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Cancer Genetics Inc (CGIX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Pappajohn

89 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

John Roberts

59 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer

Jane Houldsworth

57 2011 Vice President - Research & Development

Raju Chaganti

83 2014 Director

Geoffrey Harris

55 2016 Director

Thomas Widmann

69 2017 Director

Edmund Cannon

72 2005 Independent Director

Howard McLeod

51 2014 Independent Director

Franklyn Prendergast

72 2012 Independent Director

Michael Welsh

68 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Pappajohn

Mr. John G. Pappajohn is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Cancer Genetics, Inc. In 1969, Mr. Pappajohn is the chairman of our Board and is a pioneer in the venture capital industry. In 1969, Mr. Pappajohn founded Equity Dynamics, Inc., a financial consulting entity, and Pappajohn Capital Resources, a venture capital firm, both in Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Pappajohn has been involved in over 100 start-up companies and has served as a director of over 40 public companies, many in the bioscience and health-related industries. He currently serves on the boards of the following public companies: American CareSource Holdings, Inc., since 2004, and CNS Response, since 2009. Previously, Mr. Pappajohn served on the boards of ConMed Healthcare Management, Inc. from 2005 until August 2012, PharmAthene, Inc., from 2007 until July 2011, Careguide, Inc., from 1995 until 2010, and SpectraScience, Inc., from 2007 until 2009. Mr. Pappajohn has a BSC degree in business from the University of Iowa.

John Roberts

Mr. John A. Roberts is President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He had been serving as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis since February 2, 2018 in addition to his role as our Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance, a position he has held since he joined the Company in July 2016. Prior to joining Cancer Genetics, from August 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, Mr. Roberts served as the Chief Financial Officer for VirMedica, Inc., an innovative technology solutions company that provides an end-to-end platform that enables specialty drug manufacturers and pharmacies to optimize product commercialization and management. Prior to VirMedica, from August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2015, Mr. Roberts was the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, a global healthcare analytics and services organization. Prior to that, Mr. Roberts was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for InfoLogix, Inc., a publicly-traded healthcare-centric mobile software and solutions provider. He has also held CFO roles at leading public medical device and healthcare services firms including Clarient, Inc., a publicly-traded provider of diagnostic laboratory services and Daou Systems, Inc., a publicly-traded healthcare IT software development and services firm. In addition, he has held key senior executive roles with MEDecision, Inc., HealthOnline, Inc. and the Center for Health Information. Mr. Roberts earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Drug Information Association (DIA), a global neutral forum enabling drug developers and regulators access to insights and collaboration.

Jane Houldsworth

Dr. Jane Houldsworth, Ph.D., is the Vice President - Research & Development of Cancer Genetics, Inc. Dr. Houldsworth joined us in 2007 as head of Research and Development and was promoted to Vice President of Research and Development in June 2011. From 2007 to June 2011, Dr. Houldsworth also served as a consultant to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She has a long-standing interest in the biology and genetics of lymphoma and male germ cell tumors, with over 20 years' experience in translational research. Dr. Houldsworth is a co-inventor on four issued patents. These patents relate to methods using a panel for detecting and differentiating renal cortical neoplasms and a tool for diagnosing and prognosing mature B-cell neoplasms. Dr. Houldsworth has published 15 book chapters and more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and is a reviewer for several scientific journals. She actively consults on academic research projects and is an active member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Houldsworth has been awarded several grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Lance Armstrong Foundation and other private foundations. In 2005, Dr. Houldsworth attained a New York State Certificate of Qualification as a laboratory director for oncology, molecular and cellular tumor markers. Prior to joining us in 2007, she was an Associate Attending Geneticist and an Associate Laboratory Member at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Dr. Chaganti's laboratory. Dr. Houldsworth has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Queensland, Australia and received post-doctoral training in Molecular Biology at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.

Raju Chaganti

Dr. Raju S.K. Chaganti, Ph.D., is the Director of Cancer Genetics, Inc. Dr. Chaganti is our founder and has served on our Board since the Company's inception. Dr. Chaganti is an internationally recognized leader in cancer cytogenetics and molecular genetics. He is an inventor on 10 patents issued by the US patent office, 3 from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center KCC and 7 from Cancer Genetics, Inc, all related to cancer gene discovery and cancer genetic analysis. Dr. Chaganti currently is the incumbent of the William E. Snee Chair at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he is on the faculty of the Department of Medicine and Cell Biology Program. He is a Professor at the Gernster Sloan- Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and at Weill-Cornell Graduate School of Medicinal Sciences, New York, New York. He was the chief of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's cytogenetics service, which he established in 1976 as one of the earliest genetically based cancer diagnostic services in the country. Dr. Chaganti received a Ph.D. in biology (genetics) from Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and completed his post-doctoral training at the Medical Research Council of Great Britain. Additionally, he completed a sabbatical in the Department of Tumor Biology at Karolinska Institute Stockholm, focusing on experimental murine tumorigenesis and immunology.

Geoffrey Harris

Mr. Geoffrey Eric Harris is the Director of the Company. He served as a managing director and co-head of the healthcare investment banking group at Cantor Fitzgerald, and from 2009-2011, he held a similar position at Gleacher & Company. Mr. Harris is also currently on the board of directors of GoNow Doctors (Nasdaq:ANCI), a healthcare services company, MYnd Analytics (Nasdaq: CNSO), a data analysis company focused on improving mental health care, Amperic, Inc., a privately-held technology company, and PointRight Inc., a privately-held software company. Mr. Harris graduated from MIT's Sloan School of Management with an M.S. in Finance Management.

Thomas Widmann

Dr. Thomas F. Widmann, M.D., serves as Director of the Company. Dr. Thomas F. Widmann is a cardiologist and seasoned life sciences entrepreneur with more than 25 years of biotech experience, and also serves as a Venture Partner at Wellington Partners in Germany. In 1997, he co-founded Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Europe's largest biopharmaceutical company. As Actelion's first Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board, he established affiliates in North America, Europe, and Asia. He was instrumental in Actelion's highly successful IPO and secondary offering, which created the foundation for Actelion's growth and profitability. Dr. Widmann has founded several other successful companies, including Hesperion Ltd, an international Contract Research Organization (CRO); Widmann Associates Ltd.; and Auraglobe Ltd., both life-science advisory companies. Previously, he spent nine years at Hoffmann-La Roche (HLR), Basel, leading the international cardiovascular development department, where he brought three cardiovascular drugs to the international markets. He spent six years at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) as an assistant professor of Medicine. Dr. Widmann studied Medicine and Computer Science at the Universities of Heidelberg and Paris, and holds a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Heidelberg. He earned his specialization in cardiology at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

Edmund Cannon

Mr. Edmund M. Cannon is the an Independent Director of Cancer Genetics, Inc. He is founder and President of the Clinical Research Center of Cape Cod, which specializes in finding institutional review board approved, consented specimens for the diagnostics and pharmaceutical industries, and in setting up studies to support FDA submissions for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Previously, Mr. Cannon was a marketing and operations consultant for Franey Medical Labs. Mr. Cannon also formerly had the most national sales for Pharmacia Diagnostics Inc., and was a vice president and co-founder of Alletess, Inc. Mr. Canon has a degree from Boston State College and attended a Master's program at Providence College.

Howard McLeod

Dr. Howard McLeod, Pharm. D., is the an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. McLeod is a member of our Board and is the Medical Director of the DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute at the Moffitt Cancer Center, and as a Senior Member of the Moffitt Cancer Center's Division of Population Sciences. He joined Moffitt Cancer Center in September 2013, after having served as a Founding Director of the University of North Carolina Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy since 2006. Dr. McLeod also held the prestigious title of Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy from 2006 to 2013. Dr. McLeod has published over 500 peer-reviewed papers on pharmacogenomics, applied therapeutics and clinical pharmacology. He had served as Chief Scientific Advisor and a member of the board of directors of Gentris Corporation before its acquisition by the Company in July 2014 and has served since July 2014 on the Company's Scientific Advisory Board.

Franklyn Prendergast

Dr. Franklyn G. Prendergast, M.D., Ph.D., is the an Independent Director of Cancer Genetics, Inc. From 1994 to 2006, he served as a director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. he served as a director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. He also previously held several other teaching positions at the Mayo Medical School from 1975 through 2014. Dr. Prendergast has served for the National Institute of Health on numerous study section review groups; as a charter member of the Board of Advisors for the Division of Research Grants, now the Center for Scientific Review; the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council; and the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute. He held a Presidential Commission for service on the National Cancer Advisory Board. Dr. Prendergast also has served in numerous other advisory roles for the National Institute of Health and the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, and he is a member of the board of directors of the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI). Dr. Prendergast has served on the board of directors of Eli Lilly & Co. since 1995 and is a member of the board's science and technology and public policy and compliance committees. He also currently serves on the board of directors for DemeRx, Inc., a private, biotechnology drug development company, and Ativa Medical Corporation, a private, diagnostic technology company. Dr. Prendergast obtained his medical degree with honors from the University of West Indies and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earning an M.A. degree in physiology. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota.

Michael Welsh

Mr. Michael J. Welsh, M.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. He is a Professor and the Roy J. Carver Biomedical Research Chair in Internal Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Iowa, a position he has held since 1987. He is also Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Center and Director of the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute. Dr. Welsh was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1997, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1998, and the National Academy of Sciences in 2000. Dr. Welsh has co-founded two companies, Exemplar Genetics, which was purchased by Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) in January 2015, and Emmyon, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company. Dr. Welsh received his MD and internal medicine training at the University of Iowa and trained in pulmonary medicine and research at the University of California at San Francisco and the University of Texas in Houston.