The Team Behind Kurve
Meet Our Medtech Innovators
CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Giroux is a 20-year medical industry veteran with involvement in more than 35 human-use clinical trials in addition to pre-clinical work with rodents, larger mammals, and non-human primates (NHPs). He has worked in the development of new technology in medical devices, medical services, and high-end manufacturing. Utilizing his skills in physics and fluid dynamics, he developed the functional specifications behind all of the technology being used in Kurve’s nose-to-brain drug delivery. The intellectual property owned by Kurve has Marc as the lead or sole inventor. In his capacity at Kurve, he has consulted extensively with companies developing new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases with regard to formulation and device compatibility. As co- or lead author, he has published trade journals and peer-reviewed articles. Before taking on the CEO role, Mr. Giroux was a C-level business development executive and Subject Matter Expert on building executive teams.
Glenn Cornett, M.D., Ph.D.
CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER
Dr. Glenn Cornett is a biotech entrepreneur and advisor. He holds an M.D. with Distinction in Research from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. He has spent the past decade developing drugs for psychiatric and neurological indications.
Tom S. McDowell
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Mr. McDowell is a skilled and accomplished COO with forty years of experience in accounting, financial reporting, investment banking, and mergers & acquisitions for established and start-up companies. Tom has consulted with over 25 startups and early-stage companies in the software, telecommunications, financial management, retail, manufacturing, consulting, and distribution industries.
Principal TecnoKal LLC
Gerson Lehrman Group Council member
35 years plastics industry
Expert witness automotive medica/medical device manufacturing Pharma
Master’s Polymer Science and Engineering Leoben University in Austria
David Sherris, Ph.D.
Non-executive board member
Dr. Sherris has over 30 years’ experience in translational medicine involving basic research, pharmaceutics and diagnostics. Dr. Sherris has been a successful serial entrepreneur developing biotechnology companies from the ground up, devising corporate strategy, enacting programs and carrying companies through funding and acquisition. Dr. Sherris prides himself as a “roll up your sleeves” CEO, entrepreneur, business development officer, drug developer and scientist,
not simply a delegator.