Board Members

GAURAV MISHRA

CEO and President, Board Member

Gaurav Mishra took over as CEO and Board member in June 2018. In the past Gaurav has managed global businesses at executive board-level in US, Germany, and UK. He has extensive international experience as CEO/President working across 5 continents and more than 80 countries worldwide.

Prior to joining, Gaurav was Executive Global President of OttoBock Healthcare, the largest company worldwide in Orthotics and Prosthetics part of DME industry. During his time, the company achieved unprecedented double-digit organic sales growth. In addition to Global EVP role, he was also CEO of OttoBock Orthopedic Services US, a leading DME Company involved with orthopedics and medical insurance billing services. Prior to OttoBock, he was at Touch Bionics, UK, maker of world’s first bionic hand for upper limb amputees. As International Business Head and board member, the company realized significant growth from pre-revenue to profitable status within a short time of commercialization.

From start-up to large blue-chip operations, Gaurav has led both organic growth and turnaround situations and brings his successful experience to RehabPulse business. Gaurav continues to lead RehabPulse vision and strategy that is quickly revolutionizing the landscape of the DME industry.


Rimas Buinevicius,

Chairman

Rimas has been a successful CEO with a track record of leading growth-oriented companies. As CEO of Sonic Foundry he took the company Public and was also Executive Chairman of the board. He is a seasoned finance and business executive with a diverse background in investment banking, venture finance, corporate management and strategic M&A.

Allan J Bly

Board Member

CEO of SAB Capital Partners based out of Wayzata, MN help small to midsized companies in water, manufacturing and technology. In June 1997 founded and incorporated U.S. Water Services out of St. Michael, MN and over the next 20 years grew U.S. Water into a $150 million international company with over 550 employees and 4 divisions; had a compounded annual organic growth rate of over 36.2% and also executed 12 successful acquisitions.

Max Duckworth,

Board Member

Max Duckworth is the co-founder of MaSa Partners, an impact investment venture that provides financial and human capital to innovative companies disrupting their industry. Max serves on the board of eight privately-held companies, and was previously a Fortune 500 executive holding a number of commercial leadership roles in the energy industry.

Craig Johnson,

Board Member

Craig has over 30 years of experience in a variety of General Management, Operations, and Sales Management at large corporations, including serving as General Manager of a division of Honeywell, and several start up organizations. He is an Executive Partner with WISC Partners, a venture capital firm that takes active board positions, primarily in the fields of healthcare, healthcare IT, and IT. As a direct investor, he has invested in medical device, durable medical equipment, SaaS, and real estate partnerships.


Advisory Board

Advisory Board: announced six outstanding industry professionals distinguished in strategy, corporate development, medical devices, orthopedics, and health care policy, who will serve on the newly formed ROWHEELS Advisory Board.



Philip Hilgers

Philip is an experienced executive with experience in Finance, Strategy and Corporate Development. He has formerly worked for a major Strategy Consulting Firm, a listed plant engineering corporation and a biotech start-up. During the last 17 years he has served on the management board for Ottobock, the worlds largest Prosthetic and Orthotic medical device company. His responsibilities included global management accounting and internal consulting. He drove the strategic redirection of the company’s wheelchair unit to become a major global player.


Mahesh Mansukhani

Mahesh brings over twenty years of leadership experience including serving as CEO for venture and private-equity backed companies across multiple sectors.

Mahesh is currently CEO for WillowWood, the third largest manufacturer of prosthetic medical devices in the US. Mahesh also served for five years as President of Össur, the second largest global manufacturer of non-invasive orthopedic and prosthetic devices.

Outside of medical device, Mahesh served as CEO for sBioMed (infection control start-up) and REPOWER America, one of the top-ten providers of residential solar in the US. Prior to this, Mahesh worked at DuPont for six years, where he was General Manager for DuPont Tyvek, a $1.1B global business unit.

Mahesh read for his MBA at Yale University and completed post-graduate studies at Warwick University Business School and Reading University in the UK.


Ivan R. Sabel, CPO

Mr. Sabel earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics from New York University in 1967.

Mr. Sabel was Founder and President of Capital Orthopedics from 1968 to 1986 where he was a practicing certified prosthetist and orthotist. He had relationships with the National Institutes of Health, was on the faculty as an adjunct professor of orthopedics at Georgetown University and a clinical instructor in the prosthetic and orthotic program at New York University. Mr. Sabel co-authored numerous studies in the prosthetic field in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. Hanger Orthopedic Group acquired Mr. Sabel’s company in 1986 and he became the Vice President of Corporate Development. The following year he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer and in 1995, was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In February 2008, Mr. Sabel retired as Chief Executive Officer and has served as the Chairman of Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE:HGR) until May 2013. Mr. Sabel led Hanger’s growth from $1.25 million in 1986 to over $1 billion today. Mr. Sabel is the Founder and Chairman of the Hanger – Ivan R. Sabel Foundation, a non-profit entity that provides prosthetic and orthotic services to people in need around the world. The Foundation currently has a major presence in Haiti following the disaster earthquake in January, 2010. Mr. Sabel serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Children’s Hospital – Washington, DC, Physician’s for Peace and is the Chairman of New York University Steinhardt Dean’s Council. In April 2012, Mr. Sabel joined Frazier Healthcare Ventures as an Operating Partner and following the acquisition of Orthotic Holdings, Inc., he has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.


Doug McCormack

Doug McCormack has spent the past 25 years engaged at the intersection of health care policy, law, politics and business. He currently is Managing Director of CG Ventures, which assists a range of early stage companies in its portfolio.

For the past ten years, Mr. McCormack has been founder, CEO and Chairman of three venture-backed technology companies – two in the medical device and digital health sectors and one focused on military ground robotics. Under his leadership, these companies secured over two dozen patents, were recognized with multiple R&D 100 and Edison Awards for innovation, and partnered with technology leaders, such as Apple, to feature the first medical device brought to market with patient connectivity and control via an iPhone app. Doug was named a Fierce Medical Devices 2013 Fierce 15 emerging CEOs to watch in medical devices. Mr. McCormack exited his first business, Orthocare Innovations, LLC, through a strategic asset sale to global market leader Otto Bock Health Care GMBH. He remains a board member of the digital health company he founded, Modus Health, LLC.

Mr. McCormack was called on by the U.S. Department of Defense to leverage his expertise in assistive technology to serve as an appointee to the Defense Health Board to advise military medicine on its response to traumatic limb injuries and subsequent rehabilitation resulting from battlefield injuries during the war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. This effort included establishment of the rehabilitation capabilities through centers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio.

Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Doug spent fifteen years in policy and advocacy, including as a lawyer in a top DC-based law firm (Arent Fox), and then as a partner in a global law firm where he was a co-founder of that firm’s public policy and advocacy practice group (SNR Dentons, now Dentons). In this capacity, he focused on representing before the Congress and federal agencies a range of technology and health care interests, including medical technology companies, and venture fund investments. He remains engaged in the policy space through CG Ventures’ portfolio company Linchpin Strategies, LLC, for which he serves as Vice Chairman.

In addition to serving as an advisory board member for ROWHEELS, Mr. McCormack serves as an industry advisor for Silverwood Partners, a boutique investment bank.

Doug received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and his Juris Doctorate from American University’s Washington College of Law. He is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars, and serves on the boards and advisory boards of several early-stage technology companies


Maynard Carkhuff

Maynard Carkhuff, Chairman Freedom Innovations, joined Freedom Innovations in 2005 with over 25 years of leadership in the pharmaceutical, dental and prosthetic industries. Formerly Chairman & CEO of Freedom Innovations, CEO of Ossur Prosthetics and CEO of Flex-Foot, which was acquired by Ossur in 2000. He also held senior executive positions with Allergan and Denar. Under Maynard’s leadership, Freedom has achieved exceptional financial growth and strategic expansion by attracting and motivating a results-oriented team of accomplished professionals with proven track records in the medical device market. Maynard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, Management and Research from California State University, Los Angeles, and he attended the University of Southern California’s Graduate School of Business Administration. Current and former positions include founding board member of Pacific Enterprise Bank, board member of the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association, California Orthotic & Prosthetic Association, Southern California Biomedical Association, Clean Ones Corporation, president of Orange County’s chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and member of the University of Irvine’s Chief Executive Roundtable


Dale Benzine

Dale Benzine has been in the medical equipment/supply business for more then 30 years operating, acquiring and assisting in the development of over 100 medical equipment/service companies.

He currently serves as a Vice-President of Business Development at Healthcare Capital and Mergers, LLC a 25 year old Chicago- based investment banking firm specializing in assisting small to medium size healthcare firms.

He most recently served as the CEO/President/Co-owner of Priority Medical, a medical supply business specializing in respiratory care. Priority Medical was acquired by Dale in 2013.

From 2005 thru 2012, Dale served as CEO/President and owner of Serenity Medical, LLC d/b/a Diabetexs and later ProMed. Both companies were medical supply businesses, Diabetexs was sold to Liberty Medical in May, 2010. ProMed was merged into Priority Medical on July 1, 2013.

Dale founded Trinity Healthcare, Inc. in 1995. Trinity is a leading regional home infusion/respiratory therapy equipment/supply company based in Marietta, GA. Dale sold it to Arcadia Resources, Inc. (AMEX: KAD) in 2002.


Leadership Team

Gaurav Mishra

CEO and President, Board Member

Matt Doeppers

VP Operations

Wendy Garetson

Director of Sales and Customer Service