Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Busch is the current Chairman and CEO of Global Medical REIT, a NYSE listed (NYSE:GMRE) and publicly traded company which acquires licensed medical facilities. Mr. Busch has been a Presidential Appointee, entrepreneur and active investor in various asset classes, including medical and pharmaceutical since 1985. Mr. Busch has had a distinguished career in public service, which included serving as a Chief of Staff to a United States Congressman and serving in senior positions in two U.S. Presidential Administrations. Mr. Busch oversaw hundreds of millions of dollars in economic development programs. Mr. Busch represented the United States before the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Busch has served as a top advisor to several publicly traded medical companies and has worked in the medical, blood supply and management field. Mr. Busch also served as President of Safe Blood International Foundation, where he oversaw the establishment of medical facilities in 35 developing nations, including China, funded by the U.S. Center for Disease Control, USAID, Chinese government and corporate and private entities. Mr. Busch is a graduate of the New York University Stern School of Business, holds a Master of Public Administration specializing in health care from New York University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Emory University.
Mick Ruxin, M.D.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Dr. Ruxin has been a strategic advisor to the Company since December 2017. Previously, Dr. Ruxin was the Chairman, CEO and Founder of Global Med Technologies, Inc. (GLOB). He grew GLOB from a foundational concept to an international medical software company, specializing in FDA approved software, with specific diagnostic capabilities, and serving over 30 countries on 4 continents. Under his leadership, GLOB had its initial financing, its public offering and subsequent follow-on financings. Dr. Ruxin also founded PeopleMed, Inc., a validation and chronic disease management software subsidiary of GLOB. In addition, he conceived and executed the acquisition and financing of Inlog, a French software company serving the EU, becoming the Directeur General and responsible for European Operations, and eDonor, a US based regulated software company serving domestic and international blood donor centers. Prior to Dr. Ruxin engineering the sale of GLOB to a NYSE company, Haemonetics Corp. (HAE), he led his team to national prominence by being awarded the #1 position in quality of product and customer service against billion dollar software companies, rated by an industry-respected, independent software rating service. After GLOB's acquisition by Haemonetics, Dr. Ruxin was asked to stay with the company through the transition. Dr. Ruxin was on the Executive Management Team (EMT) at Haemonetics for approximately 6 months after the merger. The EMT was responsible for diagnostic strategies and identified domestic and international software opportunities for the Company. Before founding Global Med Technologies, Dr. Ruxin founded and was President and CEO of DataMed International, Inc. (DMI), a private, international drugs of abuse management company (from 1989-1997). DMI's clients included FedEx, International Multi-Foods, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Chevron, ConAgra, Nestles and AT&T, among over 500 other companies. Dr. Ruxin was one of the first 10 certified Medical Review Officers in the country, and he participated in writing the Federal legislation for drugs of abuse testing. Dr. Ruxin received his M.D. degree from the University of Southern California and his B.A degree in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.
Rajesh Shrotriya, M.D.
Dr. Rajesh Shrotriya, the former CEO and Chairman of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SPPI), has over four decades of experience in the medical field, first as a dedicated physician and then as a pharmaceutical industry executive. Under his leadership, Spectrum identified, developed and commercialized several novel anti-cancer drugs. Prior to joining Spectrum, Dr. Shrotriya was Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for SuperGen, Inc. and Chief Medical Officer at MGI Pharma, Inc. Dr. Shrotriya's pharmaceutical career began at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he held various positions, the most recent being Executive Director Worldwide of CNS Clinical Research. Dr. Shrotriya is best known for his strategic thinking, and deep understanding of medical science including regulatory processes, not only at the Food and Drug Administration in the United States but also at regulatory agencies in Europe and Japan.
Andy DeLaO, aka "Cancergeek", is currently the Senior Director of Marketing for Accuray, Inc, a radiation oncology technology company that is innovating patient-first cancer treatment. Previous to this role, Andy spent over 8 years at GE Healthcare, where he held multiple roles assisting in developing and leading the Oncology Solutions Organization, Product Marketing for the Molecular Imaging business, and had managed $1.6 billion in innovative growth marketing strategies. In addition, Andy has worked with investment teams to bring oncology care and risk reduction facilities to emerging markets, and has built multiple cancer centers throughout the world.
Mr. Brugmann brings with him over 30 years' experience in the financial industry. During his 27 years at UBS Financial, he focused on international and offshore clients and played key roles in large commercial real estate financing, public offerings and portfolio management for endowments, pension and Union funds. Mr. Brugmann served as President of the board of Trustees for New York Military Academy, and Chairman of the Finance Committee for The Helen Hayes Theatre (Nyack, NY), and was voted the "Business Man of the Year" for Rockland County, NY.
Mr. Cole has served as President of Global Development International, LLC, a position he has held since 2007, where he provides development support, management and oversight for companies and varied program initiatives in medical and healthcare programs and products, including Instant Labs Medical Diagnostics, Inc. (molecular diagnostics, hospital based infections), MedPharm, Inc. (global and developing country hospital and clinic support), MPRC Group, LTD (medical equipment, medical system planning and support throughout the Middle East), and various others. Mr. Cole previously served from 1989 to 2005 as President and Corporate Officer at Futures Group International and Futures Group Holdings. Under his direction, corporate programs expanded to offices in over 40 countries. Mr. Cole has served on the Faculty of Economics, Tulane University (1969 – 1972) and The US President’s Council of Economic Advisors as staff intern (1969 – 1970). Mr. Cole has served as an independent director of Global Medical REIT (NASDAQ: GMRE) since May 2015. Mr. Cole has served on the boards of numerous organizations including the Millennium Project from 1996 to 2006; the Futures Institute for Sustainable Development from 2001 to 2005; Foundation Against HIV and AIDS from 2007 to 2011; Kids Save International from 2006 to 2012; Triple Win International from 2008 to 2013; and others. He has worked in over 28 countries, with in-depth experience in Egypt, Turkey, Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya, Sudan, Sahelian Africa, Haiti, Trinidad, Bahamas, Philippines, Indonesia and India. Mr. Cole holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an MA as well as completed Ph.D. studies (ABD) in Political Economy, with written comprehensive exams and faculty oral exams completed from The Johns Hopkins University.
Yvonne C. Fors
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Ashton Capital Corporation, Ms. Fors has taken an active role in all areas of the business since joining the team in 2000. In addition to her involvement in company growth through acquisition, real estate development and investment, she establishes relationships and collaborates with banks and other financial institutions to leverage the assets of the corporation into funding for expansion. In addition to her seat on the Ashton Capital Corporation Board of Directors, Ms. Fors currently serves on the Boards of SaviBank, Savi Financial Corporation and GaffTech. She is also actively involved in SWAN Investments, an early stage investment fund located in Seattle. Previously the Controller and Manager of four medical clinics in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ms. Fors holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Mr. Stephens is a co-founder and a Managing Partner of Infusion 51a LP, International Infusion Holdings LLC, and International Infusion Advisors LLC. With an emphasis on the global market, he uses key positioning and strategies to identify investment vehicles that meet the Investment Advisor's proprietary investment parameters. He currently serves as the managing partner of International Infusion, a think tank venture capital firm aimed directly at disruptive technologies.
Mr. Stephens co-founded and is a director of the not-for-profit organization Camp Athlete, Inc., which is an organization geared towards students to improve their academic and athletic achievements. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a B.S. in Psychology.
Matthew Schwartz, M.D.
Dr. Schwartz is the Chairman of the Board of Managers, and co-founder of the Las Vegas Cyberknife, a groundbreaking technology that allows for radiosurgical treatment of tumors anywhere in the body. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN), the largest multi-specialty oncology group in Nevada, with over 170 clinical research studies, and were instrumental in the development of 70 FDA approved cancer fighting remedies including Xofigo, Provenge, etc. He is currently the Chairman of Marketing at CCCN overseeing 6 full-time staff with a marketing budget of over $1.3 million annually. Under his leadership CCCN was voted “Best Overall TV Campaign” and “Best Website” by the Nevada Broadcasters Association. He serves on the Radiation Oncology Leadership Council for the US Oncology Network, the largest network of Oncologists in the US, and was a member of the Radiation Executive Committee for McKesson Specialty Health. He was awarded the Alumni of the Year by his alma matter, UNLV, and did his residency training at Yale University and McGill University.
Mr. Trapp has over 30 years of cross-cultural business experience with both public and privately-owned companies in Asia, the United States and Canada, in a diverse range of industries including hospitality, finance, property, mining, software, biotech and consumer goods. Mr. Trapp’s experience is in operational management, administration, financial management, marketing, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Trapp is the Chief Executive Officer of BMI Capital International LLC, a broker-dealer, a position he has held since June of 2015. Mr. Trapp also served as General Manager of SeD Development Management LLC, a subsidiary of Singapore eDevelopment Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, a position he held from September of 2015 until January of 2018. In addition, Mr. Trapp presently serves on the Board of Directors of several of the subsidiaries of Singapore eDevelopment Limited, including Biolife Sugar Inc. from April of 2018 until present, Global BioMedical Inc. from April of 2017 until present, Global BioMedical International Inc. from March of 2017 until present, and SeD Biolife International Inc. from March of 2017 until present and including HWH International Inc, Health Wealth & Happiness, Inc., and HWH Multi-Strategy Investment Inc. all from August of 2017 until present. Previously, Mr. Trapp served on the Board of Directors of Amarantus Bioscience Holdings Inc. from February of 2017 until May of 2017 and on the Board of Directors of HotApp International Inc. from December of 2014 until June of 2016. Mr. Trapp served as President and Director at Master of Real Estate LLC, a subsidiary of ZH International Holdings Ltd. (formerly Heng Fai Enterprises Limited), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from August of 2014 to August of 2015 and served as Senior Vice-President with Inter-American Management LLC, a property management subsidiary of ZH International Holdings Ltd, from October of 2013 to August of 2015. Mr. Trapp served as a Director of eBanker USA.com, a subsidiary of ZH International Holdings Ltd, from August of 1998 to August of 2015, and served as GM and Rep Director with Hotel Plaza Miyazaki, a subsidiary of eBanker USA.com from September 2009 to May 2013. Mr. Trapp holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and Bachelor of Applied Arts in Hospitality & Tourism Management from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto, Ontario.
Jim L. Wene
Jim is Head of Corporate Acquisitions and Vice President of Real Estate Operations at Ashton Capital Corporation in Renton, Washington. He is responsible for all acquisitions and dispositions of real estate holdings, as well as the acquisition of new companies to Ashton Capital’s portfolio of companies. Prior to joining Ashton Capital in 1996, Jim worked as an Escrow Closer for Independent Escrow, Inc. and as a Sales Associate for Quadrant Homes. Jim is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Gafftech, SaviBank and Savi Finanical Corporation. His business experience includes a wide range of business capacities, including research, profitability analysis, negotiation, management and execution of purchases and sales in commercial real estate and business operations. He is also active in an early stage investment fund called SWAN in the local Seattle Angel fund community.