Bob Slodowitz graduated from Pace University, New York City in 1957.
Mr. Slodowitz served as the Financial Vice President for Revlon’s largest division; and subsequently as the Financial Vice President for discount-appliance giant Two Guys, which topped $1 billion in sales through its 30 stores on the East Coast.
Mr. Slodowitz went on to serve for five years as Vice President of Operations for Graphics Scanning, overseeing the company’s business in 62 cities.
In the mid-1980s, Mr. Slodowitz moved to Connecticut and opened his own CPA practice, which he ran for approximately 25 years.
Mike Christie, Chairman of West Star Development, has been buying and building commercial development projects and land for 32 years.
In 1989, Mr. Christie created his own Brokerage Company named West Star Company, Inc. He had envisioned an organization that would develop and manage its own properties. Thirty years later, Mr. Christie is a partner in 50 different entities, comprising approximately 900 million square feet of commercial retail space, over 300 acres of commercially zoned land on major interstates throughout the Kansas City area, and 9,000 acres of agricultural holdings.
Mr. Christie is a sponsor and supporter of many local and national organizations, foundations, colleges and universities.
Chanan Epstein is a senior executive with substantial experience in domestic and international strategic business relationships.
Mr. Epstein was a Colonel in the Israeli Air Force responsible for research and development for operational systems (avionics as well as C3I), as well as joint strategic ventures and programs with the US Air Force.
Mr. Epstein also is an investor in a number of technology and real estate companies in the US and Israel.
Following her military service in the elite Unit 8200 of Israel’s Intelligence Corps, Efrat Erps obtained her BSc in Biotechnology from Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Life Sciences in 2006. She went on to acquire an MSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
In 2012 Ms. Erps attained her MBA from Tel Aviv University’s School of Management.
Prior to joining emerge, Ms. Erps worked as a Product Manager for healthcare giant McKesson (ranked #11 on the Fortune 500).
Earlier positions included Project Advancement for Yeda R&D, the commercial branch of Israel’s prestigious Weizmann Institute of Science.
Mike Beal is Vice President, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of Balls Food Stores, a company for which he has also served as Chief Financial Officer, Manager, creator of the IT Department, and System Analyst.
Mr. Beal is a Board Member of The Greater Kansas City Crime Commission, is on its Executive Committee and is its past Chairman; a Board Member of the Missouri Grocers Association and is its current President; and a former Board Member of the Independence School District Foundation. In addition, Mr. Beal is a Manager/Director of numerous commercial and residential real estate entities.
Ben Lieblich, in a finance career spanning 17 years, has served as CFO of a dozen companies and supported more than $2 billion of transactions.
Most recently he has served as COO of Gardner Prescott and GP Tech Labs. Previously, Mr. Lieblich served as President and CFO of Pro Practica (now StreamlineMD), a pioneer in web-based Electronic Health Records.
Mr. Lieblich was named to Crain’s Cleveland’s “Forty Under 40” business leaders. Mr. Lieblich received his JD cum laude from Harvard Law School and his MBA from Georgetown University’s School of Business, from which he graduated first in his class.
Thaddeus Arroyo is Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Mexico, LLC.
Mr. Arroyo is leading the expansion of AT&T Mexico’s mobile network and distribution channels while transforming the sales and service experience for customers. Previously, Mr. Arroyo served as President, Technology Development of AT&T.
Prior to joining AT&T, he served as CIO at Cingular Wireless.
Mr. Arroyo has been consistently recognized by numerous publications for advancing businesses through thought leadership, technology and innovation. Recognition includes: Líderes Mexicanos (“Mexico’s 300 Most Influential Leaders”); CIO Hall of Fame by CIO Magazine; MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award; CNET en Español; and Computerworld.
Brian Feld‘s transaction experience has included the formation of business entities, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, private offerings of debt and equity securities, and venture financings.
Mr. Feld was thrice recognized in Texas Monthly magazine as a “Rising Star” among Texas Lawyers; and as a “Top 40 Under 40” business leader by the San Antonio Business Journal.
He is a member of the Texas Lyceum Board of Directors and President of United Communities of San Antonio.
Mr. Feld received his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated with Honors, Order of the Coif and a Dean’s Achievement Award.
Spencer McDonald is the President and co-founder of emerge Medical Data Intelligence.
Mr. McDonald began his career at E-MC Electrical, Inc., a commercial electrical contracting firm, eventually attaining the position of Vice President of Finance. Mr. McDonald transitioned to entrepreneurship after four years as a Vice President with E-MC when he purchased PAC Systems, Inc. in Arlington, Texas. The business specializes in sophisticated computer controlled fire alarm and suppression services for Fortune 500 companies, Texas agencies and the Department of Defense.
Dr. Sean Mazer is the President of the New Mexico Heart Institute; and Director of the Institute’s Heart Rhythm Center. A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society, Dr. Mazer is Board Certified in Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine.
Upon completing his undergraduate studies with High Honors in Chemistry and Classical Civilization at Wesleyan University in 1994, Dr. Mazer went on to obtain his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1998 from Columbia University where he was awarded the NIH 4th year student Fellowship for Clinical Research. Subsequent education includes Cardiology and Electrophysiology Fellowships from Columbia University. In 2004, while at Columbia, Dr. Mazer was awarded New York Presbyterian Hospital’s 2004 Physician of the Year.
Extensively published, Dr. Mazer has provided his expertise to articles for the American Heart Institute (Stroke), Cambridge University Press (CNS Specrums), Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and other prestigious publications.
Dr. Yaron David's skill set offers a synergy of medicine, software engineering and neuroscience.
He obtained his MD and PhD (in Neurobiology and Physiology) from Ben Gurion University. His extensive research has focused on the role of Blood-Brain-Barrier disruption in epilepsy, from a genetic, electrophysiological perspective.
Dr. David programmed a real-time data acquisition system facilitating venipuncture for Vascular Technologies. Earlier, when serving the Israeli Defense Forces, he developed real-time software for RF Wave and software for orthogonal photo visualization.
Dr. David has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (US), the Journal of Neuroscience, and the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
Dr. William C. Daniel is the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of emerge Medical Data Intelligence.
Beyond his substantial clinical expertise, he is a pioneer in developing novel methods to integrate evidence-based care into routine clinical practice.
Dr. Daniel is a board-certified Cardiologist who has published extensively. His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Cardiology, Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, among others.
Dr. Daniel passionately continues to develop innovative solutions for cardiovascular care.
Scott Finfer proudly serves as the CEO of emerge Medical Data Intelligence.
An alumnus of Texas A&M University and the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program, Mr. Finfer’s career officially began with American Express as a financial advisor. A few years later, he began his entrepreneurial journey. His success in private real-estate development led him to join several top public home builders, including KB Home, as Vice President of Land and Acquisition.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Finfer has overseen the acquisition and development of more than 12,000 residential lots with a sell-through exceeding $1 billion.
Over the past 25 years, Ted Casey has founded, operated and grown the success of multiple consumer goods companies, concentrated primarily in the nutrition, food and pharmaceutical industries.
Upon graduating from Tulane University, Mr. Casey founded Dymatize, a sports nutrition company, in 1993, eventually growing it to roughly 200 employees across North America and Europe. Dymatize was sold to Post Holdings Inc for $380 million.
In 2006, Mr. Casey founded the Florida-based Dynamic Pharmaceuticals, a FDA-licensed pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, selling dozens of products to national drugstore chains, as well as national and international nutrition companies.
Branching out, Ted Casey designed and built Eco Green Recycling, a Texas-based plastic recycling firm, in 2012. He owned and operated the factory until 2014 when it was sold to the Highland Group. Subsequently, Mr. Casey’s vision turned to the Far East, establishing CEXchange HK Ltd. which facilitates the movement of top brand mobile devices and electronics from the US to across the globe. Mr. Casey continues to own and oversee this business.
Currently, Mr. Casey is the owner and CEO of DryBev, which he founded in 2011. The consumer goods venture is focused on unique, patented dual liquid/dry delivery solutions for beverages. DryBev holds a dozen plastic technology patents.
An expert in modern, efficient and adaptive solutions, Ted Casey is a proponent of modernizing the antiquated healthcare space, believing that time is ripe for a change in this market.