chairman & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Chairman & CEO. Mr. Birdsall is an attorney with a successful record of starting and building businesses building successful companies in the Hospitality, Technology, Medical Devices and Real Estate sectors.
He was a key member of the team that conceived of and developed the Renaissance International Hotel Chain. He was employee number one of computer ticket sales giant Ticketmaster. He was the founder of Conquest Software of Durango Colorado, a software development firm and service provider of specialized database management systems for both state and county government agencies.
Mr. Birdsall has been designing and building botanical extraction systems that utilize subcritical and/or supercritical CO2 as a solvent since 1998, he is the named inventor on U.S. CO2 extraction patents.
In addition to his background in the technology sector, Mr. Birdsall has founded several successful real estate companies. He was a co-founder and former CEO of Host Funding, Inc., a public real estate investment Company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange. He was past Chairman and CEO of Price REIT, a New York Stock Exchange Company he co-founded with retailer Sol Price; and took public in 1991. Under his direction, Price REIT grew from start up to over $2 billion in real estate assets.
Mr. Birdsall also has extensive government service experience having served as legal counsel to Congressman Morris K. Udall and the Interior Committee of the US House of Representatives, legal counsel to the Joint House and Senate Oversight Committee for the Office of Technology Assessment and Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Juris Doctorate, with post-doctoral studies at Harvard University Law School and a member of the Arizona and Colorado Bar.
Guy Harris, PhD
CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER
Dr. Harris has over 35 years of experience in natural products chemistry. He has over 80 publications and 17 patents in natural products chemistry and separation science. He obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry at Colorado State University in the laboratory of Prof. Frank Stermitz. Guy then joined the Natural Products group at Merck Research Labs in Rahway, NJ where he spent 22years leading teams in the discovery of new and novel natural products with therapeutic potential. As chemistry lead for Dynamic Extractions, a UK based manufacturer of R&D scale countercurrent chromatography equipment, he was responsible for method development and worldwide customer technical support. Guy is a founding member of the International Society of Countercurrent Chromatography (ISCCC).
Founder and Board Member. Mr. Reagan is the founder of Medical Laboratory Solutions. Mr. Reagan has 44 years of experience helping build service groups for medical lab startups. Companies he has worked for or represented include: Seqouia Turner, Abbot, CellaVision, Horiba, Phadia, Eurolmmun, Tosho, Diatron, DuPont, Roch and Olympus analyzers.