Board of Directors
Daron Evans – CEO/President
Mr. Evans joined the company as President and CEO in April 2015, and has served on Nephros’ board of directors since 2013. He is a life sciences executive with over 20 years of financial leadership and operational experience. Mr. Evans was recently Managing Director of PoC Capital, LLC, and is a member of the board of Zumbro Discovery, Inc., an early stage company developing a novel therapy for resistant hypertension. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Evans was Chief Financial Officer of Nile Therapeutics, Inc., a development-stage cardiovascular company that merged with Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAPR) in 2013. From 2004 to 2007, he held various project management and performance improvement roles at Vistakon Inc. and Scios, Inc., both divisions of Johnson & Johnson Corp. Mr. Evans was a co-founder of Applied Neuronal Network Dynamics, Inc. and served as its President from 2002 to 2004. From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Evans served in various roles at consulting firms Arthur D. Little and Booz Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Evans received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rice University, his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from a joint program at the University of Texas at Arlington and Southwestern Medical School and his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Mr. Amron is a partner of Wexford Capital and serves as its General Counsel. He actively participates in various private equity transactions, particularly in the bankruptcy and restructuring areas, and has served on the board committees of a number of public and private companies in which Wexford has held investments. Mr. Amron holds a JD from Harvard University, a B.A. in political theory from Colgate University, and is a member of the New York bar.
Paul A. Mieyal
Dr. Mieyal is a Vice President and the Director of Life Sciences Investments of Wexford Capital LLC. Prior to that, he was Vice President in charge of health care investments for Wechsler & Co., Inc. a private investment firm and registered broker dealer. Dr. Mieyal serves as director of Nile Therapeutics, Inc., and several privatecompanies. Dr. Mieyal received his Ph.D. in pharmacology from New York Medical College, a B.A. in chemistry and psychology from Case Western Reserve University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr. Persen is currently the President of Resolute Performance Contracting, a solar construction firm that he founded in 2011. Previously, from 2009 through 2011, he was the Executive Vice President at Ironco Enterprises, a renewable energy contracting organization. From 2004 through 2008, Mr. Persen served as the Chief Financial Officer for Radyne Corporation, a NASDAQ-traded manufacturer and distributor of satellite and telecommunications equipment. While at Radyne, he was part of the management team that tripled revenues and sold the firm, resulting in a 100% return for shareholders. Earlier, Mr. Persen was employed as Group Financial Officer for Avnet, Inc., a global distributor of electronic components and computer systems. Other experience included assignments with consultancies Arthur D. Little and Mercer Management Consulting. In addition, Mr. Persen lectured in finance at the University of Arizona from 2010 to 2013 and at Boston College from 1988 to 1999. Mr. Persen currently serves on the Board of Valutek, a supplier of cleanroom supplies through direct and distribution channels. Mr. Persen holds a BA in Political Economics from The Colorado College, and an MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Mr. Oliver Spandow is currently the CFO, Executive Vice President and a member of the board of directors of IDOC, LLC, an optometry-based consulting and member service organization. Prior to IDOC, Mr. Spandow spent 15 years with Johnson and Johnson (J&J), including roles as the General Manager of the JNJ Vision Care business in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Business Insights at Vistakon (J&J) USA, and Vice President, Finance and CFO of Vistakon (J&J) USA. While at JNJ, in addition to general finance, sales and marketing roles, he was involved with multiple acquisitions, divestment, and licensing deals. Prior to J&J, Mr. Spandow was a Management Consultant with Price Waterhouse. Mr. Spandow holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
Ms. Alisa Lask is currently Vice President & General Manager at Galderma, a Nestle Skin Health company. She oversees the franchise of pharmaceutical, medical device injectable brands, and cosmeceutical skincare products. Previously, Ms. Lask was Senior Director of Global Strategic Marketing at Allergan, Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing at Zimmer Biomet, and spent 10 years at Eli Lilly in a number of positions of increasing responsibility, with her final role as Director, Global Neuroscience. Ms. Lask received her M.B.A. from the University of Michigan in Marketing and her B.A. in Marketing and Finance from Miami University of Ohio.
Mr. Tom Gwydir is currently Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the London Stock Exchange. Prior positions have included CIO and Chief Technology Officer at MSCI, Managing Director of Platform Services at UBS, and Vice President of Technology at Asurion. He has also held senior roles at Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch, Dun & Bradstreet, and Magna Software. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University.