Mr. Dey co-founded Bluejay Diagnostics in 2015. He co-founded LMBRI, LLC in 2007. LMBRI, which became inactive in 2017 was a management consulting company focused on product launch and marketing in the medical field in the U.S., Japan and EU.
During his tenure with LMBRI, he spent about 8 years consulting with Toray Industries, Hitachi Chemicals (now Showa denko Materials Co. Ltd.)., Fuji Chemicals, among others.
Prior to that he held a number of executive roles. From 2005-2007 he was Vice President of Business Development and Market for Definines, AG (acquired by AstraZeneca). From 2001-2005 he was Head of Business Development, Western U.S. for IMPATH, Inc. where he was responsible for three business units and the introduction of new product Her2neu diagnostics for breast cancer treatment with Herceptin. Earlier positions include Chief Business Officer for Genmethrax, Inc., Manager, Technology Licensing, Thomas Jefferson Medical University, Manager, Technology Licensing, Ciba Geigy (Novartis).
Mr. Dey earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biochemistry from Visva-Bharati University in India and a Ph.D. in Lipid Membrane Biochemistry from Biological Research Center in Hungary. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration (Fulbright Scholarship) from the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Cook joined the Company in 2021. From 2014 to 2021, Dr. Cook served as the chief executive officer of NanoHybrids, Inc., a nanotechnology company specialized in the development and manufacture of theranostic nanoparticle platform technologies.
He was also a director and served as chairman of its board from 2020-2021, and from 2014 to 2017, he served as senior scientist developing many of the core technologies of the company.
Dr. Cook earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin focusing on medical diagnostic system design and development. His postdoctoral work focused on the improvement of bioconjugation strategies of nanoparticles for molecular targeting. Dr. Cook also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous panels at the National Institute of Health and peer reviewed scientific journals.
Mr. Vance joined the Company in 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Vance served as Chief Business Development Executive for Vibra Healthcare from 2016 – 2018, an operator of 46 long term acute care hospitals.
From 2013-2016, Mr. Vance was Director of Business Development for the Commercial Division at Lifebridge Health Systems, which was converting multiple hospital and entities into an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) system.
He was responsible for joint ventures and the expansion of commercial services, including Urgent Care, Outpatient Surgery, Out Patient Physical Therapy, Sleep Centers, Homecare, Retail Pharmacy among others.
Prior to Lifebridge Health he was Senior Executive Director of Business Development and Marketing for UMass Memorial Healthcare, a seven hospital system, from 2005- 2011. He earned a Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance from Western New England College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts.
Mr. Kinder joined the Company in 2021 with over 15 years of experience in finance and accounting at early-to mid-stage high technology companies. Prior to joining Blue Jay, he held senior management positions at startups as well as established companies.
Most recently, he was Managing Director with Capella Financial Services, a CFO consultancy focusing on high-tech, software and biotech clients.
Prior to Capella he led the finance, operations, accounting, HR, IT, legal, and due diligence team 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. Mr. Kinder holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University and a BA in History from Kenyon College. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr. Wurth has served as Chairman of the Board of Bluejay Diagnostics since 2017. Since 2016, Mr. Wurth has been a private investor. Mr. Wurth has served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Good Works II Acquisition Corp. since February 2021, and Co- Chairman of Good Works Acquisition Corp. since October 2020. Mr. Wurth led major businesses within J.P. Morgan Asset Management during his nearly 20 years at J.P Morgan from 1997 to 2016.
Mr. Wurth was the Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Investments in Asset Management, and Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan’s International Private Bank, where he led the expansion of the franchise in Asia, Latin America and Europe while based in New York, Hong Kong, and London. Since leaving J.P. Morgan Mr. Wurth has invested in and helped lead several private companies, of which he is Chairman of the Board of Standard Power and Vestrata, and a board member of Triax Technologies.
Before joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Wurth practiced law at the New York firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom from 1992 to 1995, and served as General Counsel to former U.S. Senator Robert Dole’s 1996 presidential campaign. Mr. Wurth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. We believe that Mr. Wurth is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his overall leadership experience, his experience in the private equity and alternative investments industry and his legal experience.
Mr. Dey co-founded Bluejay Diagnostics in 2015. In 2008, Mr. Dey co-founded Lana Management and Business Research International, LLC (“LMBRI”), and served as Chief Operating Officer of LMBRI from 2008 through 2015. LMBRI is a management consulting company focused on product launch and marketing in the medical field in the U.S., Japan and EU.
During his tenure with LMBRI, he spent approximately 8 years consulting with Toray Industries, Hitachi Chemicals (now Showa denko Materials Co. Ltd.), Fujifilm (Fuji Chemicals), Merck & Co., SRI International, among others.
From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Dey served as Vice President of Business Development and Market for Definines, AG. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Dey served as Head of Business Development, Western U.S. for IMPATH, Inc., where he was responsible for three business units and the introduction of Her2neu diagnostics for breast cancer treatment with Herceptin. Earlier positions include Chief Business Officer for Genmethrax, Inc.; Manager, Technology Licensing, Thomas Jefferson Medical University; Manager, Technology Licensing, Ciba Geigy (Novartis).
Mr. Dey earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biochemistry from Visva-Bharati University in India and a Ph.D. in Lipid Membrane Biochemistry from Biological Research Center in Hungary. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration (Fulbright Scholarship) from the University of Cambridge. We believe Mr. Dey’s history with our company, coupled with his extensive business development experience in the medical device industry, provide him with the qualifications to serve as a director.
Mr. Chase has served as on our Board of Directors since 2017. Mr. Chase has been a member of Board of Directors of Merchants Bank and Merchants Bancshares, Inc., in South Burlington. VT, from 2015 through 2017. Mr. Chase was Chairman of the Board of NUVO Bank and Trust Company of Springfield, Massachusetts since its inception in 2008 through 2015.
Mr. Chase served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman, and a Director of Westbank Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Westbank from 1988 to 2007. Mr. Chase is active in a number of commercial real estate, farming and ranching activities and serves in a number of civic roles. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA and a Trustee of the Big E Trust. Mr. Chase is also a commissioner of the Board of Public Safety for the City of West Springfield, MA and is a member to the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture.
Mr. Chase is a veteran of the United States Army during which he served in combat in Vietnam from 1967 through 1969. Mr. Chase graduated with honors from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. We believe that Mr. Chase is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his executive experience and his financial experience.
Ms. Svetlana Dey has been member of Bluejay’s Board of Directors since 2015. Ms. Dey co-founded Bluejay Diagnostics in 2015. She also co-founded LMBRI in 2008, a management consulting company focused on product launch and marketing in the medical field in the U.S., Japan and India. Ms. Dey has served as LMBRI’s President and CEO since 2008. Ms. Dey is a Board Member of Laminar Pharma, Inc. Prior to LMBRI, Ms. Dey spent more than 15 years in healthcare consulting businesses.
In these roles, she has been involved in management and operations of healthcare and life sciences products development, sales & marketing operations and general management for more than 12 years. Ms. Dey earned a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the State University of Mari El Republic, Russia. We believe Ms. Dey’s history with our company, coupled with her extensive experience in the healthcare industry, provide her with the qualifications to serve as a director.
Mr. Zeidman has served on our Board of Directors since May 2021. Mr. Zeidman is Chairman of WoodRock & Co., an investment banking service business and serves as Chairman and CEO of Good Works Acquisition Corp. and Chairman of Good Works II Acquisition Corp, both publicly held SPACs and Mr. Zeidman served as Chairman of Gordian Group LLC, a U.S. investment bank specializing in board level advice in complex, distressed or “story” financial matters.
Mr. Zeidman, Chairman Emeritus of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council was appointed by President George W. Bush in March 2002 and served in that position from 2002-2010. A prominent Houston based business and civic leader; Mr. Zeidman also is Chairman Emeritus of the University of Texas Health Science System Houston. He is formerly National Chairman of the Development Corp of Israel Campaign (Israel Bonds) and served on the Board of the National World War II Museum.
Mr. Zeidman was the former CEO, President and Chairman of Seitel, Inc., a Houston-based onshore seismic data provider where he was instrumental in the successful turnaround of the Company. He served as lead Director of Straight Path Communications, Inc. until its sale to Verizon in 2018. He was also Director of REMA a division of NRG Corp. and he further serves on the board of Prosperity Bank and was formerly Restructuring Officer of TransMeridian Exploration Inc. and Chief Bankruptcy Trustee of AremisSoft Corp. He held the post of Chairman of the Board and CEO of Unibar Corporation, the largest domestic independent drilling fluids company, until its sale to Anchor Drilling Fluids in 1992. Mr. Zeidman holds a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s in Business Administration from New York University. We believe that Mr. Zeidman is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive leadership and corporate finance experience, as well has his extensive relationships in the investing and investment banking businesses.
Mr. Gemignani will join our Bluejay’s Board of Directors upon the closing of this offering. Mr. Gemignani has served as EVP, Chief Financial Officer of Acacia Pharma Group plc, a hospital pharmaceutical company since January 2020. Prior to Acacia Pharma, Mr. Gemignani served as CFO of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. from 2017 to 2019 where he successfully led the sale of this Nasdaq-listed company’s assets to Bausch Health.
Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. filed a petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in December 2018 under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Previously, Mr. Gemignani served as CEO and CFO of Biodel Inc., overseeing business and strategic planning, operations and financing activities of the company. Prior to this, Mr. Gemignani served in senior and executive financial and operational roles with multiple public and private companies including, Prudential Financial, Gentium, Novartis and Wyeth. Mr. Gemignani started his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. We believe that Mr. Gemignani is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive public company experience, as well as his accounting and financial experience.