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Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (OXFD.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Sandberg

75 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

Peter Wrighton-Smith

43 2002 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Altieri

58 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Stefan Linn

53 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Keiley

52 2017 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Richard Wenstrup

66 2017 Chief Medical Officer

Ronald Andrews

58 2015 Director

Mark Klausner

52 2018 Director

Patrick Balthrop

61 2017 Independent Director

Patricia Randall

67 2017 Independent Director

Herman Rosenman

70 2013 Independent Director

Stephen Spotts

62 2010 Independent Director

James Tobin

73 2014 Independent Director

Andrew Walton

51 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Sandberg

Mr. Richard A. Sandberg serves as an Independent Chairman of the Board of the company. He has played a principal role in starting and building a number of medical diagnostic companies including that of founder, chairman, chief executive officer, and chief financial officer of DIANON Systems Inc., a publicly traded oncology diagnostics company that was a pioneer in marketing new diagnostic technologies as a service rather than a product offering. He also served as chairman and chief financial officer of Lifecodes Corporation, a pioneer in DNA testing technology; chief financial officer and director of Matritech Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company specializing in proteomic diagnostic products for the early detection of a variety of cancers; and as chief financial officer of Critical Diagnostics, Inc., a company specializing in developing new diagnostic tests for cardiology. He has also served as a director of North American Scientific Inc., a publicly held developer and marketer of radiation therapy products and systems for treating breast and prostate cancer, from 2005 to 2009; as a director of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc., an international manufacturer and retailer of fine home furnishings, from 2003 to 2009; and as chairman of multiple privately-held diagnostic companies. Mr. Sandberg earned his bachelor’s degree in Business from Northwestern University and his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Peter Wrighton-Smith

Dr. Peter Wrighton-Smith is a Chief Executive Officer and Director of Oxford Immunotec Global PLC. He has held both positions since founding Oxford Immunotec in 2002. Before founding Oxford Immunotec, Dr. Wrighton-Smith held senior positions with PowderJect Pharmaceuticals PLC, now part of Chiron Corporation, including senior projects director, a business development role, and managing director of PowderJect Diagnostics Ltd., a subsidiary of PowderJect engaged in the development of cellular immune based diagnostics. During his tenure with PowderJect, the company became a global vaccines business with more than 1,000 employees. Dr. Wrighton-Smith has a Masters in Engineering, Economics & Management, and a Doctorate in Medical Engineering, both from Oxford University.

Richard Altieri

Mr. Richard M. Altieri is a Chief Financial Officer of Oxford Immunotec Global PLC. Mr. Altieri is our Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since joining us in January 2012. Before joining the Company, from July 2007 through December 2011, Mr. Altieri was vice president and chief financial officer of Salient Surgical Technologies, Inc., a medical technology company that developed and marketed surgical advanced energy products. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Altieri was senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Straumann USA, a global leader in the field of implant dentistry and dental tissue regeneration. Earlier in his career, beginning in 1992, Mr. Altieri was vice president and chief financial officer of Mitek Surgical Products, Inc., which was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1995. Following the acquisition, Mr. Altieri continued to oversee the financial operations of DePuy Mitek as vice president – finance through 2004. Mr. Altieri earned his Bachelors degree in Accounting from Northeastern University and his Masters in Business Administration from Babson College.

Stefan Linn

Mr. Stefan C. Linn is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Linn joined IMS Health from TPG Capital, where he worked with TPG's healthcare and consumer portfolio companies to drive operating improvements. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Linn was a Senior Vice President at McKesson Corporation, where he was responsible for marketing strategy, product development and customer programs. During his tenure at McKesson, Mr. Linn also served as President of Health Mart, and oversaw McKesson's consumer products division, packaging business RxPack, and the McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions division. Earlier in his career, Mr. Linn was a Vice President at Merck-Medco Managed Care, LLC, and also worked for McKinsey & Company. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Dallas and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Elizabeth Keiley

Ms. Elizabeth M. Keiley is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. From January 2015 to March 2017, she held the position of Vice President, General Counsel. In this role, Ms. Keiley has had responsibility for all of our legal affairs. She joined us in September 2012 and served as Associate General Counsel until her promotion in January 2015 to Vice President, General Counsel. Before joining us, from July 2008 to March 2012, Ms. Keiley was Assistant General Counsel, Americas of Zimmer, Inc., a subsidiary of Zimmer Holdings, Inc., the world’s largest pure-play orthopedic device manufacturer. Before working at Zimmer, Ms. Keiley was a trial lawyer and partner with Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon in Chicago, Illinois where she represented clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes and transactions. Ms. Keiley earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Philosophy from Boston College and her juris doctor from Loyola University School of Law.

Richard Wenstrup

Mr. Richard Wenstrup, M.D., serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Before joining Oxford Immunotec, Dr. Wenstrup spent over a decade at Myriad Genetics, Inc., where he served as executive vice president and chief medical officer from 2015 through July 2017, and chief medical officer, Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc., from 2006 through 2015. In addition to building and leading Myriad's clinical and medical affairs teams, Dr. Wenstrup was actively involved in the company's product development, M&A, and in-licensing activities. Prior to joining Myriad Genetics, Dr. Wenstrup served as a tenured professor of pediatrics (human genetics) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and as a tenured professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He was also the founding director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and co-founder of Assurex Health, Inc., now a subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc. Dr. Wenstrup earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed a pediatrics residency at the University of Minnesota Hospital and a fellowship in medical genetics at the University of Washington.

Ronald Andrews

Mr. Ronald A. Andrews, Jr. serves as a Director of the Company. He is the founder and principal of the Bethesda Group, which became a limited liability company in September 2015. Mr. Andrews was the president of the genetic sciences division of Thermo Fisher Scientific from 2013 to 2014, a position he assumed upon Thermo Fisher’s acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation, where he had been the president of the medical sciences venture from 2012 to 2013. Following the acquisition, Mr. Andrews led the integration of Life Technologies’ next generation sequencing technology into multiple instrument platforms and developed one of the most robust bio-informatic engines in oncology. Before joining Life Technologies, he served as chief executive officer of GE Molecular Diagnostics from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Andrews assumed this position upon GE Healthcare’s acquisition of Clarient, Inc., a specialty oncology laboratory, at which he had served as chief executive officer since 2004. Earlier in his career, he held several leadership roles at Roche Molecular Diagnostics, Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. and Immucor, Inc. Mr. Andrews currently serves as a member of the board of directors at Orion Health, a global provider of healthcare information technology and as a member of the board of directors at Insight Genetics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company working to further precision cancer care. He is also a member of the board of governors of CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, a member of the board of directors of Oncocyte, a publicly traded blood based cancer monitoring company and a member of the board of the Mission Hospital Foundation. Mr. Andrews earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Wofford College.

Mark Klausner

Mr. Mark Klausner is an Director of the Company. Mr. Klausner is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Westwicke Partners, a capital markets advisory and investor relations firm focused on the healthcare industry. Prior to co-founding Westwicke Partners in 2006, Mr. Klausner was a Managing Director in the Equity Capital Markets group at Wachovia Corporation (now Wells Fargo Corporation) from 2004 to 2006. Prior to this, from 1991 to 2004, he worked in investment banking, equity capital markets and commercial banking positions at firms including Deutsche Bank (and predecessor firms Bankers Trust and Alex. Brown & Sons), Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) and Citibank. Mr. Klausner earned a Bachelors degree in Economics and Computer Science from Colgate University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Patrick Balthrop

Mr. Patrick J. Balthrop, Sr. is Independent Director of the Company. He is the founding principal of Apalachee Ventures LLC, a venture and investment company focusing on emerging life science companies. Mr. Balthrop served as president, chief executive officer and director of Luminex Corporation, a life science tools and molecular diagnostics company from 2004 to 2014, during which time the company’s revenues grew eightfold. While at Luminex, he implemented innovative research and development programs which led to the development and subsequent successful commercialization of many new products and oversaw multiple significant acquisitions. Prior to joining Luminex, Mr. Balthrop served as president of Fisher Healthcare, now a division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. from 2002 to 2004. Prior to that, he held multiple positions in diagnostics and vascular devices during his more than twenty years at Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Balthrop currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of Agendia, Inc., a personalized medicine and molecular cancer diagnostics company, and as chairman of the board of directors of Folio Conversant, a premier provider of research services and biospecimen solutions to the life sciences industry. He is also a member of the board of directors of Personalis, Inc., a provider of advanced genomic sequencing and analytics for immuno-oncology, and a member of the board of directors of Concert Genetics, Inc. (formerly NextGxDx, Inc.), a technology company dedicated to enhancing the transparency and efficiency of genetic testing. Mr. Balthrop earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Spring Hill College and his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University.

Patricia Randall

Ms. Patricia Randall is Independent Director of the Company. Most recently, she served as our senior vice president and general counsel. Ms. Randall joined Oxford Immunotec in 2008 as general counsel and was responsible for all legal affairs of the Company through her retirement and election to the board of directors. Before joining Oxford Immunotec, from 2003 to 2008, she served as vice president, general counsel and secretary of Matritech, Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in proteomic diagnostic products for the early detection of a variety of cancers. She previously served as a member of senior management and general counsel of two other publicly-traded companies. Ms. Randall has practiced law for over 35 years for both public and private companies and in private practice. Until December 2017, she served as a member of the board of directors of Belmont Instrument Corporation, a private medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets critical care devices. She continues to serve as a member of the board of directors of BIC Holding Corp. following the sale of a majority interest in Belmont Instrument Corporation to a private equity firm. Ms. Randall earned her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from American University and her juris doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. Based on her extensive experience as a senior executive and an officer of several publicly traded companies, the Nominating Committee of our Board of Directors concluded that Ms. Randall is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Herman Rosenman

Mr. Herman Rosenman CPA is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rosenman served as senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer of Gen-Probe Incorporated, a publicly traded molecular diagnostics company, from 2001 through the sale of that company to Hologic, Inc. in August 2012. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Rosenman served as president and chief executive officer of Ultra Acquisition Corp., a manufacturer and parts retailer. From 1994 to 1997, he served as president and chief executive officer of RadNet Management, Inc., a healthcare provider. He has also served as chief financial officer of Rexene Corp. and was an audit partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). Mr. Rosenman currently serves as a member of the board of directors and audit committee chairman of Vivus, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, Medistem, Inc., a stem cell therapy company, and BioFire Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, as well as an advisory board member of Scripps Clinics/Green Hospital, a large healthcare provider in San Diego, CA. Previously, he has served on numerous public and private company boards of directors, frequently as a member of the company’s audit committee, including ARYx Therapeutics, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Emphasys Medical, Inc. and Discovery Partners International, Inc. Mr. Rosenman is a certified public accountant who received a B.B.A. in finance and accounting from Pace University and a Masters in Business Administration in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Stephen Spotts

Mr. Stephen L. Spotts is an Independent Director of Oxford Immunotec Global PLC. Mr. Spotts is a Director, a position he has held since November 2010. Mr. Spotts is chief executive officer, president, director and founder of ProTom International, Inc., a medical technology company focused on proton therapy for cancer patients founded in 2007. Before founding ProTom, from 2000 to 2006, Mr. Spotts was president, chief executive officer, and a member of the board of directors of Pathology Partners, Inc. (now known as Miraca Life Sciences, Inc.). From 2005 through mid-2008, he served on the board of directors of Genoptix, Inc., a California-based, publicly traded specialized laboratory service provider focused on delivering personalized and comprehensive diagnostic services to community-based hematologists and oncologists (Genoptix, Inc. was acquired by Novartis AG in 2011). Mr. Spotts earned his Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.

James Tobin

Mr. James R. Tobin serves as an Independent Director of the Company, He served as chief executive officer and president of Boston Scientific Corporation, a medical device company, from 1999 to 2009. Prior to that, he served as chief executive officer and president of Biogen Idec, Inc., or Biogen, a global biotechnology company, from 1997 to 1998 and as Biogen's president and chief operating officer from 1994 to 1997. Before joining Biogen, Mr. Tobin spent 22 years with Baxter International, or Baxter, rising from financial analyst to president and chief operating officer, and holding various positions within senior management during his tenure. He currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of TransMedics, Inc., a medical technology company dedicated to improving quality, assessing viability and increasing the utilization of donor organs for transplantation, and as a member of the board of directors of Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc., a developer of precision vascular robotics, Globus Medical, Inc., a musculoskeletal solutions company, and Resolys Bio, Inc., a privately-held clinical-stage biotechnology company. He was previously a member of the board of directors of Aptus Endosystems, Inc., a medical device company developing advanced technology for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), Curis, Inc., an oncology-focused drug development company, CardioDx, Inc., a cardiovascular genomic diagnostics company, as well as several other private companies. He served as Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972. Mr. Tobin earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Andrew Walton

Mr. Andrew Scott Walton is Independent Director of the Company. He has been the chief executive officer of Inform Diagnostics (formerly known as Miraca Life Sciences), the largest independent anatomic pathology provider in the United States, since November 2017. From 2012 to 2017, Mr. Walton served as president and chief executive officer of Ameritox, a company that offers laboratory testing and practice management tools to help clinicians coordinate and optimize the care of chronic pain and behavioral health patients. Prior to joining Ameritox, from 2005 to 2012, he held senior leadership positions within Laboratory Corporation of America, most recently serving as executive vice president of the esoteric testing businesses, and as a member of LabCorp’s five person executive committee. Prior to this, Mr. Walton led LabCorp’s strategic planning and merger & acquisition activities, and also served as the company’s chief information officer. Earlier in his career, he held management consultant positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and Ernst & Young where he focused on the healthcare market. Mr. Walton earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Based on his extensive experience as a senior executive at companies in the healthcare sector, the Nominating Committee of our Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Walton is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.