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Champions Oncology Inc (CSBR.OQ)

CSBR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joel Ackerman

53 2017 Chairman of the Board

Ronnie Morris

52 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Director

David Miller

49 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Philip Breitfeld

65 2016 Chief Strategic and Innovation Officer, Director

David Sidransky

58 2017 Lead Independent Director

Daniel Mendelson

53 2013 Independent Director

Abba Poliakoff

66 2008 Independent Director

Scott Tobin

47 2011 Independent Director

Susan Foreman

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Joel Ackerman

Mr. Joel Ackerman is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as the Chairman of the Board of the Company since January 2017. Previously, Mr. Ackerman served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company from October 2010 to January 2017. Mr Ackerman is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Davita, Inc. Mr. Ackerman received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1988, and a master’s degree in Physics from Harvard University in 1990. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Ackerman was an associate with Mercer Management Consulting, a global strategy consulting firm. From 1993 to 2008, Mr. Ackerman was employed by Warburg Pincus, LLC, a global private equity investment firm. There, Mr. Ackerman served in various capacities including Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Services, and as a member of the firm’s executive management team. During 2010, Mr. Ackerman served as a senior portfolio fellow with Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to address global poverty. Mr. Ackerman is currently a member of the board of directors of Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a publicly traded company that operates hospitals and nursing homes.

Ronnie Morris

Dr. Ronnie Morris, M.D., has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Champions Oncology, Inc., with effect from January 31, 2017. Dr. Morris previously served as the President and a director of the Company from October 2010 to January 2017. Dr. Morris received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1993, completed his residency at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 1996, and obtained his certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1996. From 1996 to 2004, Dr. Morris practiced internal medicine and was a managing partner of Prohealth Medical Group in Boca Raton, Florida where, in addition to his personal medical practice of more than 2,500 patients, he managed over 30 physicians in a multi-specialty practice, was responsible for the practice’s financial operations, and coordinated and created ancillary revenue services for the practice. From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Morris was Vice President and Medical Director of AllianceCare Inc. in Boynton Beach, Florida, a company that provides home health care, physical therapy, and doctor “house calls”. In that capacity, Dr. Morris was responsible for the physician house call business, developed new markets, managed and directed 150 employees, tripled revenue and brought his division to profitability. In 2001, in Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Morris co-founded MDVIP, Inc., a personalized healthcare services company. Until 2009, when MDVIP was acquired by Procter and Gamble Co., Dr. Morris served on MDVIP’s Board of Directors, as Medical Director, and as a member of its executive management team. In those capacities, Dr. Morris conceptualized, developed and helped build MDVIP from a start-up company into a national leader in personalized healthcare services, with a network of 400 doctors in 29 states and 125,000 consumers/patients. Since 2009, Dr. Morris has been a private investor.

David Miller

Mr. David Miller CPA is Chief Financial Officer since and Vice President - Finance of the Company. He served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2017 and was our Vice President, Finance from June 2013 till April 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Miller served as the Vice President of Finance and Operations at DMCWW, LLC, a private equity company focused on investing and operating start-up enterprises in the consumer technology space. From January 2006 to March 2010, Mr. Miller served as the Chief Financial Officer of NAF Funding, LLC, a nationwide financial services firm that brokers transactions involving the trading of life insurance policies. From January 2000 to December 2005, Mr. Miller was the Vice President of Finance and Operations at IDT Corp., where he led the creation and growth of the consumer phone services division to over one million customers of local and long distance service. From 1997 to 1999, he was an Assistant Vice President of the Internal Audit Department at Deutche Bank. Mr. Miller also held Senior Accountant positions at Schonbraun, Safris, Sternlieb, LLC and Margolin, Winer and Evans. Mr. Miller earned a B.S. from Yeshiva University in 1991 and an MBA from Fordham University in 1999. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Philip Breitfeld

Dr. Philip Breitfeld MD, has been appointed as Chief Strategic and Innovation Officer, Director of the Company, with effect from December 2016. Dr. Breitfeld was most recently Global Vice President at Quintiles, responsible for the Therapeutic Centers of Excellence. Prior to that, he led the Oncology Center of Excellence at Quintiles where he worked with many large, mid-size and emerging biopharmaceutical firms. He held senior clinical development positions at Merck KGaA (EMD Serono in the US), where he led oncology development in the US, and at BioCryst, where he led oncology development and was Associate Chief Medical Officer. Prior to his career in industry, he held academic positions at Harvard, University of Massachusetts, Indiana University, and Duke. He has approximately 50 publications in the literature dealing with basic cell and molecular biology, and translational and clinical oncology. He was trained in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was a visiting scientist at the Whitehead Institute at MIT, received his medical degree (MD) from the University of Rochester, and his undergraduate degree (AB in chemistry) from Princeton.

David Sidransky

Dr. David Sidransky, M.D., has been appointed as Lead Independent Director of the Company, with effect from January 31, 2017. He is no longer Independent Chairman of the Board of Champions Oncology, Inc., with effect from January 31, 2017. Dr. Sidransky is the Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Research Division at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is a Professor of Oncology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Urology, Genetics, and Pathology at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital. In the field of oncology, Dr. Sidransky is one of the most highly-cited researchers in clinical and medical journals in the world, with over 400 peer-reviewed publications in the past decade. He has also contributed to more than 60 cancer reviews and chapters. Dr. Sidransky is a founder of a number of biotechnology companies and holds numerous biotechnology patents. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of ImClone Systems, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company committed to advancing oncology care, and was a director, until its merger with Eli Lilly. Dr. Sidransky remains Chairman of Tamir Biotechnology and serves on the boards of directors of KV Pharmaceutical Company and Rosetta Genomics. Dr. Sidransky is serving and has served on scientific advisory boards of MedImmune, Roche, Amgen and Veridex, LLC (a Johnson & Johnson diagnostic company), among others. From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Sidransky served as Director of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and was the Chairperson of the first and second (September 2006 and 2007) AACR International Conferences on Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Therapeutic Development: Maximizing Opportunities for Individualized Treatment. Dr. Sidransky is certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology by the American Board of Medicine. Dr. Sidransky received his bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine.

Daniel Mendelson

Mr. Daniel N. Mendelson Dan is Independent Director of the Company. He served as a director of the Company since March 2013. Dan Mendelson is President of Avalere Health. He founded Avalere in 2000, grew the firm organically as CEO, engaged ABS Capital as a minority equity partner in 2008, and sold the company to Inovalon Holdings (NASDAQ: INOV) in 2015. Avalere presently has 250 employees and delivers a mix of data products and advisory services to an outstanding healthcare customer base that spans life sciences, plans, and providers. He continues to lead Avalere and serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team at Inovalon. Prior, Mr. Mendelson served as Associate Director of Health at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he was responsible for Medicare, Medicaid, discretionary budgetary policy, and the implementation of the Balanced Budget Act healthcare provisions during the Clinton Administration. Prior to joining OMB, Mr. Mendelson was Senior Vice President of The Lewin Group and Director of the Medical Technology practice. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics and viola performance from Oberlin College, and a M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also currently Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He previously served on the boards of Coventry Healthcare (sold to Aetna in 2013), PharMerica Corporation (NYSE: PMC) and HMS holdings (NASDAQ: HMSY).

Abba Poliakoff

Mr. Abba David Poliakoff is Independent Director of the Company. He served as a director of the Company since March 2008. Mr. Poliakoff is a member of the law firm of Gordon Feinblatt LLC in Baltimore, Maryland, and chair of its Securities Law Group. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Business Law Section, former Chair of its Committee on Securities, and a former member of the Business Regulations Article Review Committee of the Committee to Revise the Maryland Annotated Code. Mr. Poliakoff is the Chairman Emeritus of the Maryland Israel Development Center, a joint venture between the State of Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and the State of Israel Ministry of Industry and Trade. Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. has appointed Mr. Poliakoff to co-chair the Business Regulation Review Commission. Previously, Governor Martin J. O’Malley of Maryland has appointed Mr. Poliakoff to the Governor’s International Advisory Council on International Commerce and Trade. Before that, he was appointed by Maryland Governor Robert C. Ehrlich, Jr. to the Governor’s Transition Committee. He currently serves on a number of boards, including the board of visitors of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the board of directors of the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, the board of directors of the JET Incubator of Baltimore and on several advisory boards. In his community work, he is Vice President and on the board of directors of the Baltimore Jewish Council, on the board of directors of The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, and a founder and past president of the Jewish Arbitration and Mediation Board of Baltimore. He is also on the board of directors of Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, a member company of LifeBridge Health, and on the Investment Committee of LifeBridge Health

Scott Tobin

Mr. Scott R. Tobin is Independent Director of the Company. He served as a director of the Company since June 2011, pursuant to the terms of the Securities Purchase Agreement dated March 24, 2011 between the Company, Battery Ventures IX, L.P. (“BVIX”) and certain other investors and the Securities Purchase Agreement dated January 28, 2013 between the Company, BVIX and certain other investors, in which the Company agreed to appoint one nominee nominated by BVIX to become a member of the Company's Board. In 1997, Mr. Tobin joined Battery Partners IX, LLC, the general partner of BVIX, where he has been a managing member of various funds since May 2000. Prior to joining Battery Partners IX, LLC, Mr. Tobin held positions at First Albany Corp. and at Future Vision, a venture-backed software company that was sold to Softkey International. Mr. Tobin received a bachelor’s degree with honors in International Relations and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from Brandeis University in 1992.

Susan Foreman

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