Board of Directors

(in alphabetical order)

A. Blaine Bowman, Director
Blaine Bowman, Chairman of Dionex Corporation, has been with Dionex since 1977, when it was. a $1 million operation. Since then, the company has increased sales and profits every year to sales of more than $259 million. Mr. Bowman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dionex until July 2002, when he was named Chairman. Before joining Dionex, Mr. Bowman was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company and a product engineer at Motorola Semiconductor Products Division. Mr. Bowman holds a B.S. in Physics from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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Sheldon Engelhorn, Chairman
Mr. Engelhorn is an active early-stage private investor in technology and life sciences companies. In 1987, he co-founded NOVEX, a biotechnology research tools company. During his tenure at NOVEX he held senior management positions including Vice President R&D, Executive Vice President Corporate Development, President and CEO. NOVEX achieved $35M in annual sales prior to its merger with Invitrogen in 1999. Prior to founding NOVEX, he held a variety of positions in product development, product support, marketing and field sales at Bio-Rad Laboratories. He began his career at the University of California, San Diego, as a Staff Research Associate in the Metabolic Disease Division of the UCSD medical school. He has multiple publications in chromatography and electrophoresis and holds a number of patents, including patents on NOVEX's key technologies. Mr. Engelhorn sits on the boards of three private early-stage technology companies.

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Richard H. Freyberg, Director
Rich Freyberg is a senior-level executive with more than 30 years experience in Information Technology and Financial Services, and a proven record of accomplishment of applying emerging technology to strategic business problems. Rich was formerly CIO of Schwab Capital Markets, a Managing Director of Syndicated Lending Technology at Bankers Trust and a First Vice President of Retail Technology at Security Pacific. Prior to these he started up several successful software development firms specializing in distributed, mission critical banking applications. He holds Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T. Rich is currently on the Advisory Boards of Northstar, Certagon and Mainsoft; and on the Board of Directors of IO Informatics, APCaP and Gold Medal Foundation.

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Kathy Gibson, Director
Ms. Gibson is founder and President of Helio Consulting ( whose mission is to provide advice and consultation on how best to identify and implement innovation across a spectrum of industries. Prior to forming Helio Consulting, she held a variety of positions with Pfizer Worldwide, including CIO for Research, VP Business Innovation and Global Head, Advanced Research Technologies. She has focused her career at Pfizer tackling some of Research and Development's toughest challenges in the areas of productivity, business efficiency, change management and innovation by applying industry knowledge along with a solid background as a technologist.

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Robert A. Stanley, Director
Bob Stanley co-founded IO Informatics in 2003 with Dr. Erich Gombocz. Bob shares his vision with the IO Informatics team -- to deliver on the promise and realize the benefits of data integration, informatics and knowledge applications for Life Sciences and Healthcare.

Prior to founding IO Informatics, Bob was Chief Information Officer at Biosentients, where he designed informatics software for distributed research and data integration. Experience directing research at New York University's Bruner / Feldman Cognitive Science Laboratory, as well as work at NYU’s Academic Computing Facility / Faculty Innovation Center provide additional background for his design of the Sentient informatics software. Other experience includes his time as Associate Scientist at Zeitgeist y2k01, Ltd., where Bob focused on project management and design for data management and informatics applications.

Bob received a graduate degree in Sociology of Knowledge (epistemology and ontology) from the University of Chicago and did postgraduate work focusing in ontologies, dynamic structures and networks at New York University. He is published and referenced in peer-reviewed journals, trade publications and texts and has chaired and presented at numerous conferences. Bob has active, granted and continuing information technology patents in the US and internationally. In addition to his academic and corporate experience, he has served as principal investigator and project manager for major projects, including the software technology development for a large, collaborative NIST bioinformatics project (NIST Advanced Technology Program). He is an elected and active member of several professional organizations, including Phi Beta Kappa, the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the American Medical Informatics Association, and others.

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A. Blaine Bowman

Sheldon Engelhorn

Richard H. Freyberg

Kathy Gibson

Robert A. Stanley


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