The team that brings regeneration technology into practice

Meet the team

Guðmundur Fertram Sigurjonsson

Founder, Chairman, President & CEO

  • Former Head of Wound Management at Ossur, world’s largest noninvasive orthopedics firm
  • Formerly VP of Business Development at biotect company Keratec (now Keraplast)
  • Former executive positions in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and U.S.A
  • Inventor >30 U.S. patents
  • BS Chemistry University of Iceland, Ms. Eng. Technical University of Denmark

Christopher Harte

Chief Operating Officer & Channel Manager

  • Based in Washington DC
  • Global business development, operations and finance
  • 7 years as business expatriate in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, India
  • 25 years business experience
  • MBA from University of South Carolina

Gunnar Johannsson, MD

Director of Medical Affairs

  • Cofounder of sleep correction company Somnify
  • Cofounder of Icelandic sleep aid company Betri Svefn
  • Background and interest in clinical product development
  • Founding partner of inntaka.is, an interactive e-learning platform for medical students in Iceland
  • M.D. from the University of Iceland School of Medicine

Baldur Tumi Baldursson, MD, PhD

Medical Director

  • Chairman of the Dermatology Department of the National University Hospital of Iceland
  • Former President of the Nordic Dermatology Association
  • Former Head of Clinical trials at Ossur
  • Practicing dermatologist for 20 yrs, M.D. for 30 years

Hilmar Kjartansson, MD

VP Clinical Development

  • Formerly clinical trial advisor at biotech company Keratec (now Keraplast) responsible for designing and running clinical programs and tests
  • Chairman of the Emergency Department of the National University Hospital of Iceland (on leave)
  • Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine specialist

Dora Hlin Gisladottir

VP of Delivery, Quality & Regulatory Affairs

  • Former laboratory manager of Agar and research associate at Nordic Energy Research
  • Board member of the Ministry of Industries and Innovation’s research-granting committee
  • Chemical engineer Swedish Royal Institute of Technology and UCSB California

G. Magnus Hermannsson

VP Finance & Operations

  • Former executive roles in international project management and operations
  • Former team manager at business process engineering company GoPro and system location manager at Alcan Iceland.
  • 20 years project management experience in cross border projects
  • Engineering degree from University of Iceland

Mark Maghie

Director of Strategic Development & Legal Affairs

  • More than thirty years’ experience as a private practice attorney focusing on business, corporate, and transactional law
  • Formerly counsel to the Washington Wine Commission and the Washington Wine Association
  • A.B. Duke University, 1980; J.D. Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1983

Brian Thomas

Director of Manufacturing

  • Former Chief Operating Officer of fleet management company
  • BSc, Business, and MSc, Mathematics
  • Proven experience in managing processes in high-growth companies
  • Located in Isafjordur, Iceland

Guðmundur Fertram Sigurjonsson

CEO, President & Chairman
of the Board of Directors

  • Former Head of Wound Management at Ossur, world’s largest noninvasive orthopedics firm
  • Formerly VP of Business Development in Keratec (now Keraplast) medical device business
  • Inventor >30 U.S. patents

J. Ernest Kenney

Board Member & Patent Counsel

  • Washington DC-based patent attorney (retired)
  • 40 years of patent experience
  • Engineering background
  • Experience in handling startup companies for more than 40 years, including Ossur hf.

Andri Sveinsson

Board Member

  • Partner and CFO of Novator Partners
  • Extensive experience in banking and corporate finance
  • Served as a member of the board of generic pharmaceutical company Actavis
  • Past and present board member in several listed and unlisted companies

Kristjan G. Johannsson

Reserve Board Member

  • Business degree from University of Iceland
  • Chairman of the board in Hradfrystihusid-Gunnvor Ltd – one of the largest fish processors in Iceland
  • Investor and board member in both startup and established businesses in Iceland

Dr. Hilmar Janusson

Board Member

  • Managing Director of Genis
  • Former Dean, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Iceland
  • Served as Executive Vice President Research & Development of non-invasive orthopaedic company Ossur for more than 20 years while the company grew from 20 employees to 600
  • PhD Material Sciences from University of Leeds

Eric Maillard

Board Member

  • Managing Director of Tonipharm and Vice President of the French Medical Manufacturing Association
  • 30 years of experience in marketing and general management in healthcare, Master in Law
  • Served as CEO of Mac Neil France (Johnson & Johnson) and CEO of Laboratories Martin (joint venture between Johnson & Johnsons and MSD)

Baldvin Bjorn Haraldsson

Corporate Legal Counsel & Reserve Board Member

  • Partner at BBA Legal in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Candidatus Juris University of Iceland, 1993, MS International Business Law, University of Nice 1996, MS International Business Management, ILERI, Paris 1997
  • Commercial law background

Robert S. Kirsner, MD Dermatology, PhD

Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board

  • Professor, Vice Chairman, & Endowed Stiefel Laboratories Chair, Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery
  • Chief of Dermatology, University of Miami Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Codirector of the Symposium for Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) conference
  • Author of more than 350 articles on wound research published in peer-reviewed publications

Magnus S. Ågren, Dr. Medical Sciences

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board

  • Professor of Human Pathology, University of Copenhagen
  • Prior positions at Mölnlycke Health Care and Coloplast
  • Author of more than 100 wound-healing articles in internationally renowned medical journals
  • Editorial board member of several scientific journals including the Journal of Wound Care
  • Board member of the European Tissue Repair Society

David Margolis, MD, PhD

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board

  • Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Author of more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed publications
  • History of receiving peer-reviewed, investigator-initiated funding
  • Experienced with epidemiologic, statistical, and translation study designs used to investigate chronic wounds
  • Frequently invited speaker

Madeleine Flanagan, RN, MSc

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board

  • Principal Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire
  • Programme director, MSc Skin Integrity Skills / MSc Dermatology Skills & Treatment with expertise in developing interprofessional curricula to support specialist clinical practice
  • Author of the book Wound Healing and Skin Integrity: Principles and Practice, published 2013
  • The author of more than 100 articles on wounds in peer-reviewed publications
  • Editorial advisor in several wound related journals including: Journal of Community Nursing and Wounds UK

Lee C. Rogers, DPM

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Fellow Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Director, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • Author of more than 150 publications on diabetic limb salvage and wound care
  • International expert in implementing systems of care for the diabetic foote

John C. Lantis II, MD FACS

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board

  • Professor of Clinical Surgery at Columbia University and Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine
  • Vice Chairman for Operations; for the Department of Surgery; Chief of Division, Vascular/Endovascular Surgery and Director of Clinical Research at Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals
  • Principal investigator in more than 55 clinical trials
  • Widely published in Journal of Vascular Surgery, WOUNDS, Diabetes Care and Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • Frequently invited speaker