Jay Lopez, President and CEO
Jay Lopez is the President and CEO at Estill Medical Technologies, where he manages the expansion of the Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer product line.
Jay is grateful for the chance to transition military medicine to civilian patients, as documented in this note about a premature baby delivery.
Jay served as the Chief Operating Officer of LJBB Investment Group, LP. Jay directed the company’s investments in healthcare (Mediclaim, Enrollment Services), food and beverage (ViB Beverages, Smoothie King), sportswear (Invincible Sportswear) and technology (DigitalConvergence, Critical Devices).
Jay has almost two decades experience as a business owner and investor in privately held businesses. In addition to Estill Medical Technologies, he has co-owned and actively participated in the management of several other successful companies. Notable is his 16 years as Senior Vice President of Information Systems for ESI, a national healthcare revenue cycle outsourcing company based in Dallas, where he directed the Revenue Cycle Management and Business Process Outsourcing initiatives. Under Jay’s leadership, ESI has recovered in excess of $5 Billion.
An entrepreneur at heart, Jay can’t resist a business challenge. In 1995 he and his family purchased the master franchisee rights for Smoothie King in the Dallas, Texas area. Within 3 years the Lopez Family Smoothie Kings were the largest franchisee in the country.
In 2013 and 2007 Jay was recognized with the Tech Titans Medical Innovator Award for outstanding achievement in medical devices. As well, Jay led Estill to being named the Top 4 Emerging Companies in North Texas in 2013. Other honors include receiving the Dallas Business Journal Innovative Medical Product Award and being named one of the Dallas Business Journal Top 30 Under 30 in 1998.
Brandon Lopez, Vice President Sales and Marketing
Brandon Lopez is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Company and is also a partner in the LJBB Investment Group, LP. Prior to his career with the Company, he held various business development positions at Critical Devices. During college, Mr. Lopez coordinated the marketing rollout of the Smoothie King franchise in the Dallas area.
Mr. Lopez received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing in 1998 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and his Masters of Business Administration in 2000 from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
Michael Bardsley, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations
Michael Bardsley serves as Estill’s Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations. Mr. Bardsley is responsible for the financial, accounting, planning and operations for Estill Medical Technologies.
Mr. Bardsley brings over 30 years of financial expertise to Estill. Prior to joining Estill, Mr. Bardsley worked for EDS serving in various senior financial management roles. He has extensive finance, accounting and administration experience in information technology and consulting services. During his tenure with EDS Mr. Bardsley served as the Chief Financial Officer for A.T. Kearney, an EDS company, and Region CFO for the EDS Asia Pacific region. In his roles, he has provided financial modeling, reporting and analysis, business planning, capital expenditure analysis and deal structuring.
Mr. Bardsley holds an MBA from University of Detroit-Mercy and a BS in Economics from California Polytechnic State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
David Newby, Controller and Dir. of Supply Chain Management
David Newby serves as the Controller and Director of Supply Chain for the Company. Mr. Newby’s background includes management, accounting, inventory and business systems control. Prior to his tenure with the Company, he spent 15 years as a general life and health insurance agent, an agency owner of Assurity First Group and General Partner of Pro-Tech Agency where he was the Director of Operations and Finance. Before those positions, he was with Greenfield Sales Company, a multi-state automotive parts wholesale distributor. There he served as Director of Operations, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President.
Mr. Newby received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management in 1976 from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas and he also holds a Group I, HMO and Property and Casualty Insurance License.