AVID ALEXANDER

Avid Alexander is an incubation acceleration funding think tank that turns ideas into reality through execution. We provide strategy, advising, due-diligence, market research, funding, marketing, technology implementations, social media, IP, manufacturing, distribution, sales, evaluations, studies, business development, ideation, and acceleration services. Avid Alexander originates from our founder, David Alexander Bieber, who is an Avid entrepreneur and explorer. We believe that every business is unique and geared for success and by understanding the team’s goals, personality, and ambitions mixed with the space they are operating in, optimal solutions can be put in place to run and grow the business more efficiently and effectively.

TEAM

David Bieber

David Bieber

Founder, CEO, & COO

David Bieber is a Strategy, Operations, and Marketing Executive with extensive experience in growing and managing fast paced and high growth businesses. David is the Founder and CEO of Avid Alexander, the Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at PandoLabs, a community of entrepreneurs, capital providers, mentors, consultants, and student apprentices, and the CEO and COO of EDX2, LLC, an orthopedic medical products incubator. David received a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Duke University. He has served as a Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee Interviewer for over 10 years. David founded and ran a strategic management consulting firm and a micro venture capital fund that provided business development services in the healthcare, retail, and education industries. David was an Author of the National Retail Federation (NRF) Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) Social Retailing Blueprint, a Coordinator and Strategist for the MicroStrategy 2015 Vision Project, and the Marketing lead for the MicroStrategy Strategic Business Development Group.

David is a born leader, entrepreneur, and problem-solver with a passion for solving difficult problems that require an agile, attentive to detail, driven, and goal-oriented individual who has the ability to delegate and communicate effectively. He has proven leadership skills, is a big picture thinker, designs efficient processes, and will bring a new way of thinking to the business and systems. With every challenge and endeavor that David takes on, he does so with intensity, drive, and attentiveness to detail that makes even the simplest task complex and exciting.

DR. Stephen Thomas, PHD, ATC

DR. Stephen Thomas, PHD, ATC

Chief Scientist, Rehab Health

Stephen Thomas is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Temple University. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degree in Kinesiology, at Temple University. He then earned his Ph.D. in Biomechanics & Movement Science at the University of Delaware. Dr. Thomas received an NIH F32 postdoctoral research fellowship in the bioengineering of tendon at the McKay Orthopedic Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Thomas has research expertise in the adaptation of tissues to stress and overuse specifically at the shoulder. He is the former President of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists. He is also a consultant for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Penn Throwing Clinic.

His training in both basic science and applied research methods allows him to address clinically relevant questions with translation approaches thereby bridging the gap between bench and bedside. His initial work has contributed to the understanding of tissue adaptations in throwing athletes and how they relate to overuse shoulder injuries using novel diagnostic ultrasound methods. In addition, his basic science work studying the tissue and biologic adaptations to chronic rotator cuff tears and the effects of type II diabetes have also helped progress the current field. His current research agenda is two-fold and includes integration of translational research to investigate 1) the structural and biologic mechanisms governing soft tissue adaptation caused by the repetitive stress of throwing and the association with throwing biomechanics and 2) the structural, neuromuscular, and biologic adaptations occurring due to chronic rotator cuff tears and repairs.

DR. Edward Bieber, M.D., M.B.A.

DR. Edward Bieber, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Medical Officer, Rehab Health

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and also in Hand Surgery, Dr. Bieber graduated from Yale University and Georgetown University School of Medicine, and continued his orthopedic training at Johns Hopkins University followed by a fellowship in hand and upper extremity at the Mayo Clinic. He is a consultant for hand and upper extremity surgery at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Bieber has served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Chairman of Orthopaedics, and Chairman of the Medical Staff at Suburban Hospital (a member of the Johns Hopkins Health System), as President of the Washington Orthopaedic Society, and as President of the Southeastern Hand Society.

Audrey Drossner, CPA, AIF®, PFP

Audrey Drossner, CPA, AIF®, PFP

Financial Analyst

Audrey is the Founding Member of Oracle Capital Strategies, which provides a unique, straightforward, and comprehensive process to manage your wealth. Audrey graduated with a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. She is a Certified Public Accountant and completed the Security Industry Institute at the Wharton School. Audrey was a former VP of Wealth Advisor and Planning Services at Legg Mason, a former Partner at SC & H, and a Sr. Tax Manager at Coopers and Lybrand (currently Pricewaterhouse Coopers). She holds the Personal Financial Specialist designation from the AICPA and is a Registered Representative of Symphonic Securities, LLC.

DR. Craig Bowen, DPT

DR. Craig Bowen, DPT

Chief Strategy Officer, Rehab Woman

Dr. Craig Bowen is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at University Health System in San Antonio Texas where he focuses on orthopedics and sports medicine. He was a former delegate representing New Jersey within the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) House of Delegates, is the founder and owner of Point Beach Solutions, LLC, a personal and corporate development consulting firm that opens up new possibilities for companies and individuals by creating healthier working environments.

Dr. Bowen authors the personal development blog, DPTpersective.com, and has an upcoming book, The Power Script Process, due out in the summer of 2019. Dr. Bowen began his career in New Jersey where he worked at the CentraState Healthcare System, volunteered for the Special Olympics National Games providing athletes with exercise programs, received service awards from both the APTA National Student Assembly and the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions, and advocated multiple times for the profession of physical therapy on Capitol Hill.

Jen Bieber

Jen Bieber

Chief Rehab Officer, Rehab Health

Jennifer Bieber graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Health, Fitness, and Recreational Resources, Health Promotion Concentration and a Minor in Psychology from the George Mason University Honors College, where she was a member and captain of the varsity tennis team. Jennifer is currently a Physical Therapy Student at the University of Utah and Operations Manager for EDX2, LLC, an orthopedic medical products incubator. She was most recently a Research Assistant at the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center and Patient Care Coordinator for KagenMD, a medical concierge practice.

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