Terren S. Peizer
Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Peizer is an entrepreneur, investor, and financier with a particular interest in healthcare having founded and successfully commercialized several healthcare companies. Mr. Peizer is the founder of Catasys, Inc., a leader in behavioral and mental health management services. He has also served as the Company’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO since the Company’s inception in 2004. Mr. Peizer also is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of NeurMedix, Inc., a biotechnology company with a focus on inflammatory, neurological and neuro-degenerative diseases. NeurMedix’s lead compound NE3107 has shown efficacy in 11 pre-clinical and 6 human studies. These studies resulted in publications in peer-reviewed journals. Mr. Peizer is Chairman of Acuitas Group Holdings, LLC, his personal holding company that is the owner of all of his portfolio company interests, including Catasys, Inc. Through Acuitas, Mr. Peizer also owns Crede Capital Group, LLC an industry leader in investing in micro and small capitalization equities, having invested over $1.2 billion directly into portfolio companies. Mr. Peizer has been the largest beneficial shareholder, and has held various senior executive positions with several other publicly-traded growth companies, including Chairman of internationally renowned Cray, Inc. the industry’s leading supercomputer company. Mr. Peizer has a background in venture capital, investing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and previously held senior executive positions with the investment banking firms Goldman Sachs, First Boston, and Drexel Burnham Lambert. He received his B.S.E. in finance from The Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.
Richard A. Anderson
Director, President and Chief Operating Officer
Richard A. Anderson has more than fifteen years of experience in business development, strategic planning and financial management. He has served as a director of Catasys since July 2003 and an officer since April 2005. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Clearant, Inc. from November 1999 until March 2005, and served as a director from November 1999 to March 2006. Mr. Anderson was previously a director and founding member of PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP’s, Los Angeles office transaction support group, where he was involved in operational and financial due diligence, valuations and structuring for high technology companies. He received a B.A. in Business Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Richard Berman is currently the President and CEO of LICAS, a K-12, College and University, Health Care consulting firm. In addition, he currently serves as Chairman of Emblem Health's Quality of Care Committee and a member of its Audit Committee. Previously he was a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, Executive Vice President of NYU Medical Center and Professor of Health Care Management at the NYU School of Medicine. He has also held various roles at Korn Ferry International, Howe-Lewis International, the New York Office of Health Systems Management, US Department of Health Education, and Welfare, and as the President of Manhattanville College. In 1995, Mr. Berman was selected by Manhattanville College to serve as its tenth President. Mr. Berman is credited with the turnaround of the College, where he served until 2009. In 2006, Mr. Berman was awarded a Fulbright Commission grant to travel to Uganda and provide strategic planning and leadership training to Kabale University. Mr. Berman has a Bachelors of Business Administration, a MBA and Master in Public Health.
Mr. Gorlin, an entrepreneur who has founded numerous successful biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies over the last 40 years, including Medivation and Entremed. He currently serves as Executive Chairman to Conkwest, Inc. and served as Chairman of the Board of MiMedx, Inc., a wound care Company, from November 2006 to June 2013. Mr. Gorlin served many years on the Business Advisory Council to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as well as on the advisory board of the Johns Hopkins BioMedical Engineering Advisory Board.
Marvin Igelman is Chief Executive Officer of Breaking Data Corp. (BKD: TSX), formerly Sprylogics International Inc., a leader in the semantic search technology sector and currently on the Board of Directors of Jamba Juice (JMBA: NASDAQ) and American Apparel, Inc. (APP: NYSE MKT). Previously he was CEO of Unomobile, Inc. a mobile advertising and messaging platform that was acquired in February 2010 by Poynt Corporation Mr. Igelman was also founder, President and CEO of Brandera Inc., which operated Portfolios.com, a leading online business-to-business site for the Graphic Arts and creative community, and has served as a business development consultant for numerous technology companies, and established a number of other successful ventures.
David Smith is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of the Trading Advisor. Mr. Smith was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Coast Asset Management., Mr. Smith has worked in various capacities in the securities industry, including as Vice President of Security Pacific Bank, and Oppenheimer and Company as a bond arbitrageur, and he is also a successful investor in small cap growth companies. Mr. Smith has a M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.