Bill Sanford, Founder and Chairman of Symark LLC, a private equity, technology commercialization, and business development organization headquartered in Naples, Florida. He is also Executive Founder and retired Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Steris Corporation (NYSE:STE), a global leader in infection and contamination prevention systems, products, services, and technologies. Mr. Sanford is an experienced entrepreneur, executive, consultant, investor, and board member with extensive new venture, merger and acquisition, turnaround, senior management, and market development experience. His business career has focused on the development and commercialization of healthcare and scientific products, health services, advanced information systems, and other innovative technology applications. He holds several patents related to medical technology and devices. Mr. Sanford serves as a Board member and Advisor to numerous organizations, including KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY), Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE:GB), ElectroSonics Medical, Inc., CardinalCommerce, MicroGroup, NanoScale Corporation, NutriJoy, Inc., Cleveland Clinic, Kansas State University Foundation, and several early and growth stage technology companies and investment partnerships. He is founding and past Chairman of BioEnterprise Corporation, Chairman Emeritus of NorTech, past Vice Chairman of Omeris, a charter member of the State of Ohio Technology Action Board, Vice Chairman of the Kansas Bioscience Authority, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).