Mr. Horne has served as director for Alzamend Neuro since June 1, 2016. Mr. Horne served as the Chief Financial Officer from June 2016 through December 2018. Mr. Horne has been a member of the board of directors of DPW since October 2016. On January 25, 2018, Mr. Horne was appointed as DPW’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Horne is a director and Chief Financial Officer of Avalanche, a publicly traded company.
Mr. Horne previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer in various companies in the healthcare and high-tech field, including OptimisCorp, from January 2008 to May 2013, a privately held, diversified healthcare technology company located in Los Angeles, California.
Mr. Horne served as the Chief Financial Officer of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: PSTX), a medical device company located in Irvine, California, from June 2005 to October 2008 and as the interim Chief Executive Officer from January 2007 to April 2008. In his dual role at Patient Safety Technologies, Mr. Horne was directly responsible for structuring the divestiture of non-core assets, capital financings and debt restructuring.
Mr. Horne has also held supervisory positions at Price Waterhouse, LLP and has a Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude in Accounting from Seattle University. We believe that Mr. Horne’s extensive financial and accounting experience in diversified industries and with companies involving complex transactions gives him the qualifications and skills to serve as one of our directors.
Mr. Mansour has served as a director and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Avalanche since May 2014. Additionally, Mr. Mansour has provided executive coaching services. Mr. Mansour was the CEO of Alzamend from 2016 through 2018. Mr. Mansour worked as the Chief Operational Officer with the RXtra Solutions organization. The organization was a privately-owned set of health care development companies which had footprints in the compounding pharmacy, diagnostics, medical equipment, chemical distribution and wellness provider spaces. He has also served as Vice President, corporate development for Conceivex, Inc., a private company focused on At-Home Infertility treatment. His prior experience includes leading the research and development for some prominent educational technology companies for more than 2 decades and leading multi-million-dollar government grants with leading universities. His entrepreneurial and significant corporate experience is expected to benefit us. We believe that Mr. Mansour’s business background demonstrates he has the qualifications to serve as one of our directors.
Dr. Wisniewski is a board-certified neurologist and neuropathologist and is the Director of the NYU Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment who operates an active research laboratory focusing on neurodegenerative disorders with a particular focus on the mechanisms that drive amyloid deposition in Alzheimer’s and prion diseases. This work has led to over 300 peer-reviewed publications, 25 issued patents, and continuous funding from the NIH for over 26 years.
Dr. Wisniewski’s career has been dedicated to researching and developing treatments for numerous conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, prion disease, Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease, multiple system atrophy and memory loss. This has led him to receive numerous awards, honors and recognitions including being elected as a Distinguished Fellow in 2014, receiving the 2009 Prion Prize, the Alzheimer’s Association Zenith Award in 2002 and being recognized every year by “Best Doctors in America” since 2008. Dr. Wisniewski has been an Associate Editor for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Chief Editor of Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience since 2018.
Dr. Wisniewski earned his MD at King’s College London GKT School of Medical Education and completed his residencies and chief residencies in neurology and neuropathology at NYU School of Medicine and New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, respectively.
Dr. Eric McDade is a board-certified cognitive neurologist that has focused his activities on the evaluation of those with dementia syndromes and on developing a clinical research program that focuses on using brain imaging and cerebrospinal fluid markers to identify those at risk for Alzheimer disease. Currently, Dr. McDade is leveraging his clinical expertise to develop a cross-disciplinary team that combines neuroimaging, clinical evaluations and basic science to better explore and translate work in the use of imaging and fluid biomarkers to better understand the timing and relationship between measures of disease risk and progression. The goal of this work is to identify better measures and target for interventions and prevention for Alzheimer’s disease and has led to over 76 peer-reviewed publications and continuous funding from the NIH for over 10 years.
Additionally, Dr. McDade is the Associate Director of the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Trials Unit (DIAN-TU). The DIAN-TU is a global network of families at risk for a genetic form of AD and is pioneering prevention trials for this young-onset for of AD. As part of this he serves as the Principle Investigator of the DIAN-TU Primary Prevention Study. He is also the Director of the DIAN Expanded Registry (DIAN EXR). The DIAN EXR is an international research registry for individuals with confirmed or suspected dominantly inherited Alzheimer’s disease (DIAD) in their families and for professionals and researchers involved in clinical care and research on DIAD. These projects will prove critical to advancing the field of Alzheimer disease treatment.
Dr. McDade has received several awards and honors in recognition of his work and leadership including the NIH-NIA K23 Training Grant Award and a NIH-NIA UO1 award for the DIAN-TU Primary Prevention Trial. Additionally, he has been a LRP Recipient and received the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award and has been on the Best Doctors in St. Louis and in Pittsburgh lists.
Dr. McDade earned his doctorate at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a B.A. in Psychology from Canisius College. Dr. McDade completed an internship at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and his residency at the University of Maryland. Dr. McDade has his certification of Neurology from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Behavioral Neurology from the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties.
Mr. Jackman began working for Alzamend on November 1, 2018. He has played an intricate role in the development of therapeutic treatments, products and programs from the research stage to market and commercialization. Mr. Jackman has demonstrated a dedicated dual focus of creating value for internal and external stakeholders while developing strategic alliances and cross-function teams to meet and exceed goals. He has held positions of increasing responsibility at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, L’Oréal USA, SBM Management Services, and Family Intervention Services. Prior to joining Alzamend Neuro, Mr. Jackman was the Chief Operating Officer of Ennaid Therapeutics, an emerging biopharmaceutical focusing on cures for mosquito borne infectious diseases, such as Zika and Dengue viruses. Additionally, he has been an independent project and management consultant assisting start-ups, Fortune 500 companies and non-profits with major strategic initiatives. Mr. Jackman holds a Master of Science in Management, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Mr. Cragun began working for Alzamend on a part-time basis on December 15, 2018. He served as a CFO Partner at Hardesty, LLC, a national executive services firm since October 2016. His assignments at Hardesty included serving as CFO of CorVel Corporation, a $1.1 billion market cap publicly traded company (NASDAQ: CRVL) and a nationwide leader in technology driven, healthcare-related, risk management programs and of RISA Tech, Inc. a private structural design and optimization software company. Mr. Cragun was also CFO of two NASDAQ-listed companies, Local Corporation, from April 2009 to September 2016, which operated Local.com, a U.S. top 100 website, and Modtech Holdings, Inc., from June 2006 to March 2009, a supplier of modular buildings. Prior thereto, he had financial leadership roles with increasing responsibilities at MIVA, Inc., ImproveNet, Inc., NetCharge Inc., C-Cube Microsystems, Inc, and 3-Com Corporation. Mr. Cragun is currently the Chief Accounting Officer of DPW Holdings, Inc., formerly known as Digital Power Corporation (NYSE: DPW) and (“DPW”) and serves on the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Verb Technology Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: VERB). Mr. Cragun began his professional career at Deloitte. Mr. Cragun holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Colorado State University-Pueblo. Mr. Cragun’s industry experience is vast with extensive experience in fast-growth environments and building teams in more than 20 countries. Mr. Cragun has led multiple financing transactions, including IPOs, PIPEs, convertible debt, term loans, and lines of credit. For these reasons, we believe that he is well qualified to serve as our CFO.
Mr. Nisser began working for Alzamend on a part-time basis on May 1, 2019. From October 31, 2011 through April 26, 2019, Mr. Nisser was an associate and subsequently a partner with Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP (“SRF”), a law firm based in New York City. While with SRF, his practice was concentrated in national and international corporate law, with a particular focus on U.S. securities compliance, public as well as private M&A, equity and debt financings and corporate governance. Mr. Nisser drafted and negotiated a variety of agreements related to reorganizations, share and asset purchases, indentures, public and private offerings, tender offers and going private transactions. Mr. Nisser also represented clients’ special committees established to evaluate M&A transactions and advised such committees’ members with respect to their fiduciary duties. Mr. Nisser is fluent in French and Swedish as well as conversant in Italian. Mr. Nisser received his B.A. from Connecticut College in 1992, where he majored in International Relations and Economics. He received his LLB from the University of Buckingham School of Law in 1999.
Mr. Katzoff began working for Alzmend on a part-time basis on November 1, 2019. Mr. Katzoff has served as Senior Vice President Operations as well as Senior Vice President of Finance for DPW Holdings, Inc. since January 2019. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Katzoff served as Chief Financial Officer of Lumina Media, LLC, a privately held media company and publisher of life-style publications. From 2003 to 2017, Mr. Katzoff served a Vice President Finance for Local Corporation, a publicly held local search company. Mr. Katzoff received a B.S. in Business Management from the University of California at Davis.
Mr. Ault founded Alzamend Neuro, Inc., a biotechnology firm dedicated to finding the treatment, prevention and cure for Alzheimer’s on February 25, 2016 and has served as our Executive Chairman since November 2, 2018 and as our Chairman since inception. Mr. Ault is a seasoned business professional and entrepreneur who has spent more than twenty-seven years identifying value in various financial markets including equities, fixed income, commodities, and real estate. On March 16, 2017, Mr. Ault was appointed Executive Chairman of the Board of DPW and on December 28, 2017, Mr. Ault was appointed Chief Executive Officer of DPW. Mr. Ault has served as Chairman of Ault & Company, a holding company since December 2015, and as Chairman of Avalanche, a publicly traded company, since September 2014. Since January 2011, Mr. Ault has been the Vice President of Business Development for MCKEA Holdings, LLC, a family office. Mr. Ault has consulted for a few publicly traded and privately held companies, which range from development stage to seasoned businesses, providing each of them the benefit of his diversified experience. We believe that Mr. Ault’s business background demonstrates he has the qualifications to serve as one of our directors and as Executive Chairman.