Our People

Management

Paul Burton, JD, MBA

Paul Burton, JD, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Paul has over 15 years experience in corporate finance and strategic advisory, including as an Investment Banker with Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in NYC & London. He has helped raise over $15B in financing for a broad array of companies.

Chris Bryant, PhD

Chris Bryant, PhD

Director of Product Development

As an experienced biopharmaceutical management professional, Chris brings more than 25 years in R&D management. He is the Founder of Sagitta Biotherapeutics and Vice President of Technical Operations at Levo Therapeutics. He is a specialist in biologics development through all phases.

Mukesh Kumar, PhD, RAC

Mukesh Kumar, PhD, RAC

Director of Regulatory Affairs

Mukesh is the former Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs at Amarex Clinical Research and prior Staff Scientist at National Institute of Health (NIH). He is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership at George Washington University

Rick Hubbard, MD

Rick Hubbard, MD

Director of Clinical Affairs

Dr. Hubbard is the former Vice President of Clinical Research at Pfizer and member of FDA’s Pulmonary and Allergy Advisory Committee. He is on the Board of Northwestern University’s Biomedical IRB.

Catherine Sazdanoff, JD

Catherine Sazdanoff, JD

Director of Business Development

Catherine is the former Vice President of Business Development at Takeda. She has significant experience advising biotechnology startups in several areas, including strategy, corporate and business development, marketing, public relations and intellectual property. She is also a business advisor for Strata Oncology.  

Tabitha David, JD

Tabitha David, JD

Associate Director, Business Development

Tabitha is a former M&A associate and Marketing Manager with experience working with lower middle market companies. She has a background in life science and law. 

Jacqueline Mafua

Jacqueline Mafua

Executive Assistant

Jacque brings over 10 years of administrative experience with expertise in customer service and performing an array of duties for different clientele in diverse business operations.

Scientific Advisory Board

Guy Weinberg, MD

Guy Weinberg, MD

Founder and Inventor

Dr. Weinberg is the Founder of ResQ Pharma and the Inventor of LRT. He is currently a Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and on staff at Jesse Brown VA Hospital.  He has authored over 100 research articles.

Steven Shafer, MD

Steven Shafer, MD

Scientific and Clinical Advisor

Dr. Shafer is currently a Professor of Anesthesiology at the Stanford University Medical Center and a Member of Stanford Medical Center’s IRB. He is the former Chair of FDA’s Anesthetic and Life Support Advisory Committee.

Santhanam Suresh, MD

Santhanam Suresh, MD

Scientific and Clinical Advisor

Dr. Suresh is the current Chair of Department of Anesthesiology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Commercial Advisory Board

Anotoinette Gawin, M.Sc.

Anotoinette Gawin, M.Sc.

Commercial Advisor

Antoinette is currently Executive Vice President of Global Commercial at Terumo BCT. She is a former senior executive at Baxter International and GE Healthcare.

Olivier Visa, PharmD, MBA

Olivier Visa, PharmD, MBA

Commercial Advisor

Olivier is currently Vice President of OEM at RTI Surgical and the former Vice President of Global Compounding at Baxter.

Eric Waehner, MBA

Eric Waehner, MBA

Commercial Advisor

Eric is currently Vice President of Business Development at Recordati Rare Diseases. He is a former Senior Director of Commercial Transactions at Takeda. Eric has worked in pharmaceutical and biomedical verticals since 1998.

Dennis Burke, MBA

Dennis Burke, MBA

Commercial Advisor

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Denis Curtin, PhD

Denis Curtin, PhD

Commercial Advisor

Denis is currently the Chief Scientific Officer at mProve Health, a company he co-founded. mProve Health was acquired by Bracket in 2017. He is also the former Director of Global Marketing at Takeda.

Board of Directors

Guy Weinberg, MD

Guy Weinberg, MD

Founder and Inventor

Dr. Weinberg is the Founder of ResQ Pharma and the Inventor of LRT. He is currently a Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and on staff at Jesse Brown VA Hospital.  He has authored over 100 research articles.

Paul Burton, JD, MBA

Paul Burton, JD, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Paul is a former Investment Banker with Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in NYC & London, and he has helped raise over $15B in financing for companies. He is also a former U.S. Regular Army Commissioned Officer (Infantry) and published researcher in Pharmacology.

Anotoinette Gawin, M.Sc.

Anotoinette Gawin, M.Sc.

Commercial Advisor

Antoinette is currently Executive Vice President of Global Commercial at Terumo BCT. She is a former senior executive at Baxter International and GE Healthcare.

Francis Wisniewski

Francis Wisniewski

Board Member

Francis is the Managing Partner of Hard 8 Venture Capital and the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Hard Eight Futures. He is a Chicago-based serial entrepreneur and investor with extensive experience advising startups.

Todd Beck

Todd Beck

Board Member

Todd is the Founder and CEO of Beck Media & Marketing, based in Santa Monica, CA. Beck Media’s clients include Twitter, NBCUniversal, AmazonPrime, Hulu and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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