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Paul T. Gavaris, MD

Founder & Special Advisor to CEO
  • Oculoplastic Surgeon, Practicing and Teaching in D.C.
  • Has Developed 10 original Surgical procedures, Various Instruments
  • First to Use Botox for Facial Spasms in 1985
  • BS, Pharmacy, Rutgers U.; MD, George Washington School of Medicine

Jim Taylor

  • Former President/CEO of Large and Small Medical Device/Service Companies
  • Including Coherent Medical, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Oraya Therapeutics, and 2CTech
  • Officer of Deck/Damage Control Officer on US Nuclear Attack Submarine
  • BS, US Naval Academy; MBA, Johns Hopkins

Chris D. Geddes, Ph.D., FRSC

Consulting Chief Technology Officer
  • Tenured Full Professor, University of Maryland
  • World Expert on Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR)
  • 125+ Patents; 350 Commercial Products; Published 300+ Papers and 40 Books
  • BS Chemistry, Lancaster Univ., UK; Ph.D., University of Wales, UK; FRSC, RSC, UK

Peter Hemingway

Chief Operating Officer
  • 24 Years’ Experience in Ophthalmic, Device, Manufacturing & Service Companies
  • Executive Roles in Finance, General Management, Operations, Corporate Development—Start-up to $8B
  • Mentor Ophthalmics, ESC Medical Systems (now Lumenis), Multi-Site Laser Systems, Becton Dickinson and BVI Medical
  • BS & MBA, Finance, Babson College

Randy McDonald

Business Development Consultant
  • Founder Magnum, Ophthalmic Business Development (M&A, Licensing, Financing)
  • 35+ Years’ Experience in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Operations and Financing—Fortune 500’s & Six Start-ups
  • Bausch+Lomb; Dow Corning; DAC Vision; Quantum Labs; Syntex; HydroCurve
  • BS Kansas State University—Political Science & History, Minor in Business

Bob Schulz

Business Consultant
  • KPMG Consulting & Director of West Coast M&A Group
  • Investment Banker
  • Business Development Consultant in Ophthalmology
  • Corporate Executive in Ophthalmology
  • Director Multiple Early-stage companies
  • BA UC Santa Barbara; MBA USC