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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.