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Management Team

Chistopher M. Cashman

Christopher M. Cashman joined SANUWAVE Health, an emerging leader in regenerative medicine, as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer in December, 2005. Immediately prior, he served as President of Therapeutic Surfaces for Kinetic Concepts, Inc, a global leader in advanced wound care. He conducted a management buyout in November 2001 of Snowden Pencer, a minimally invasive surgical device manufacturer, and assumed the role of CEO and President. In March 2004, Snowden Pencer was sold to Cardinal Health. Mr. Cashman has also served as a business unit head with Genzyme Biosurgery and held several senior sales and marketing positions with Genzyme Surgical Products and Deknatel Snowden Pencer. Mr. Cashman graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 with a B.S. degree in Economics and served on a fast attack submarine as Supply Officer. He received his M.B.A. degree in 2001 from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins joined SANUWAVE as Chief Financial Officer in April 2006. His previous position was with Automatic Data Processing (ADP), where he served as Chief Financial Officer for the Benefits Services Division. Mr. Jenkins began his career with Price Waterhouse and progressed to a Senior Manager. He was the Vice President of Finance at AHL Services, a public company which grew to over $900 million during his tenure. As the Chief Financial Officer at Snowden Pencer, Mr. Jenkins helped grow the corporation prior to the company being sold to Cardinal Health in March, 2004. He is a Certified Public Accountant with 25 years of financial management experience and is a Cum Laude graduate of Virginia Tech.

Peter Stegagno

Peter Stegagno joined SANUWAVE as Vice President, Operations in March 2006. Mr. Stegagno brings to SANUWAVE 16 years experience in the medical device market encompassing manufacturing, design & development, quality assurance and international & domestic regulatory affairs. He has been instrumental in the development and deployment of international operational processes for leading medical device companies. He most recently served as Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Elekta, and other medical device companies including Genzyme Biosurgery. Before focusing on the medical field, he enjoyed a successful career encompassing production roles in the space industry, including avionics guidance systems for military applications and control computers for the space shuttle. Mr. Stegagno graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering.

Iulian Cioanta, PhD

Iulian Cioanta joined SANUWAVE in June 2007 as Vice President of Research and Development. Prior to joining SANUWAVE, Dr. Cioanta served as Business Unit Manager with Cordis Endovascular, a Johnson & Johnson company, Director of Development Engineering with Kensey Nash Corporation, Research Manager at ArgoMed Inc. and Project Manager and Scientist with the Institute for the Design of Research Apparatuses. During his career, Dr. Cioanta worked 12 years in the medical device industry and eight years in academia at Polytechnic University of Bucharest in Romania, Leicester University in U.K. and Duke University in the United States. He received a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Technology from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, and he earned his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in the field of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Cioanta is an acknowledged scientist who has published in the field of acoustic and bioengineering, and he is an author of 15 issued patents and 8 pending patents.

Bernie Laurel

Bernie Laurel joined SANUWAVE as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in November 2009 with more than fifteen years experience in sales and marketing, including expertise in the advanced wound care market. Prior to joining SANUWAVE, he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Medela, Inc.’s newly-formed Healthcare America’s business unit, where he drove overall planning, marketing strategy, new product development, distribution, direct and indirect sales, and other business development initiatives. Bernie was also Vice President of Marketing for Imagyn Medical Technologies, a newly public urologic device manufacturer, and he held sales, marketing and consulting roles in several privately-funded device start-ups.

Anne Stefurak

Anne Stefurak re-joined SANUWAVE in November 2009 as Vice President of Medical Policy and Reimbursement with more than twenty years in the medical field working with local, regional and national insurance companies, medical device companies, technology assessment organizations, advocacy groups, academic centers, various physician offices, and radiation oncology centers. Anne brings experience with payer reimbursement, invasive as well as non-invasive medical device technology, sales and marketing, coverage policy, appeals, contracting and FDA compliance. Before rejoining SANUWAVE, Anne worked as Director of National Policy and Reimbursement at Physician Oncology Services. Anne also brings expertise as a Regional Access Manager and Senior Regional Reimbursement Manager at Cyberonics, National Provider Relations Manager at National Healthcare Network, and Manager of Provider Relations at Aetna U.S. Healthcare.


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