Executive Chairman of the Board
Steven Girgenti is a veteran healthcare executive with a foundation of expertise in healthcare marketing strategies, financing and mergers and acquisitions. Steve has been Executive Chairman of bioAffinity Technologies, Inc. since November 2014. He is presently the Managing Partner of Medi-Pharm Consulting, LLC providing strategic services to medical device, pharmaceutical and diagnostic businesses. Steve was formerly CEO and co-founder of DermWorx Incorporated, a dermatology company that specialized in developing nanotechnology formulations to enhance the performance of topical drugs. Mr. Girgenti was also the founder and CEO of Healthworld Corporation until 2008, a leading global healthcare marketing services network with 55 offices in 36 countries. The network had more than 1,000 brand assignments from nearly 200 clients worldwide, providing strategic marketing and communications services to many of the world’s leading healthcare companies. Mr. Girgenti founded Healthworld in 1986 and, under his leadership, the company made numerous acquisitions to expand and diversify the business. Healthworld went public in 1997. In 1998, and again in 1999, Business Week named Healthworld one of the “Best Small Corporations in America”. In 1999, Forbes listed Healthworld as one of the “200 Best Small Companies”. Mr. Girgenti was recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by NASDAQ in 1999, and was named Med Ad News’ first “Medical Advertising Man of the Year” in 2000. In 2010 he was inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame. In addition, Mr. Girgenti is Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Mt. Sinai Hospital Prostate Disease and Research Center in New York City, and is on the Board of Directors for the Jack Martin Fund, a Mt. Sinai Hospital affiliated charitable organization devoted to pediatric oncology research. He graduated from Columbia University and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1968 for companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Carter Wallace and DuPont.
Robert A. Anderson
Mr. Anderson has more than 40 years of broad experience the healthcare industry in which he held executive positions at CIBA, Becton Dickinson, Pfizer, Warner Lambert-Parke-Davis, Schering Plough and Centocor. Mr. Anderson was Vice-President of Marketing for the Key Pharmaceuticals division of Schering-Plough and later at Centocor, a worldwide healthcare company now owned by Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Anderson sat on the Executive Committee of Physicians World Communications Group (PWCG), where he was appointed as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Anderson currently provides Executive Management services to a number of CEOs of healthcare companies. Mr. Anderson received a B.A. in political science from Rutgers University and is a MENSA member.
Mr. Rubin, a Certified Public Accountant, serves as a Managing Member of Masters Research Partners, LLC, an investment Fund of Hedge Funds that he co-founded in October 2000. Mr. Rubin began his career with Deloitte & Touche and later served as Managing Partner at Schissel, Rubin & Lehman, a New York based Certified Public Accounting firm. He has been involved in the investment business, including hedge funds, private equity and investment banking, for more than 20 years. Mr. Rubin is active in numerous charities as well as his Family’s foundation, and presently serves on the Board of Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation and the Finance committee of the Levitz Jewish Community Center, as well as serving as a Board Member for Family Promise of the Federation of South Palm Beach County. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science cum laude from SUNY at Buffalo, New York.
Peter S. Knight
Peter S. Knight is a Partner at Cyan Capital Partners, a Fund dedicated to helping new Fund managers and asset owners in the field of sustainable investing. Prior to that, Peter was a Founding Partner at Generation Investment Management, where he helped build, with his partners Al Gore and David Blood, a leading global sustainable investing firm with assets under management now exceeding $30 billion. Prior to his retirement from the firm in 2018, Mr. Knight held leadership positions within Generation IM, notably developing and overseeing the firm’s U.S. business.
Prior to Generation, Mr. Knight was a Managing Director of Met West Financial, an LA based asset management company. Mr. Knight started his career at the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice. From 1977 to 1989, he served as the Chief of Staff to Representative and later Senator Al Gore. He served as the General Counsel of Medicis Pharmaceutical and then started his law practice in where he represented the International Olympic Committee, the US Olympic Committee, and numerous Fortune 500 Companies. Mr. Knight has also served in senior positions on four Presidential campaigns including serving as the Campaign Manager for President Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign.
Mr. Knight has extensive board experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. He served on a number of public company Boards including Medicis, Par Pharmaceutical, Entremed (Casi), Healthworld, Whitman Education, Comsat and the Schroder Mutual Fund Board complex. Mr. Knight currently serves on the Fund Boards of Generation Investment Management and on the Board of Gratitude Railroad. His philanthropic efforts include serving as Chair of the Climate Museum and the Board of Emergent, a nonprofit intermediary to help stop deforestation on tropical forest nations.
He received a BA from Cornell University and a JD from the Georgetown Law School.
Mohsin Y. Meghji
Mohsin Y. Meghji is a Managing Partner of M-III Partners L.P., a New York-based merchant banking firm. He is a nationally recognized U.S. turnaround professional with an exemplary track record of accomplishment across a wide range of industries. His 25+ year career has focused primarily on maximizing value for stakeholders. He has accomplished this through management and/or advisory roles in partnership with some of the world’s leading financial institutions, private equity, and distressed hedge fund investors. Mr. Meghji serves as Chairman of the Board of Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives, Inc., one of the country’s leading renewables-focused engineering and construction firms, which merged with a SPAC sponsored by M-III Partners in March of 2018 and is now listed on the NASDAQ. Mr. Meghji’s most recent corporate role was as Executive Vice President & Head of Strategy at Springleaf Holdings, LLC as well as CEO of its captive insurance companies. Springleaf was listed on the NYSE in late 2013. Prior to Springleaf, Meghji co-founded Loughlin Meghji + Company, a financial advisory firm which became one of the leading restructuring boutiques in the U.S. Earlier in his career, Meghji spent 12+ years with Arthur Andersen & Co. in the firm’s London, Toronto, and New York offices as a Partner in the Global Corporate Finance group. He has served as a director on a number of corporate boards including Mariner Health Care Inc, Cascade Timberlands, LLC, Dan River, Inc., and MS Resorts. He is a director of the Equity Group International Foundation, which provides funding for underprivileged high potential students in Kenya. Previously, he served on the Boards of The Children’s Museum of Manhattan as well as HealthRight International from 2004 to 2012. Mr. Meghji is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and has taken executive courses at the INSEAD School of Business in France. He has previously qualified as a U.K. and Canadian Chartered Accountant as well as a U.S. Certified Turnaround Professional.
Stuart Diamond is the Global Chief Financial Officer for GroupM, the world’s leading media investment company responsible for over $50 billion in media investment through agencies Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis, LLC. Before joining GroupM, Mr. Diamond was a member of the WPP plc family as the CFO for Healthworld Corporation (now called Ogilvy Health), where he took the company public and negotiated its sale to Cordiant Communications Group in 2000. He also served as CFO for National Medical Health Card Systems, Inc., a comprehensive pharmacy benefit management company. From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Diamond was the CFO for GroupM North America, where he established financial strategies and supervised all corporate accounting and financial activities for GroupM and its agencies. Earlier in his career, he held the positions of Vice President and Controller for Calvin Klein, Inc and as Senior Vice President and CFO for Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation. Mr. Diamond holds a B.S. from the State University of New York, a Master of Science, Taxation degree from Pace University, and an MBA from Fordham.
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Ms. Zannes brings more than 30 years of executive-level management experience dedicated to defining and advancing company goals and overcoming obstacles impeding corporate success. Prior to her position at bioAffinity Technologies, Ms. Zannes founded The Zannes Firm focusing on strategic solutions for private industry in the medical, environmental and energy fields. In her current capacity as bioAffinity Technologies CEO and President, she has built a team of award-winning scientists and executives who are advancing breakthrough oncology-focused diagnostics and therapeutics.
Ms. Zannes was President of the Energy Recovery Council, the national trade group for the $10 billion waste-to-energy industry, and General Manager of ECOS Corporation, a subsidiary of Burlington Environmental. Ms. Zannes also served as a project manager at Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. where she led project teams that developed, negotiated and financed the company’s renewable energy generation facilities. Ms. Zannes began her career as a journalist, working for Voice of America and the Associated Press. Before entering the business world, she served as a legislative aide specializing in energy policy and law for Congressman Charles Wilson (D-TX). She is licensed to practice law in New Mexico. She has been awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Earth Engineering Center Award from the WTE Council of Columbia University.
She is the co-founder of two engineering research centers at Columbia University. Ms. Zannes received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of New Mexico and her J.D. from the University of Puget Sound in Washington State.