Cancer Genetics Strengthens Management Team with Appointment of Michael McCartney as Chief Commercial Officer
Published on: Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 View all Media
Executive appointment underscores continued execution of new corporate strategy of expanding Biopharma and Discovery businesses
RUTHERFORD, N.J., June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cancer Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CGIX), a leader in enabling precision medicine for oncology through molecular markers and diagnostics, today announced the appointment Michael McCartney as the Company’s Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. McCartney will be responsible for developing and overseeing Cancer Genetics’ commercial strategy and spearheading the Company’s business development initiatives.
Mr. McCartney has more than 20 years of life sciences, diagnostic and lab services industry experience with senior level responsibilities in sales management, global marketing and business development. Prior to joining Cancer Genetics, Mr. McCartney served as the Chief Executive Officer at SciKon Innovation, Inc., an early-stage life science company, where he was responsible for guiding the company through fundraising activities as well as developing and executing an exit strategy for the company. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Michael served as Chief Operating Officer at SciKon, where he was responsible for developing the sales and marketing organizations, creating the overall sales process, strategic direction, as well as company and individual goals. Early in his career, Mr. McCartney held positions across multiple disciplines at BioAgilytix Labs, Roche, Siemens and Abbott.
Mr. McCartney holds a Master of Business Administration degree from LaSalle University in Philadelphia and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on finance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
“We are excited to welcome Michael to Cancer Genetics as we execute on our plans to transform the business to accelerate the path to profitability by expanding revenues in our Biopharma and Discovery businesses in the near term,” said John A. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Genetics. “Michael’s leadership and expertise in sales and marketing management and commercial strategy development will be instrumental in driving sustainable growth for our Company.”
“The team at Cancer Genetics’ is committed to leveraging its expertise in developing advanced assays and tests, especially in the immuno-oncology arena, to continue transforming cancer diagnosis and treatment, and empowering our biopharma partners’ development efforts,” said Mr. McCartney. “I am pleased to be a part of the team and look forward to building and executing commercial and business initiatives focused on bringing important new tests and services to biopharma and biotech companies that enhance the development of drugs designed to improve patient outcomes.”
ABOUT CANCER GENETICS
Cancer Genetics, Inc. is a leader in enabling precision medicine in oncology from bench to bedside through the use of oncology biomarkers and molecular testing. CGI is developing a global footprint with locations in the US, Australia and China. We have established strong clinical research collaborations with major cancer centers such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Keck School of Medicine at USC and the National Cancer Institute.
The Company offers a comprehensive range of laboratory services that provide critical genomic and biomarker information. Its state-of-the-art reference labs are CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited in the US and have licensure from several states including New York State.