About Us

PerSys Medical is a global provider of innovative solutions designed for military, hospital, law enforcement, first response, and emergency medicine personnel.

PerSys Medical was founded in Houston, Texas in 1988, initially operating under the name Performance Systems. The company provided a variety of marketing services to hi-tech companies attempting to penetrate the American marketplace. During its first ten years of operation, the company served over 100 corporate clients, bringing to market innovative products in a variety of fields including semi-conductors, software, telecommunication, and medicine. In 2003, the company narrowed its focus to the medical segment becoming a distributor for several manufacturing companies in the US and abroad. Most notably, PerSys introduced the Emergency Bandage, often called the “Israeli Bandage”, to the US Military. It has been a mainstay on the battlefield ever since.

In the decade following the introduction of the Emergency Bandage, PerSys centered its focus on Emergency Medicine and began to distribute multiple product lines to military, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Emergency Department personnel. The company began to build its own portfolio of medical devices by acquiring interest in the manufactures of its best-in-class product lines. By 2014, PerSys Medical became a majority stakeholder of Blizzard Protection Systems Ltd., Waismed Medical Ltd., and First Care Products Ltd., which solidified the company’s place in the market as well as their global reach.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, PerSys Medical has a R&D center in Israel, manufacturing facilities in the US, UK, Israel and China, and sales offices around the world. Since its expansion, PerSys Medical has created a direct sales force as well as a distribution network for leading emergency medical products sold in over 60 countries worldwide. The company’s major products focus on hemorrhage control, intraosseous and vascular access, Hypothermia treatment, and airway management.

PerSys Medical Leadership

  • Ofer Molad

    President & CEO

    Ofer Molad has over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing internationally and within the United States. He is the founder, CEO, and President of PerSys Medical. Mr. Molad was responsible for the US Military’s adoption of several products including the Emergency Bandage, often referred to as the “Israeli Bandage,” which resulted in numerous lives saved in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He is a founder and member of the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce and in 2012 was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Emerging Technology Fund Advisory committee, a $400 million fund supporting Texas based Technology companies.

    Prior to founding PerSys Medical, Mr. Molad managed a family of companies focused on identifying, incubating, and introducing innovative technologies to the US Market. Mr. Molad holds a Bachelor Degree in Behavioral Science from Ben Gurion University, a Master’s degree in Counseling and Management from the University of North Texas, and he was a Doctoral Fellow at Clark University in Worcester, MA.

  • Roee Madai

    CEO, PerSys Medical International

    Roee Madai joined PerSys Medical as CEO of PerSys Medical International in 2012. Among his duties, Mr. Madai oversees Sales in Europe, Asia and Africa, product development and manufacturing operations in Israel, China, and the United States.

    Prior to joining Persys Medical, Mr. Madai served as the Israeli Consul for Economic Affairs to the US Southern Region based out of Houston, Texas. He has vast experience in Global Trade, Foreign Investments and Government to Industry relations in both the United States and Israel. Mr. Madai served as Professional Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Industry Trade and Labor in Jerusalem, Israel where he set policy for R&D grants for the Israeli startups, Government funds for local industry and facilitated bi-national meetings and official delegation globally. Mr. Madai holds a Masters degree in Economics and International Relations from ASERI – The Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan.

  • Derek Ryden

    Chief Technology Officer

    Derek Ryden founded Blizzard Protection Systems and is the inventor of the company’s unique material, Reflexcell™. Mr. Ryden is an avid mountaineer and developed Reflexcell to fulfill his need for an extremely lightweight yet highly insulative material that could be carried while mountaineering. In addition to developing Reflexcell and founding Blizzard, Mr. Ryden has invented a number of patented, commercially successful products, related to outdoor pursuits.

    When PerSys Medical acquired Blizzard Protection Systems, Mr. Ryden assumed duties as Chief Technical Officer and now concentrates full-time on product development and technical production improvements. He lead the migration of Reflexcell from outdoor applications to Battlefield and Emgergency medicine and is currently engaged in developing additional applications for the material. He holds degrees in Natural Science from Cambridge University, and Engineering from the University of Warwick.

  • Dr. Mike Simpson

    Medical Director

    Dr. Mike Simpson joined PerSys Medical as the Medical Director in July 2018. Among his duties, Dr. Simpson will lead PerSys Medical in all clinical matters, including the development of emergency medical solutions, their practical application during real time medical events, and provide insight for the product road map.

    Prior to joining PerSys Medical, Dr. Simpson served in the US Military for over 30 years. He has served as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Medical Sergeant, and ultimately as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command).

    Dr. Simpson holds a Bachelor of Health Science with a minor in biology (Summa Cum Laude) from Campbell University and Medical Doctorate (M.D.) from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

    Dr. Simpson maintains a medical practice as a board-certified EM physician in the state of Texas.​

     

  • Linda Taylor

    Chief Financial Officer

    Linda Taylor has over 25 years of experience in accounting and financial management roles and has been the Director of Finance since joining PerSys Medical in 2013. Prior to joining PerSys Medical, she held positions as the Chief Financial Officer for CPSI and as the Comptroller for Alpha Omega, an early stage medical device company focused on Neurology.

    Before moving into the medical device field, Ms. Taylor spent over 20 years as a Commercial Lender, serving in various roles including VP of Commercial Lending for several banking institutions that were acquired by Wells Fargo. Ms. Taylor holds a BSA in Accounting from the University of Colorado and has held her CPA since 1988.

  • Attar Rozenrot

    Chief Sales Officer, PerSys International

    Attar Rozenrot leads all sales & marketing efforts in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Prior to joining PerSys Medical in 2012, Ms. Rozenrot led international sales efforts for companies in the security space, managed marketing for a US based telecomm, and has headed customer support and marketing for a global GDS provider. She holds an MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and a BA from Bar Ilan University in Israel.

  • Simon Carter

    General Manager, Blizzard Protection Systems Ltd.

    Simon Carter joined Blizzard Protection Systems Ltd. in 2015 to manage the business and provide support to the founder Derek Ryden. His duties include the day to day management as well as leading the sales initiative to introduce Blizzard Products into new markets and territories.

    Prior to joining Blizzard Simon spent 20+ years in the Outdoor Leisure Industry as Logistics Director to a major UK brand. He also had a 15 year career with a UK International Bank including time spent overseas in Africa, Australasia and Central America. A keen golfer, cook and theatre goer who has now seen all of Shakespeare’s plays bar 1!

  • Einat Swisa

    CTO, PerSys Medical International

    Einat Swisa joined PerSys Medical in 2012.  Ms. Swisa currently manages the evaluation of complementary technologies, innovations and new products.   In addition, Ms. Swisa is involved in the product development process from strategic design to management of the IP strategy.

    Previously, Ms. Swisa was the Chief Engineer of PerSys Medical and lead all R&D efforts focused on the hemorrhage control and intraosseous access segments of the business. Ms. Swisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

  • Amir Fabian

    Head of R&D, PerSys Medical International

    Amir Fabian joined PerSys Medical as Head of R&D Department in July 2018. Among his duties, Mr. Fabian spearheads all R&D engineering endeavors focused on hemorrhage control and intraosseous access products.

    Mr. Fabian has over 20 years’ experience in medical device development.
    Prior to joining PerSys Medical, Mr. Fabian served as Founder and CEO of A.F. Medical Device Innovation assisting corporations with technological development, execution and formulation of product patents. Mr. Fabian has also served as Director of Engineering at Pollogen, Ltd and Medical Compression Systems, Ltd.

    Mr. Fabian holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and Geology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Mechatronics Engineering from the Rupin Institute.

  • Paul LeVasseur

    Vice President of Sales and Marketing: The Americas

    Paul LeVasseur has over ten years in the medical device industry, ranging from Hospital OR, to emergency medicine. He joined PerSys Medical in late 2014 as a territory manager, and through promotion, now leads sales and marketing efforts in the Americas.

    Prior to joining PerSys Medical, Paul was part of several startup companies, bringing new products & solutions to market. He holds degrees from Indiana University in Telecommunications, Business, and Psychology.

  • Sonia Einstein

    Board of Directors

    Sonia Einstein has over twenty years of experience with international businesses, software start-ups, and innovative technologies. Ms. Einstein holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics and an Associate Degree in Accounting and International Economics. Ms. Einstein has served in several roles for PerSys and is a senior board member.