Brad Beasecker, Chief Executive 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.
H. Lee Mosbacker, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Mosbacker received his B.S. in physics from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College in 1999. From 2000 – 2002 he worked as a programmer analyst at Nationwide Financial developing market timing applications for mutual fund managers. In 2008, Lee received his PhD in Physics from The Ohio State University.
Since 2007, Lee has been the Chief Technology Officer of Traycer Diagnostic Systems, where he has been involved in the scientific and technical aspects of growing an early-stage technology company, including grant and fund raising and the conceptualization and development of microwave and terahertz frequency detection arrays. In 2005, Lee co-founded Techriculture, a non-profit that helps inventors and scientists in early stage product ideation and prototype development through educational, networking, technical, and financial consulting.
Don J. Burdette, Director of Scientific Research
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.
Dr. Roedig received his Ph.D. in physics from The Ohio State University. His dissertation research focused on using ultra short pulsed laser systems to investigate atomic physics. The emphasis of these efforts was to adapt established diagnostic and experimental techniques for application in the emerging field of pulsed X-ray laser research.
In performing this research, Christoph lead technical execution of several instrument development efforts from early simulations through mechanical, electronic, optical and electro-optical engineering to the fabrication, assembly and final testing processes.
In collaboration with scientists at SLAC, Stanford University, DESY, Argonne National Lab and several other partners, Christoph lead the development of diagnostic devices and techniques that enabled some of the first time resolved atomic physics experiments performed on an X-ray free electron laser at SLAC National Laboratory. He brings a diverse skill set that includes computational physics, mechanical design, software development as well as project management capabilities necessary to solve unique instrumentation problems.
Dr. Keszenheimer has enjoyed creating and growing early-stage companies for over 20 years. After co-founding several of his own startups, he transitioned to business development roles to help commercialize innovative technologies. He now focuses his energy on assisting global companies by bringing together technology and strategic partners. His projects include executive roles, economic development, product development, business strategy, investment raises, and customer relationships.
While pursuing studies in undergraduate physics, Dr. Keszenheimer developed a fiber optic guitar for a start-up company that received funding from Les Paul, the Father of the modern electric guitar. He went on to earn his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Tufts University. Based on his contributions to microchip and external cavity laser research at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, he co-founded Micracor, Inc. A major laser company acquired Micracor, after which Dr. Keszenheimer co-founded Novalux, a well-funded Silicon Valley start up. At Novalux, he demonstrated the first high power VECSEL, a technology that has been commercialized in Mitsubishi laser televisions.
As director of business development for Sarnoff Corporation, Dr. Keszenheimer helped grow the photonics business unit, where he was responsible for joint ventures, product strategies, spin-outs, and development contracts. A specialist in photonics, advanced materials, and sensor systems, Dr. Keszenheimer has delivered products to a broad range of markets by applying his combined business and technical acumen. Markets served include medical devices, manufacturing, industrial sensing, and both wired and wireless communications. He also holds an MBA from Myers University. At Traycer Diagnostic Systems, Dr. Keszenheimer is helping to bring terahertz technology to diverse global markets.