The team that brings regeneration technology into practice

Meet the team

G. Fertram Sigurjonsson

Founder, Chairman, President & CEO

  • Former Head of Wound Management at Össur, the world’s leading noninvasive orthopedics firm
  • Former VP of Business Development at biotech company Keratec (now Keraplast)
  • Former executive positions and board memberships in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and the United States
  • Entrepreneur of the Year 2015. Three awards from the President of Iceland, including awards for innovation and entrepreneurship in 2015 and 2018

Baldur Tumi Baldursson, MD, PhD

Co-founder & 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 Össur
  • Practicing M.D. for 30 years, dermatologist for 20

Christopher Harte

Chief Operating Officer

  • Global business development, operations and finance
  • 30 years of business experience
  • Seven years as a business expatriate in Eastern Europe, Western Europe and India
  • MBA from the University of South Carolina
  • Guest professor at Penn State, Georgetown
    University, George Washington University, and
    George Mason University.

Dora Hlin Gisladottir

General Manager Viruxal

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

Eduardo Theiler

General Manager Europe

  • Founder and CEO of Phytoceuticals Limited (acquired by Kerecis in 2019)
  • Serial entrepreneur, incubating several companies
  • Degree as Alternative Practitioner of Traditional Medicine
  • M.B.A. from the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Elina Johannsdottir Erlendsson

Director of Global Communications

  • Former Associate Director, American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law
  • Directed international outreach and communications for the Eurasia Foundation and the ABA Rule of Law Initiative
  • Former Marketing Manager with the Russian Far East Advisory Group
  • M.P.P. from University of Michigan

  • B.A. from Reed College

G. Magnus Hermannsson

VP, Global Partnerships

  • Former VP of Finance at Kerecis
  • Former executive roles at business-process-engineering company GoPro

  • Former site-lead manager at aluminum manufacturer Alcan (now Rio Tinto)
  • 20 years of cross-border business experience
  • Experience from various industries including IT, manufacturing and biotechnology
  • Engineering degree from the University of Iceland

Gunnar Johannsson, MD

SVP, Research & Development

  • Co-founder of sleep-correction company Somnify
  • Background in clinical product development
  • Founding partner of, an interactive
    e-learning platform for medical students
  • Managed multiple clinical research projects in the U.S., including large-scale, multi-center trials
  • M.D. from the University of Iceland School of Medicine

Hilmar Kjartansson, MD

Co-founder & VP, Global Medical Affairs

  • Former clinical trial advisor at biotech company Keratec (now Keraplast), responsible for
    designing and running clinical programs and
  • Chairman of the Emergency Department of the National University Hospital of Iceland (on leave)
  • Emergency medicine and internal medicine specialist
  • M.D. from the University of Iceland

Joseph Smith

EVP, Customer Transformation

  • Former executive at the world’s largest wound-service company Healogics
  • Instrumental in changing documentation and workflow practices in the U.S. wound service
  • Joined GE Healthcare through the company’s Executive Commercial Leadership Program
  • More than 15 years of experience in healthcare product marketing
  • M.B.A. in International Management from Thunderbird’s Global School of Management

Klara Sveinsdottir

General Manager, Manufacturing & Quality

  • Former Kerecis account director for the Asia-Pacific regionests
  • More than 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in compliance and business development
  • M.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Iceland
  • M.B.A. from the University of Reykjavik

Kristinn Thorleifsson

Sr. Director Global Product Management, Marketing & Brand

  • 20+ years of experience in defining and bringing new and innovative products to global markets
  • Former Managing Director of and VP Digital Media at Morgunbladid

  • Co-founder, QuantCell Research
  • Headed Sales and Product Management for Kaupthing Bank in several European markets
  • Former Group Marketing Manager for cloud business,, and Product Manager for Java at Sun Microsystems
  • M.B.A. from Rice University
  • B.A. from University of Georgia

Mark Maghie

Director of Strategic Development & Legal Affairs

  • Former partner at the Seattle legal firm Riddell Williams
  • More than 30 years of experience as a private practice attorney focusing on business,
    corporate, and transactional law
  • Former counsel to the Washington Wine Commission and the Washington Wine Association
  • A.B. from Duke University
  • J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law

Mike Cadigan

Chief Financial Officer

  • Managing Partner of Cadigan Capital for 12 years
  • Partner, SMS Display Group for more than 25 years
  • Asset Manager, Colony Capital 2 years
  • Staff Accountant, Deloitte & Touche, 2 years
  • M.B.A. and B.A. from the University of California – Irvine

Stephen DiBiasio

EVP, Commercial Operations

  • Proven track record of bringing disruptive technologies into the wound-care markets
  • Former VP of Sales at SteadMed Medical, now Urgo Medical North America
  • Former sales-management roles at industry giant Smith & Nephew for more than 15 years
  • On the launch team for the first biologic skin substitute (Dermagraft) in the U.S. market
  • B.A. from New Hampshire College