Franz Walt joined Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) as the company’s Chief Executive Officer in March 2018. Quotient Limited is a commercial-stage diagnostic company with an initial focus on blood grouping, serological as well as molecular disease screening, based on its proprietary MosaiQ™ technology platform.
Franz Walt brings 30 years of global experience in leadership roles at two of the largest, most influential healthcare companies, Siemens Healthineers and Roche, and as an expert advisor on the in-vitro diagnostics industry to manufacturing companies and private equity firms. His career has focused on business turnaround, above-market growth, profitability improvement, innovation, strategic alliances, quality, new product introduction and commercialization.
In December 2017, Mr Walt retired as President of Laboratory Diagnostics for Siemens Healthineers. During his 23 years at Roche, he held positions of increasing responsibility in pharma and diagnostics, which includes CEO, Managing Director and President roles, in various geographic regions for Roche Diagnostics, also serving eight years as a member of the Roche Diagnostics Executive Committee.
Mr Walt served as a board member of the AdvaMed DX industry association, where he actively contributed to shape healthcare policy in diagnostic testing to improve patient health. Mr Walt holds an MBA from the City University of Bellevue (Washington).
Chris Lindop joined Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) as the company’s Chief Financial Officer in February 2017.
Mr Lindop has more than 15 years of experience in senior finance leadership roles with public healthcare companies. He previously worked as Chief Financial Officer of Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE:HAE), a global leader in blood processing technology and as Chief Financial Officer of Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc., a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical diagnostic products.
In addition, Mr Lindop was a non-executive director of Parexel International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL) from 2006, where he was chairman of the audit and finance committee and a member of the nominating and governance committee until its sale.
Previously, he served as an audit partner with the Boston office of Ernst & Young LLP and with the Boston office of Arthur Andersen LLP. He holds a BA in Business from the University of Strathclyde (Scotland).
Jeremy Stackawitz joined Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) 10 years ago, overseeing the company through a period of sustained rapid growth. He led Quotient’s entry into the US market, where the company now serves over 1,000 customers and has successfully obtained over 60 FDA product approvals. He currently serves as President of Commercial and the Reagent Business.
He brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. His past experiences include serving in various business development, general management and commercial roles for Johnson & Johnson, which included Commercial Director of Immunohematology for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.
Previously he worked at Purdue Pharma running various Market Research and Commercial groups, and served as a Strategy Consultant to the healthcare industry with Monitor and McKinsey & Co consultancies.
Mr Stackawitz holds a BA in Chemistry from Dartmouth College and an MBA in Healthcare Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Edward Farrell joined Quotient (NASDAQ:QTNT) in February 2013 and serves as President of R&D and Manufacturing, overseeing the product development and manufacturing of MosaiQ™ in Switzerland and Scotland.
Mr Farrell has over 20 years of engineering, manufacturing and R&D experience in medical diagnostics in various roles including several senior positions.
While with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Mr Farrell served as Managing Director and Vice President with responsibility for R&D and manufacturing, for a point-of-care diagnostic instruments and consumables facility, and subsequently, for a high-volume immunoassay reagent plant in the United Kingdom. Prior experiences at Siemens include, working in the United States as Director for a Distribution, Service and Repair site, and as a Senior Manufacturing Manager in a large diagnostic instrument manufacturing plant in Ireland. Previously Mr Farrell worked at Ingersoll Rand as a Production Manager, as Intel Manufacturing Engineer and Supervisor.
Mr Farrell received a BE (Mechanical) and a Masters in Engineering Science from University College Dublin.
John has over 30 years experience in diagnostics and extensive knowledge of the global blood bank market. John spent 15 years working in Hospital & Transfusion Service Laboratories in the UK and Middle East, until moving into diagnostic reagent manufacturing in 1990. John was a Board Member at Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service from 1999 until 2007, Chairperson at EDMA Blood Typing Working Party from 1997 until 2007, a member of the EDMA representative to European Commission IVD Expert Group from 2001 until 2007, and a member of the UKBTS Reagents Standing Advisory Committee from 1994 until 2007.
Roland worked for over 20 years as an accounting professional with Andersen, latterly as a partner. Since 2002 he has worked in the healthcare sector initially as Group Financial Controller of Inveresk Research, a NASDAQ listed company and then for approximately six years from 2006 as Chief Financial Officer of Chiltern International, a leading global clinical research organisation. He joined Quotient in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer.