Executive Team

John A. Roberts, MBA

Chief Executive Officer and President

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.

Ralf Brandt, PhD

President, Discovery and Early Development

Dr. Brandt is the co-founder of vivoPharm | A CGI Company. He is a biochemist and cell biologist with over 15 years experience in research programs of experimental oncology. Furthermore, he has immense experience in in vivo pharmacology and anti-cancer drug profiling. He received his Licence (BSc in Biochemistry and Animal Physiology) in 1986, and his PhD (in Biochemistry) in 1991 from the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Dr. Brandt was employed at research positions at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, USA and at Schering AG, Germany. Since 1990, Dr. Brandt has been active in the field of preclinical oncology. He led the Tumour Biology program at Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland and established several transgenic mouse lines developing tumours under the control of oncogenes. During Dr. Brandt’s long career in the pharmaceutical industry he has acquired significant knowledge and expertise in leading business units and representation of services to the pre-clinical research market. Dr. Brandt is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Receptor Inc. in Toronto Canada and Propanc in Melbourne VIC, Australia.

Michael McCartney, MBA

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. McCartney has more than 20 years of life sciences, diagnostic and lab services industry experience with senior level responsibilities in sales management, global marketing and business development. Prior to joining Cancer Genetics, Mr. McCartney served as the Chief Executive Officer at SciKon Innovation, Inc., an early-stage life science company, where he was responsible for guiding the company through fundraising activities as well as developing and executing an exit strategy for the company. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Michael served as Chief Operating Officer at SciKon, where he was responsible for developing the sales and marketing organizations, creating the overall sales process, strategic direction, as well as company and individual goals. Early in his career, Mr. McCartney held positions across multiple disciplines at BioAgilytix Labs, Roche, Siemens and Abbott.

Mr. McCartney holds a Master of Business Administration degree from LaSalle University in Philadelphia and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on finance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Rob Fannon, MBA, MPH

Vice President of Biopharma Solutions

Rob Fannon brings more than 10 years of experience in operations, client management, molecular test and panel development, and biorepository management to CGI. Before joining CGI, Mr. Fannon served with Roche Molecular’s Biospecimen Management Division, where he oversaw biospecimen acquisition, panel production, project management, and client relations. Prior to his tenure at Roche, Fannon served as clinical operations manager at BioServe Biotechnologies, Ltd. In Beltsville, MD, where he was responsible for sales, business development, and client relations. From 2006 to 2010, Fannon served as an editor and analyst at Stansberry and Associates Investment Research, where he established an investment advisory publication focused on investment opportunities in publicly-traded biotech, life science, and healthcare companies. Fannon also spent two years as a business development associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he assessed intellectual property opportunities and sought licensing opportunities for research with provisional patent coverage. Mr. Fannon received his B.S. from East Carolina University and holds a Master of Public Health (MPH), and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.


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