Board of Directors

James F. O’Connor / Director

James F. O’Connor, has over forty years of substantive business experience covering all aspects of finance, operations, strategy and corporate development. Since 1998, Mr. O’Connor has been the principal Managing Director of The Chartwell Company, a merchant and investment banking firm. Mr. O’Connor is a certified public accountant. Some of Mr. O’Connor’s previous directorships include: SPS Technologies (1994-2003), which was sold to Precision Cast Products in 2003; Color Kinetics (2002-2007), which was sold to Phillips Lighting Products in 2007; PC Cox Holding Ltd. (1996-2008); and Caritas Christi Health Care System (2008-2011), which was sold to Cerberus Capital in 2011. Mr. O’Connor received a B.S. from Boston College and was a Rotary International Foundation Fellow at the Swiss School of Economics. Our Board concluded that Mr. O’Connor should serve as a director and our Audit Committee Chairman because Mr. O’Connor has extensive experience in corporate finance, accounting, operations, strategy, mergers & acquisitions, as well as experience working on the boards of directors of public, private and non-for-profit companies.

Stelios Papadopoulos, Ph.D. / Director

Dr. Stelios Papadopoulos has served on BG Medicine’s board of directors since 2003. Dr. Papadopoulos is a co-founder and chairman of the board of directors of Exelixis, Inc., and a co-founder and a member of the board of directors of Cellzome, Inc. He is a member of the board of directors of Biogen Idec, Inc., BG Medicine, Inc., Joule Unlimited, Inc. and Regulus Therapeutics, Inc. In the not-for-profit sector, Dr. Papadopoulos is a co-founder and chairman of Fondation Santé and a member of the board of visitors of Duke Medicine. Dr. Papadopoulos retired as vice chairman of Cowen & Co., LLC in August 2006 after six years with the firm where, as an investment banker, he focused on the biotech and pharma sectors. Prior to joining Cowen, he spent thirteen years as an investment banker at PaineWebber, Incorporated where he was most recently chairman of PaineWebber Development Corp., a PaineWebber subsidiary focusing on biotechnology. He joined PaineWebber in April 1987 from Drexel Burnham Lambert where he was a Vice President in the Equity Research Department covering the biotechnology industry. Prior to Drexel, he was a biotechnology analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Paul R. Sohmer, M.D. / Director, President and CEO

Paul R. Sohmer, M.D. joined BG Medicine in May of 2013 as President, CEO and Member of the board of directors. Dr. Sohmer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Viracor-IBT Laboratories, Inc., a diagnostic and research laboratory specializing in allergy, immunology, and infectious disease testing from January 2011 to September of 2012. Prior to joining Viracor-IBT Laboratories, from February 2009 to January 2011, Dr. Sohmer served as Chief Executive Officer of Orthocon, Inc., a company that develops, manufactures, markets, and sells implantable products designed to stop bone bleeding. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Sohmer served on the RadPharm, Inc. board of directors, and from 2008 to 2009, he served as chairman of the board of directors of Molecular Biometrics, Inc. Dr. Sohmer served as Interim CEO of Cylex, Inc. from January through March of 2008 and CEO of Pathway Diagnostics from May to September of 2008. From June 2000 to December 2006, Dr. Sohmer served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TriPath Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:TPTH). From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Sohmer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Neuromedical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSIX). From 1992 to 1996, Dr. Sohmer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Genetrix, Inc., a genetic testing lab. From 1991-1992, Dr. Sohmer served as Vice President of Professional Services for Nichols Institute. From 1985 to 1991, Dr. Sohmer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pathology Institute, Inc., where he led the first commercial introduction of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for diagnosis of HIV and founded the Chiron Reference Laboratory. Dr. Sohmer received his B.A. from Northwestern University and M.D. from the Chicago Medical School. Dr. Sohmer was named the Ernst and Young Carolinas Life Sciences Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005.

Harry W. Wilcox / Chairman

Harry W. Wilcox has served on our Board of Directors since May 2015. Mr. Wilcox has been Chief Operating Officer and General Partner of Flagship Ventures, a venture capital firm, since 2013. From 2006 to 2013, he was Chief Financial Officer and Partner of Flagship Ventures. From 2004 to 2006, he was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development of EXACT Sciences. Mr. Wilcox received his M.B.A. from Boston University and his B.S. in Finance from the University of Arizona. Mr. Wilcox currently serves as a director of T2 Biosystems, Inc., an in vitro diagnostics company.

Jeffrey Luber / Director

Jeffrey R. Luber, has more than twenty years of life sciences experience, having served in lead business and legal roles in both public and private companies. Since July 2014, Mr. Luber has served as Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel of Good Start Genetics, Inc., a molecular genetics information company. From August 2009 to July 2014, Mr. Luber served as Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel of SynapDx Corp., a laboratory services company that he co-founded. From March 2008 to April 2009, Mr. Luber served as Chief Executive Officer of EXACT Sciences Corp., a publicly-traded diagnostics company, where he led its turnaround and recapitalization through a strategic transaction with Genzyme Corp. At EXACT Sciences Corp., Mr. Luber also served as its President from July 2007 to April 2009, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from April 2006 to July 2007 and General Counsel from November 2002 to July 2007. Mr. Luber previously served on the boards of directors of EXACT Sciences Corp. and the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis. He received his BS in Business Administration from Southern Connecticut State University and his JD and MBA from Suffolk University. Our Board concluded that Mr. Luber should serve as a director because Mr. Luber has extensive experience in finance, legal and corporate development roles at public and private companies, as well as experience working on the boards of directors of public and not-for-profit companies.