Management

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Dey co-founded Bluejay Diagnostics in 2015, after co-founding Lana Management & Business Research International (LMBRI) in 2007. LMBRI, which became inactive in 2017, was a management consulting company focused on the launch and marketing of medical products in the US, Japan and EU.

Mr. Dey spent about eight years at LMBRI, consulting with companies such as Toray Industries, Hitachi Chemicals (now Showa Denko Materials Co. Ltd.), and Fuji Chemicals. Prior to this, he held executive positions at several firms. From 2005–07, he was Vice President of Business Development and Market for Definines, AG (acquired by AstraZeneca). From 2001–05, he was Head of Business Development, Western US, at IMPATH, Inc. Here, he handled three business units and the introduction of a new product, Her2neu Diagnostics, for the treatment of breast cancer, with Herceptin. He was also Chief Business Officer at Genmethrax, Inc; Manager, Technology Licensing, Thomas Jefferson Medical University; and Manager, Technology Licensing, Ciba Geigy (Novartis).

Mr. Dey is a Bachelor of Science and has a master’s degree in Biochemistry from Visva-Bharati University in India and PhD in Lipid Membrane Biochemistry from Biological Research Center in Hungary. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree (Fulbright Scholarship) from the University of Cambridge.

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Cook joined Bluejay in 2021. From 2014–21, he served as Chief Executive Officer at NanoHybrids, Inc., a nanotechnology company focused on developing theranostic nanoparticle platform technologies. Here, he was Director and Chairman of the Board from 2020–21, and Senior Scientist from 2014–17, overseeing the development of several core technologies.

Dr. Cook did his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, focusing on the design and development of medical diagnostic systems. His postdoctoral work included improving the bioconjugation strategies of nanoparticles for molecular targeting. Dr. Cook also serves as Ad-hoc Reviewer for numerous panels at the National Institute of Health and peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Vance joined Bluejay in 2021. Prior to this, from 2016–18, he was Chief Business Development Executive at Vibra Healthcare, an operator of 46 long-term acute care hospitals.

Over 2013–16, Mr. Vance was Director of Business Development in the Commercial Division at Lifebridge Health Systems. The company was engaged in converting multiple hospitals and entities into accountable care organization (ACO) systems. He was responsible for joint ventures and expansion of commercial services, including urgent care, outpatient surgery, outpatient physical therapy, sleep centers, homecare, and retail pharmacy.

During 2005–11, Mr. Vance was Senior Executive Director of Business Development and Marketing for UMass Memorial Healthcare, a seven-hospital system. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Western New England College and Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts.

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Kinder joined Bluejay in 2021. He has over 15 years of experience in finance and accounting in early- to mid-stage high-technology companies. Prior to joining Bluejay, he held senior management positions at startups as well as established companies.

Most recently, he was Managing Director at Capella Financial Services, a CFO consultancy focused on high technology, software and biotech clients. Before Capella, he led the finance, operations, accounting, HR, IT, legal, and due diligence teams at Blue Sky Biotech, including the sale of the company to LakePharma. Mr. Kinder subsequently spent a year with LakePharma, overseeing the integration. He began his career at Ernst & Young and holds Master of Business Administration and Master of Science degrees in Accounting from Northeastern University and Bachelor of Arts in History from Kenyon College. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.