Our Team

The management team provides a unique diversity of relevant background and experience

Melissa Bailey, OD, PhD

Melissa Bailey, OD, PhD

Inventor/Technology Leadership

Melissa is the inventor of TESA technologies. She earned her OD degree and her PhD (Vision Science) from The Ohio State University College of Optometry where she serves as a researcher and associate professor. Melissa is the 2014 winner of OSU’s Wexner Medical Center Big Ideas Competition, and was one of the Nominees/Finalists for The Ohio State University 2014 Innovator of the Year.

Christopher Birosak

Christopher Birosak

Chairman

Chris has over 30 years of Investment Banking, Leveraged Finance, and Private Equity investment experience. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor and Investment Committee member of Star Mountain Capital, an investment firm focused on growth capital investments in small and medium sized US businesses. Formerly he was Managing Director of Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity where he served on the investment committee and was responsible for investments in the Health Care and Energy sectors. Across his career, Chris has worked with early-stage businesses, middle-market companies as well as Fortune 500 companies, having completed over 150 transactions.

Stephen Wallace, CPA

Stephen Wallace, CPA

Board Member

Steve has held senior management positions within Emerson Network Power including VP Finance for domestic operations and VP Information Systems for US-based Global Operations. Prior to his tenure at Emerson, Mr. Wallace held senior management positions at Bank One (JP Morgan Chase) and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Robert Bevington, OD

Robert Bevington, OD

Advisor

Bob is a doctor of optometry and a highly experienced entrepreneur. He was the first to apply Total Quality Management (TQM) to a medical profession, optometry, in the mid-1980s. In 1998 he co-founded Clear Choice Laser Eye Centers, where as CEO, the business grew to 18 locations nationwide—within a 15 month time period.