The Synapse Team

Synapse Team Members

Anthony R. Ignagni

President & CEO

Anthony R. Ignagni is the President & CEO of Synapse Biomedical, as well as a co-founder. He brings to the company over 30 years of experience in the development and commercialization of neurostimulation medical devices. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and managed software development at the Cleveland FES Center for eleven years. As a founding member of NeuroControl Corp. and VP of New Product Development & Operations, he has brought neurostim devices to market in the US and Europe.

Moustapha Diop

Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director-Europe

Moustapha Diop joined Synapse Biomedical in 2005 as Chief Operating Officer. He has over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry and prior to Synapse Biomedical, he was the Director of Global Operations Planning for Invacare Corporation. Moustapha relocated to France as Director of European Operations with NeuroControl where his responsibilities also included management of sales and marketing in Northern Europe. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy – Andover, he has his Bachelor degree in Physics from Oberlin College and Masters in Operations Management from Weatherhead School of Management (Case Western Reserve University).

Jason Fiest

Vice President of Quality & Regulatory

Jason Fiest joined Synapse Biomedical in 2024 as Vice President – Quality & Regulatory. He has been employed in the medical device industry (FDA Class I, II, and III devices) since 2009. He has experience in Quality and Regulatory Management, Continuous Improvement, FDA Inspections, MDSAP Audits, CAPA, and Complaint Handling, as well as Warning Letter & Consent Decree Remediation, Corrective Action Implementation, and FDA Communication. Before joining Synapse Biomedical, Jason held progressively senior roles during his 15 years at Invacare Corporation, most recently as Vice President – Quality & Regulatory for North America. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Toledo, and has held various engineering and quality positions in the automotive, converting, and medical device industries since 2004.

Russ Moskol

Vice President of Operations

Russ Moskol joined Synapse Biomedical in 2006 as Engineering Manager. In 2012 He was promoted to Director of Operations in charge of Manufacturing Engineering, IT dept., purchasing, production and in 2023 promoted to Vice President of Operations. He has over 30 years of experience with class I-III medical devices including blood analyzers, implantable, external devices and cleanroom product. Over the years, he has held various engineering positions in product development, manufacturing and testing areas at Ciba Corning, Bayer, Neuro Control, Sparton Medical.  Prior to His career in the Medical Instrumental field, He served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps.

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