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PRE 14A
STEREOTAXIS, INC. filed this Form PRE 14A on 03/28/2019
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Ross B. Levin

Director since July 2018

 

Mr. Levin, 35, is the Director of Research for Arbiter Partners Capital Management LLC and a principal in the firm. Mr. Levin serves on the board of directors for Capital Senior Living Corporation and is a former board member of Mood Media Corporation, American Community Properties Trust and Presidential Life Corporation. Mr. Levin is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cerebral Palsy Association of New York State. Mr. Levin is a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts and a CFA charter holder. Mr. Levin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with a concentration in Finance from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and has completed the Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  Mr. Levin’s securities industry experience and experience with other publicly traded companies permits him to offer valuable insight into corporate governance, audit, and risk and liability issues.

 

Class I Directors (terms expiring at the 2020 Annual Meeting)

 

David W. Benfer

Director since February 2005

 

Mr. Benfer, 72, has served as the chairman of The Benfer Group LLC, which provides advisory services to healthcare providers and suppliers, since 2010. From 1999 to 2009, Mr. Benfer served as president and chief executive officer of Saint Raphael Healthcare System and the Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut. Prior to that, he was the president and chief executive officer of the Provena-Saint Joseph/Morris Health Network in Joliet, Illinois from 1992 to 1999. Mr. Benfer served as senior vice president for Hospital and Urban Affairs for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit and chief executive officer of the Henry Ford Hospital from 1985 to 1992. He served as the chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) from 1998 to 1999 and on its board of governors from 1992 to 2000. Mr. Benfer was named a Fellow of ACHE in 1981 and served on the board of the Catholic Health Association from 2003 until 2008. Mr. Benfer also serves as a director of a private financial institution and chairman of the board of a private healthcare service company. He earned his M.B.A. from Xavier University and his B.S.B.A. from Wittenburg University. Mr. Benfer’s extensive experience in the healthcare industry and in hospital management provides the Company with useful industry information related to technology acquisition, governance, and risk and liability issues.

 

Arun S. Menawat, Ph.D.

Director since September 2016

 

Dr. Menawat, 64, has served as the CEO and a director of Profound Medical Inc. (TXSV:PRN) (OTCQX:PRFMF), a medical device company that is driving commercialization of real-time MRI-guided ablation treatment for prostate cancer, since August 2016. Dr. Menawat has an accomplished history of executive leadership success in the healthcare industry. He was previously the chairman of the board of directors, President and CEO of Novadaq Technologies Inc. (TXS:NDQ) (NASDAQ:NVDQ). Under his 13-year tenure at Novadaq, he transformed the company from a small private pre-commercial company into the leader in intraoperative imaging and was instrumental in signing strategic partnerships with companies including Intuitive Surgical, LifeCell, and KCI. He obtained a Ph.D. in Chemical (Bio) Engineering from the University of Maryland, while concurrently completing a fellowship in biomedical engineering at the U.S. National Institute of Health, and holds an Executive MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. In 2014, Dr. Menawat was named the EY Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year in the health sciences category. Dr. Menawat’s strong executive experience with medical device companies provides the Board valuable guidance for product innovation, customer initiatives and operational matters.

 

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