Frank Lloyd, Jr, M.D. MBA is the Co-founder and President of Cascade Metrix. He is leading the clinical operations of Cascade, in addition to helping raise private investments. He has led clinical research and development through his association with industry and academia for more than 20 years. He has also held appointments as a Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine, President of the Center of Surgical Sciences and Trauma, and Medical Director of Methodist Research Institute. Dr. Lloyd graduated from IU School of Medicine, followed by a residency in general surgery from Howard University (Washington DC), and a fellowship in surgical oncology from Roswell Park Memorial Hospital (Buffalo, NY). He also completed the physician MBA program from IU's Kelley School of Business. He has been elected twice as the Coroner of Marion County, Indianapolis.
Kislaya Kunjan, PhD, MBA is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Cascade Metrix. He is the lead inventor of the product technology and is managing the company's product and business development aspects in collaboration with its partners and strategic investors alike. He holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue (West Lafayette, IN) and an MBA from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). While at Purdue, he designed and developed a novel infrared glucose sensing system under the mentorship of Prof. Jay Gore. His prior professional experience spans sales engineering with Saint-Gobain, medical device development with Vista Biosciences and most recently a product management role with Johnson & Johnson/LifeScan. He completed his PhD in Health Informatics from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (Indianapolis, IN).
David T. Giddings is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Business Officer (CBO) of Cascade Metrix. His business career has been focused on healthcare, information technology, and life sciences businesses with both established and emerging publicly & privately held companies. He was with Eastman Kodak in General Management positions in Kodak's commercial Imaging and Information Systems and Healthcare Groups. Mr. Giddings joined Boehringer Mannheim Corporation in 1991 as VP and General Manager of their diagnostics Division and subsequently became President and COO of the company. He was appointed Chairman, President, and CEO of Diametrics Medical in 1995, a NASDAQ traded company, where he served for 6 years. Mr. Giddings served as Digilab Inc’s President & CEO until July, 2009, and remains an active shareholder in the company.
Peter Rule has had a 30 year career leading medical device and diagnostic companies from early start up to beyond an IPO. In diabetes, Peter led MiniMed as its President and Chief Operating Office and member of the Board of directors (now Medtronic Diabetes Care), establishing the insulin pump market in the US and starting the CGM franchise as a separate team. He was also a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Therasense (now Abbott Diabetes Care), establishing the direction for the first ultra-low blood sampling meter (“Freestyle”) and the Navigator CGM. Other successful companies Peter has led include PercuSurge, the world’s first embolic protection company in interventional cardiology, also purchased by Medtronic, and Ekos Corporation, a drug device delivery company for the treatment of Pulmonary Embolism, DVT, and PAO, purchased by BTG. Peter has been involved in the design of over 20 clinical trials, and was on the advisory board of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT). Peter is a named inventor on over 50 US patents. Recently, Peter led the creation of the first ICU CGM at OptiScan Biomedical, leaving after gaining FDA approval. Peter currently consults to early stage and established device and diagnostic companies, through his consulting firm PRI. Clients include breakthrough diabetes companies. Peter has an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Harvard University.
Peter T. Kissinger, Ph.D., is the founder of Bioanalytical Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ BASI) - a life science contract research firm, which he led from 1974-2007, and is Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry at Purdue University. Dr. Kissinger has published more than 230 scientific papers and is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2005, he became the Chairman of Prosolia, which markets mass spectrometry innovations for life science, industrial and homeland security applications. In 2007, he and Candice Kissinger founded Phlebotics, Inc., a medical device company focused on diagnostic information for intensive care me.