Management Team

Teewinot has assembled a veteran management team with demonstrated success in leadership, growth, pharmaceutical development, marketing, and aftermarket support.

Management has organized a team of highly experienced scientists, business people, attorneys and other support personnel who are carefully aligning the intellectual property strategy with business goals and scientific developments.  All scientific developments are carefully screened to determine whether they support Teewinot’s business goals and should be best protected as a trade secret or through the patent process.  Freedom to bring new products and processes to market is carefully evaluated on an ongoing basis.  The intellectual property strategy is designed to enhance Teewinot’s value by providing market exclusivity, freedom-to-operate, and revenue generating opportunities through licensing and sale of assets.

Charles Brink, JD

CEO, President and Chairman

Charles R. Brink is Chairman of the Board of Teewinot Life Sciences. In this capacity, Mr. Brink is responsible for corporate management, the development and implementation of Teewinot’s strategic plan, and ultimately Teewinot’s financial performance.

Mr. Brink has over 30 years of experience in the successful organization and operational management of a number of high tech startups. Mr. Brink was a Founder, Member of the Board, Chief Operating Officer and later General Counsel for Mona Vie, Inc. (“Mona Vie”) the fastest growing private company in the food and beverage industry incorporated in 2003. By the time he retired from Mona Vie in 2008, Mona Vie had achieved annual sales in excess of $942 million and had grown over 100% per quarter for a three year period. Mr. Brink was responsible for infrastructure development, corporate administration, vendor relationships, human resource management and operational implementation of the business strategy. As a founder, Chief Executive Officer and/or Chief Operating Officer of several companies, Mr. Brink has been responsible for creating and managing joint ventures throughout Asia, South America and the Middle East. He was a corporate attorney for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. where he had responsibility for merger and acquisition due diligence and corporate-wide management of intellectual property rights. Mr. Brink began his career as an Assistant District Attorney for Bonneville County, Idaho. He is an attorney in the State of Idaho. Mr. Brink received his B.A. degree from Florida Atlantic University, graduating Cum Laude and his JD degree from Gonzaga University, College of Law.

Richard Peet, JD, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Richard Peet, JD, Ph.D.

Dr. Peet has more than 30 years’ experience in cross-functional scientific, legal, and business leadership roles spanning research operations, intellectual property strategy, and business development in the life sciences industry.  He is an entrepreneurial-minded scientist, lawyer, and business leader with material involvement in multiple successful investor exits.  Most recently he co-founded Blue Prairie Brands, LLC which produces a proprietary prebiotic-containing flour made from the chicory plant.
Prior to joining Teewinot Life Sciences Corporation Dr. Peet was a partner at the Am Law 100 law firm Foley & Lardner, LLP where he represented life science companies on patent litigation and procurement matters.  He was Chair of the firm’s Chemistry and Biotechnology Practice Group and International Business Team.  After 23 years at Foley, Dr. Peet retired from the law firm to join Teewinot’s management team.  Prior to joining Foley, Dr. Peet was a research scientist at Sandoz Crop Protection and the Vrije Universteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Dr. Peet has authorship on numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications as well as articles and a book on intellectual property law issues.  He served as an adjunct professor in the George Mason University School of Business for ten years.  He is a co-inventor on numerous patents and patent applications.
Dr. Peet obtained his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in the field of molecular biology, received his law degree from the Catholic University, and earned his B.S. from Haverford College.

Dr. Peet serves on the Board of Teewinot subsidiary Full Spectrum Laboratories, Ltd.

Bryan K. Brink

Vice President of Finance

Bryan Brink Chief Financial Officer

Bryan Brink currently serves as Vice President, Finance for Teewinot and its subsidiary companies. In this position, Mr. Brink manages corporate finance, international banking operations and serves as the internal manager of all audit functions, including the relationship with Ernst & Young.

Prior to joining the Company, he served as the Managing Partner for Grand Teton Investment Group (GTIG) since June of 2008. GTIG owns and operates a number of high-end pubs throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Brink started and grew the company to over five locations producing over $8 million in annual revenue.

Mr. Brink earned his BSBA in finance from the University of Florida. He also earned his MA in Education from the University of South Florida, and earned a second MA in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He is married and has five children.

Dr. Malcolm Kavarana

Chief Scientific Officer
Senior Director Intellectual Property

Dr. Kavarana evaluates and establishes recommendations on new scientific opportunities, collaborations, and licensing opportunities, to advance Teewinot’s role as a leader in cannabinoid based therapeutics. Dr. Kavarana also defines project guidelines and research priorities and interfaces with CRO’s, CMO’s and collaborators on aligning the goals of research projects with the overall mission and commercial goals of Teewinot. Malcolm has in depth experience across the entire spectrum of drug development. Malcolm is co-author on over 16 peer-reviewed scientific publications as well as co-inventor on over 25 patents and patent applications.

Eric A. Walker

Chief Information Officer

Eric Walker is a technology veteran of more than 20 years of executive technology focused management experience at AT&T, IBM, IRS and Cisco. He is also responsible for global information technology strategies, marketing and public relations, and corporate policies and procedures. Eric is actively engaged in the global strategic implementation of Teewinot’s branding, social and digital media footprint with overall leadership of the companies corporate security, data storage, and telecommunications technology.