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Northeastern University Board of Directors

4 Board of directors

Northeastern University has 4 board of directors, including Ashkan Afkhami.

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Firm

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Ashkan Afkhami

Entrepreneur, Strategist, Healthcare, Investor, and Technology business leader with deep expertise in new innovation models, enterprise implementation, and partnerships. Passionate about making a global change through technology and new solutions (IoT, Voice, Digital, BlockChain, AR/VR, etc.) within the G2000. Diverse career with senior responsibilities in the US, Europe, and Asia across different businesses and industries. Ashkan has been involved in technology, consulting, and healthcare companies having worked at Cisco Systems, BlackRock, Agenus, and a publicly traded VC firm-Hercules Technology Growth Capital within the life sciences & technology group. Ashkan has started and ran multiple businesses including a Venture Accelerator program called IDEA, Founder and CFO for a technology start-up called GHC (Acquired by The Capital Network), and Founding Member / GM Healthcare & Commercial Strategy for Mobiquity (Acquired by Hexaware). A professional services firm aimed at designing, developing, and innovating game-changing digital solutions for the Global 2000 with 9 offices worldwide and 200 clients (approximately 50% within healthcare). Over 50M people use a solution developed by Mobiquity every day. Most recently, Ashkan has joined as a Managing Director & Partner for BCG Digital Ventures; a strategic corporate venture capital and incubator for the leading brands in the world. Read more at: www.bcgdv.com Achievements and Honors Mass Innovation & Technology Award Successfully raised over $300M+ in venture and external funding Founder of IDEA @Northeastern: neu.edu/idea Co-Founder of GHC - Acquired by The Capital Network Founding Member of Mobiquity - Acquired by Hexaware... BBJ Recognized as 2015 Fastest Growing company Founding and Board Member of Prepr Foundation: prepfoundation.org Advisor to GMP LIMS – LIMS SaaS: gmplims.com Mentor – Health Sciences Entrepreneurs: northeastern.edu/hse/ Advisor - Rocket Wagon: www.rw.co Mentor - German Accelerator: https://germanaccelerator.com/

Elovee, Fern Health, and Prepr

Jeannine Sargent

Jeannine Sargent, one of our independent director nominees, currently serves in investment and advisory roles that are focused on industries ranging from AI-enabled solutions to energy and sustainability, including serving as an Advisor at Breakthrough Energy Ventures as of December 2018, Senior Advisor at Generation Investment Management LLP as of November 2017 and Operating Partner and Senior Advisor at Katalyst Ventures Management LLC, an early-stage technology venture fund as of January 2018. Formerly, she was an EIR/Venture Advisor at Crosslink Capital from 2010 to 2012. From January 2012 to October 2017, Ms. Sargent held multiple leadership roles at Flex Ltd., a leading contract design, engineering and manufacturing company, including President of Innovation and New Ventures and President of Flex’s Energy business. Prior to joining Flex Ltd., Ms. Sargent served as Chief Executive Officer at Oerlikon Solar AG, a thin-film silicon solar photovoltaic module manufacturer, from 2007 to 2010 and Chief Executive Officer of Voyan Technology, an embedded systems software provider from 1996 to 2001. Additionally, Ms. Sargent served as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Veeco from 2004 to 2007. Ms. Sargent currently serves on the boards of directors of Synopsys Inc., an electronic design automation company that focuses on silicon design and verification, silicon intellectual property and software security and quality since September 2020, Fortive Corporation since February 2019 and Proterra Inc. since October 2018; as well as a member of the board of trustees of Northeastern University since July 2017. Ms. Sargent previously served as a member of the board of directors at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation from December 2017 to May 2020. Ms. Sargent received a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Chemical Engineering, from Northeastern University in 1987 and holds certificates from the executive development programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management, IMD Business School, Harvard University, Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School, as well as a CERT certificate of cyber risk oversight from the National Association of Corporate Directors in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University. We believe that Ms. Sargent’s 30 years of operating and management experience across numerous industries, bring important and valuable skills to our board of directors and make her qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Cypress Semiconductor, Proterra, Synopsys, and VUV Analytics

Nicholas Lara

Analyst, Equity, 3i Capital; Analyst, Private Equity Valuation, Wellington Management; Analyst, Alternative Investment Solutions Risk Management; Analyst, Fund Treasury & Financial Reporting, MFS Investment Management

Steven Picheny

Diopsys, and Volunteers in Medicine

Name

Ashkan Afkhami

Jeannine Sargent

Nicholas Lara

Steven Picheny

Firm

Work History

Entrepreneur, Strategist, Healthcare, Investor, and Technology business leader with deep expertise in new innovation models, enterprise implementation, and partnerships. Passionate about making a global change through technology and new solutions (IoT, Voice, Digital, BlockChain, AR/VR, etc.) within the G2000. Diverse career with senior responsibilities in the US, Europe, and Asia across different businesses and industries. Ashkan has been involved in technology, consulting, and healthcare companies having worked at Cisco Systems, BlackRock, Agenus, and a publicly traded VC firm-Hercules Technology Growth Capital within the life sciences & technology group. Ashkan has started and ran multiple businesses including a Venture Accelerator program called IDEA, Founder and CFO for a technology start-up called GHC (Acquired by The Capital Network), and Founding Member / GM Healthcare & Commercial Strategy for Mobiquity (Acquired by Hexaware). A professional services firm aimed at designing, developing, and innovating game-changing digital solutions for the Global 2000 with 9 offices worldwide and 200 clients (approximately 50% within healthcare). Over 50M people use a solution developed by Mobiquity every day. Most recently, Ashkan has joined as a Managing Director & Partner for BCG Digital Ventures; a strategic corporate venture capital and incubator for the leading brands in the world. Read more at: www.bcgdv.com Achievements and Honors Mass Innovation & Technology Award Successfully raised over $300M+ in venture and external funding Founder of IDEA @Northeastern: neu.edu/idea Co-Founder of GHC - Acquired by The Capital Network Founding Member of Mobiquity - Acquired by Hexaware... BBJ Recognized as 2015 Fastest Growing company Founding and Board Member of Prepr Foundation: prepfoundation.org Advisor to GMP LIMS – LIMS SaaS: gmplims.com Mentor – Health Sciences Entrepreneurs: northeastern.edu/hse/ Advisor - Rocket Wagon: www.rw.co Mentor - German Accelerator: https://germanaccelerator.com/

Jeannine Sargent, one of our independent director nominees, currently serves in investment and advisory roles that are focused on industries ranging from AI-enabled solutions to energy and sustainability, including serving as an Advisor at Breakthrough Energy Ventures as of December 2018, Senior Advisor at Generation Investment Management LLP as of November 2017 and Operating Partner and Senior Advisor at Katalyst Ventures Management LLC, an early-stage technology venture fund as of January 2018. Formerly, she was an EIR/Venture Advisor at Crosslink Capital from 2010 to 2012. From January 2012 to October 2017, Ms. Sargent held multiple leadership roles at Flex Ltd., a leading contract design, engineering and manufacturing company, including President of Innovation and New Ventures and President of Flex’s Energy business. Prior to joining Flex Ltd., Ms. Sargent served as Chief Executive Officer at Oerlikon Solar AG, a thin-film silicon solar photovoltaic module manufacturer, from 2007 to 2010 and Chief Executive Officer of Voyan Technology, an embedded systems software provider from 1996 to 2001. Additionally, Ms. Sargent served as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Veeco from 2004 to 2007. Ms. Sargent currently serves on the boards of directors of Synopsys Inc., an electronic design automation company that focuses on silicon design and verification, silicon intellectual property and software security and quality since September 2020, Fortive Corporation since February 2019 and Proterra Inc. since October 2018; as well as a member of the board of trustees of Northeastern University since July 2017. Ms. Sargent previously served as a member of the board of directors at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation from December 2017 to May 2020. Ms. Sargent received a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Chemical Engineering, from Northeastern University in 1987 and holds certificates from the executive development programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management, IMD Business School, Harvard University, Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School, as well as a CERT certificate of cyber risk oversight from the National Association of Corporate Directors in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University. We believe that Ms. Sargent’s 30 years of operating and management experience across numerous industries, bring important and valuable skills to our board of directors and make her qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Analyst, Equity, 3i Capital; Analyst, Private Equity Valuation, Wellington Management; Analyst, Alternative Investment Solutions Risk Management; Analyst, Fund Treasury & Financial Reporting, MFS Investment Management

Other Seats

Elovee, Fern Health, and Prepr

Cypress Semiconductor, Proterra, Synopsys, and VUV Analytics

Diopsys, and Volunteers in Medicine

Northeastern University Management Team

5 Team Members

Northeastern University has 5 executives. Northeastern University's founder is Sean B. Northeastern University's current Executive Vice President is Divya Subbaian.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Divya Subbaian

Executive Vice President

Current

Sean B

Founder

Former

Ernest Danjuma Enebi

Founder

Former

Ashkan Afkhami

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Smith Anderson

Mavrck, Nutonian, Terrible Labs, Silicon Valley Bank, and LevelUp

President

Former

Name

Divya Subbaian

Sean B

Ernest Danjuma Enebi

Ashkan Afkhami

Smith Anderson

Work History

Mavrck, Nutonian, Terrible Labs, Silicon Valley Bank, and LevelUp

Title

Executive Vice President

Founder

Founder

Chief Executive Officer

President

Status

Current

Former

Former

Former

Former

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