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.
Jeffrey F. O'Donnell, Sr.
Mr. O’Donnell has served as our director since February 2015; he had previously served as a director from October 2011 until February 2014. Mr. O’Donnell 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. Most recently, Mr. O’Donnell served as the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Trice Medical from 2013 until June 2019. 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. In 2017, Jeff assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors for SpectraWave, a cardiology device company. He joined the AdvaMed Accel Board of Directors in 2016 and serves as an observer on the Membership, Ethics, and Technology and Regulatory committees of the AdvaMed Board. Previously, Jeff served as Chairman of the Board of Strata Skin Sciences (NASDAQ: SSKN) (2 years) as well as Director on the Board at Cardiac Science (7 yrs.) and Endologix (12 yrs.). Jeff is a graduate of LaSalle University in Philadelphia.Mr. O’Donnell brings his experience in the healthcare industry and cardiovascular space, along with his experience with emerging growth companies, which will make him a valuable member of our board of directors.
Andrew L. Filler
Mr. Filler has served as our director since November 2017. Mr. Filler brings to BioSig over 20 years of experience in intellectual property for technology and medical device companies. He currently serves as Partner and General Counsel for Sherpa Technology Group since February 2014. In addition, Mr. Filler had served as General Counsel and Vice President of IP for Nanosys, Inc. since July 2004 and currently consults with the company on business and legal matters. Mr. Filler also served as chief intellectual property counsel at Caliper Technologies from January 2002 until June 2004, senior associate attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges from January 2000 until January 2002, and director of intellectual property at Corvascular from 1997 until 2000. We believe that Mr. Filler’s extensive experience as an intellectual property lawyer and managing extensive intellectual property portfolios make him a valuable member of our board.
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 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
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
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.
Ms. Pease brings to the Company over 30 years of recognition and experience leading organizations in customer centric growth strategy and creating digital leverage powered by data analytics to increase shareholder value. Her global perspective, ability to navigate critical inflection points and direct expertise in scaling businesses and brands are hallmarks of her career. Ms. Pease began her career in advertising with DDB and Mobil Oil, shifting to the IBM Personal Computer account at Lord, Geller, Federico, Einstein and then moving rapidly up the account management ladder at BBDO as leader of the Apple Computer account portfolio. Across a range of executive roles, Ms. Pease has spearheaded major equity building initiatives for companies including Neutrogena, Domino’s, Lifetime TV, L’Oreal Paris, Pizza Hut and Lane Bryant. An on-air and online commentator for CNN, she analyzes the impact of breaking news on perceptions and leadership. Most recently, Ms Pease served as a Partner and Director at BCG (Boston Consulting Group) focused on growth strategy and digital transformation with an emphasis on the healthcare sector. Ms. Pease holds a BA, with High Honors, in English Literature and Film History from Dartmouth College, and is a graduate of the Harvard Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Course at Harvard University.
Mr. Zook is a proven leader in the field of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Through his career at AstraZeneca Plc [LON:AZN], he amassed a wealth of commercialization experience and held several executive positions, including Executive Vice President of Global Commercial Operations, President and Chief Executive Officer – North American division, and President of Medimmune, the company’s wholly-owned biologics division. Under his leadership, AstraZeneca commercialized ten blockbuster brands, each garnering over $1 billion in sales. Working alongside the CEO, CFO, and Head of R&D, Mr. Zook sat on the Portfolio Investment Board (PIB), which set and approved the overall strategy for Research and Development and allocated resources by therapeutic area.
Mr. Zook served or continues to serve on several boards, including the boards of AltheRx, Inhibikase, Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, the National Pharmaceutical Council, PhRMA, the Pennsylvania Division of the American Cancer Society and his alma mater, Frostburg State University.
Mr. Zook earned a B.S. degree from Frostburg State University and an A.A. degree in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.