Board of Directors

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. Berman

Richard A. Berman is the interim dean of the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability, visiting social entrepreneurship professor in the Muma College of Business, and a professor in the institute of innovation and discovery. As a recognized global leader, Mr. Berman has held positions in health care, education, politics and management. He has worked with several foreign governments, the United Nations, the U.S. Department of Health and Welfare, the FDA, and as a cabinet level official for the state of New York. He has also worked with McKinsey & Co, NYU Medical Center, Westchester Medical, Korn-Ferry International, Howe-Lewis International and numerous startup companies. 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. Mr. Berman serves on the board of several organizations and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (Formerly known as the Institute of Medicine). Mr. Berman received his BBA, MBA, and MPH from the University of Michigan and holds honorary doctorates from Manhattanville College and New York Medical College.

Richard J. Berman

Richard J. Berman was Chairman of National Investment Managers, a company with $12 billion pension administration assets from 2006-2011. Mr. Berman is a director of four public healthcare companies: Advaxis, Inc., Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. MetaStat Inc (Chairman) and Cryoport Inc. From 1998-2000, he was employed by Internet Commerce Corporation (now Easylink Services) as Chairman and CEO, and was a director from 1998-2012. Previously, Mr. Berman was Senior Vice President of Bankers Trust Company, where he started the M&A and Leveraged Buyout Departments; created the largest battery company in the world in the 1980’s by merging Prestolite, General Battery and Exide and advised on over $4 billion of M&A transactions (completed over 300 deals). He is a past Director of the Stern School of Business of NYU where he obtained his BS and MBA. He also has US and foreign law degrees from Boston College and The Hague Academy of International Law, respectively.

Michael Sherman

Mr. Sherman is currently on leave as a Managing Director at Barclays Plc, where he worked from 2008 to 2017. Prior to this position, from 1998 to 2008, Mr. Sherman was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, Inc. Mr. Sherman has worked in finance for 30 years, having begun as a securities lawyer with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York and Hong Kong and having served as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers, Lehman Brothers and Barclays. Mr. Sherman was a Managing Director in Equity Capital Markets at both Lehman Brothers and Barclays, covering Healthcare companies, in addition to companies in other sectors.

Mr. Sherman received a B.A. in History, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Sherman also received a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.