Dave Buse, Chief Executive Officer
Dave Buse comes to Traycer with more than 30 years of experience building high performance business teams focused on innovating, making, and selling advancing sensing products.
Immediately before joining Traycer, Buse was the Vice President and General Manager of the Storage Network Test business at JDSU, where he consistently grew year-on-year market share and led the company to hold more than 50% share in a highly competitive industry.
Prior to JDSU, Dave was at Finisar (FNSR) as a Senior VP and GM where he transformed the test business into a highly profitable business, led the acquisition of the Infineon optics products, and grew the optics revenue at over two-times the industry average as head of sales and marketing. Prior to joining Finisar, Dave held senior sales and marketing positions at Raychem (acquired by Tyco) where he spent over 5 years in Europe (France and the UK) expanding product lines and sales channels. Earlier in his career, Dave held management positions at Texas Instruments, where he pioneered the implementation of statistical process control in their semi-conductor factories. Prior to entering the business world, Dave was in the U.S. Air Force where he was a pilot, instructor pilot, and flight examiner. Dave earned his BS degree from the United States Air Force Academy and his MBA from UCLA.
Brad Beasecker, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Beasecker is a successful, seasoned entrepreneur with a 30+ year career. He has held several “C” level executive positions including several as President/CEO as well as CFO. As founder and president of a private investment banking firm focused on emerging companies, he was instrumental in the development of angel financing networks, and sourcing and evaluation of potential venture investment opportunities for his and other firms.
Brad has also served as chair of a regional venture conference and president of the Columbus Venture Network for three years. He has authored and reviewed countless business and financing plans and is a recognized expert in the legal and tax communities on the valuation of businesses. He holds a BS with Highest Distinction in Economics (Honors Program) from Purdue University, an M.A. in Economics from The University of Michigan, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Don J. Burdette, Chief Scientist
Dr. Burdette received his Ph.D. in physics from The Ohio State University, where his dissertation research involved the design and testing of a prototype small animal PET medical imaging scanner that can operate in strong magnetic fields. During the concept stage, Don wrote detailed physics simulations in order to determine the optimal detector geometry and to characterize the expected system performance. Dr. Burdette performed simulations, designed the mechanics of the apparatus, supervised the manufacturing process, tested the prototype device, and aided in the development of advanced 3D reconstruction software.
Dr. Burdette has contributed to the development and testing of various other imaging system prototypes including the Compton Camera, Compton PET, and the Beta Probe in collaboration with the University of Michigan, CERN, Univerity of Ljubljana, University of Valencia, University of Perugia, and the Wright Center of Biomedical Innovation. Don has authored or co-authored multiple articles on imaging component and system development in leading scientific journals.