Meet the team at STRŌMA®

Doug-Daniels

Doug Daniels

Chief Executive Officer

Doug Daniels grew up with seven brothers and sisters in Bloomfield, NJ. He met his wife when they were both children.

Mr. Daniels attended high school in Medfield, MA, where he served as captain of the varsity basketball and track teams. He was a state finalist in basketball and a two-time league All Star and two-time state Honorable Mention All-Scholastic Player. He was also a gold medalist in the 4X 880 state championship relay track...

Doug Daniels grew up with seven brothers and sisters in Bloomfield, NJ. He met his wife when they were both children.

Mr. Daniels attended high school in Medfield, MA, where he served as captain of the varsity basketball and track teams. He was a state finalist in basketball and a two-time league All Star and two-time state Honorable Mention All-Scholastic Player. He was also a gold medalist in the 4X 880 state championship relay track team.

Mr. Daniels graduated with honors in Special Education from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. While at Bridgewater, Mr. Daniels continued to indulge his passion for athletics. He played varsity basketball and volleyball, served as captain of the basketball team, and was named ECAC, Division III, Player of the Week several times. Before graduating from Bridgewater, Mr. Daniels joined the full-time faculty at Tri-County Regional in Franklin, MA, where he served as assistant football coach and head varsity basketball coach, pursuing his joint passions for teaching and sports.

In 1981, Mr. Daniels hung up his jersey and turned his competitive passion to the business world. He began his business career as an NASD-licensed broker with AXA Equitable, where he earned Rookie of the Year as a first-year representative. He then joined Johnson & Johnson as a territory manager and sales trainer in their Patient Care division, where he was eventually awarded the President’s Club honor as a top sales performer and promoted quickly through the company ranks.

Mr. Daniels was then recruited by Boston Scientific Corporation to serve in its MicroVasive division. Mr. Daniels enjoyed a long and successful career at BSC, honored early on as Representative of the Year and then promoted to Trainer, Product Manager, Marketing Manager, Director of Marketing, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Vice President and General Manager of that division and then International Vice President of Urology and Endoscopy. Under his management, the MicroVasive became BSC’s fastest growing and most profitable business division. Mr. Daniels also contributed significantly to the BSC’s research and development efforts, developing several patented technologies during his tenure with the company.

After 15 years with BSC, Mr. Daniels wanted to return to the start-up environment. He became Vice President of Syntheon, a medical device incubator based in Miami, FL, which led to his becoming CEO of VeinRx, a Syntheon-incubated start-up. After building VeinRx into a viable business, Mr. Daniels joined HydroCision as President and CEO, which he turned around and led to multiple successful licensing exits. Mr. Daniels then founded Coopers Hawk Consulting to provide consulting services to medical device start-ups and university technology transfer departments. Mr. Daniels also served on the Board of Directors of Custom Spine, where he negotiated an exit at several times revenues.

Gregg Homer, JSD (PhD)

Chairman and Chief Science Officer

Gregg Homer grew up in Los Angeles, California. He began inventing at age 12, when he put espresso grind coffee in a tea bag for instant steeped coffee and sold the invention to Hills Bros. Coffee in San Francisco for $2,000.

While in high school, Dr. Homer worked as a studio musician (piano and guitar) for Epic Records, as a close-up magician at the Magic Castle, and as an understudy in the LA cast of...

Gregg Homer grew up in Los Angeles, California. He began inventing at age 12, when he put espresso grind coffee in a tea bag for instant steeped coffee and sold the invention to Hills Bros. Coffee in San Francisco for $2,000.

While in high school, Dr. Homer worked as a studio musician (piano and guitar) for Epic Records, as a close-up magician at the Magic Castle, and as an understudy in the LA cast of “Hair.” At 16, two years before graduation, Dr. Homer dropped out of high school to attend Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles. He graduated with a BA in English and spent his final year in the graduate creative writing program. Dr. Homer then attended Stanford Law School, where he graduated at the top of his class and served as a senior editor of the Stanford Law Review.

Dr. Homer practiced entertainment law in Los Angeles for two decades, served as an arbitrator for the Screen Actor’s Guild, and taught the entertainment law curriculum at Stanford Law School for several years. While at Stanford, Dr. Homer completed an interdisciplinary doctorate in evolutionary neurology and economic game theory, writing his dissertation on the co-evolution of the neural system and social order.

Dr. Homer’s time at Stanford also reignited his early passion for invention and innovation. His first patent claimed a method for monitoring internet packets, now known as “deep packet inspection.” His next patent claimed the on-demand distribution of media files over the internet on a subscription basis, now know as “subscription on demand” and reflected in such delivery platforms as Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, Apple Music, and Amazon Prime. Dr. Homer’s third invention was laser eye color change, which has been developed for commercialization by Strōma Medical Corporation. Dr. Homer continues to invent, primarily in the fields of medical devices, media and communications, and enterprise software applications.

Perry S. Binder, MS, MD

Medical Director

Perry Binder is a world renown clinical and research ophthalmologist. He received a BS and MS degrees in microbiology at the University of Illinois and his MD degree from Northwestern University. He completed his internship at Wadsworth VA and the University of California, Los Angeles and his residency at the University of Southern California. He then completed a corneal fellowship at the University of Florida. After his training, Dr. Binder became an Assistant Professor and...

Perry Binder is a world renown clinical and research ophthalmologist. He received a BS and MS degrees in microbiology at the University of Illinois and his MD degree from Northwestern University. He completed his internship at Wadsworth VA and the University of California, Los Angeles and his residency at the University of Southern California. He then completed a corneal fellowship at the University of Florida. After his training, Dr. Binder became an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego, where he co-founded the predecessor to the National Vision Research Foundation. He was also a Clinical Professor at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California, Irvine. As a clinician, Dr. Binder served as Chief of Ophthalmology at the Veterans’ Administration Optical Center, San Diego and Director of Ophthalmic Surgery and Research at Sharp Cabrillo Hospital, San Diego. He also practiced clinical ophthalmology at Eye Care of La Jolla and the Gordon Binder Vision Institute. Dr. Binder has published over 300 scientific manuscripts and chapters in textbooks. He has also served as a Past President of ISRS, CLAO, and ISCLR. He received lifetime achievement awards from both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society for Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Binder grew up in Chicago and is a lifelong Cubs and Bears fan. He developed a love of 50s and 60s jazz music from his father, a professional jazz musician. Dr. Binder also enjoys golf and skiing and has published several coffee table books chronicling his world travels.

Tommy J. Harris, CPA, MBA, CGMA

Consulting Chief Financial Officer

Tommy was raised on the family farm in Mississippi. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Southern Illinois University and he earned a degree in accounting. He also holds his MBA degree from Long Island University.

Tommy began his career with PWC in New York City, where he was a Senior Audit Manager serving clients in a variety of industries in the government, private (public and non-public), and non-profit sectors.  He later moved into the...

Tommy was raised on the family farm in Mississippi. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Southern Illinois University and he earned a degree in accounting. He also holds his MBA degree from Long Island University.

Tommy began his career with PWC in New York City, where he was a Senior Audit Manager serving clients in a variety of industries in the government, private (public and non-public), and non-profit sectors.  He later moved into the private sector, where he served in several senior executive positions, including Vice President and Controller of Time Warner, Inc., Chief Financial Officer of Time Warner Cable, and Chief Financial Officer of Associated Press.

Tom is an avid golfer and reader. He resides in Weston CT with his wife and their two daughters. He has served on public company and not-for-profit boards and is active in his community. He is a member of Weston (CT) Kiwanis Club and the Norfield Congregational Church. He also serves on both the Board and Executive Finance Committee of Goodwill of Western & Northern Connecticut.