Stephen Wasko is the owner of Wasko Associates, an operations and financial consulting firm specializing in driving the growth of small to mid-sized companies in the life science, advanced materials and nanotechnology, software, telecommunications and aerospace industries. He also serves as President, COO and CFO of ViMedicus, Inc., a healthcare IT firm providing clinical intelligence and collaboration solutions so providers can realize the promise of coordinated, patient-centric care. Mr. Wasko has extensive experience in public/private technology commercialization, both in private company and public entity situations. Mr. Wasko previously served as Vice President and CFO for Nanosphere, Inc., a life sciences company which uses breakthrough applications of nanotechnology to create new standards in medical care. At Nanosphere, he was responsible for overall financial management, raising over $100 million of investment capital to bring the Company’s products to the medical diagnostics marketplace. Mr. Wasko served as President and COO of Molecular Diagnostics, Inc., a developer of cancer diagnostic systems; as CFO and head of business development for Perceptual Robotics, Inc., a developer of Internet video software systems; and as Senior VP, Corporate Development and founding CFO of Illinois Superconductor Corporation, where he led the company’s successful Initial Public Offering on the Nasdaq National Market. An engineer by training, Mr. Wasko holds a B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, an M.S. in the same field from the University of Southern California, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.