Board of Directors

Joseph Mannello – Chief Executive Officer & Director

Joseph Mannello is the CEO of MYOS CORP (NASDAQ: MYOS), in Cedar Knolls, NJ, a research-based company focused on addressing musculoskeletal health through the development and commercialization of advanced nutrition products for both humans and pets. Previously, from March 2013 to May 2015, Mr. Mannello was the Executive Managing Director at Brean Capital LLC, an...

Dr. Robert J. Hariri – Chairman of the Board

Dr. Robert J. Hariri joined us as a Director in July 2011 and was elected Chairman of the Board in April 2012. Dr. Hariri has served as the chairman and chief scientific officer of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, a division of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG), since 2014. From 2002 to 2014, he served in various positions at Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, including...

Dr. Louis Aronne – Independent Director

Dr. Louis Aronne joined us as a Director and a member of our Scientific Advisory Board in July 2011. Dr. Aronne is the Weill Professor of Metabolic Research and Director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Center which he founded in 1986 at Weill-Cornell Medical College. He is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of...

Christopher Pechock – Independent Director

Christopher Pechock joined us as a Director in February 2014. Mr. Pechock has been a partner at Matlin Patterson Global Advisers, a global alternative asset manager, since its inception in July 2002. From November 1998 to July 2002, Mr. Pechock served as a member of the Global Distressed Securities Group Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS). From January 1997 to October 1998, Mr....

Victor Mandel – Independent Director

Mr. Mandel served as a director of the Company from December 2015 until March 2016. He is the founding partner of Criterion Capital Management, LLC and has over twenty-five years of experience in investments, corporate strategy and corporate governance. Mr. Mandel previously served as Co-Chairman of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBC) from May 2013 through...

Eric Zaltas – Independent Director

Eric Zaltas is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pivot Nutrition LLC, a startup company focused on researching, developing and distributing products for various brands targeting athletes. Mr. Zaltas was previously Vice President of R&D and Commercialization at Premier Nutrition Corporation, a division of Post Holdings, Inc. from 2014 to 2018 where he led...

Christopher C. Dewey – Independent Director

Mr. Dewey is an active investor with over thirty years of experience in finance. From January 2007 to April 2011, he served as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of National Holdings Corporation, a financial services organization operating through its subsidiary, National Securities. From December 2006 to December 2008, Mr. Dewey served as acting Chief Executive...

Andrew Ponte – Director

Andrew Ponte is a seasoned executive with over 25 years in the pet industry. He has experience with multiple ownership platforms such as private equity, entrepreneur, public, hedge fund, and Chapter 11 reorganization and has been involved in various acquisitions and integrations. Mr. Ponte was previously Senior Vice President of the sales and business unit at...