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Biosig Technologies Inc (BSGM.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kenneth Londoner

50 2017 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Steven Chaussy

63 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Natasha Russkina

2017 Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Finance

John Kowalski

2019 Vice President of Sales

Olivier Chaudoir

2019 Director of Marketing

Manasi Patwardhan

2019 Director of Strategic Planning

Joseph Rafferty

59 2017 Chief Commercialization Officer

Julie Stephenson

2019 Senior Director of Clinical Affairs

Jeffrey O'Donnell

58 2019 Lead Independent Director

Andrew Filler

2017 Director

Jerome Zeldis

69 2019 Director

Donald Foley

65 2015 Independent Director

Patrick Gallagher

52 2014 Independent Director

Samuel Navarro

60 2019 Independent Director

David Weild

60 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kenneth Londoner

Mr. Kenneth L. Londoner is Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of BioSig Technologies, Inc. He has served as our director since February 2009,as our executive chairman since November 2013 and our chief executive officer since July 2017. He previously served as our chairman and chief executive officer from February 2009 to September 2013. Mr. Londoner has served as the managing partner of Endicott Management Partners, LLC, a firm dedicated to assisting emerging growth companies in their corporate development, since February 2010. From April 2007 to October 2009, he served as executive vice president – corporate business development and senior director of business development and, from November 2009 to December 2010, he served as a consultant to NewCardio, Inc., a medical device designer and developer. Mr. Londoner also served as a director of chatAND Inc. from January 2012 to April 2015. Mr. Londoner is a co-founder and board member of Safe Ports Holdings, Charleston, South Carolina. Mr. Londoner also served as a director of MedClean Technologies, Inc. from November 2008 to September 2010. Mr. Londoner was an investment officer and co-manager of the Seligman Growth Fund, Seligman Capital Fund, and approximately $2 billion of pension assets at J & W Seligman & Co, Inc. in New York from 1991 to 1997. Mr. Londoner graduated from Lafayette College in 1989 with a degree in economics and finance and received his MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business in 1994.

Steven Chaussy

Mr. Steven Chaussy is Chief Financial Officer of the company. Prior to joining BioSig Technologies, Mr. Chaussy has been the sole proprietor of Anna & Co., Inc., a consulting company that offers financial and accounting services to small publicly traded companies. Mr. Chaussy has an extensive entrepreneurial growth and development background learned from working for Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation, where his improvements of management and reporting tools have allowed the company to double in size. During his career, Mr. Chaussy also served as Chief Financial Officer to a number of private and public companies. The systems introduced by Mr. Chaussy have been key drivers of profitability and development of international business lines. Mr. Chaussy is a CPA and received his degree in Accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Natasha Russkina

Ms. Natasha Russkina is Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Finance of the Company. She is a well-established finance professional. She is the founder and director of Augeous Consulting in Geneva, Switzerland, a firm that provides various levels of business development capabilities to companies in the life science sector. Ms. Russkina has over 13 years of experience in international business development, including over 9 years at IG Group PLC, a British FTSE 250 company and a global leader in online trading. 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 12 international offices in Europe, South Africa 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. Ms. Russkina graduated from Samara State University of Economics in Russia in 2002 and holds a MSc. degree in Management and German.

John Kowalski

Mr. John Kowalski is Vice President of Sales of the company. 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 was responsible for$175Mdisposables 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.

Olivier Chaudoir

Mr. Olivier Chaudoir is Director of Marketing of the Company. 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.

Manasi Patwardhan

Ms. Manasi Patwardhan is Director of Strategic Planning of the Company. 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.

Joseph Rafferty

Mr. Joseph W. Rafferty is Chief Commercialization Officer of the Company. Mr. Rafferty brings to BioSig over 30 years of leadership experience with traditional corporate and emerging growth companies. Having functioned as CEO, GM, VP Global Sales-Marketing, VP Physician Training, VP Sales Training and Director for National Contracts, Mr. Rafferty has created a legacy of building and leading highly successful teams with industry leaders like Pathway Medical, Avinger, ACS/Guidant, CR Bard Vascular/Cardiovascular, Synthes Spine, Sterilox, J&J's Ethicon Mechanical Products (Endo) and, most recently, as CEO of National Medical Sales, LLC.

Julie Stephenson

Mrs. Julie Stephenson is Senior Director of Clinical Affairs of the Company. Mrs. Stephenson brings to BioSig over 20 years of cardiac device technology experience having served in various clinical, sales, and marketing roles at Medtronic, Boston Scientific, and Guidant Corporation. Most recently, Mrs. Stephenson served as Director of Medical Education at Medtronic, a role in which she developed and delivered over 10 national peer-to-peer education programs annually and was responsible for numerous other supplemental educational resources for EP fellows. This work included collaboration with internationally recognized physician leaders. Other highlights of Mrs. Stephenson's career with Medtronic included supervising the contracting and honoraria processes, serving as the Medical Education Liaison to Latin America, and participating in the Global Innovation Fellowship Program. Earlier in her career, Mrs. Stephenson was the Regional Sales Manager with Boston Scientific in Central New Jersey for three years. During this time Mrs. Stephenson was responsible for driving meaningful sales revenues. Prior to this, she served as a Sales Representative and Field Clinical Representative with Guidant Corporation for 7 years. A critical care nurse by training, Mrs. Stephenson holds a BSN degree from Northwestern State University and MBA from The Darden School of Business at University of Virginia. Mrs. Stephenson received numerous awards, including the President's Club Award, Regional Sales Manager of the Year (New York Area), a Patent Award, and the Faculty Award.

Jeffrey O'Donnell

Mr. Jeffrey F. O'Donnell, Sr., is Lead Independent Director of Company. He has served as our director since February 2015; he had previously served as a director from October 2011 until February 2014. Mr. O’Donnell has extensive experience in the Healthcare industry, merging a solid, traditional corporate background with emerging growth experience. Jeff brings more than 20 years of Board and Chief Executive experience running emerging medical device firms. Businesses under his direct leadership have achieved over $1.5 Billion in value creation from initial public offering of stock or mergers and acquisitions. Currently, Jeff is the President and CEO of Trice Medical. Trice is an emerging growth medical device company developing optical needles used by orthopedic surgeons to diagnose soft tissue damage of joints. In 2008, Jeff started and ran Embrella Cardiovascular, a medical device startup company, which was sold in 2011 to Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE: EW). Prior to Embrella Cardiovascular, Jeff served as President and CEO of PhotoMedex (NASDAQ: PHMD) from 1999 to 2009. Prior to PhotoMedex, Jeff was the President and CEO of Cardiovascular Dynamics. His team took CCVD public on NASDAQ in June of 1996 and purchased Radiance Medical Systems and Endologix (NASDAQ: ELGX). From 1994 to 1995 Jeff held the position of President and CEO of Kensey Nash Corporation (NASDAQ: KNSY). Additionally, he has held several senior sales and marketing management positions at Boston Scientific Corporation, Guidant Corporation and with Johnson & Johnson’s Orthopedic Division. In 2005, Jeff was named LifeSciences CEO of the Year by Price Waterhouse Coopers. In 2011, Jeff was named the Greater Philadelphia Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year by Ernst & Young. Jeff is a previous director for Cardiac Science (7 yrs.) and Endologix (12 yrs.); he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Strata Skin Sciences (NASDAQ: SSKN).

Andrew Filler

Mr. Andrew Filler has been appointed Director of the Company. Mr. Filler brings to BioSig over 20 years of experience in intellectual property for technology and medical device companies. He currently serves as Partner and General Counsel for Sherpa Technology Group, a leading Silicon Valley IP advisory firm. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Filler served as Vice President of IP for Nanosys, Inc., where he created and managed one of the largest nanotechnology patent portfolios in the world with over 800 patents and applications. Under his leadership Nanosys completed hundreds of multi-million-dollar licensing, equity and collaborative agreements with companies such as Samsung, Intel, LG and Medtronic. Mr. Filler was recently named as one of the top two corporate IP attorneys in Silicon Valley by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2011 and previously served as chief intellectual property counsel at Caliper Technologies, senior associate attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and director of intellectual property at Corvascular.

Jerome Zeldis

Dr. Jerome B. Zeldis, M.D. Ph.D. is Director of BioSig Technologies, Inc. He has served as a director since April 2015. Dr. Zeldis is the chief executive officer of Celgene Global Health and the chief medical officer of Celgene Corporation. Dr. Zeldis has been with Celgene since 1997; prior to his current role, he served as senior vice president of clinical research and medical affairs. Prior to Celgene, Dr. Zeldis worked at Sandoz Research Institute and Janssen Research Institute in both clinical research and medical development. He is currently on the board of the Semorex Corporation, Bionor Pharma, Inc., Mali Health and PTC Corporation and serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. Dr. Zeldis attended Brown University for a B.A., M.S., followed by Yale University for a M.Phil., M.D., and Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry (immunochemistry). He trained in internal medicine at the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences and 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. Dr. Zeldis has published 122 peer reviewed articles and 24 reviews, book chapters, and editorials.

Donald Foley

Mr. Donald E. Foley is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as our director since October 2015. Mr. Foley was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Wilmington Trust Corporation from 2010-2011. Prior to Wilmington Trust Corporation, Mr. Foley was senior vice president, treasurer and director of tax for ITT Corporation, a supplier of advanced technology products and services. Mr. Foley currently serves on the board of directors of AXA Equitable EQAT Mutual Funds and is an advisory board member of M&T Corporation Trust and Investment Committee. In addition, Mr. Foley served on the boards of directors of M&T Corporation from 2011-2012 and of Wilmington Trust Company and Wilmington Trust Corporation from 2007-2011. Mr. Foley holds an M.B.A. from New York University and a B.A. from Union College. He is also a member of the board of trustees of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and Burke Medical Research Institute, as well as the W. Burke Foundation. Mr. Foley brings extensive financial, economic, capital markets and executive leadership expertise to our board gained through his successful career on Wall Street and the Fortune 500.

Patrick Gallagher

Mr. Patrick J. Gallagher M.B.A., CFA., is Independent Director of BioSig Technologies, Inc., since July 14, 2014. He has served as our director since July 2014. Mr. Gallagher, MBA, CFA, is an accomplished capital markets executive, advisor, and investor with a distinguished record of success in both the public and private markets. He has nearly 20 years of experience on Wall Street and extensive expertise in alternative investments, capital markets, and marketing. Since September 2014, Mr. Gallagher has served as managing director and head of healthcare sales at Laidlaw & Co. (UK) Ltd. Mr. Gallagher serves as a strategic consultant for Kinex Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a biotechnology firm focused on next-generation therapies in oncology and immunology and was the vice president of business development and investor relations from September 2012 to October 2013. In November 2010, he was appointed by broker Concept Capital, a division of Sanders Morris Harris, as a Managing Director and the head of institutional sales. In 2001, Mr. Gallagher co-founded BDR Research Group, LLC, an independent sell-side research firm specializing in healthcare investing, financing and operations, and served as its chief executive officer until November 2010. Prior to 2001, he held various sales positions at investment and research firms Kidder Peabody, PaineWebber and New Vernon Associates. Mr. Gallagher is a CFA charter holder, received his MBA from Pennsylvania State University and holds a B.S. degree in finance from the University of Vermont.

Samuel Navarro

Mr. Samuel E. Navarro is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Navarro brings to BioSig over 30 years of experience in investment banking and medical technology. He currently serves as managing partner of Gravitas Healthcare, LLC, a strategic advisory firm that specializes in emerging growth medical device companies. Since its founding in 2008, the firm has completed over 30 strategic partnership transactions with some of the largest medical device companies in the industry. From 2005 through 2008, Mr. Navarro served as a Managing Director and Global Head of Medical Technology Investment Banking at Cowen & Company. From 2001 through 2005, Mr. Navarro served as a senior portfolio manager at The Galleon Group running the Galleon Healthcare Fund. From 1998 through 2001, he was Global Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at ING Barings, and prior to that, he was Senior Medical Technology Research Analyst at UBS, Furman Selz and Needham & Company.

David Weild

Mr. David Weild IV is Independent Director of BioSig Technologies, Inc. He has served as a director since May 2015. Mr. Weild is founder, chairman and CEO of Weild & Co., Inc., parent company of the investment banking firm Weild Capital, LLC. Prior to Weild & Co., Mr. Weild was vice chairman of NASDAQ, president of PrudentialSecurities.com and head of corporate finance and equity capital markets at Prudential Securities, Inc. Mr. Weild holds an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. Mr. Weild is currently on the board of PAVmed. From September 2010 to June 2011, Mr. Weild served on the board of Helium.com, until it was acquired by R.R. Donnelly & Sons Co. Since 2003, Mr. Weild has been chairman of the board of the 9-11 charity Tuesday’s Children.