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CDXC: Billionaires and NASDAQ Players everywhere in this stock...
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CDXC: Billionaires and NASDAQ Players everywhere in this stock...
SummaryName Age Since Current Position
Michael Brauser 56 2011 Independent Co-Chairman of the Board
Barry Honig 41 2011 Independent Co-Chairman of the Board
Jeffrey Himmel 58 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
Thomas Varvaro 42 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary
Debra Heim 43 2012 Chief Operating Officer
Frank Jaksch 43 2012 Chief Scientific Officer, Director
Stephen Block 67 2011 Independent Director
Reid Dabney 60 2007 Independent Director
Hugh Dunkerley 38 2005 Independent Director
Mark Germain 61 2010 Independent Director
Glenn Halpryn 51 2010 Independent Director
Curtis Lockshin 51 2011 Independent Director
Michael Brauser Mr. Michael H. Brauser serves as Independent Co-Chairman of the Board of ChromaDex Corporation since October 14, 2011. He served on the Compensation Committee of the Company from May 2010 to March 2011. Mr. Brauser has been the manager of, and an investor with, Marlin Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment company, since 2003. From 1999 to 2002, he served as president and chief executive officer of Naviant, Inc. (eDirect, Inc.), an internet marketing company. He also was the founder of Seisant, Inc. (eData.com, Inc.). Mr. Brauser served as co-chairman of the board of directors of InterCLICK (ICLK) from 2007 to 2011.
Barry Honig Mr. Barry Honig serves as Independent Co-Chairman of the Board of ChromaDex Corporation since October 14, 2011. Mr. Honig is a specialist in corporate finance and structuring. He served as chairman of ICLK, a $150 million NASDAQ company from 2007 to 2011. Since 2003, Mr. Honig has served as a consultant to numerous emerging growth companies in all stages of the corporate lifecycle from startup through IPO/APO. His experience includes capital restructuring, debt financing, capital introductions, and mergers and acquisitions. Since 2004, Mr. Honig has served as president and founder of GRQ Consultants Inc., an investor in, and consultant to, early stage companies. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Honig worked at Ramius Capital trading in distressed equities, arbitrage, long/short and other specialized trading strategies.
Jeffrey Himmel Mr. Jeffrey Himmel is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of ChromaDex Corporation. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2012 and a member of Board since February 2012. Mr. Himmel is the former chairman of The Himmel Group. Mr. Himmel is a former member of the board of directors of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Executive Board (1999-2010), and is a member of the board of directors of The Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the industry trade organization for the over-the-counter pharmaceutical and dietary supplements industries, a member of its finance committee, and chairman of its audit committee (1991-Present). He received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania (1975), a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College (1978), and is a former member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Thomas Varvaro Mr. Thomas C. Varvaro is Chief Financial Officer, Secretary of ChromaDex Corporation. He has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2004 and Secretary since 2006. He also served as a director from 2006 until 2010. Mr. Varvaro is responsible for overseeing all of Company’s operations including all aspects of accounting, information technology, inventory, distribution, and human resources management. Mr. Varvaro has process mapping and business process improvement skills, along with a solid information technology background that includes management and implementation experiences ranging from custom application design to enterprise wide system deployment. Mr. Varvaro also has hands-on experience in integrating acquisitions and in new facility startups. In working with manufacturing organizations Mr. Varvaro has overseen plant automation, reporting and bar code tracking implementations. Mr. Varvaro also has broad legal experience in intellectual property (IP), contract and employment law. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Varvaro was employed by Fast Heat Inc., a Chicago, Illinois based Global supplier to the plastics, HVAC, packaging, and food processing industries, where he began as controller and was promoted to chief information officer and then chief financial officer during his tenure. During his time there Mr. Varvaro was responsible for all financial matters including accounting, risk management and human resources. Mr. Varvaro has a B.S. in Accounting from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has been certified as a Certified Public Accountant.
Debra Heim Ms. Debra Heim serves as Chief Operating Officer of ChromaDex Corporation since February 21, 2012. Ms. Heim worked for The Himmel Group for 16 years and served as its president and chief operating officer since 2010. Previously, she served as The Himmel Group’s chief financial officer for 12 years. During her 16 years with The Himmel Group, Ms. Heim was part of the key executive management team overseeing sales and marketing of the Gold Bond and Ovaltine businesses. Additionally, Ms. Heim built and managed the organization responsible for the manufacturing, sales order processing, distribution, accounting and finance, information technology systems, human resources and consumer services of the company. Ms. Heim received a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Oswego and passed the Unified Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in New York.
Frank Jaksch Mr. Frank L. Jaksch, Jr., serves as Chief Scientific Officer, Director of ChromaDex Corporation. He is a co-founder of the Company and has served as a member of Board since 2000. Mr. Jaksch served as Chairman of the Board from 2010 to 2011 and was its Co-Chairman from 2000 to 2010. Mr. Jaksch currently serves as Chief Scientific Officer and was Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to January 2012. Mr. Jaksch oversees research, strategy and operations for the Company with a focus on scientific and novel products for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Jaksch served as International Subsidiaries Manager of Phenomenex, a life science supply company where he managed the international subsidiary and international business development divisions. Mr. Jaksch earned a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Valparaiso University.
Stephen Block Mr. Stephen A. Block, Esq., is Independent Director of ChromaDex Corporation. He has been Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee since 2007. From May 2010 to October 2011, Mr. Block served as Lead Independent Director to the Board. Mr. Block is also a director and chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and a member of the audit committee of Senomyx, Inc., a public biotech company. Until December 2011, he also served as the chairman of the board of directors of Blue Pacific Flavors and Fragrances, Inc., and, until March 2012, as a director of Allylix, Inc. He served on the boards of directors of these privately held companies since 2007, 2008, and 2009, respectively. Mr. Block retired as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of International Flavors and Fragrances Inc., a creator, manufacturer and seller of flavors and fragrances (IFF) in December 2003, having been IFF’s chief legal officer since 1993. During his eleven years at IFF he also led the company’s Regulatory Affairs Department. Prior to 1993, Mr. Block served as senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and director of GAF Corporation, a company specializing in specialty chemicals and building materials, and its publicly traded subsidiary International Specialty Products Inc., held various management positions with Celanese Corporation, a company specializing in synthetic fibers, chemicals and plastics, and practiced law with the New York firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Mr. Block currently serves as an industry consultant and as a member of the executive committee of the Orange County network of Tech Coast Angels, a angel investing group, and as a managing director of Venture Farm LLC, an early stage venture capital firm. Mr. Block received his B.A. cum laude in Russian Studies from Yale University and his law degree from Harvard Law School.
Reid Dabney Mr. Reid Dabney is Independent Director of ChromaDex Corporation. Since November 2008, he has also served as a managing director of Monarch Bay Associates, LLC. From March 2005 to November 2008, Mr. Dabney served as Cecors, Inc.'s (CEOS.OB) (a Software As A Service (SaaS) technology provider's) senior vice president and chief financial officer. From July 2003 to November 2005, Mr. Dabney was engaged by CFO911 as a business and financial consultant. From January 2003 to August 2004, Mr. Dabney served as vice president of National Securities, a broker-dealer firm specializing in raising equity for private operating businesses that have agreed to become public companies through reverse merger transactions with publicly traded shell companies. From June 2002 to January 2003, Mr. Dabney was the chief financial officer of House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Dabney received a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Hugh Dunkerley Mr. Hugh Dunkerley is Independent Director of ChromaDex Corporation. He has served on the Nominating and Governance Committee since 2007 and on the Compensation Committee since May 2010. From October 2002 to December 2005, Mr. Dunkerley served as Director of Corporate Development at ChromaDex. Since April 2011, Mr. Dunkerley has been an executive vice president, Capital Markets of COR Capital LLC, an investment fund based in Santa Monica, CA. He is a director, secretary and sits on the compensation committee for COR Securities Holdings, Inc, the parent company of Legent Clearing LLC, a national clearing and settlements firm. Mr. Dunkerley was a Manager of Capital Markets for the FDIC, Division of Resolutions and Receiverships, from February 2009 to March 2011 where he was active in implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, along with the oversight of securities and derivatives portfolios for money center banks. He was president and chief executive officer of Cecors, Inc. (OTCBB:CEOS.OB), a Software As A Service (SaaS) technology provider, from October, 2007 to February, 2009. He had served as Cecor's chief operating officer from June 2007 to October, 2007 and as vice president of corporate finance from June 2006 to June 2007. From January 2006 to July 2006, Mr. Dunkerley served as vice president of Small-Mid Cap Equities at Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC, specializing in investment banking advisory services to US and EU companies. Mr. Dunkerley received his undergraduate degree from the University of Westminster, London and earned a MBA from South Bank University, London.
Mark Germain Mr. Mark S. Germain is Independent Director of ChromaDex Corporation. He has served on the Nominating and Corporate Governance since May 2010. He served on the Audit Committee from October 2007 to May 2010, and as Co-Chairman of the Board from 2000 to 2010. Mr. Germain has experience as a merchant banker in the biotech and life sciences industries. He has been involved as a founder, director, chairman of the board of directors of, and/or investor in over twenty companies in the biotech field, and assisted many of them in arranging corporate partnerships, acquiring technology, entering into mergers and acquisitions, and executing financings and going public transactions. He was a partner in a New York law firm practicing corporate and securities law until 1986. Between 1986 and 1991, he served businesses in senior executive capacities, including as president of a public company sold in 1991. Mr. Germain is currently a director of the following publicly traded companies: Omnimmune Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: OMMHE.OB), a biotechnology company, Stem Cell Innovations, Inc. (OTC:SCLL.PK), a cell biology company, Collexis Holdings, Inc. (OTC:CLXS.PK), a developer of semantic search and knowledge discovery software, and Pluristem Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSTI), a bio-therapeutics company. During the past five years, Mr. Germain also served as a board member of two publicly traded companies, Reis, Inc. (NASDAQ: REIS), a commercial real estate market information provider, and Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. (OTCBB: ILNS.OB), a biopharmaceutical company. He is also a co-founder and director of a number of private companies in the biotechnology field. He graduated from New York University School of Law, Order of the Coif, in 1975.
Glenn Halpryn Mr. Glenn L. Halpryn is Independent Director of ChromaDex Corporation. He has served as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and has served on the Audit Committee since May 2010. Mr. Halpryn has been the chief executive officer and a director of Transworld Investment Corporation, a private investment company, since June 2001. Mr. Halpryn currently serves as a director of Sorrento Therapeutics (OTCBB:SRNE.OB), a biopharmaceutical company, Castle Brands Inc. (AMEX:ROX), a developer and international marketer of premium branded spirits, and SearchMedia Holdings Limited (AMEX:IDI), a China-based billboard and in-elevator advertising company. From September 2008 until May 2010, Mr. Halpryn also served as a director of Winston Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB:WPHM.OB), a pharmaceutical company specializing in skin creams and pain medications. From October 2002 to September 2008, Mr. Halpryn served as a director of Ivax Diagnostics, Inc. (AMEX:IVD). Mr. Halpryn served as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Orthodontix, Inc. (now Protalix Bio Therapeutics, Inc.) (AMEX:PLX) from April 2001 to December 2006. From April 1988 to June 1998, Mr. Halpryn was vice chairman of Central Bank, a Florida state-chartered bank. Since June 1987, Mr. Halpryn has been the president of and a beneficial owner of United Security Corporation, a broker-dealer registered with FINRA.
Curtis Lockshin Dr. Curtis A. Lockshin, Ph.D., is Independent Director of ChromaDex Corporation. He has served as a member of the Compensation Committee since March 2011. Dr. Lockshin is an independent consultant who assists companies leveraging technological assets in the healthcare, biotechnology and security sectors. From August 2002 to March 2003, Dr. Lockshin was Director of Discovery Biology at Beyond Genomics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focusing on drug discovery using biological approaches. Dr. Lockshin also served in various positions including Director of Discovery Biology & Informatics, Associate Director and Scientist at Sepracor, Inc. (now Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.), a research-based pharmaceutical company that develops therapeutic products for the central nervous system and respiratory disorders, from June 1998 to July 2002. Since October 2009, Dr. Lockshin has served as a director of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB:SRNE), a biopharmaceutical company. From September 2008 to May 2010, Dr. Lockshin was a director of Winston Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB:WPHM), a pharmaceutical company specializing in skin creams and paid medications. From July 2006 to December 2006, Dr. Lockshin served as a director of Orthodontix, Inc. (now Protalix Bio Therapeutics, Inc.) (AMEX:PLX), a biopharmaceutical company.
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