Chairmen of Board and the Chairman of the Audit Committee
Leslie Bernhard has served as Milestone Scientific’s Chairman of the Board since October 2009 and served as Interim Chief Executive Officer from October 2017 to December 2017. In addition, Ms. Bernhard has also had been serving as an independent director of Milestone Scientific since May 2003. Since 2017, Ms. Bernhard has been an independent director of Sachem Capital Corp a Connecticut based real-estate investment trust. From 2007, Ms. Bernhard served as an independent director of Universal Power Group, Inc., a global supplier of power solutions until it became a private company in 2018. In 1986 she co-founded AdStar, Inc., an electronic ad intake service to the newspaper industry, and served as its president, chief executive officer and executive director until 2012. Ms. Bernhard holds a BS Degree in Education from St. John’s University. Ms. Bernhard’s professional experience and background with AdStar and with us, as one of our directors since 2003, have given her the expertise needed to serve as Chairman of the Board, and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Interim Chief Executive Officer and Director
Leonard Osser has been Interim Chief Executive Officer since December 2017. From July 2017 to December 2017, he had been Managing Director –China Operations. Prior to that, he served as Milestone Scientific’s Chairman from 1991 until September 2009, and during that time, from 1991 until 2007, was also Chief Executive Officer of Milestone Scientific. In September 2009, he resigned as Chairman of Milestone Scientific, but remained director, and assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer. From 1980 until the consummation of Milestone Scientific’s public offering in November 1995, Mr. Osser was primarily engaged as the principal owner and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Asian Consulting Group, Inc., a New Jersey-based provider of consulting services specializing in distressed or turnaround situations in both the public and private markets. Mr. Osser’s knowledge of our business and background with us since 1980 provides the Board with valuable leadership skills and insight into our business and accordingly, the expertise needed to serve as one of our directors.
Leonard M. Schiller
Chairman of the Compensation Committee
Leonard Schiller has been a director of Milestone Scientific since April 1997. Mr. Schiller has been a partner in the Chicago law firm of Schiller Law P.C. and it's predecessors since 1977 and since 2002, its President. Mr. Schiller also serves as a director on the board of Creatd, Inc., a Nasdaq listed social media company since February 2016. He also is a general partner of Gravitas Capital LP, a hedge fund. Mr. Schiller’s professional experience and background have given him the expertise needed to serve as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as one of our directors.
Gian Domenico Trombetta
Gian Domenico Trombetta has been a director of Milestone Scientific in May 2014 and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Milestone Scientific’s Dental Division (Wand Dental Inc.) from October 2014 until May 2020. He founded Innovest S.p.A in 1993, a special situation firm acting in development and distressed capital investments. He has been its President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception. He served as the Chief Executive Officer or a board member of several private commercial companies in different industries including both industrial (e.g. IT, media, web, and fashion) and holding companies. Before founding Innovest, Mr. Trombetta was Project Manager for Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc., a management consulting firm from 1988 to 1992. Mr. Trombetta holds a degree in business administration from the Luiss University in Rome, Italy, and an MBA degree from INSEAD-Fontainbleau-France. Mr. Trombetta business background and experience has given him the expertise needed to serve as one of our directors.
Chairman of Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Michael McGeehan has been a director of Milestone Scientific since October 2017. Mr. McGeehan is a business consultant with 30 years of experience in a variety of business domains, including financial services, medical and healthcare products, consumer package goods and the software technology industry. Mr. McGeehan started his career at Metaphor Computer Systems in 1988 and then went to work at Microsoft Corporation in 1991. In 1995, Mr. McGeehan left Microsoft and founded Forefront Information Strategies, an information technology consulting firm. In 2002, Mr. McGeehan returned to Microsoft where he worked until 2017, when he returned to and re-started Forefront. Mr. McGeehan professional experience and background have given him the expertise needed to serve as Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and as one of our directors.
Mr. McGeehan was on the Board of Directors of Wand Dental Inc., (subsidiary of Milestone Scientific) a maker of a painless, anesthetic injection system for dentists. Mr. McGeehan has a Master’s in Business Administration from Pace University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Marquette University. Mr. McGeehan background has given him the experience needed to serve as one of our directors.
Mr. Goldman is the President and Founder of Goldman Capital Management, Inc., a family office since 2018, which was previously an investment advisory firm founded in 1985. He was First Vice President of Research at Shearson Lehman Hutton. He has also held senior positions as a money manager and research analyst with a variety of firms including Neuberger Berman, Moseley Hallgarten Estabrook and Weeden, Bruns Nordeman, and Russ and Company. Mr. Goldman serves as Chairman of Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTHR) since 2016 and serves on the board of Imageware Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: IWSY). He also serves on the board of Deep-Down Inc. (DPDW). Prior to their acquisition, he served on the boards of Blyth Industries and IPASS Corporation. Mr. Goldman is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He also serves on numerous non-profit boards. Mr. Goldman received his B.A. degree in Economics from The City University of New York (City College).