Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Murphy has served as our chief executive officer and director since October 2016. Mr. Murphy has over 25 years of senior sales, operations and general management experience in medical device and medical technology companies, including ATI Medical Equipment Corporation, Mountain Medical Equipment Inc. and Healthdyne Technologies Inc. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Murphy served in various roles at MiMedx Group, Inc., where he initiated and managed the commercial sales and national accounts efforts within the advanced wound care segment. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Murphy was the chief executive officer of O2 Insights, Inc., a start-up wound care diagnostics company, and led the sale of the company to Systagenix Ltd. in June 2012. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Murphy served as vice president of sales for ConvaTec and led the negative pressure wound therapy business. From 1992 to 2008, Mr. Murphy served a total of 17 years at Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI) in various positions overseeing sales, operations and general management. Mr. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Southern Illinois University. Mr. Murphy's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his significant sales, operations and general management experience in medical device and medical technology companies.
Harold Jacob, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer and Director
Dr. Jacob has served as our chief medical officer since March 1, 2014, and as our director since September 2003. From September 2003 to February 4, 2014, Dr. Jacob served as chairman of our board of directors and from September 2003 to March 1, 2014, Dr. Jacob served as our chief executive officer. Dr. Jacob also performed the functions of a principal financial officer until April 1, 2014. Dr. Jacob is our co-founder and has worked extensively in medical device development. Dr. Jacob also served part-time as an attending gastroenterologist at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel from 2004 to March 2011. Since April 2011, he has been an attending physician in Gastroenterology at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel. From 1999 to the present, Dr. Jacob has served as the president of Medical Instrument Development Inc., which provides consulting services to start-up and early stage companies and patents its own proprietary medical devices. From 1997 to 2003, Dr. Jacob served as director of medical affairs at Given Imaging Ltd., a company that developed the first swallowable wireless pill camera for inspection of the intestines. Dr. Jacob also formerly served as a director for Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative orally ingestible capsule medication. We believe that Dr. Jacob's qualifications to serve on our board include his years of experience in the biomedical industry and with us and his experience serving in management roles of various companies.
Steve Brown, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Steve Brown has served as our chief financial officer since February 2015. He is also currently serving on the Board of Directors of IDW Media Group Holdings ("IDW"), a publishing and entertainment company. Mr Brown has previously served as several executive positions including as Chief Financial Officer for IDT Corporation (NYSE "IDT") from April 1995 to January 2009 in which he oversaw the financial end of taking a start-up telecommunications company public and guided it through the spin-offs of two subsidiaries, various public offerings and bank facilities. During his tenure, Mr. Brown also served on IDT's Boards of Directors for six years, and on the Board of Net2Phone Inc. for five years. Mr. Brown was also the founder and chairman of IDT Entertainment Inc., a movie studio and media subsidiary that IDT eventually sold for a profit in excess of $225M. From 2009 to present, Steve is also a managing partner of The Mcguffin Group Financial, a financial consulting firm concentrating on advising early stage companies. He is also currently serving on the Board of Directors of IDW Media Group Holdings ("IDW") as Vice-Chairman, a publishing and entertainment company. Steve also is a partner in an accounting and tax practice, Brown, Brown and Associates. Steve received his certified public accountant license from the State of New York and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and serves on the Board of Directors for several educational institutions including serving on the Board of Governors for Touro College.
General Manager & Vice President, International Sales and Global Marketing
Itai Levinson joined the Company in April 2018. Prior to joining NanoVibronix, he served as director of business development for ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (formally Argo Medical Technologies), a medical device company developing technologies to improve the quality of life for people living with lower limb disability, via the creation of market leading robotic technology. Within this role he oversaw commercial activities including leading efforts to establish and manage strategic alliances and distribution partnerships, initially in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. This was followed by the identification and contracting of new European distribution partners. His responsibilities included educating the marketplace and working closely with global key opinion leaders to increase brand and product awareness, subsequently working towards regulatory approvals in the Asian territories, defining and creating the required marketing and support tools to provide clinical training, pre-sale and post-sale support to distribution partners around the globe. Previously, he held the role of director of operations at ReWalk, where he helped build the operational infrastructure, turning a conceptual prototype into a commercially viable, regulatory approved medical device. Together with his team, he established the supply chain and defined the processes needed to prepare the device for sustainable and scalable contract manufacturing. He holds a BSc. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and a MBA from the University of Haifa.