James (Jim) T. LaFrance
Mr. LaFrance has served on our board of directors since December 2015. Mr. LaFrance has almost thirty years of diagnostic industry experience working since January 2015 as a sales, marketing, strategy development and commercial operational management consultant for LaFrance Consulting LLC, a firm he founded. He served as interim Chief Executive Officer of Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a bioanalytics service provider, from April 2014 to December 2014, where he also has served as chairman of the board of directors since December 2013. From November 2013 to March 2014, he served as a consultant in the medical diagnostics sector for his firm, LaFrance Consulting LLC. Prior to that, he was head of digital pathology and Chief Executive Officer of Omnyx, LLC for GE Healthcare from January 2012 to October 2013. From August 2009 to December 2011, he further served as a consultant in the medical diagnostics for LaFrance Consulting LLC. For eight years earlier in his career, Mr. LaFrance held a series of commercial, strategic marketing and business development leadership roles at Ventana Medical Systems (now Roche Tissue Diagnostics), or Ventana, including general management of the North American and international commercial operations. Prior to working for Ventana, Mr. LaFrance served in leadership roles in strategic marketing and business development at Bayer Diagnostics. Mr. LaFrance also serves on the boards of directors of a number of private companies, including BioArray Genetics, Personal Genome Diagnostics and LightIntegra Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.