John A. Roberts, MBA
Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Roberts brings significant vision and operational and financial experience to CGI with a strong track record of disciplined growth, operational excellence, and shareholder value creation in multiple public and private equity backed healthcare technology and service companies including InfoLogix, AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, Clarient and, most recently, VirMedica. His professional background includes a deep understanding of clinical and healthcare billing, diagnostics, clinical operations, and healthcare-focused IT. In addition, Mr. Roberts is a long-standing board member, recent chairman and currently the chairman of the Fellows for the Drug Information Association (DIA), a neutral, global nonprofit association focused on advancing health care product development around the world by connecting stakeholders to interdisciplinary insights and innovation.
Mr. Roberts has a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine. He has served as a recognized thought leader and expert panelist for numerous publications and programs related to mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance in the healthcare industry.
Ralf Brandt, PhD
President, Discovery and Early Development
Dr. Brandt is the co-founder of vivoPharm | A CGI Company. He is a biochemist and cell biologist with over 15 years experience in research programs of experimental oncology. Furthermore, he has immense experience in in vivo pharmacology and anti-cancer drug profiling. He received his Licence (BSc in Biochemistry and Animal Physiology) in 1986, and his PhD (in Biochemistry) in 1991 from the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Dr. Brandt was employed at research positions at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, USA and at Schering AG, Germany. Since 1990, Dr. Brandt has been active in the field of preclinical oncology. He led the Tumour Biology program at Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland and established several transgenic mouse lines developing tumours under the control of oncogenes. During Dr. Brandt’s long career in the pharmaceutical industry he has acquired significant knowledge and expertise in leading business units and representation of services to the pre-clinical research market. Dr. Brandt is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Receptor Inc. in Toronto Canada and Propanc in Melbourne VIC, Australia.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Miles served the Company as a financial and accounting consultant since July 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Miles served as President and CFO of Catalytic Consulting LLC, a management advisory firm specializing in finance, accounting and operations, since 2015. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Miles conducted research and engaged in thought leadership and panel discussions, focusing on finance in the healthcare and non-profit industries. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Miles served as the Biopharma Controller for Developed Europe, Latin America and US Oncology at Pfizer. Prior to joining Pfizer, Mr. Miles served as Vice President - Global Expense Control and Analysis – Non-Personnel Expense at Lehman Brothers from 2006 to 2008. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Miles served in various finance and accounting roles with increasing responsibility at AT&T Mobility (formerly Cingular Wireless and BellSouth Mobility) from 1994 to 2006. Early in his career, Mr. Miles worked as an accountant at Grant Thornton (and a regional subscriber firm, Aldridge, Borden & Company, P.C.) from 1987 to 1994. Mr. Miles holds an MBA from Mercer University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama in Accounting. Mr. Miles is trained in Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt), is a CPA, and a member of FEI, AICPA, ACHE & HFMA.