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Rosetta Genomics Ltd (ROSG.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brian Markison

58 2011 Chairman of the Board

Kenneth Berlin

51 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer

Ron Kalfus

40 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Douglas Sites

2014 Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Dganit Bar

46 2012 Chief Scientific Officer

Eti Meiri

46 Vice President - Research

Oded Biran

36 2011 General Counsel

E. Robert Wassman

64 2012 Chief Medical Officer

Kevin Watson

2014 Director, Reimbursement-Managed Care

Roy Davis

68 2012 Director

Yitzhak Peterburg

66 2012 Director

Joshua Rosensweig

64 2004 Director

Gerald Dogon

75 2007 External Independent Director

David Sidransky

56 2009 Independent Director

Tal Yaron-Eldar

52 2007 Independent Director

Anne Fields

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Brian Markison

Mr. Brian A. Markison is Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Markison was appointed by our board of directors to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Berlin. Mr. Markison’s appointment was approved by the general meeting dated July 6, 2011. Mr. Markison was appointed as chairman of the board on April 12, 2011. Mr. Markison is President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc., since July 2011. Previously, he had been with King Pharmaceuticals since 2004 and led the company through its acquisition by Pfizer for $3.6 billion in 2010. Previously Mr. Markison was with Bristol-Myers Squibb from 1982 to 2004, where he served in various commercial and executive positions rising from an oncology sales representative to become President, BMS Oncology/Virology and Oncology Therapeutics Network. Mr. Markison serves on the board of directors of Immunomedics, Inc. and PharmAthene Inc.. He also serves on the board of directors for the Komen Foundation and on the Board of Trustees for the Pennington School. Mr. Markison received a B.S. from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.

Kenneth Berlin

Mr. Kenneth A. Berlin is President, Chief Executive Officer of the company. He was later appointed by our shareholders in December 2009 as a member of our board of directors, and resigned as a director in March 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Berlin, served as Worldwide General Manager at cellular and molecular cancer diagnostics developer Veridex, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company. Under his leadership the organization grew to over 100 employees, and he spearheaded the launch of three cancer diagnostic products, the acquisition of its cellular diagnostics partner, and delivered significant growth in sales as Veridex transitioned from a research and development entity to a commercial provider of oncology diagnostic products and services. During Mr. Berlin’s tenure, Veridex received numerous awards including recognition from the Cleveland Clinic and Prix Galien for the use of its innovative CellSearch® technology in the fight against cancer. Mr. Berlin joined Johnson & Johnson in 1994 and served as corporate counsel for six years. He then held positions of increasing responsibility within Johnson & Johnson and a number of its subsidiary companies. From 2001 until 2004, he served as Vice President, licensing and new business development in the pharmaceuticals group, and from 2004 until 2007 was Worldwide Vice President, franchise development, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics. Mr. Berlin holds an A.B. degree from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Ron Kalfus

Mr. Ron Kalfus serves as Chief Financial Officer of the company, since May, 2012. Prior to joining Rosetta, Mr. Kalfus served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of MabCure Inc., a publicly-traded biotechnology startup company in the field of early cancer detection using antibodies, from 2008 to 2012. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Kalfus held various positions with Toys "R" Us, Inc., being responsible for the company’s financial reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission and being responsible for the Toys "R" Us division’s annual budget. Prior to joining Toys "R" Us, Inc., Mr. Kalfus worked as an auditor for two large public accounting firms, specializing in audits of medium-sized enterprises as well as public companies. Mr. Kalfus holds an MSc in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgiaand is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New Jersey.

Douglas Sites

Mr. Douglas Sites is Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing of the Company. Mr. Sites joins Rosetta Genomics with more than 25 years of experience in the sales and marketing of medical products, predominantly in diagnostics and laboratory services. Most recently he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Asuragen, a high-complexity CLIA laboratory with a focus on microRNA-based diagnostics as well as indeterminate thyroid diagnostics. Prior to Asuragen, Mr. Sites was Director of Sales-Hematology and Oncology at PLUS Diagnostics, a national anatomical pathology reference laboratory that focuses on hematology oncology physicians. Before that he was with Phenopath Laboratories as Director of Sales and Marketing for this national anatomical pathology reference laboratory that focuses on hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and hematology/oncology markets. Earlier he was an Anatomic Pathology Specialist at US Labs, Inc., where he designed and developed a selling tool used by the US Lab sales team when competing with in-house immunohistochemistry testing. In addition, Mr. Sites held a number of sales and marketing management positions of increasing responsibility at Ventana Medical Systems, Abbott Diagnostics and McNeil Consumer Products Company, among others. Mr. Sites earned his BA in Business Management and Marketing at The Ohio State University.

Dganit Bar

Dr. Dganit Bar, Ph.D. serves as Chief Scientific Officer of the company, effective October 22, 2012. Dr. Bar joined Rosetta with more than 10 years of experience in drug development. Prior to joining Rosetta, from 2004 to 2012 she served in various positions, including Executive Director Science & Technology at BioLineRx, Ltd, a biopharmaceutical company, where she led the development and out-licensing of several drug candidates spanning different therapeutic areas, including oncology, cardiovascular and CNS. From 2000 to 2004 Dr. Bar was with QBI Enterprises, Ltd, where she held several positions including Head of Cancer Research working on the company’s oncology pipeline. Dr. Bar received her B.Sc. in Life Science from The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She holds a M.Sc. in Biotechnology and a Ph.D. in Biotechnology Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Eti Meiri

Dr. Eti Meiri serves as Vice President - Research of the company. She previously served as our Senior Scientist, Molecular Biology since 2003. She has been contributing to our science and was extremely instrumental in all of the R&D activities throughout the years. Her contributions included the development of our microRNA array platform as well as the development of RNA extraction protocols suitable for microRNA extraction from clinical samples. Prior to joining us, from 2001 to 2002, Dr. Meiri served as Senior Scientist in ViroGene Ltd. She is the author of 20 papers published in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Meiri earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Plant Sciences in the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, her M.Sc. from The Hebrew university of Jerusalem, and her B.Sc. from the Faculty of life sciences, in Tel Aviv University.

Oded Biran

Mr. Oded Biran serves as General Counsel of the company, since November, 2011. Mr. Biran was an independent attorney between the years 2010-2011, after previously working for us as legal counsel between June and November 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Biran was an associate in the law offices of Sharon Raviv and Co., a boutique law firm specializing in technology and communications, between December 2009 and June 2010. During the years of 2008 and 2009, Mr. Biran was an associate in Raved Magriso, Benkel, Lahav and Co.’s, where he practiced in the corporate and securities department, specializing in corporate, technology, IP and complex mergers and acquisitions transactions. During 2006-2007, Mr. Biran was an associate at Gabriel Reubinoff and Co.’s Tel Aviv office where he co-headed the firm’s class action department. Mr. Biran holds a L.L.B degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is a member of the Israeli Bar Association.

E. Robert Wassman

Dr. E. Robert Wassman, M.D. has been appointed as Chief Medical Officer of the company, effective October 22, 2012. Dr. Wassman joined Rosetta with more than 30 years of experience in genetics-based diagnostics. Prior to joining Rosetta, he served in various positions focused on advancing the translation and delivery of cutting-edge diagnostic technology into clinical service, including Chief Medical and Chief Genomics Officer at Generation Health; SVP/CMO of Helicos BioSciences; Co-Founder and CMO of Good Start Genetics, and President/CMO of Celula, Inc. Prior to leading these start-up ventures, he was the Vice President and National Medical Director of Genzyme Genetics after helping lead Alfigen/The Genetics Institute for many years. In addition he has served as a consultant to numerous companies introducing other key innovations to the market. Dr. Wassman received his B.S. from Yale University, and his M.D. from Albany Medical College. He took post-graduate training in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics at NY Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center and UCLA respectively, and is Board certified in these disciplines.

Kevin Watson

Mr. Kevin Watson served as the Director, Reimbursement-Managed Care of the Company. Mr. Watson is a seasoned reimbursement specialist with nearly 25 years of experience in healthcare policy and reimbursement, managed care marketing, and new product development and commercialization. Mr. Watson joins Rosetta Genomics from competing molecular diagnostics company, bioTheranostics, where for two years he was the Director of Reimbursement. Prior to this, Mr. Watson was the President of GlobalPayer, a payer relations and reimbursement consulting and outsourcing company serving providers and manufacturers in the medical device and diagnostic industry. Mr. Watson was the Regional Marketing/Payer Relations Director at Becton Dickinson Diagnostics - TriPath Imaging for 6 years, where he was responsible for the development, execution and management of reimbursement outcomes with large payer organizations, Medicare and Medicaid. Previous to that, Mr. Watson held positions as Executive Director, Business Development at LabCorp., and Network Product Development Leader, Executive Director with Quest Diagnostics, Inc. Mr. Watson started his career in payer management at Aetna Health Plans, where he spent four years as Administrator, National Vendor Contracting.

Roy Davis

Mr. Roy N. Davis has been appointed as Director of the company, effective June 06, 2012. Mr. Davis joined Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in 1984, where he moved through leadership positions of increasing responsibility in the organization in the U.S., Europe and Asia for 27 years prior to his retirement in January 2012. Most recently, from January 2008 through January 2012 Mr. Davis was President, J&J Development Corporation, J&J's wholly owned venture group, and Vice President of Corporate Development for all of J&J. In these roles Mr. Davis was responsible for acquisition and licensing in areas outside of current J&J business sectors, venture capital investing on behalf of J&J and management of J&J’s wholly owned ventures. These efforts focused on developing new companies for J&J that offer transformational health care solutions. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Davis held the positions of Company Group Chairman, J&J and Worldwide Franchise Chairman, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics with responsibilities for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., Veridex LLC and Therakos, Inc. Mr. Davis received a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York and a Master of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He currently is a member of the Innovations Advisory Board for the Cleveland Clinic, the Advisory Board for the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and in March 2012 was named to the Board of Directors of Innosight, an innovation consulting firm.

Yitzhak Peterburg

Dr. Yitzhak Peterburg serves as a director of the company ,since December 2012. Dr. Peterburg has also served as a consultant to Rosetta since October 2012. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of TEVA Pharmaceuticals, prior to which he served as TEVA’s Senior Vice President, Head of Global Branded Products, prior to which he served on the board of TEVA. Prior to his positions with TEVA, Dr. Peterburg was President and CEO of Cellcom, one of Israel's leading cellular companies. Between the years of 1990 to 2002, Dr. Peterburg was with Clalit Health Services, a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health services to more than 55% of the Israeli population. From 1997 to 2002 he served as General Manager (CEO) for Clalit Health Services and from 1990 to 1997 he held a series of senior executive positions including Head, Health Policy Division and Chief Information Officer, Medical Division. Among his many positions at Clalit, from 1995-1997, Dr. Peterburg served as CEO of Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheba, Israel, one of the biggest university hospitals in Israel. Dr. Peterburg received an M.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and holds a Ph.D. in health services administration from the Columbia University School of Public Health in New York and a master's degree in information systems from the London School of Economics. Prof. Peterburg is a professor at the School of Business, Ben-Gurion University.

Joshua Rosensweig

Dr. Joshua Rosensweig, Ph.D., is a Director of the company ,since May 2004. Since November 2010, he has served as a member of the board of directors of Bezeq Israel Telecommunication Corp. Ltd. (Israel's leading communications group) and of Alrov Real Estate and Hotels Ltd., a publicly-traded property development company. From September 2003 to September 2006, Dr. Rosensweig served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the First International Bank of Israel. From 1998 to July 2005, Dr. Rosensweig was a senior partner at Gornitzky and Co., a law firm where he specialized in international transactions and taxation. Dr. Rosensweig lectured at Bar-Ilan University, Law School from 1980 to 1995 and at Tel Aviv University, School of Business from 1983 to 1995. Dr. Rosensweig received his J.S.D. (International Taxation), and LL.M. (Taxation) from New York University Law School. Dr. Rosensweig is currently a partner at the law firm of Rosensweig & Aviram, Attorneys.

Gerald Dogon

Mr. Gerald Dogon is External Independent Director of the company ,since February 2007. From December 2004 to December 2006, Mr. Dogon served as a director and a member of the audit, investment and nomination committees of Scailex Corporation (previously Scitex Corporation). From October 2005 until it was acquired by PMC-Sierra, Inc. in May 2006, he served as a member of the board of directors of Passave, Inc., a semiconductor company. From 1999 to 2000, he served as a director and as chairman of the audit committee of Nogatech, Inc. Mr. Dogon has also served as a member of the board of directors of Fundtech Ltd. and was a member of its audit and nominating committees. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Dogon served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DSPC Inc., and in addition, from November 1997 until December 1999, as a member of its board of directors. Mr. Dogon holds a B.Comm. in Economics from the University of Cape Town.

David Sidransky

Dr. David Sidransky, M.D., is an Independent Director of the company since December 22, 2009. Dr. Sidransky is a renowned oncologist and research scientist named and profiled by TIME magazine in 2001 as one of the top physicians and scientists in America, recognized for his work with early detection of cancer. He serves as Executive Officer of Biomerk, Inc. and as Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Research Program at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University. He is a Professor of Oncology, Otolaryngology, Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Urology, Genetics, and Pathology at John Hopkins University and Hospital. Dr. Sidransky has written over 400 peer-reviewed publications, and has contributed to more than 50 cancer reviews and chapters. Dr. Sidransky is a founder of a number of biotechnology companies and holds numerous biotechnology patents. He has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including the 1997 Sarstedt International prize from the German Society of Clinical Chemistry, 1998 Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health by the American College of Chest Physicians and the 2004 Hinda Rosenthal Award presented by the American Association of Cancer Research. Dr. Sidransky has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, and presently is a director of ImClone. He serves on the board of directors of KV Pharmaceutical Co., Champions Biotechnology, Inc. and Morria Biopharmaceuticals Plc. and is Chairman of Tamir Biotechnology, Inc. (also known as Alfacell Corp.). He is serving and has served on scientific advisory boards of corporations and institutions, including Amgen, MedImmune, Roche and Veridex, LLC (a Johnson & Johnson diagnostic company), among others. In Addition, Dr. Sidransky served as Director of American Association for Cancer Research from 2005 to 2008. Dr. Sidransky received his B.A. from Brandeis University and his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine.

Tal Yaron-Eldar

Ms. Tal Yaron-Eldar is External Independent Director at Rosetta Genomics Ltd since February 2007. Since January 2013, Ms. Yaron-Eldar has served as founder of her own private practice. Between March 2007 and December 2012, Ms. Yaron-Eldar had been a partner with the law firm of Tadmor & Co. From January 2004 to March 2007, she was a partner at the law firm of Cohen, Yaron-Eldar & Co. From January 2004 to January 2008, Ms. Yaron-Eldar served as the Chief Executive Officer of Arazim Investment Company. She has also served in a variety of public positions, including as the Chief Legal Advisor of the Customs and V.A.T department of the Finance Ministry of the State of Israel from 1998 to 2001 and as the Commissioner of Income Tax and Real Property Tax Authority of the State of Israel from 2002 to 2004. Ms. Yaron-Eldar holds a MBA degree specializing in finance and a LLB degree, both from Tel Aviv University and is a member of the Israeli Bar Association.

Anne Fields