Strengthens Board with Strategic, Corporate Governance and Financial Expertise
ELMSFORD, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NanoVibronix Inc., (NASDAQ: NAOV), a medical device company that produces the UroShield® and PainShield® Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Portable Ultrasonic Therapeutic Devices, today announced its board of directors has appointed Ms. Aurora (Rori) Cassirer and Ms. Maria (Lulu) Schroeder to serve as independent directors effective today.
Ms. Cassirer will serve on the compensation and nominating and governance Committees and Ms. Schroeder will serve on the audit Committee. Following the appointments, the board of NanoVibronix will be comprised of eight directors, six of whom are considered ‘independent’ as defined under the Nasdaq Listing Rules.
Brian Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of NanoVibronix Inc., commented, “We are adding two highly-talented and successful professionals that broaden the skill set of our board and will enhance our ability to execute on our strategic objective of growing our business. We expect Rori and Lulu will be instrumental in advancing strategic initiatives and providing thought leadership in a variety of legal, financial and managerial roles. We have no doubt this experience will be enormously beneficial as we further commercialize our products and expand our manufacturing capabilities to penetrate the healthcare market.”
Aurora (Rori) Cassirer
Ms. Cassirer is a highly experienced attorney, who has served as a partner in prominent law firms for more than 30 years including Troutman Pepper, where she served on the Executive and Compensation Committees, and Jenkins & Gilchrist. In addition to her management responsibilities, Rori has a sophisticated practice focusing on business litigation and corporate governance issues. She has developed a particular niche in dealing with publicly and privately held biotech/healthtech and biopharma companies. Ms. Cassirer has been listed as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell consistently for the last 20 years as well as being listed in Law & Politics’ New York Super Lawyers for excellence in Business Litigation every year since 2008. Previously, she served as Chair of the Advisory Board of ReferWell, f/k/a Urgent Consult, LLC, a start-up in the health tech business. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a not-for-profit organization where she served on its Compensation Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Friends of Jerusalem College of Technology and serves on its Development Committee. She serves as co-chair of the New York State Bar Association International Corporate Compliance Committee and on the Advisory Board of LiveCare Corp., a company engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of remote monitoring devices of patients. Ms. Cassirer received her JD from New York University.
Maria (Lulu) Schroeder
Ms. Schroeder has been a key Financial Executive at a number of public and privately-held companies including CST Brands, KCI and Brain Sentinel, where she recently served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Brain Sentinel, Ms. Schroeder served as Vice President, Global Tax of CST Brands, a Fortune 250 retail Oil and Gas company. Prior to that, she served as Vice President and Treasurer & Head of Tax at Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (“KCI”) a $1.5 billion MedTech company, which was recently purchased by 3M for $6.7 billion. At KCI, she held key roles in a number of strategic transactions, including two leveraged buyouts and an initial public offering. Ms. Schroeder began her career at Ernst & Whinney before joining Deloitte Haskins & Sells. Ms. Schroeder is an alumnus of San Antonio Leadership, a premier leadership program of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Audit Committee for The University of Texas at San Antonio, as Treasurer of Girls, Inc. of San Antonio and as a board member of KLRN, San Antonio’s public television station. Ms. Schroeder is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant with a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
About NanoVibronix, Inc.
NanoVibronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAOV) is a medical device company headquartered in Elmsford, New York, with research and development in Nesher, Israel, focused on developing medical devices utilizing its patented low intensity surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology. The proprietary technology allows for the creation of low-frequency ultrasound waves that can be utilized for a variety of medical applications, including for disruption of biofilms and bacterial colonization, as well as for pain relief. The devices can be administered at home without the assistance of medical professionals. The Company’s primary products include PainShield® and UroShield®, which are portable devices suitable for administration at home without assistance of medical professionals. Additional information about NanoVibronix is available at: www.nanovibronix.com.
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Brett Maas, Managing Principal, Hayden IR, LLC