Mr. Swirsky serves as Fibrocell’s Chairman of the Board. He has served as a member of our Board since March 2013. Since 2013, Mr. Swirsky has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GenVec, Inc. and also serves as a member of GenVec’s board of directors. From 2006 through 2014, Mr. Swirsky served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary of GenVec, Inc. Prior to joining GenVec, Inc. in September 2006, Mr. Swirsky worked at Stifel Nicolaus where he served as a Managing Director and the Head of Life Sciences Investment Banking. Mr. Swirsky previously held investment banking positions at UBS, PaineWebber, Morgan Stanley, and Legg Mason. His experience also includes positions in public accounting and consulting. Mr. Swirsky served as a member of the board of directors of PolyMedix, Inc. until March 2013. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Swirsky is a Certified Public Accountant and a CFA charterholder.
Our Board concluded that Mr. Swirsky should serve as a member of our Board because of his distinguished career in financial services and corporate management, including his investment banking experience and his experience serving as the principal executive officer and principal financial officer of GenVec.
Mr. Kirk has served as a member of our Board since October 2012. Mr. Kirk is a Managing Director of Third Security, LLC, where he has worked since the firm’s inception with several portfolio companies of its managed investment funds. He is also involved with the oversight of Third Security, LLC’s internal operations. Mr. Kirk was a member of the board of directors of AmpliPhi Biosciences Corporation (NYSE: APHB) from June 2013 to April 2015. Since August 2010, he has served on the board of the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance. From October 2006 until December 2011, he served as a member of the board of directors of IntelliMat, Inc. and as Co-Chairman of its board of directors between September 2008 and December 2011. From September 2005 until December 2011, Mr. Kirk served as President of Harvest Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Kirk also served as Chairman of the board of managers of ECDS, LLC from June 2008 until March 2010. Mr. Kirk graduated as an Echols Scholar from the University of Virginia. Our Board concluded that Mr. Kirk should serve as a member of our Board because of his extensive operating and board experience, his experience as the president of Harvest Pharmaceuticals, as well as his responsibilities at Third Security, LLC encompassing corporate oversight of internal operations.
Mr. Maslowski has served as a member of our Board since December 2016. Mr. Maslowski is Fibrocell’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Scientific Affairs, with oversight of research and development, clinical and regulatory affairs. Previously, he was Vice President of Operations with responsibility for manufacturing and quality operations. Prior to joining Fibrocell, Mr. Maslowski held various positions at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Pfizer, Inc.), eventually serving as Quality Assurance Manager. Prior to joining Wyeth, Mr. Maslowski held various positions with Merck & Co. and Teva. Mr. Maslowski earned a B.S. in Biology from the Ursinus College and an M.S. in Biology from Villanova University.
Mr. Mazur has served as a member of our Board since April 2010. Mr. Mazur currently serves as an advisor to Brightwood Capital Advisors, an investment fund. From October 2006 until December 2009, Mr. Mazur served as the Chief Executive Officer of Brevan Howard U.S. Asset Management, the U.S. arm of London-based Brevan Howard. Mr. Mazur founded Ambassador Capital Group, a privately held investment and advisory entity providing capital, business development and strategic planning advice to companies in the healthcare, financial services and real estate fields. He has served on a number of private company boards in the wellness, population health and medical device fields. Mr. Mazur received his B.A. in political science from Columbia University and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. Our Board concluded that Mr. Mazur should serve as a member of our Board because of his senior executive level experience in finance, healthcare consulting and business strategy, as well as his previous board experience.
Mr. Moore has served as a member of our Board since September 2009. He has 30 years of experience in a wide range of roles within the banking industry. From March 2009 to late 2010, Mr. Moore served as the consultant sales director for the UK-based Seaborne Group, developing its business in building constructions from converting shipping sea containers. From July 2008 to September 2010, Mr. Moore was a director of Acorn Cultural Developments Limited which developed a social networking site. Between June 2004 and May 2008, Mr. Moore was a senior advisor with Exit Strategy Planning, dealing with the sale of businesses. Currently, he runs his own consulting business providing expertise and mentoring to owners of small and medium-sized enterprises. Mr. Moore holds a London University Degree in Geography and Pure Mathematics. Our Board concluded that Mr. Moore should serve as a member of our Board because of his extensive experience as both a consultant and operating executive, as well as his familiarity with corporate governance, strategic business development and delivery and human resources.
Mr. Smith has served as a member of our Board since October 2012. Mr. Smith joined Third Security, LLC upon its inception and has since been principally responsible for legal matters and transaction execution. From August 1996 to April 2004, Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and member of the board of directors of New River Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Smith received his B.B.A. and his J.D. from the University of Georgia. Our Board concluded that Mr. Smith should serve as a member of our Board because of his extensive experience in the life sciences and health care fields having served at New River Pharmaceuticals and his active role as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Third Security.
Ms. St.Clare has served as a member of our Board since February 2013. Ms. St.Clare completed a 35-year career with KPMG LLP, where she served a four-year term on the firm’s board of directors and chaired the board’s audit and finance committee. As an Audit Partner, she served as the engagement partner for some of KPMG’s largest clients. She then assumed the position of Advisory Partner for the firm’s Advisory Practice focusing on the internal audit, risk and compliance practice. Concurrently, she was the Partner-in-Charge of the Southeast Consumer Markets practice. She served on the board of directors of Polymer Group, Inc. and as the chair of its audit committee for approximately three years, until Polymer Group was sold in October 2015. She currently serves on the board of directors of AquaBounty Technologies, Inc., and as the chair of its audit committee and a member of its compensation committee. She recently served on advisory boards of Houlihan Lokey, a midsize global, advisory-focused investment bank, Women Corporate Directors, and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Ms. St.Clare earned a B.S. in Accounting from California State University at Long Beach. Our Board concluded that Ms. St.Clare should serve as a member of our Board because of her deep and broad level of expertise in financial accounting and reporting matters as a former Audit Partner at KPMG, and her board experience.