Dr. Thramann founded Clip Interactive in 2011 and oversees strategic initiatives, capitalization and governance at the company. This includes day-to-day involvement in working with management to establish the vision of the company, prioritizing product launches, working with the CEO and CFO on the financial plans of the Company, and assisting the CEO in recruitment and hiring of senior executives and the pursuit of business development activities. It also includes leading efforts to secure capital for the Company, building the board of directors and leading board meetings. In 2002, Dr. Thramann was the founder and became the chairman of Lanx, LLC. Lanx was an innovative medical device company focused on the spinal implant market and created the interspinous process fusion space with the introduction of its patented Aspen product. Lanx was sold to Biomet, Inc., an international orthopedic conglomerate, in 2013. Concurrent with Lanx, in 2006 Dr. Thramann was also the founder and chairman of ProNerve, LLC. ProNerve was a healthcare services company that provided monitoring of nerve function during high-risk surgical procedures affecting the brain and spinal cord. ProNerve was sold to Waud Capital Partners, a private equity firm, in 2012.
Prior to ProNerve and concurrent with Lanx, Dr. Thramann was the founder and chairman of U.S. Radiosurgery (USR). USR is a healthcare services company that provides advanced radiosurgical treatments for tumors throughout the body. USR became the largest provider of robotic guided CyberKnife treatments of such tumors in the U.S. and was sold to Alliance Healthcare Services (Nasdaq: AIQ) in 2011. From 2001 through 2008, Thramann was the founder and senior partner of Boulder Neurosurgical Associates, a neurosurgical practice serving Boulder County, Colorado. Dr. Thramann is the named inventor on over 50 U.S. and international issued and pending patents. He completed his neurosurgical residency and complex spinal reconstruction fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ, in 2001. He is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College in New York City and earned his Bachelors in Science degree in electrical engineering management at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.
Chief Executive Officer and Secretary
Mr. Lawless is a technology startup veteran having held key leadership positions in Research and Development, engineering, product development and operations. Prior to joining the Company in 2012, From 2009 to 2011 he was one of the founding executives and Chief Operating Officer of Trada, Inc., a company engaged in the business of crowdsourced digital ad campaign creation and management. Trada commenced its business with six employees, which grew to 85 employees in three years. In addition to establishing the business operations and processes for Trada, he was responsible for building and managing the product team and operating their internet advertising marketplace SaaS product. He earned a BS in Human Factors Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and his master’s degree in Experimental Psychology with an emphasis on Human-Computer Interaction from The University of Dayton.
Stephen M. Deitsch
Mr. Deitsch has extensive strategic, operational, and financial leadership experience at both publicly traded and privately held companies. From April 2017 to August 2019, Mr. Deitsch served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BioScrip, Inc. (Nasdaq: “BIOS”), which is now part of Option Care Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: “BIOS”). From August 2015 to April 2017, Mr. Deitsch served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Coalfire, Inc., a leading cyber-security firm owned by The Carlyle Group. Mr. Deitsch served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Zimmer Biomet Spine, Bone Healing, and Microfixation business from July 2014 to July 2015 and as Vice President Finance, Biomet Corporate Controller from February 2014 to July 2014. Mr. Deitsch was the Chief Financial Officer of Lanx from September 2009 until it was acquired by Biomet in October 2013. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Deitsch also served in various senior financial leadership roles at Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (now part of Zimmer Biomet, Inc.), including Vice President Finance, Reconstructive and Operations, and Vice President Finance, Europe. Mr. Deitsch has been a director of Green Sun Medical, a privately held medical device company, since October 2017.
Timothy J. Hanlon
Mr. Hanlon is the founder and has been Chief Executive Officer of The Vertere Group LLC since 2012, a boutique media industry strategic advisory & consulting firm specializing in helping innovation-seeking clients navigate the complex intersections among media, marketing, advertising, and technology. The Vertere Group LLC is a media industry strategic advisory and consulting firm specializing in helping innovation-seeking clients navigate complex interactions among media, marketing, advertising, and technology. Prior to 2012, he was founder and Managing Director of Mediabrands Velocite (Interpublic Group), the innovation-centric partnership and strategic investment arm of Interpublic Group’s corporate media agency division Mediabrands, where he was chiefly responsible for entrepreneurial innovation through proprietary relationships with more than a dozen innovative venture-backed media/marketing startups. Mr. Hanlon has over 20 years of, digital and “emerging” media and marketing experience, including senior management positions at marketing promotions agency Frankel (Chicago, IL), regional advertising agency Creative Alliance (Louisville, KY), digital content pioneer Starwave (Bellevue, WA), and credit card issuer MBNA America (Wilmington, DE). Mr. Hanlon holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business, and a BA from Georgetown University.
Mr. Birch has over 50 years of experience as a broadcaster, media owner and media-related services entrepreneur including founder of Birch Research Corporation, a company that revolutionized radio audience measurement in the 1980s. Birch Research was sold to Dutch publishing conglomerate VNU in 1987 and, following the merger of Birch Research with VNU-owned Scarborough Research, Mr. Birch was appointed CEO of Birch/Scarborough Research. During the 1990s and 2000s, Mr. Birch formed two highly successful Radio broadcast groups. Opus Media Group owned market-leading station clusters in Jackson MS and Savannah GA and stations in Fort Walton Beach, FL and Monroe, LA. Since 2005, Mr. Birch has been Owner/President of Lakes Media LLC, licensee of market-leading stations in Southern Virginia. Mr. Birch’s career includes positions as CFO of New York-based Simmons Market Research Bureau, where his efforts turned a $5 million dollar loss at the start of his tenure into a $2 million dollar profit upon his exit, enabling Simmons to profitably sell to Experian after his departure. In addition to his current position with Lakes Media LLC, Mr. Birch is also a partner at Media Services Group, a major radio and television industry brokerage firm. Mr. Birch is a 1974 graduate of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.