Executive management

Jason Cardiff


Founder of Redwood Scientific Technologies. Serial entrepreneur with proven success to include Cigirex, e-cigarette company, and VPL Medical, surgical face mask manufacturing company. Jason has managed $100M advertising budget and developed and launched 7 top 10 national infomercials. Founder of Top 5 most recognizable brands in the UK in 2009.

Jack Harrington


Principal at Franklin Management, an outsourced accounting and business consulting firm, since 2002. Previously Jack had several financial management roles in both public and private companies, including Raytheon, Zoll Medical Corporation and Cerida Inc. At Cerida Inc., Jack served as the CFO and helped to raise equity funding and later to sell the company.

Joseph Budd


Joe has provided corporate counsel to financial institutions and companies, including in connection with public and private financings and general securities matters. Accomplished in handling significant commercial transactions and complex financial regulatory issues. Has an extensive track record advising clients on periodic and current filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and satisfying requirements set by the national securities exchanges.

Compliance & diligence

Stephen Cochell

General Counsel

Stephen started his legal career in the Navy Judge Advocate (JAG) and moved into private practice specializing in product liability defense, employment litigation, insurance coverage, and other matters relating to commercial litigation. Mr. Cochell has successfully represented clients in complex FTC litigation including a challenge to the FTC’s authority to seize property a issue that was taken up to the United States Supreme Court.

Ben England

FDA Counsel

Ben is a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and routinely represents domestic and foreign companies of all sizes, assisting them in understanding and complying with USDA, FDA, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and state requirements. His representation enables his clients to reduce the risk of regulatory interference with products being imported, exported or distributed in interstate commerce.

Medical advisors

Victor Waters

Pharmaceutical advisory

Victor Waters, MD, JD, FCLM, is the Chief Medical Officer for Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. Dr. Waters is a distinguished physician with more than 30 years of clinical experience in emergency medicine and internal medicine

Rick Ferreira

Healthcare advisory

Rick is a healthcare leader, visionary and entrepreneur with a passion for reducing the cost of healthcare delivery with novel solutions that challenge the established inequities between provider, patient and supplier. Rick has successfully launched, grown and sold businesses that achieve this with novel technology, service, supply chain and product design solutions. Today, Rick serves as a board member of several organizations and companies in healthcare, as an active healthcare investor, and as a managing/operating partner with healthcare investment funds - while continuing to serve as an active business leader, building and growing healthcare companies. Many in the healthcare industry have come to rely on Rick for perspectives and solutions that look beyond status quo and create real, measurable results that reduce costs while simultaneously improve the quality of care.