Before joining Clyra, Mr. Harrison served on the Board of Directors of BioLargo, Inc. as Chairman of the Audit & Compensation committees and was an advisor for and investor in several healthcare and consumer products companies. Mr. Harrison was founder and CEO of InTouch Communications, Inc., a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), providing residential and business telephone services within the state of California. Mr. Harrison also served as CEO of Resource Medical Group, Inc., a provider of healthcare management consultancy services as well as President of Harrison Medical Technologies, Inc., a developer and marketer of diagnostic tests in partnership with University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Tanya Rhodes
Prior to joining Clyra, Dr. Rhodes served as President and CEO of Rhodes & Associates, a provider of healthcare consulting services, whose services spanned across the R&D, regulatory compliance, clinical trial, manufacturing and business development processes. She previously served as CEO of Manukamed, a developer, manufacture and marketer of products for wound healing, repair and regeneration. Dr. Rhodes served as CTO for a start-up pharmaceutical company, NitroBiotherapeutics, a developer of novel biopharma compounds. Prior to her C-Level roles, Dr. Rhodes held various management positions, including time as VP of Innovation for Smith and Nephew.
Dr. Brock Liden
Dr. Liden is a Board Certified Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in private practice. He is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts in wound care and diabetic limb salvage. Most recently, Dr. Liden developed the SkinDiscTM technology. He has also been involved in multiple successful product development programs, including the GraftJacket, PriMatrix, and the Endoform Collagen Matrix dressing. He was integrally involved with Endoform from early clinical work, through the CMS coverage policy, and sales and marketing of the product, ultimately growing it the number 2 top-selling product in the U.S. collagen dressing market in a period of five years. Dr. Liden is a graduate of Capital University, received his Medical Degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his Residency at the Dayton VA Medical Center.
Before his role at Clyra, Mr, Brown was Co-Managing partner Scion Solutions LLC. Mr. Brown has spent over 35 years in the medical device industry as an account manager, sales trainer/technician, territory manager and distributor, including stints at Zimmer and Wright Medical. As a leading distributor, Mr. Brown developed one of the first mobile labs for on-site surgeon education. Mr. Brown was co-creator of the first-to-market ‘Value Priced Orthopedic Implant’ company, White Box Orthopedics, which was sold to Microport/Implant Partners. He has several patents currently being processed or in the final review with the patent office and was also co-designer of the FastCast off-loading Total Contact System, which was taken from concept to acquisition prior to launch in 18 months. Mr. Brown holds Bachelor of Science from Purdue University.
Charles K. Dargan II
Charles K. Dargan II is the founder and President of CFO 911 Corporation, (www.cfo911.com) an organization of accounting, finance and operational experts who provide management and financial expertise to middle market private and small capitalization public companies to solve their critical accounting, finance and operational issues. CFO 911’s professionals have amassed a unique depth and breadth of operational and financial experience developed by having worked as CEOs, Presidents, COOs and CFOs of Fortune 500 firms, mid-cap and small-cap publicly traded companies, middle market and emerging growth private companies and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Dargan has also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of both public and private companies in a wide variety of industries including software, technology, energy, retail, leisure, securities and business services. Mr. Dargan’s public company senior management experience includes Semotus Solutions, Inc., a wireless mobility software company, BioLargo, Inc. a disinfectant and sterilization company and CPSM, Inc., a pool service, resurfacing and refurbishing company. Mr. Dargan served as a director of CPSM, Inc., Hiplink Software and Anchor Audio, Inc. Further, Mr. Dargan began his finance career in investment banking with Drexel Burnham Lambert and later became Managing Director of two regional firms, including Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, where he was responsible for the management of the private placement activities of the firm. Additionally, Mr. Dargan founded and was the Chief Financial Officer of Ambient Capital, a boutique investment bank and broker dealer. Mr. Dargan received his B.A. degree in Government from Dartmouth College, his M.B.A. degree and M.S.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Southern California and holds a CPA and CFA license
Chief Revenue Officer
Founder and CEO of EXOIO, a Venture Studio and Park focused on assisting businesses with a robust know how infrastructure. Passionate about product design, go-to-market strategies, e-commerce, and global retail roll outs.
EXOIO’s principals essentially become co-founders with each portfolio company to outpace growth expectations while de-risking investments for capital partners. Portfolio brands gain the resources they need by leveraging in-house operational experience and a vast network of manufacturing and retail connections.
Shawn also co-founded mophie, the #1 selling battery case manufacturer for mobile devices in North America. As COO and founder, she helped mophie create the first juice pack battery case for the first-generation iPhone in North America and built an exclusive partnership with Apple. With time, they created a solid business structure, allowing the company to thrive and withstand rapid growth, both in the U.S. and internationally. mophie raised millions of dollars in multiple rounds of capital and debt facilities.
Under Shawn's guidance and strategic vision, the company grew from 3 employees in a barn in Michigan to a multi-million-dollar business with 300+ employees in 5 facilities in California, Michigan, China, Hong Kong and Amsterdam. A Michigan native, Shawn values determination and is respected for her relentless work ethic and open-door policy. As a leader, she has established longstanding relationships with national and global retail partnerships and collaborations with top industry icons including Apple, Amazon, Verizon, AT&T, Best Buy, Product Red, Valentino, and Supreme.
Prior to that, Shawn led product development for several notable audio tech-based companies, including Directed Electronics where she led the development for brands like Orion, ADST, and Precision Power. Shawn started her career at Stryker Medical in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Shawn currently resides in Newport Beach, California with her wife and two daughters. She also has a Cavalier King Charles, named Sunny.
Director of Product Development
Dr. Bejarano is a researcher experienced in fundamental and applied research related to materials science, including biomaterials for regenerative medicine and multifunctional nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery. Julian has a Masters in Materials Engineering from the Universidad del Valle, Colombia and a Doctorate in Engineering Sciences with emphasis in Materials Science from the Universidad de Chile. Julian was a visiting researcher during his Ph.D. studies at the Institute of Biomaterials at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Following his doctorate studies, Dr. Bejarano was a postdoctoral fellow at the Advanced Center for Chronic Diseases in Chile and Research Advisor of the Group of Polymer Engineering at the Universidad de Chile.
Andrew L. Filler
Intellectual Property Strategy Advisor
Mr. Filler brings to Clyra over 20 years of experience in intellectual property for technology and medical device companies. He currently serves as Partner and General Counsel for Sherpa Technology Group since February 2014. In addition, Mr. Filler had served as General Counsel and Vice President of IP for Nanosys, Inc. since July 2004 and currently consults with the company on business and legal matters. Mr. Filler also served as chief intellectual property counsel at Caliper Technologies from January 2002 until June 2004, senior associate attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges from January 2000 until January 2002, and director of intellectual property at Corvascular from 1997 until 2000. We believe that Mr. Filler’s extensive experience as an intellectual property lawyer and managing extensive intellectual property portfolios make him a valuable member of our advisory team.
Chief Business Development Officer
John A. Sirpilla is a 1984 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, a 1988 graduate of Miami University with a degree in Accounting and a special interest in Psychology and Finance, and a 2000 graduate of the University of Phoenix with a master’s degree in Organizational Management. Johnny served as President of Camping World Accessory Stores, a 140-store nationwide retail chain serving the RV industry and was promoted in 2012 to Chief Business Development Officer for the parent company, Camping World and Good Sam with annual sales of $4 billion. Over the 14 years at Camping World, he and his senior executive team had responsibility over dealership operations, call center operations, merchandising, logistics, new store acquisitions and new location market selection and facility construction. He retired in 2017 after a successful IPO. His family office, Encourage LLC, has various holdings in industries including population health management, employee health benefits, medical device and genetic testing, leadership consulting, fashion and interior design, senior living communities, event venue and spirit industry, residential and commercial development projects. Johnny is a board member of the a publicly traded company, LCI, The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame Health, TecTraum Medical Technologies, Aultman Health Foundation, The Pregnancy Support Center, and is Chairman of the Board for the Stark County Catholic Schools.
Intellectual Property Advisor
Mr. Morgan is a senior technology executive, consultant and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of broad cross industry and public company board-level experience. He served as CEO of Performance Strategies, a business consulting firm assisting SMBs with business development, strategy, market analysis, strategic partnerships and M&A. A seasoned public speaker and panelist, he also brings a strong IP background both creatively and analytically. Holder of 7 US patents, has served as an expert witness, and has managed IP strategy for numerous firms and driven IP litigation from both sides. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of MIT (BS) in Computer Science and Stanford (MS) in EE and BioEngineering where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow and helped develop the algorithms for one of the first human implantable auditory prostheses.