Over 25 years’ experience – business and new product development, global commercial and general management in biotechnology. President and CEO of WaferGen Biosystems; President and CEO of Asuragen Inc., a molecular diagnostic company. Vice President for Abbott Laboratories Inc., responsible for business development and licensing. Vice President and General Manager in Molecular Diagnostic Business for Vysis Inc. IVD market over the past 15 years.
30 years experience – clinical medicine (Neonatal, Pediatric Critical Care) and hospital administration. Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington. Consultant in health care standards and quality of care delivered. CMO at Providence Alaska assisted in the implementation of MEWS and sepsis surveillance algorithms using the Microsoft Amalga platform across Providence Health & Services. Won a national Microsoft Healthcare innovation award for work with MEWS in 2012.
35 years experience – veterinary immunologist, molecular biologist, pathologist, animal and human healthcare R&D executive: Cornell, Sloan Kettering Cancer Research, University of Queensland, various private pathology laboratories, Genetrax, Plasvacc, BioNiche. Lead author on all Immunexpress patents; architect of IP strategy.
25 years of experience – in-vitro diagnostics (IVD), medical devices, and pharmaceutical products. Leadership positions at Asuragen, Qiagen, PrimeraDx, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Digene, SmithKline Beecham, and Johnson & Johnson. Founded a regulatory and quality consulting company, AltaQ, with a focus on molecular diagnostics. Completed projects covering multiple countries including the US, China, Japan, France, Germany, and Italy.
15 years experience – statistics, epidemiological statistics, biostatistics, machine learning, management, re: complex biological information. VP – R&D and Director Bioinformatics (Immunexpress); Senior Computational Biologist, (Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics); Westmead Hospital (Sydney); NICTA (Australia’s ICT Research Centre of Excellence).
15 years experience – corporate finance, accounting and assurance. Oversight over GAAP reporting, development of technical accounting policies and ICFR. Financial Controller (Immunexpress); Controller (GroupAero), Audit Manager (PricewaterhouseCoopers, RSM). Masters of Professional Accounting – University of Washington.
30 years experience. University of Oregon, Weizmann Institute, Kings College London, Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto), and cross-appointment to Dept. Molecular/Medical Genetics, University of Toronto. Broad industry experience in biomarker discovery, development & validation of molecular diagnostic assays; multiple regulatory submissions in USA, Canada and Europe.