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Chairman, Board of Directors
Chairman of Gemini Capital LLC, 2009 – Present, a venture fund investing in early stage development companies involving new technologies.
Chairman of Iridium Holdings LLC, 2000-2009, operates the world’s largest satellite constellation.
Positions of Chairman, President, and CEO of UNC Inc., formerly known as the Untied Nuclear Corporation, 1985-1997.
Positions of Chairman, President, and CEO of Canadian pacific Airlines, 1981-1984.
President and COO of Pan American World Airways™ headquartered in New York City, 1970-1980.
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Strategic Advisor for GreenChoice, 2018 – Present, advisory at the interface of environment and clean energy technology.
Technical Advisor for Massachusetts Clean energy Center, 2016 – Present, reviews and evaluates proposals from early stage clean energy focused companies.
Senior Vice President for AECOM Environment, 2007-2016, responsible for worldwide sales and marketing activities for all of AECOM Environment’s private sector clients.
President of International operations for ENSR (now part of AECOM), 1997-2005, built ENSR’s international operations to a network of over 20 offices in 15 countries, employing over 500 people.
Chairman and CEO of ARINC
30+ years experience in the aviation, aerospace, airports, information technology, and defense industries.
President and CEO, Hughes Aircraft of Canada, ltd.; Vice President, Hughes Aircraft Company.
President and CEO, Thompson-Hickling Aviation.
Senior Vice President, SPAR/PRIOR Data Sciences.
Executive Director, Transport Canada.
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Owner/CEO of Mowell Financial Group, a southeast regional investment management and banking firm in Tallahassee, Florida.
CEO of Beartooth Energy, a Montana based producer of oil and gas in the Bighorn Basin.
Served as Executive Chairman for EMS Technologies, a high-tech satellite and communications company, which he sold to Honeywell, Inc.
Served as CEO of Reflectone Inc. an international flight-simulation manufacturing and training company, which he sold to British Aerospace, PLC.
Mr. Richard Staropoli a native of Brooklyn, New York, was employed by the United States Government for approximately 25 years having served as a Special Agent within the United States Secret Service. Mr. Staropoli brings with him extensive experiences in operations, personal security and emerging technologies. Mr. Staropoli oversaw the management of the Protective Intelligence Division and the Joint Terrorist Task Force within the New York Office, managing investigations related to threats against the President, and the White House and served as the U.S. Secret Service attache’ to the United Nations for a number of years.
After retiring from government service, Mr. Staropoli served as the Managing Director – Counter Party Risk at The Fortress Investment Group, an $80B hedge fund, where he was tasked with establishing a formalized program for conducting investigative due-diligence across the firm as it relates to Credit, Real Estate, Private Equity and Liquid Markets deals relying on traditional and non-traditional investigative and intelligence gathering approaches.
In January 2017, Mr. Staropoli was named the Chief Information Officer for the Dept. of Homeland Security. In this capacity he managed the cyber and IT policies of 23 component agencies, including a branch of the U.S. military overseeing a budget of approx. $9B USD, the largest IT budget within the federal civilian sector. Mr. Staropoli has been the recipient of a number of awards from the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the New York City Police Department. These awards include the Treasury Department Special Act award for his involvement in “The Supernote” investigation involving the North Korean and Iranian government’s activities in various foreign jurisdictions; A commendation award from the New York City Police Department for his actions in response to a police shooting in which he was placed in grave personal danger and a commendation from President George W. Bush for his actions in the White House on Sept. 11, 2001.
Mr. Staropoli has appeared as a special contributor to various network television and radio programs, including: Fox Business News (Neil Cavuto), MSNBC (Melissa Harris), CBS News (Street Stories) and NY radio station 1010 WINS. Mr. Staropoli holds a BS degree from NYU from the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
CLINICAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Dr. Maurizio Miglietta
Dr. Miglietta is a Regional Dean and Professor of Surgery at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is the former Chief of Acute Care Surgery at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to that role at Columbia, Dr. Miglietta served as Chief of the Division of Trauma & Critical Care at New York University School of Medicine and Director of Trauma and Co-Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the renowned and historic Bellevue Hospital Trauma Center in New York City.
A graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine/NYIT, Dr. Miglietta completed a General Surgery residency at St. Barnabas in the Bronx, NY. He then completed Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowships at the prestigious R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center / University of Maryland. Dr. Miglietta founded and serves as Director of the Homeland Security Mobile Trauma Unit. This unit provided medical care to dignitaries and federal agents in conjunction with the United States Secret Service and Department of State – Diplomatic Security Service. He is an Honorary Police Surgeon providing expert trauma consultation for the New York City Police Department. From 2004 to 2014, he served as the Physician Advisor to the United States Secret Service. He continues to support various federal agencies with medical support.
Dr. Miglietta spearheaded medical education in northern New Jersey by creating 11 residency programs. He is actively involved in educating medical students and residents and served as the Director of Medical Education and Program Director for the Hackensack Meridian General Surgery Residency Program. He has authored and co-authored more than thirty peer-reviewed publications and is dual board certified in Surgery and Critical Care. As a leader in the profession, Dr. Miglietta serves as Chairman of Surgery at Hudson Regional Hospital as well as New Bridge Medical Center. He practices Robotic & Laparoscopic General Surgery as well as Critical Care. He performed the first robotic general surgery procedures at various New Jersey Hospitals.
DIRECTOR OF NANOTECHNOLOGY
Dr. Emmanuel Fombu
Currently serves as a Vice President on the Biopharma team at Locust Walk where he is responsible for driving deal execution. Prior to joining Locust Walk, Dr. Fombu held multiple senior leadership roles in drug development, medical affairs, business development & Licensing and digital innovation at some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies including Bayer, Novartis and Johnson and Johnson. He has a track record of successfully launching several drugs in multiple therapeutic areas including but not limited to CNS, Cardiovascular, Immunology, Oncology and Gene Therapy.
Dr. Fombu serves as an external advisory board member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s nanotechnology ‘MIT.nano’ project. As a medical futurist and 2017 winner of the prestigious New York City Health Business Leaders Boldest Digital Health Influencer Award, Dr. Fombu champions the potential for the internet of things, artificial intelligence and machine learning to revolutionize the healthcare industry.
In addition to his book, The Future of Healthcare: Human and Machine Partnering for Better Outcomes, Dr. Fombu has authored multiple research papers and abstracts in renowned peer reviewed journals. He is a champion and advocate for value-based healthcare, personalized medicine, nanotechnology, blockchain, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital medicine.
Dr. Fombu completed his clinical training at Emory-Crawford Long Hospital and holds an MBA from both Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business and Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business. He lives in New York City.