Mr. Holsapple has extensive managerial experience spanning many decades in a wide host of industries. He has successfully served as CEO/COO of six profitable midsize industrial or consumer products companies ranging in size from $10M to $100M in sales. He has managed four corporate turnarounds restoring each company to financial health. As an entrepreneur, he has started four new companies ranging in focus from international trade to complex life science startups. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of a large metallurgical coke company startup.
From a life science industry perspective, he led the Center for Cancer Economic, Technology Assessment, Innovation & Development (CETAID) for the Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) where his team of scientists and clinicians developed numerous new technologies for detecting or treating cancer. SciTech is one of those companies that spun out of CETAID/KCI. In his leadership capacity, he also managed the development and raised the initial funding (~$17.M) for the SoftVueTM technology. SoftVueTM is a novel breast cancer detection product now in massive clinical trials under license with Delphinus Medical Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Holsapple also has experience in leading and raising financing to conduct leverage buyouts of some of the above companies. In the case of the startups, he was responsible for raising the capital, from a broad cross section of sources, to finance the businesses.
He previously served his country as an air defense officer in the United States Marine Corps rising to the rank of Captain.