Mr. Gans has over 25 years of financial and administrative management experience in public and private, domestic and international, retail, manufacturing, and service-oriented companies in the biotechnology, computer, securities, and construction industries. In several cases, he was brought in by venture capitalists as CEO or CFO to help start a new company, or to turn around a company that was in difficulty.
Mr. Gans was Vice President of Finance and Administration for Macropore, Inc., a medical device firm, where he installed financial reporting systems, manufacturing cost controls and helped the company prepare for a successful initial public offering. Prior to that, he was CFO for two sister companies: HTI Bio-Services, Inc. and HTI Bio-Products, Inc. HTI Bio-Services performed preclinical contract research for pharmaceutical and biotech firms, and had dozens of research projects simultaneously underway. Mr. Gans brought project financial planning and control to these projects. HTI Bio-Products was an antibody production operation, having thousands of animals and related antibody projects. Both the Services and the Products experiences are directly relevant to GenWay’s needs.
Mr. Gans has an MBA from Stanford University. He is also a registered NASD Financial and Operations Principal, a Certified Property Manager and a California Real Estate Broker.