Mr. Symes is the former President and CEO of the U.S. division of Ulrich Medical, a German maker of spine, radiology and other surgical products where he grew the company 60% in three years. Prior to that he served in senior positions at Bausch & Lomb, Wyeth, Monsanto and DuPont. Mr. Symes is an expert in technology management, new product development, market positioning, acquisition planning, merger integration and turnarounds, among other critical functions. He has worked with management teams from Fortune 500 companies to startups in developing a culture of innovation, entrepreneurialism and risk management. He has a Wharton MBA and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.