Our team is our core asset. Operating at the intersection of microelectromechanical engineering, clinical development, and business, we are defined by the work we commit to each other and the shared passion to commercialize the technology and positively impact billions of people.
Francis G Duhay, MD, MBA
Former Chief Medical Officier, Edwards Lifesciences (EW:NYSE)
Francis G Duhay, MD, MBA, is an accomplished clinical surgeon, scientist, medical innovator, and senior business executive, with expertise in general business management, clinical and regulatory affairs, medical affairs, healthcare economics and reimbursement, new business development and corporate strategy.
Double board-certified in general and cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Duhay served on senior faculty at Duke University School of Medicine. With 32 US and International medical device patents, he has invented and developed devices used in thousands of heart operations annually. His first company, Corvascular, a joint venture with Duke, focused on the nascent field of minimally invasive cardiac surgery and was later acquired by Medtronic.
After completing his MBA, Dr. Duhay joined Edwards Lifesciences (EW; market cap, $20B) as General Manager in Transcatheter Heart Valve Therapy, which currently is a $2B business. Promoted to Chief Medical Director, his role was expanded to include Global Medical Affairs, Clinical Affairs and Operations for Heart Valve Therapy.
ELIZABETH (LIZ) BERECZ, MA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Nemus Bioscience, Inc.
Elizabeth Berecz is a seasoned financial executive with over 20 years of experience holding senior level positions in both private and public companies. Liz is currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Nemus Bioscience, an early stage public biotech company located in Costa Mesa, California and has held this role since July 2014. She has proven success in leading strategic planning, capital raising, financial reporting, and global system implementations for companies of various sizes. Liz started her career at Price Waterhouse Silicon Valley where she spent five years auditing several high profile public companies in the technology industry. She then spent 10 years holding key leadership positions in various public companies including Quantum Corporation, Business Objects, and Excite, followed by 12 years in Chief Financial Officer positions for Optical Shop International, StarTrac, Power Balance Technologies, and most recently Bentley Mills. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of San Francisco. Elizabeth received her BA in Economics from Stanford University and a MA in Sports Management from University of San Francisco.