Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Mr. Levy, 58, has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President since September 10, 2019 and was our Chief Financial Officer from December 31, 2019 until June 1, 2021. Mr. Levy has also served on our Board since September 9, 2021. Mr. Levy was a former investment banker with Cova Capital and was a capital market specialists. Prior to that, he was the president and CEO of Warlock Records Inc. and its related companies from its inception in 1985. While at Warlock, he led the successful turn-around of several financially distressed music companies as part of a roll up strategy. He has expertise in consumer products, marketing, television/radio advertising and direct to consumer sales.
Steven Glassman, 56, has served on our Board of Director since March 8, 2021. Since January 2018, Mr. Glassman has served in the role of Global Business Initiatives at Nephila Advisors, LLC, a Nashville, TN based firm focused on catastrophic reinsurance and weather risk transfer markets in connection with the capital markets. From 2010 to 2017, Mr. Glassman served as the Chief Management Officer of Nephila Capital Ltd. Mr. Glassman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
Mr. Spinrad, 31, has served on our Board of Directors since September 9, 2021. Mr. Spinrad is currently a Venture Partner at Cane Investment Partners, a private investment firm located in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Spinrad also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Vitae Health Systems, a multi-specialty healthcare solutions private company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Spinrad currently serves on the Board of Directors of Key Autism Services, Third Eye Health, Vitae Health Systems, Relief Mental Health and Hampton Social, all of which are private companies. Prior to Cane Investment Partners’ founding, he worked at a single-family office, where he was both the director of acquisitions, and responsible for numerous portfolio operating companies, and real estate investments.
Mr. Stefansky, 49, has served on our Board of Directors since September 10, 2019. Mr. Stefansky is a principal at Bezalel Partners, LLC, a private company engaged in principal investments and advisory services for early stage companies. He previously served in senior roles at investment banks and in executive and corporate director roles for private and publicly traded emerging growth companies in various sectors.
Mr. Stein, 72, has served on our Board of Directors since September 10, 2019. Mr. Stein is managing partner of HSI Partnership, an industrial and real estate investment family partnership. Mr. Stein previously served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coleman Cable Co., a publicly traded company until its sale in 2014 for more than $700 million. In 1987, he founded American European Group, a private insurance holding company (“AEG”). Mr. Stein is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AEG. Mr. Stein and his family currently own a majority of AEG. Mr. Stein is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Beth Jacob of Boro Park, the largest Jewish Community School for girls in the United States, and also a former member of the Board of Directors of Machon Bais Yakov Hilda Birn High School, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Agudath Israel of America as well as active in various community philanthropies, and committees of Jewish institutions of higher studies.
Ms. Toledano, 45, has served on our Board of Directors since September 9, 2021. Since its founding in 2018, Ms. Toledano has served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director at TRIGR Therapeutics, a private clinical stage immuno-oncology company focused on bispecific antibodies which was acquired by Compass Therapeutics in June 2021. Ms. Toledano currently serves as a director of Compass Therapeutics (OTC: CMPX), Entera Bio Ltd. (Nasdaq: ENTX), Journey Medical and Lipomedix. Additionally, Ms. Toledano served on the executive management team of Sorrento Therapeutics (Nasdaq: SRNE) as EVP Corporate Development from September 2016 until August 2017. From 2012 to 2016, Ms. Toledano served as Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at MLV & Co. (acquired by B. Riley FBR & Co.), where she completed equity capital market transactions totaling over $4 billion in aggregate value. Prior to joining MLV, from 2004 until 2010, Ms. Toledano served in the investment group of Royalty Pharma (Nasdaq: RPRX). From 1998 to 2003, Ms. Toledano led the Life Sciences Corporate Finance group at Ernst & Young (Israel). Ms. Toledano holds a BA in Economics from Tufts University and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Dr. Jerome B. Zeldis, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Zeldis, 71, has served on our Board of Directors since April 1, 2020. Since April 2020, Dr. Zeldis has been serving as the executive chairman ViralClear Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a partially owned subsidiary of BioSig Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSGM), a company for which Dr. Zeldis has also been a member of the Board of Directors since May 2019. From 2016 to March 2019, Dr. Zeldis served as Chief Medical Officer and President of Clinical Research, Medical Affairs Drug Safety, Quality, and Regulatory at Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. From 2014 until 2016, Dr. Zeldis served as chief executive officer of Celgene Global Health and chief medical officer of Celgene Corporation. Since June 2011, Dr. Zeldis has been a director of Soligenix, Inc. and PTC Therapeutics, Inc. He attended Brown University for an AB, MS, followed by Yale University for an MPhil, MD, and PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. Dr. Zeldis trained in Internal Medicine at the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences and in Gastroenterology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He was Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor of Medicine at University of California, Davis, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Cornell Medical School and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey.