Biographical Information Regarding Directors and Executive Officers
DR. ELAZAR RABBANI, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Secretary, and Chief Executive Officer, Enzo Biochem’s founder, has served as Chairman and CEO of the Company since its inception in 1976. Dr. Rabbani has authored numerous scientific publications in the field of molecular biology, in particular, nucleic acid labeling and detection. He is also the lead inventor of many of the Company's pioneering patents covering a wide range of technologies and products. Dr. Rabbani received his Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in Chemistry and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Columbia University. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology.
BARRY W. WEINER President, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Director, is a founder of Enzo Biochem, Inc. He has served as the Company's President since 1996, and previously held the position of Executive Vice President. Before his employment with Enzo, he worked in several managerial and marketing positions at the Colgate Palmolive Company. Mr. Weiner is a Director of the New York Biotechnology Association. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from New York University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Boston University.
DAVID C. GOLDBERG Vice President, Corporate Development, President Enzo Clinical Labs has been employed with the Company since 1985. He has held several managerial positions within Enzo Biochem. Mr. Goldberg also held management and marketing positions with DuPont-NEN and Gallard Schlesinger Industries before joining the Company. He received a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from New York University.
ANDREW R. CRESCENZO, CPA Senior Vice President of Finance for the Company has held this position since 2006. Before joining the Company, Mr. Crescenzo was an Executive Director from 2002 to 2006 and a Senior Manager from 1997 to 2003 at Grant Thornton LLP. From 1993 to 1997 he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of J. D’Addario & Co, Inc and was employed at Ernst and Young LLP from 1984 to 1993. Mr. Crescenzo is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelors of Business Administration from Adelphi University.
Andrew Whiteley, Chief Operating Officer, Enzo Life Sciences and Vice President of Business Development of Enzo Biochem, has been employed with the company since May 2008. Previously, Mr. Whiteley held the position of CEO at Vitra Biosciences (2003 to 2005) and CEO of InforMax from 2002 to 2003. Prior to that Mr. Whiteley held various positions at Amersham Pharmacia Biotech (now part of GE Healthcare) including VP Bioinformatics and VP Sequencing Business. Mr.Whiteley graduated from Nottingham University, England with a joint honors degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry.
HERBERT B. BASS Vice President of Finance for the Company and is also Senior Vice President of Enzo Clinical Labs. Before his promotion in 1989 to Vice President of Finance, Mr. Bass served as the Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. Bass has been with the Company since 1986. From 1977 to 1986, Mr. Bass held various positions at Danziger and Friedman, Certified Public Accountants, the latest of which was audit manager. Mr. Bass received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College.
BERNARD KASTEN, MD has been a director since January 2008. Dr. Kasten has been serving as Chairman of the Board of Cleveland Biolabs since August 2006. From 1995 to 2004, Dr. Kasten served at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated where he was Chief Laboratory Officer and most recently Vice President of Medical Affairs of its MedPlus Inc. subsidiary. Dr. Kasten served as a director of SIGA Technologies from May 2003 to December 2006, and as SIGA’s Chief Executive Officer from July 2004 through April 2006. Dr. Kasten currently serves as a director of GeneLink Inc. and SeraCare Life Sciences Inc. Dr. Kasten is also a director of several privately held companies. Dr. Kasten is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine. His residency was served at the University of Miami, Florida and he was awarded fellowships at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and NCI, Bethesda, Maryland. He is a diplomat of the Board of Pathology with certification in anatomic and clinical pathology with sub-specialty certification in Medical Microbiology.
GREGORY M. BORTZ, Director since January 2010, is the founder and managing partner of Creo Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm that provides capital to middle-market companies, since February 2005. Creo holds investments in companies certain of which Mr. Bortz serves as a Board member. From October 2000 to February 2005, Mr. Bortz was Senior Vice President, Investment Banking Division of the international investment bank Lehman Brothers, Inc. Prior to such position he was a Vice President of Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston, a leading international investment bank, from January 1998 to October 2000. Mr. Bortz held the position of Manager at the accounting firm of Ernst and Young (1994-1997) and Senior at the public accounting firm of Arthur Anderson (1993-1994), both in their respective audit groups. Mr. Bortz is a chartered accountant in the United Kingdom and South Africa and graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelors of Business Science and Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance.
DOV PERLYSKY has been a Director of the Company since September 2012. Mr. Perlysky has been serving as a member of the board of directors of Pharma-Bio Serv, Inc. since 2004 and as a member of the board of directors of Highlands Bancorp, Inc. since 2010. Mr. Perlysky has also been the managing member of Nesher, LLC, a private investment firm, since 2000 and a director of Engex, Inc., a closed-end mutual fund, since 1999. From 1998 until 2002, Mr. Perlysky was a vice president in the private client group of Laidlaw Global Securities, a registered broker-dealer. Mr. Perlysky received his B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1985 and a Masters in Management from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University in 1991