People: SQI Diagnostics Inc (SQD.V)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Claude Ricks

2013 Chairman of the Board

Andrew Morris

2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Paul Mountain

2007 Independent Director

Saied Nadjafi

2007 Independent Director

Eric Schneider

2013 Independent Director

David Williams

69 2007 Independent Director

Peter Winkley

2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Claude Ricks

Mr. Claude Ricks is Chairman of the Board of SQI Diagnostics Inc. Currently and since May 2007, Mr. Ricks has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of SQI Diagnostics Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Ricks was the Chief Executive Officer of SQI Diagnostics Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. He is President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2007 and Director since May 2007. He joined the SQI Diagnostics management team in September 2003 to take on a leadership role and guide a company with an innovative microarray multiplexing technology to commercial reality. Claude brings over two decades of senior management experience with a primary focus in business development, strategy, and operational excellence. With his turnaround success, Ricks' has consistently demonstrated his ability to deliver order and focus into chaotic start-up situations. He has consistently delivered measurable results in challenging organizations including two technology turnarounds and 10+ years in Tier 1 global consulting firms driving results for Fortune 100 companies. Ricks' has held senior management responsibilities including Senior V.P. Client Services at Oasis Technology; Vice President Professional Services at Solect Technology; and principal with global consulting firm A.T.Kearney. He holds an Honors Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario and is the past Chairman of the Board for the Georgian College Capital Foundation.

Andrew Morris

Mr. Andrew Morris is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of SQI Diagnostics Inc., since April 2007. He joined the SQI Diagnostics team in 2004 with the key deliverables of growing and enhancing the Company's financial position and corporate strategy. Andrew adds a well-rounded experience set gained in leadership roles in the areas of medical research, capital markets and corporate finance. Prior to joining SQI, Andrew led the Corporate Finance Life Sciences group at Ernst & Young, advising private and public companies on a variety of business strategy and financial matters including private equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic alliances. Prior to that, Andrew gained considerable transaction experience while working in senior corporate development and finance roles in high growth and start-up companies. He also gained capital markets and equity research experience at Scotia Capital, while covering companies in the Healthcare and Biotechnology sector. Andrew's background also includes eight years conducting research in the area of human performance enhancement at the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario, a Master's of Science from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and a Master's of Business Administration degree from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. With experience in turning around, shaping and building companies, this team forms the optimum executive roster to propel SQI Diagnostics forward.

Paul Mountain

Mr. Paul J. Mountain serves as an Independent Director of SQI Diagnostics Inc., since August, 2007. He is the former Senior Vice President, Science and Technology for MDS Inc., Diagnostics Sector, and as such has been instrumental in bringing the perspective of a reference laboratory to the design, development and commercialization strategies of the SQI Diagnostics platform. He has been extremely active in the diagnostics space over his career; he is Past President of the CLMA (Clinical Laboratory Management Association); Past Committee Chair for CLSI (Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute); member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists; member of American Society of Microbiology and member of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

Saied Nadjafi

Mr. Saied Nadjafi serves as an Independent Director of SQI Diagnostics Inc., since May 2007. Mr. Saied Nadjafi holds a degree in engineering from Hilversum Institute of Technology (cum laude), and as a relentless entrepreneur has been a founding shareholder of several high growth business start-ups such as Triple P N.V. and Norigen Communications Inc. Beyond his board role with SQI Diagnostics Inc., Saied is a member on several Board of Directors including FedBid.com; Triple P and Metrovia Inc. Mr. Nadjafi was a director and officer of TelcoPlus Enterprises Inc.

Eric Schneider

Mr. Eric N. Schneider has been re-designated as an Independent Director of SQI Diagnostics Inc., with effect from June 3, 2013. He is Director since May, 2007. Mr. Schneider holds a law degree from the University of Toronto and an honors physics degree from the University of Waterloo. Mr. Schneider practices law with Miller Thomson LLP in Waterloo, Ontario. He is the Chairman of the Board for SQI Diagnostics and chairs the compensation committee. In the past, Mr. Schneider served on the boards of two TSX companies – Schneider Corporation and 20/20 Financial Group. He was also Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of J.M. Schneider, a food processor based in Kitchener; Vice President and Director of Business of Gotaverken Energy Systems, a supplier of steam generating and processing equipment to the pulp & paper and agricultural sectors; and a partner at Borden & Elliot (now Borden Ladner Gervais LLP).

David Williams

Mr. David A. Williams serves as an Independent Director of SQI Diagnostics Inc., since May 2007. He has served as President of his investment company, Roxborough Holdings Limited, in Toronto, since 1995. From 1969 to 1994, he held senior management positions with Beutel Goodman Company, one of the institutional money managers. He also has board experience, serving as chairman of Bennett Environmental. He is a director of Western Copper Corporation, Calvalley Petroleum, Radiant Energy and Resin Systems, Atlantis Systems Inc. and Newport Partners Income Fund. Mr. Williams is involved with a number of community related projects and is a director of Bishop's University Foundation and Camp Oochigeas. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelors degree in Business from Bishop's University and a Master's in Business Administration from Queen's University. He was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Laws from Bishop's University.

Peter Winkley

Mr. Peter Winkley serves as an Independent Director of SQI Diagnostics Inc., since November, 2007. He is Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Algoma Central Corporation, a public Canadian shipping company. He was former Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Therapure Biopharma Inc., a biopharmaceutical manufacturing company, Former Vice President, Corporate Finance for MDS Inc. a public life sciences company. He is Canadian Chartered Accountant and received his B.Com from the University of Toronto in 1982.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Claude Ricks

451,335

Andrew Morris

389,956

Paul Mountain

--

Saied Nadjafi

--

Eric Schneider

--

David Williams

--

Peter Winkley

--
As Of 29 Sep 2012

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Claude Ricks

316,670 158,338

Andrew Morris

416,670 158,338

Paul Mountain

0 0

Saied Nadjafi

0 0

Eric Schneider

0 0

David Williams

0 0

Peter Winkley

0 0
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