Board of Directors


Dr. Arun Menawat, Chairman of the Board

Dr. Arun Menawat has an accomplished history of executive leadership success in the healthcare industry. Dr. Menawat served as the President & CEO and Chairman of the Board of Novadaq Technologies Inc. from April 2003 to July 2016, where he led the company from a start-up to among the top ten fastest growing medical device companies. Dr. Menawat led the company to an IPO in the Canadian TSX and US NASDAQ listing.

Ronen Gadot
Chief Executive Officer

In 2006, Ronen joined the elminda founders as a first investor and board member, recognizing the vision that brain mapping can make a significant difference for the diagnosis and treatment of brain related disorders. Before joining elminda, Ronen held executive positions for several international companies. These include Applied Materials, a Silicon Valley based Fortune 500 Company; Philips Electronics, a leading player in consumer electronics, medical imaging and monitoring equipment; and SHL Telemedicine, a pioneering company in the area of telemedicine solutions and remote care. Prior to Ronen’s career in business, he served eight-years as an F-16 fighter pilot and also flew on the Israeli Aerobatic Team.

James Zhang

Mr. James Zhang joined Shanda Capital in 2013 as Executive Director. Shanda Capital is an investment group investing in technology, media and telecommunications businesses. Mr. Zhang has 12 years’ experience in management consulting, investment and industry experience for High-tech, Telecom, Internet, Entertainment, Financial Services, Fintech, Internet Finance, Retail / e-Commerce (B2C), Consumer Goods industries.
He is Experienced in corporate strategy, BU strategy, M&A, due diligence, marketing and distribution strategy, product development strategy, supply chain management and organization restructuring.

Paul A. Mieyal, Ph.D., CFA

Paul A. Mieyal, Ph.D., CFA joined Wexford in 2006, and serves as Vice President, Director of Life Sciences Investments. Mr. Mieyal is responsible for sourcing, due diligence, negotiation, and management of $150 million of capital invested in public and private biotech and medical device companies. Mr. Mieyal is a director representative on public and private company boards, including audit and compensation committees.



Elliot J. Sussman, MD MBA

Leading expert and executive of healthcare delivery systems. Chairman of the Villages Health System working to transform health care delivery system in the largest over-55 community in the United States. Former, President & CEO Lehigh Valley Health Network, Chairman of Penncare Inc., Associate Dean, Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago.

Fred Cohen

Extensive sales & marketing career with successful,  creative, out of the box thinking and leadership through team building. Experience includes NHL, MISL and Auto racing. Fred also served as the Chairman of Maccabbi US Sports Team.


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