Philip W. Faris, Founder, CEO & Director
A serial entrepreneur with over 35 years of successful CEO and board experience, Faris has led over 30 major novel medical product introductions in the pharma, medtech, and clinical informatics spaces. Currently Managing Director with ProSavant International, LLC. Previously, Chairman, Flashback Technologies, Inc; Executive Chairman, Innovative Trauma Care; CEO, President, and Director, Vidacare Corporation (sold to Teleflex); and Lead Director, Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc. (sold to ZOLL Medical).
Keith G. Lurie, M.D., Founder, CMO & Director
A prolific inventor, successful entrepreneur, electro-physiologist, and world-renowned expert in the resuscitation of patients suffering sudden cardiac arrest. Dr. Lurie founded Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc. (ACSI) in 1997 to make Perfusion on Demand a standard of care. ACSI was sold to ZOLL Medical in January 2015. He is also Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, and Director of an NIH-funded research laboratory at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN.
Glenn Robinson, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Skilled Financial Executive with over 35 years of experience in corporate and public accounting and financial management. Currently Leader of Financial Management Practice, ProSavant International, LLC, and Partner and CFO Regent Coach Line, LTD. Formerly VP Finance Innovative Trauma Care, Inc.
Anja Metzger, PhD, VP Clinical and Preclinical Affairs
Strategic leader and scientist with 25 years’ experience in medical device research and development, grant funding, pre-clinical and clinical study design and execution, regulatory expertise, and key opinion leader development. Prior to joining ACS, Metzger served as VP of Research and Development, Clinical Affairs and Grants Management with ZOLL Medical Corporation. She has worked with a number of medical firms including Restore Medical (acquired by Medtronic), Johnson & Johnson, and Avecor Cardiovascular Inc.
Kim Marie Macygin, Vice President of Clinical Education
A master’s-prepared registered nurse with over 20 years of clinical experience and over 10 years of experience as an educator for market-leading and emerging technologies in pre-hospital, emergency, trauma and critical care medicine with Vidacare Corporation, Teleflex, Inc., Innovative Trauma Care, and ACS.
Lisa M. Owens, VP Marketing Strategy & Communications
Owens has nearly 30 years of experience in providing strategic public relations and marketing communication for high science, pharma, biotech and medical device firms in pre-hospital, emergency medicine, oncology, cardiology, nephrology, health IT, and other sectors. She has a history of moving emerging novel technologies to global commercialization with success and efficiency. She has worked with a number of leading medical device firms including Vidacare Corporation, Advanced Circulatory Systems Inc. (sold to ZOLL Medical) and more.
Meet the Outside Directors
A world-renowned electro-physiologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Benditt served as a director of Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc. prior to its sale to ZOLL Medical, and served as a new product consultant to St. Jude Medical, 3M, Medtronic, Cardionet, Transoma, and Nanostim. He brings expertise in device development, clinical trial design, and regulatory affairs.
The former Chairman and President of Sherburne Tele Systems, Inc., Eddy is an active philanthropist and entrepreneur, and endowed the R.K. Eddy Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Resuscitation at the medical school of his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, in 2013.
Dr. Gold is Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs and Professor of Anesthesiology of Minnesota Health (M-Health), and Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota. She is a founding member of Minnesota Resuscitation Solutions, LLC, and co-inventor of a number of important devices and methods to improve outcomes from cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Dr. Gold’s special interests are focused on improving clinical performance and patient outcomes using systems-based approaches.