Dan Cohen, MD
Chairman and CEO
Previously, Dr. Cohen co-founded and managed CNS Inc. until it was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline in 2006 for $566M. CNS, a developer and marketer of hi-tech medical products (brainwave monitors and sleep disorders diagnostic equipment) was best known for its consumer products, the Breathe Right® nasal strip and the FiberChoice™ chewable fiber supplement.
He holds numerous patents related to EEG signal processing, physiologic analysis algorithms and additional utility patents related to synchronized sound, vibration and magnetic fields and their effect on the body and mind. He also has authored the books, “Addicted To My Ego” and co-authored “Claim Your Basic Rights, Create a Practical Partnership with Your Soul” and “Claim Your Basic Rights, Embody Your Soul” with Jennifer Palmquist.
Dr. Cohen has a BS from Penn State University and received his MD from Temple Medical School with high distinction. His training is in Neurology at the University of Minnesota and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Chief Operating Officer
Peter possesses a unique blend of traditional leadership strengths in strategic planning, business development, and product marketing combined with brand strategy, social media management, and consumer marketing. Peter has a BA degree in History from Harvard College and an MBA in Marketing from Santa Clara University. Away from work, Peter enjoys playing squash and golf with his three teenage boys and spending time as a sous-chef in the kitchen with his wife.
Vice President, Creative
Years of design work for Prince produced some of the best loved moments of the artist’s career. Barry’s scenic film credits include A Simple Plan, Grumpy Old Men and Little Big League. Scenic work for the Rainforest Café in Disneyworld and Famous Dave’s in Calhoun Square paved the way to his role as Creative Director for Famous Investments Inc., where he developed the Bilimbi Bay brand.
As Senior Designer and Creative Services Manager for Video Update, a 450 store video rental/retail chain, Barry exploited the power of industry related software applications to create remarkably engaging graphics, animation and multi-media presentations helping the chain grow to 750 stores.
Barry oversees SolTec Health’s branding, digital, and graphic design functions and is designing an app that will run the Eclipse (Relax to Sleep) technology, set for release in 2019. He earned his BFA degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and now calls South Minneapolis home, where he lives with his wife and the youngest of five children.
Chief Financial Officer (Acting)
Career highlights include providing financial and operational leadership to Halo Innovations which grew annual revenues from $6M to more than $50M and generated strong EBITDA results. His experience with rapid growth is further demonstrated by his tenure at Funco, growing annual revenues from $6M to $220M, completing an IPO and subsequent follow-on, and culminating in a successful sale to Barnes and Noble. Fortune magazine repeatedly recognized Funco as one of the fastest growing companies in America.
Bob holds an MBA from Carlson School of Management and a BA from Michigan State University. He enjoys travel with his wife and his favorite pastime is fishing.
Director, Operations and Product Development
David formulates and executes long-term plans for cost/profit control, material efficiency and inventory management. He is a co-author on several patents and has been instrumental in transitioning the Company’s technology into manufacturable products.
David earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and enjoys camping and canoeing in the great outdoors with his wife, daughter and dog.
Director, Customer Service
Prior to his role at Round River Research, Jason owned a computer networking company, a cyber-cafe, and worked with precious metals and counseled small business startups. Jason opened his first company at 18 and is an enthusiastic practitioner of meditation, qigong and kung fu.
Our Board of Directors
John D. Buck
Mr. Buck serves as the Chairman of the Board of Medica, one of the largest health plans in Minnesota, and the Medica Foundation Board, having joined the Medica Boards in 2001. He has served on the Board of Patterson Companies, Inc. since 2006, and was named Lead Director (non-executive Chairman of the Board) in 2014. From 1996 to 2000, he worked for Fingerhut Companies, Inc. with his last assignment as President and Chief Operating Officer, and played an integral role in developing the business services area of the company. Prior to Fingerhut, Mr. Buck was Vice President of Administration at Alliant Techsystems, a leading supplier of aerospace and defense technologies. Prior to that, Mr. Buck spent 21 years at Honeywell, Inc., including a four-year international posting, and most recently served as Vice President of Administration. Previously, Mr. Buck was a member of the Shop NBC/Evine Live, Inc. Board of Directors from 2004 through 2015, served as executive Chairman of the Board, and served as the interim CEO from October 2007 through January 2009. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Mr. Buck supports several charities in the Minneapolis and Naples areas, including the United Way Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He served as a member of the Halo Innovations Board of Directors, which developed products to prevent SIDS. Mr. Buck is also a member of the Naples Education Foundation.
Ellen has also conducted active clinical research within the Company to develop testing protocols, work with end users and evaluate clinical results.
In addition to her Board role, Ellen continues to provide financial oversight of daily operations and to evaluate clinical test sites and protocols.
Rajiv Tandon, Ph.D.
As a Bush Leadership Fellow, his doctoral dissertation in entrepreneurship examined critical success factors in emerging companies that became the basis of the earliest and very successful program in Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas where he was a tenured Professor. He was awarded the Edwin M. Appel Prize by the Price-Babson Program, Boston “for bringing entrepreneurial vitality to academia”.
Dr. Tandon holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, with honors, from the Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a M.S. in Operations Research, M.B.A. and Ph. D. in Entrepreneurship; all from the University of Minnesota.
Bill Manahan, MD
Dr. Manahan co-founded The Wellness Center of Minnesota (1982-1992), one of America’s first, physician-led, integrative medicine centers. He was also the Founder and Program Director of Minnesota’s first Rural Family Medicine Residency Program.
Presently, he consults with physicians and clinics wishing to expand into a more integrative and holistic practice, and he is working to help make the primary healthcare system more holistic and more joyful for patients and practitioners.