RAMSEY NASHED, M.D., D.A.B.A. CO-FOUNDER
Dr Ramsey Nashed, inventor of the Nitrouseal® system, and SEDATION SYSTEMS LLC chief product designer, is a Board Certified anesthesiologist. He has an undergraduate Degree in Biology and Chemistry at Fordham University. Dr Nashed studied medicine at the University of Buffalo and affiliated hospitals where he specialized in anesthesia.
He has been in clinical anesthesia practice for more than 20 years and currently is the Medical Director and practicing anesthesiologist at an orthopedic surgery center in the St. Petersburg area where he lives with his family.
MICHAEL LASALLA, CO-FOUNDER
Michael LaSalla, SEDATION SYSTEMS LLC’ primary business partner, became aware of Dr. Nashed’s revolutionary solutions in the early 2000’s and immediately became interested in funding the research and development necessary to bring the Nitrouseal® product line to market.
As a successful entrepreneur for over thirty-eight years, he has developed and owned numerous businesses throughout the United States. His daily contributions to SEDATION SYSTEMS LLC include expertise in business management, marketing, and strategic partnerships pertaining to manufacturing and providing new solutions to the medical community.
MICHAEL BENDER, MANAGING MEMBER
Michael Bender, SEDATION SYSTEMS LLC’ administrative and operations partner, provides a rare blend of legal, technical and business acumen. Michael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Juris Doctor Degree, and successful experience as a corporate executive and principal of his own law firm.
Michael served as corporate counsel for a Fortune-500 cosmetics company and has an extensive background in new product development, intellectual property and regulatory affairs. Mr. Bender oversees the day-to-day operations of the company including product fulfillment, finances, and internal manufacturing and management. He is the driver of the company’s zero-defect product assurance quality goals and of its commitment to a culture of unexcelled customer support.
Nikki Littlehales, SEDATION SYSTEMS LLC’ Marketing and Sales Consultant, serves as a stakeholder in the day to day operations. She works directly with existing clients and bridges the use of Nitrouseal® into medical offices and facilities.
Her award-winning 18-year career in sales, marketing, human resources, and corporate responsibility with one of the world’s largest privately held companies brings a diverse and inclusive benefit to our team. She has a commitment to excellent customer service, and a proven ability to build strong corporate relationships. Her passion to provide accessible and affordable avenues of care further drives our mission to be the gold standard in the industry.
Nikki is PHR certified, holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Charleston, and resides with her husband in the St. Petersburg, FL area.