was responsible for ITT’s capital and financing activities, as well as its pension and defined contribution investments. In addition, he was a member of the company’s Executive Council, chairman of ITT Industries of Canada, and served on the boards of several other direct investments and international subsidiaries.
Previously, Mr. Foley was assistant treasurer for International Paper Company and held a progression of capital market, treasury, and tax-related assignments at Mobil Corporation. He began his career at General Electric. In addition to his experience in leading global companies, Mr. Foley has also been both a member and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in Westchester County, New York since 2005. Through his service to the healthcare sector, Mr. Foley has a developed an appreciation for health care technology and the challenges and opportunities related to hospital administration.
Roy T. Tanaka, Director
Mr. Tanaka has served as our director since July 2012. From 2004 until his retirement in September 2008, Mr. Tanaka served as the worldwide president of Biosense Webster, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, a market and technology leader in the field of electrophysiology. He joined Biosense Webster, Inc. as its U.S. president in 1997. Previously he held a variety of senior management positions at Sorin Biomedical, Inc., including president and chief executive officer, and leadership roles at CooperVision Surgical and Shiley, a division of Pfizer, Inc. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Volcano Corporation, Coherex Medical, Inc., Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Inc., a company using electrophysiology to develop technology to measure the temperature in a lesion during cardiac ablation procedures, and VytronUS Inc. In addition, Mr. Tanaka served as a director of Tomo Therapy until its acquisition in June 2011. Mr. Tanaka brings broad experience in executive leadership in the medical device field. His operational expertise and knowledge of the regulatory environment, both in the U.S. and globally, also bring a valuable perspective.
Seth H. Z. Fischer, Director
Mr. Fischer has served as our director since May 2013. Since September 2013, Mr. Fischer has served as the chief executive officer and director of Vivus, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the treatment of obesity, sleep apnea, diabetes and sexual health. Prior to that, Mr. Fischer served in positions of increasing responsibility with Johnson & Johnson until 2012. Most recently Mr. Fischer served as Company Group Chairman Johnson & Johnson, Worldwide Franchise Chairman Cordis Corporation from 2008 to 2012, which included responsibility for Cordis and Biosense Webster Inc., a market and technology leader in the field of electrophysiology. Previously, he served as Company Group Chairman North America Pharmaceuticals from 2004 to 2007. In this position he had responsibilities for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Janssen and Scios. Mr. Fischer serves on the board of directors of Trius Therapeutics, Inc. We believe that Mr. Fischer’s extensive executive experience in a major health care company and his specific experience in launching and growing new pharmaceutical products make him an ideal candidate for our board.