Meet the Executive Leadership Team
Deborah C. Mash PhD, Director,
Chief Executive Officer and President
Michael Karukin PA, PhD
Chief Operating Officer
John C. Thomas Jr., Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
John C. Thomas, Jr. has served as our Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since 2017, he previously held the Chief Financial Officer position at the Company from 2010 – 2013. Mr. Thomas also has served as Chief Financial Officer of the following companies founded by one of DemeRx’s co-founders, Mr. Steve Gorlin: CoRegen, Inc., MiMedx Group, Inc., a publicly-held biotechnology company (2007 – 2008) and SpineMedica, Corp., a subsidiary of MiMedx Group, Inc. (2005 – 2006); DARA BioSciences, Inc., a publicly-held biotechnology company (2002 – 2009), ClearPoint Neuro, a publicly-held company involved in MRI technology (1998 – 2010); GMP Companies, Inc., a private medical research company (1999 – 2001); EntreMed, Inc. a publicly-held biopharmaceutical research and development company (1991 – 1997); Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, a publicly-held dermatological company (1988 – 1991); Biopool International, Inc. (formerly CytRx Biopool, Ltd.), a publicly-held company engaged in the sale of pharmaceutical diagnostic test kits (1990 – 1991); and CytRx Corporation, a publicly-held pharmaceutical research and development company (1986 – 1989). Mr. Thomas has also served as the chief financial officer for several other start-up companies in other industries during the past ten years as the Chief Financial Officer including Motion Reality, Inc., a privately-held virtual reality company (2001 – present), and CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc., a privately held medical device company (2001 – 2018). Mr. Thomas is a certified public accountant.