Publicly traded on OTC ticker ODYY
CardioMap Heart Monitoring and Screening Device (in development)
Save-A-Life Choking Rescue device (in development)
Neurosteroid drug for treating brain related illness
Our mission is to acquire distinct assets, intellectual property, and technologies with an emphasis on acquisition targets that are under-valued and can be enhanced by our company internally or through strategic partnerships.
Ultimately our goal is to deliver superior products with enhanced clinical utility resulting in financial results, which yield a high rate of return for our shareholders and partners. Odyssey’s senior management team has significant experience with the capabilities to further refine acquired technologies, build commercial systems and/or create strategic partnerships.
Odyssey Board of Directors and Executive Officers
Joseph Michael Redmond –
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Joseph Michael Redmond has served as our Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board since 2017. Mr. Redmond has over 30 years commercial experience in medical device companies. Prior to joining Odyssey, Mr. Redmond served as CEO of Parallax Health Sciences, Inc., a healthcare related company, from 2010 to 2017 where he acquired two businesses and three different patented technologies. Prior to this, Mr. Redmond was V.P. of Business Development for DxTech, Inc., a start-up company developing a unique point of care diagnostic testing platform, from 2007 to 2009 when the company was sold. Prior to this, Mr. Redmond served as the V.P. of Sales and Marketing for Bioject Medical Technologies, Inc. (“Bioject”), a medical device company specializing in unique drug delivery technologies, from 1996 to 2007. While at Bioject, Mr. Redmond helped raise over $15 million in capital, entered into several licensing and distribution deals with major biotech and pharmaceutical companies and grew the market cap of the company from under $10 million to over $400 million. Prior to this, Mr. Redmond held various sales and marketing positions at Abbott Laboratories a multi-billion dollar healthcare company and helped start KMC Systems Inc., now a leading private label developer and manufacturer of medical devices and instrumentation. Mr. Redmond was in charge of Sales and Marketing and grew the company from start-up to over $50 million in revenue. Mr. Redmond has a B.A. degree from Denison University.
Jerome H. Casey –
Jerome H. Casey has been a Director since September 2019. Mr. Casey has been a leader in the life science industry for over 30 years. Mr. Casey served as a senior executive at Genzyme Corporation, a biotechnology company, from 1989 to 2011. Mr. Casey was the driver behind Genzyme’s commercial success in the diagnostics arena, building a $175 million business which Genzyme sold to Japan-based Sekisui Chemical in 2011. Mr. Casey then became the President and COO of the new entity, Sekisui Diagnostics, LLC, until the end of 2014. While President and COO, Mr. Casey established the strategic direction for the company; led the global organization, including the commercial, operations, research and development, finance, human resources, and legal functions; and achieved the annual and long-term financial objectives of the business. Since 2015, Mr. Casey has been actively involved in several life sciences ventures, both as an advisor and an investor, while serving on multiple Boards. Mr. Casey holds an M.B.A. degree in Finance and a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.
Jeffrey Conroy –
Jeffrey Conroy has been a Director since August 2019. Mr. Conroy is an operating and business development executive with over 30 years in the life science industry across therapeutics and medical devices. Mr. Conroy has served as the Chairman and CEO of Embody, a DARPA-funded medical device company developing regenerative implants for tendon and ligament repair, from July 2015 to present. From 2012 to 2019, he served as the Head of Corporate Development for Especificos Stendhal S.A. de C.V., a Latin American specialty pharmaceutical company. Mr. Conroy is also currently the Managing Director of Windward Investments, where he structures licensing partnerships for life science companies. Mr. Conroy is an independent director of Cingulate Therapeutics, a CNS company developing ADHD therapeutics. Mr. Conroy holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Providence College.
John P. Gandolfo –
John P. Gandolfo has been a Director since October 2019. Mr. Gandolfo has approximately 33 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of multiple rapidly growing private and publicly held companies with a primary focus in the life sciences, healthcare and medical device areas. Mr. Gandolfo has had direct responsibility over capital raising, including five public offerings, financial management, mergers and acquisition transactions and SEC reporting throughout his professional career. Mr. Gandolfo serves as CFO of Eyenovia, Inc., a late-stage ophthalmic biopharmaceutical company, from January 2018 to present. Prior to this, Mr. Gandolfo was CFO of Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc., a biologics company, from July 2010 through September 2017. Prior to this, he served as the CFO for Progenitor Cell Therapy LLC from January 2009 to June 2010 and, before that, as CFO of Power Medical Interventions, Inc. from January 2007 to January 2009. Mr. Gandolfo was the CFO of Bioject Medical Technologies, Inc. prior to this. He was also the CFO of Capital Access Network, Inc., from 2000 through September 2001, and Xceed, Inc. from 1999 to 2000. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Gandolfo was CFO and COO of Impath, Inc. From 1987 through 1994, he was CFO of Medical Resources, Inc. Mr. Gandolfo received his B.A. degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University. Mr. Gandolfo is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Electrocore, Inc. and sits on their audit committee.
Ricky W. Richardson-
Ricky W. Richardson has been a Director since May 2021. Mr. Richardson has over 30 years of experience as a global operations and quality leader. He possesses strong operations and quality experience that includes change management, multi-plant operations, financial acumen, supply chain/vendor management, strategic business development, start-up planning and execution, new product introductions and lean deployment. From November 2020 to present, Mr. Richardson has served as the Vice President of Quality and Continuous Improvement for Advanced Drainage Systems, which is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of products supporting water management solutions. From September 2011 to October 2020, Mr. Richardson held positions at Danaher Corporation, a multi-billion dollar global manufacturer of Diagnostic, Life Sciences, Product Identification, Water Quality and Environmental/Applied Solutions products and services. His most recent positions included Corporate Director of Danaher Business Systems “DBS” Integration Regulatory Affairs and Compliance and Corporate Director, of DBS Operations and Lean. From February 2008 to July 2011, Mr. Richardson was Director of Operations, Continuous Improvement for Stryker Orthopaedics, a multi-billion dollar global manufacturer of Orthopaedics. Prior to this, Mr. Richardson held various positions at Bioject Medical Technologies, Inc., Baxter Healthcare and Texas Instruments. From 1984 to 1987 he was a Lieutenant, Field Artillery, with the U.S. Army. He holds a B.S. degree in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY.
Christine M. Farrell –
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Christine M. Farrell joined Odyssey April 2019 as a financial consultant serving as our Controller and Secretary and became Chief Financial Officer and Secretary in January 2021. From February 1997 to 2014, Ms. Farrell was Vice President of Finance for Bioject Medical Technologies Inc., a medical device company specializing in unique drug delivery technologies. Prior to joining Bioject, Ms. Farrell held accounting and financial management positions with Spar-Tek Industries, a manufacturer of high quality and cutting-edge technology for the plywood industry, and Action Machinery, a seller of new and used robotic machine tools and equipment. Ms. Farrell holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
Dr. Jacob W. Vanlandingham –
Vice President of Drug Development
Dr. Jacob W. Vanlandingham joined Odyssey March 2021 as the Vice President of Drug Development. Dr. Vanlandingham founded Prevacus, Inc., a development stage company focusing on new treatments for concussions, in 2013. He has served as its President since that time. Dr. Vanlandingham spent three years working with neurologically impaired children with brain injuries in and around the time of birth. His Ph.D. is in Neuroscience with a molecular biology focus on disease. His Post-doctoral work was in translational research and neurobehavioral aspects of diseases at Emory University. At Emory, he also oversaw the clinical biomarker study for the ProTECT clinical trial using progesterone for acute treatment of severe to moderate traumatic brain injury, as the Assistant Director of the Brain Research Laboratory, the largest laboratory in the Emergency Medicine Department. Dr. Vanlandingham has an excellent teaching record and has won multiple awards with both graduate and undergraduate students. He was a Year One Director of the Florida State University Medical School for eight years before devoting all of his time to Prevacus, Inc. starting in 2015. Dr. Vanlandingham holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Florida State University, and a B.S. in Physical Therapy from Florida A & M University. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, National Neurotrauma Society, Faculty for Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience, and the International Association of Medical Science Educators.
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