Chief Executive Officer and Director
Will McGuire has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since March 2020. From August 2015 through March 2020 Mr. McGuire served as President and CEO of Second Sight Medical Products (Nasdaq: EYES), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics to treat blindness where he remains on the board as a director. Prior to Second Sight Medical Products he held leadership positions at Volcano Corporation including President of Americas Commercial and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Coronary Imaging, Systems and Program Management. Prior to that Mr. McGuire served as Vice President and General Manager of Patient Monitoring at Covidien, and President and Chief Executive Officer at AtheroMed, Inc., a venture capital-backed peripheral atherectomy company. For approximately five years, Mr. McGuire served as Chief Operating Officer for Spectranetics Corporation, a publicly traded medical device company with laser-based atherectomy products for treating peripheral and coronary arterial disease. Earlier in his career, he held senior management positions at Guidant Corporation including General Manager of Latin America, Director of U.S. and Global Marketing for Vascular Intervention, and Production Manager for Coronary Stents. Mr. McGuire also held positions in Finance and Production at IVAC Medical Systems. Mr. McGuire received an engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Jackson has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2018. Mr. Jackson also served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer and Principal Executive Officer from August 2019 through March 2020, and as our Secretary from July 2018 through December 2018. From October 2016 to April 2018 he was Chief Financial Officer for AltheaDx, Inc, a molecular diagnostics company specializing in precision medicine. From March 2014 to March 2016, Mr. Jackson held senior financial positions, including Chief Financial Officer, at Celladon Corporation, a publicly-traded, clinical stage biotechnology company. From April 2013 to March 2014 he held senior financial positions at Sapphire Energy, an industrial biotechnology company. Mr. Jackson received a MSBA in Finance in December 2006 from San Diego State University and a BSB in Accounting in June 1992 from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Jackson is also a certified public accountant (inactive).
Jeffrey J. Kraws has served as the President of Ra Medical since August 2016. Since 2003, Mr. Kraws has served as Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Crystal Research Associates and CRA Advisors. Mr. Kraws is a partner at Grannus Securities Pty Ltd. (an Australian based private equity fund) since November 2015. Prior to founding Crystal Research Associates, Mr. Kraws served as co-president of The Investor Relations Group (IRG), a firm representing primarily under-followed, small-capitalization companies. Previously, Mr. Kraws served as a managing director of healthcare research for Ryan Beck & Co. and as director of research/senior pharmaceutical analyst and managing director at Gruntal & Co., LLC (prior to its merger with Ryan Beck & Company). Mr. Kraws served as managing director of the healthcare research group and senior pharmaceutical analyst at First Union Securities (formerly EVEREN Securities); as senior U.S. pharmaceutical analyst for the Swedish-Swiss conglomerate Asea Brown Boveri; and as managing director and president of the Brokerage/Investment Banking operation of ABB Aros Securities, Inc. He also served as senior pharmaceutical analyst at Nationsbanc Montgomery Securities, BT Alex Brown & Sons, and Buckingham Research. Mr. Kraws also served in the treasury group at Bristol-Myers-Squibb Company. Mr. Kraws serves on the board of directors of Avivagen (TSX:VIV), Saleen Automotive, Inc. (OTC: SLNN), and is Chairman of the Board of Synthetic Biologics (NYSE:SYN). Mr. Kraws holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BS degree from State University of New York, Buffalo.
General Counsel and Secretary
Dan Horwood has served as our General Counsel since October 2018 and as Secretary since December 2018. From April 2018 until October 2018, Mr. Horwood served as Corporate Counsel to Teradata Corporation, a data and analytics, cloud analytics and consulting company. Mr. Horwood was Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. from 2014 through 2018, advising life sciences and technology companies on public offerings, private financing, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance, public company reporting and corporate governance. From 2012 until 2014, Mr. Horwood served as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary to Groupon, Inc., a worldwide e-commerce company. Mr. Horwood began his legal career at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance. Mr. Horwood received a B.A. in Government from Connecticut College and a juris doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania.