Kenneth L. Londoner, MBA
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Director
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Chaussy has served as our chief financial officer on a full-time basis since January 2018. Mr. Chaussy served as our chief financial officer on a part-time basis from May 2011 to January 2018. 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, with a special emphasis towards SEC reporting and compliance, to companies that lack sufficient resources to hire full-time employees to provide such services. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Chaussy provided services as both a chief financial officer and as a consultant to small publicly traded companies. Prior to 2001, Mr. Chaussy served as chief financial officer for a large private distribution and wholesaling company, where he gained international experience. Mr. Chaussy is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is a licensed certified public accountant in Virginia, California, and Florida.
Executive Vice President
Natasha Drapeau (formerly Russkina) has been with the Company since May 2017. She has been primarily responsible for building a foundation for our future European operations out of Geneva, Switzerland, but has since moved into a more central role within the Company. Mrs. Drapeau works closely with our Board of Directors and our strategic partners, including medical centres of excellence and IP advisors, on identifying high potential opportunities for the Company and collaborates with our internal teams on various aspects of our ongoing advancements, such as team expansion, organizational development, operational activities and stakeholder communication. Mrs. Drapeau has over 15 years of experience in international business development, including over 9 years at IG Group Plc, a leading British FTSE 250 financial services company. During this time, she was responsible for the Group’s global business development successfully delivering a number of high-level projects from opening new international branches to global rebranding, and providing all initial and ongoing business support to 16 international offices in Europe, South Africa, Singapore and Australia, a business sector, which accounted for 40% of the Group’s revenue. During her career, she had been appointed by the Board of Directors to open a new IT development office in Eastern Europe and was responsible for all parts of operations. During this assignment, the office grew from 14 inherited members of staff to over 135. Mrs. Drapeau holds two MSc degrees with honors in Management and German from Samara Academy of Economics, and a certificate in Business, International Relations and The Political Economy from The London School Of Economics. Mrs. Drapeau is a member of the Institute of Directors in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Barry Keenan, Ph.D., MBA, PMP
Vice President, Engineering
Dr. Keenan brings to the Company over 20 years of experience in R&D, product development and commercialization and deep industry expertise in a range of sectors, including neuromodulation, deep brain stimulation, sensing, imaging and cardiac pacing. Biomedical engineer by training, Dr. Keenan spent over 9 years at Medtronic Diabetes, where he was responsible for all algorithm development, and successfully developed the algorithms for the MiniMedTM ParadigmTM VeoTM, first semi-closed loop system, and iProTM2 Professional Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), glucose monitoring algorithm. One of the highlights of Dr. Keenan’s career was development and successful clinical evaluation of the MiniMedTM 670G, the world’s first artificial pancreas. This invention became one of the top revenue generating products for Medtronic and the research was featured in Time magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of 2013 and 2016 and named as one of the Best Medical Technologies of 2016.
Since 2014, Dr. Keenan has been actively involved with the Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research as CTO and Vice President of Research & Development, and later as a Board Member of the Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering. During Dr. Keenan’s engagement with the Foundation he managed an R&D department of over 40 scientists and engineers consisting of software, firmware, electrical, mechanical and ASIC groups developing innovative medical devices, implanted neuromodulation and sensing systems.
Dr. Keenan is a winner of several awards, is a Medtronic Technical Fellow, and is being inducted into this year’s College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AMIBE). His team at Medtronic won Technical Contributors of the Year for their work in the Artificial Pancreas, which also achieved ‘Best of What’s New’ in the health category by Popular Science. Dr. Keenan is an inventor of 39 patents and authored over 30 scientific manuscripts and book chapters.
Vice President, Sales
Mr. Kowalski brings to the Company over 30 years of experience in medical device sales, including over 20 years at Biosense Webster, a Johnson & Johnson company. Most recently, he served as Northeast Area Director, a role, in which he was responsible for leading six high-performing cardiac electrophysiology catheter and equipment market sales teams, consisting of 140 sales and clinical support employees. Mr. Kowalski helped drive $175M of disposables and system sales and has consistently exceeded area sales objectives. Having led U.S. strategic planning teams in his previous roles, Mr. Kowalski brings to BioSig proven track record in identifying key business growth opportunities within the cardiac electrophysiology market.
Mr. Kowalski is a holder of numerous Biosense Webster leadership awards, including a record 18-year Founders Club Award, and several “Area and Region of the Year” awards.
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Mrs. Scott brings to the Company over 30 years of experience in medical devices, including over 20 years in electrophysiology (EP). Most recently, she served as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Biosense Webster (Johnson & Johnson), a role, in which she was responsible for primarily U.S. engagement of physicians and management of several Advisory Boards. Prior to that role, Mrs. Scott was managing a team responsible for driving customer engagement and education, including development of product demonstration and training sites, management of key accounts and liaison between internal clinical and field clinical trials teams. During her career with Biosense Webster, Mrs. Scott also served as Global Product Director for Atrial Fibrillation, the role in which she developed, executed and managed EP/Afib Centers of Excellence. She brings to BioSig extensive experience in defining customer needs and promoting key account relations and activities.
FDA and Regulatory Advisor
Mrs. Wittwer brings to BioSig over 15 years of experience in global regulatory affairs on behalf of public and private companies, most notably Trice Medical, Inc., Embrella Cardiovascular, Inc. (acquired by Edwards Lifesciences in 2011) and Cardica, Inc. (IPO in 2006). During her career, Mrs. Wittwer has successfully received FDA 510(k) clearance and CE Mark for numerous new technologies, including mi-eye(TM) and mi-eye 2(TM) visualization systems for Trice Medical and CE mark for Embrella Cardiovascular’s Embolic Deflector system for the use during transcatheter heart valve procedures.
Vice President, Administration
Ms. Mikolaitis helped co-found BioSig Technologies, Inc. in February 2009. As Vice President of Administration, her role encompasses a wide range of duties that began with co-writing the business plan to now co-writing marketing materials and SEC filings. She supports many of the departments of the Company including shareholder/investor/public relations, accounting/finance, legal, marketing, human resources, and research and development. Ms. Mikolaitis is also President of Miko Consulting Group, Inc., a firm that provides marketing research and administrative support to life science companies.