George C. Carpenter IV, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Carpenter has been serving as our Chief Executive Officer since April 10, 2009, served as our President from October 1, 2007 until April 10, 2009 and was reappointed our President on April 29, 2011. As President until 2009, Mr. Carpenter’s primary responsibility involved developing strategy and commercializing our rEEG technology. Mr. Carpenter also served as a director from April 2009 until November 2012. From 2002 until he joined CNS in October 2007, Mr. Carpenter was the President and CEO of WorkWell Systems, Inc., a national physical medicine firm that manages occupational health programs for Fortune 500 employers. Prior to his position at WorkWell Systems, Mr. Carpenter founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Core, Inc., a company focused on integrated disability management and work-force analytics. He served in those positions from 1990 until Core was acquired by Assurant, Inc. in 2001. From 1984 to 1990, Mr. Carpenter was a Vice President of Operations with Baxter Healthcare, served as a Director of Business Development and as a strategic partner for Baxter’s alternate site businesses. Mr. Carpenter began his career at Inland Steel where he served as a Senior Systems Consultant in manufacturing process control. Mr. Carpenter holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and a BA with Distinction in International Policy & Law from Dartmouth College.
Paul Buck, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Effective February 18, 2010, we appointed Paul Buck to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Buck has been working with us as an independent consultant since December 2008, assisting management with finance and accounting matters as well as our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining us, Mr. Buck worked as an independent consultant since 2004 and has broad experience with a wide variety of public companies. His projects have included forensic accounting, restatements, acquisitions, interim management and system implementations. Mr. Buck, a Swiss National, was raised in Southern Africa and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Commerce degree both from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He started his career with Touche Ross & Co. in Cape Town and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. In 1985, Mr. Buck joined the Los Angeles office of Touche Ross & Co. where he was an audit manager. In 1991 he joined the American Red Cross Biomedical Services as the CFO of the Southern Californian Region. After five years with the organization, he returned to Deloitte & Touche as a manager in the Solutions Consulting Group. In 1998, Mr. Buck was recruited back to the American Red Cross Biomedical Services as CFO and became the Director of Operations for the Southern California Region until 2003. Mr. Buck works full-time for CNS.
R. Stewart Navarre, Vice President, Government Accounts
Mr. Navarre serves as Vice President, Government Accounts. Since coming on board CNS Response in February 2011, his primary responsibility has centered on account development and adoption of the PEER technology by large institutional and government customers to include the US military and Veterans Health Administration. An essential element of this pursuit has been the creation and execution of the third largest study in mental health treatment in two decades, the PEER Interactive Study, an FDA-approved study currently underway at the US military’s flagship medical treatment facility, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital - a major military medical center located in northern Virginia serving the Greater Washington, DC metro area. He is currently on site leading the execution of that study. Prior to joining CNS Response, Mr. Navarre served as an infantry officer with the United States Marine Corps for over 30 years, culminating in command of the 5th Marine Regiment, headquartered at Camp Pendleton, California, and deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom during 2003 - 2005. His final tour on active duty was as Chief of Staff for the Marine Corps bases west of the Mississippi. During his Marine Corps career he served at posts and stations across the country and around the world while assigned at the Pentagon, on the East and West Coasts of our nation as well as Japan, the Middle East, and South America. Colonel Navarre, USMC (Retired), began his career as a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Marines. He holds a MBA from the University of Evansville, Indiana.
Brian MacDonald, Chief Technology Officer
Prior to receiving his MBA from Wharton in 1990, Brian MacDonald was trained in operations and chemical engineering. He consulted for Deloitte & Touche Management Consulting, KPMG Strategic Services and in private practice. His focus throughout this time was in the area of operations and information systems. He is co-founder of Mill City Venture Development that consulted for the predecessor company to CNS Response. In addition to his work in organizing operations, Mr. MacDonald has led the development of the rEEG® automated statistical report generator and the CNS Response managed care economic simulation and analysis software.