Noreen Griffin is one of our Founders, our CEO and a member of our Board of Directors. Ms. Griffin was a vital part of the acquisition of our patents and therapies involving Methionine [ Met5]-enkephalin (MENK) and low-dose naltrexone (LDN). She was involved with the inventors and patent holders for over five years before deciding to join the team that formed our company. Ms. Griffin has over 25 years of industry experience, having founded and led a number of startup companies. She has played an integral role in raising multiple rounds of private and venture capital funds on behalf of clients. Ms. Griffin has served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of a number of small public companies over the last 10 years. In addition, Ms. Griffin has significant experience in the administration of companies in bankruptcies.
From 1998 to 2012, Ms. Griffin was the sole officer and director of Supertrail Manufacturing Co., Inc., a private company in Aberdeen, Mississippi. From 1997 to 2013, Ms. Griffin was Chief Financial Officer of Environmental Remediation Holdings, Inc., a public reporting company in Lafayette, Louisiana. From 2004 to 2009, she was an advisor to Global Environmental Energy Corp., a public company, and assumed the role of sole officer for the purpose of the company’s bankruptcy. From 2007 to 2012, Ms. Griffin was Chief Executive Officer of pH Solutions, a private company in Boston, Massachusetts. Since 2008, Ms. Griffin has been a partner of Griffin Enterprises Group. The firm provides chief financial officer services to its clients on a part-time basis.
Dr. Fengping Shan is our Chief Science Officer and a former member of our Board of Directors. Dr. Shan has a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Tumor Immunology. Dr. Shan is Professor of Immunology and Vice Director of the Institute of Immunology, China Medical University, in Shenyang, China. Professor Shan has been with the University from 2006 to present.
Dr. Shan was the Senior Scientist for Penta Biotech from 2000 to 2006, Chief Scientist for the China Liaoning Institute of Microbiological Science from 1995 to 2000 and studied at the National Cancer Research in Paris, France from 1990 to 1994. Dr. Shan has authored 90 publications, been issued 11 patents, and is the unique inventor of a thrombolytic enzyme from the earthworm. From 2000 to present, Dr. Shan has worked both in the United States and China on the clinical trials with Dr. Nicholas Plotnikoff involving new immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. Based on the trials, a number of patents were filed in China beginning in 2009 and 2010, and approved in 2011.
Peter Aronstam is our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Aronstam brings more than 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, banking, international trade and law to his clients. His career is marked by a progression of senior finance roles with growth and performance-driven enterprises, from start-up technology and Internet companies to chief financial officer roles with small service providers to very large international manufacturers to global banks.
Mr. Aronstam has advised publicly-held and privately-owned businesses since 1978, providing both full-time and part-time Chief Financial Officer services. His background includes start-up VC-backed entrepreneurial companies, manufacturing technology and service companies, serving as a public-company Chief Financial Officer, corporate and international banking in major multinational banks, managing HR and IT functions, and raising more than $500,000,000 in debt and equity for his companies and their customers.
From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Aronstam was the Chief Financial Officer of Airspan Networks, Inc., a public reporting company in Boca Raton, Florida. He also was the Chief Financial Officer of private company Mainstream Holdings, LLC in West Palm Beach, Florida from 2007 to 2008 and private company The Neptune Society in Plantation, Florida from 2008 to 2009. Since 2010, Mr. Aronstam has been a partner of B2B CFO Partners, LLC, doing business as B2B CFO©. The firm provides Chief Financial Officer services to its clients on a part time basis.
Born and educated in South Africa, Mr. Aronstam earned his Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Law and PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Mr. Aronstam has worked in South Africa, Canada, and Florida.