Mr. Lefkowitz is the Founder of Wade Capital Corporation a financial advisory services company focused on small and middle markets and has been its President since June 1990. Mr. Lefkowitz has also served as a director of both publicly traded and privately held companies. He has been a director of AIS, RE, a privately held reinsurance company since 2001. Mr. Lefkowitz was a director of Franklin Credit Management Corporation, formerly known as Franklin Credit Holding Corporation, a public specialty consumer finance company from 1996 through 2015, and a director and chairman of the board of MedConx, Inc., a privately held medical devices connector company from 2007 through 2015. Mr. Lefkowitz received his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1977 and his M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1985. Mr. Lefkowitz returns to the board of CorMedix where, as a director from August 2011 to June 2016, he brought his extensive experience in financing micro-cap biotech companies and helped the Company successfully complete multiple capital raises. He served as the interim Chief Financial Officer of CorMedix from August 15, 2013 to July 20, 2014.
Dr. Khan currently serves as Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research and Development for PepsiCo, where he leads global R&D and oversees the company’s 2025 sustainability agenda, which includes plans for the further transformation of its current food and beverage portfolio as well as expansion of offerings containing positive nutrition with a focus on reaching more underserved communities and consumers with healthier choices. Previously, Dr. Khan served as President of Takeda Pharmaceuticals’ Global Research & Development Center, where he created and maintained a budget in excess of $1 billion for the company’s global R&D pipeline excluding Japan, leading a team of thousands including outsourced staff. Earlier in his career Dr. Khan was a faculty member at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN, serving as Director of the Diabetes, Endocrine and Nutritional Trials Unit in the division of endocrinology. Prior to the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Khan spent nine years leading programs in diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, and nutrition for the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. His practice included extensive work with patients with diabetes requiring hemodialysis as well as parenteral nutrition. In his current and prior R&D roles, Dr. Khan has recruited highly regarded scientists and medical experts; launched research projects with leading universities worldwide; and opened new global R&D centers. He also currently serves as a member of the board of directors for HemoShear Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on discovering novel biological targets and developing drugs to treat rare juvenile metabolic disorders. He earned his medical degree from the University of Liverpool Medical School, England.
Myron Kaplan joined the Board of CorMedix in May 2016. Mr. Kaplan is a founding partner of Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C., where he has practiced corporate and securities law for more than forty years. Among other responsibilities at the firm, Mr. Kaplan represents hedge funds and other companies in a broad spectrum of industries and works on financings, mergers and acquisitions, governance and compensation issues, distribution and license agreements and joint ventures. In 2012, Mr. Kaplan became a trustee of the Lehman Brothers Plan Holding Trust. He has served as a Director of a number of public companies and nonprofit organizations. Previously, he served as a member of the board of directors of SAirGroup Finance (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of SAirGroup that had publicly issued debt securities, Trans World Airlines, Inc. and Kitty Hawk, Inc. Mr. Kaplan graduated from Columbia College and holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
Director, Chief Executive Officer
Khoso Baluch was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2016. Mr. Baluch has built and led successful U.S. and international commercial teams in the primary care, specialty and hospital segments, launching leading products including Cialis, Byetta, Insulin devices, Cimzia, Vimpat and Neupro. During the 24 years Mr. Baluch worked for Eli Lilly & Co, he held international positions in general management, business development, market access and product leadership, and spanning Europe, the Middle East and the United States. At Lilly, as Diabetes Worldwide Franchise head, he had responsibility for guiding pipeline products from Phase 3 to completion on the market. He oversaw a team of nearly 130 people responsible for the medical, regulatory, legal, supply chain, marketing, pricing and reimbursement aspects of drug launches in the U.S. and globally. Following his tenure at Lilly, Mr. Baluch held multiple positions at UCB, the global biopharmaceutical company, as Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer and most recently serving as Senior Vice President & President European Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Region. Since 2013, Mr. Baluch has been a board member of Poxel, a French publically traded Biotech Company.
Janet Dillione joined the Board of CorMedix in August 2015. Since May of 2014 she has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bernoulli Enterprise, Inc a real-time connected healthcare information technology company. Previously, she was Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Healthcare Division at Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. From June 2000 to April 2010, Ms. Dillione held several senior level management positions at Siemens Medical Solutions, a global leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, and healthcare information technology, including President and CEO of the global healthcare IT division. Ms. Dillione has more than 25 years of experience leading global teams in the development and delivery of healthcare technology and services. In that time, she has acquired both financial expertise and significant senior management experience as a chief operating officer and executive officer that will allow her to be a valued addition to the Company’s Board of Directors.