Senior Mangement Team
David Kratcohvil, Chief Financial Officer:
David Kratochvil has over twenty-five years of Wall Street experience ranging from private equity and international equity investing to investment banking. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Oberon Securities focused on healthcare investment banking. Prior to joining Oberon, he was Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at VolitionRx (NYSE American: VNRX), a multi-national medical diagnostics company developing simple blood-based tests to accurately diagnose a range of cancers. At Euro Pacific Capital, a boutique investment firm, Mr. Kratochvil was a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance department overseeing the firm’s investment banking efforts across a variety of sectors. Mr. Kratochvil ran his own advisory firm Vista Capital Advisors where he provided investment banking services and consulted on various investment projects. Additionally, Mr. Kratochvil was an international portfolio manager at Omega Advisors, the multi-billion dollar hedge fund in New York and a Director at Merrill Lynch Asset Management in London. Mr. Kratochvil holds an MBA in finance and international business from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds FINRA 7, 24, 63, 79, 86 & 87 registrations.
Prof. Paul Darbyshire, Chief Scientific Officer:
Paul has designed, developed and integrated numerous leading-edge software systems and platforms driven by innovative mathematical and scientific principles for over 25 years. Paul studied for a PhD in Theoretical Physics at King’s College London where he developed and published the Darbyshire operator: a new four-dimensional matrix convolution describing various optical phenomena. After a spell in the City working for a variety of top-tier investment banks as a quantitative analyst in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore, Paul returned to scientific research at the University of Oxford developing cutting-edge algorithms for critical decision making in behavioural science. Paul is currently Visiting Professor at the International Interdisciplinary Research Centre, Sigmund Freud University, Vienna.
Nick Holmes, Chief Engineer:
Nick has over 20 years’ experience in taking a wide range of products through all phases of their development from initial concept, through prototyping, testing and in to production within the UK and with manufacturers in the Far East. With a passion for attention to detail in his designs and his particular emphasis on developing unique, creative and innovative engineering solutions to problems, Nick has several patents and design registrations to his name.
J. Gopal Rao, COO:
Gopal has solid business acumen, sound people skills and an astute attention to detail. He is a twice graduate of the University of Cambridge, with an MBA from the Judge Business School and an MEng from the Institute for Manufacturing. As a business development consultant on the Cambridge Accelerate programme, Gopal honed skills in managing multi-market platform business models and developing strategy, and at PwC he fine-tuned his knowledge of finance and EU grant funding.
Victoria Gavaza, Regional Director, Africa:
Having spent half her life in Europe, working in London and Amsterdam Victoria was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She bridges the business and cultural divide and has a deep understanding and respect for the region she serves. A chartered Accountant by trade, Victoria completed the ACCA professional qualification. She has a passion for ethical business, standards and procedure when implementing our vision on the African continent.
Prof. Adenike Grange, Ambassador, Africa:
Adenike studied Medicine at University of St Andrews and is the author of over 50 scientific papers. She has acted as a consultant to the Federal Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and USAID and was WHO Adviser on the Reproductive Health Programme in Nigeria (1993-1999). She has served as President of the International Paediatric Association recognised as a strong voice in the fight to improve the health of children. In 2007, Adenike Grange was appointed the Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the first female Minister of Health.
Lauren Sterling, Operations Manager:
Lauren is our newest member of the team joining as Operations Manager. She has five years experience working within finance. Lauren is a very proactive, detailed orientated and organised individual who studied for an Events Management degree at University of Hertfordshire. She also has business management knowledge, organisation and great people skills.
Bjorn de Wit, Sales Manager:
Bjorn has 10 yrs+ experience in developing novel commercial solutions for both public and private healthcare customers. He has worked globally for GE Healthcare with his key focus' on bid management. and the development of analytical and financial solutions for strategic hospital and healthcare projects.