Kenneth A. Cawkell, LLB
Ken is a founding principal and CEO of Neurodyn. He was involved in the conception and development of the company’s business plan and has been intimately involved in all aspects of the company’s development. He has over 25 years experience in the industry during which he has worked with and sits on the board of numerous public and private biotechnology companies. He has been involved in all stages of development of biotech companies, ranging from initial research and development projects through to the development, commercialization and sale of pharmaceutical products.
Robert L. Cervelli, M.Sc.
Robert has been an active serial entrepreneur in the life sciences sector in North America for over 25 years. Robert has had a founding role in biotechnology companies developing diagnostics, cancer therapy, vaccine enhancement technologies, neurological drug discovery and consumer health products. He has held leading roles in several US and Canadian agricultural biotech companies, including the first forest biotechnology company in Canada, and has become particularly knowledgeable in the commercial develop of botanical extracts and natural active compounds.
D. G. Kay, Ph.D.
Denis is a graduate of Dalhousie (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) and McGill (Ph.D.) Universities. He is a founder, and Chief Scientific Officer of Neurodyn. Denis has more than 20 years experience in the development and characterization of small animal models of human diseases ranging from, models of the neurodegenerative diseases ALS and the vacuolar myelopathy associated with HIV infection of the CNS, to a patented model of the multi organ system disease of AIDS (co-inventor). He played an integral role in the design and implementation of the Neurodyn’s research and development program and is inventor on two of the Company’s families of patents pending.
James P. Mertz
Mr. Mertz is the co-founder of Mertz Energy, an oil and gas exploration company in Houston, Texas. In addition, he was Business Development Manager, Oil & Gas, for Amphenol, Inc., and he is an investor and operator of his family’s west Texas ranches. James received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and received his MBA with Highest Distinction from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and IESE Barcelona. While at Michigan, Mr. Mertz studied in Bulgaria though the Fulbright Program. Prior to his MBA, he had a very successful tenure at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Madolyn M. Mertz
Ms. Mertz is a partner with Mertz Holdings, based in Houston, Tx and San Diego, Ca. As a partner, Madolyn serves as liaison for healthcare and life sciences ventures. Prior to Mertz Holdings, Madolyn served as Operations Officer at Strategic Forecasting, Inc. Madolyn received her bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.
Richard W. DeVries, B. Comm., LL.B
Mr. DeVries has significant and diverse business experience and has served as a director and officer of a number of companies (public and private) throughout the world. Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (1974) as well as a Bachelor of Law Degree (1977), both from the University of Alberta, and was admitted as a member of the Law Society of Alberta in 1978. Mr. DeVries practices law for over 30 years during which time he obtained extensive experience regarding the business and legal issues facing emerging businesses, with a focus on emerging technologies, securities, taxation and international business matters.