Organovo (ONVO) Names Carolyn Beaver to Board

February 20, 2019 8:09 AM

Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONVO) today announced that its board of directors has appointed one new member. Ms. Carolyn Beaver, former Chief Financial Officer of Sequenom Inc., will join Organovo’s board, effective immediately. Ms. Beaver’s appointment increases the number of Organovo directors to nine.

“Carolyn brings significant audit and financial management expertise to our board,” said Taylor J. Crouch, CEO, Organovo. “Her senior leadership experience across the life sciences sector adds to the strength of our already outstanding board, and I look forward to tapping into her impressive skill set as we drive our lead program toward the clinic over the next two years.”

Ms. Carolyn Beaver has over 30 years of audit and financial management experience. She previously held several positions at Sequenom Inc., a life sciences testing company, including Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President from March 2015 to October 2016, Chief Financial Officer from June 2014 to March 2015 and Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from June 2012 to March 2015. Ms. Beaver was previously Corporate Vice President and Controller of Beckman Coulter, Inc., a biomedical laboratory instrument and test company, from August 2005 until June 2012, and was named Chief Accounting Officer in October 2005, a position she held until July 2011, following the acquisition of Beckman Coulter, Inc. by Danaher Corporation. She also served as interim Chief Financial Officer of Beckman Coulter from July 2006 through October 2006. Ms. Beaver was a director of Commerce National Bank, chair of its audit committee and a member of its asset/liability committee from 2005 until the bank was acquired in 2013. Ms. Beaver served as an audit partner with KPMG LLP from 1987 to 2002. She was named a director and member of the audit committee of MaxLinear, Inc., a high-performance broadband and networking semiconductor company, in December 2018. Ms. Beaver received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

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