Craig Serio, ACHE – Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Craig Serio is an experienced healthcare industry executive with expertise in healthcare technology. He is the founder of several technology startups with successful exits. Each of these enterprises shared a common theme of greater efficiency and performance enhancement through innovative technology.
Mr. Serio co-founded RAIR technologies with Henry Goldberg, M.D. RAIR’s Managed Athletic Testing Services (MATS) division developed technology for detecting illegal substance abuse and the presence of banned substances in professional and amateur athletics. RAIR’s software utilized proprietary algorithms to reduce errors at the input stage and was deployed across several vertical markets including healthcare, sports, air and ground transportation and logistics. RAIR’s work in developing large databases and parsing the pertinent data using algorithms to identify trends and produce reports was at the leading edge of technology at the time. RAIR was sold to LYTX.
Following RAIR Technologies Mr. Serio formed a healthcare technology company with two partners. Under their leadership the company grew from startup to 425 employees. The company developed systems to automate and streamline healthcare processes and was one of the pioneers in Electronic Medical Record integration for medical device and test result data and Electronic Health Record database management.
ClaimsBPO was acquired by WNS, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, a New York private equity firm. Mr. Serio was appointed CEO of the new company, WNS Healthcare Technology. Under Mr. Serio’s leadership the company continued to grow to 1800 FTE’s. Post acquisition revenue increased 7X and 9X increase in Net Operating Cash Flow. Mr. Serio was Chairman of WNS Healthcare Technology and a member of the Board of Directors of WNS North America. WNS completed a successful IPO and is listed on the NYSE.
Mr. Serio was a managing director and entrepreneur in residence at The Resource Group (TRG), a private equity firm in Washington D.C. TRG Healthcare Inc. was launched as a healthcare investment venture with Mr. Serio as CEO and member of the Board of Directors. Additionally, he was CEO of Administrative Enterprises Inc. (AEI) in Glendale, Arizona and a member of AEI Board of Directors.
Mr. Serio was CEO of Capital Asset Advisors (CAA). CAA provides guidance in raising capital and acquisition activity to companies developing innovative technology for the healthcare industry.
Mr. Serio studied for a B.S. in Business Administration at Nova Southeastern University, H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA).
Joseph V. DiTrolio, M.D. FACS – Chief Medical Officer
Joseph V. DiTrolio, M.D. brings many years of experience in the practice of Urology to Thread Bioscience.
Dr. DiTrolio is on the faculty of New Jersey Medical School, where he holds a full professorship in the Department of Surgery, is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and the past Chairman of the Department of Urology at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Hackensack UMC/Mountainside Hospital and the former St. Mary’s Hospital in Orange, New Jersey.
He has worked with the East Orange Veterans Administration and continues to support and assist veterans. His current position involves compensation and dispensation for nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare, as it relates to the urological system.
He holds numerous patents and has provided consulting services for medical device research and development efforts for some of the largest companies in the urological field.
Dr. DiTrolio was a pioneer in the early development of endoscopic medical devices. He worked for Vitreous State Laboratories in Washington, DC, under a NASA grant for the development and utilization of fiber optics. His groundbreaking work in fiber optic technology led to the developments on which all current endoscopic equipment is currently based.
He is a holder of both American and Italian passports and is a senior member of the European Urological Association, as well as the American Urological Association and American Board of Urology Diplomate. He has presented over one-hundred papers and published numerous domestic and international articles.
Dr. DiTrolio graduated from University of Richmond with a B.Sci. in Biology and attended the Universite’ de Paris, Sorbonne where he received an A. B. in French. He received his M.D from New Jersey Medical School and completed his Urology training at New Jersey Medical School. Since graduating medical school, he has been a member of the Alumni Association of New Jersey Medical School, where he served three terms as President and is currently the Chairman of the Board.
Everett Bellamy. J.D. – General Counsel
Everett Bellamy is the former Senior Assistant Dean for the JD Program at Georgetown University Law Center. He served as a dean for 30 years. He was an adjunct professor teaching a course on small business law and entrepreneurship.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section and the BusinessWeek Alliance Market Advisory Board. For twelve years, he was co-chair of the National Bar Association Law Professors Division. In 1998, he taught a course in international business regulation at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He has advised small business owners and entrepreneurs for over twenty-five years.
Mr. Bellamy has been a guest lecturer at Howard University Small Business Development Center, Babson College (MA) School of Entrepreneurship and the University of Maryland’s Hinman CEOs Program in Entrepreneurship Education. He has been a founder and member of several startup companies, with a focus on technology, government relations and international business development.
In addition, he was an instructor in the Council on Legal Education Opportunity Program (CLEO). He taught in summer institutes held at Georgetown, the University of Richmond and the University of South Carolina Law Schools. He was a guest lecturer for the University of Maryland Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law Society. He has been a guest lecturer in the Trials prelaw programs at Harvard Law School and NYU School of Law.
He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Wisconsin, and is a graduate of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University. Mr. Bellamy was named to On Being a Black Lawyer’s inaugural “Power 100” list of the most influential black attorneys working in government, academics, and the public and private sectors in the United States.
Brian Feldman – Chief Innovation Officer
Brian Feldman leads the engineering and development efforts at Thread Bioscience and has many years of practical engineering and design experience. He has worked on several medical device projects prior to joining Thread Bioscience. Mr. Feldman graduated from Penn State University (Schreyer Honors College) with a BS in Mechanical Engineering with distinction and honors. Mr. Feldman is one of the country’s leading experts in Arduino and has worked with Arduino for many years in a large number of projects.
Mr. Feldman has worked with a multitude of Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric, Goodyear, Progressive, Cummins, and Alcoa. He holds US Patent (7,616,012) for innovations involving an advanced capacitance paddle developed while working for General Electric. His work with other companies has involved the development of computer programs and databases to aid in the analysis of complex data sets and automation of difficult tasks.
Mr. Feldman completed his Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Innovation Management at Carnegie Mellon University. While there he researched how knowledge was reused and transferred in innovative projects at companies.
Robin Fatzinger, RAC – Regulatory Compliance and Quality Management Systems
Robin Fatzinger is a highly skilled professional in clinical and regulatory affairs, FDA regulations, and medical devices. With expertise in quality assurance and design control, she has a strong background in clinical research and change control.
Ms. Fatzinger previously worked in Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Orasure in Bethlehem, PA and Dune Medical Devices in Georgia as the VP of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs, where she played a crucial role in the company’s success. She has worked in regulatory compliance and clinical management with many other companies including B. Braun, Teleflex, and Aesculap and has submitted more than 200 applications for regulatory approval with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She is known for her proficiency in FDA regulations and her ability to expedite regulatory submissions.
Ms. Fatzinger holds a M.Ed. in Science Education from Lehigh University, a B.S. in Biology from Muhlenberg College and is Regulatory Affairs Certified (RAC) for more than twenty years as a certified Regulatory Affair Professional with the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society.
Nicholas Morello – Director of Hardware Design and Development
Nicholas Morello is the director of hardware design and development at Thread Bioscience. He has experience developing hardware systems, control boards and other printed circuit boards, displays, 3D printing, laser cutting, machine automation, hydraulic and pneumatic control systems and actuators, motors and drive systems, sensor technology, software applications, working with databases, working with embedded systems, web integration, data analytics, and project management.
Mr. Morello is an experienced project planning manager. His skills maintain project completion within projected time forecasts and support positive project outcomes.
Mr. Morello graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree and holds a Masters in Software Development from Kutztown University.
Boyd Lenich – Director of Prototype Development
Boyd Lenich is currently the lead prototype developer, and a member of the hardware development team at Thread Bioscience. He has prior medical device development experience through his work with St. Luke’s Medical designing a device and corresponding app. Mr. Lenich holds a BS in software engineering.
Mr. Lenich was a member of the Boy Scouts of America where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He continued to participate as a youth leader within the troop after becoming an Eagle.
Austin Cory – Director of Operations
Austin Cory leads operations at Thread Bioscience and has several years of Managerial experience. Prior to joining Thread Mr. Cory worked as a high school teacher.
He wrote his undergrad thesis on his philosophy of education based on a teacher’s duty to serve as a leader who prepares their students for success inside and outside of the school environment with a focus on their future in the workforce as adults.
Mr. Cory was a member of the Boys Scouts of America and became the youngest Eagle Scout in the history of his troop. After he reached rank of Eagle he continued to serve as a mentor for 2 years for younger scouts pursuing their own Eagle rank.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude and holds a BS and a Masters in Social Studies Education and was a member of the Track and Field Team at Kutztown University. While studying for his Masters he focused on political science specifically related to managerial leadership.
Mr. Cory has skills in Computer Aided Design (CAD), 3D printing, laser fabrication, purchasing and procurement, project management, development and design of production machinery, product assembly, inventory management, and machining and fabrication of metal, and synthetic materials for production equipment.
Paul Ache – Clinical Laboratory Research and Testing
Paul Ache manages the clinical laboratory operations at Thread Bioscience . Mr. Ache is an experienced researcher and laboratory technician and has extensive experience working with with bacteria, phages and other microbiota.
Mr. Ache has worked in a multitude of various clinical and research lab environments. His research has focused on completing remote biological surveys using geospatial data which required extensive data management and manipulation. In addition to his clinical laboratory experience Mr. Ache has conducted multiple field surveys to ensure healthy environmental conditions in relation to water quality. Mr. Ache completed a dual degree and holds a B. Sci. in environmental science and microbiology and is GIS certified.