D. Casey Kerrigan, M.D.
Dr. D. Casey Kerrigan, the innovator of the CDC Suspension System, is now fully committed to developing and refining the shoes that are the result of her years of research in human motion and gait biomechanics. She received her A.B from the University of Chicago, her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and she completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where she served as chief resident and simultaneously received an M.S. in Kinesiology. She returned to Harvard in 1991 where she founded a gait laboratory and helped develop a PM&R department for which she became the director of research. She was recruited to the University of Virginia (UVa) in 2002 as tenured professor and chair of the department of PM&R where she founded the UVa Gait and Motion Laboratory and continued her research through 2009 while she also maintained a professorship in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a professorship in Sports Medicine. Dr. Kerrigan has published over a hundred peer-reviewed journal articles and has received numerous awards for her research and clinical care.
Robert A. Kusyk
Bob Kusyk brings over twenty years of business experience in operating elite, highly focused profit centers in the financial services and sports industries. These associations have been marked by a lucrative business development and implementation stage for increasingly complex sectors of the world capital markets, all sharing a common thread of exceptional professional cohesion achieving the ongoing goal of maximizing unit profitability.
Highlights include the 1983-1985 creation of the Zero Coupon Treasury Bond business for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York - which under Bob's direction became the most lucrative trading position for the firm; a move to Beverly Hills, California in 1986-1987 to learn and master a High Yield and Convertible Securities arbitrage position on the famous X-Desk of Michael Milken at Drexel Burnham Lambert's Junk Bond epicenter; and from 2001-2005 ably managing the Equity portfolio of Vangromit, LLP. With Citicorp, N.A. in New York City from 1995-1998, Bob served as Citi's lead strategist, Managing Director, and Head Trader of Worldwide Less Than Investment Grade Securities. Driven by a superb team of analysts, traders, and salespeople dedicated to original research, customer volumes tripled and profitability went from 8 figure losses in 1994 to annual returns exceeding $50 million while under Bob's stewardship.
From 1998 to 2003, Bob founded and managed VERIGRAPH, a National Football League licensed memorabilia and autograph company, building a reputation of matchless consumer integrity alongside partners including then-NFL Rookies Peyton Manning and Randy Moss, Johnny Unitas, Brett Favre, Archie Manning, Otto Graham, and Jim Brown.
Bob earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and his Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Chicago.
Zee Smotrycz, Design & Development
Zee Smotrycz and his firm, Advanced Design Concepts, work with JKM on product design and development.
Advanced Design Concepts, (ADC), is a design and marketing firm located just north of Boston and specializes in the conceptualization, research, design & development of footwear and sporting goods equipment. Zee founded ADC in 1988 after working over 10 years in manufacturing, RD&D and marketing positions with multi-national brands, New Balance and Converse.
Zee and his staff of four industrial designers assist JKM with product design and development.
Zee graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics.