Management Team

Michael W. Nall

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Nall has more than 25 years of healthcare sales and marketing experience, most recently serving at Clarient Diagnostic Services, Inc. Prior to joining Clarient, Mr. Nall served in the diagnostic and medical device industries in various commercial leadership roles for companies including Impath, American Cyanamid, Maquet Surgical, Strato Medical, Horizon Medical Products and Columbia Vital Systems.

Mr. Nall received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Missouri State University (now known as the University of Central Missouri).

Tim Kennedy

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations

Mr. Kennedy brings more than 30 years of financial and operational leadership experience, including over 25 years in the clinical diagnostics industry. Most recently, Mr. Kennedy served as Chief Financial Officer of Millennium Health, a privately held leading urine drug testing and pharmacogenetics laboratory company. Prior to Millennium, he held various leadership positions at leading companies, such as PLUS Diagnostics, Diagnostic Imaging Management and National Health Laboratories (presently known as LabCorp).

Mr. Kennedy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business – Accounting/Information Technology from Keane University.

Michael C. Dugan, M.D.

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director

Dr. Dugan leads our clinical strategic development as CMO and oversees our CAP accredited CLIA clinical laboratory as Medical Director. He is an experienced physician and biotech executive who has directed several major commercial reference laboratories and helped launch numerous novel molecular diagnostic assays and platforms used in oncology, infectious disease and public health applications such as cancer screening, monitoring, diagnosis and therapy selection. Dr. Dugan has held leadership positions with Clinical Genomics, Exact Sciences, Genzyme Genetics (acquired by LabCorp), Quest Diagnostics (including acquired companies AmeriPath and Specialty Laboratories), and UCLA.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.S. Biology) and University of Arizona College of Medicine (M.D.), he completed his post-graduate medical education in anatomic pathology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and continued training in pathology and laboratory medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and UCLA. He is board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

Michael W. Brown

General Counsel, Compliance and Privacy Officer

Mr. Brown has more than 20 years of experience in providing legal, compliance and privacy advice to healthcare companies, with the last 9 years focused in the oncology laboratory area. Mr. Brown has served as senior counsel in various companies such as GE Healthcare Company, Edwards Lifescience (medical device), Tenet HealthSystems (hospitals), InSight Health Services Corp. (diagnostic imaging) and Apria Healthcare (home respiratory and infusion). In addition, Mr. Brown has been created and implemented multiple compliance and privacy programs, both national and international, and resolving governmental investigations with the Office of Inspector General, Office of Civil Rights and other governmental entities. He is a national speaker on healthcare, compliance, privacy and corruption and served on the Medical Device and Diagnostic Compliance Committee for AdvaMed revising the Code of Ethics for the medical device industry.

Mr. Brown received his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in Political Science from California State University at Fullerton.

Michael Terry

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

A seasoned veteran in the molecular diagnostics and liquid biopsy industries, Mr. Terry has vast leadership experience managing large and small commercial teams. Prior to Biocept, he served as Executive Vice President of Sequenom, Inc., and more recently Trovagene, Inc. He also has held leadership positions at GE Healthcare’s Marquette Medical division, Lumenis Ltd, Aspect Medical Systems Inc. and Ligand Diagnostics.

Mr. Terry earned a BS in Economics and Business from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Deirdre Goehler

Senior Director of Managed Care Strategies

Deirdre “Dede” Goehler has more than 27 years of experience in the medical and healthcare fields, acquired and cultivated through progressive positions at GenomeDX, Oxford Immunotech, Plus Diagnostics, Neogenomics, US Labs, Urocor, and Coram Health Care.  Dede has built a strong career by creating successful approaches to secure positive medical policies for proprietary tests that were once considered experimental, investigational, or not medically necessary. She has developed successful appeals processes, obtained payments for previously denied claims, and built an extensive network of contacts within the healthcare industry.

Dede’s clinical training, managerial experience and leadership skills have helped develop her philosophy that the best interests of the client should always come first.

Gary Marchetti

Senior Director, People and Culture / Facilities

Mr. Marchetti brings more than 30 years of human resources and business management leadership experience to Biocept. Most recently, Mr. Marchetti served as a Senior HR Business Partner at Genentech. He also brings to Biocept diverse HR experience, including Manager of Organization Learning and Development at Starwood Hotel and Resorts, HR Manager with The Walt Disney Company, Director of Technical Services at Perimeter Church, and CEO of Gamy and Ary, Inc. a boutique construction firm.

Mr. Marchetti holds an MS in Organizational Behavior and BS in Business Administration, Management, and Operations from Golden Gate University.

Brenda Tang

Senior Director, Marketing

Ms. Tang brings 20 years of global marketing and commercial experience in medical device, diagnostics and biotech industries. She recently worked at GE Healthcare for 8 years in various service marketing businesses including imaging, ultrasound, life care solutions and Clarient. Prior to that she held product marketing leadership roles at Novartis Diagnostics and years of service at Abbott in the diagnostic business segment including immunoassay, transfusion, molecular, point-of-care and diabetes.

Brenda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Arizona State University.

Antonio Paternostro

Senior Director, National Sales

Mr. Paternostro brings over 15 years of Sales leadership experience in the clinical diagnostics, anatomic pathology, and biotechnology industries. Mr. Paternostro served multiple commercial leadership positions at PLUS DX, Miraca Life Sciences and most recently GenomeDx Biosciences (now Decipher Biosciences). Mr. Paternostro holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Secondary Education from Central Connecticut State University.

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