NewCardio Announces Changes in Board of Directors and Executive Management
PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — NewCardio, Inc., (OTC BB: NWCI) a cardiovascular diagnostic solutions developer, announced changes to its Board of Directors and executive management.
Effective January 1, 2012, Jess Jones, M.D. has been named Chief Executive Officer of the company, replacing Vincent W. Renz, Jr. Dr. Jones has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since December 2008. From 2006 to December 2010 Dr. Jones worked with Vision Capital Advisors, LLC in New York City as the Director of Healthcare Investing, analyzing investment opportunities in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical technology, and medical services fields, and assisted companies in implementing their business plans. From 2001 to 2007, Dr. Jones attended Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City, where he received his medical degree in May 2007. Additionally, Dr. Jones earned a BA degree from the University of Utah in 2001 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in May 2007.
In addition, Greg Sadowski has been named Chief Operating Officer of the company. Mr. Sadowski has served as Senior Vice President, Client Services for NewCardio since October 2008. In that position, he has been responsible for preparing, delivering and supporting the NewCardio cardiovascular diagnostic technology solutions, including the Professional Services, Information Technology, Customer Care and Quality Assurance groups. From October 1997 to October 2008, Mr. Sadowski worked with eResearchTechnology (eRT), where he served on the Executive Management Team as Senior VP of eRT’s Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (ePRO) business.
Simultaneously, Mr. Renz, Patrick Maguire, M.D., Ph.D., and Mark W. Kroll, Ph.D, FACC, FHRS, resigned from the Company’s Board of Directors. Also effective January 1, Richard D. Brounstein has resigned from the office of Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Both Mr. Renz and Mr. Brounstein will continue to serve the company as consultants.
Dr. Jones commented, “With the ongoing support and patience of our creditors, who are also shareholders, this new management team remains committed to the development of our cardiovascular platform technology in order to create long-term value for our shareholders, customers and employees. In order to accomplish this strategic goal, in the short term, we will be focused on our QTinno solution while maintaining a significantly reduced level of expenses, with the goal of generating positive cash flow based on improving commercial acceptance of QTinno. In addition, the new management and streamlined board of directors will continue efforts to secure long-term financing during 2012 as we remain committed to NewCardio’s ultimate success based on our ability to deliver solutions, such as CardioBip and my3KG from our proven technology. I would like to thank Vinnie, Rick and the departing board members for their years of service and hard work at NewCardio. Without their efforts the company would not have been able to complete the commercialization of QTinno and initiate the revenue generating phase of the company.”
About NewCardio, Inc.
NewCardio is a cardiac diagnostic and services company developing and marketing proprietary software platform technologies to provide higher accuracy to, and increase the value of, the standard 12-lead ECG. NewCardio’s 3-D ECG software platform reduces the time and expense involved in assessing cardiac status while increasing the ability to diagnose clinically significant conditions which were previously difficult to detect. NewCardio’s software products and services significantly improve the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiovascular disease, as well as cardiac safety assessment of drugs under development. For more information, visit www.newcardio.com.
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