Board of Directors

Kenneth Waterman

Chairman of the Board

Ken Waterman received his B.S. degree with honors in chemistry from UCLA and his Ph.D. in physical-organic chemistry from UC Berkeley. He conducted post-doctoral studies on the physical chemistry of interfaces as an NIH research fellow at Columbia University.

In 1987, Dr. Waterman began a 12-year career at Polaroid (Massachusetts) where he invented and brought to market a number of both photographic and non-silver-based imaging products.

In 1999, he joined the Pharmaceutical Sciences Division at Pfizer (Connecticut), rising to the rank of Research Fellow. His focus at Pfizer included drug stability, drug delivery technology, biopharmaceutics and prodrug development. His work on accelerated stability and oxygen absorbers was dramatically successful and has influenced the entire industry.

His drug delivery technology inventions have allowed several drugs to advance through clinical trials. He is the author of over 70 journal articles, book chapters, and US patents, and is on the editorial board of Pharmaceutical Development and Technology.

In 2011, he started FreeThink Technologies, Inc. which developed and markets ASAPprime® stability modeling software. FreeThink's laboratories conduct analytical studies for companies and carry out R&D in a number of fields.

In 2011, he was also made an American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Fellow. Dr. Waterman is a frequent speaker at international conferences and universities.

Mark Kastan


Mark Kastan received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis and his MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester.

Mark is a Wall Street veteran with 17 years of experience as an equity analyst, highlighted by 9 years covering competitive telecom companies at both Credit Suisse First Boston and Merrill Lynch.
Mark was best known for his coverage of the CLEC industry and was consistently ranked as one of the top CLEC analysts by both "Institutional Investor" magazine and Greenwich Associates.

During his tenure on Wall Street, Mark advised and consulted with many early stage companies in the construction and implementation of business plans. Many of these companies subsequently pursued successful debt and equity offerings.

Richard Waterman


Richard Waterman is the owner of the firm Waterman and Associates. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in engineering in 1983.

After a number of years in the computer engineering field, he earned a Master's Degree in Accounting from San Jose State University. He has broad business, accounting and finance experience. His tax expertise includes partnerships, small business formations, domestic partnerships, and trust and estate planning. Richard also serves as a council member on the Campbell, CA City Council. He was previously a board member of the Campbell Chamber of Commerce.

Alisa Waterman


Alisa Waterman received her B.A. degree in biology from Wesleyan University, her Ph.D. in cell biology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed post-doctoral studies in biochemistry and cell biology as a Jane Coffin Childs Fellow at Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Waterman worked for 24 years at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (as a Senior Research Fellow) championing discovery and development of both biological and small molecule drug candidates.

In 2015, she joined FreeThink Technologies, Inc. as Chief Science Officer responsible for both research strategy and leading company projects.