Sustain Biotech has built a unique, multi-disciplinary team of professionals and outside advisors together to solve some of medicine’s most difficult problems.
Our Leadership Team
Eric Schlumpf has extensive startup, early stage and large public company leadership experience. His background includes leadership roles in a variety of industries, including health care, telecommunications, high tech and consulting. Eric was recently CEO of PathMD, an early stage pathology laboratory company based in Los Angeles, which grew to become the premier pathology provider in the market during his tenure. Prior to PathMD, Eric was a VP and General Manager for T-Mobile USA, responsible for its largest and most important US market. He was a founder of Archstone Consulting, an international consulting firm startup that grew to over 100 professionals, and he was a partner with Deloitte and Touche, where he advised several multinational pharmaceutical, health care and technology companies. Eric is a recognized expert in manufacturing and supply chain, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Texas Christian University. He has completed additional post-graduate studies at Southern Methodist University and the University of California, San Diego. Eric has served as a board member and advisor for several companies.
President and CEO
Derek Van Walleghem
Derek Van Walleghem has more than 21 years of experience as an advisor and entrepreneur in investment banking and corporate finance. As a private investor, consultant, and banker he has been responsible for originating, structuring and underwriting debt and equity transactions in a variety of industries, with a particular focus in health care and biotechnology. Prior to pursuing an entrepreneurial path, Mr. van Walleghem trained in the banking industry in Miami, Florida where he oversaw loan portfolios of a diverse client base in the corporate, real estate and international arenas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida, and is also a Florida licensed commercial real estate agent.
VP of Corporate Development
Robert O. Baratta, M.D.
Robert O. Baratta, MD is an experienced senior executive, leader, and health care professional. He is also Chief Executive Officer of Ascent Surgical Partners, an ambulatory surgery center management company and is Chairman of MedAmerica HealthCare Suppliers, LLC, a medical supplies company exporting to Central America. Dr. Baratta received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was elected to the Board of Directors of FPIC Insurance Group in 1996 and was elected its Chairman in 1999. FPIC Insurance Group was listed on the NASDAQ exchange (NASDAQ: FPIC) until it was purchased by a private company in 2010. He has held leadership and advisory positions with the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Vanderbilt University Eye Institute.
Chairman and EVP of Product Development
Shawn DeLorey oversees Sustain Biotech’s Operations, having extensive operations and supply chain management experience as an executive and management consultant. He has worked with companies ranging from startups to major corporations; and has proven capabilities in turnarounds, M&A related due diligence, and post merger integration. He has held senior executive roles such as: SVP at US Foods; VP, Business Development at GEN3 Partners; Principal at A.T.Kearney and Arthur Andersen; and Vice President at Foxcode Operations Advisors.