GENELUX CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
James L. Tyree, Chairman
Mr. Tyree has served on our Board of Directors since May, 2012, and has been Chairman since 2014.
Mr. Tyree is the co-founder and managing partner of Tyree & D’Angelo Partners, a private equity investment firm. Mr. Tyree held numerous executive positions at Abbott Laboratories, including Corporate Vice President Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Products Group Business Development, Senior Vice President Global Nutrition and Executive Vice President Global Pharmaceuticals. He retired as President of Abbott Biotechnology Ventures in March 2012. Prior to joining Abbott, Mr. Tyree was the President of SUGEN, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on oncology. Earlier in his career, Mr. Tyree held management positions in Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer and Abbott. Over his entire career, he was a four-time expatriate living and working over six years in Latin America and seven years in Japan. Mr. Tyree is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and co-chairman of the Global Health Policy Roundtable. Mr. Tyree also serves as a director ChemoCentryx and Sonar Med, Inc.
Mr. Tyree earned his Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Forensic Studies and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University.
Thomas Zindrick, JD
Mr. Zindrick has served on our Board of Directors, and has been President and CEO, since 2014.
He is an experienced life sciences and biotechnology executive with a career spanning more than 20 years. From 1993 to 2009, Mr. Zindrick was at Amgen Inc. where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer. As Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Mr. Zindrick led intellectual property, licensing and regulatory law teams, and served on cross-functional business and product development teams. As Chief Compliance Officer, he reported to the Board of Directors and led the Corporate Compliance Program, which oversaw the compliance activities of numerous company functions including product development, manufacturing and marketing. Prior to joining Amgen, Mr. Zindrick was an attorney at The Dow Chemical Company. He currently serves as Executive Vice Chairman of Aeromics Inc, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing products for the control of edema (brain swelling) in ischemic stroke by targeting aquaporins, the discovery which earned Dr. Peter Agre the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003.
Mr. Zindrick received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and a BA in Biology from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.
John Thomas, MA, MBA, PhD
Dr. Thomas has been a member of the Board of Directors since August 2002; and served as the company’s first Chief Financial Officer before leaving the post in 2004.
He is currently Dean of the School of Business and Management at La Sierra University in Riverside, California, where he teaches finance, economics and entrepreneurship, a position he has occupied since July 1988.
Dr. Thomas holds MBA degrees in finance and marketing, an MA in political economy and a PhD in economics and politics. He has received numerous academic teaching awards, among them the Freedom Foundation’s Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education (1998), the Zapara Award to Teaching Excellence (1996) and the Riverside Chambers of Commerce Hero Award for Community Leadership (1995).
Ronald Roy A. Simus, DDS, MS
Dr. Simus joined Genelux Corporation as the Company’s first investor in 2002 and has been on the Board of Directors since 2003.
Dr. Simus was involved with the growth and evolution of the Company, including participating in the Company’s management, corporate strategy, fundraising and operations. Prior to joining Genelux he ran his own orthodontics private practice for 16 years, before selling his office to join Genelux full time in 2007. He returned to orthodontics in 2016.
Dr. Simus completed his Bachelor of Science degree from Pacific Union College, and holds a DDS and an MS in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from Loma Linda University.
Billy J. Parrott
Mr. Parrott has served on our Board of Directors since 2014.
His long and illustrious career in advertising, marketing, writing and directing began at McCann Erickson Advertising, before moving to and becoming Creative Supervisor at Benton & Bowles. Mr. Parrott has earned distinction as an award- winning movie producer, director and writer, having formed the film production company, Parrott and People. He received the Peabody Award for directing THE BOY KING and directed and wrote numerous other documentaries and videos. Mr. Parrott was CEO & Co-founder of Private Networks, Inc., a pioneer in the wireless telecommunication industry. He was a founder and member of the Board of Directors of American Mobile Satellite Company (renamed TerreStar), when it approved the formation and funding of XM Satellite Radio and MSV Ventures. He still serves several boards including the American Youth Hostel.
Mr. Parrott served in the United States Air Force prior to entering and graduating from Oregon State University with BS in Business Administration. He attended Oregon State on a football scholarship under legendary Hall of Fame Coach, Tommy Prothro.
Peter Kroll, MD
Dr. Kroll has served on our Board of Directors since 2014.
He is directing Therapix Medical Solutions, under Therapix Bioscience, in integrating interventional pain management with novel adjunctive non-opioid unique cannabinoid technologies to reduce opioid dependency in treatment algorithms. He also works in the anesthesia and pain management consulting industry. He was a founder and developer of Comprehensive Pain Specialists, a multi-state pain practice in the southeast from 2006 to 2018. Throughout his time as a practicing physician, he has directed over 30 clinical trials as a principal and sub-investigator, and authored multiple publications.
Dr. Kroll graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1997 in the top 10% of his class with academic recognition admission into the Alpha Omega Alpha Society, and through 2001 completed his Surgical Internship, 6 months of Orthopedic residency and 3 years of Anesthesiology residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He then completed his Interventional Pain Fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in 2002. He is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. In 1993, Dr. Kroll graduated summa cum laude from Southern Adventist University (Collegedale, TN) with a BA in Religion and a Minor in Chemistry.
Byron Georgiou, JD
Mr. Georgiou has served on our Board of Directors since 2014.
He has had a long career in the private and public sector in business, law and government service. Mr. Georgiou is currently the President of Georgiou Enterprises, a private equity firm. Mr. Georgiou has served since 2005 on the advisory board of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance. From 2009 to 2011 he served on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission; and from 2000 to 2011, he was Of Counsel to Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd, and its predecessor law firms, with leadership roles in the historic litigations on behalf of victimized institutional investors at Enron, WorldCom, Dynegy, AOL/TimeWarner and UnitedHealth. During the second of Jerry Brown’s four terms as California Governor, Byron served as Legal Affairs Secretary.
Mr. Georgiou attended Stanford University on a full Alfred P. Sloan academic scholarship, graduating with Great Distinction with an A.B. in Political Science, as a participant in the Honors Program in Social Thought and Institutions, and received his J.D. Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School.
Leslie P. Busick
Mr. Busick joined our Board of Directors in 2020.
He is a successful businessman who brings an experienced, pragmatic perspective to the Board. Mr. Busick started and grew his own HVAC business before moving into real estate development and large farming of table grapes, almonds and pistachios.
Mr. Busick graduated from Fresno State with a mechanical engineering degree.