President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Massarany was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. in May 2011. From February 2009 to April 2011, Mr. Massarany served as President of Ventana Medical Systems and Head of Roche Tissue Diagnostics. From 1999 to 2009, he held various global leadership positions with Ventana, including Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President Worldwide Operations, Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy and Development, and Vice President North American Commercial Operations. Prior to Ventana, Mr. Massarany held executive management positions with Bayer Diagnostics and Chiron Diagnostics, working in both Asia Pacific and the United States. Mr. Massarany received a B.S. degree in Microbiology and Immunology from Monash University, Australia and an M.B.A. from Melbourne University, Australia.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Slansky was appointed Chief Financial Officer of GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. in April 2012. Mr. Slansky previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Digirad Corporation, a publicly held nuclear imaging diagnostic company, from March 2009 to April 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Slansky held positions as President, Chief Financial Officer, Director, and Corporate Secretary of SpaceDev, Inc., a publicly held space technology and aerospace company from February 2003 to March 2009. From July 2002 through February 2003, Mr. Slansky served as interim Chief Executive Officer, interim Chief Financial Officer, and Director for Quick Strike Resources, Inc., a private IT training, services, and consulting firm. From May 2000 to July 2002, Mr. Slansky served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance, Administration and Operations, and Corporate Secretary for Path 1 Network Technologies Inc., a publicly held company focused on merging broadcast and cable quality video transport with IP networks. Mr. Slansky has also served in senior management positions of several public and private biotechnology and medical device companies. Mr. Slansky has served and continues to serve as a director on board(s) of various private for-profit and not-for-profit companies. Mr. Slansky received his B.S. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and his M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Arizona.
Jon Faiz Kayyem, Ph.D.
Founder and Senior Vice President, Research and Development
Dr. Kayyem was appointed Senior Vice President, Research and Development of GenMark Diagnostics, Inc., in June 2013. He previously served as Chief Scientific Officer from August 2010 to June 2013 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2010 to August 2010. From August 2009 to May 2010, Dr. Kayyem served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Osmetech plc. and Chairman of the board of directors of Osmetech plc from January 2009 to August 2009. Dr. Kayyem attended Yale University and received a combined M.S. and B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry in 1985. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 1991 at The California Institute of Technology ("Caltech"). Dr. Kayyem remained at Caltech as a Senior Research Fellow until 1995, when he founded Clinical Micro Sensors to commercialize technical innovations he developed while at Caltech. In 2000, Clinical Micro Sensors was sold to Motorola, Inc. for approximately $280 million, and subsequently purchased by Osmetech plc in 2005. In 2004, Dr. Kayyem left Clinical Micro Sensors and co-founded the biotechnology fund management company, Efficacy Capital Limited, where he served as managing partner until September 2009.
Senior Vice President, International
Mr. Chakravarty was appointed Senior Vice President, International of GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. in April 2013. He previously served as Vice President & General Manager, Women’s Health at Gen-Probe, Inc. from March 2011 to September 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Chakravarty served as Head of Sales, Europe at Roche Diagnostics from May 2009 to January 2011. From November 1996 to April 2009 Mr. Chakravarty held various senior management positions at Ventana Medical Systems in the US and Europe including international sales and marketing, strategy and lifecycle management, as well as product development. Mr. Chakravarty received an electrical engineering degree from Friedrich Haecker School in Germany.
Senior Vice President, Sales
Mr. Gleeson was appointed Senior Vice President, Sales of GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. in November 2010. Mr. Gleeson served as National Sales Director for GenMark Diagnostics since May 2010 and in the same capacity for Osmetech Technology, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Osmetech plc, since November 2009. Prior to joining GenMark, Mr. Gleeson held Director & Senior Sales Executive roles with both public and privately held companies in the enterprise software and services sector, including Sybase, Inc, GuardianEdge Technologies, Inc, BEA Systems and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Mr. Gleeson has spent the last 14 years managing direct global sales, OEM and channel sales, and has cultivated Fortune Global 500 customer relationships and major strategic alliances. During his tenure with GuardianEdge Technologies, and prior to its acquisition by Symantec, Mr. Gleeson established the financial services vertical and delivered record revenues by providing endpoint data protection solutions for leading investment banking and securities firms. Mr. Gleeson holds a B.S. degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College in Massachusetts.
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development
Mr. Hawkins was appointed Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development of GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. in November 2010. Mr. Hawkins served as Vice President of Business Development from May 2010 to November 2010, and in the same capacity for Osmetech Technology, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Osmetech plc, since December 2009. From July 2008 to December 2009, Mr. Hawkins was Executive Director of Laboratory Marketing for Hologic, Inc., a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of medical imaging systems and diagnostic and surgical products. From November 2006 until its acquisition by Hologic in June 2008, Mr. Hawkins served as Executive Director of Marketing at Third Wave Technologies Inc., a provider of DNA and RNA analysis products for clinical, research and agricultural customers. Prior to Third Wave, Mr. Hawkins held various positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of Marketing, Product Development, and Operations for Sysmex America and Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Hawkins is currently a member of the board of directors for Ohmx Coporation, a bioelectronic detection company developing a monitoring device to be used in all point-of-care (POC) settings. Mr. Hawkins received a B.A. degree in Chemistry with honors from Concordia University and an M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Mr. Stier was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. in May 2013. He previously served as GenMark’s Vice President, Legal Affairs from November 2012 to May 2013. Prior to joining GenMark, Mr. Stier served as Assistant General Counsel of Gen-Probe Incorporated, a publicly traded molecular diagnostics company, from August 2007 through its acquisition by Hologic, Inc. in August 2012. Prior to joining Gen-Probe, Mr. Stier served as a Corporate Associate with the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, from September 2002 to August 2007, in the firm’s Los Angeles and San Diego offices. Mr. Stier received a B.A. in Behavioral Science and Law from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Senior Vice President, Global Operations
Ms. Williams joined GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. in May 2010 and was appointed Senior Vice President of Global Operations in November 2010, responsible for Manufacturing Operations, Human Resources, and Asia Pacific Commercial Operations. She has over 16 years of leadership experience in Human Resources, Operations, and Program Management. Ms. Williams was with Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company as a Senior Human Resource Executive from 2008 to 2010, responsible for Human Resources oversight and transformation of global companies in the portfolio. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Williams was Vice President, Human Resources at HD Supply, a wholesale distribution company serving the infrastructure, construction, and maintenance markets initially as part of the Home Depot organization and subsequently spun off in 2007. Prior to 2005, Ms. Williams led Talent Management for the Home Depot including organization design, succession planning, leadership programs, and executive development. Ms. Williams began her career at Honeywell (formerly AlliedSignal) and held positions of increasing responsibility in Quality, Operations, Program Management, and Organization Effectiveness. Jennifer holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Organization Behavior from Case Western Reserve University. She is certified in Organization Design and is a Six Sigma greenbelt.