Chief Executive Officer and President, Director since 2022
Ms. Tharby has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since April 2021. Ms. Tharby has over 25 years of executive leadership experience building and leading strong performing global organizations that develop and commercialize products and service innovations, while delivering solutions to patients in the home setting. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Tharby spent the last 24 years working in various roles of increased responsibility at Becton Dickinson (“BD”). Ms. Tharby was a member of the Executive Leadership team of BD that transformed the company from an $8 billion medical supplies company to an $18 billion global medical technology company. Ms. Tharby’s most recent role at BD was Chief Customer Experience Officer from July 2018 through December 2020. In her prior role, as BD’s Chief Human Resources Officer, from October 2016 through July 2018, she led the company through its $24 billion acquisition and integration of C.R. Bard in 2017. She also held numerous global business leadership roles at BD, including Executive Vice President and President of Life Sciences, Group President of Pre-Analytical Systems and Biosciences, Worldwide President of Diabetes Care, and Vice President/General Manager of Pharmaceutical Systems. Ms. Tharby has an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario Canada.
Chief Technology Officer
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Tom joins KORU with medical device industry experience, coming from Integra Life Sciences, where he spent the last 10 years, with his most recent role there as Senior Director of Finance (FP&A). Previous roles included Group Controller/Head of FP&A and Director of Finance (FP&A). Career highlights include establishing the Finance function for a newly created manufacturing division at Integra, which involved creating processes, setting up systems for reporting, management presentations and hiring a strong team. Tom recently led the financial analysis and negotiation to move Integra’s headquarters to Princeton, NJ, which this deal was recently awarded NJ’s 2019 office real estate deal of the year! He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting & Finance from Ohio State University. Tom brings extensive expertise and experience in building forecasts, budgets, modeling, and cost accounting that will support decision making and actions to help drive KORU’s growth.
Vice President of Strategy and Business Development
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.
Vice President of Business Development
Brian Hertzog comes to Koru with over 15 years of experience in the drug delivery and medical device space. Most recently he was a business development executive at Nemera, a diversified drug delivery company with inhalation, ENT, ophthalmic, dermal, and parenteral devices (both autoinjectors and on-body wearables). He has deep experience in infusion devices and pharmaceutical packaging, also having held business development roles at Unilife, Schott, and Datwyler.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Chris joins the KORU team from Hillrom where he worked as the Vice President of Quality Assurance. In that role he was responsible for all quality functions for Hillrom’s largest manufacturing division. Prior to that role, Chris was the Vice President of QA/RA where he was responsible for enterprise-wide Design Assurance, Supplier Quality Assurance, Project Management Office, and Software. Chris’ proudest professional accomplishments include working with, leading, and helping build great teams. In addition to these efforts, he enjoys making a difference in the healthcare space and improving outcomes for patients and customers.
Chris received his bachelor’s degree in general engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor.
Vice President of Sales
Rob brings 30+ years of experience in sales across the healthcare industry with direct experience in home care, specialty pharmacy and with Plasma/Biologics. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Strategic Accounts for McKesson Alternate Pharmacy Solutions, where he led the strategy, planning, and implementation of effective sales and marketing strategies focused on the specialty pharma channel. Prior to that role, Rob was the Vice President of Sales for McKesson Plasma and Biologics, where he established and managed a sales team, and as the Senior Director for McKesson Alternate Site Pharmacy, where he spearheaded the development and execution of strategic programs enhancing pharmacy partnerships while also driving value and efficiency. Rob received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Fordham University.
Vice President of Operations
Doug comes to KORU with over 20+ years of experience in Operations. Previously, Doug was employed by CPS Performance Materials, a specialty chemical company with focus on medical device products. Being their Site Operations Director, he successfully led the complete oversight of 2 key manufacturing plants in Bound Brook, NJ and Palm Bay, FL. He is a results-oriented leader with a proven track record of driving down product costs and improving quality throughout the entire supply chain. Doug has a strong technical and analytical skill set in UL, ISO, DEA, DEP, EPA, and FDA regulated environment. He has successfully implemented Six Sigma and lean manufacturing strategies to improve profitability. Doug is ASQ 6 Sigma Black Belt Certified as well as trained with NJMEP Lean Manufacturing which improves the profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers.
Doug received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from LaFayette College in Pennsylvania then went on to recieve his Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University in New Jersey.