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Biocept Inc (BIOC.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Hale

71 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Michael Nall

56 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Timothy Kennedy

61 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Operations, Corporate Secretary

Lyle Arnold

72 2011 Senior Vice President - Research & Development, Chief Scientific Officer

Cory Dunn

2020 Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations

Edwin Hendrick

52 2018 Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Michael Terry

64 2017 Senior Vice President - Commercial Operations

Marsha Chandler

74 2013 Independent Director

Bruce Gerhardt

68 2010 Independent Director

Bruce Huebner

68 2013 Independent Director

Ivor Royston

73 2010 Independent Director

Margaret Faye Wilson

81 2009 Lead Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Hale

Mr. David F. Hale serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Hale was appointed as our Executive Chairman in March 2011. As of and in connection with the closing of our initial public offering on February 10, 2014, Mr. Hale now serves as non-executive Chairman. He is the Chairman and CEO of Hale BioPharma Ventures LLC, a private company focused on the formation and development of biotechnology, specialty pharma, diagnostic and medical device companies. Mr. Hale is currently serving as Executive Chairman and Acting President and CEO of Neurana Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Hale is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in the founding and/or development of a number of life sciences companies. He served as the Chairman of Santarus, Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, since 2004 and a member of Santarus’ board since 2000, prior to its acquisition by Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. in 2014. He also serves as Chairman of Conatus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a public company. He was previously President and CEO of CancerVax Corporation from October 1999 through its merger in May 2006 with Micromet, Inc., when he became Chairman of the combined companies. He is a co-founder and served as Chairman of Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. before its acquisition by Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc., and as Chairman of SkinMedica, Inc., before its acquisition by Allergan, Inc. He also serves as Chairman of Adigica Health, Inc., Clarify Medical, Inc., MDRejuvena, Inc., Neurelis, Inc. and Recros Medica, Inc. In 1982, after joining Hybritech, Inc., the first monoclonal antibody company, he served as COO, President and then Chief Executive Officer, when Hybritech was acquired by Eli Lilly and Co. in 1986. From 1987 until 1997 he was Chairman, President and CEO of Gensia, Inc., which merged with SICOR to become Gensia Sicor, Inc., which was later acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals. He was a co-founder and Chairman of Viagene, Inc. from 1987 to 1995, when Viagene was acquired by Chiron, Inc.

Michael Nall

Mr. Michael W. Nall serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Nall has over 30 years of healthcare sales and marketing experience, serving as our CEO and President since 2013. Before joining Biocept, Mr. Nall served at Clarient Diagnostic Services, Inc. in positions of increasing responsibility from 2002 through August 2013, with his last position being General Manager, North American Sales and Marketing. While at Clarient, Mr. Nall was also responsible for leading the team assimilating Clarient into GE Healthcare after Clarient was acquired in 2010. From 1988 until joining Clarient, Mr. Nall served in the diagnostic and medical device industries in various commercial leadership roles for companies including Impath, American Cyanamid, Maquet Surgical, Strato Medical, Horizon Medical Products and Columbia Vital Systems. Mr. Nall received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Missouri State University (now known as the University of Central Missouri). We selected Mr. Nall to serve on our board of directors due to his experience in the cancer diagnostics business, his expertise in the commercialization of products and services such as ours, his background in reimbursement and operations and his status as our chief executive officer and president.

Timothy Kennedy

Mr. Timothy C. Kennedy serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Operations, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Kennedy has over 30 years of executive, financial, and operational leadership experience, with over 25 years in the clinical diagnostics industry. Mr. Kennedy previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Millennium Health, a privately held leading urine drug testing and pharmacogenetics laboratory company, from 2013 to July 2016. Prior to joining Millennium Health, Mr. Kennedy was Chief Financial Officer and General Manager of PLUS Diagnostics, a urology, gastroenterology and oncology lab from 2008 through 2012. Prior to Plus Diagnostics, Mr. Kennedy held an ownership position in Diagnostic Imaging Management, a multi-site imaging company from 1997 to 2008, expanding from 12 to 33 free-standing centers across the United States. From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Kennedy held a number of management positions with National Health Laboratories, where he served as the Head of Finance, completing over 50 acquisitions and the merger with Roche Biomedical Labs to form LabCorp in 1995. Mr. Kennedy serves on the Board of Directors of MyCircle Health, a data services company that helps patients with chronic health conditions measure, evaluate, control and communicate daily test results to their healthcare providers and physicians. Mr. Kennedy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business - Accounting/Information Technology from Keane University.

Lyle Arnold

Dr. Lyle J. Arnold Ph. D. serves as Senior Vice President - Research & Development, Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Arnold is a biotechnology executive, entrepreneur, and developer of innovative technologies covering therapeutics, molecular diagnostics, and genomics. Prior to joining Biocept, Dr. Arnold founded Aegea Biotechnologies to acquire, develop, and commercialize, next generation nucleic acid technologies. Dr. Arnold has served on the board of directors of numerous companies, including Asuragen and Aegea, as well as, non-profit organizations. Dr. Arnold has also held senior scientific and management positions at Molecular Biosystems (co-founder), Genta, Synteni, Incyte Genomics, Oasis Biosciences (co-founder), and Gen-Probe (now Hologic). In addition, Dr. Arnold was a faculty member in the UCSD School of Medicine and a member of the UCSD Cancer Center. Dr. Arnold is an inventor or co-inventor on 49 issued U.S. patents and more than 160 issued and pending patents worldwide. He is the principal inventor of the chemiluminescent Hybridization Protection Assay (HPA) and associated technologies core to Hologic assays that generate more than $500M in product revenue annually. Dr. Arnold is also the inventor of the patented Switch-Blocker technology for detecting extremely rare genetic events that Biocept uses for interrogating ctDNA for cancer associated mutations. In addition, he has authored more than 50 scientific publications. Dr. Arnold received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of California at San Diego.

Cory Dunn

Ms. Cory Dunn serves as Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations of the Company. Dunn has served as Biocept's Vice President of Commercial Operations since October 2018. Prior to joining Biocept, she held multiple leadership positions at life sciences companies specializing in diagnostics, including GenomeDx Biosciences (presently Decipher Biosciences), PLUS Diagnostics (presently Inform Diagnostics) and Genoptix. She holds an M.A. in education from Stanford University , and M.S. in Biology and B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego .

Edwin Hendrick

Mr. Edwin C. Hendrick serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Mr. Hendrick, in his more than 25 years of diagnostic experience, has led the commercial operations in both public and private companies. Mr. Hendrick’s most recent role was serving as Chief Commercial Officer at GenomeDx Biosciences Inc. from 2014 to 2018. Previously, he has served as Executive Vice President and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Plus Diagnostics from 2007 to 2014, and Vice President of Marketing at USLabs from 2000 to 2007. He also held various sales and marketing leadership positions at Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a medical device and reagent business and at Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Hendrick received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky in Communication and Advertising.

Michael Terry

Mr. Michael Terry serves as Senior Vice President - Commercial Operations of the Company. A seasoned veteran in the molecular diagnostics and liquid biopsy industries, Mr. Terry has previously served as Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations and Corporate Development of Trovagene, Inc. from 2012 to 2014, as well as Executive Vice President of Sequenom, Inc., where he managed global commercial operations from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Terry’s career also includes 4 years at GE Healthcare’s Marquette Medical division, where he held key executive positions in sales management, commercial operations and eBusiness from 1997 to 2001. At GE Healthcare, he earned a certification in Six Sigma. Mr. Terry has also served as the Executive Vice President of European Operations for Lumenis Ltd., Vice President of Global Sales for Aspect Medical Systems Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of Ligand Diagnostics. Mr. Terry earned a B.S. in Economics and Business from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Marsha Chandler

Dr. Marsha Alpert Chandler Ph.D serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Chandler is Emerita Senior Vice Chancellor and Professor Emerita at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is also currently Advisor to the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD as well as Advisor to the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. She served as the Executive Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies from 2007 to 2015, where she managed approximately 1,000 scientific and administrative personnel and oversaw all institutional fiscal, administrative and fund-raising activities. From 1997 to 2007 she was the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UCSD, where she was the chief academic officer responsible for the policies and decisions relating to all academic programs and faculty appointments and performance. She was the Acting Chancellor from 2003-04 and holds an appointment as Professor of Political Science in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UCSD. Dr. Chandler is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the highest academic honor bestowed in that country. She received her Ph.D. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2004, she completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Bruce Gerhardt

Mr. Bruce E. Gerhardt CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gerhardt has been self-employed, practicing as a Certified Public Accountant, since 1986. He is also a tax and business advisor providing tax compliance for small businesses and upper income individuals. Prior to 1986, he was a financial vice-president with several companies and a senior accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell, now KPMG, one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Southern California in 1973 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. We selected Mr. Gerhardt to serve on our board of directors due to his experience and expertise in financial accounting and auditing. Mr. Gerhardt also serves as a member of our audit committee and as a member of our compensation committee.

Bruce Huebner

Mr. Bruce A. Huebner serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Huebner was a managing director of LynxCom Partners LLC, a healthcare consulting firm, from 2004 through 2016 where his focus was primarily on cancer diagnostics and personalized medicine. In June of 2011, he joined the board of Vermillion, Inc., an ovarian cancer diagnostics company. He assumed the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of Vermillion from November 2012 to March 2013 and then served as Chairman of the Board from March through December 2013. From October 2009 to June 2010, Mr. Huebner served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TrovaGene, Inc., a developer of molecular diagnostics products. From June of 2005 through June of 2008, Mr. Huebner served as President of Osmetech, Inc., a molecular diagnostic microarray products company. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Huebner was President and Chief Operating Officer of Nanogen, Inc., a publicly held nanotechnology/microarray company. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Huebner was Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Gen-Probe Incorporated, a leader in the development of nucleic acid tests for infectious diseases. Mr. Huebner received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and completed a Senior Executive Graduate School program at Columbia University.

Ivor Royston

Dr. Ivor Royston M.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Royston currently serves as CEO of Viracta Therapeutics, Inc. From 1990 to 2000, he served as founding President and CEO of The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and from 1978 to 1990, he was a member of the oncology faculty of the University of California, San Diego. In addition to being a co-founder of Hybritech, Inc., in 1986 he co-founded IDEC Corporation, which later merged with Biogen to form Biogen Idec. From 1990 to 2017, Dr. Royston was the Founding Managing Partner of Forward Ventures and has been instrumental in the formation, financing and development of numerous biotechnology companies, including Applied Molecular Evolution (acquired by Eli Lilly), Corixa (acquired by GlaxoSmithKline), Dynavax, LigoCyte (acquired by Takeda), Morphotek (acquired by Eisai), Sequana Therapeutics (acquired by Celera), Syndax, TargeGen (acquired by Sanofi-Aventis), and Triangle Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Gilead). He is currently a director of Viracta. Dr. Royston received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University and completed post-doctoral training in internal medicine and medical oncology at Stanford University. In 1997, President Clinton appointed Dr. Royston to a six-year term on the National Cancer Advisory Board.

Margaret Faye Wilson

Ms. Margaret Faye Wilson serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Wilson is retired CEO of Wilson Boyles and Company, a business consulting firm specializing in the development and implementation of successful business strategies. Prior to co-founding Wilson Boyles in 2003, she served as Senior Vice-President, Value Initiatives and Risk Management for The Home Depot, having joined the company in 1998 following a 21-year career at Bank of America. Ms. Wilson was Executive-Vice President of Bank of America and Chairman and President of Security Pacific Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of BancAmerica Corporation. Ms. Wilson began her banking career as a management trainee in the Corporate Banking Group of Security Pacific National Bank, which merged with and became Bank of America in 1992. Prior to assuming the chairmanship of Security Pacific Financial Services, she was the Executive Vice-President responsible for overseeing credit quality and policy for over 80% of Bank of America’s loan portfolio. During her Security Pacific career, Ms. Wilson spent time in London as the Managing Director of Corporate Finance for Security Pacific Hoare Govett, where she created new corporate advisory services, debt structuring products and formed a cross-border mergers and acquisitions division for European and U.S. companies. Prior to the London assignment, she was Managing Director of the Leveraged Buyout Group for the Security Pacific Merchant Bank, establishing the bank as lead in high profile transactions. Earlier, as Senior Vice-President and Regional Manager in the Corporate Banking Division with responsibility for multinational corporations, retail industry companies and California based corporations. Ms. Wilson received master’s degrees in international relations and in business administration from the University of Southern California.