Board of Directors

Michael C. James, Managing Partner, Kuekenhof Capital Management, LLC – Chairman

Mr. James has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2007. Mr. James is also the Managing Partner of Kuekenhof Capital Management, LLC, a private investment management company. He also holds the position of Managing Director of Kuekenhof Equity Fund, L.P. and Kuekenhof Partners, L.P. Mr. James currently sits on the Board of Directors of Millennium Biotechnologies Group, Inc. Mr. James was Chief Executive Officer of Nestor, Inc. from January 2009 to September 2009. He was on the Board of Directors of Nestor, Inc. from July 2006 to June 2009. He was employed by Moore Capital Management, Inc., a private investment management company from 1995 to 1999 and held position of Partner. He was employed by Buffalo Partners, L.P., a private investment management company from 1991 to 1994 and held the position of Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. He was employed by National Discount Brokers from 1986 to 1991 and held positions of Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. He began his career in 1980 as a staff accountant with Eisner LLP. Mr. James received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1980. He is chairman of the audit and compensation committees.

John E. Imhoff, M.D., Southeast Eye Center (Formally Imhoff Eye Center) – Member

Dr. Imhoff has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2006. Dr. Imhoff is an ophthalmic surgeon who specializes in cataract and refractive surgery. He presently serves as a member of the Hawaiian Eye Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. He is also one of our principal shareholders and invests in many other private and public companies. He has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Oklahoma State University, an M.D. from the University of Oklahoma and completed his ophthalmic residency at the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute. He has worked as an ophthalmic surgeon and owner of Southeast Eye Center since 1983. He serves on the compensation and audit committees.

 Gene Cartwright – Member & CEO

Mr. Cartwright was appointed CEO and to the board of directors in January 2014. He brings over 30 years of experience working in the In vitro diagnostics industry. He joins Guided Therapeutics from Omnyx, LLC, a Joint Venture between GE Healthcare and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where, as CEO for over four years he founded and managed the successful development of products for the field of Digital Pathology. Prior to his work with Omnyx, LLC, he was President of Molecular Diagnostics for GE Healthcare. Before joining GE, he was Divisional Vice President/General Manager for Abbott Diagnostics’ Molecular Diagnostics business. In his 24 year career at Abbott, he also served as Divisional Vice President for U.S. Marketing for five years. He received a Masters of Management degree from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and also holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University and an AB from Dartmouth College.

Mark L. Faupel, Ph.D. – Member and COO

Dr. Faupel currently serves as COO and Secretary of the Company, which he co-founded in 2008.  He previously served on the Company’s board of directors through 2013 and has more than 30 years of experience in developing non-invasive alternatives to surgical biopsies and blood tests, especially in the area of cancer screening and diagnostics. Dr. Faupel served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from May 2007 through 2013. Prior thereto was the Company’s Chief Technical Officer from April 2001 to May 2007. Dr. Faupel has served as a National Institutes of Health reviewer, is the inventor on 20 U.S. patents and has authored numerous scientific publications and presentations, appearing in such peer-reviewed journals as The Lancet. Dr. Faupel earned his Ph.D. in neuroanatomy and physiology from the University of Georgia.