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Chromadex Corp (CDXC.OQ)

CDXC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Allen

67 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Robert Fried

57 2017 President, Independent Director, Chief Strategy Officer

Frank Jaksch

48 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Independent Director

Kevin Farr

59 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Principal Accounting Officer and Principal Financial Officer

Troy Rhonemus

44 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Thomas Varvaro

47 2017 Senior Vice President - Finance

Andrew Johnson

2017 Director of Investor Relations, IR Contact Officer

Tony Lau

2017 Director

Steven Rubin

56 2017 Director

Wendy Yu

2017 Director

Jeffrey Baxter

55 2015 Independent Director

Stephen Block

72 2011 Independent Director

Kurt Gustafson

49 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Allen

Mr. Stephen Allen serves as an Independent Chairman of the Board of ChromaDex Corp.. Until 2009, Mr. Allen worked for Nestlé, at which point he retired from a 30 year career where he served in various sales, marketing and management roles, including 7 years serving in Nestlé’s Mergers and Acquisitions department. Until 2012, Mr. Allen served on the Advisory Board of Vitamin Angels, an organization focused on eliminating childhood malnutrition in Africa and the Middle East. Currently, Mr. Allen serves as the non-executive Vice Chairman of 6 Pacific group, a Los Angeles based boutique advisory and investment firm. Mr. Allen also serves as the Managing Partner of California Agricultural Orchards LLC and California Nut Orchards LLC which, along with growing almonds and grapes, manages the assets of high net-worth individuals. Mr. Allen also serves as the President of the Board of the North American Foundation for the University of Leeds where Mr. Allen plays a key role in fundraising efforts. Mr. Allen received his B.Sc. with honors from the University of Leeds and his M.Sc. at the University of London, School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Robert Fried

Mr. Robert N. Fried is has served as a director of the Company since July 2015 and he has served as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee from July 2015 to March 2017. In March 2017, Mr. Fried was appointed as President and Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Mr. Fried served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of IDI, Inc. (formerly Tiger Media, Inc.), an information solutions provider focused on the data fusion market and formerly a Chinese advertising company prior to its merger with the parent company of Interactive Data, LLC, from 2011 until June 2015. From 2007 through 2009, he was the president, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Ideation Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company. Mr. Fried is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Feeln, a subscription streaming video service, which was acquired by Hallmark Cards Inc. in 2012. Since then, Mr. Fried manages digital businesses for Hallmark including Feeln, Hallmark e-cards, and Hallmark Print on Demand. Mr. Fried is also an Academy Award winning motion picture producer whose credits include Rudy, Collateral, Boondock Saints, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Godzilla, and numerous others. From December 1994 until June 1996, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Savoy Pictures, a unit of Savoy Pictures Entertainment, Inc., which was sold in 1996 to Silver King Communications, which is now a part of InterActive Corp. Mr. Fried has also held several executive positions including Executive Vice President in charge of Production for Columbia Pictures, Director of Film Finance and Special Projects for Columbia Pictures, and Director of Business Development at Twentieth Century Fox. Mr. Fried holds an M.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Frank Jaksch

Mr. Frank L. Jaksch serves as a Chief Executive Officer and independent Director of ChromaDex Corporation. He is a co-founder of the Company and has served as a member of Board since February 2000. Mr. Jaksch served as Chairman of the Board from May 2010 to October 2011 and was its Co-Chairman from February 2000 to May 2010. Mr. Jaksch currently serves as our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jaksch oversees research, strategy and operations for the Company with a focus on scientific and novel products for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Jaksch served as International Subsidiaries Manager of Phenomenex, a life science supply company where he managed the international subsidiary and international business development divisions. Mr. Jaksch earned a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Valparaiso University.

Kevin Farr

Mr. Kevin M. Farr CPA., serves as a Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Principal Accounting Officer and Principal Financial Officer of the Company. Farr is joining ChromaDex from Mattel, Inc., where he was Executive Vice President and CFO since 2000. Farr brings extensive global experience in building iconic consumer brands, including American Girl, Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels and Thomas & Friends. Farr has extensive global S&P 500 public company experience in corporate finance, treasury, tax, investor relations, strategic planning, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, operational efficiency and transformation programs, and capital market transactions. Mr. Farr serves on the board of directors and is Chairman of the Audit Committee of Polaris, Inc., as well as on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Kevin received his master's degree at Northwestern University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining Mattel, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 10 years.

Troy Rhonemus

Mr. Troy Rhonemus serves as a Chief Operating Officer of the ChromaDex Corp. since March 2014. Mr. Rhonemus is Director of New Technology and Supply Chain from January 2013 to February 2014. Mr. Rhonemus is responsible for overseeing all of Company’s operations including all aspects of sales, marketing, supply chain management, distribution, and new technology development. Mr. Rhonemus also consults with customers to improve the supply chain management of raw materials to meet government regulations, which includes developing supply chain strategies, auditing manufacturers and developing an understanding of how to manage supplies from countries outside the Unites States. Mr. Rhonemus has extensive experience in managing operations and supply chain, business strategies, and the roll-out of new processes, technologies and products. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Rhonemus held several positions at Cargill, Inc. As Truvia® Business Process Manager, he served as the product line lead for managing the operations and supply chain of the Truvia® enterprise from leaf to consumer products. As Technology Manger, Mr. Rhonemus served as technical lead for process and product development for Truvia® consumer products and ingredient business. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Rhonemus served as Principal Research Scientist at E&J Gallo Winery, where he developed experimental designs to ensure that all project work was statistically valid in the lab, pilot and production wineries. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Rhonemus served as Senior Research Scientist and as Process Technology Manager at Cargill, Inc. In these positions, Mr. Rhonemus solved technical problems and implemented new technologies into production. He identified potential tolling facilities, coordinated tolling efforts, directly supervised and developed new processes and solved technical issues in existing business units in Cargill. Mr. Rhonemus has earned a M.A. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Chemistry from Ball State University.

Thomas Varvaro

Mr. Thomas C. Varvaro serves as a Senior Vice President - Finance, Secretary of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer of ChromaDex Corporation. Mr. Varvaro is responsible for overseeing all of Company’s operations including all aspects of accounting, information technology, inventory, distribution, and human resources management. Mr. Varvaro has extensive process mapping and business process improvement skills, along with a solid information technology background that includes management and implementation experiences ranging from custom application design to enterprise wide system deployment. Mr. Varvaro also has hands-on experience in integrating acquisitions and in new facility startups. In working with manufacturing organizations Mr. Varvaro has overseen plant automation, reporting and bar code tracking implementations. Mr. Varvaro also has broad legal experience in intellectual property (IP), contract and employment law. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Varvaro was employed by Fast Heat Inc., a Chicago, Illinois based Global supplier to the plastics, HVAC, packaging, and food processing industries, where he began as controller and was promoted to chief information officer and then chief financial officer during his tenure. During his time there Mr. Varvaro was responsible for all financial matters including accounting, risk management and human resources. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Varvaro was employed by Maple Leaf Bakery, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, during its rise to becoming a national leader in specialty bakery products. During his tenure Mr. Varvaro served in information technology and accounting roles, helping to shepherd the company from a single facility to national leader in specialty food products. Mr. Varvaro has a B.S. in Accounting from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has been certified as a Certified Public Accountant.

Andrew Johnson

Tony Lau

Mr. Tony Lau serves as a Director of the company. He is currently serves as a Director of Horizons Ventures Limited, an affiliate of Champion River, and as of August 18, 2017.

Steven Rubin

Mr. Steven D. Rubin, Esq.,J.D., serves as a Director of the Company. He has served as OPKO Health, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: OPK) Executive Vice President – Administration since May 2007 and as a director of since February 2007. Mr. Rubin is a member of The Frost Group, LLC, a private investment firm. He has extensive experience as a practicing lawyer, and as general counsel and board member to multiple public companies.

Wendy Yu

Ms. Wendy Yu serves as a Director of the company. She is currently serves as Chief Digital Officer of Horizons Digital Group, an affiliate of Pioneer, and as of August 18, 2017.

Jeffrey Baxter

Mr. Jeffrey Baxter serves as an Independent Director of ChromaDex Corporation. He has been the Chief Executive Officer and a director of VBI Vaccines Inc. (NASDAQ: VBIV) since September 2009. Previously, he was a managing partner for the venture capital firm, The Column Group. Until July of 2006, Mr. Baxter was SVP, R&D Finance and Operations, of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). In his 19 years of pharma experience, he has held line management roles in commercial, manufacturing and IT and the office of the CEO. His most recent position in R&D included responsibility for finance, pipeline resource planning and allocation, business development deal structuring and SROne (GSK’s in-house $125 million venture capital fund). He also chaired GSK’s R&D Operating Board. Prior to GSK, he worked at Unilever and British American Tobacco. Mr. Baxter was educated at Thames Valley University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA).

Stephen Block

Mr. Stephen A. Block serves as an Independent Director of ChromaDex Corporation. From May 2010 to October 2011, Mr. Block has been a director of the Company since October 2007 and Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee since October 2007. From May 2010 to October 2011, Mr. Block served as Lead Independent Director to the Board. Mr. Block is also a director and chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and a member of the audit committee of Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNMX). He has served on the board of directors of Senomyx, Inc. since 2005. Since September 2013, he has served as a director of GetThis, Corp., Mr. Block currently serves as an industry consultant and as a Managing Director of Venture Farm LLC, an early stage venture capital firm, and as a Venture Partner of K5 Venture Partners, LLC, an Orange County early stage venture firm. He is also a Managing Director of K5 Venture Partner, LLC’s affiliated accelerator K5 Launch and a member of the executive committee of the Orange County network of Tech Coast Angels, a leading investing group. Mr. Block received his B.A. cum laude in Russian Studies from Yale University and his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Kurt Gustafson

Mr. Kurt A. Gustafson serves as independent Director of the Company. He has more than 25 years of diverse experience in corporate finance. He currently serves as chief financial officer, principal accounting officer and executive vice president of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He previously served as the chief financial officer of Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (2009 – 2013). From 1991 to 2009 he worked at Amgen, holding various financial roles as vice president finance, chief financial officer of Amgen International and treasurer. Prior to joining Amgen, he worked in public accounting as staff auditor at Laventhol & Horwath in Chicago. He has been an independent director of Xencor, Inc. since 2014. Mr. Gustafson holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from North Park University in Chicago and an M.B.A from University of California, Los Angeles.