Stephen J. Sullivan
Chairman of the Board
Stephen J. Sullivan was appointed Chairman of the Board effective June 21, 2016. Mr. Sullivan served as Interim Chairman of the Board from January 1, 2016 to June 20, 2016. Mr. Sullivan joined us as a director in September 2004 and has served as Chairman of various committees of the Board. In early 2010, Mr. Sullivan founded CRO Advisors LLC, a specialty consulting firm he continues to head. Previously, Mr. Sullivan was the president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Harlan Laboratories, Inc. (“Harlan”), a privately held global provider of preclinical research tools and services, from February 2006 through January 2010, when he retired from that position. Prior to joining Harlan in 2006, Mr. Sullivan was a senior vice president of Covance, Inc. (“Covance”) and the president of Covance Central Laboratories, Inc., a major division of Covance. Prior to joining Covance, Mr. Sullivan was chairman and chief executive officer of Xenometrix, Inc., a biotechnology company with proprietary gene expression technology. He assisted with the merger of Xenometrix with Discovery Partners International. Prior to Xenometrix, Mr. Sullivan was vice president and general manager of a global diagnostic sector of Abbott Laboratories. Since June 2013 and May 2013, Mr. Sullivan has been the chairman of the board of Bioreclamation IVT, LLC, a privately owned bio-materials company, and a member of the board of directors of PHT Corporation, a privately owned leader in electronic patient recorded outcomes in clinical trials, respectively. Since April 2011, Mr. Sullivan has been chairman of the board of MI Bioresearch, Inc. (formerly known as Molecular Imaging, Inc.), a venture-backed drug discovery services company. Since May 2015, Mr. Sullivan has been chairman of the board of Microbiology Research Associates, a microbiology services company. In January 2016, Mr. Sullivan became chairman of the board of H2O Clinical, a specialty contract research organization, and in November 2015, Mr. Sullivan joined the board of Accel Clinical Research, a phase 1 contract research organization. Mr. Sullivan graduated from the University of Dayton, was a commissioned officer in the Marine Corps, and completed his M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance at Rutgers University. Mr. Sullivan has held senior leadership positions in companies in the life sciences and healthcare services industries.
Joseph Keegan, Ph.D.
Joseph Keegan, Ph.D. was appointed to the Board effective January 1, 2016 and was subsequently appointed Chairman of our Audit Committee. Dr. Keegan has more than 30 years of experience in life science businesses. From 2007 to 2012, when it was sold to Pall Corporation, Dr. Keegan was CEO at ForteBio, Inc., a life science tool company, where he helped to lead a financing round and established product development and sales strategies for that company. From 1998 to 2007, Dr. Keegan was CEO at Molecular Devices Corporation (NASDAQ: MDCC), a provider of bioanalytical measurement systems, software and consumables, where Dr. Keegan helped to grow the company, both internally and through acquisitions. From 1992 to 1998, Dr. Keegan worked at Becton Dickinson and Company, a medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices and instrument systems, where he served as President of Worldwide Tissue Culture and Vice President, General Manager of Worldwide Flow Cytometry. From 1988 to 1992, Dr. Keegan was Vice President of the Microscopy and Scientific I nstruments Division of Leica, Inc., a life science tool and semiconductor equipment provider. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Arrayjet LTD, Bio-Techne (NASDAQ:TECH), Carterra, Halo Labs, Labcyte as Chairman and Nanomedical Diagnostics as Executive Chairman. Dr. Keegan holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University.
Dr. Schnoll-Sussman is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and is Associate Attending Physician in Gastroenterology at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Schnoll-Sussman is the Director of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at Weill Cornell Medical College and has overall responsibility for all administrative, operational and financial aspects of the center. She is a well-known expert on various esophageal, pancreatic and intestinal disorders, including Barrett’s Esophagus. Dr. Schnoll-Sussman has her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and has also completed Executive Leadership Training at the Wharton School of Business.
President and CEO
Mr. Stover has been President and CEO of Interpace Diagnostics since 2016 and a member of its Board of Directors for nearly 20 years under its former parent PDI, Inc. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of Zebec Therapeutics LLC ("Zebec") since April 2014. Zebec is the successor to Quadrant Pharmaceuticals LLC, which Mr. Stover co-founded and was President and Director of from September 2013. From 2009 to February 2012, Mr. Stover served as the executive chairman of Targeted Nano Therapeutics LLC, a privately held biotechnology company focused on targeted delivery of peptides and proteins. Mr. Stover was also chairman of the audit committee and a member of the board of directors of Arbios Systems Inc. from 2005 to 2008 and a member of the board of directors of Influmedix, Inc. from 2010 to 2011.
From 2004 to 2008, he served as chief executive officer, president and director of Antares Pharma, Inc., a publicly held specialty pharmaceutical company listed on the American Stock Exchange. Prior to that, Mr. Stover was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sicor, Inc., a publicly held company which manufactured and marketed injectable pharmaceutical products, and which was acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Prior to that, Mr. Stover was executive vice president and director of a proprietary women's pharmaceutical company, Gynetics, Inc. ("Gynetics"), and before Gynetics, he was senior vice president and director of B. Braun Medical, Inc., a private global medical device and pharmaceutical company. For more than five years prior to that, Mr. Stover was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (then Coopers and Lybrand), working in the lifesciences industry division. Mr. Stover received his B.A. in Accounting from Lehigh University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Eric Lev was appointed to the Board effective July 15, 2019. Mr. Lev is currently the Series A Director. Mr. Lev has more than 17 years of experience in life science investing. Since 2013, Mr. Lev has been a partner at Ampersand Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm dedicated to growth-oriented investments in the healthcare sector and an entity affiliated with Ampersand. From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Lev was a principal at Water Street Healthcare Partners, and served before then as Group Manager, Strategy & Business Development at Beckman Coulter from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Lev also previously served as an associate on the healthcare/life sciences team at One Equity Partners and began his career as an analyst in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers. He currently serves on the boards of directors of private companies within the pharmaceutical services market such as NEOMED-LABS and LakePharma. He previously served on the boards of directors of private companies within the clinical laboratory services market such as Genoptix, PLUS Diagnostics, and ConVerge Diagnostics. Mr. Lev holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and a M.B.A from the University of Chicago. Mr. Lev brings to the Board expertise in finance and extensive knowledge of the life science industry.