R. Stephen Beatty is Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed as Chairman of the Board in February 2015 and has served on the Board of Directors since May 1999.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Beatty established
and operated Beatty Finance, Inc., a private financial services company
serving the legal profession. Prior to founding Beatty Finance, Inc.,
Mr. Beatty worked with BellSouth where he managed one of BellSouth’s
corporate re-engineering teams, directed the development of enterprise
software for BellSouth’s marketing division and was a member of BellSouth’s
“Future Thinkers”, an in-house corporate think tank. Mr. Beatty obtained
his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Economics
from the University of South Alabama in 1975. He obtained his Masters
in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans in
Robin L. Carmichael
Robin L. Carmichael was appointed our President in February of 2015 and has been our Chief Operating Officer in January 2011.
Ms. Carmichael joined the Company in October 2007 as our Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Prior to joining Helix, Ms. Carmichael
most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of DERMAdoctor, Inc.,
a prestige skin company specializing in over-the-counter drugs and
cosmeceuticals. She was Vice President of Marketing with ProCyte
Corporation and Photomedex, Inc. following its acquisition of ProCyte
in 2005, where she held a number of product marketing positions prior
to her appointment as Vice President of Marketing in 1998. During
her tenure at ProCyte, she developed and launched seven major product
lines and created several new brands. In addition, she established
the international distribution business and was actively involved
with the various licensing partners. Ms. Carmichael has over 25 years
of sales and marketing experience having held a number of regional
and national sales positions in the life science and medical device
companies, including Baxter Healthcare. She holds a Bachelor of Science
in Nursing from Seattle University and attended the UCLA Anderson
Graduate School of Executive Management. She is a recognized speaker
and author on numerous topics, including peptides, cosmetic surgery
and skin care and is a member of Cosmetic Executive Women.
John F. Clifford
John F. Clifford was elected to
our board in August 2007. Mr. Clifford is a consultant in the Aesthetic
and Dermatology markets. He was Executive Vice President of Dermatology
for Photomedex from March 2005 until June 2006 following its acquisition
of ProCyte Corporation. He was President, CEO and Chairman of ProCyte
from 1996 until 2005. Before joining ProCyte, Mr. Clifford was the
President of Orthofix, Inc. U.S., which acquired American Medical
Electronics where he was CEO. From 1989 to 1994, he was employed
by Davis and Geck, as Division Vice President. From 1964 to 1989,
Mr. Clifford held various sales and marketing positions in Ethicon
Inc., and Iolab Corp. both Johnson & Johnson companies. Mr. Clifford
holds a B.S. in Economics from Villanova University and a M.B.A.
in Finance from Drexel University.
Richard M. Cohen
Richard M. Cohen joined our board
in December 2005. Mr. Cohen has been the President of Richard M.
Cohen Consultants since 1996. Richard M. Cohen Consultants is a financial
services consulting company that accepts engagements from public
and private companies to assist with their corporate finance and
corporate governance needs. In addition, since 2003 Mr. Cohen has
served as director of Dune Energy, Inc. a publicly traded company
(AMES:DNE) for which he served as Chief Financial Officer from November
2003 to April 2005. Mr. Cohen also served as the Chief Financial
Officer of Baseline Oil and Gas Corp. (OTBB:BOGA) a publicly held
company with interests in oil/gas investments until August 2007.
Mr. Cohen is a Certified Public Accountant (New York State). He received
a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and a M.B.A.
from Stanford University.
Committees: Audit Chairman
Lawrence Blake Jones
Lawrence Blake Jones has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2010. Since 1974, Mr. Jones has been a partner with Scheuermann & Jones, a Louisiana-based law firm that practices throughout much of the United States. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of First NBC Bank, a privately held financial institution, where he is a member of the audit committee, the board of directors of First Commerce Holding Company, a privately held holding company, where he is a member of the audit committee, and the national board of directors for the not-for-profit St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, where he is a member of the audit committee. He holds a J.D. from Tulane Law School and a B.A. in history from the Louisiana State University.
Committees: Audit, Governance