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VirMedica’s dynamic leadership team is a unique convergence of recognized leaders and experts across several disciplines with a variety of executive-level experience and complementary competences critical to redefining the patient access ecosystem for biopharmaceutical products, including corporate strategy, business development, commercialization, sales, manufacturing, pharmacy services, benefits and reimbursement, and manufacturing.

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John J. Arcari
Chief Financial Officer

John joined VirMedica in May 2016. In his role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), John is responsible for the company’s financial operations, business contracts and human resources. His professional career in finance spans more than 30 years and includes deep expertise in profitability enhancement, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and financial controls/management. John’s industry background includes senior financial management positions in semiconductor testing equipment, biotechnology, healthcare technology and globalization services. Prior to joining VirMedica, John was the CFO for PHT Corporation, a leading provider of mobile technologies designed to capture patient data in clinical trials. During his tenure, he led the due diligence team that resulted in the successful sale of PHT Corporation to eResearch Technologies. Previous CFO engagements include CRF, Inc., Organogenesis, Inc., and Intl.com, among others. John began his career with Price Waterhouse in Boston where he served as Audit Manager. He holds an MBA from New Mexico State University.


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Gregory R. Morris
Chief Commercial Officer

Greg has served as CCO of VirMedica since January 2015 and brings over 25 years of expertise in the insurance reimbursement and benefits management arena. Prior to joining VirMedica, Greg founded TransEngen, Inc., a leading provider of automated, real-time benefits verification service. As chief commercial officer of VirMedica, Greg oversees product strategy and commercialization efforts for the Company’s integrated platform for automated HUB services, patient case management and specialty pharmacy operations. Greg has previously served as chief operating officer at Aon’s National Healthcare Practice and HealthMarket. Greg holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.


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Richard Deyermond
Chief Operating Officer

Richard (Rich) was appointed to the position of Vice President of Client Services in May 2016 and subsequently rose to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Rich leads all service teams engaged in the delivery of VirMedica’s technology solutions. Recognized as an astute and collaborative business partner, Rich is known for transforming customer support operations, professional services and managed hosting organizations to be customer focused, accountable and results oriented. Rich brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in SaaS and cloud-based software operations. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President at Global Service Delivery, Data Intensity, a leading supplier of cloud-based and remote managed solutions for the Oracle suite. Prior to Data Intensity, Rich was Vice President product support/cloud enablement for Oracle, where he was responsible for global customer support for Oracle’s HSGBU (Health Sciences Global Business Unit). Previous to that, he was Vice President of Customer Operations at Phase Forward, which was acquired by Oracle in 2010. While at Phase Forward, Rich was responsible for all infrastructure and SaaS operations, along with global support and customer care engagement management teams supporting several leading international pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Rich received his B.S. in Business Administration from Fitchburg State College and his MBA from Northeastern University.


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John Roberts
Chief Financial Officer

John, also known as Jay, has served as CFO of VirMedica since September 2015 and has more than 25 years of expertise in driving revenue growth for leading global healthcare and technology organizations. Prior to VirMedica, Jay was the chief financial and administrative officer for AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, a global healthcare analytics and services organization. He also served as chief financial officer and treasurer for InfoLogix, Inc., a publicly-traded healthcare-centric mobile software and solutions provider, which was acquired by Stanley Healthcare, with Jay leading the transaction. He has also held CFO roles at leading public medical device and healthcare services firms including Clarient, Inc., and Daou Systems, Inc. In addition, he has held key senior executive roles with MEDecision, Inc., HealthOnline, Inc., and the Center for Health Information. Jay is currently a member of the board of directors and chairman of the Finance Committee for the Drug Information Association. He previously served as the chairman of the board of directors for AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions Private Limited, based in Bangalore, India. Jay holds a B.S. and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine.


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John H. Johnson
Chairman

John has been Chairman since November 2015 and is a recognized leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, bringing more than 30 years of experience at leading global organizations – including Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly & Company, ImClone and Pfizer. John works closely with VirMedica’s seasoned leadership and shares his recognized industry expertise and entrepreneurial spirit with the team. He currently serves as chairman of Strongbridge Biopharma plc, lead independent director of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and as a member of the board of directors of Cempra Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Histogenics Corporation and Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the Health Section Governing Board of Biotechnology Industry Organizations (BIO), and BioNJ. John holds a B.S. from the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.


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Dean Erhardt
Director

Dean, president of D2 Pharma Consulting, LLC was appointed to the board of directors in January 2015. He brings more than 25 years of strategic sales, marketing and management experience across both the consumer product and pharmaceutical arenas that spans several Fortune 500 organizations, including Express Scripts, Cardinal Health and U.S. Healthcare. Dean is a co-founder of D2 Pharma Consulting, a firm which provides strategic outsourced solutions for the commercialization, distribution and marketing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biologic medications. Dean has worked with over 200 companies in developing strategic and tactical solutions in the areas of product distribution and reimbursement. He has previously served as president of the not-for-profit Regulatory Harmonization Institute and currently serves on the board of trustees of STAGES St. Louis. Dean holds a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma and a MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management.


David Fitzgerald
Director

Appointed in January 2015, David is general partner at Petra Capital Partners and has nearly 20 years of experience in private equity and mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare, information technology and business services sectors. David currently serves on the board of directors for Clinipace Worldwide, Lineagen, New Century Hospice, Opportune IT Healthcare Solutions, SUN Behavioral Health and Urgent Team. He previously served on the board of directors for many successful growth companies, including SpecialtyCare (sold to American Securities), US Healthworks (sold to Dignity Health), Televox Software (sold to West Corp.), Appriss (sold to Bain Capital), Synhrgy (sold to Mercer), Nuvox Communications (sold to Windstream) and Salveo Specialty Pharmacy (sold to Catamaran). David holds a B.A. from Washington & Lee University.


David Golding
Director

Appointed in January 2015, David brings more than 25 years of retail, hospital, home infusion and specialty pharmacy experience to VirMedica. As executive vice president, Specialty Pharmacy Services at CVS Caremark for more than two decades, David was responsible for a robust $8 billon specialty unit during a period of extreme innovation and growth in the industry. He currently serves on the board of directors for BioScrips, Inc. and Global Healthcare Integrators, and previously served as a member of the board of directors of Salveo Specialty Pharmacy, Inc. David holds a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Garheng Kong
M.D., Ph.D., MBA – Director

Appointed in January 2015, Garheng is founder and managing partner of HealthQuest Capital and has nearly 20 years of clinical and technical experience in creating and building high-growth and innovation-based healthcare businesses. He currently serves on the board of directors of Alimera Sciences, Castle Biosciences, Cempra, Duke University Medical Center, First Aid Shot Therapy, Histogenics, Laboratory Corporation of America, Strongbridge Biopharma plc and Trice Medical. He previously served on the board of directors of SEBIO, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and numerous industry groups. His early career included positions at GlaxoSmithKline, McKinsey and TherOx, before joining Intersouth Partners. Garheng received two undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biological Sciences from Stanford University and earned his M.D., Ph.D. and MBA from Duke University.


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Randy Scott
Partner, HealthQuest Capital

Randy is a Partner and co-founder of HealthQuest Capital, a venture capital firm focused on investments into emerging companies bringing innovation to healthcare. Prior to moving into venture capital, Randy was a medtech entrepreneur. Randy currently serves on the Boards of Virmedica, Avizia Inc., and Vestagen Protective Technologies. Randy’s industry successes include starting NovaMin Technology, Inc. leading it through financing, growth and eventual acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline; a turn-around of USBiomaterials Corp, leading bone-grafting products company from perennial money-loser to a profitability (now known as NovaBone Products, LLC); and a member of the early management team at LensCrafters as it emerged from start-up to market leader. He spent the first half of his career in consumer products marketing, starting in brand management at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech.