Andrew A. Dahl
President / Chief Executive Officer & Director
Mr. Dahl was formerly a principal consultant and managing director of Great Northern & Reserve Partners, LLC, a marketing strategy and business planning consultancy focused on the biomed and biotech sectors, since 2005. For the previous 20 years, Mr. Dahl served as President of Dawber & Company, Inc., one of the largest independent marketing & consulting firms in the Midwest, with an extensive Fortune 500 client roster that included GM, Ford, Northwest, Xerox, AT&T and Compuware, among others. He attended the College for Creative Studies and Wayne State University. Mr. Dahl holds three US patents for interactive multimedia and is a named inventor in one recent biotech patent and several biomed patent applications.
Philip M. Rice, II
Chief Financial Officer
Philip Rice operates a financial consultancy under the aegis of Legacy Results, LLC. Prior to 2001, he served as COO and director of Stahl’s Inc. ($90 million multi-national company), CFO of Gallagher-Kaiser Corp. ($110 million 1999 revenues) and President/CFO of Speedy International, Inc., an international print franchisor. Mr. Rice began his professional career at Deloitte & Touche where he became a Certified Public Accountant in 1979 working on international assignments. He is a member of the Michigan Association of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs, as well as having served on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Rice earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Amy Steffek
Medical Director, Research & Development
Amy Elizabeth Steffek, Ph.D., serves as the Company’s Director of Research & Development. She earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 2007 and completed fellowships in Translational Medicine and Neuroendocrinology at the University of Michigan in 2010. Dr. Steffek has over 13 years of scientific research experience spanning neurology, cardiology, oncology, psychiatry, and endocrinology. As a consultant, she has helped companies develop pharmaceutical products, medical devices, medical IT products, and pre-clinical research services.
William P. Pfund
Vice-President of Research & Development
Mr. Pfund brings more than 30 years of technical and operational leadership experience in FDA-regulated companies to his role as Vice-President, Research & Development at ZIVO Bioscience, Inc., including more than 18 years at Pfizer (legacy Upjohn) where he held numerous positions spanning the entire drug discovery and development continuum. He brings a wealth of technical expertise, process control and managerial experience to the Company that will help drive value. Following his tenure at Pfizer, Mr. Pfund served as the Vice President, Product Development for RealBio Technology, Inc., an emerging research tools company, and held Director-level positions at several leading contract research organizations including Eurofins, Covance and NAMSA. Mr. Pfund earned a B.S. (Biology) from the State University of New York, College at Oswego, and a M.S. (Microbiology) from The Ohio State University.
Vice President of Operations and Product Development
Mr. Fowler served as Vice President of Operations for CPA Global heading their Intellectual Property services division supporting corporations and law firms with their technical challenges and strategic decisions. His academic background includes a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Mary Washington and a Master’s in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland. Casey has spent a lot of his career in the pharmaceutical industry serving as an intellectual property consultant and authored pieces on the US market forces and the economics of pharmaceuticals.