Bob is a senior management executive with a track record in the medical device sector. Over his career Bob has been involved in the valuation, acquisition and sale of multiple medical devices. Bob has served as Head of Medical Device & Life Sciences Group for Acacia Research Group (NASDAQ) in the role of SVP, where he built the medical device business to $30 million in revenue. Previously he served as global chief IP counsel for Synthes Inc. (SIX) and the Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE) Endoscopy business, both multi-billion dollar companies, where he managed the medical products acquisition and licensing transactions along with other senior management roles. Bob has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts and a juris doctorate from the New Hampshire School of Law. Additionally he is a registered patent attorney, a named inventor on 13 patents and pending applications in the medical device sector and joint inventor of the X-PLO2R portable oxygen concentrator. Bob joined the Board in August 2016.
Simon joins from Pace Industries LLC, a $600m revenue manufacturing company with nine locations across the US and Mexico, where he held an interim CFO role. He previously held the role of CFO at GlobalStep, a high growth global software testing company with operations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Romania, and India.
He brings over 20 years of experience having served in a range of senior finance and CFO roles within a variety of industries and worked as a consultant for Big 4 firms. In addition, his broader experience includes having built and scaled finance functions for high-growth and international companies, and led IPO preparedness, investor relations, and ERP selection and implementation.
Simon graduated from Marquette University, USA, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He later went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, USA. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Brian Brown, who has over 25 years of experience in commercializing break-through new products, has been appointed as Belluscura’s new Vice President of Engineering.
Brown, who has over 25 years of experience in commercializing new products in hardware, software, and service delivery industries, built the start-up into a global supplier of diagnostic imaging medical devices where he held the titles of President and Chief Innovation Officer. Brown, who is also a registered professional engineer and is the author of 17 US patents, stated: “It’s exciting to be part of a very talented Belluscura team. I look forward to helping Belluscura launch its breakthrough new technologies and change the face of patient care.”
Bob has thirty-years of experience in the respiratory industry where he has held leadership roles at major oxygen concentrator manufacturers and durable medical equipment companies.
During the past two decades, Bob’s industry leading team was directly responsible or contributed to the sale of over 1 million portable oxygen concentrators (“POCs”), generating revenues in excess of $1 billion.
Keith is a seasoned manufacturing leader with a proven track record of results spanning his 18-year career in the development, manufacture and distribution of Medical Devices.
Prior to joining Belluscura, Keith worked as Director of Operations at a major provider of oxygen concentrators and was instrumental in spearheading a team that led the rapid growth in production volume needed to support a significant increase in revenue over four years.
Keith is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Keith has a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College, and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration from Baylor University.
Keith is also a veteran of the United States Navy, serving aboard 4 nuclear submarines.
After completing the bachelor’s degree in engineering physics at Cornell University, Paul’s professional career began with a commission in the United States Air Force.
He served for over seven years as a navigator on the KC-135A air refueling tanker and as a bioenvironmental engineer in the Biomedical Sciences Corps. He resigned from the military to attend graduate school at Texas Tech University, where he obtained a PhD in chemical engineering. Over the last 20 years, his experience has included engineering and quality management roles in the semiconductor, electronics, building materials, and medical device industries.
Since 2010, Paul has been a manufacturing engineer in the neuromodulation division of St. Jude Medical; a consultant with Maetrics while providing support to Johnson & Johnson; and a manufacturing and quality engineer at Apollo Endosurgery. He is a co-inventor of the deep brain stimulation lead with segmented electrodes (US patent 9,370,653 B2). Paul brings his expertise in product development, supporting regulatory submissions, setting up manufacturing lines, and launching new products