Executive Team

Panna Sharma

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sharma became a member of our board of directors and our Chief Executive Officer in May of 2010. Mr. Sharma was at TSG Partners, a specialty life sciences consultancy and advisory company, from 2001 to 2010, where he was the Managing Partner and founder. At TSG he led the development of strategic initiatives, corporate growth strategy and corporate turnarounds for both public and private companies. He also led over 70 buy and sell-side transactions for life sciences, healthcare and biopharma companies. At TSG, he established the Global Diagnostics Index, the Global Biotools Index and several other life science capital markets indices that are still used in the life science industry.

Prior to founding TSG, Mr. Sharma was the Chief Strategy Officer for iXL Enterprises, Inc. (“iXL”), a public e-business consultancy where he led strategy development and acquisitions activity and was part of the management team that aided in taking the company public in June 1999. At iXL, he also managed the specialty e-business strategy practices group that grew from under $4 million in revenue in 1998 to over $75 million in 2000. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Sharma was a partner at Interactive Solutions, Inc., a marketing and strategy consultancy focused on health care and financial services in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that was sold to Omnicom, Inc., one of the largest global market analysis and marketing companies. Prior to that time, Mr. Sharma served as a consultant to Putnam Investment Management, LLC and Bank of America Corporation. Mr. Sharma has also served on the board of directors of EpicEdge, a health care and government focused IT services firm, from 2001 to 2003 and as chairman of the Advisory Board for EndoChoice, a global leader for the gastrointestinal treatment market from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Sharma attended Boston University from 1987 to 1992 in the University Professor’s Program.

John Jay Roberts

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President of Finance

Mr. Roberts brings deep operational and financial experience to CGI with a strong track record of disciplined growth, operational excellence, and shareholder value creation in multiple public and private healthcare technology and service companies including InfoLogix, AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, Clarient and, most recently, VirMedica. His professional background includes a deep understanding of clinical and healthcare billing, diagnostics, clinical operations, and healthcare-focused IT. In addition, Mr. Roberts is a long-standing board member and incoming President-elect of the Drug Information Association (DIA), a neutral, global nonprofit association focused on advancing health care product development around the world by connecting stakeholders to interdisciplinary insights and innovation.

Mr. Roberts has a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine. He has served as a recognized thought leader and expert panelist for numerous publications and programs related to corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry.

Igor Gitelman, CPA, MBA

Chief Accounting Officer

Igor Gitelman joined Cancer Genetics, Inc. in 2017 as principal accounting officer (Chief Accounting Officer). Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gitelman served as an AVP of Finance and Tax at clinical diagnostic laboratory, BioReference Laboratories, Inc., from October 2005 to October 2016. During this time, Mr. Gitelman held various positions of increasing responsibility managing the company’s internal audit function, SEC financial reporting, tax and corporate finance functions as well as leading the finance team through numerous mergers and acquisitions while managing the organic growth that BioReference experienced in this time-period. Prior to that role, Mr. Gitelman was a senior manager of tax and financial reporting at Gucci Group from May 2003 to May 2005 where he managed all aspects of the company’s tax planning, compliance and audits on federal, state and international levels as well as the company’s tax accounting function. Mr. Gitelman worked as a senior intermediate accountant at UBS Painewebber from May 2000 to April 2003, and, prior to that position, Mr. Gitelman worked as an associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP from May 1998 to July 1999 serving as a consultant on various clients from July 1999 to May 2000. Mr. Gitelman holds a BBA and an MBA degree in accounting form Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. Mr. Gitelman is a Certified Public Accountant.


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