Senior Leadership Team

Feldman Lynn Feldman, MBA, Chief Executive Officer

Lynn is an experienced entrepreneur with over 15 years leading three companies. She has led teams raising >$5 million in non-dilutive SBIR grant dollars to complement millions raised in equity finance. She is accomplished at managing the life science and biotech projects with clinical and research collaborators and has significant sales and marketing experience. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Lynn spent a 15 years at the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company. She received her M.B.A from Harvard Business School and her BA from Harvard College.

Segal Michael M Segal, MD PhD, Chief Scientific Officer

Mickey has won national and international prizes for his work in neurophysiology. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard and his MD and PhD at Columbia, where his thesis research outlined rules for the types of chemical synapses that will form in a nervous system. After his residency in pediatric neurology at Columbia, he moved to Harvard, where he joined the medical faculty and developed the microisland system for studying small numbers of brain neurons in culture. Using this system, he developed a reductionistic model of epilepsy, work that won him national and international young investigator awards. This work on neurophysiology and single ion channels, together with his work on rare diseases at SimulConsult, set the stage for elucidation of the molecular mechanism for a subgroup of patients with attention deficit disorder. He is one of the medical advisors of the Periodic Paralysis Association. Click here for a list of publications. (7823106, 2283535, 1646871, 23576414, 24938135, 18174562, 11771645, 9697119, 9212254).

Berenson Richard Berenson, JD MBA, Chief Financial Officer

Rick has been building early-stage companies and developing practical, break-through strategies for more than twenty-five years. He has been CEO or COO of eleven companies; most recently Thermalin Diabetes, LLC (CEO, biotech) and HeartLander Surgical, Inc. (CEO, medical device). Rick has also led companies in consumer products manufacturing, knowledge management, new media, entertainment industry technology, manufacturing software, healthcare information and services, healthcare market research, diagnostic reference laboratory services, and cancer immunotherapeutics. He has raised or helped raise more than $35M in private and non-dilutive capital. As Managing Director of his consulting firm, Venzyme Catalyst, LLC, he has helped launch and finance life science organizations around important new technologies in complex markets. Rick received a JD-MBA from Harvard Law and Business Schools in 1984 and is a graduate of Harvard College.

Scientific Team

Neurology Mark Mintz MD
Steven Pavlakis MD
Henry Hasson MD
Genetics Joseph Gleeson MD
Psychiatry Stephen Rayport MD PhD
Dentistry Victor Badner DMD
Pain disorders Robert Sundel MD
Regulatory Allan Green MD PhD JD
Lee Simon MD
Drug formulation Christian Moreton PhD
Reimbursement Ed Berger PhD
IP Cooper McDonald PhD JD

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