Sam Kiderman, PhD, Director, New Ventures. Sam's main focus is development, finance and growth of new spin-offs. Prior to joining CCI, he was responsible for Clinic Care, an arm of the Cleveland Clinic, which provides multifunctional support for the Clinic and subsidiaries. Sam has extensive experience in business development and has been involved in the organization and start-up of a number of companies. He serves on the board of directors for Tolera Therapeutics, Clear Catheter Solutions, Navis Medical, Cleveland Heart, and the New Generation Technology and Foundation for Humanitarian Aid. Prior to the Cleveland Clinic, Sam started and led a highly successful business enterprise and held executive financial positions with several organizations. He holds a BS in Accounting, MBA and PhD in Economics from Moscow State University.