Michael Rosol, Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Michael S. Rosol, Ph.D., has served as Chief Medical Officer of Navidea since December 2018. Prior to joining Navidea, Dr. Rosol served as Associate Director in the Clinical and Translational Imaging Group at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research from November 2016 to December 2018. Before that, he held positions as Senior Director of Business Development at Elucid Bioimaging, Inc. where he drove adoption of its Computer-Aided Phenotyping applications from May 2016 to November 2016, and as Chief Scientific Officer of MediLumine, Inc. from October 2015 to May 2016. Prior to those roles, he was the Head of the Translational Imaging Group at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Group from October 2012 to March 2015. His training and experience lie in the fields of biophysics, physiology, and biological/medical imaging, and his work has focused on cardiovascular imaging, preclinical and clinical imaging instrumentation and applications, animal models of human disease, pathophysiology, biomarkers, and imaging in toxicological and clinical trials. He has also served as faculty in Radiology and Director of two academic research imaging facilities. Dr. Rosol holds a Ph.D. from Boston University School of Medicine.
Michel Mikhail, Ph.D.
Chief Regulatory Officer
Michel Mikhail, Ph.D. has served as Chief Regulatory Officer of Navidea since October 2021. Dr. Mikhail has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and a track record of achievement in R&D and international regulatory affairs at large multinational research-based pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining Navidea, Dr. Mikhail worked in global regulatory consulting for various pharmaceutical and biotech companies from January 2016 through September 2021. Before acting as a consultant, Dr. Mikhail served in senior regulatory executive roles at BioNTech AG, Fresenius Kabi, Ranbaxy Europe Ltd. (now SunPharma), Pharmacia & Upjohn (now Pfizer), Knoll AG (now Abbvie), SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline), and Boehringer Ingelheim. Dr. Mikhail is a global expert in Regulatory Affairs dealing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“US-FDA”), the European Medicines Agency (“EU-EMA”) as well as national agencies in Europe, Japan’s Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, China’s National Medical Products Administration, among other regulatory agencies worldwide. Dr. Mikhail holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris and a Dr. Med. Vet. from the University of Hannover.
Vice President, Finance & Administration
Erika L. Eves has served as Vice President, Finance & Administration of Navidea since November 2020. Ms. Eves has served the Company in several roles of increasing responsibility beginning in March 1992, including Accounting Clerk, Staff Accountant, Senior Accountant, Controller and Director of Finance and Administration. In addition to directing the financial operations of the Company, she is responsible for internal and external financial reporting including all SEC filings, maintaining a system of internal controls, and managing banking and vendor relationships. Ms. Eves earned a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from The Ohio State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President, Operations
Jeffrey G. Smith has served as Vice President, Operations of Navidea since November 2020. Mr. Smith has also held various roles of increasing responsibility at the Company including Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis and Director of Corporate Strategy and Development. Prior to joining Navidea in 2012, Mr. Smith held FP&A leadership roles at Cardinal Health, where he completed several M&A deals in expansion of the company’s PET manufacturing and radiopharmacy footprint. His professional career began in Operations Management at Bunge Ltd and General Mills Inc. Mr. Smith earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with an Economics minor from The Ohio State University, and an M.B.A. with Financial Management emphasis from Ashland University.