PBBG Management & Advisors
Thomas H. Ross
Thomas H. Ross is a graduate of Purdue University in Aeronautical Engineering with a MSc in Industrial Management (MBA equivalent). Tom was President of his Junior Class at Purdue, and President of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Earlier he became the youngest Eagle Scout in Indiana. He has an extensive international business background, having lived 18 years in Europe, Africa and the Middle East as an independent investment specialist and real estate project developer. He currently heads the Palm Beach Business Group, Inc., a business development and networking organization headquartered in Palm Beach, Florida that helps provide venture funding to early stage biotechnology, life science, alternative energy and other technology companies.
Mr. Ross is the Founder and President of BioMune, Inc. Working with James Lipton, MD PhD, developer of the Macrimmune innate immune system stimulator, they developed several plant based products designed for a variety of cancers and immune deficiency diseases. Together they arranged initial pre-clinical testing at Southern Research Institute that indicated the extraordinary efficacy that have led to the current patent portfolio, and attracted the current BioMune team.
As President of Florida BioSciences, LLC (FBS), he supports South Florida as a center for international finance and bioscience. Tom helps scientists with break-through technologies in Florida, including "spin-out" biotechnology companies from the world famous biomedical research institutes (Scripps, Max Planck, Torrey Pines, Burnham, etc.) raise funding to get these high technology firms to commercialization for the efficient and cost effective treatment of diseases. Technologies include unique immunotherapies and exciting electromagnetic treatments. FBS organized a $400 million early stage biomedical fund by review of over 100 companies' technologies, only to be ready for market in March 2009 when the equities markets collapsed. Accomplishing FBS goals will reward early company investors, as they "do Good" and therefore "do Well".
As VP and CFO of Invest Africa, Inc. (IAI) Mr. Ross has assisted in arranging for major infrastructure projects in SW Africa, as well as in the trade of high yield commodities. Africa offers huge emerging market opportunities that IAI will help develop on behalf of US and especially Florida companies, while giving back to needed African charitable organizations.
In early 2015 Mr. Ross joined the Board of the Institute for an Open Society in the Middle East (IOSME), a 501c3 organization dedicated to bringing awareness and action toward democracy and improvement in human rights, including women's rights, in the Middle East. Membership of IOSME is composed of Israelis, Americans, and Jewish and moderate Shia Iranians. The Honorary Chairman of IOSME is His Royal Highness Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi of Iran.
Christopher D. Krause
Dr. Christopher D. Krause attained a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology in 2002 from UMDNJ and Rutgers University under the advisement of the late Dr. Sidney Pestka, one of the pioneers of interferon research and of the biopharmaceutical industry. Dr. Krause’s work as a graduate student focused on structure of the interferon-gamma receptor complex in live cells and how signaling can be characterized or modified. As a Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor, he remained in Dr. Pestka’s laboratory to work on two projects. In one, he continued to develop a novel technology that allowed biophysical analysis of protein complexes to be done in intact cells and in real time. He studied the structures of several cytokine receptor complexes, including those of interferon-alpha, interferon-gamma, interferon-lambda, and interleukin-10, and developed methodologies to simultaneously analyze multiple protein interactions in cells. In a second, he optimized a plasmid vector system to efficiently express multiple gene-derived biotherapeutics in mesenchymal stem cells, so that biotherapeutics with systemic side effects can be expressed and released locally, simultaneously preserving the effectiveness of the drug, reducing its overall dose and side effects, and avoiding the need to purify the drug.
Since leaving Dr. Pestka’s laboratory, his basic research activities have focused on the genetic and evolutionary biology of interferons (both the proteins and their genes) in vertebrates. Currently, he maintains voluntary adjunct appointments at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University and at the Center for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Florida Atlantic University. At several universities, Dr. Krause taught a variety of college-level biomedical science courses including microbiology, immunology, genetics, anatomy and physiology, general chemistry. He is the Chief Scientific Officer at two startup companies (BioMune, specializing in anti-cancer mitogens, and the SoundWell Corp., that sells anti-stress wellness devices). His entrepreneurial activities are prolific; he is a consultant (about the use of CFS and IFN's), a tutor, and is designing an online course to help refresh students looking to apply to medical or graduate school after they graduated college. In his free time, he can be found gardening, playing volleyball, cooking, and tinkering with or repairing computers.
Richard S. Bernstein
Mr. Bernstein is the CEO and founder of Richard S. Bernstein & Associates Inc., a national leader in the healthcare and life insurance industry. For 40 years, he has advised many of America's wealthiest families and businesses with their estate planning and healthcare needs. He has consistently ranked among the top insurance agents in the world. Mr. Bernstein’s professional accolades include Forum 400, Million Dollar Roundtable, and Top of the Table. He received the 2011 Ultimate CEO award from South Florida Business Journal and is one of the founding members of the Forum Club. Mr. Bernstein is also a speaker for top industry, government, and think-tank organizations, including the Forum 400, of which he is a life-time member. He has a BA in finance from University of Miami, earning the J. Edwin Larson Scholarship for Insurance Studies. Mr. Bernstein has been featured as an estate planning and health care expert on many national and local media outlets including Fox Business News, NBC, CBS, ABC, Miami Herald, New York’s WOR News Talk Radio, the Mancow Morning Show in Chicago, America’s Radio Network, Bloomberg Radio, Newsmax Magazine and Forbes. He serves as a weekly guest financial columnist for Palm Beach Society Magazine.
Teresa M. Dailey
Mrs. Teresa Dailey (soon to be Dr. Dailey) attained her bachelor's degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 1998 with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, and a minor in Music with a concentration in Percussion. She earned her Masters in Divinity at the Evangelical Bible College & Seminary at Greenacres, FL in 2012, and is nearing completion of her Doctorate studies in Divinity. As she was developing her eduation, she was a Chief Financial Assistant at Eyeglass world corporate headquarters in Palm Springs FL., and a personal assistant for Stanley N and Gay Hart Gaines. She currently is President & CEO of TNT Dailey, Inc.; more recently, she became a Founder and Realtor of TNT Dailey Realty (at Sotheby's)
A two-year position as Director of Congressman E. Clay Shaw's Campaign Administration was the beginning of an impressive career in finance consulting and fundraising for politician-clients for many needs, including presidential elections (Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, John McCain, and President-Elect Donald Trump, among others), gubernatorial elections (Nikki Haley and Rick Scott, among others), senatorial elections (Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, John Thune, Chuck Grassley, among others), congressional elections (John Boehner for Speaker of the House, Brian Mast, Mike Lee, E. Clay Shaw, Steve Scalise for Majority Whip, among others), and other political committees (Senator Portman for NRSC, Chris Christie for RGA, the Republican Party of PBC, and the Tea Party Patriots, among others). Ms. Dailey has also done fudraising for nonpolitical clients, including non-profit organizations like Northwood University and Oxbridge Academy, and corporate clients for special events like the Florida Crystals Corporation.