George Bickerstaff, III


George W. Bickerstaff III has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2017 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since December 2020. He is currently Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of our Compensation Committee. He currently serves as a Managing Director of M.M. Dillon & Co., LLC, an investment banking firm. Prior to joining M.M. Dillon & Co., LLC, Mr. Bickerstaff held various positions with Novartis International AG, a global leader in pharmaceuticals and consumer health, including Chief Financial Officer of Novartis Pharma AG. Prior to joining Novartis, Mr. Bickerstaff was the Chief Financial Officer of IMS Health, Division of Dun & Bradstreet. Mr. Bickerstaff currently serves on the board of directors of CareDx, Inc. and Cardax, Inc. Mr. Bickerstaff previously served on the board of directors of Axovant Sciences Ltd, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. until it was acquired by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited in February 2017. He holds degrees in engineering and business administration from Rutgers University and Executive Education credentials from Harvard Business School.

Chairman of the Board