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Lewis S. Gruber is Chief Executive Officer, Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of SIWA.  Prior to co-founding SIWA in 2006, he was a founder of Arryx, Inc., and was its CEO from 2000 through 2005 (acquired by a publicly-held company).  While Mr. Gruber was at Arryx, it received numerous awards including ones for World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer (2005) and Red Herring Top 100 Innovator for 2004. Prior to that, he became CEO and a member of the Board of Hyseq, Inc. from 1994 through 2000. While CEO of that company, he completed the largest initial public offering of a biotechnology company in 1997 as well as collaborations totaling over $102 million.  He is the inventor of all of SIWA’s issued patents and a co-inventor on numerous others.  Mr. Gruber was a patent attorney for many years before becoming an entrepreneur.  He has spoken at numerous conferences including most recently, the Third Annual Conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics Session on Anti-Aging Technologies and Stem Cells Regenerative Medicine Congress 2015. In addition to a J.D., he has an M.S. in biology. Mr. Gruber serves on the board of the Field Museum of Natural History, and is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago and the Madison Council of the Library of Congress.

Misty Gruber is the Chief Financial and Scientific Affairs Officer/General Counsel and a member of the Board of SIWA.  Prior to co-founding SIWA, Ms. Gruber served as Co-Chair of the biotechnology section of law the Dykema Gossett PLLC law firm, with a focus in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and securities law matters, including private and public securities offerings.  Over her almost thirty years as an attorney, she represented issuers, investors, underwriters and venture capital companies.  She also was licensed as a CPA in Arizona for several years.  Ms. Gruber was a co-founder of Arryx, Inc. and a co-founder and initial member of the Board of Hyseq, Inc. (after going public, it was subsequently merged into another public company).  Ms. Gruber is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago and the Madison Council of the Library of Congress. In addition to a J.D., she has an M.S. in biology.

John O. Peters III is the Chairman of the Board of SIWA.  Mr. Peters is a former financial executive with over 30 years of experience in several different industries including technology, manufacturing and government services.  Most recently he was a founder, board member and the original chief financial officer of Triple Canopy, Inc., one of the world’s largest private security firms providing high end services to the United States Government and commercial companies operating in high risk environments. Triple Canopy, now Constelis, was successfully sold to a private equity firm in 2015.  Mr. Peters is a CPA and has a BBA from Loyola University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the AICPA. Mr. Peters works with several charitable institutions. He is a knight of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem and is joining the Visiting Committee of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.

Alex Kormushoff is a member of the Board of SIWA.  Over a 30-year career, Mr. Kormushoff has been at the forefront of important technology trends in the fields of predictive analytics, healthcare technology, and information technology.  Most recently, Alex was the President of Strategic Healthcare Programs a company that provides real-time analytics solutions for the healthcare industry.   At SHP, Alex was responsible for all aspects of the business and he led the successful exit of SHP in August of 2014.  Previously, Alex was the Executive Director of Accenture Analytics where he led the Global Health and Public Service Market.  Additionally, he was responsible for all investment activity across Accenture Analytics.