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Organovo Holdings Inc (ONVO.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Taylor Crouch

57 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer

Eric David

48

Sharon Presnell

47 2016 Chief Scientific Officer

Jennifer Bush

41 2014 Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Paul Gallant

51 2015 General Manager

Richard Maroun

2017 Director

Robert Baltera

51 2014 Lead Independent Director

James Glover

66 2012 Independent Director

Richard Heyman

59 2013 Independent Director

Tamar Howson

68 2013 Independent Director

Kirk Malloy

50 2014 Independent Director

Steve Kunszabo

2016 VP, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Taylor Crouch

Mr. Taylor J. Crouch is President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Crouch, has over 25 years of experience building and leading technology, expertise and product-based companies in the life sciences and biotech industries. For more than seven years, he has managed and served as an operational investor in a group of leading clinical research site companies. Specifically, Mr. Crouch served as Chief Executive Officer at eStudySite, a position he held from January 2009 to June 2016; as Executive Chairman of Meridien Research from December 2013 to September 2016; and as a Director of the National Research Institute from September 2011 through July 2016. He was instrumental in building these three sister companies, and helping them to achieve significant and profitable growth and to become recognized leaders in their respective fields of infectious disease, CNS disorders and metabolic disease. Prior to this, Mr. Crouch served as senior vice president of operations/president international at Ligand Pharmaceuticals from 2005 to 2007, with responsibilities for new business development, technical operations, international sales and clinical research. Prior to Ligand, he was president and chief operating officer of Discovery Partners International (NASDAQ: formerly DPII – a large drug discovery services and technology provider). Earlier in his career, he was chief executive officer of Variagenics (NASDAQ: formerly VGNX – a leading pharmacogenomics company), senior vice president of marketing and sales at Parexel (a global CRO), and he also held international management positions in new product development and commercialization at Pfizer and Schering Plough. Mr. Crouch holds a BSE in chemical engineering, cum laude, from Princeton University and an MBA in international marketing and finance from the University of Chicago.

Eric David

Dr. Eric Michael David, M.D. J.D., is no longer Executive Vice President - Pre-Clinical Development, Chief Strategy Officer of Organovo Holdings, Inc., effective December 12, 2017. Dr. David joined in May 2012 as Chief Strategy Officer and was also named Executive Vice President of Pre-Clinical Development in June 2015. From October 2005 to May 2012, Dr. David served in a number of positions at McKinsey & Company, most recently as Associate Principal, where he served private equity, pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic, and medical device clients to support pipeline and R&D strategy, as well as market entry strategy. Dr. David played a critical role in the commercial translation of 3D bioprinting as a founder and early director of Organovo, Inc. Prior to his time at McKinsey, Dr. David served as a freelance consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services in the use of genomic technologies for early detection of pathogens for public health preparedness. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he served as Assistant Chief Resident and received the Dick Bowman Award for scientific endeavor and dedication to patient care. He was also Assistant Professor at The Rogosin Institute and adjunct faculty at The Rockefeller University. He received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, his JD from Columbia University School of Law, and a BA in physics and fine arts from Amherst College. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and admitted to the Bar in New York State.

Sharon Presnell

Dr. Sharon Collins Presnell, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of Organovo Holdings Inc. Dr. Presnell joined in May 2011. Dr. Presnell has more than 16 years of experience in the leadership of product-focused R&D. As an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Presnell’s research in liver and prostate biology and carcinogenesis produced cell- and tissue-based technologies that were industry-funded or out licensed for industrial applications. She joined Becton Dickinson & Co. (BD) in 2001, and played a key role in the early discovery and development of cell-based tools and reagent for BD’s life science portfolio. At BD, she grew and led a large multi-disciplinary team to build and validate screening platforms and products for cell growth, differentiation, and characterization and secured revenue-generating commercial partnerships with pharma partners. Dr. Presnell joined Tengion, Inc. in 2007, and as the Senior Vice President of Regenerative Medicine Research, was responsible for leading the discovery and early development of Tengion’s Neo-Kidney Augment™, a clinical-stage cell-based therapy for patients with chronic kidney disease. As the Chief Scientific Officer at Organovo, Dr. Presnell has led the growth and development of the R&D organization, including evolution of the Company’s technology portfolio, and has played an instrumental role in securing funds in support of corporate growth initiatives. Dr. Presnell holds a Ph.D. in Pathology from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Presnell is a member of the American Society of Investigative Pathology, the American Society of Nephrology, and the International Society of Cell Transplantation, serves on the editorial board of the journal ‘3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing’, and remains active as an NIH reviewer as an industry representative in the biomedical engineering space.

Jennifer Bush

Ms. Jennifer Kinsbruner Bush, J.D., is Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company, since September 2014. Ms. Bush has more than 15 years of intellectual property, corporate legal, compliance, and transactional experience. Prior to joining Organovo, from October 2010 to August 2014, Ms. Bush held positions of increasing responsibility at Broadcom Corp., where she was most recently Associate General Counsel. Before joining Broadcom, from February 2010 to October 2010, Ms. Bush served as Associate General Counsel of DivX, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Sonic Solutions in October 2010. Ms. Bush practiced for 10 years at nationally ranked law firms, serving as an associate and then as a principal with Fish & Richardson, P.C. from 2002 to 2010 and as an associate with Irell & Manella LLP from 2001 to 2002, where she represented clients focused on a variety of technologies, including in the areas of medical devices, life sciences, software, and consumer products. Prior to entering into private practice, Ms. Bush served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stanley Marcus, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, from 2000 to 2001. Ms. Bush received a J.D. from Yale Law School and an A.B. in history and Latin American Studies from Princeton University.

Paul Gallant

Mr. Paul Gallant is General Manager of the Company, since August 2015. Mr. Gallant has more than 20 years of management and research and development experience in the drug discovery industry, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer for DiscoveRx, a global scientific product and services company, from November 2010 to August 2015. As Chief Operating Officer at DiscoveRx, Mr. Gallant was responsible for the company’s largest business unit, drug discovery services. Mr. Gallant formerly served as senior director at Ambit Pharmaceuticals, acquired by DiscoveRx in 2010, from September 2005 to November 2010, where he led the development and commercialization for the KINOMEscan platform. The world’s largest commercial kinase screening panel, KINOMEscan became a key element of DiscoveRx’s offering post-acquisition. Mr. Gallant has also led research and development and service teams at Amgen, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Cubist Pharmaceuticals and Massachusetts General Hospital. Mr. Gallant received a B.A. in biology from Colby College.

Richard Maroun

Robert Baltera

Mr. Robert Baltera, Jr., is Lead Independent Director of Organovo Holdings Inc. Mr. Baltera joined as a director in October 2009 and has served as our Lead Director since June 2014. Since January 2016, Mr. Baltera has served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the venture capital firm of Frazier Healthcare Partners and is chief executive officer of Hawkeye Therapeutics, a company funded by Frazier Healthcare. From February 2015 until December 2015, Mr. Baltera served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Laguna Pharmaceuticals, a privately-funded biotechnology company. Mr. Baltera was the Chief Executive Officer of Amira Pharmaceuticals, a private pharmaceutical development company, a position he held from July 2007 through September 2011. Amira was sold to Bristol-Myers Squibb in September 2011 for $325 million in cash, plus additional milestone payments of up to $150 million. Before becoming Amira’s Chief Executive Officer, he held a number of senior management positions at Amgen Inc., a publicly-held biopharmaceutical company, the last being Vice President of Corporate and Contract Manufacturing. During his service at Amgen, he was instrumental in focusing the company’s development efforts, strengthening and developing its pipeline and forging key collaborations with partners such as GlaxoSmithKline. He also served as Amgen’s team leader responsible for the approval of Kineret® in rheumatoid arthritis. Mr. Baltera currently serves on the board of directors of Xencor, Inc., a publicly-held biotechnology development company, and also serves on the board of directors of the following private companies: Panmira Pharmaceuticals, LLC, FLAP, LLC, and Ruga Corporation, as well as an industry group, the San Diego Venture Group. Mr. Baltera holds an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles and earned a B.S. in Microbiology and an M.S. in Genetics from The Pennsylvania State University.

James Glover

Mr. James T. Glover is Independent Director of Organovo Holdings, Inc. Mr. Glover joined in July 2012. Mr. Glover was the Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer of Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly-held biopharmaceutical company acquired by Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., from 2006 to 2009. From 1989 to 2006, he served at Beckman Coulter, Inc., a leading biomedical testing instruments company, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Glover served as a director of Varian, Inc., a publicly-traded scientific instruments company purchased by Agilent Technologies, and was Varian’s audit committee chairman. Mr. Glover received his BS in accounting from California State Polytechnic University and his MBA from Pepperdine University. Mr. Glover attended the Director Education and Certification program at the University of California, Los Angeles and passed the certification exam. Mr. Glover is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a chartered global management accountant (CGMA). Mr. Glover’s previous service as a Chief Financial Officer for a number of public companies, his past and current Board experience on a number of public companies and his finance and accounting expertise and experience qualify him to be a member of our Board of Directors.

Richard Heyman

Dr. Richard A. Heyman, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Since August 2013. Dr. Heyman has served as the Executive Chairman of Metacrine, Inc., a private company targeting metabolic disease through advances in endocrine research, since June 2015. He has also served on the Board of Directors of ORIC Pharmaceuticals, a private company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapies for treatment-resistant cancers, since November 2014, and from October 2015 to June 2016 served as its Interim Chief Executive Officer. From August 2013 to April 2015, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Seragon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private biotechnology company focused on developing Selective Estrogen Receptor Degraders (SERDs) targeting hormone dependent cancers, which was acquired by Genentech in August 2014 for $725 million in cash and $1.0 billion in contingent development milestones. Prior to joining Seragon, Dr. Heyman served as the Chief Executive Officer of Aragon Pharmaceuticals, which he cofounded in 2009 and was acquired by Johnson and Johnson in August 2013 for $650 million in cash and $350 million in contingent development milestones. Previously, he cofounded and served as Chief Scientific Officer of X-Ceptor Therapeutics, a company that developed compounds targeting nuclear receptors for the treatment of metabolic diseases, which was acquired by Exelixis in 2004. He is the author or inventor on more than 120 publications and patents. He was an NIH postdoctoral fellow and staff scientist at the Salk Institute, working with Dr. Ronald Evans. Dr. Heyman received a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Minnesota and a BS in chemistry from the University of Connecticut.

Tamar Howson

Ms. Tamar D. Howson has been appointed as Independent Director of Organovo Holdings, Inc. since June 2013. Ms. Howson has served as a corporate business development and strategy consultant to biopharmaceutical companies since 2011. From 2009 to 2011, she served as a member of the transaction advisory firm, JSB-Partners, providing business development support to life sciences companies. From 2007 to 2008, Ms. Howson served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, a biotech company. Prior to joining Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Ms. Howson served as Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb and SmithKline Beecham plc. Ms. Howson currently serves on the board of directors of Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. and Enzymotec PLC. During the prior five years, Ms. Howson served as a director of the following publicly traded companies: Actavis plc; Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc.; OXiGENE, Inc., Soligenix, Inc., Warner Chilcott plc and Cardax, Inc. In addition, Ms. Howson serves as a director of the International Partnership for Microbicides, a non-profit product development partnership. She previously served on the boards of Aradigm, S*BIO, Ariad Pharmaceuticals, SkyePharma, NPS Pharma, Targacept, and HBA. Ms. Howson holds an MBA from Columbia University, a MS from City University of New York, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Technion, Israel. Ms. Howson’s extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, including as a corporate business development and strategy consultant to biopharmaceutical companies and as a senior professional at leading pharmaceutical companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb and SmithKline Beecham, and her past and current service on the boards of directors of other public and private companies qualify her to be a member of our Board of Directors.

Kirk Malloy

Dr. Kirk Malloy, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Malloy joined our board in December 2014. Dr. Malloy has held management and executive leadership positions in rapidly growing life science and diagnostic companies for 20 years. He is currently an independent consultant for life science companies and serves as an independent director for public and private companies, including igenomx and Edico Genome. He was most recently the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Life Sciences and Applied Markets Business of Illumina, Inc., a position he held from January 2014 to April 2016. Dr. Malloy joined Illumina in 2002, and served in a number of executive leadership positions, including Vice President, Global Customer Solutions from 2007 to 2013, Vice President, Global Quality from 2005 to 2007 and Senior Director, Global Customer Solutions from 2002 to 2005. Prior to joining Illumina, Dr. Malloy held commercial leadership positions at Biosite, Inc. and commercial management positions at Qiagen, Inc. Before joining the industry, Dr. Malloy spent several years as an academic scientist teaching and conducting research. Dr. Malloy received his B.S. degrees in Biology and Marine Science from the University of Miami, College of Arts & Sciences and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Biology/Biochemistry from the University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment and held post-doctoral positions at Boston University and Northeastern University. He completed a certification for Corporate Directors at UCLA’s Anderson School in 2012. Dr. Malloy has 12 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, dozens of invited and contributed scientific presentations and has been a reviewer for various scientific journals.

Steve Kunszabo

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Taylor Crouch

--

Eric David

815,388

Sharon Presnell

854,985

Jennifer Bush

834,295

Paul Gallant

--

Richard Maroun

--

Robert Baltera

175,005

James Glover

125,068

Richard Heyman

126,318

Tamar Howson

121,755

Kirk Malloy

113,818

Steve Kunszabo

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As Of  30 Mar 2016