Walter V. Klemp
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Wally Klemp is an experienced and successful entrepreneur with 30 years of company-building history. He has founded multiple Houston-based biotech companies collaborating with MD Anderson Cancer Center, including Moleculin Biotech, Inc, which he took public in 2016 . He has focused the last 15 years on developing and marketing therapeutic devices and drugs from concept through FDA approval. Prior to that, Mr. Klemp was founder, CEO and Chairman of Drypers Corporation, a publicly traded multinational consumer products company, growing Drypers from start-up to nearly $500 million in annualized sales and #1 on the INC 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies, and earning the American Marketing Association's Gold Edison Award. He developed growth strategies, orchestrated mergers and acquisitions, and had direct responsibility for nearly $.75 billion in public and private financings.
Christopher Capelli, M.D.
Co-Founder, President and Chief Science Officer
Dr. Capelli is the lead inventor of Soliton's RAP technology. Chris led the Office of Technology Based Ventures at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where he formed the foundational concepts that have become RAP and eventually left MD Anderson to co-found Soliton. Prior to MD Anderson, Dr. Capelli served the director of the Office of Technology Management at the University of Pittsburgh. Both an MIT engineer and a medical doctor, Chris is the inventor of numerous patents. He was the founder of BioInterface Technologies, Inc., which developed new a silver-based antimicrobial technology for use in wound care, and he was co-inventor of the core technology that eventually became Dexcom, an $8 billion medical device company.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Soliton, Ms. Bisson worked as a financial and business development consultant advising a number of life science companies. Lori served as the CFO of Zeno Corporation, a medical device company focused on new technology in the aesthetics area, and previously held various positions with Drypers Corporation, a publicly traded multinational consumer products company, where she ultimately held the title of Vice President of Integrated Solutions and oversaw accounting, information technology, and logistics for the US operation. Lori began her career at Arthur Andersen, LLP as an auditor focused on consumer products companies.
Chief Operating Officer
In addition to being a lawyer and having served as a Washington State Senator, Mr. Tanner has served as Chief Operating Officer of Zeno Corporation, a company that developed and marketed dermatology devices and drugs from concept through FDA approval and market launch. Prior to that, Joe has held senior leadership positions in the contract electronics manufacturing industry as well as the consumer products industry, with responsibilities for both domestic and international operations.