Bradford A. Zakes

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Zakes has served as Cerevast’s President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception in September 2009. Previously, he served as President and CEO of ImaRx Therapeutics, Inc. a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of microsphere technology and biotherapeutics. Mr. Zakes has spent 25+ years in various segments of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and med-tech industries. Following his career as a commissioned officer in the United States Army, Mr. Zakes held positions at Hazleton Laboratories, Glaxo (currently Glaxo Smithkline) and ICOS Corporation. While at Glaxo, Mr. Zakes played an active role in the clinical development of Zantac™ and managed the sNDA clinical program that led to the approval of Serevent™ for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mr. Zakes holds a BS degree in Biology from Oregon State University, an MS degree in Toxicology from the American University and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Additionally, Mr. Zakes serves on the Board of Directors for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) as well as the Emerging Company Section Governing Body and the Standing Committees on International Affairs and Budget and Audit for BIO.

Kendall Stever

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Stever has more than 30 years of professional experience working with publicly and privately-held high growth technology companies. He is an operationally focused chief financial officer with experience in corporate governance and compliance, executive level operational management, scaling businesses for growth and profitability, financial projections and modeling, corporate financing, and mergers & acquisitions.  Prior to joining Cerevast, Mr. Stever held positions as CFO of Zonar Systems, Inc. a software as a service fleet telematics company acquired by Continental AG in 2016 and CFO of Verathon Medical, Inc. a medical device company acquired by Roper Industries in 2009.  Mr. Stever held various financial management positions at Immunex Corporation during the company’s growth from a 200-person biotechnology research organization to a fully integrated research, manufacturing, and sales organization employing more than 2,000 — with annual sales of more than $1 billion. As both a CFO and consultant he has supported initial public offerings of biotechnology and medical device companies, led the successful turnaround of a specialty pharmacy company, and provided guidance in areas of corporate governance and compliance. Mr. Stever holds a BA in Business (Accounting concentration) from the University of Washington and was a licensed CPA in the state of Washington from 1990 to 2016.

Andrew Leo

Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Mr. Leo is Quality and Regulatory Affairs professional with 25+ years of experience in biomedical research and development organizations, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was formerly the Sr. Director of Quality and Laboratory Operations at Sonus Pharmaceuticals.  He has established and maintained quality management systems to support biomedical development programs for several organizations, including Cerevast.  As company’s management representative, he had successfully help Cerevast obtain ISO 13485:2016 and CE Marking certifications.   Mr. Leo received a BS degree in Chemistry from the University of Washington and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Franco P. Curra, PhD

Vice President of Research and Development

Dr. Curra is a recognized medical ultrasound professional with approximately 20 years of academic and private sector R&D experience in the fields of ultrasound imaging, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), nonlinear acoustics, and tissue bioeffects. He has developed state-of-the-art 3D models for nonlinear propagation and HIFU therapy, innovative imaging transducers, and novel monitoring and feedback imaging protocols. Dr. Curra primary R&D emphasis has been in the development of portable, point-of-care image-guided therapy systems for targeted clinical applications. He has made significant contributions to technology development in the areas of ultrasound-based cosmetic treatments and noninvasive and laparoscopic ultrasound surgery. Dr. Curra holds a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. He is the inventor of several issued patents in medical ultrasound.

Travis Rothlisberger

Vice President of Device Development

Mr. Rothlisberger is an embedded systems engineer with 15+ years of experience in medical device development, primarily focused on hardware and software development for transcranial ultrasound applications. During his time with Cerevast, and previously with Spencer Technologies, he has been at the forefront of the architecture, implementation, and design control efforts for several devices that have been successfully released for both commercial production and use in clinical studies. Through this experience he has gained proficiency in design control, risk management, regulatory compliance, and the many diverse skill sets needed to navigate all facets of medical device development. Mr. Rothlisberger is a native of the Seattle area and received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington.