Gene Burleson - Director
Gene has been a First Wave Tech Director since January
2011. He served as Chairman (1989-1997) and CEO and President (1990-1997)
of GranCare, Inc., which, under his management, grew from under $10 million in
revenue to become one of the nation's largest publicly traded long-term
healthcare providers with revenues in excess of $1 billion.
Following the merger
of GranCare's pharmacy operations with Vitalink Pharmacy Services, he served
as CEO and a Director of Vitalink a provider of pharmacy services to skilled
nursing facilities. Both GranCare and Vitalink were NYSE-listed companies. In
addition, Mr. Burleson is involved with several private companies including; DTS
America, Inc. a provider of integrated documentation services to surgeons and
hospitals through multimedia technology; Marina Medical, Inc. a provider of
medical billing and accounts receivable management services to hospital based
physicians; `He has an extensive and successful track record of consolidation
within the healthcare industry.
In 2006, along with other established life science
executives, Mr. Burleson joined MediSync, a consolidator of complementary,
high-value, niche contract research organizations, site management
organizations and related businesses. Mr. Burleson currently serves on the
Board of Directors of SunLink Health Systems (AMEX:SSY), a provider of acute
healthcare services and Vyteris, Inc. a company engaged in the development of
electronically controlled transdermal drug delivery systems.
Previously he served
as Chairman and CEO of Pet DRx Corporation a provider of primary and
specialty healthcare for companion animals, as Chairman of Mariner Post-Acute
Network, Alterra Healthcare Corporation, and as a Director of Deckers Outdoor
Corporation and Prospect Medical Holdings (AMEX:PZZ), among others.