Board of Directors

Tom Hnat
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hnat has over two decades of management experience in pharmaceuticals as well as skin and wound care. He is the founder of CuraPharm. He was also the founder and President of Phytatek, the company that developed the original Phytacare® and Curaderm® products. Mr. Hnat has worked to develop and perfect the use of botanical-based products as mainstream medical devices and pharmaceuticals. He has directed the Company’s efforts in the wound care area and development of antiviral therapies. Mr. Hnat has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.

Dr. Alok Nigam
President

With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Nigam is well versed in the business and technology management and medical operational intelligence required to operate a successful medical business. He is the Founder and former CEO of Revision Optics, an ophthalmic implant company formerly Anamed, Inc, and CEO of Advanced Renal Therapies. He has worked in various management capacities in Chiron (acquired by Novartis), Semex Medical, and Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., a subsidiary of Unilever. Dr. Nigam has 27 U.S. and numerous international patents. He has successfully worked to develop medical devices, diagnostic, and pharmaceutical products. Dr. Nigam earned his doctorate in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India.

Richard Maertz
VP of Sales and Marketing, New Business Development

Mr. Maertz has more than 25+ years of experience in medical sales and business development. He spent over 15 years with three medical companies: McGaw Laboratories’ Division of American Hospital Supply Corporation as International Sales Manager; Orange Medical Instruments as Director of Marketing and Advertising; and BioSterilant Technologies, LLC as General Manager. Mr. Maertz is a serial entrepreneur with vision to create opportunities in a variety of market segments. Mr. Maertz was a scholarship athlete at the University of Minnesota, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He attended Thunderbird School for International Management in Glendale, Arizona. Mr. Maertz brings vision and experience to develop sales opportunities in medical and mass markets.