Cynthia "Cindy" Lander
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Moerae Matrix, Inc. Dr. Lander has been a Partner in Nascent Enterprises, LLC, a venture catalyst partnership commercializing medical inventions, with 26 companies created to date. Portfolio companies have raised millions of dollars in private financing and experienced 12 exit transactions. Dr. Lander has overseen the development of Moerae Matrix, Inc. and spin-off VasoPrep Surgical, LLC as Founder, Chairman and CEO since Company inception, now moving to Executive Chairman for VPS. Via Cynapse Consulting, LLC, Dr. Lander has served as interim management and/or strategic consultant to numerous venture capital and development-stage biotechnology, medical device and diagnostics company clients, focusing on commercial opportunity assessment, corporate, product and market development strategy and operations. Cynapse Consulting clients have spanned early-stage start-ups through small- and large-cap pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Lander was Senior Vice President, Group Account Director at Saatchi & Saatchi/Publicis Group, with responsibility for business development and brand/marketing strategy for biopharmaceutical clients. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from Yale University (Neurogen Fellow), where she made discoveries that were subsequently out-licensed for use in research and drug development, and conducted post-doctoral research at Rockefeller University as a Revson Fellow. Dr. Lander is an inventor on numerous patents. She is a classically-trained musician (The Juilliard School) and has a BA in Psychology from New York University.