Our Management Team
Donald A. Denkhaus, C.P.A.
Chairman of the Board
Don Denkhaus is Chairman of Nuovo Biologics and Chairman of the Management Committee. Mr. Denkhaus is a senior financial executive and CPA with thirty-five years of broad-based business experience. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on psychiatry and woman's health from 2004 until it was sold in August 2009. He served as chairman of Noven's Audit Committee and meets the SEC requirements as an "audit committee financial expert". Mr. Denkhaus is Chairman/Chief Financial Officer of TM Systems, LLC, a privately-held company that provides language dubbing and subtitling services primarily to the television industry. Mr. Denkhaus was an early investor in Beeologics, LLC, developer of an anti-viral agent utilizing RNA interference to control agriculture pests, predators and diseases, which was sold to Monsanto in September 2011.
From 1970 to 2002 Mr. Denkhaus worked for Arthur Andersen, a $10 billion international accounting and consulting firm, where he spent twenty-two years as an audit partner and later the Audit Practice Director responsible for five Florida offices and the office in Puerto Rico. He is an expert in complex accounting matters, SEC reporting and registrations, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, mergers and acquisitions and financings.
Mr. Denkhaus received a Masters of Business Administration degree with a major in finance from the University of Maryland and a Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in accounting from Kent State University.
Dr. Jay E. Yourist, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Yourist, who you will meet again in our Scientist section, is the Nuovo Biologic's President and Chief Executive Officer with overall responsibility for not only the clinical and laboratory operations, but also the day to day direction and management of Nuovo Biologics.
Dr. Yourist brings management experience in both the private and public sectors. Dr. Yourist was a Founder and CEO of CRP Network, LLC performing clinical research for the Pharma industry. Previously to his leadership of CRP Network, Dr. Yourist was a gubernatorial appointee serving as the Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Social Security Office of Disability Determination for the State of Florida. There he was also responsible to manage the State's innovative Head and Spinal Cord Injury Programs.
Gregory A. Carney
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Carney is a highly experienced and versatile executive who for 30 years has delivered key services in mission critical areas at large and small organizations in both the Public and Private Sectors. He has held the positions of Partner, Senior Vice President, Director, or Chief Executive Officer in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Professional Services, Engineering, and E-commerce companies. Building on a base of over 20 years in management and information systems consulting, many of them as a Partner in Accenture LLC (previously Andersen Consulting), he has acted in a Chief Executive role with an E-commerce consulting company, and more recently spent five years with a UNEP based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier in the telecommunications market space working in almost all operational and administrative areas. Mr. Carney has worked for investor groups doing planning and due diligence efforts during acquisitions and has also been the CEO of a construction claims management and litigation support firm.
Mr. Carney has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University. He has also done post-graduate studies in the Mellon Graduate School of Industrial Administration at CMU specializing in Systems Science. Mr. Carney has served on various Boards of Directors over the years.
Mr. Carney will serve Nuovo Biologics in the role of Chief Operating Officer. In this role he will be responsible for implementing and maintaining all operational and administrative systems, reporting financial results, effecting investor relations communications, monitoring compliance, and controlling and allocating resources.
Stuart P. Rose
Vice President for Business Development
Stuart Rose holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and has over forty years of involvement in federal, state and local government. After graduation and roles at the Florida Attorney General's office, and later for Miami-Dade County Mayor Steve Clark, Mr. Rose was a founding partner in Project Masters, a full service Public Relations firm specializing in political campaigns, governmental relations and special event planning. There, he and his partners made a reputation for successfully guiding a series of high profile election victories for local, state and congressional office holders. For nearly two decades, Project Masters provided its clients with campaign victories, project victories and sound advice along the way.
Following his years at Project Masters, Mr. Rose focused on strategic planning and relationship marketing for large companies and organizations. His firm offered its clients access to those "decision makers" who were vital to their projects' success. From contact to completion, he assisted his clients in navigating the often-complex processes of both government and "Network Marketing." His decision maker network strategies were proven successful.
Over the years, Mr. Rose has participated in projects and regularly serviced clients with interest in such diverse fields as health care, aviation support services, solid waste, engineering, technology, communications and security, to mention a few.
Director of Clinical Studies
Jonathan Gat is the Clinical Research Director of Nuovo Biologics since May 2011. Prior to Nuovo Biologics, he served as the Operations Manager for Skilled Health Systems, where he managed both clinical trials and clinical research programs. Mr. Gat is an experience operations and project manager. He studied International Business at both the London School of Economics and the University of Brussels where he earned his Masters of Business Administration.
Mr. Gat's broader career accomplishments include working early stage businesses in financial investing, clinical research, and online sales. Leadership and management roles include serving as Business Development Manager for Awesome Avenue, an online clothing store, and Founder and Partner at Prague Street Advisers, and Operations Director for DebtAuction.com. A good organizer, Mr. Gat specializes in developing and streamlining business processes and workflow.
Prior to these experiences, Mr. Gat gained extensive trade and government experience via his roles at the American Israel Chamber of Commerce, the Israel Government Trade Office, and the State of California Insurance Commissioner's office. These roles prepared Mr. Gat for a successful career navigating political and highly regulated industries. Mr. Gat also serves on the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board.