Mr. Abramson is currently a Principal in SDA Ventures LLC, a firm that advises emerging growth, middle-market companies and multinational companies primarily in health and wellness, nutritional products, food ingredients and food service business sectors. Such advice encompasses corporate development, business acquisition, customer relationships, growth strategies and corporate finance.
Mr. Abramson is Executive Chairman of the Board for PanTheryx Inc., an integrated digestive and immune health company, harnessing the power of colostrum and probiotics to develop transformative solutions for human and animal health. Mr. Abramson also serves as a Senior Advisor and Board member of Noblegen Inc., a company based in Ontario, Canada, with an innovative proprietary plant based technology, producing advanced ingredients including unique proteins, oils and flours. In addition, Mr. Abramson serves as a Senior Advisor to Persona Nutrition, a company providing science driven personalized vitamins and supplements. In 2019, Persona was acquired by Nestle, becoming part of its Health Science Division. Mr. Abramson is also Chairman of the Board at Great Age Reboot, a health and wellness company focusing on longevity, led by prominent physician, Michel Roizen, M.D., former Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic.
From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Abramson worked at Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ: MATK), serving as President beginning in 2006. Martek is a leader in the innovation, development, production and sale of high-value products from microbial sources including its flagship brand, life’sDHA™, a sustainable and vegetarian source of algal DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) which is important for brain, heart and eye health.
Prior to joining Martek, Mr. Abramson was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for U.S. Foodservice, a Fortune 500 Company (1996-2003). Mr. Abramson served as Executive Vice President for Legal Affairs at Ahold, U.S.A. (2000-2003), and on the Board of Directors of U.S. Foodservice from 1994-2003. Mr. Abramson also played a leadership role in the ultimate sale of U.S. Foodservice to Royal Ahold, N.V. for a price in excess of $4.0 billion.
Mr. Abramson was the President of Levan, Schimel, Belman & Abramson, P.A., a corporate law firm specializing in corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions. He also has served on the boards of several non-profit community organizations, including Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Mr. Abramson also served on the Board of the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Abramson graduated from George Washington University in 1975, where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. He received a Juris Doctor Degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1978. Mr. Abramson is a member of the Maryland Bar.