Management Team

Thijs Spoor
Chairman of the Board & CEO

Mr. Spoor previously held the title of CFO for Sunstone BioSciences. Mr. Spoor holds a Nuclear Pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto as well as an M.B.A. from Columbia University with concentrations in finance and accounting. Mr. Spoor has been a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School, Kings College in London and the University of Newcastle in Australia and has presented at medical grand rounds and psychiatric grand rounds at various hospitals on the role of brain imaging.

Prior to joining Sunstone BioSciences, he worked as a consultant at Oliver Wyman focusing on helping pharmaceutical and medical device companies evaluate their global revenue potential given the complex interplay of regulatory approvals, the reimbursement environment, as well as the impact of physician preference within constantly evolving standards of care. He further specialized on the implications of healthcare reform on new product approval and health insurance reform.

Mr. Spoor has also been an equity research analyst at J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse covering the Biotechnology and Medical Device industries. Mr. Spoor worked in the pharmaceutical industry spending 10 years with Amersham / GE Healthcare where he worked in 7 countries in a variety of roles including setting up GMP facilities meeting ISO 9001 standards, accountability for the entire nuclear cardiology portfolio and most recently as the Director of New Product Opportunities leading the PET strategic plan.

Dr. Thomas H. Tulip

Dr. Tulip served in leadership roles at Navidea BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2011-2015. He spent more than 25 years in the development and commercialization of radiopharmaceuticals and imaging agents, with a track record of success in R&D, business development, brand and alliance management as well as international business. Prior to his tenure at Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Dr. Tulip held senior leadership positions at Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Lantheus Medical Imaging (LMI), Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) and DuPont, where his roles spanned product discovery and development, business and technology planning, brand and alliance management and international business management. He served as President of Alseres Molecular Imaging where he led efforts to develop markets for a Phase III neuroimaging agent. While at BMS and DuPont , he was instrumental in the development, commercialization and international management of the highly successful nuclear cardiology franchise, successfully built the BMS Medical Imaging international business, and led planning activities for innovative PET tracers at LMI/BMS. He was Treasurer and Board Member of the Academy of Molecular Imaging and Chairperson of its Institute for Molecular Technologies (IMT), where he held numerous leadership positions. Dr. Tulip was Chairperson of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) Corporate Advisory Board. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Medical Imaging Technology Association (MITA) and leads its PET Working Group in the Molecular Imaging Section. He has served as a Director of Council on Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals (CORAR). He earned a B.S. from the University of Vermont, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Northwestern University.

Tamara Rhein

Ms. Rhein joined FluoroPharma in 2011 as Controller. Prior to FluoroPharma, she was Controller of Manhattan Pharmaceuticals, where in addition to maintaining the critical financial functions for the company, she was also responsible for a wide range of activities including financial statement preparation, footnote disclosures for SEC filings, stock option accounting and quarterly and year-end audits. Before Manhattan Pharmaceuticals, Ms. Rhein was with Vyteris, where her primary role was to manage the SEC accounting and reporting department. In addition to her financial responsibilities, Ms. Rhein worked with the CEO on the launch of a new product. In this capacity, she managed critical aspects of coordination, timing and tracking of the initiative.

Before joining Vyteris, Ms. Rhein was Vice President of New Business at Credit Suisse First Boston, where she provided comprehensive research and analysis to guide Senior Management on certain projects and complex business transactions.

Prior to its merger with Credit Suisse First Boston, Ms. Rhein was a Vice President of External Reporting at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where she prepared and reviewed SEC filings for both Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette direct. She was extensively involved in the Initial Public Offering of the Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette direct tracking stock issued in May 1999.

Ms. Rhein began her career as a Senior Auditor for Deloitte & Touche, where she planned and administered audit engagements for several large banks and insurance companies.

Ms. Rhein received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Edward L. Lyons Jr.
Vice President Development

Prior to joining FluoroPharma, Mr. Lyons was with GE Healthcare where he held management positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in his appointment to Global Marketing Director, Nuclear Medicine, where he was responsible for the worldwide marketing of the general purpose, hybrid imaging and  direct-conversion detector camera portfolios. During his tenure with GE Healthcare, Mr. Lyons successfully launched AdreView ™ and was responsible for the Cardiology commercial and development portfolios.

Before GE Healthcare, Mr. Lyons was with Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Imaging, where he held positions in Medical Affairs Field Operations and Marketing.  Prior to Bristol-Myers, Mr. Lyons was with DuPont Pharmaceuticals, where over the span of ten years he held positions in Nuclear Cardiology ranging from Sales and Marketing to Medical Affairs, where he was appointed to Director. Mr. Lyons began his career within the hospital environment, where he was Chief Technologist in Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology at Philadelphia Heart Institute, and Temple University Hospital.