• The healthcare consumer marketplace continues to surge with consumers purchasing anything from weight loss pills, food sensitivity tests, probiotics, hangover recovery remedies, and now, CBD without a provider’s recommendation or knowledge. With increased availability and distribution of over-the-counter, unregulated wellness supplements and consumer-packaged goods this trend will not cease and is likely to accelerate. It is easier than ever before to conceive, manufacture, and sell new supplements and nutraceuticals. But are these products safe? Are they effective? The only way to know is by tracking exposure and outcomes of real patients in the real world – a “Cohort.”

     

    CCS was created to be a developer and distributor of evidence-based health products. CCS’s products are tracked by exclusive science partners for safety and effectiveness via on ongoing, interactive real-world data capture and evidence synthesis. The development and use of CCS products will be the result of shared-decision-making between patient and provider.

  • The Cohort Clinical Sciences Team

    CCS was launched by a group of seasoned healthcare professionals that have promoted pharmaceuticals and healthcare technology to physician practices, hospitals, health systems for a combined 75 + years of experience with companies like Pfizer, athenahealth, and PatientPoint. Additionally, CCS has assembled a team of seasoned eCommerce professionals and digital strategists that have worked for CBD companies like Green Roads and Diamond CBD to market and sell CBD products nationally. By combining expertise in pharma, healthcare tech, and digital innovation CCS has created an organization that can positively disrupt the traditional pharma model in the burgeoning alternative treatment space by embracing the current shift towards healthcare consumerism through digital, networks, patient engagement and marketing and concurrently keeping the physician at the core to educate and discover the research driven uses for CBD and drive quality outcomes with patients that are so desperately looking for guidance.

  • Profiles

    Greg Paulus

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Greg has 25 years of healthcare leadership experience where he successfully led various sales, account management, and business development teams at companies like Pfizer and athenahealth. He has spent the last 5 years leading Plexus Healthcare Strategies, a company he co-founded that works with healthcare startups to iterate and commercialize their offering while providing early revenue that leads to scalability and capital investment.

    Karissa Ostoski

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Karissa has over 15 years of experience in business development, product, design, marketing, & advertising in various leadership roles and entrepreneur ventures. Sales, marketing, & product development in healthcare has been her passion for the past 10 years. She has a proven track record of driving substantial revenue growth in competitive business markets and providing measurable improvements to a company’s brand awareness & revenue.

    Fernando Migliassi

    Chief Operating Officer

    Fernando is a purpose-driven entrepreneur and former corporate executive with a track record of launching new initiatives and businesses to drive company and product awareness, impact and revenues. He is experienced in developing and implementing multiple components – operations, sales & marketing, and legal, among others – of different business model strategies, in multiple industries. In his former corporate life, he worked for Fidelity and Putnam Investments.

    Peter Quinones

    Dir. Digital Marketing & eCommerce

    Peter has extensive background in eCommerce and digital marketing. He is skilled in Search Engine Optimization and Marketing, Programmatic Advertising, SMS Marketing, Custom Analytics, Negotiation, Budgeting, Advertising, and Sales. Peter is the founder of The Connections Collective a Digital Marketing Agency based in Miami.

    John Eads

    Co-Founder & Growth Advisor

    John H. Eads has over 30 years of experience successfully building healthcare companies including being an early growth executive at athenahealth. John is currently the CEO of Plexus Healthcare Strategies a healthcare accelerator that he co-founded. He is an expert in early and recurring revenue growth.

    Pier Bjorklund

    Business Advisor

    Mr. Bjorklund is the Founder and Managing Partner of Birch First Capital Partners LLC, a privately held firm providing advisory, investment and management services for start-up and emerging growth private and public companies. He’s a seasoned business professional and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience as a corporate advisor, financial consultant.

    Eric Pflanzer, DESS

    Research Advisor

    Eric is a health economist and epidemiologist who leads a skilled international team of health data scientists, clinical and pharmaceutical epidemiologists, biostatisticians and medical practice accountants that develop new healthcare service lines based on synthesis studies of clinical evidence and best practices from around the globe.

    Trevor Turner, MD

    Medical Advisor

    Dr. Trice has over twenty years of experience as a practicing internal medicine physician, academic physician educator, medical director and concierge medicine specialist. He is a former attending Physician at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and recently joined the Agatston Center for Private medicine as a concierge medicine physician.

    Christopher Gay, MD

    Medical Advisor

    Dr. Gay is a board-certified pain physician and

    an accomplished interventional pain specialist, he earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and subsequently completed his residency and fellowship training at New York’s Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University.

    Trevor Turner, MD

    Medical Advisor

    Dr. Turner is a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician who specializes in minimally invasive image guided orthopedic procedures to place steroids, platelet rich plasma, and stem cell injections into damaged tissue to help patients recover function faster with lower risk.

    Steve Harmon

    Co-Founder & Advisor

    Steve is a serial entrepreneur and has over 30 years of experience successfully building companies. He has focused on starting companies through the development of strategic concepts and auctioning those concepts into real businesses. In addition to founding several start ups with successful exits. Most recently Steve was the CEO of Nuehealth.