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HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (HTGM.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ann Hanham

64 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Timothy Johnson

55 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Shaun McMeans

55 2012 Vice President of Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Roche

64 2014 Senior Vice President - Research and Product Development

Debra Gordon

57 2016 Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel and Secretary

John Lubniewski

53 2011 Chief Business Officer

Donnie Hardison

66 2016 Director

Harry George

68 2002 Independent Director

James LaFrance

58 2015 Independent Director

Lee McCracken

59 2015 Independent Director

Lewis Shuster

62 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ann Hanham

Dr. Ann F. Hanham, Ph.D., is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Since March 2017, Dr. Hanham has provided independent management consulting as a sole proprietor. Previously, she was the founding and managing partner of BAR Capital LLC, an investment company, a position she has held from December 2013 to March 2017. From February 2000 to November 2013, Dr. Hanham was the Managing Director and General Partner of Burrill and Company, a life science investment company. Prior to that, Dr. Hanham held positions of increasing responsibility in product development, medical affairs, and clinical and regulatory affairs at various companies, including InterMune Inc., Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Otsuka, Celtrix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Celtrix, and Becton Dickinson and Company, or BD. InterMune, Otsuka and Celtrix are, or prior to respective acquisitions, were clinical-stage biopharmaceutical companies, and BD is a life sciences discovery and diagnostics company. Dr. Hanham currently serves on the board of directors of Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) and SCYNEXIS (NASDAQ: SCYX). Dr. Hanham received her B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto, Canada; her M.Sc. degree, in biology, from Simon Fraser University, Canada; and her Ph.D. degree, in biology, from the University of British Columbia, Canada. The Board believes that Dr. Hanham’s extensive industry and executive experience, and her experience serving on the board of directors of other public companies qualifies her to serve as the Chair of our Board of Directors.

Timothy Johnson

Mr. Timothy B. Johnson serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Johnson joined us from LVC Consulting, a consulting company, where he was a partner from April 2007 to January 2008. Prior to April 2007, Mr. Johnson spent five years in leadership roles at Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. or Ventana, a medical diagnostics company, prior to its acquisition by Roche Holdings, Inc., or Roche. At Ventana, Mr. Johnson held the positions of Senior Vice President, Global Business Services, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Operations, and Vice President/General Manager, Operations and Lean Systems. In these roles, Mr. Johnson’s responsibilities included product technical support, worldwide marketing, corporate development, strategic planning and manufacturing. Prior to working at Ventana, Mr. Johnson had a 12-year career at Hillenbrand Industries, Inc., a global diversified industrial company, where he held several leadership roles in the corporate offices and in the Hill-Rom Division, including Vice President, Global Marketing, Vice President/General Manager, Hill-Rom AirShields, Vice President, Operations, and Vice President, Continuous Improvement and Strategic Planning. Mr. Johnson spent part of his early career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a public accounting firm. Mr. Johnson previously served on the board of directors of Kalypto Medical, Inc. and was the Industry co-chair for the Biosciences Leadership Council of Southern Arizona. He earned a B.S. in Business from Indiana University.

Shaun McMeans

Mr. Shaun D. McMeans serves as Vice President of Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. McMeans was Vice President – Finance of Securaplane Technologies, Inc., a product supply company and division of Meggitt PLC, an aerospace, defense and energy conglomerate, from May 2011 to February 2012. Mr. McMeans was a financial consultant from February 2008 to April 2011, working both in an individual capacity and as a partner for Tatum LLC, a consulting company. Prior to February 2008, Mr. McMeans was Chief Financial Officer for The Long Companies, a full service residential and commercial real estate division of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. Mr. McMeans also worked for over five years at LXU Healthcare, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of specialty surgical equipment, as Controller and then Chief Financial and Operating Officer. In his early career, Mr. McMeans worked in roles of increasing responsibility, including Director of Finance, for Burnham Holdings, Inc., formerly Burnham Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial hydronic heating equipment. Mr. McMeans received his B.S. in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University.

Patrick Roche

Dr. Patrick (Pat) C. Roche, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President - Research and Product Development of the Company. Dr. Roche joined us from Ventana, a medical diagnostics company and member of the Roche Group and global headquarters of RTD, where he worked for 12 years and held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President, Head Biomarker Strategy, Translational Diagnostics, from August 2009 to April 2014, and Vice President, Assay Development and Clinical Studies, from March 2007 to July 2009. In these roles, Dr. Roche was responsible for interfacing with pharmaceutical partners in their development of targeted cancer therapeutics and facilitating the transition of biomarkers into companion diagnostics and for leading reagent product development and launching over 30 in vitro diagnostic products, including the FDA-approved c-kit and HER2 tests. Prior to working at Ventana, Dr. Roche was at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, a medical research group, where he served as Director of the Immunohistochemistry Laboratory and as Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Dr. Roche has co-authored more than 125 peer-reviewed publications and is an inventor on a number of patent filings and two issued U.S. patents. Dr. Roche received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine.

Debra Gordon

Dr. Debra (Deb) A. Gordon, Ph.D., J.D., serves as Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining us, Dr. Gordon was General Counsel and Head, Patent Legal at Ventana, a medical diagnostics company and a member of the Roche Group and the global headquarters for RTD, from October 2008 to June 2011. Dr. Gordon was promoted to leadership of the Ventana legal function after serving at Ventana from February 2007 as a patent attorney supporting the assay development functions. For nearly ten years preceding Dr. Gordon’s in-house legal experiences, Dr. Gordon practiced as a business transactional attorney at the law firms Lewis and Roca LLP (now, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP) and Perkins Coie LLP, and as an intellectual property attorney at the law firm Klarquist Sparkman LLP. Prior to law school, Dr. Gordon completed post-doctoral fellowships at Brandeis University and the University of Arizona. Dr. Gordon is an author on 13 peer-reviewed scientific publications and an inventor on two patent filings, one of which was issued in the U.S. and several other jurisdictions. Dr. Gordon received a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry and a M.S. in Chemistry from Western Washington University, a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, and a J.D. with honors from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law.

John Lubniewski

Mr. John L. Lubniewski serves as Chief Business Officer of the Company. Mr. Lubniewski joined us from Ventana, a medical diagnostics company and member of the Roche Group and global headquarters of Roche Tissue Diagnostics, or RTD, where he served in leadership roles for nine years both before and after the acquisition of Ventana by Roche in March 2008. From August 2010 to April 2011, Mr. Lubniewski was Senior Vice President and Lifecycle Leader, Advanced Staining Platforms at Ventana. From January 2008 to August 2010, Mr. Lubniewski served as Senior Vice President and Lifecycle Leader, Clinical Assays at RTD, with responsibility for three lifecycle teams, technical marketing and medical marketing and global accountability for all RTD clinical assay products. Prior to the Roche acquisition of Ventana, Mr. Lubniewski served at Ventana as Senior Vice President, Advanced Staining Business Unit, Vice President Worldwide Marketing and Translational Diagnostic Business Unit, and General Manager, Research Products. In these roles, Mr. Lubniewski was responsible for a variety of assay and platform development and commercialization efforts. Prior to Ventana, Mr. Lubniewski worked for over ten years at Corning, Inc., a manufacturing company, in a variety of divisional, sector and corporate sales and marketing roles. Mr. Lubniewski earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University.

Donnie Hardison

Mr. Donnie M. Hardison is Director of the Company. He currently is President and Chief Executive Officer, and serves on the board of directors of Biotheranostics, Inc., a medical diagnostic company, positions he has held since February 2017. From April 2016 to January 2017, Mr. Hardison served as the sole proprietor of DMH Consulting, a management consulting firm. Between April 2010 and March 2016, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Good Start Genetics, a medical device company. For more than 20 years prior to that, Mr. Hardison held a number of executive and senior management positions at companies including Laboratory Corporation of America, a clinical laboratory company, Exact Sciences Corporation, a molecular diagnostics company, OnTarget, Inc., a sales and marketing consulting company, Quest Diagnostics Inc., a clinical laboratory company, SmithKline Beecham Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, and others. In addition to Biotheranostics, Inc., mentioned above, he currently serves on the board of directors of Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc., and IQuity, Inc., each of which is a privately held medical technology company, and has served on the board of directors of several other private companies, including Good Start Genetics. He also served on the board of directors of Exact Science Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) from May 2000 until August 2007. Mr. Hardison received his B.A. in political science, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Harry George

Mr. Harry A. George is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. George has served on our Board of Directors since 2002 and served as the Chairman of the Board from December 2007 until September 2013. Mr. George co-founded Solstice Capital, a venture capital firm, in 1995 and serves as its managing general partner. Mr. George has served as a member of the board of directors of a number of private and public companies and is currently serving on the boards of directors of Calimmune, Inc., Medipacs, Inc., Post.Bid.Ship, Inc., and AdiCyte, Inc. Mr. George is an advisor to Tech Launch Arizona and a board member of the University Venture Fund, Catapult. Additionally, Mr. George is a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council and serves on its board of directors and has also served on the boards of directors of Bio5 Institute, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art, and the Pima County Bond Advisory Committee. Prior to 1995, Mr. George was co-founder, Director, and Vice-President of Finance for Interleaf Inc., a software products company. Prior to his time at Interleaf, Mr. George was co-founder, Director and Vice President of Finance of Kurzweil Computer Products, Inc., a computer products company, which subsequently was purchased by Xerox Imaging Systems. Mr. George received an A.B. from Bowdoin College and, in 2012, received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Arizona. Also in 2012, the Arizona BioIndustry Association conferred upon Mr. George the John McGarrity Bioscience Leader of the Year Award.

James LaFrance

Mr. James T. LaFrance is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. LaFrance has almost 30 years of diagnostic industry experience and has been working since January 2015 as a sales, marketing, strategy development and commercial operational management consultant for LaFrance Consulting LLC, a firm he founded. He served as interim Chief Executive Officer of Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a bioanalytics service provider, from April 2014 to December 2014, where he also has served as chairman of the board of directors since December 2013. From November 2013 to March 2014, he served as a consultant in the medical diagnostics sector for his firm, LaFrance Consulting LLC. Prior to that, he was head of digital pathology and Chief Executive Officer of Omnyx, LLC for GE Healthcare from January 2012 to October 2013. From August 2009 to December 2011, Mr. LaFrance further served as a consultant in the medical diagnostics for LaFrance Consulting LLC. For eight years earlier in his career, Mr. LaFrance held a series of commercial, strategic marketing and business development leadership roles at Ventana Medical Systems (now Roche Tissue Diagnostics), or Ventana, including general management of North American and international commercial operations. Prior to working for Ventana, Mr. LaFrance served in leadership roles in strategic marketing and business development at Bayer Diagnostics. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

Lee McCracken

Mr. Lee Roy McCracken is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McCracken currently is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Drawbridge Health, Inc., a company focused on enabling personal diagnostic testing, a position he has held since June 2017. He continues to serve as chairman of the board of directors of Global Medical and Research Technologies, a company focused on solutions for organ transplantation and regenerative medicine therapies, a position he has held since May 2016. From April 2014 to May 2016, he was Chief Executive Officer of Gensignia Life Sciences, Inc., a medical diagnostic company. Prior to that, from April 2013 to March 2014, he served as a strategic and restructuring consultant in the regenerative medicine and diagnostic sectors in his firm, McCracken Consulting. From October 2012 to March 2013, Mr. McCracken served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pathwork Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company. From January 2012 to September 2012, he was a strategic consultant in the molecular diagnostics sector in his firm, McCracken Consulting. Earlier in his career, Mr. McCracken held a number of executive positions or roles with significant responsibility at several biotechnology and therapeutics companies, including Prometheus Laboratories Inc., GenStar Therapeutics Corporation, CombiChem Inc., and Allergan Inc., as well as at the investment companies, 3i Capital and Union Venture. Mr. McCracken received his M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, his Master of Computer Science from the University of Dayton, and his B.S. in Commerce from Santa Clara University.

Lewis Shuster

Mr. Lewis (Lew) J. Shuster is an Independent Director of the Company. In 2002, Mr. Shuster founded Shuster Capital, a strategic and operating advisor to and angel investor in life science companies, and has served as its chief executive officer since that time. From June 2003 to November 2007, Mr. Shuster served as chief executive officer of Kemia, Inc., a drug discovery and development company. From February 2000 to December 2001, Mr. Shuster held various operating executive positions at Invitrogen Corporation, a biotechnology company that merged with Applied Biosystems Inc. and became Life Technologies Corporation, which was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Between 1994 and 1999, Mr. Shuster served as chief financial officer and other executive positions at Pharmacopeia, Inc., a drug discovery product and service company. Mr. Shuster joined Human Genome Sciences, Inc. as its first employee in September 1992 and served as its executive vice president, operations and finance until 1994. From June 2011 until December 2016, Mr. Shuster served as a member of the board of directors of Response Biomedical Corporation. From April 2010 to March 2013, Mr. Shuster served as a director of Complete Genomics, Inc., a life science company, and, from April 2011 to March 2016, as a director of Mast Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Shuster received a B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

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