Dr. Liker, is a seasoned leader and manager with over 15 years of experience in running a variety of corporate entities and managing highly complex processes. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a minor in feedback control and industrial automation from Princeton University, Dr. Liker was employed as an investment banker for Union Bank of Switzerland performing equity research, corporate finance and project and lease finance. During this 4-year period time he also completed the rigorous examinations for and garnered the title of Chartered Financial Analyst. After medical school in NYC and neurosurgery residency at USC, Dr. Liker acquired and restored to profitability Modern Diagnostics, one of the oldest neurophysiology companies in the US and founded and grew California Neurosurgical Institute a premier leader for neurosurgical services in Ventura, Los Angeles and Kern Counties. Dr. Liker has been a practicing neurosurgeon and professor at University of Southern California, and rated top 1% in US neurosurgery by US News and World Report. He will be reducing his clinical workload in order to focus on the management and growth of Stratus.