Alexander L. Cappello
Chair of the Board
Mr. Cappello has led several public and private companies over the past 46 years, including Cappello Global, LLC, a global investment bank, whose principals have transacted business in over 50 countries. He is also a director of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (Nasdaq), lead director of Virco Manufacturing Corporation (Nasdaq), The Agnew Companies and Caldera Medical Corp. Mr. Cappello is a director of RAND Corporation’s Center for Middle East Public Policy, the Center for Global Risk and Security, and the RAND-Russia Forum. Mr. Cappello is a former Chairman of Intelligent Energy, PLC (London), Inter-Tel (Nasdaq), and Geothermal Resources Intl. (AMEX), and a former director of Nano Financial Holdings and California Republic Bank. He is also a former advisor to the board of Gusmer Enterprises and former trustee and chairman of the investment committee of City of Hope. Mr. Cappello received a B.S. in management and finance from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
John K. Scott, Jr
Vice Chair of the Board
Mr. Scott has served as the owner and manager of PCS, Inc. since 1997, where he is responsible for directing the acquisition, financing, sales and operations for land entitlement and development for privately owned condominium, apartment, hotel, single family and retail projects in California, Colorado and Texas. He has also served as the general partner of NJD, Ltd., a Texas limited partnership, since 1997 and as the managing member of Merging Interests, Inc. since 1980. Mr. Scott also has extensive experience in conducting due diligence, feasibility studies, financial analysis, cost estimates and transaction negotiations for the purchase, lease, development, marketing and sale of projects and properties. Mr. Scott earned a B.S. in agricultural economics with an emphasis on construction management and real estate from the University of Wisconsin. On June 15, 2021, Mr. Scott filed a Schedule 13D (Amendment No. 8) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) reporting his beneficial ownership of approximately 32.8% of the Company’s common stock.
Amit Bhalla has served as a director of Navidea since May 2021. Mr. Bhalla has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Infinity BiologiX, LLC since November 2020. From 2015 to 2020, he served as Senior Healthcare Analyst for Lord, Abbett & Co as well as Investment Council Member for Lord, Abbett’s Healthcare Fund. Prior to that, Mr. Bhalla served in various roles including Vice President-Global Strategy & Development for Becton, Dickinson and Company, Director-Equity Research-Life Science Tools/Medical Technology for Citi, Vice President-Equity Research-Emerging Medical Technology and Analyst-Equity Research-Specialty Pharmaceuticals for Morgan Stanley, and Associate-Technical Operations/Research & Development for Johnson & Johnson’s Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical. Mr. Bhalla received his B.S. in biology from Cornell University and his M.B.A. from Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
Thomas Forest Farb
Thomas Forest Farb-Horch has over three decades of experience as an investor in and senior executive of numerous life science and information technology companies both in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Farb has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President, co-founder and director of Thrive Bioscience, Inc. since May 2014. He has also served as President, Chief Operating Officer and in other C-level positions at several other companies, including Interneuron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ), Indevus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ), and Cytyc (NASDAQ). Mr. Farb currently serves on the boards of directors of North Shore InnoVentures and AutoImmunity Biologic Solutions, and is a member of the scientific advisory board of Emervax. Mr. Farb previously served on the boards of directors of Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO), Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT), HNC Software (NASDAQ), Retek Systems (NASDAQ) and Symon Communications (NASDAQ). Mr. Farb earned a B.A. in sociology from Harvard University.
Agnieszka Winkler has extensive professional and board experience with start-up, mid-cap and Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Winkler currently serves on the board of directors of Virco (NASDAQ:VIRC) and the board of trustees of each of Santa Clara University and the African Diaspora Network. She also serves as Chair of the board of directors of the Jesuit School of Theology and as President of the board of Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. Ms. Winkler has previously served on numerous public company boards such as SuperCuts (NASDAQ), Reno Air (NASDAQ), The Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ:CAKE), and Inter-Tel (NASDAQ), as well as private company boards including Ascension, a $22B healthcare system, Ascension Network and IPLocks. She was the founder and former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of TeamToolz, a software company, and Winkler Advertising, both of which were acquired. Ms. Winkler earned a B.A. in history from Holy Names University, an M.A. in history from San Jose State University, and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.
Malcolm G. Witter
Malcolm G. Witter has served as a director of Navidea since December 2020. Mr. Witter has over 40 years of operational and investment leadership experience, serving as investment banker, Chief Financial Officer, and advisor to many companies and private organizations. Since 2016, he has served as the Corporate Development Regional Manager for USI Insurance Services (“USI”) and is responsible for acquiring independent insurance agencies. From 2010 to 2016, Mr. Witter was Business Development Manager for Kibble & Prentice, Inc., a USI company. Prior to USI, Mr. Witter held roles at multiple financial institutions including Compass Capital Fund Management, Bear, Stearns & Co., and Dean Witter Reynolds. Mr. Witter serves as President of the Dean Witter Foundation and as an Advisor to American Research Capital. Mr. Witter received his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.