C. Dean Maglaris, CEO, Chairman of the Board of Managers. Mr. Maglaris is an experienced senior executive in the pharmaceutical industry, having spent over 33 years with Pfizer Inc. in leadership positions in marketing, product and business development and general management. His experience covered the spectrum of major therapeutic areas in pharmaceuticals plus a wide array of medical device markets in the U.S. and worldwide. As Group Vice President and General Manager, he was instrumental in the development and launch of several products that became major successes, with several achieving annual sales in excess of $1.0 billion each. Mr. Maglaris has been a member of a number of associations, including the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Biotechnology Industry Organization. He is a past Trustee and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Vermont, a past member and officer of the Board of Trustees of the New Canaan Country School and serves as Chariman of the Board of Directors of the AmeriCares Foundation. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Northeastern University.
Buck Griswold (E. Bulkeley Griswold), Managing Director, Senior Principal, Centripetal Capital Partners, has over 40 years of experience in investments. As Vice President of the Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company from 1970 to 1977, Mr. Griswold managed the administration and investment decisions for a $1.5 billion portfolio in public and private fixed income and equities. He subsequently joined General Electric Investment Company (GEIC), the internal investment management company for GE pension assets and other affiliated GE portfolios. Mr. Griswold was Executive Vice President Trustee responsible a $15 billion portfolio of assets including corporate and municipal bonds, private placements, real estate and short-term investments. From 1983 to 1998, Mr. Griswold was a part owner of Marketing Corporation of America (MCA), an integrated marketing services firm. He led the company's venture capital group as President and General Partner of MarketCorp Venture Associates, LP - a $66 million venture capital fund jointly formed with MCA. In 1998, he founded L&L Capital Partners, LLC to provide management consulting and financial advisory services to venture-backed companies. He received a BS at the University of Maryland and an MBA from University of Connecticut.
Aniello A. Bianco has over 45 years of business experience, beginning his career with Arthur Young & Company, the predecessor to Ernst & Young, as a CPA and partner (1961 -- 1981). Mr. Bianco held positions as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PolyGram Inc., an entertainment company (1981 - 1982); Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Rothschild Inc., an investment bank owned by the Rothschild family, as well as Executive Vice President and Principal of Rothschild Ventures Inc. (1982 - 1988); Managing Director (Chief Operating Officer) of Chadbourne and Parke LLP, an international law firm (1988 - 2006); and Vice President of Hildebrandt International, consultant to the top managements of large international law firms (2007 - 2009). He was member of the boards of Teradata Corp. (1985 - 1991); The Postgraduate Center for Mental Health (1980 - 2009) serving as Chairman from 1994 until 2004. He currently serves as a member of Boards of Directors of various funds for GLG Investments Partners, a hedge fund manager with approximately $24 billion under management. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Pace University since 1969, serving as Chairman from 1999 to the present. He graduated with a B.B.A. from Pace University (New York) in 1961, was awarded Doctor of Commercial Science Honorary Doctorate by Pace University in 1996, was recipient of Peter F. Drucker Management Award in1985 and Pace University's 2005 Leaders In Management Award.
Joseph J. Rucci, Jr., serves as an outside manager on the Company's Board of Managers and is also a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Rucci is founder/member of the Rucci Law Group with offices in Connecticut. He concentrates in the areas of business law, banking and not-for-profit organizations. He is admitted to practice before the Connecticut Bar, the United States District Court for Connecticut and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, as well as the United States Supreme Court. He is a director and chairman of the Governance Committee of the AmeriCares Foundation, Inc.; a director of the Pear Tree Point School Foundation, Inc.; a member of Rotary International and of the Sovereign Order of Malta. Mr. Rucci has been recognized for his expertise by The Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and the National Directory of Who's Who on Executives and Professionals. Mr. Rucci was awarded a Juris Doctorate from the Villanova University School of Law in 1966 and graduated from Fairfield University in 1963.