Our Leadership

Scott Schorer
Scott Schorer
President and CEO

Companies

  • GI Dynamics
  • Systagenix
  • CentriMed / GHX
  • IST

Experience

  • Multiple clinical trials / regulatory approvals
  • Multiple exits
  • >$150m raised: public / private
  • Patents: 25 issued/pending

Education:

  • A.B: Dartmouth College
  • B.E.: Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College
  • US Army Airborne Ranger
Serial entrepreneur "line-br" Deep fundraising/clin/reg/metabolic disease experience
THOMAS VASICEK, PhD
THOMAS VASICEK, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer

Companies

  • Medtronic
  • Millennium
  • Corning
  • Lynx / Solexa
  • Roche

Experience

  • Multiple clinical trials
  • Patents: 10 issued/pending
  • Publications: 26+

Education:

  • B.S. Chemistry: MIT
  • PhD Genetics: Harvard University
  • Postdoc, Developmental Biology: Princeton University
Expert in targeted drug delivery, personalized medicine & metabolic hormones "line-br" Deep R&D/clin/reg experience
Jon Freeman, MBA, CFM
Jon Freeman, MBA, CFM
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Freeman has 25 years of finance, operations and management experience across a variety of industries including medical device, technology, industrial manufacturing, and professional services. He has worked in a wide range of environments, ranging from large public multi-national corporations down to small emerging private companies. Jon has helped lead several companies that have realized substantial shareholder value. Mr. Freeman holds a BA in Economics from St. Olaf College and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Our Scientific Advisors

Donna Ryan, MD
Donna Ryan, MD
PAST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & PROFESSOR EMERITA, PENNINGTON BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CTR. BATON ROUGE, LA, USA

Experience

  • 30+ yrs treating patients with obesity
  • >200 publication & 45 book chapter and reviews
  • President of World Obesity Federation
  • Former President of The Obesity Society
  • Advisor: Gila Therapeutics, Novo Nordisk, Takeda, Vivus, Eisai
Author & lead in landmark metabolic disease studies – POUNDS Lost, DPP, Look AHEAD, etc.
Prof Rachel Batterham, MD, PHD
Prof Rachel Batterham, MD, PHD
PROFESSOR OF OBESITY, DIABETES & ENDOCRINOLOGY UCL. UCLH BARIATRIC CTR FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT AND METABOLIC SURGERY. LONDON, ENGLAND

Experience

  • 30+ yrs treating patients with obesity
  • Head, Center for Obesity Research & London Hospitals Bariatric Centre for Weight Management
  • >170 publications cited >19,000 times
  • Advisor: Gila Therapeutics, Novo Nordisk, ViiV and International Medical Press
World leading expert in PYY biology, bodyweight regulation and managing people with obesity
Caroline Apovian, MD
Caroline Apovian, MD
PROFESSOR ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES & NUTRITION AT BOSTON UNIV. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE & DIR OF THE CTR FOR NUTRITION & WEIGHT MGT BOSTON, MA, USA

Experience

  • 30+ yrs treating patients with obesity
  • 170+ publications
  • Former President of The Obesity Society
  • >200 publications & 3 books
Internationally recognized authority on nutrition and obesity
Steven R. Smith, MD
Steven R. Smith, MD
CSO AT FLORIDA HOSPITAL & SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR AT THE TRANSLATIONAL RES.INST. FOR METABOLISM & DIABETES; ORLANDO, FL, USA

Experience

  • 25+ yrs treating obesity
  • 335+ peer-reviewed publications, book chapters & reviews, >21,000 citations
Leading expert in translational medicine for obesity, CVD & diabetes
Corby Martin, PhD
Corby Martin, PhD
DIRECTOR, INGESTIVE BEHAVIOR LAB & PROFESSOR, PENNINGTON BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CTR. BATON ROUGE, LA, USA

Experience

  • 20+ yrs modeling & design of successful food intake & weight loss studies
  • >210 publications, reviews & book
    chapters
Leading expert in the psychology of food intake & Clinical Trial Design/Execution

Our Board of Directors

Scott Schorer
Scott Schorer
President and CEO

Companies

  • GI Dynamics
  • Systagenix
  • CentriMed / GHX
  • IST

Experience

  • Multiple clinical trials / regulatory approvals
  • Multiple exits
  • >$150m raised: public / private
  • Patents: 25 issued/pending

Education:

  • A.B: Dartmouth College
  • B.E.: Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College
  • US Army Airborne Ranger
Serial entrepreneur "line-br" Deep fundraising/clin/reg/metabolic disease experience
Richard G. Horan
Richard G. Horan
MANAGING PARTNER BIOGRAPH VENTURE . GILA DIRECTOR

Biograph Venture

Biograph is an independent venture development firm established in 2018, focused in life sciences and healthcare

Previous positions:

  • Slater Technology Fund, Providence, RI
  • Sachem Ventures, Princeton, NJ
  • Johnston Associates, Princeton, NJ

CEO Positions

  • Medical Media Systems
  • SEQ/Praelux
  • Immunicon Corp

Education:

  • A.B.: Dartmouth College
  • MBA: Tuck School at Dartmouth
Christopher De Souza, PhD
Christopher De Souza, PhD
DIRECTOR, BROADVIEW VENTURES . GILA DIRECTOR

Broadview Ventures

Broadview is a philanthropic, for-profit venture fund supported by the Leducq Family Trust with a mission to accelerate the development of promising technology in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease through targeted investments in and support of early-stage ventures

Current Director positions:

  • MassBio
  • Acesion, Mellitus, Giner Life Science

Education:

  • B.S., M.S.: University Mumbai
  • M.S., PhD: LSU
  • MBA: Rutgers University