NovaScan has a capable, highly experienced leadership team.
Chief Executive Officer
Craig has been active in the early stage medtech community for many years, as a partner at a leading family office, as a medtech investment banker, and as a growth strategy consultant. Previous to NovaScan, Mr. Davis was a partner in the two person family office LaSalle Investments. Among others, LaSalle co-founded Merge Healthcare (IPO and sold to IBM for $1Billion) and OrthoScan (acquired by ATON GmbH). Craig was a senior member of a team that was backed by private equity firm GTCR to roll up companies in the urologic device space. He is also an ex- partner at Healthios, a boutique healthcare focused investment bank founded by former Baxter CEO Vern Loucks. Mr. Davis has an MBA from the Kellogg School, a masters degrees in engineering from Northwestern, as well as a BS in mechanical engineering from Washington University.
Les Bogdanowicz, Ph.D, MBA
Chief Technology Officer and VP Development
Les Bogdanowicz is an experienced technical leader and manager of cross-functional engineering teams. He has over 20 years of progressively responsible R&D experience with a successful track record of bring complex medical devices to market. He has held positions with several start-up and established companies including Aksys Ltd, Optobionics, Welch Allyn, Zoll Medical and Endotronix. He also teaches the capstone classes on medical device commercialization at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Les has multiple medical device patents and is published in top journals. He received his BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees from UIC; he received his MBA from DePaul with a concentration in MedTech management.
Onur Fidaner, Ph.D.
Vice President Data Analysis
Onur Fidaner is a technology leader with experience in system integration, product
development, and R&D program management at various start-ups where he has taken
on responsibilities including engineering management and business development. His
technical expertise includes data science, machine learning applications, and physics-
based modeling. Most recently, at Inpro Medical, a medical startup he co-founded, Onur
led the development of machine learning based decision support systems
integrated with wearable medical devices that improve quality of care at hospitals.
Earlier, at Solar Junction, a Silicon Valley startup (acquired) he shipped solar cells with
world-record efficiency and managed multimillion dollar joint development projects with
multinational conglomerates. Onur received his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical
Engineering from Stanford University. He has authored 20+ papers in peer-reviewed
journals and has multiple patents.
William Gregory, Ph.D.
Over the past thirty years, Dr. Gregory has been researching the electrical properties of materials and has been involved in other start-up companies as well as holding various academic positions. He holds numerous patents and is widely published, and most recently a joint appointment as a Professor of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering and in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Prior to this position, Dr. Gregory was the Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at UW-Milwaukee. Dr. Gregory received his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT, is a registered patent agent and holds a professional engineering license.
Donato M. Ceres Ph.D.
Dr. Ceres brings to NovaScan expertise in nanotechnology and electrochemical diagnostic devices. He has 16 years of entrepreneurial and technology management experience in driving product development from state-of-the-art and emerging technologies while serving in various leading roles in several startup companies. Dr. Ceres also served as Scientific Advisor for Angel investment groups in Los Angeles and Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Caltech and MS in Physics from the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland).
Martina Guidetti, Ph.D
Dr. Guidetti leads NovaScan’s engagement with the medical community. She has previously engaged in a number of medically related innovations, included Magnetic Resonance Elastography and imaging algorithms for surgical planning of hip joint syndromes. Martina’s work has been published in both engineering and clinical journals. Previous to NovaScan, Martina completed a PostDoc in the orthopedic department of Rush University Medical Center. Martina received both a masters and PhD in bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also attended Politecnico di Milano in Italy, where she completed an MS and BS in biomedical engineering.