Seward Rutkove, MD
Founder and Board Director
Founder of Myolex, Dr. Rutkove is the Nancy Lurie Marks Chair of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Rutkove’s research focuses on the application of innovative techniques for the assessment of neuromuscular disease with an emphasis on electrical impedance and ultrasound methodologies. His work has been supported by numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, NASA, and multiple foundations and has resulted in well over 170 peer-reviewed publications. In 2011, he was awarded the Biomarker Challenge Prize from the non-profit foundation Prize4Life, Inc for his work demonstrating that electrical impedance measurements of muscle could speed clinical therapeutic studies in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Dave Dickinson, M.B.A.
CEO and Board Director
Dave Dickinson is an award-winning innovator, digital health pioneer, four-time startup CEO, and former corporate intrapreneur within Bristol-Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson, Church & Dwight/Arm & Hammer, Johnson & Johnson, and UnitedHealth Group/Optum. Beyond his CEO and Board Director roles, he has held numerous marketing, innovation, and business development leadership roles as Chief Innovation Officer, SVP Business Development, Global Chief Marketing Officer, U.S. VP, Marketing, and VC Executive-in-Residence. Dave has extensive healthcare experience that transcends digital health, Big Data healthcare analytics services, cybersecurity, diabetes, insomnia, cord blood stem cell banking, medical nutrition, and various OTC consumer healthcare products. Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Economics from Union College and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Gregory Borchart is a founder and partner at Caerus Ventures, leading the private equity firm’s investments into companies, including: Socure, Grain & Barrel Spirits, and Myolex. He is also President CEO and the owner of CED Marine (Consolidated Electronic Distributors Corp.), a leading, publicly listed, and wholesale distributor of top marine brands. Greg has significant executive-level operational experience at startup tech companies as well as at a large consumer electronics corporation. He successfully launched multiple B2B and B2C product lines, both in the U.S. and internationally. Greg is a consumer electronics and enterprise hardware technology expert and has extensive knowledge of the entire supply chain, from sourcing to logistics to sales and marketing, product management, and new product line launch. He has been an active member of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), and a frequent panelist and judge at venture capital and angel investing events. Greg has a B.A. in economics from Brown University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania.
Brian Kang is a co-founder of Nautilus Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that focuses on early stage companies that leverage their unique technologies within the areas of artificial intelligence, IoT, and mobile. Prior to Nautilus Venture Partners, Brian Kang was a managing director at Samsung Ventures, where he led the firm’s global investments in mobile and consumer IT sector. Brian brings to the firm 20 years of experience in venture capital investment and various corporate development roles and was responsible for some of the best investments of Samsung Ventures, including Starent Networks, Gracenote, Teknovus, Beceem, Swype, Synos, and Maluuba. In addition to extensive VC network in the Silicon Valley, Brian also has close relationships with key executives and technology leaders from Asian global corporations for proprietary investment validation and early access to market/technology innovation. Brian Kang holds M.B.A from McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Washington, and B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Christian Haller, M.S.M.E.
Board Director & Advisory Board Member
Christian Haller is a serial entrepreneur and angel Investor. He has spent the past 35+ years building startups, as a founder, investor, and inventor. Currently, Christian is the CEO and Co-Founder of CORIT Medical, LLC. CORIT is a medical device company selling an advanced surgical instrument for inferior turbinate reduction. Christian is also the founder and a director of LifeLine Medical, LLC, which has developed a novel wearable sobriety partner and patient monitor. As the founder of The RavenOye Group, LLC, he has held executive positions in ten startup companies in a broad variety of medical technologies. ROG focuses on supporting all aspects of seed and pre-seed companies. He was also the founder of AdvaMed’s Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp and EBD’s Japan Medtech Partnering Forum. Christian has a BSME and an MSME from the University of Virginia.