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.
Chief Financial Officer
James Cardwell has more than 35 years of experience in, among other things, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) reporting and compliance, financial reporting and tax research and compliance. Since July 2015, Mr. Cardwell has served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Associate of The CFO Squad LLC, a company which provides chief financial officer support services including, but not limited to, pre-audit services, SEC and tax compliance and financial reporting services to both international and domestic private and public companies. From August 2018 until December 2018, Mr. Cardwell served as interim Chief Financial Officer of Newgioco Group, Inc. From January 2018 until May 2018, Mr. Cardwell served as interim Chief Financial Officer of VerifyMe, Inc. Mr. Cardwell graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. Upon graduation, Mr. Cardwell began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co and served as Senior Tax Consultant. For over 30 years, Mr. Cardwell served in various capacities for public and private companies in the entertainment industry including serving as the Chief Financial Officer of S2BN Entertainment, Inc.; the Deputy Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, New York; the Chief Financial Officer of Sibling Entertainment, Inc.; the Chief Executive Officer and director of Good Galaxy Entertainment, Inc.; the Associate Producer of Nunsense Theatrical Company LP and the founder and President of Cardwell Productions. Mr. Cardwell is a certified public accountant in the State of New York.
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.
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.