Board of Managers

John Warlick

Co-founder, Manager and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Warlick co-founded our company and is an Initial Member, Manager and Chief Executive Officer of our company.  Mr. Warlick has been employed in the shockwave industry since 1985

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and was the founder of the first publicly traded company in this field.  In 1996, he founded OssaTronics, the predecessor to HealthTronics, a publicly traded healthcare company (Nasdaq:HTRN). From 1996 until mid-2000, Mr. Warlick held various positions as the vice president of HealthTronics and the president of both HealthTronics and OssaTronics.  From 1991 until 1996, he was the vice president of sales and then the president and a director of Servicetrends, Inc., the nation’s first third-party lithotripter service company. From 1989 to 1991, he was the vice president of sales for Energy Four, a medical consumables company.  From 1985 to 1988 he was the sales operations manager of Dornier Medical Systems. Prior to this Mr. Warlick was employed by Lockheed. Mr. Warlick earned a B.S. in Financial Management from Clemson University. 

Mark Gronowski

Co-founder and Manager

Mr. Gronowski co-founded our company and is an Initial Member and Manager of our company.  He is also a co-founder and partial owner of Lincoln Land Lithotripsy, Inc., an Illinois corporation operating in the lithotripsy

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industry, American Shockwave Therapies, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company operating in the orthopedic industry, and Ohio Mobile Lithotripsy, LLC, an Ohio limited liability company operating in the lithotripsy industry.  In 1997, Mr. Gronowski was a distributor for HealthTronics Surgical Services, Inc., selling and servicing medical shockwave devices. From 1991 to 1996, he was Senior Account Manager for Dornier Medical Systems. Prior to 1991, he was a sales representative for several companies, selling various products including cardiac monitors. Mr. Gronowski obtained a B.S. degree from Eastern Illinois University.

Alan Larosee

Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Larosee joined the Company in August 2020 serving as Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Larosee comes to us with over 25 years experience in waste management, project development and operations. 

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Mr. Larosee is a seasoned professional with a strong record of achievement in strategic planning, permitting, regulatory affairs, FDA, financing, budgeting, marketing, sales and materials management. His prior experience includes Health and Safety manager with Clean Harbors, Inc. of Braintree, MA, General Manager for Medigen, Inc. (a division of Clean Harbors) and most recently Director of Compliance with Daniels Health, Inc. Mr. Larosee received his BS in Business Management from Bryant College in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

Dr. Matt DiDuro


Dr. Matt DiDuro, D.C. provides customized peripheral neuropathy treatment, spinal decompression, and family chiropractic care in the ATL Pain Institute Alpharetta and Atlanta office.  Dr. DiDuro has been in the healthcare field for over 20 years.

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He graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY. and is a former Director of Life University’s Functional Rehab Center.

Dr. DiDuro has been seen on Atl & Co speaking on treatments for peripheral neuropathy. Dr. DiDuro takes a natural, chiropractic and physiotherapy approach with restless leg syndrome, sciatica, whiplash, and peripheral neuropathy problems. Burning, tingling, numbness pain are just some of the symptoms that he helps patients with every day.

Joseph Tate

Joseph Tate

Board Member

Mr. Tate brings more than 50 years of entrepreneurial experience to the companies in which he is involved. In 1967, he founded Valley Sanitation, a two-truck waste hauling business in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. The company employed

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three people and generated annual revenues of $40,000 the first year. In 1993, he merged his 12-location business with 10 others to form Superior Services, Inc., a solid waste, special waste and hazardous waste business serving the Midwest. By 1999, Superior had a successful initial public offering, a secondary offering and finally, sold to a French conglomerate, Vivendi. At the time of the sale, Superior had over 3,000 employees. Mr. Tate served as President/CEO and Chairman of the Board at Superior. After the sale of Superior Services, Inc., Mr. Tate started Tate Enterprises, a company offering professional management services to the organizations in which he is a substantial equity partner.

Chris Holt

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Holt brings his combination of rapid intuitive and quantitative insights to SoftWave as the Co-CEO. With years of experience in leadership, strategy, operations, technology, and analytics, his role is to strengthen SoftWave to ensure success.

Board of Advisors

Dr. Wolfgang Schaden

Medical Director (TRT Board of Managers)

Dr. Schaden is a Manager of our company and Director of TRT’s Scientific Advisory Board.  Since 1998, Dr. Schaden has served as the Chief of the Department of Shockwave 

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Therapy in Meidling Trauma Center in Vienna, Austria.  In 1997, he founded the International Society for Musculoskeletal Shockwave Therapy (ISMST) in Vienna. Since 1992, he has been a member of the re-plantation team of Meidling Trauma Center and in 1993 he performed his first treatment with extracorporeal shockwaves on non-union fractures.  Since 1988, he has worked in Vienna, Austria’s Meidling Trauma Center Unit, which treats an average of 60,000 patients per year. From 1986-1987, he joined a peace keeping force in Syria for 6 months. Dr. Schaden trained for traumatology in the Clinic of Wiener Neustadt from 1982 to 1986.  He has also received special training in Microsurgery, Reconstructive surgery and Neurosurgery. In addition, Dr. Schaden has produced over 40 published articles and given more than 200 presentations in the field of extracorporeal shockwave therapy.


John Finney

Co-founder and co-developer of TRT, LLC.

John has developed several patents and helped create many new treatment protocols with Softwave Therapy. John is known nationally and internationally as an 

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expert in the field of ESWT. John says that “Softwave is not only healthcare, but it is energy.”John has been involved in studies ranging from combat wound initiatives to diabetes, to diabetic ulcers, non-union fractures, pain, seizures, and most “itis” conditions. John believes that Softwave is the future for health and wellness to all.

​John has worked in business and healthcare development most of his 30 year career. John worked as an executive in healthcare for Johnson and Johnson and he was a recipient of their coveted J&J achievement award for developing a national hospital consulting software program which helped reduced healthcare costs and increase quality of care. John, alongside Dr. Robert Rapp, was published in the American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy for his work in economics and in pneumonia protocols.

John also worked as a consultant for Johnson and Johnson where he was successful in new business development. John worked with some of the largest hospital systems in America—aiding in decreasing healthcare waste and cost, while working to increase quality of care. His work assisted in decreasing mortality rates and hospital stays, which also contributed to increasing positive patient outcomes.

John made his second step in the entrepreneurial world by developing and writing a RFP for a Medicaid managed care proposal.  He was the successful bidder of a multi-billion dollar RFP.  John was successful against several other bidding companies all of which were from the ‘big 8’ accounting firms.John has served as the CEO of several start up companies that he developed then sold all within the healthcare arena.


H Paul Womack, Jr.

​Mr. Womack served in many different executive positions as well as a Special Agent U. S Treasury Department over the past 60 years.  Mr. Womack served as Special Agent in NYC with the Organized Crime Unit of the U. S. Treasury after which he returned to Atlanta

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and his executive career begin as Sr. V. P. Purolator Courier, Founder and CEO Medicare Equipment Company, Founder and CEO Mobility Designs, Inc., Executive Vice President First Financial Corp., Founding Member Board of Directors North Atlanta National Bank, Served as member of Board of Education 16 Years for DeKalb County, Board of Trustees Georgia State University 6 Years, Chairman DeKalb Community  Collage, U. S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Advisory Board 4 years, Duke University Brain Tumor Advisory Board 7 years.


Senator Max Cleland

Our former Chief policy advisor 

Maxwell Cleland was an American politician from the state of Georgia. Cleland is a disabled US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a recipient of the Silver Star and the Bronze Star for valorous actions in combat. He passed in 2021 and we are grateful for his years of help advancing SoftWave.

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and a former United States Senator. He has also served as Administrator of Veterans Affairs (now a Cabinet-level position). From 2003 to 2007, he served on the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, a presidentially-appointed position. From 2009 to 2017, he served as Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission. Since he left office in 2003.

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