Thomas Sandgaard has been the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zynex, Inc. since founding the company in 1996. He has previously held management positions with companies such as ITT, Siemens, GN Danavox, Dataco and Philips. Most of his work has been in the areas of international sales and distribution, technology transfers, mergers and marketing management in the semiconductor, telecommunications, data communications and medical equipment industries. Mr. Sandgaard has a degree in electronics engineering from Denmark’s Odense University of Engineering and an MBA from Copenhagen Business School. Mr. Sandgaard has an in-depth knowledge of the industry and is the driving force of the Company strategies.
Anthony Scalese has been Chief Financial Officer of Zynex, Inc. since September 2010. Mr. Scalese has over 15 years of experience in accounting, finance and operations and has spent the past 13 years of his career in the high-tech and healthcare industries. His most recent position was Chief Financial Officer for Qualmark Corporation, a publicly held global manufacturer of durability testing equipment. Mr. Scalese joined Qualmark in February 2000 as Corporate Controller and also served as President for various subsidiaries of Qualmark. He previously held positions at Coram Healthcare (now Apria Healthcare) as well as Foundation Health Systems (now Healthnet). Mr. Scalese is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Colorado, received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University. Mr. Scalese’s previous experience includes public company reporting, merging and integrating companies, raising capital and divesting non-core businesses.
Robert Bird is the VP of Sales and Marketing responsible for all domestic sales within the rehabilitation and pain management markets and directs all domestic sales activities for the Zynex Medical division of Zynex. Mr. Bird has over 20 years of sales and management experience and holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Hayward.
Robert “Bob” Cozart is the VP of Technical Operation who develops and manages all of the teams that make up the Purchasing, Production, Service, Warehouse, Facilities, and Shipping and Receiving departments. Mr. Cozart has over 26 years of management experience in electronics manufacturing, primarily with Class II and Class III medical devices with such companies as HEI, Colorado Medtech, Pfizer/Valleylab and Medtronic. Mr. Cozart holds an MBA from Creighton University in Omaha and a BS in Business from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Victoria Cordova is the Director of Human Resources at Zynex after extensive Human Resources experiences at Evergreen Energy, US Foodservice, and Spectrum Laboratories. She is a senior leader with responsibilities in all areas of Human Resources including benefits, policies, and procedures, fiduciary responsibilities of 401(k) plans, compensation, HRIS, payroll, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Cordova is the consummate business partner and effective team player with strong motivational skills and the capacity to develop peak levels of staff performance. Excellent communication and analytic skills with the ability to interface with individuals at all levels are hallmarks of her management skills. Her Masters from the University of Phoenix follows her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix in Business Management/Global Management.
Dave Empey has served as the Director, Regulatory and compliance since January, 2011. The Zynex Board of Directors appointed him to the additional role of Compliance and Privacy Officer in August, 2011. Dave has over 35 years of healthcare, clinical services, management, operations, medical equipment, accreditation, quality and compliance experience. His efforts are aimed at developing effective compliance programs and enhancing the regulatory and quality systems that are critical to success in the highly regulated areas of healthcare and medical device manufacturing. Dave holds an MBA from the University of Denver and is a Registered Respiratory Therapist.