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OpGen Inc (OPGN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Evan Jones

60 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Timothy Dec

58 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary

Geoffrey McKinley

65 2015 Senior Vice President - Research and Development and Business Development

G. Terrance Walker

58 2014 Senior Vice President - Research and Development

Vadim Sapiro

46 2011 Chief Information Officer

Robert Lilley

71 2014 Chief Commercial Officer

Brian Atwood

64 2007 Independent Director

Harry D'Andrea

60 2016 Independent Director

Timothy Harris

66 2015 Independent Director

Tina Nova

63 2017 Independent Director

David Rubin

52 2015 Independent Director

Misti Ushio

45 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Evan Jones

Mr. Evan Jones serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He served as our President from October 2013 until April 2015. Since 2007, Mr. Jones has served as managing member of jVen Capital, LLC, a life sciences investment company. Previously, he co-founded Digene Corporation, a publicly traded biotechnology company focused on women’s health and molecular diagnostic testing that was sold to Qiagen N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN) in 2007. He served as chairman of Digene’s board of directors from 1995 to 2007, as Digene’s chief executive officer from 1990 to 2006, and as Digene’s president from 1990 to 1999. Mr. Jones currently serves on the board of directors of Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ: FLDM), a technology company that develops, manufactures and markets life science analytical and preparatory systems, since March 2011, Foundation Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMI), a cancer testing molecular informatics company, since January 2013, and Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT), a leading genomic diagnostics company, since 2008. Mr. Jones received a B.A. from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Timothy Dec

Mr. Timothy C. Dec serves as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary of the Company. He joined OpGen as our interim Chief Financial Officer in April 2015 and became our Chief Financial Officer in May 2015. Prior to joining OpGen, Mr. Dec served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Clubwidesports, LLC, a start-up sports management software company, from January 2014 to April 2015. From December 2012 to the present, Mr. Dec is an adjunct professor at Mount St. Mary’s University, where he teaches M.B.A. courses in Finance. From August 2007 to December 2012, Mr. Dec served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fortress International Group, Inc., a publicly traded company. Mr. Dec has served in chief financial officer or other senior financial executive roles at companies in a number of industries from September 1986 through August 2007, including three publicly traded companies listed on NASDAQ or AMEX, such as Corvis Corporation, and with private equity-backed companies. Mr. Dec also has public accounting firm experience. Mr. Dec received his B.S. in Accounting from Mount St. Mary’s University and an M.B.A. from American University.

Geoffrey McKinley

Mr. Geoffrey A. McKinley, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President - Research and Development and Business Development of the Company. He joined OpGen as Senior Vice President of R&D and Business Development in July 2015 when OpGen acquired AdvanDx, Inc. At AdvanDx, Dr. McKinley was Senior Vice President of R&D and Business Development responsible for R&D strategy and new product development plan from November 2014 until July 2015. Prior to AdvanDx, Dr. McKinley was Chief Science Officer at DxNA, Inc. from December 2013 to October 2014. Prior to DxNA, Dr. McKinley was Senior Vice President of Research & Development at GenturaDx, Inc. from June 2011 to July 2013. Dr. McKinley was employed by Osmetech plc (LSE:OMH) (currently GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. NASDAQ:GNMK) from 2004 to June 2011 and served as its Vice President of Molecular Diagnostics Research & Development and Business Development. From 1994 to 2004, Dr. McKinley served in senior R&D and business development positions with life sciences companies. Dr. McKinley is an author on 12 U.S. patents. He received his B.S. from Grove City College in 1973 and received his Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 1979.

G. Terrance Walker

Dr. G. Terrance Walker, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President - Research and Development of the Company. He joined OpGen in June 2013 as Vice President, Research and Development and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Research and Development in October 2014. Dr. Walker's responsibilities include leading the development of genomic technologies and new products supporting molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases. Prior to OpGen, Dr. Walker led drug target validation, biomarker discovery and clinical diagnostic development across most disease areas and stages of development from discovery through late clinical trials at Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), from January 2011 to April 2012, at Duke University and The Biomarker Factory, from February 2009 to December 2010, at GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK), from January 2001 to September 2009, and at Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX), from March 1998 to December 2000. Dr. Walker received his Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry from the University of Rochester with postdoctoral training in Biophysical Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.

Vadim Sapiro

Mr. Vadim Sapiro serves as Chief Information Officer of the Company. He joined the Company in December, 2011 as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Sapiro is responsible for leading the development of the Company's bioinformatics applications, software, databases and information technology operations. Prior to OpGen, Mr. Sapiro was senior vice president at SAIC-Frederick, or SAIC, from June 2008 to December 2011, overseeing the Information Systems Program for the National Cancer Institute at Frederick with responsibility for information technology, scientific computing and bioinformatics. Among Mr. Sapiro's projects were technical program management and operations for the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG™), the cancer Human Biobank (caHUB) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Prior to SAIC, from July 1999 to May 2008, Mr. Sapiro was Vice President for Information Technology with the J. Craig Venter Institute. Mr. Sapiro is active in the regional and national technology and research communities, having served on many life sciences and biotech focused advisory boards and review committees. Mr. Sapiro holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

Robert Lilley

Mr. Robert McG. Lilley serves as Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. He joined OpGen in October 2014 as Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Lilley is currently non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Immunexpress, Inc., a Seattle-based molecular diagnostic company focused on developing diagnostic tests for patients at risk of sepsis. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing for Digene Corporation, from June 1999 until its sale to QIAGEN NV in 2007. He had held prior sales executive positions with Digene from March 1997 to June 1999. Mr. Lilley worked for QIAGEN NV as Senior Advisor, Molecular Diagnostics from August 2007 until September 2009. He previously served as Head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Sales and Marketing for TDS Healthcare Information Systems, as well as Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA of Alltel Healthcare Systems. In 1970, Mr. Lilley joined the first Earth Day team, and he has retained an interest in environmental affairs since. Today he serves on the Boards of the Global Footprint Network, and Terra Global Capital, both based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of The Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Mr. Lilley holds a BA from Yale University.

Brian Atwood

Mr. Brian G. Atwood serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is currently a member of our Audit Committee. Mr. Atwood co-founded Cell Design Labs, Inc., a privately held company focused on developing human cell engineering technology, and has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since July 2015. Mr. Atwood is also a Managing Director and was a co-founder of Versant Ventures. He also has more than fifteen years of operating experience in the biotechnology industry, with emphasis on therapeutic products, devices, diagnostics, and research instrumentation. Prior to launching his career in venture capital, Mr. Atwood was founder, President, and CEO of Glycomed Incorporated, a publicly traded biotechnology company. Prior to Glycomed, he co-founded and served as director of Perkin Elmer/Cetus Instruments, a joint venture for robotics automation and genomics research instruments and products later acquired by Perkin Elmer. He currently serves as a board member at the private company Atreca, Inc., as well as the public companies, PhaseRX, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZRX) and Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS). Mr. Atwood received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine; an M.S. from the University of California, Davis, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Harry D'Andrea

Mr. Harry J. D'Andrea is Independent Director of the Company. He is managing general partner of Valhalla Partners, a venture capital firm, a position he has held since January 2012. He previously served as administrative general partner of Valhalla Partners since June 2002, and was a co-founder of Valhalla Partners in 2002. From June 1999 to February 2002, Mr. D’Andrea was Chief Financial Officer of Advanced Switching Communications, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company that completed its IPO in October 2000. Prior thereto from 1989 to 1999 he held senior financial positions with a number of privately held and public companies. Mr. D’Andrea is currently a director of four privately held companies and has served on the boards of two publicly traded companies in the past. He received his B.A. in Foreign Service from The Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and his MBA from Drexel University in 1980.

Timothy Harris

Dr. Timothy J. R. Harris, Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is a molecular biologist and biochemist and an executive with over thirty-two years of experience. Dr. Harris is currently acting Head of Research and Development for Bioverativ Inc. (NASDAQ: BIVV). He is also a venture partner of SV Life Sciences, a position he has held since March 2016. He previously served as the Senior Vice President for Precision Medicine at Biogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) from March 2015 until February 2016. Prior to such position, he was Senior Vice President for Translational Medicine and Technology at Biogen from June 2011 to February 2015. Before joining Biogen, he was the Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Advanced Technology Program at SAIC-Frederick, Inc. in Maryland from January 2007 to June 2011. His professional experience includes senior executive positions at a number of companies, including Novasite Pharmaceuticals, where he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2005 to September 2006. Dr. Harris founded SGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly Structural GenomiX Inc.) (SGX) in 1999. Before founding SGX, Dr. Harris was Senior Vice President, Research and Development at Axys Pharmaceuticals Inc. (formerly Sequana Therapeutics Inc.). Dr. Harris received a Ph.D. and M.S. in General Virology and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham in England and has an honorary doctorate (D.Sc.) from the University of Birmingham, UK awarded in July 2010. Dr. Harris serves on the board of directors of BG Medicine, Inc.

Tina Nova

Dr. Tina Susan Nova, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Nova is a life science industry veteran with extensive experience building and leading novel genomics-based businesses. She currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Molecular Stethoscope, Inc., a newly formed molecular diagnostics company, a position she has held since October 2015. Prior thereto, she served as senior vice president and general manager of Illumina's oncology business unit from July 2014 to August 2015. From March 2000 to April 2014, Dr. Nova was a co-founder and director, president and chief executive officer of Genoptix Medical Laboratory, which was purchased by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation for nearly $0.5 billion in 2011. She has also held senior executive positions with Nanogen, Inc., Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Hybritech, Inc. Dr. Nova currently serves on the board of directors for Arena Pharmaceuticals, Veracyte, Inc. and is vice chairman of the board of directors for the newly formed Rady Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute, which is part of Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. She holds a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside.

David Rubin

Dr. David M. Rubin, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. He is managing director at Merck GHI, where he is responsible for identifying investment opportunities in emerging healthcare solutions and services, with a particular emphasis on solutions for precision medicine. Dr. Rubin joined Merck from Cognia Corporation, a bioinformatics company, where he most recently served as President and CEO. Previously he was at The Wilkerson Group/IBM Global Services. Dr. Rubin was a National Institutes of Health and American Cancer Society post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, where he worked on the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. He serves as a director of several companies including Electrocore LLC, Daktari Diagnostics and Prophecy Inc., and as a board observer for several others. He received post-graduate business training at Harvard University, a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Temple University and a B.A. in biology from SUNY Binghamton.

Misti Ushio

Dr. Misti Ushio, Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is the co-founding chief executive officer and a director of TARA Biosystems, a position she has held since February 2016. Prior thereto, she was Chief Strategy Officer and a Managing Director at Harris & Harris Group, Inc. from May 2007 to February 2016. Prior to joining Harris & Harris, Dr. Ushio worked at Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) for over ten years in bioprocess research & development, and was a Technology Licensing Officer at Columbia University. Dr. Ushio currently serves or has served on the boards of Accelerator-NYC, AgBiome, Enumeral Biomedical, Lodo Therapeutics, Petra Pharma, Senova Systems and SynGlyco. Dr. Ushio holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University, and a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from University College London.