Michael Blue, M.D., FACEP
Chief Medical Officer
Michael Blue, M.D., FACEP, as Chief Medical Officer, guides Navidea’s product strategy, marketing, and financial performance efforts, with responsibility for the delivery of Navidea’s NAV3-32 and NAV3-33 clinical trials, and the development of expert teams responsible for advancing its innovative technology to market. Prior to his current role, Dr. Blue joined Navidea as Senior Medical Director in 2011, continuing a decorated career of over 40 years in medicine which has included roles within emergency room medicine, cardiometabolic care, service within committees and community focused medical advisory positions, leadership roles within hospitals, and educational roles within multiple universities. His experience also includes having led healthcare related research for a regional venture capital firm. Dr. Blue is former Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at St Ann’s Hospital, former member of the Board of Directors for the Central Ohio Trauma System, and is currently Medical Director for Cardinal Health NPHS. Dr. Blue earned a B.S. in Zoology from Miami University, where he was also Miami’s Scholar Athlete of the Year, and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the Ohio State University School of Medicine. He holds medical licenses in Ohio, California and Florida, along with ACLS Certification. Dr. Blue is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a Fellow of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, where he also holds a Board Certification in Emergency Medicine (FACEP). Dr. Blue has led or contributed to 16 clinical trials related to Lymphoseek® and concepts related to Navidea’s Manocept platform, and has published extensively in peer reviewed journals throughout his career.
Craig A. Dais, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Craig A. Dais, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer, leads all aspects of Navidea’s, finance, administration, HR and IT functions, including the preparation of financial statements, SEC filings, budgeting and forecasting, active management of the Company’s cash flows, payroll and personnel related matters, IT and data management, and the development of expert teams responsible for managing and tracking these activities. Mr. Dais’ impactful career as financial executive, leader, and Certified Public Accountant, includes having served in various roles of increasing responsibility over 30 years. His recent experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer at Colorado Pain Care, LLC, Fractional Chief Financial Officer at Ascent CFO Solutions, Chief Financial Officer at Duffy Crane & Hauling, Vice President of Finance at Pendum LLC and other leadership positions with public and private organizations. Craig began his career in finance with KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Dais earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, along with a Minor in Business, from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and is a Certified Public Accountant.