Management Team2019-05-14T17:27:42+00:00

A Collective Group of Individuals from
Focused and Diverse Backgrounds

 

Dr. Rossignol is a co-founder of the Company and has served as Chief Medical and Scientific Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors since its inception. He studied chemistry at the University of Paris where he received a doctorate degree in synthetic organic/medicinal chemistry, and then studied medicine specializing in Clinical Parasitology & Tropical Medicine. He synthetized nitazoxanide, a first in class antimicrobial agent. Dr. Rossignol spent more than 30 years developing and registering drugs around the world at SmithKline & French Laboratories (now GlaxoSmithKline) and Bristol Myers-Squibb. Dr. Rossignol has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and holds 31 United States Patents on new drugs. He held faculty positions with the University of Paris and Stanford University in the United States as well as many other adjunct/visiting/clinical positions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Egypt and Peru. He also served as consultant and later expert in parasitic diseases at the World Health Organization between 1980 and 1991.

Mr. Ayers is a co-founder of the company and has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since 1994. Prior to founding Romark, he was an investment banker specializing in providing capital to emerging growth companies including pharmaceutical and life science companies. Mr. Ayers began his career as a certified public accountant in the tax consulting practice of KPMG. He studied accounting, economics and finance, graduating summa cum laude, with Bachelor of Science and Master of Tax Accounting degrees from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and the Manderson Graduate School of Business at the University of Alabama.
Ms. Rossignol has served as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2006. She has over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare/pharmaceutical industry. Before joining Romark, she was at IMS Health/IQVIA, where she held numerous sales and marketing positions, both in Europe and in the United States. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Rider University in New Jersey. She also completed an executive program in Strategic Marketing Management at Harvard Business School.

Mr. Devine is Chief Financial Officer for the Romark Group. He has more than 30 years of experience in operations and finance with responsibility for accounting, private and public financings, initial public offerings, acquisition integration, organizational structuring, governance and supporting business growth. He began his career with Deloitte & Touche in Boston and Brussels, Belgium, worked in professional consulting with McKinsey & Company serving Fortune 500 companies in the United States, Europe and Latin America, and has served as Chief Financial Officer of public and private companies in the United States and Europe including Tibotec Virco N.V., MDxHealth S.A. and CoAdvantage, Inc. Mr. Devine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, a Master of Science degree in Accountancy from Bentley College and a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD in France.

Mr. Burks has more than 20 years of corporate experience in operations and finance with responsibility for management, debt financings, capital formations and equity transactions including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate formations and restructurings, product diversification evaluations, organization and personnel assessments and corporate governance in a variety of industries including insurance, health care and information technology. Prior to his corporate positions, he was an assurance partner with Coopers & Lybrand for fourteen years. He is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Troy University.

Dr. Bréchot is Executive Director of the Romark Institute for Medical Research. He also serves as a professor at the University of South Florida, President of the Global Virus Network and Honorary President of the International Coalition to Eliminate HBV (ICE-HBV). Prior to joining Romark, he was head of the hepatology department at Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, head of a research unit at INSERM/Paris Descartes University, then President of the French INSERM, Vice-President of the Institut Merieux and finally President of the Pasteur Institute.

Ricardo Zayas is Executive Vice President and Head of Operations for Romark Global Pharma, LLC. Prior to joining Romark, he was Senior Vice President, Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturing for Bristol Myers Squibb. In that capacity, he was responsible for global pharmaceutical and API manufacturing with more than 3,000 employees worldwide and a network of 80 external suppliers. Ricardo has more than 30 years of experience managing internal and external pharmaceutical and API manufacturing with companies including Sterling Drug, Warner Lambert, Pfizer, Schering Plough, AMAG Pharmaceuticals and Avon Products. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University.

Dr. Cruz is Vice President of Global Quality for the Romark Group. She has more than thirty years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with companies including Bristol Myers-Squibb, MOVA Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson with her last position being Vice President, Quality & Compliance for Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Cruz is a recognized industry expert in Quality matters and has been a frequent speaker on Quality issues in pharmaceutical industry meetings. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico.

Dr. Bardin is Vice President of Medical Affairs. Since joining Romark in 2007, he has worked in Medical Affairs as a Medical Science Liaison and then in Clinical Operations, first as Director of Clinical Research and later as Vice President of Research and Development. Before joining Romark, he was a Pharmacy Coordinator in the BayCare Health System and then Clinical Science Liaison for Axcan Pharma (now part of Allergan). Dr. Bardin is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Florida State University and a Pharm.D. degree from the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University.

Mr. Pasinski has more than 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing and quality systems and presently leads Romark’s Pharmaceutical Development department, supporting commercial and clinical manufacturing and new product development. Prior to joining Romark, he worked for Baxter Healthcare. Mr. Pasinski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration degree from DeVry University in Chicago.