Management Team

N. Scott Fine
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Fine has been involved in Investment Banking for more than 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 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. He 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.

Presently, Mr. Fine serves as Chairman and CEO of CTD Holdings Inc., a Biotechnology/Healthcare Company. He also serves on a number of Boards of Directors including: Better Place, Inc., where he is sole Director; Kenon Holdings Ltd, a spin-off from the Israel Corporation Ltd.; Global Virus Network; and Forward Industries, where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

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

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

Dr. Sharon H. Hrynkow
Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs

Dr. Hrynkow was appointed by the Board of Directors in this role in September 2015 to lead the company's clinical and scientific program. Her leadership roles over the past twenty years include service as a Senior Executive at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she was the Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Fogarty International Center, the focal point for international research and training and for diplomatic relations for the NIH. Dr. Hrynkow also served as Associate Director of the National Institute on Environmental Health Sciences and Senior Advisor to the NIH Deputy Director. Since 2012, Dr. Hrynkow has been the President of the Global Virus Network, a non-profit organization working to combat pandemic viral disease.

A developmental neuroscientist by training, Dr. Hrynkow has worked passionately to advance science for the benefit of society. She serves on many advisory committees for national and international organizations, and has been recognized for her contributions to global health and global science by scientific and political leaders and organizations, including with the US President's Merit Award for Senior Executives, the Order of Merit from the King of Norway and elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Dr. Jeffrey L. Tate
Director, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Tate is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience 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.

Dr. Tate has successfully established integrated regulatory compliance programs resulting in timely, cost effective corporate-wide compliance, meeting regulatory agency requirements and customer expectations. He closely monitors developments in U.S. and international regulations to maintain compliance and identify regulatory and intellectual property strategies for new products and markets. He holds patents and trademarks in material processing and food formulation.

George L. Fails
Director, Executive Vice President and Operations Manager

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.

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.