Board of Directors
Richard D. Shirk – Chairman
Richard D. Shirk has more than 30 years of experience in insurance, employee benefits, and healthcare, and over 20 years experience in investment management. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors of Amerigroup. Previously he served as President, CEO and Chairman of Cerulean Companies, the holding company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, and as President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Mr. Shirk also held senior officer positions with The Equitable Life Assurance Society, Equicor, and Cigna. He serves on the Board of the Metro Atlanta YMCA, the Woodruff Arts Center and its investment committee, and is a member of the Society of International Business Fellows. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Gettysburg College and has recently completed service on the Board of the Southeastern Region American Red Cross Blood Services and as Chair of the American Red Cross Metro Atlanta Chapter Board. He is a graduate of Gettysburg College.
Jack Ahrens II
Mr. Ahrens is a founding General Partner of TGap Venture Capital Funds, headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan. TGap I is a $20 million early stage, Midwest focused venture capital fund established in August of 2002 and TGap II is a $26 million fund established in 2008. Jack has been a venture capitalist and fund administrator since 1979; first as President of United Capital Corporation of Illinois (an SBIC), since 1983 as a General Partner of Pathfinder Venture Capital Funds I,II, III. Prior to that he had seven years of experience in bank trust investments and operations. He became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 1982 and has advanced training at the American Institute of Banking, NASBIC Management Institute, and Stanford Advance Management College. He has served on many Boards during his career including Afmedica, Inc., Central Data, Inc., Micro Business Applications, Inc., MedVantx, Inc., MinuteClinic, Inc., NeoChord, Inc., Vector General, Inc. and he is the Chairman of the Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest. He has been on several 501C3, Not for Profit Boards, and has held various officer roles in these organizations. He is a graduate of Indiana University.
Scott S. Brooks – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Brooks is President, Chief Executive Officer, and on the Board of Directors. Scott joined Regenesis Biomedical in January 2012 as the Chief Operating Officer. He has held senior executive positions in four major healthcare organizations. Scott has extensive experience in sales, marketing, and operations. Prior to Regenesis he held the position of President in the U.S. and Canada for BSN Medical located in Charlotte, NC. At BSN Scott was instrumental in developing sales, expanding clinical education programs, and enhancing management development. Prior to BSN, Scott was the VP of Sales and National Accounts for Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI), the global leader of advanced wound care devices. During his tenure at KCI, he held senior leadership positions in five different divisions of the company. KCI’s broad device portfolio includes therapy devices designed for advanced wound care, critical care and bariatric care, sold throughout the continuum of care. Scott served on the senior management team as the company emerged into the innovative global leader in advance wound care. He was also instrumental in two mergers and acquisitions, plus negotiated and implemented numerous strategic contracts and alliances. Scott’s experience also includes successful leadership positions with The Hill-Rom Company and Kimberly-Clark Healthcare. Mr. Brooks earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Western Washington University.
Mr. Greer is a founder and Partner of Fulcrum Equity Partners. He has over 20 years of investment, financial and operating experience. Mr. Greer was the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Regency Healthcare, Inc. (“Regency”) a provider of hospice services throughout the Southeast. He grew Regency to 5 offices, 120 employees in 3 years which culminated with the sale of a majority of Regency to EDG Partners, an Atlanta based private equity firm, in February 2006. Mr. Greer served as Chairman of the Board at the successor to Regency, Regency Healthcare Group, LLC, up until the sale of Regency to a Chicago based private equity firm in April 2011. In addition, Mr. Greer previously served on the boards of Implantable Provider Group and SunCrest Healthcare, both Fulcrum portfolio companies that had successful exits. Currently he serves on the board of directors/managers of Enduracare Acute Care Services, LLC. Mr. Greer is also on the board of Special Olympics Georgia. Prior to founding Regency he was Vice President of Healthcare Investment Banking for Robinson Humphrey where he worked on mergers, acquisitions, private placements, and public offerings for healthcare and life science companies. Prior to Robinson Humphrey Mr. Greer was a manager in the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking Group at Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis, IN. He worked exclusively on structuring and negotiating licensing arrangements, joint ventures, acquisitions and investments with domestic and international biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Prior to Eli Lilly, he served as Director in KPMG’s Corporate Finance practice where he executed equity raises, debt placements, sell side and buy side transactions. Additionally, he served as a Director in PriceWaterhouseCoopers Corporate Value Consulting group. Mr. Greer received his B.S. degree in Finance from Clemson University and his Masters of Business Administration degree from Wake Forest University.
R. King Nelson
King Nelson has more than 30 years of diverse experience and expertise with medical devices. Most recently he was CEO, President and Director of Uptake Medical. He also served as President and CEO of Kerberos Proximal Solutions, which was acquired by FoxHollow, and as President and CEO of VenPro, which was acquired by Medtronic. Prior to that, he spent 19 years with Baxter and American Hospital Supply Corporation in roles that included division President for Dade Diagnostics, Bentley Labs, and Baxter’s Perfusion Services. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for several early-stage private medical device companies. He is a member of The University of Miami President’s Council and Texas Tech School of Media and Communication Board of Advisors. He graduated from Texas Tech University and received an MBA from the University of Miami.
Mr. Newman is a co-founder and General Partner with Solstice Capital, a Boston based venture capital firm, and has over 35 years of venture capital investing, operations and public accounting experience. For more than seven years, Mr. Newman was a Vice President of BancBoston Ventures Inc., a venture capital subsidiary of Bank of Boston. Previously, he held various financial management positions at the Bank of Boston and was a CPA at Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Newman is a Director of CodeRyte, and was formerly a Director of CellzDirect, Lipton Corporate Childcare and Proton Energy Systems, Inc. He serves on the Investment Advisory Committee of Commons Capital LLC, a positive impact venture fund. Mr. Newman graduated from Bowdoin College and received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
John S. Xenos, MD
Dr. Xenos is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Xenos earned his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He then served as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Fort Benning Georgia where he was directly involved in the treatment of the 75th Ranger Regiment as well as other infantry units. Dr Xenos followed his passion for joint replacement and completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute in Virginia. He then returned to Walter Reed as the Director of Adult Reconstruction, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Medical Corps. Dr Xenos currently remains active in the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as other national professional organizations. He is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon in Colorado.