Washington, D.C. 20549




Current Report Pursuant

to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) September 13, 2019




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


001-38185   04-2652826
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


14 Norfolk Avenue, South Easton, MA   02375
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


(508) 230-1828


(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On September 13, 2019, Mr. Daniel J. Shea accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (the “Company”).


Mr. Shea, age 54, has over 30 years of experience in leading and advising financial organizations to the Company. Since January 2017, he has operated Woodcliff Advisors LLC, a CPA advisory firm providing counsel to boards, CFOs and senior management. Through Woodcliff, Mr. Shea personally filled CFO roles at public and private companies in the financial services and technology industries. From 1998 to 2016, he was a Senior Vice President at Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company with a long record of growth through acquisition. His core experience is in acquisitions, SEC reporting, internal controls and the capital markets. Previously, he advised financial services firms at PricewaterhouseCoopers where his clients included asset managers, banks, private equity firms, mutual funds and leasing companies. Mr. Shea is a certified public accountant and earned his B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Boston College.


Family Relationships


There are no family relationships between Mr. Shea and any other executive officer or member of the board of directors of the Company.


Related Party Transactions


There are no related party transactions with regard to Mr. Shea reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Material Plans, Contracts, or Arrangements


In connection with Mr. Shea’s appointment as the Company’s CFO, Mr. Shea will be paid a bi-weekly salary of $5,400. Upon his appointment, Mr. Shea also received 52,550 non-qualified stock options and executed an Indemnification Agreement with the Company.


Item 8.01 Other Events.


On September 17, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Shea.


A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description
99.1   Press Release of Pressure BioSciences, Inc. dated September 17, 2019.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


Dated: September 20, 2019 PRESSURE BIOSCIENCES, INC.
  By: /s/ Richard T. Schumacher
    Richard T. Schumacher,
    President and Chief Executive Officer