BILL PASSMORE — CEO (a.i.)
Bill has over 25 years’ experience in the international Healthcare and Medical Device sector holding Senior International and Executive Board level roles to Managing Director and CEO.
Working for multinational OEMs Bill is known as a UK & International expert in the area of financial and capital solutions to healthcare and has developed an unrivalled international network within the Healthcare Industry.
He has run healthcare businesses internationally, has sat on the International Finance Steering Group for DLL and has been a lecturer at Boston University MA and North Eastern University MA and a Patient Advocate for Medicaid.
AJIT THAKUR – MEMBER OF OPTIMUS SERVICES SUPERVISORY BOARD, NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS, REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Ajit is responsible for Optimus’ operations in North America, and has directed the engineering and production of the Optimus Warming Pad System, a Class IIb medical device. He is also leading the company’s compliance and certification activities.
He serves on the Boards of two US companies, and has both operating company and start-up background in multiple industries. His experience with Fortune 500 and private-equity funded companies includes P&L management, international operations, marketing, sales, business development, and finance. He holds four US and international patents.
Ajit has an MBA from Harvard University, Boston, USA, and a BS in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.
GERRY KATZBAN — HEAD OF DESIGN
A designer with over 25 years experience, Gerry has been with Optimus since 2007. Along with Dr Mangiardi he is responsible for the unique look-and-feel of the Optimus Integrated Surgical Environment. He has designed the graphical user interfaces and developed the user protocols which control Optimus components such as Surgical Lighting, Patient Warming System, RFID supply cabinets, Floor Pods, etc., and has designed the Table Pod and the conceptual design for the Integrated Air Plenum, among other items. Gerry works with third-part manufacturers to help ensure design integration with the ISE, and is responsible for creating visual communications for Optimus.
Gerry has Masters degrees in Environmental Education and Art Education from New York University, and received his Bachelor of Industrial Design degree from Pratt Institute. He is a senior adjunct professor in visual communications at Westchester Community College.
ALEX HARROW, AIA — ARCHITECTURAL DIRECTOR
Alex Harrow has experience in medical architecture as well as retail, commercial, and residential space. Alex has received awards from HGTV, The New York Times, Interior Design Magazine and numerous other trade and general publications.
Alex graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI with a Master of Architecture Degree in 1991 after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 1989, also from University of Michigan.
NIALL OLVER — CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Niall heads EJ Capital AG. Having led operational businesses as CEO, and grown teams internationally for over 20 years, he believes in the value of empowering teams through business evolution and market cycles. Niall holds a Bachelor of Commerce obtained from the University of South Africa, and also holds a professional pilots license.