MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP

MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP

MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP

FRANK A. FORNARI, PHD

Chairman

Dr. Fornari, co-founder of BioMech, brings more than 35 years of research, scientific and executive experience to this biotechnology group. Previously Dr. Fornari co-founded and was the CEO and medical director of Dominion Diagnostics, one of the country’s leading pharmaceutical monitoring laboratories and served there from 1997 to 2011. 

Prior to Dominion, Dr. Fornari was a research scientist and consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. He has extensive experience in basic scientific research, clinical medicine, toxicology, chemistry, teaching and drug development and has managed several academic, industrial and clinical laboratories and research facilities. Dr. Fornari has authored numerous scientific publications, has regularly presented at national scientific meetings, has been a member of many scientific societies, holds several patents and is a frequent speaker and industry expert in molecular genetics and pharmacology. 

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Fornari earned a B.S. degree in Biology from St. Vincent College, received Master’s training in Neurophysiology at Ohio University and holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology with postdoctoral training in medicinal and analytical chemistry, biophysics, drug design, and molecular genetics from the Medical College of Virginia.

FRANK A. FORNARI, PHD

Chairman

Dr. Fornari, co-founder of BioMech, brings more than 35 years of research, scientific and executive experience to this biotechnology group. Previously Dr. Fornari co-founded and was the CEO and medical director of Dominion Diagnostics, one of the country’s leading pharmaceutical monitoring laboratories and served there from 1997 to 2011. 

Prior to Dominion, Dr. Fornari was a research scientist and consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. He has extensive experience in basic scientific research, clinical medicine, toxicology, chemistry, teaching and drug development and has managed several academic, industrial and clinical laboratories and research facilities. Dr. Fornari has authored numerous scientific publications, has regularly presented at national scientific meetings, has been a member of many scientific societies, holds several patents and is a frequent speaker and industry expert in molecular genetics and pharmacology. 

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Fornari earned a B.S. degree in Biology from St. Vincent College, received Master’s training in Neurophysiology at Ohio University and holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology with postdoctoral training in medicinal and analytical chemistry, biophysics, drug design, and molecular genetics from the Medical College of Virginia.

CARTER BROWN

President

Mr. Brown, President of BioMech Holdings, brings decades of experience at senior operating levels.

Prior to joining BioMech, Mr. Brown was a Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Gee Holdings, LLC a boutique private equity holding company with portfolio companies that spanned the mobility and software spectrums. While at Gee, Carter’s responsibilities included the strategy, finance, M&A, accounting, legal and HR functions. Carter served as an operating executive for a number Gee’s portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Gee, Carter was co-founder and Chief Financial Officer for KGRA Energy Corporation, where he raised and managed seed and secondary rounds of venture capital funding. In his 20+ year career, Carter has participated in or led the negotiation and execution of approximately $4 billion of transactions. Carter has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Vanderbilt University.

CARTER BROWN

President

Mr. Brown, President of BioMech Holdings, brings decades of experience at senior operating level.

Prior to joining BioMech, Mr. Brown was a Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Gee Holdings, LLC a boutique private equity holding company with portfolio companies that spanned the mobility and software spectrums. While at Gee, Carter’s responsibilities included the strategy, finance, M&A, accounting, legal and HR functions. Carter served as an operating executive for a number Gee’s portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Gee, Carter was co-founder and Chief Financial Officer for KGRA Energy Corporation, where he raised and managed seed and secondary rounds of venture capital funding. In his 20+ year career, Carter has participated in or led the negotiation and execution of approximately $4 billion of transactions. Carter has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Vanderbilt University.

GWEN B. BAUER, PHD

Chief Science Officer

Dr. Bauer, co-founder of BioMech, brings more than 35 years of research, scientific and executive experience to venture. Previously, Dr. Bauer co-founded and was the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Dominion Diagnostics, a nationally recognized clinical laboratory with locations in Rhode Island, Vermont and North Carolina, serving there from 1997 to 2011.

Prior to Dominion, Dr. Bauer was an assistant professor at the Medical College of Virginia. She held a position at Stanford University Hospital and has designed, built, staffed and managed several research and clinical laboratories while holding director certificates in several states, including but not limited to: New York, Florida, California, and Maryland. She has extensive research experience, has authored numerous publications and has presented at many national meetings.

Dr. Bauer is originally from San Francisco, California. She earned a B.S. degree in Clinical Science from San Francisco State University and a holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology with postdoctoral training in medicinal and analytical chemistry, biophysics, drug design, and molecular genetics from the Medical College of Virginia.

GWEN B. BAUER, PHD

Chief Science Officer

Dr. Bauer, co-founder of BioMech, brings more than 35 years of research, scientific and executive experience to venture. Previously, Dr. Bauer co-founded and was the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Dominion Diagnostics, a nationally recognized clinical laboratory with locations in Rhode Island, Vermont and North Carolina, serving there from 1997 to 2011.

Prior to Dominion, Dr. Bauer was an assistant professor at the Medical College of Virginia. She held a position at Stanford University Hospital and has designed, built, staffed and managed several research and clinical laboratories while holding director certificates in several states, including but not limited to: New York, Florida, California, and Maryland. She has extensive research experience, has authored numerous publications and has presented at many national meetings.

Dr. Bauer is originally from San Francisco, California. She earned a B.S. degree in Clinical Science from San Francisco State University and a holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology with postdoctoral training in medicinal and analytical chemistry, biophysics, drug design, and molecular genetics from the Medical College of Virginia.

JIM TROVATO

Senior Vice President of Sales

Jim Trovato is the Senior Vice President of Sales and leads the BioMech national sales team, providing leadership, direction and resource stewardship to the organization. With his 30-plus years of experience creating business strategies that drive growth, operational performance and profitability, Trovato’s background showcases his expertise for aligning sales goals and objectives with the firm’s business strategy.

Trovato has extensive experience leading heavily regulated companies as they navigated transactions including start-up financing, industry roll-up, mergers and acquisitions, rapid growth, turnaround and post-acquisition integration. With an emphasis on the healthcare industry, Jim’s passion and gregarious personality has led him to develop contacts worldwide and grow multiple successful companies.

A Pennsylvania native, Trovato earned his bachelor’s degree from Clarion University in business administration and marketing. In his spare time, Jim enjoys golfing and giving back to the youth in his community by coaching and mentoring student-athletes in football and basketball. Trovato is married and has three daughters and a son and lives in Sewickley, PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh along the Ohio River.

JIM TROVATO

Senior Vice President of Sales

Jim Trovato is the Senior Vice President of Sales and leads the BioMech national sales team, providing leadership, direction and resource stewardship to the organization. With his 30-plus years of experience creating business strategies that drive growth, operational performance and profitability, Trovato’s background showcases his expertise for aligning sales goals and objectives with the firm’s business strategy.

Trovato has extensive experience leading heavily regulated companies as they navigated transactions including start-up financing, industry roll-up, mergers and acquisitions, rapid growth, turnaround and post-acquisition integration. With an emphasis on the healthcare industry, Jim’s passion and gregarious personality has led him to develop contacts worldwide and grow multiple successful companies.

A Pennsylvania native, Trovato earned his bachelor’s degree from Clarion University in business administration and marketing. In his spare time, Jim enjoys golfing and giving back to the youth in his community by coaching and mentoring student-athletes in football and basketball. Trovato is married and has three daughters and a son and lives in Sewickley, PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh along the Ohio River.

Alex Maslennikov

Chief Technology Officer

Alex brings more than 20 years of technology and software development experience focusing on enterprise cloud systems, electronic records management, mobile application development, healthcare imaging as well as applications performance and stabilit. 

Before joining the BioMech team, he worked at Aderant and was responsible for multiple products including enterprise search and document management, office integration, and case management system and later at TractManager Inc, managing data interchange technology and advanced search technologies. Mr. Maslennikov also worked for the National Institute of Health, where he enhanced the world’s biggest biomedical library, and at the National Naval Medical Center he developed innovative algorithms to improve medical image quality. 

Mr. Maslennikov earned his B.S. degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and also studied at the Technical University in St. Petersburg, Russia majoring in cybernetics, computer science and mathematics. Alex enjoys playing soccer and ice hockey as well as co-coaching his son’s youth soccer team. Alex resides in North Potomac, MD with his wife and two children.

ALEX MASLENNIKOV

Chief Technology Officer

Alex brings more than 20 years of technology and software development experience focusing on enterprise cloud systems, electronic records management, mobile application development, healthcare imaging as well as applications performance and stability.

Before joining the BioMech team, he worked at Aderant and was responsible for multiple products including enterprise search and document management, office integration, and case management system and later at TractManager Inc, managing data interchange technology and advanced search technologies. Mr. Maslennikov also worked for the National Institute of Health, where he enhanced the world’s biggest biomedical library, and at the National Naval Medical Center he developed innovative algorithms to improve medical image qualit.

Mr. Maslennikov earned his B.S. degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and also studied at the Technical University in St. Petersburg, Russia majoring in cybernetics, computer science and mathematics. Alex enjoys playing soccer and ice hockey as well as co-coaching his son’s youth soccer team. Alex resides in North Potomac, MD with his wife and two children.

IGOR PERIC

Director of Research and Development and Managing Director of BioMech Sensor (Bosnia)

Mr. Peric is responsible for architecting an AI experimentation platform, developing data processing pipelines and deploying high performance algorithms on mobile devices in his role as the Director of Research and Development at BioMech. He also serves as Managing Director of BioMech Sensor (Bosnia), running legal, financial and human resource aspects of the business, while at the same time educating young, ambitious people and helping them build their careers. 

With more than ten years of software engineering experience, Igor has successfully helped various businesses grow and expand internationally by attracting talented people, building and leading development teams and managing foreign investment capital. 

Originally from Bosnia, Republic of Srpska, Mr. Peric earned an M.S. in computer vision and robotics in France and pursued a Ph.D in computational neurobiology in Germany. Mr. Peric won multiple international competitions in algorithms, data structures and software development, during his academic career in computer science. As a Senior Microsoft Student Partner he was a guest speaker on multiple Microsoft conferences and universities. Mr. Peric was employed as a high-performance computing engineer on the European Human Brain Project, integrating neuromorphic hardware into a neurorobotics platform. He has published seven papers in international robotics journals, two of which won the best paper awards for modeling of memory formation in spiking neural networks. He has also presented at numerous international conferences.

Igor authored his first US patent in 2020 while working with BioMech and has multiple pending patient submissions for artificial intelligence and machine learning systems.

IGOR PERIC

Director of Research and Development and Managing Director of BioMech Sensor (Bosnia)

Mr. Peric is responsible for architecting an AI experimentation platform, developing data processing pipelines and deploying high performance algorithms on mobile devices in his role as the Director of Research and Development at BioMech. He also serves as Managing Director of BioMech Sensor (Bosnia), running legal, financial and human resource aspects of the business, while at the same time educating young, ambitious people and helping them build their careers.

With more than ten years of software engineering experience, Igor has successfully helped various businesses grow and expand internationally by attracting talented people, building and leading development teams and managing foreign investment capital.

Originally from Bosnia, Republic of Srpska, Mr. Peric earned an M.S. in computer vision and robotics in France and pursued a Ph.D in computational neurobiology in Germany. Mr. Peric won multiple international competitions in algorithms, data structures and software development, during his academic career in computer science. As a Senior Microsoft Student Partner he was a guest speaker on multiple Microsoft conferences and universities. Mr. Peric was employed as a high-performance computing engineer on the European Human Brain Project, integrating neuromorphic hardware into a neurorobotics platform. He has published seven papers in international robotics journals, two of which won the best paper awards for modeling of memory formation in spiking neural networks. He has also presented at numerous international conferences.

Igor authored his first US patent in 2020 while working with BioMech and has multiple pending patient submissions for artificial intelligence and machine learning systems.

JEFF ROWBERG

Director of Engineering

Jeff has been designing and supporting wireless hardware and firmware platforms for more than a decade. His roles have comprised the entire manufacturing process, from initial schematic design all the way through final assembly, testing, and certification, including firmware development on the assembled hardware. His personal focus has been body-worn designs incorporating motion detection and control. 

Prior to BioMech Sensor, Mr. Rowberg worked as a Principal Software Engineer at Cypress Semiconductor to create a flexible turn-key communication platform for a major line of Bluetooth wireless modules. He also created detailed reference documentation, example projects, and test software for this platform. Prior to Cypress Semiconductor, Mr. Rowberg worked as a Senior Applications Engineer at Bluegiga Technologies (later acquired by Silicon Labs) providing design support and troubleshooting for all US-based customers using Bluegiga’s wireless module products. He also published knowledge base articles and dozens of example projects to help shorten customer design timelines. 

Mr. Rowberg graduated from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA with a B.S. in Computer Science, with additional studies in Mathematics and Physics.

JEFF ROWBERG

Director of Engineering

Jeff has been designing and supporting wireless hardware and firmware platforms for more than a decade. His roles have comprised the entire manufacturing process, from initial schematic design all the way through final assembly, testing, and certification, including firmware development on the assembled hardware. His personal focus has been body-worn designs incorporating motion detection and control.

Prior to BioMech Sensor, Mr. Rowberg worked as a Principal Software Engineer at Cypress Semiconductor to create a flexible turn-key communication platform for a major line of Bluetooth wireless modules. He also created detailed reference documentation, example projects, and test software for this platform. Prior to Cypress Semiconductor, Mr. Rowberg worked as a Senior Applications Engineer at Bluegiga Technologies (later acquired by Silicon Labs) providing design support and troubleshooting for all US-based customers using Bluegiga’s wireless module products. He also published knowledge base articles and dozens of example projects to help shorten customer design timelines.

Mr. Rowberg graduated from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA with a B.S. in Computer Science, with additional studies in Mathematics and Physics.

FRANK A. FORNARI, PHD

Chairman

Dr. Fornari, co-founder of BioMech, brings more than 35 years of research, scientific and executive experience to this biotechnology group. Previously Dr. Fornari co-founded and was the CEO and medical director of Dominion Diagnostics, one of the country’s leading pharmaceutical monitoring laboratories and served there from 1997 to 2011.

Prior to Dominion, Dr. Fornari was a research scientist and consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. He has extensive experience in basic scientific research, clinical medicine, toxicology, chemistry, teaching and drug development and has managed several academic, industrial and clinical laboratories and research facilities. Dr. Fornari has authored numerous scientific publications, has regularly presented at national scientific meetings, has been a member of many scientific societies, holds several patents and is a frequent speaker and industry expert in molecular genetics and pharmacology.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Fornari earned a B.S. degree in Biology from St. Vincent College, received Master’s training in Neurophysiology at Ohio University and holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology with postdoctoral training in medicinal and analytical chemistry, biophysics, drug design, and molecular genetics from the Medical College of Virginia.

CARTER BROWN

President

Mr. Brown, President of BioMech Holdings, brings decades of experience at senior operating level.

Prior to joining BioMech, Mr. Brown was a Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Gee Holdings, LLC a boutique private equity holding company with portfolio companies that spanned the mobility and software spectrums. While at Gee, Carter’s responsibilities included the strategy, finance, M&A, accounting, legal and HR functions. Carter served as an operating executive for a number Gee’s portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Gee, Carter was co-founder and Chief Financial Officer for KGRA Energy Corporation, where he raised and managed seed and secondary rounds of venture capital funding. In his 20+ year career, Carter has participated in or led the negotiation and execution of approximately $4 billion of transactions. Carter has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Vanderbilt University.

GWEN B. BAUER, PHD

Chief Science Officer

Dr. Bauer, co-founder of BioMech, brings more than 35 years of research, scientific and executive experience to venture. Previously, Dr. Bauer co-founded and was the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Dominion Diagnostics, a nationally recognized clinical laboratory with locations in Rhode Island, Vermont and North Carolina, serving there from 1997 to 2011.

Prior to Dominion, Dr. Bauer was an assistant professor at the Medical College of Virginia. She held a position at Stanford University Hospital and has designed, built, staffed and managed several research and clinical laboratories while holding director certificates in several states, including but not limited to: New York, Florida, California, and Maryland. She has extensive research experience, has authored numerous publications and has presented at many national meetings.

Dr. Bauer is originally from San Francisco, California. She earned a B.S. degree in Clinical Science from San Francisco State University and a holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology with postdoctoral training in medicinal and analytical chemistry, biophysics, drug design, and molecular genetics from the Medical College of Virginia.

ALEX MASLENNIKOV

Chief Technology Officer

Alex brings more than 20 years of technology and software development experience focusing on enterprise cloud systems, electronic records management, mobile application development, healthcare imaging as well as applications performance and stability.

Before joining the BioMech team, he worked at Aderant and was responsible for multiple products including enterprise search and document management, office integration, and case management system and later at TractManager Inc, managing data interchange technology and advanced search technologies. Mr. Maslennikov also worked for the National Institute of Health, where he enhanced the world’s biggest biomedical library, and at the National Naval Medical Center he developed innovative algorithms to improve medical image quality.

Mr. Maslennikov earned his B.S. degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and also studied at the Technical University in St. Petersburg, Russia majoring in cybernetics, computer science and mathematics. Alex enjoys playing soccer and ice hockey as well as co-coaching his son’s youth soccer team. Alex resides in North Potomac, MD with his wife and two children.

IGOR PERIC

Director of Research and Development and Managing Director of BioMech Sensor (Bosnia)

Mr. Peric is responsible for architecting an AI experimentation platform, developing data processing pipelines and deploying high performance algorithms on mobile devices in his role as the Director of Research and Development at BioMech. He also serves as Managing Director of BioMech Sensor (Bosnia), running legal, financial and human resource aspects of the business, while at the same time educating young, ambitious people and helping them build their careers.

With more than ten years of software engineering experience, Igor has successfully helped various businesses grow and expand internationally by attracting talented people, building and leading development teams and managing foreign investment capital.

Originally from Bosnia, Republic of Srpska, Mr. Peric earned an M.S. in computer vision and robotics in France and pursued a Ph.D in computational neurobiology in Germany. Mr. Peric won multiple international competitions in algorithms, data structures and software development, during his academic career in computer science. As a Senior Microsoft Student Partner he was a guest speaker on multiple Microsoft conferences and universities. Mr. Peric was employed as a high-performance computing engineer on the European Human Brain Project, integrating neuromorphic hardware into a neurorobotics platform. He has published seven papers in international robotics journals, two of which won the best paper awards for modeling of memory formation in spiking neural networks. He has also presented at numerous international conferences.

Igor authored his first US patent in 2020 while working with BioMech and has multiple pending patient submissions for artificial intelligence and machine learning systems.

JEFF ROWBERG

Director of Engineering

Jeff has been designing and supporting wireless hardware and firmware platforms for more than a decade. His roles have comprised the entire manufacturing process, from initial schematic design all the way through final assembly, testing, and certification, including firmware development on the assembled hardware. His personal focus has been body-worn designs incorporating motion detection and control.

Prior to BioMech Sensor, Mr. Rowberg worked as a Principal Software Engineer at Cypress Semiconductor to create a flexible turn-key communication platform for a major line of Bluetooth wireless modules. He also created detailed reference documentation, example projects, and test software for this platform. Prior to Cypress Semiconductor, Mr. Rowberg worked as a Senior Applications Engineer at Bluegiga Technologies (later acquired by Silicon Labs) providing design support and troubleshooting for all US-based customers using Bluegiga’s wireless module products. He also published knowledge base articles and dozens of example projects to help shorten customer design timelines.

Mr. Rowberg graduated from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA with a B.S. in Computer Science, with additional studies in Mathematics and Physics.

Founded by scientists and clinicians with expertise in biophysics, anatomy, genetics, neurophysiology, biomechanics, mathematics, materials sciences, fabrication, electrical engineering and computer science, we design, develop and distribute state-of-the-art analytics and products that quantify and analyze motion in real time and in any environment.

CORPORATE OFFICE

13550 Waterford Place
Midlothian, VA 23112
PHONE: +1 866 246 9999
EMAIL: info@biomech.us

Founded by scientists and clinicians with expertise in biophysics, anatomy, genetics, neurophysiology, biomechanics, mathematics, materials sciences, fabrication, electrical engineering and computer science, we design, develop and distribute state-of-the-art analytics and products that quantify and analyze motion in real time and in any environment.

CORPORATE OFFICE

13550 Waterford Place
Midlothian, VA 23112
PHONE: +1 866 246 9999
EMAIL: info@biomech.us

Founded by scientists and clinicians with expertise in biophysics, anatomy, genetics, neurophysiology, biomechanics, mathematics, materials sciences, fabrication, electrical engineering and computer science, we design, develop and distribute state-of-the-art analytics and products that quantify and analyze motion in real time and in any environment.

CORPORATE OFFICE

13550 Waterford Place
Midlothian, VA 23112
PHONE: +1 866 246 9999
EMAIL: info@biomech.us

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© Copyright BioMech 2020

© Copyright BioMech 2020