Management Team

N. Scott Fine
Executive Chairman of the Board

Mr. Fine has been involved in Investment Banking for over 35 years working on a multitude of debt and equity financings, buy and sell side M & A, strategic advisory work and corporate restructurings.  The majority of his time has been focused on transactions in the healthcare and consumer products area, including time with The Tempo Group of Jakarta, Indonesia when Mr. Fine and his family resided in Jakarta for a period of two years.

Mr. Fine was the lead investment banker on the Initial Public Offering for Med-Design Corporation, a specialty medical device company, Keurig Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and Central European Distribution Corporation, a multi-billion dollar alcohol company.

Mr. Fine continued his involvement with CEDC serving as a director from 1996 until 2014, during which time he led the CEDC Board's successful efforts in 2013 to restructure the company through a pre-packaged Chapter 11 process whereby CEDC was acquired by the Russian Standard alcohol group. 

Mr. Fine has been a guest lecturer at Ohio State University’s Moritz School of Law.

Presently, Mr. Fine serves as Executive Chairman and Lead Director of CTD Holdings Inc., a Bio-tech/Healthcare Company, Mr. Fine is also the sole Director of Better Place, Inc. 

Recently, Mr. Fine has become a member of the Board of Directors of Kenon Holdings Ltd, a spin-off from the Israel Corporation Ltd. as well as Chairman of the Global Virus Network (GVN).  Mr. Fine has also joined the Board of Directors for Forward Industries, where he serves as a Director as well as Chairman of the Audit Committee.    

In addition to his business activities, Mr. Fine is an active participant with the Medal of Honor Foundation as well as the Intrepid Museum Foundation and is also involved with the New York City Army Birthday Gala. He is also a director of Operation Respect, an anti-bullying education non-profit organization.

Dr. Jeffrey L. Tate
Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Tate is a seasoned executive with 30+ years of accomplishment in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and nutritional supplements industries including: branded generic drugs, intellectual property strategy, product development, and cGMP manufacturing. He is intimately familiar with food and drug marketing approval procedures, documentation and strategy in U.S. and foreign markets, experienced in implementation of all aspects of regulatory compliance and in successfully communicating with regulatory agency representatives. He has successfully established an integrated regulatory compliance program resulting in timely, cost effective corporate-wide compliance, meeting regulatory agency requirements and customer expectations. Dr. Tate is an expert in product development and formulation. He holds patents and trademarks in material processing and food formulation.

C.E. "Rick" Strattan
Director and Founder

Mr. Strattan is a Director and Founder of CTDH. Mr. Strattan was with Pharmatec, Inc. where he became Director of Marketing and Business Development for CDs. He was responsible for CD sales and related business development efforts. From November, 1985 through May, 1987 he served as Chief Technical Officer for Boots-Celltech Diagnostics, Inc. He also served as Product Sales Manager for American Bio-Science Laboratories, a Division of American Hospital Supply Corporation.

Mr. Strattan is a graduate of the University of Florida with a BS degree in chemistry and mathematics and has also received an MS degree in Pharmacology and an MBA degree in Marketing/Computer Information Sciences from the same institution. Mr. Strattan has written and published numerous journal and white paper articles and a book chapter on the subject of cyclodextrins.

George L. Fails
Director, Vice President

Mr. Fails has served as Director of Operations for CTD Holdings Inc. since 2000 and was appointed president of CTD Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of CTDH) in 2008. From 1965 until his retirement in 1986, Mr. Fails served with the US Army Special Forces reaching the rank of Sergeant Major. Mr. Fails received his BA from the University of the Philippines, and also received degrees from 43 Military schools and the Federal Police Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Fails served as a Detective Sergeant with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Gainesville, Florida; and had special duties as an Officer with the US Marshall’s Service.