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David R. McCarthy, Jr

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dave McCarthy serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role he leads and executes the strategy of eStudySite, and has been involved with the Company as an Operating Executive and Director for over 10 years. Dave has diverse experience in healthcare, including the development of multiple technology and clinical provider companies spanning medical training and patient engagement systems, outpatient surgery and clinical trials. Working at Bain & Company, he was involved in the early development of the firm’s healthcare/hospital practice. He has advised multiple institutional investors in the development and execution of investment strategies in healthcare. Dave has additionally spent a number of years as an entrepreneur in the software and technology business. Dave received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and has a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University.

William O'Riordan, M.D.

Founder and Senior Medical Advisor

Dr. William O’Riordan, Senior Medical Advisor , founded eStudySite in 1999 along with twelve healthcare providers with whom he had performed research for over ten years. Dr. O’Riordan has been involved in emergency medicine for more than thirty years at St. Francis Medical Center, Paradise Valley Hospital and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. His academic appointments include Harbor General Hospital–UCLA Medical Center and UCSD. His 20+ years of clinical investigation has been performed at Paradise Valley Hospital and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. As Principal Investigator, he has directed over 70 studies including cSSSI, Stroke, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Unstable Angina, Sepsis, Septic Shock, Hospital & Community Acquired Pneumonia, Hepatitis C, Atrial Fibrillation, Congestive Heart Failure, Hyponatremia, Complicated Appendicitis, UTI/Pyleonephritis, Occluded Central Venous Access Devices, genomic studies and more. He has served as Chief of Staff at Paradise Valley Hospital and President of the American College of Emergency Physicians in California. Dr. O’Riordan has also served on numerous advisory adjudication committees including AstraZeneca, Basilea Pharmaceutica, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Hoechst Marion Roussel among others. He is an examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. O’Riordan earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School and is licensed in Kansas and California.

Mark  R. Benham

Mr. Benham has eighteen years of experience in private equity and venture capital. Prior to co-founding Celerity Partners and serving as Managing Partner, from 1988-1992 he was a Senior Investment Officer of Citicorp Venture Capital, Ltd. in New York. Prior to joining Citicorp, Mr. Benham served as the U.S advisor of Yamaichi UniVen Co., Ltd, the venture capital unit of Yamaichi Securities International. Mr. Benham holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. and M.B.A. from The University of Chicago, both with honors. Mr. Benham is a director of Nu Visions, Verari Systems, O Premium Waters, Rincon Industries and Peer 1 Network.

Matthew R. Kraus

Matthew Kraus is currently a partner at Celerity.  Prior to joining Celerity, Mr. Kraus was a Managing Director and Founder of Harvey & Company, a merchant bank based in Irvine, CA.  While at Harvey & Company, he conceived, developed and executed numerous acquisition strategies.  Previously, Mr. Kraus was an analyst at W.E. Myers & Company, a merchant bank.  Mr. Kraus received a B.A in Political Science from Bucknell University.  He is a director of several private companies.