Ed Pershing, CPA - Chairman of the Board
Mr. Pershing is Chief Executive Officer of Pershing Yoakley & Associates (“PYA”), a top 20 healthcare consulting and top 100 accounting firm in the U.S. PYA, which he co-founded more than 30 years ago, expanded from a three-employee office to more than 270 employees and five affiliate companies serving more than 3,500 clients in 50 states. Mr. Pershing’s healthcare experience and expertise include turnaround/performance improvement initiatives, long-range planning studies, development of numerous hospital and medical office projects, restructuring of healthcare organizations, liaison between boards of directors and management teams to craft corporate visions and strategies, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and leasing arrangements. He has served as an expert witness on healthcare industry matters and in several Certificate of Need appeals. Mr. Pershing also has represented healthcare organizations before regulatory agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Internal Revenue Service, and Departments of Mental Health, Insurance, and Medicaid. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and was one of 18 professionals from the U.S. and Great Britain to participate in the first Ernst & Ernst Accelerated Healthcare Program, a one-year full-time education and work-study program in healthcare industry matters. Mr. Pershing is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA).
Dominic Rodrigues - Vice Chairman of the Board
Mr. Rodrigues has served in leadership roles at Provectus since 2017, including former Chairman of the Board. He previously served as President of Rhisk Capital, which provided management consulting, corporate development, and portfolio management services, since 2005. Project industries and technologies included aerospace & defense (a technology-focused investment capital pool; an operational role in a related data communications solutions company), biotechnology, financial services (a capital markets-focused technology company), gaming, healthcare, life sciences, nanotechnology (a venture capital fund investment), wealth management (a start-up private wealth office), and restaurants. Since 2013 Mr. Rodrigues has been an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Lee Business School of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His business development, corporate development, finance, and leadership experiences at various companies include SAIC Venture Capital Corporation, the multi-billion dollar subsidiary of research and engineering company SAIC, where he was an observer or member of the board of directors of a number of portfolio companies. Mr. Rodrigues holds business, economics, and engineering degrees from The Wharton School, the London School of Economics, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Toronto.
Bruce Horowitz - Board Member
Mr. Horowitz has served in a leadership role at Provectus since 2017. He previously served as the Managing Director of Capital Strategists, LLC, which provides corporate, strategic, and financial consulting services, since September 2006. He also serves as a trusted advisor to family trusts and private individuals, with a focus on financial asset management, real estate management and special situation investments. Earlier in his career Mr. Horowitz was a charter member of the New York Futures Exchange, a Senior Vice President managing principal equity investment accounts, private equity investments and public offerings at Drake Capital Securities, and managed the trading department at Laidlaw Equities. He was also a partner at Stanley Capital, a private equity buyout firm. Mr. Horowitz was the chairman and a member of two general obligation bond fund committees, raising more than $500 million in general revenue bonds for the Beverly Hills Unified School District. Subsequently, he was named the first chairman of both the state of California-mandated Citizens’ Oversight Committee and Facilities Advisory Committee, overseeing expenditure of all BHUSD general obligation bond funds. Mr. Horowitz is a founding member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance. He founded and is currently the president of the Beverly Hills Basketball League, a youth basketball program that serves more than 35,000 families. Mr. Horowitz has also served as a member of the board of directors of the American Youth Soccer Organization and Beverly Hills Little League. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City and Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
John Lacey, III, M.D. - Board Member
Dr. Lacey is the former Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of University Health System d/b/a University of Tennessee Medical Center (“UTMC”), a 600+ bed academic medical center based in Knoxville since 1999. Dr. Lacey served continuously in this capacity from 1999 until retirement from UTMC in 2016. He also operated an internal medicine practice for 39 years. Dr. Lacey graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering and the University of Tennessee Medical School (Memphis) with a Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Lacey helped create Knoxville Area Project Access, a partnership with the Knoxville Academy of Medicine and providers to give primary and specialty health services to the uninsured and medically underserved, and was the inaugural chair of the Governor’s Health and Wellness Task Force, which focused on improving Tennessee’s national health ranking. Dr. Lacey has been recognized by several entities for contributions to population health.
Jan E. Koe - Board Member
Mr. Koe has a 30-year track record of success in consulting, asset management, real estate and public company governance, and has represented major insurance firms, national retailers and Fortune 500 companies. He is President of GoStar, which is the manager of Real Solutions Opportunity Fund 2005-I and Real Solutions Fund Management LLC and Real Solutions Investment LLC. He is also Principal of Method K Partners, Inc., a commercial real estate firm, which he founded in 1988. He has served on the Board of Directors of ONE Bio, Corp. where he was Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Financial Audit Committee. He holds a degree in Business Administration and Psychology from Luther College.