Biographical Information Regarding Directors and Executive Officers
Chief Executive Officer, has been employed with the Company since 2011 and is responsible for strategic and tactical marketing, Sales, Manufacturing and general management of the operations . Ms. Cannon previously held executive positions at Pall Corporation, where she focused on commercial operations within the areas of diagnostics, biotechnology and biosciences. She has also held marketing and technical positions at Dynal Biotech (now ThermoFisher Scientific). She has had extensive experience in the marketing and selling of innovative platforms for the diagnostics markets, as well as, the development and execution of strategic plans for the growth and sustainability of diagnostic-related businesses. Ms. Cannon holds a BA from Franklin and Marshall College.
PATRICIA ECKERT, Prior to her nearly five years in various finance roles with Enzo, Ms. Eckert served as accounting director at Pall Corporation, where she advanced through multiple accounting and finance roles, ultimately managing a broad team and directly leading all aspects of implementation of the ASC 606 Revenue Recognition standard, overseeing matters relating to SOX compliance and driving multiple operational and finance cost savings initiatives. Prior to her tenure at Pall Corporation, Ms. Eckert served as senior accountant at a midsize accounting firm based in New York. She graduated cum laude with a BBA in accounting and an MBA in finance, both from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.
MATTHEW KUPFERBERG, brings a plethora of experiences including leading transactional and legal activities for health and wellness companies and providing counsel regarding corporate governance issues. He has worked with payors, PBMs, providers and medical device manufacturers, assisting multi-billion-dollar corporations to negotiate and structure complex health care arrangements. Furthermore, he has led day-to-day strategic legal counsel and provided guidance on a range of compliance and regulatory matters.
STEVEN J. PULLY, is the Company’s Chair of the Board since October 26, 2023. Mr. Pully is currently a partner of Speyside Partners, an investment banking firm that he co-founded in May 2017. He also serves on the boards or in executive positions for various companies, including publicly-traded RumbleOn, Inc., where he serves as the Executive Chairman. Mr. Pully’s board service has spanned multiple industries, including airlines, amusement parks, energy and power, manufacturing, power sports, retail, restaurants, and technology. His board service has included multiple positions as chairman or lead director of the board, and also multiple chairmanships of audit, compensation, nominating and governance, and special committees. Previously, Mr. Pully served as General Counsel and as a Partner of the investment firm, Carlson Capital, L.P. from 2008 to 2014, as Managing Director in the investment banking division of Bank of America and as a Senior Managing Director in the investment banking department of Bear Stearns & Company. Mr. Pully is also an attorney and CPA, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and he also holds various FINRA licenses.
MARY TAGLIAFERRI, was the Company's Chair of the Board between January 2022 and October 25, 2023. She currently serves on the Audit Committee. Dr. Tagliaferri is currently Executive Clinical Fellow and Senior Vice President and she was previously Chief Medical Officer at Nektar Therapeutics, a leading research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops innovative medicines in areas of high unmet medical need including treatments for cancer and auto-immune disease. Previously, she served as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Regulatory Officer for Kanglaite-USA and was Co-Founder, President and Board Member of Bionovo, Inc. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Cornell University and her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Tagliaferri was named to the Women who Lead in Life Sciences and Most Influential Women in Business lists by the San Francisco Business Times in 2019 and was recognized as Woman of the Year, 2012, by the State of California, Assembly District 14. She has been lead author or contributor to approximately 70 journal publications.
BRADLEY RADOFF, is a proven investor and seasoned public company director with significant experience in the areas of corporate governance, capital allocation, operational turnarounds and strategic reviews. Mr. Radoff has held roles at some of the world’s top asset management firms and financial institutions, including Citadel and Third Point. He currently serves on the Board of VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY), a Texas-based independent energy company, and Harte Hanks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HHS). Mr. Radoff previously served as a director of Support.com, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: SPRT) and Pogo Producing Company (formerly NYSE: PPP). He graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
ELAZAR RABBANI, Ph.D, has been a Director of the Company since January 2022. Dr. Rabbani is an Enzo Biochem founder and has served as the Company's Chairman of the Board since its inception in 1976 until January 2022. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer from inception until November 2021. 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.
IAN WALTERS, has been a Director of the Company since November 2020. Dr. Walters is an experienced entrepreneur and drug developer with leadership in the development of over 30 drugs in multiple therapeutic areas involving diverse technologies, leading to five new oncology drug approvals. His previous positions include Executive Director of Global Oncology Clinical Research and Business Development for Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Medical Director at Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Walters currently is CEO and Director of Portage Biotech, a publicly traded clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing an innovative portfolio of immuno-oncology assets. He is also founder of seven of Portage’s portfolio companies. Dr. Walters holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his MD at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed doctoral training in experimental medicine at The Rockefeller University. Dr. Walters has been the lead author or contributor to approximately 60 journal publications.