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CareDx Inc (CDNA.OQ)

CDNA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Goldberg

59 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Peter Maag

49 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Bell

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Mitchell Nelles

62 2012 Chief Operating Officer

John Sninsky

65 2015 Chief Scientific Officer

Josh DeFonzo

34 2015 Chief Commercial Officer

Matthew Meyer

46 2012 Chief Business Officer

James Yee

2006 Chief Medical Officer

George Bickerstaff

61 2014 Independent Director

Fred Cohen

60 2003 Independent Director

William Hagstrom

2015 Independent Director

Ralph Snyderman

77 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Goldberg

Michael D. Goldberg is an Independent Chairman of the Company. Mr. Goldberg has served as a director and chairman of the board of Nodality, Inc., a private molecular diagnostics company, and as an advisor to other private life science companies since May 2011. Mr. Goldberg has also served on the board of directors for eHealth, Inc. since 1999. From January 2005 to May 2011, Mr. Goldberg was a partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, a venture capital firm, where he led life sciences investments in the area of molecular diagnostics, personalized medicine and wireless healthcare. From October 2000 to December 2004, Mr. Goldberg operated a management and financial consultancy business. In 1995, Mr. Goldberg founded OnCare, Inc., and served as its chairman until August 2001 and as its chief executive officer until March 1999. In 1987, Mr. Goldberg founded Axion, Inc., and served as its chief executive officer until its sale in 1995. Prior to Axion, Mr. Goldberg was a partner at the venture capital firm of Sevin Rosen Management Company from 1985 to 1987, and director of corporate development at Cetus Corporation from 1981 to 1985. Mr. Goldberg has served as a member of the board of directors of numerous companies in the biotech and health sciences industry, and currently serves as executive chairman of DNAnexus, Inc. and Nodality, Inc. Mr. Goldberg has served on boards and advisory boards of a number of industry, academic and public policy institutions in biotechnology and finance, including the Board of the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, which is the governing board for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Board of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists, the Advisory Boards for the Harvard Center for Genetics and Genomics, the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, and the UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine. Mr. Goldberg holds a B.A. from Brandeis University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Peter Maag

Peter Maag, Ph.D. is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Maag held numerous positions with increasing responsibility at Novartis International AG, a global healthcare company from September 2001 to April 2012, including Global Head of Novartis Diagnostics from 2009 to 2012, a business unit of Novartis A.G. Dr. Maag also served as Country President for Novartis Pharma AG in Germany from 2006 to 2008, Country President for Novartis’ Korea operations from 2003 to 2005, and the Head of Strategy for the pharmaceutical division of Novartis A.G. from 2001 to 2002. Dr. Maag also worked at McKinsey & Company, focusing on healthcare and globalization from 1995 to 2001. Dr. Maag also serves on the board of directors at Phoenix Pharmahandel GmbH & Co KG and Molecular MD. Dr. Maag studied pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Heidelberg and University of London and received his Ph.D. from the University of Berlin, Germany.

Michael Bell

Mr. Michael Bell is Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective April 21, 2017. Michael Bell brings over 20 years of international finance and accounting experience. Michael is the former CFO of Metabiota, an infectious disease risk analytics company. Previously, he served as the CFO of Singulex, a clinical diagnostics company, and has held leadership and executive positions within Novartis, including tenure as the CFO of Novartis Diagnostics, a global provider of blood screening solutions. Previously, Michael worked in public accounting at Ernst & Young and Deloitte. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with Computing from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Mitchell Nelles

Mitchell J. Nelles, Ph.D., is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Research and Development and Technical Operations since December 2006. From August 2003 to October 2006, Dr. Nelles was Vice President of North America Research and Development at bioMérieux, Inc., an in vitro diagnostics company. From December 2001 to July 2003, Dr. Nelles was Vice President of Research and Development at TriPath Oncology, a subsidiary of TriPath Imaging Inc., a company that develops, manufactures, markets and sells solutions to improve the clinical management of cancer. Dr. Nelles holds a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Rutgers College, a Ph.D. in BioMedical Sciences (Immunology) from the University of Texas, Health Sciences Center at Dallas, and has completed postdoctoral training in Immune Regulation at Brandeis University.

John Sninsky

Dr. John J. Sninsky, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Sninsky brings significant experience ranging from early stage biotechnology to international pharmaceutical organizations as well as a range of CLIA and IVD product settings. He, along with his colleagues, was instrumental in recognizing the importance of and bringing pioneering companion diagnostics to the treatment of HIV. In addition, following determination of the sequence of first human genome at Celera Genomics, Dr. Sninsky oversaw a sequencing study to uncover human genetic variation, a prerequisite to his team embarking on early and extensive functional genetic association studies. Among Dr. Sninsky's past awards are the Centers for Disease Control Charles C. Shepherd Science Award (1988), the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology Award (1992) and the Hoffmann-La Roche R & D Prize in 1997 for his efforts in applying PCR to virology and developing assays for measuring viral load in individuals with HIV. Dr. Sninsky was a recipient of the Purdue University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001. Dr. Sninsky received a bachelor's degree in biology from Bates College (1972) and a Ph.D. in biology from Purdue University (1976). He was a postdoctoral fellow in Genetics and Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. From 1981 to 1984, Dr. Sninsky was on the faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology with a joint appointment in the Department of Molecular Biology. He was a member of the AECOM Liver and Cancer Centers.

Josh DeFonzo

Mr. Josh DeFonzo is Chief Commercial Officer since April 2015. Prior to that, he served as our Senior Director of Integrated Care beginning in September 2014. From April 2009 to August 2014, Mr. DeFonzo served in various positions at EndoGastric Solutions, Inc., a medical device company focusing on noninvasive treatments for digestive diseases, including Senior Marketing and Product Manager, Senior Director and Vice President, Sales & Marketing. From October 2007 to March 2009, Mr. DeFonzo served as Sales Manager at Invuity, Inc., a medical device company pioneering advanced photonics for improved surgical visualization. Mr. DeFonzo holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Matthew Meyer

Matthew J. Meyer is Chief Business Officer of the Company. Prior to that, he served as our Vice President of Corporate Development and Legal Affairs since August 2010. Mr. Meyer has over 20 years of business and corporate development, marketing, legal and commercial experience in the global life sciences industry. Prior to joining CareDx, Mr. Meyer was Vice President, Business Development and General Counsel at Cerimon Pharmaceuticals from January 2008 to August 2010, where he led the in-license and partnering of prescription pharmaceuticals in the fields of pain and inflammation. Prior to that, Mr. Meyer held senior management positions at Draeger Medical Systems, the U.S. subsidiary of the German-based global medical device company, most recently serving as Vice President and General Counsel from September 2006 to December 2007. Prior to Draeger, from July 2004 to August 2006 Mr. Meyer held positions of increasing responsibility at Novartis Pharma AG in Basel, Switzerland, including serving as Head of Global Marketing Channel Innovations, a role in which he helped foster greater marketing and sales effectiveness through the use of innovative technology-based initiatives. Previously, from January 2000 to June 2004 Mr. Meyer was the Vice President, Global Business Development and Legal Affairs at RxCentric, Inc. which was acquired by Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. in 2003 and integrated into its Physician’s Interactive division, which was a leader in online life science marketing programs to physicians. Prior to that, Mr. Meyer served as a commercial and transactional attorney at Pfizer Inc. from 1995 to 2000, working in the U.S. corporate and R&D headquarters and the United Kingdom. Mr. Meyer graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law.

James Yee

James P. Yee, M.D., Ph.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. From January 2003 to June 2006, Dr. Yee was Vice President and Head of Development for Celera Genomics, Inc., a diagnostics company. From June 1995 to December 2002, he was Vice President of Preclinical and Clinical Development at Roche Bioscience, a division of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. Earlier in his career, Dr. Yee held a variety of research and development positions of increasing responsibility at Syntex Corporation, including Vice President and Director of the Institute for Clinical Medicine from 1989 to 1992. Dr. Yee is certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Yee holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine.

George Bickerstaff

George W. Bickerstaff, III is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bickerstaff is currently the Managing Director of M.M. Dillon & Co., LLC, which he joined in 2005. Prior to joining M.M. Dillon & Co., LLC, Mr. Bickerstaff held various positions with Novartis International AG, a global leader in pharmaceuticals and consumer health, including Chief Financial Officer of Novartis Pharma AG from October 2000 to May 2005. From December 1999 to September 2000, Mr. Bickerstaff served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Workscape, Inc. a provider of employee-related information services. From July 1998 to December 1999, Mr. Bickerstaff served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Uniscribe Professional Services, Inc., a nationwide provider of paper and technology-based document management solutions. From January 1998 to June 1998, Mr. Bickerstaff served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Intellisource Group, Inc., a provider of information technology solutions to the federal, state and local government and utility markets. From July 1997 to December 1997, Mr. Bickerstaff served as Vice President of Finance of Cognizant Corporation, a global business information services company. From January 1990 to June 1997, Mr. Bickerstaff served in various senior finance roles, including Chief Financial Officer of IMS Healthcare, a global business information services company in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to that, Mr. Bickerstaff held various finance, audit and engineering positions with the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation from 1985 to 1989 and General Electric Company from 1978 to 1985. Mr. Bickerstaff currently serves on the board of directors of Cardax, Inc. and Viventia Biotechnologies, Inc.

Fred Cohen

Fred E. Cohen, M.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Cohen is a Partner at TPG, a global private equity firm. Dr. Cohen joined TPG in 2001, and serves as head of TPG’s biotechnology group. Dr. Cohen continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he has taught since 1988. Dr. Cohen has played a role on the boards of directors or scientific advisory boards of a variety of biotechnology companies. He currently serves on the board of directors of Genomic Health Inc., Quintiles Transnational Holdings, Inc., BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., CardioDx, Inc., Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc., Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. and Veracyte, Inc., as well as multiple other private companies. He received his M.D. from Stanford University, his D.Phil. in Molecular Biophysics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and his B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. Dr. Cohen was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academics in 2004 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008. Dr. Cohen also serves as a fellow of the American College of Physicians since 1989, a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, and is the recipient of several awards and honors including the Burroughs-Wellcome New Initiatives in Malaria Award, the LVMH Science Pour L’Art Price (shared with Stanley Prusiner), a Searle Scholars Award and Young Investigator Awards from the Endocrine Society and the Western Society for Clinical Investigation.

William Hagstrom

William A. Hagstrom is an Independent Director of the Company since March 2015. He is currently the CEO and is founder of Octave Bioscience, an early stage molecular diagnostics company focused on neurodegenerative diseases and conditions. From February, 2007 through December, 2014 he served as President and CEO of Crescendo Bioscience a specialty Diagnostics Company focused on autoimmune and inflammatory diseases managed by rheumatologists. Crescendo was an Inc. 500 company in 2012 and 2013 and a Red Herring 100 company in 2013. In February, 2014 Crescendo was acquired by Myriad Genetics as a wholly owned subsidiary. Prior to Crescendo Bioscience, Mr. Hagstrom was president of Alpha BioPartners, a strategic consulting firm for early stage biotechnology companies. While head of Alpha BioPartners, Mr. Hagstrom co-founded Biolytx Pharmaceuticals and Altheus Therapeutics and created the business plan for Riley Genomics (the predecessor to Crescendo Bioscience). Previous to Alpha BioPartners, Mr. Hagstrom served as interim CEO of Selexys Pharmaceuticals and Inoveon. From late 1989 through the end of 1999, he was Chairman and CEO of Urocor, a specialty diagnostics company focused on urological cancers and complex diseases. Under Mr. Hagstrom’s leadership, UroCor was an Inc. 500 company in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995, before becoming public in 1996. Previous to Urocor, he held a variety of management positions, including VP Marketing, for Baxter International from late 1985 through late 1989 and was engaged in various product and sales management positions for American Hospital Supply from early 1982 through the acquisition of AHSC by Baxter in 1985. He began his management career with Becton Dickinson in 1979. Mr. Hagstrom has served on a variety of Boards over the last 15 years, including Prometheus Laboratories, a specialty gastroenterology diagnostics and therapeutics company. Mr. Hagstrom received a BS degree in business management from Bob Jones University.

Ralph Snyderman

Mr. Ralph Snyderman, M.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Snyderman has held the position of Chancellor Emeritus and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine at Duke University since July 2004. From January 1989 to June 2004, he served as Chancellor for Health Affairs at the Duke University School of Medicine and was the founding CEO and President of the Duke University Health System. From January 2006 to November 2009, he consulted for New Enterprise Associates, a venture capital firm, as a venture partner. He previously served on the boards of directors of The Procter and Gamble Company, Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD), Trevena, Inc., Crescendo Bioscience, Inc. and Targacept, Inc. He currently serves on the boards of Nodality, Inc., Press Ganey Associates, Inc., and Liquida Technologies, Inc. Dr. Snyderman is a member of the Association of American Physicians, where he served as president from 2003 to 2004, the Association of American Medical Colleges, where he served as chair from 2001 to 2002, the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Snyderman holds a B.S. in Pre-Medical Studies from Washington College, an M.D. from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, and completed an internship and residency in Medicine at Duke University.