Management Team

NovaScan has a capable, highly experienced leadership team.

Craig Davis
Chief Executive Officer

Craig has been active in the early stage medtech community for many years, as a partner at a leading family office, as a medtech investment banker, and as a growth strategy consultant. Previous to NovaScan, Mr. Davis was a partner in the two person family office LaSalle Investments. Among others, LaSalle co-founded Merge Healthcare (IPO and sold to IBM for $1Billion) and OrthoScan (acquired by ATON GmbH). Craig was a senior member of a team that was backed by private equity firm GTCR to roll up companies in the urologic device space. He is also an ex- partner at Healthios, a boutique healthcare focused investment bank founded by former Baxter CEO Vern Loucks. Mr. Davis has an MBA from the Kellogg School, a masters degrees in engineering from Northwestern, as well as a BS in mechanical engineering from Washington University.

Les Bogdanowicz, Ph.D, MBA
Chief Technology Officer and VP Development

Les Bogdanowicz is an experienced technical leader and manager of cross-functional engineering teams. He has over 20 years of progressively responsible R&D experience with a successful track record of bring complex medical devices to market. He has held positions with several start-up and established companies including Aksys Ltd, Optobionics, Welch Allyn, Zoll Medical and Endotronix. He also teaches the capstone classes on medical device commercialization at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Les has multiple medical device patents and is published in top journals. He received his BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees from UIC; he received his MBA from DePaul with a concentration in MedTech management.

Shahila M. Christie, Ph.D.
Vice President Clinical Development

Dr Christie comes to NovaScan with both experience in therapeutics innovation and a track record of obtaining non-dilutive grants from the federal agencies. Earlier in her career, Shahila was an entrepreneur and an Assistant Professor of BioChemistry at University of Illinois Chicago. Dr Christie leads NovaScan grant initiatives and clinical development. Shahila graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry from Loyola University in Chicago and a BS in physics and mathematics from the University of Bangalore.

William Gregory, Ph.D.

Over the past thirty years, Dr. Gregory has been researching the electrical properties of materials and has been involved in other start-up companies as well as holding various academic positions. He holds numerous patents and is widely published, and most recently a joint appointment as a Professor of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering and in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Prior to this position, Dr. Gregory was the Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at UW-Milwaukee. Dr. Gregory received his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT, is a registered patent agent and holds a professional engineering license.