Mr. J. A. Paganelli
Mr. Paganelli has served as a director of OPKO since December 2003. Mr. Paganelli served as OPKO’s Interim Chief Executive Officer and secretary from June 29, 2005 through March 27, 2007, and Chairman of OPKO’s Board of Directors from December 2003 through March 27, 2007. Mr. Paganelli served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Transamerica Life Insurance Company of New York from 1992 to 1997. Since 1987, Mr. Paganelli has been a partner in RFG Associates, a financial planning organization. Mr. Paganelli is also the Managing Partner of Pharos Systems Partners, LLC, an investment company, and he is Chairman of the Board of Pharos Systems International, a software company. He was Vice President and Executive Vice President of PEG Capital Management, an investment advisory organization, from 1987 until 2000. From 1980 to January 2003, Mr. Paganelli was an officer and director-stockholder of Mike Barnard Chevrolet, Inc., an automobile dealership. Mr. Paganelli also serves as a director of Western New York Energy, LLC and is on the Board of Trustees of Paul Smith’s College. Mr. Paganelli previously served on the Board of Managers of Bridge Financial Services, LLC. With his significant experience in investment management and operations, Mr. Paganelli is able to add valuable expertise and insight to OPKO’s board on a wide range of operational and financial issues. As one of the longest tenured members of OPKO’s board, he also has substantial knowledge and familiarity regarding OPKO’s historical operations.