Board of Directors
Andrew G. Sycoff
Andrew Sycoff has served as a Director of the Company since July 8, 2019, and is a member of the Nominating, Governance and Compensation Committee. Mr. Sycoff is the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Andrew Garrett, Inc., a full-service investment bank providing wealth management and corporate advisory services, for which he has served as CEO and Chairman continuously since 1992. Client sectors include high net worth individuals and early to middle-market stage companies. Mr. Sycoff holds Series 7 and 24 licenses. Mr. Sycoff has been actively investing in and advising companies for over 25 years and has extensive experience in the areas of securities brokerage, Capital Markets, Corporate Advisory and Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Sycoff previously served on the board of Brokerage America and Paragon Industries Corp., an electronics contract manufacturer. The Board has determined that Mr. Sycoff is suited to serve due to his extensive investment banking and public company experience.
Shimon D. Rapps, CPA
Shimon Rapps was appointed as a Director of the Company on July 31, 2019. He is also Chair of Integrity’s Audit Committee. Mr. Rapps serves as Head of Investment Banking at Andrew Garrett, Inc., a full-service investment bank providing wealth management and corporate advisory services, where he has been employed since early 2005. In this role, he oversees all of Andrew Garrett’s corporate finance, investment banking and corporate advisory activities. His experience spans equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, private placements and IPO’s. He has extensive expertise with both public and private, emerging growth and middle-market companies, and regularly advises CEO’s, CFO’s and Boards of Directors on matters of corporate governance and strategy. He holds Series 7, 24, 63, and 66 licenses and is a Certified Public Accountant. The Board has determined that Mr. Rapps is suited to serve due to his extensive investment banking and public company experience.
Dr. Robert Fischell
Dr. Robert Fischell has served as one of Integrity’s directors since 2010. He also serves on Integrity’s Nominating, Governance and Compensation Committee. Dr. Fischell is an inventor and serial entrepreneur with over 160 issued U.S. patents. Starting in 1959, Dr. Fischell spent over 30 years with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, which resulted in 53 patents in both aerospace and biomedical technology. His interests at Johns Hopkins then turned to the invention of new medical devices such as pacemakers and implantable heart defibrillators. Starting in 1969, Dr. Fischell began the formation of 14 private companies that licensed his patents on medical devices. These companies include Pacesetter Systems, Inc. (purchased by Siemens and now part of St. Jude Medical, Inc.), IsoStent, Inc. (merged with Cordis Company, a Johnson and Johnson Company), NeuroPace, Inc., Neuralieve, Inc., Angel Medical Systems, Inc., and Svelte Medical Systems, Inc. As it relates to diabetes management devices, he was the inventor of the first implantable insulin pump (which became Minimed, which was sold to Medtronic). Dr. Fischell’s honors include Inventor of the Year for the USA in 1984, election to the National Academy of Engineering in 1989, the Distinguished Physics Alumnus Award of the University of Maryland, and several medals for distinguished accomplishments in science, engineering and innovation. In 2004, Discover magazine gave Dr. Fischell their annual Technology for Humanity award. In 2008, Dr. Fischell received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the Johns Hopkins University in recognition of his many lifesaving inventions. From June 2009 until March 2011, he was a director of InspireMD, Inc. (OTCBB: NSPR), a medical device company focusing on the development and commercialization of its proprietary stent system, MGuard. Dr. Fischell received his BSME degree from Duke University and MS and Sc.D. degrees from the University of Maryland. At the White House on May 16, 2016, President Obama presented to Dr. Fischell the National Medical of Technology and Innovation, the highest award in the USA for achievements in innovative technology.
Allen E. Danzig, Esq.
Allen Danzig has served on our Board since October 31, 2019 and is the Chair of our Nominating, Governance and Compensation Committee. Mr. Danzig most recently served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of L3Harris Technologies, Inc., a global aerospace and defense technology contractor, with $17 billion in annual revenue. Prior to its merger with Harris Corporation in June 2019, Mr. Danzig served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at L3 Technologies, Inc. where he had been employed since 2006. Prior to his employment at L3, Mr. Danzig served in management positions with Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, and The Hertz Corporation, one of the world’s largest vehicle and equipment rental companies. He received his undergraduate degree from Adelphi University and law degree from Pace University School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar.
Paul Goode, PhD
Paul Goode is a highly accomplished medical device professional with extensive experience in product development, from initial concept to global commercialization. Paul currently serves as Vice President of Product Development at Orchestra Biomed where he oversees the development of its implantable cardiac stimulator system for hypertension. Prior to Orchestra, Paul served in several executive roles at EndoStim, including Senior Vice President of R&D, Chief Technology Officer, and Interim CEO, and as Director of Engineering at Impulse Dynamics. Additionally, Paul spent years working with diabetes management technologies, including as Vice President of R&D at MetaCure, a neurostimulator device for Type 2 diabetes, as Director of Engineering and Algorithm Development at DexCom, a global continuous glucose monitoring company, and as Senior Engineer at insulin pump and continuous glucose sensor maker, MiniMed, Inc., prior to its acquisition by Medtronic. Paul received his BS, MS and PhD degrees from North Carolina State University, and is a named inventor on over 150 issued patents.