Marc NEW headshotMarc Alessi is the Founder and CEO of SynchroPET

Marc is a serial entrepreneur; having started companies across a number of sectors, he has also been an active angel investor in a number of start-ups and is the former Executive Director of the Long Island Angel Network (LIAN).

Marc is a Corporate Attorney by training, and has been a consultant or advisor to a number of start-up companies and incubators in the Information Technology, Energy, Security, and Biotechnology sectors.

Marc is on the Board of Directors of Peconic Bay Hospital and the Long Island Power Authority, one of the largest public power utilities in the nation.

Marc is on the Board of Advisors of a handful of not for profits, such as the Nassau Suffolk Law Services (provides civil legal services to the poor) and the East End Arts Council.

Marc is a former New York State Legislator and had spear-headed legislation for entrepreneurial development & technology innovation.

Marc has a BA from SUNY Albany and a JD from Touro Law School.

imageedit_5_9385834794Yegor Sinelnikov, VP of New Technology Development:

Yegor D. Sinelnikov, Ph.D. has over 20 years of experience developing medical devices. Specifically, his expertise is in medical acoustic, experimentation, program management and system integration. He brings substantial medical device experience and demonstrated track record of creating innovative technical solution to complex engineering problems, multidisciplinary analyses, and identifying competitive solutions for competing intellectual properties. Dr. Sinelnikov continues research through collaboration in the field on non-linear acoustics and is an author in several issued U.S. patents in the fields of intravascular therapy, atrial fibrillation, tumor ablation, high intensity focused ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging system integration.



Harvey BrofmanHarvey Brofman, Board of Advisors

Angel investor and active member of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem / community, mentoring, advising entrepreneurs and investing in select startups. Member of New York Angels and board member of Long Island Angel Network.

A seasoned professional in healthcare informatics, transaction processing, relationship marketing and healthcare IT. As a and serial entrepreneur, Mr. Brofman has been a pioneer in the development and adoption of new solutions and systems technology in medical, pharmacy, pharmaceutical and payor components of the healthcare industry. He’s led multiple successful companies, including acquisitions, mergers, and business line consolidations, creating favorable liquidity events for shareholders through sale and exits to strategic buyers

kevin-1Kevin Hesselbirg, Board of Advisors

With over 20 years of financial technology and global management experience, Kevin serves as Primatics’ Chief Executive Officer. Before Primatics, Kevin served as the Chief Executive Officer of OpenLink Financial. As CEO, Kevin helped transform OpenLink to a multi-national and industry-leading commercial software and professional services organization with more than $300 million in revenue and 1,200 professionals located in nine countries. Previously, Kevin served as OpenLink’s Chief Financial Officer and later as its Chief Operating Officer. Kevin began his career at Ernst & Young LLP, where he ascended to the position of Audit Manager in the specialized privately-owned and emerging business group, providing both audit and business advisory to high growth businesses primarily in the medical technology industry. Kevin has also served as a Chief Financial Officer for two medical technology firms.

Kevin, a native of New York, holds a BS from Fordham University where he graduated valedictorian of the class of 1987.

DJS_2013David Schlyer, Ph.D., Board of Advisors

A tenured Senior Scientist and Chair of the Medical Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s, David Schlyer, Ph.D., has worked on a variety of projects during his more than 30 years at the BNL.
Awarded his B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of California at Riverside in 1971 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at San Diego in 1976, Dr. Schlyer then came to BNL’s Chemistry Department as a post-doctoral fellow, to research the development of radioisotope tracers for diagnostic medical imaging.
From 1981 to 1985, Dr. Schlyer worked first as a corporate research chemist and then as chairman of a hospital research department. He returned to Brookhaven Lab in 1985, to continue his work on radioisotope production and to develop new detector and scanning technology for medical imaging.
In addition, Dr. Schlyer is an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at Stony Brook University and mentors graduate students working towards their Masters and PhD degrees. Working as a consultant for the International Atomic Energy Agency, he trains chemists and physicians who are setting up nuclear medicine programs in developing countries for their citizens’ benefit.
His interests include the cyclotron production of radionuclides, nanoparticle biodistribution and toxicology and the development of new instrumentation for positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

Burke PicBurke Liburt, Board of Advisors

Burke brings years of successful management and strategic marketing to SynchroPET.

His management career began at ABC Television, directing the midwest region for the owned & operated television stations, as well as directing sales for WABC Television. He designed and executed the growth of six televisions stations and three cable companies for Corinthian Broadcasting, a Dun & Bradstreet Company, as Sr VP Sales & Marketing, exploiting new markets in cable production and syndication.

Recenty he served as founding CEO of the Long Island SPY Museum and is currently Director of Business Strategies and Innovation Development at the College of Business, SUNY Stony Brook.

picBob Gross, Board of Advisors:

A senior technical and business executive with over 35 years of experience delivering business development, sales and engineering solutions.

Senior member of the technical staff at iSine, Inc. a Long Island based ASIC supplier, specializing in energy and SSL Solid State Lighting solutions.

Bob has built World Wide Application groups and engineering departments for Ungerman and Bass, Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMC) and Reuters all here on Long Island. He has developed strategic relationships with: IBM, Intel, Dell, HP, BAE and Sylvania just to name a few.

Bob is also active as a Consulting Partner at Lighting Solution Development, “Market Intelligence for Lighting Developers”, is on the advisory board at Synchropet and also a consulting sales partner at UMS, Universal Management Solutions.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Engineering with minor in Fine Arts from SUNY Stony Brook. He is a member of the LICA, ODNLI, IEEE, IMAPS and SMTA. He has 2 patents and several publications.