Managing Director Advisors
George Boss, Chairman William Leone
William Bevers
Henry L Chang
Albert R. Dowden
A. Duncan Gray
Dee Kotak, MD
Robert Anderson

Nils Johansson
Fred M. Tresca
Anne Orton Boss
Lawrence Michaelis, MD
Scott Maguire
Stefano Ciampolini
Prince K. Zachariah, MD, PHD

George Boss

George is Managing Director of The Boss Group which he founded after moving to Houston from Europe in 2004 to concentrate on domestic business in the USA and is responsible for the oversight of all strategic and operations activities of the firm. Boss Group is a private investment, management and consulting firm with interests in energy infrastructure, medical and miscellaneous commercial entities.

George has over thirty years of international experience in both law and business and was involved in over seventy counties while maintaining close involvement with U.S. companies. He founded an international law firm in London and merged it into Houston based Vinson & Elkins, which was the commencement of its international practice. He then started an international consulting firm representing numerous well-known major and small U.S. and non-U.S. clients in energy, food, banking and consumer products as well as other industries. He was involved in most aspects of corporate activity, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He also formed a private investment company that has concentrated over the last 25 years on entrepreneurial and private investment activities mainly outside the U.S. where he has owned or has interests in various businesses, mainly within the EU.

Mr. Boss has dual citizenship, both USA and UK. He presently is a member of the National Advisory Council to the President of the University of Utah and serves on various private company boards.

Nils Johansson

Mr. Johansson is a Manager with The Boss Group and has a broad range of industry experience from light manufacturing & assembly, service, publishing, software to information & content distribution, both domestically and internationally.
After a 20 plus year career at Bell Howell Company (B&H), Mr. Johansson left B&H as their CEO and President after having taken their mail and document processing businesses private, in a leveraged transaction. Prior to this, he served as the Executive VP, CFO and Director of a billion dollar publicly traded company for over 10 years. During this time he was responsible for taking the publicly traded company private in an LBO with the Robert Bass Group in 1987, successfully led a series of refinancing and took the Company back public in 1995. During his tenure there, he was directly responsible for well over 100 M&A transactions, involving both public and private companies. Mr. Johansson was also the driving force behind the strategic transformation of B&H thereby creating a significant amount of shareholder value.

He currently serves on the Board of PERC, a wastewater treatment engineering, construction and operations company and is an advisor to Crestview Capital, a PIPE fund.

Fred M. Tresca

Fred is a Manager with The Boss Group and has extensive experience in energy and the services sector, with an emphasis on corporate formation, senior management and financial aspects of the international energy business and related petroleum and services operations.

Prior to The Boss Group, Fred was a Founder and Managing Director of a private investment and advisory company focused on energy and infrastructure opportunities in Central Asia, with special emphasis on Kazakhstan. Prior to his private investment and advisory company, he was the Managing Partner of Price Waterhouse Kazakhstan. Prior to Kazakhstan, he was a Certified Public Accountant with Price Waterhouse in the United States. He has extensive experience doing business startups, acquisitions, international taxation and structuring, privatizations, joint ventures, mergers, and corporate finance. He is also a founder and Chairman of an energy exploration and production company, Banta Exploration Inc.

Anne Orton Boss

Prior to returning to the U.S. after over 25 years in the UK and Spain and becoming a member of the Boss Group, Anne was involved in the managing and developing of private businesses in natural resources, food, media and retail. In most instances, she was an investor/owner.

She first started in London with Mesa Petroleum managing its office in London, scheduling of supplies, personnel and equipment. She then moved to ICDI Ind. working in investor relations and administration and from there became an owner/manager of several private businesses including IBM distributorship, golf equipment, trading company, food and retail.

She is a native of Texas and is a graduate of the University of Texas. She is fluent in Spanish and French and has dual citizenship, U.S. and UK.

She serves on various Houston community organization boards and committees.

Lawrence L. Michaelis M.D.

Dr. Michaelis is a Manager with The Boss Group and has extensive management and consulting experience in the healthcare industry.

Prior to joining The Boss Group, Dr. Michaelis was Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and later Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, and Associate Dean of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He also was President of Northwestern Healthcare Corporation, an 1100 member PHO and Executive Vice President of Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, a 400 physician-member faculty group practice. In these roles he was responsible for the oversight of clinical care and quality management, research, medical staff credentialing, and graduate medical education and was intimately involved in strategic planning, risk management, and the development of Industrial-Academic relations for the Hospital and Medical School. He was the executive responsible for the Clinical Research Center at Northwestern and had a leadership role in the development of its Clinical Trials Office.

Dr. Michaelis earned an M.D. from Indiana University Medical School and trained in General, Thoracic, and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Virginia, where he was awarded a Master's Degree in Surgical Physiology. Prior to arriving at Northwestern he served four years as Senior Surgeon at the National Heart and Lung Institute of the National Institutes of Health. He has authored over 132 articles and has been a speaker/consultant/educator throughout the US and Internationally. He remains a tenured Professor of Surgery at Northwestern. He currently is also: a principle of strategic consulting group; CMO of a physician web-based billing company; and serves as a senior trustee/consultant/advisor to a number of private and public healthcare companies. He is presently Chairman and CEO of VIRxSYS Corporation, a biotechnology/gene therapy company in Maryland.

Scott Maguire

Scott is a Member of United Renal LLC and also has acted as CEO and serves on the board of Xenetic Biosciences, a development stage biotech company recently re-located to Boston, MA from London, UK. He has had and continues to have extensive experience in the management, development and ownership in the dialysis area as well as healthcare generally both in the United States and internationally.

After starting his career at Merrill Lynch in Healthcare Investment Banking, Mr. Maguire got a MBA from Babson then worked as a Senior Manager for National Medical Care (NMC)- which at the time was the world's largest Hemodialysis Provider until its acquisition by Fresenius. At NMC, he worked directly for Chris Ford, the current Founder and Chairman of American Renal Associates (ARA), the third largest dialysis provider in the US, building the international division. He left NMC to become a Co-Founder and Director of Arthur Andersen's Healthcare Corporate Finance where he advised a number of leading dialysis companies including Althin Medical on the sale to Baxter and Total Renal Care (now DaVita) on their European business development initiatives. In 2001, he became a founder member of London based Healthcare Capital Partners, which then founded Renal Services, leading Independent provider of quality dialysis services to the NHS in the UK. He has been a member of The Boss Group since 2004.

Stefano Ciampolini, MBA

Stefano Ciampolini co-founded HCP and has directed all of its projects. He started his professional career with his family's group of companies, which included private clinics and diagnostic equipment manufacturing in Italy, France and the United States. He joined Arthur Andersen in London in 1996, where he was a member of its healthcare corporate finance team. In 1999, he founded NephroNet, a chain of independent dialysis centres, which (after successful development) was sold to Baxter Inc. in 2001. From 2001 to 2003 Stefano was a Managing Director of Baxter Renal Therapy Services and since 2007 he has served as CEO of the Renal Services Group, a dialysis services company based in London.

As part of his investment activities Stefano is a shareholder and board member of several healthcare ventures and private equity funds. He is a member of the advisory board at HealthEdge Investment Partners, a mid-size healthcare-focused US private equity fund.

Stefano earned an MBA from the Imperial College Management School in 1994 and holds a degree in economics from Kingston University, Surrey.

Prince K Zachariah M.D, PhD

Prince K. Zachariah, MD, PhD. is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the American Heart Association, and a specialist in Hypertension. He was a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN, and a consultant in both Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension for the Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester. Dr. Zachariah held the position of medical director for the Mayo Foundation Office of Information Technology for several years, and served Mayo Clinic Jacksonville as chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. He provided leadership in the implementation of EHR and CPOE at both Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. Dr. Zachariah served on the Board of Governors of Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. He currently holds the appointment as Clinical Professor in Health Administration, Center for Global and Medical Diplomacy, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida and is also serving on the Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Boards of a number of companies. He was a Medical Director with the First Consulting Group and assisted the implementation of EHR and CPOE in academic institutions and small hospitals. Dr. Zachariah has vast experiences in developing and deploying clinical and technology strategies.


William "Bill" A. Leone

Bill is a former owner of a pipeline maintenance and construction company. He was President of the Pipeline Contractors Association (PLCA) in 2007 and a member of that board for several years thereafter. He has dealt with union and non-union associated issues and operations in most areas of the US and internationally. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry. He has been an investor and manager in several Group entities. Bill will continue his active role in management, operations and marketing in energy related entities the Group may acquire.

Bill Beavers

Bill has experience working for several years with the Group as part of the operations and management team of a pipeline maintenance and construction company. He has held executive positions within several energy and manufacturing companies as well with marine terminal operations. He has been involved in budgeting, forecasting, safety, business development, and in general all aspects of management. He previously has worked for El Paso Energy, Duke Energy and J.R. Simplot. Presently, he is managing the development of a port facility in the Houston area. Bill graduated from Texas A & M and served as a paratrooper.

Henry L. Chang

Mr. Chang is an Advisor with The Boss Group and is a corporate finance professional with extensive experience with strategy development, financings and mergers & acquisitions.

He is currently a Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for 3M Health Care, a $5 billion unit within 3M Company. Prior to 3M, he was a Managing Director with The Boss Group. Prior to The Boss Group, he was a Vie President of investment banking with U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray. He was involved in a comprehensive range of activities, including public equity and convertible offerings, private placements, leveraged buyouts, mergers, sale mandates and buy-side advisory services. Prior to joining U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, he was a Management Consultant with the Cambridge Group focused on developing growth strategies for Fortune 500 corporations. Prior to consulting, he worded in business development for MCI Communications and the NutraSweet Company (formally a subsidiary of Monsanto).

Mr. Chang earned a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Northwestern University and Master of Business Administration from J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Albert R. Dowden

Mr. Dowden is an advisor to The Boss Group. Prior to the Boss Group, Mr. Dowden was President and Chief Executive officer of Volvo Group North America, Inc. and Senior Vice President of its Swedish parent company, AB Volvo. Prior to joining Volvo in 1974 as General Counsel to its North American operations, he practiced law with the New York based international law firm of Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance).

He serves as a Director of the INVGSCO Funds, a large family of mutual funds, and Magellan Insurance, a Bermuda based Reinsurance Company. He also serves as Chairman of the Cortland Trust, a New York based money market fund, and on the Advisory Board of Rotary Power International, a designer and manufacturer off rotary engines. He also acts as a Director or Chairman of various New York based, and as well as internationally focused charities. He previously served on the boards of The Hertz Corporation, Genmar Corporation, National Media Corporation (NYSE), Annuity & Life RE (NYSE) in additional to that of Volvo Group North America, Inc. and a number of Volvo boards including those of its North American operating companies.

He is currently active with a number of trade organizations such as the national Association of Manufacturers (a Vice Chairman), the American Scandinavian Foundation (Chairman), the Foreign Policy Association and the European-American Business Council, among others, covering international affairs, trade and trade relations, regulatory and legislative advocacy.

A. Duncan Gray

Duncan, an international lawyer, is an advisor with The Boss Group. He has an extensive background in domestic and international corporate and natural resource transactions. Presently, he is a legal consulatant to Clyde & Co., London, UK.

Prior to joining The Boss Group in January 2004, Duncan was a partner in the law firm of King & Spalding specializing in natural resources matters, with emphasis on the emerging markets of the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Duncan also was the founding partner of the Houston office of the law firm of Mayer, Brown and Platt where he served as Partner-in-Charge of the Houston office and Member of the Management Committee of the firm.

Prior to becoming a partner at Mayer, Brown and Platt, he was a Vice President with Pennzoil Company in Houston and a principal in an oil & gas venture. He began his career with the law firm of Baker and Botts in Houston.

Duncan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School and the degree of Master of Laws (in Taxation) from New York University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and Colorado, USA.

Dr. Dee Kotak MA (Oxon), MBBS, FRCA, MRCP, LLDip, LLM

Dr. Kotak is an advisor of The Boss Group and brings a broad medical background and perspective as a specialist in intensive care medicine, anaesthesia and trauma. Dr. Kotak has also practiced for four years as a civil lawyer. He has a particular interest in therapeutic vaccines for cancer and chroni infectious diseases.

Dr. Kotak received his undergraduate degree from Oxford University and MB BS from the University of London.

Robert M. Anderson

Bob is an Advisor with The Boss Group and has extensive experience as a trial lawyer involved in business, media, construction and real estate litigation.

He has been president of the law firm of Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy that has offices in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Park City, Utah. Bob is past president of Utah Legal Services, Inc. and the Salt Lake County Bar Association and has served on boards of several charitable organizations in the community, including The Children's Center and United Way. Bob was a board and executive member of a large retail building supply company in the Rocky Mountain area and is presently a member of the district advisory board of Key Bank of Utah. He was Chairman of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Associated General Contractors of Utah and a member of the Courts and Judges Committee and former Chairman of the Banking and Finance Law Section of the Utah State Bar. He is a member of the Utah State Bar Litigation and Construction Law sections and a member of the American Bar Association Construction Industry Forum and Forum on Communications Law. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Salt Lake, the Alta Club and the Cottonwood Club.

Bob received an A.B. degree from Columbia University and a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law where he was a member of the Utah Law Review.

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