Donald B. Pettigrew
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Pettigrew has more than 23 years of sales and business development experience in the medical device industry, including the home infusion space. Prior to joining RMS (now KORU Medical Systems) as President and Chief Commercial Officer in 2018, Mr. Pettigrew held senior leadership positions at market-leading medical firms such as Moog, Inc. as Global Business Development and Group Director, Global Sales and Professional Services from 2011 through 2018, where he led commercialization and business development for the IV infusion and enteral feeding franchises in both the U.S. and international markets. Mr. Pettigrew also held management positions at Baxter (formerly Gambro) from 2008-2011, Boston Scientific from 1995-2008, and E&J Gallo from 1990-1995. Mr. Pettigrew earned his B.A. in Biology from the University of Colorado.
Chief Financial Officer
Karen Fisher has more than 25 years of financial experience in a variety of industries, most recently serving as the Assistant Controller for a global consumer products company. She has also held roles such as Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer, and Controller. Ms. Fisher held multiple financial management roles covering financial analysis and reporting, budgeting, forecasting, acquisitions, and cash management. She is thoroughly knowledgeable in compliance with SEC regulation, GAAP, 10Q’s, 10K’s and Sarbanes-Oxley. Ms. Fisher is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Arizona State University with a BS in Accounting.
Chief Operating Officer
Manny Marques has an engineering background in FDA Class II & III medical devices. He has a proven history of effectively transferring new products from R&D into manufacturing, while also reducing operating and manufacturing costs of existing products. Mr. Marques is a champion at enhancing operational management via implementation of Lean 6-Sigma Manufacturing techniques. Mr. Marques holds two U.S. patents for cardiovascular medical devices. Manny obtained a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology and also an MS in Engineering Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Vice President of Global Commercialization
Mr. Bennett’s experience spans healthcare product categories, care settings, and end markets, including medical devices / technology, pharmaceuticals, biologics, acute care, and home care. He has been responsible for growth in both U.S. and international markets.
He joins KORU Medical from Salter Labs, a global anesthesia and respiratory medical device manufacturer, where he served as Vice President Sales, Marketing, and Business Development beginning in 2012. Salter Labs merged with SunMed in 2019. Prior to this, he was with Baxter Healthcare, a Fortune 500 diversified global pharmaceutical and device manufacturer. At Baxter he focused on pharmaceuticals and biologics, with an emphasis on product and market development addressing nutrition, hydration, and hemophilia. Mr. Bennett began his career at PwC Consulting (now IBM Global Business Services).
Mr. Bennett received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was a Siebel Scholar and recipient of the Richard M. Clewett Award, and his BBA from Northwood University.
Brian Schiller, PhD
Vice President of Medical Affairs
Brian Schiller, PhD, is a senior leader with diverse medical affairs and clinical research experience spanning global strategic development, product launch, legal, regulatory and compliance alignment, recruitment and leadership of field medical teams, professional medical education, publication planning and medical communication strategy, company- and investigator-sponsored clinical research, medical marketing and health outcomes research. He has demonstrated success across a wide array of specialty areas including internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, immunology, neurology/neuropsychiatry, dermatology, orthopedics, general and gynecologic surgery.
Prior to joining RMS (now KORU Medical Systems), Dr. Schiller was Senior Director and Head of Field Medical, North America Medical Affairs at Sanofi (Genzyme) since 2009. From 2005-2008 Dr. Schiller worked at Avanir Pharmaceuticals; initially as an Associate Director of Medical Affairs, and later as Associate Director of Clinical Research and Medical Affairs. Dr. Schiller also held leadership roles at Amgen from 2002-2005 and at Bristol Myers Squibb from 1999-2002.