Kevin T. Conroy was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Exact Sciences in April 2009. He also serves as a Director. In December 2005, he was appointed President and Chief Executive of Third Wave, and served in that position until the company's acquisition by Hologic in July 2008. He joined Third Wave in July 2004 and served as the company's general counsel until December 2005. Prior to joining Third Wave, Conroy served as Intellectual Property counsel at GE Healthcare. Before joining GE Healthcare, Conroy was Chief Operating Officer of two early stage, venture-backed technology companies in Northern California. Prior to those positions, he was an Intellectual Property litigator at two Chicago law firms: McDermott Will & Emery; and Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard and Geraldson, where he was a partner. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, as well as a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
David A. Thompson has served as Lead Independent Director since March 2014 and as Director since July 2010. Thompson retired from Abbott Laboratories in 1995, where he served for more than 30 years in a variety of corporate officer positions including corporate senior vice president and president of Abbott Laboratories Diagnostic Division. Thompson was previously chairman and lead independent director of Third Wave Technologies Inc. and lead director of St. Jude Medical Inc. Thompson received his B.S. from South Dakota State University.
Maneesh K. Arora has served as Exact’s chief operating officer since February 2012 and as a senior vice president since April 2009, when he joined the company. Mr. Arora also served as the company’s chief financial officer from April 2009 to August 2013. Prior to joining Exact, Mr. Arora worked for Third Wave Technologies Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, from 2003 until its acquisition by Hologic Inc. in July 2008. During his time at Third Wave, Mr. Arora was responsible for business strategy and commercial operations before being promoted to chief financial officer in January 2006. Mr. Arora earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University
Thomas D. Carey, age 51, has served as a director since April 2013. Mr. Carey has been a member at Spencer Stuart, a global executive search firm, since 2010, where he is responsible for leading the firm's global efforts in providing board services to companies within all segments of the healthcare market. Prior to Spencer Stuart, Mr. Carey was with Russell Reynolds Associates from 2001 to 2010 where he served as a Partner and Co-Head of the firm's Global Life Sciences Practice for the three years preceding his move to Spencer Stuart. Prior to entering the search industry, Mr. Carey served as an investment banker and then chief financial officer of both private and public healthcare and information technology companies. Mr. Carey earned a bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross and an MM degree in management policy from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Mr. Carey brings to the Board more than 20 years of broad life sciences industry expertise. His background in the executive search industry also provides the Board of Directors a valuable perspective with respect to key executive hires and other personnel-related matters.
Gov. James E. Doyle served two terms as governor of Wisconsin. Prior to his election in 2002, Gov. Doyle served three terms as Wisconsin’s attorney general. He also served as the district attorney of Dane County, Wisconsin and worked in private practice. He served in the Peace Corps and as an attorney in a federal legal services office on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Gov. Doyle earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a law degree from Harvard Law School. Gov. Doyle is of counsel at Foley & Lardner LLP, an international law firm, and a partner of Doyle & Boyce Strategies. He is a trustee of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit focused on national health issues.
Katherine Napier has been a Director since April 2009. She is a twenty-year veteran of Procter & Gamble, where from 1979 to 2002, she rose from Assistant Brand Manager to Vice President and General Manager of the company's North American pharmaceutical business. That business experienced unprecedented growth during her five-year tenure, which included the launch of the osteoporosis drug Actonel. Actonel grew to $1 billion in revenue more quickly than any of the company's other brands. Napier also served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at McDonald's Corp., where she led the company's reinvigoration of its business with women and families. She received her Bachelor's degree in economics and studio fine arts from Georgetown University, and earned an MBA in marketing and finance from Xavier University. Napier serves on the Board of Directors of the Alberto Culver Co., Catholic Health Care Partners, Xavier University, and the Board of Visitors of Wake Forest University Calloway School of Business. She was a Director of Mentor Corp. before its acquisition earlier this year by Johnson & Johnson, and of Third Wave Technologies Inc. until its acquisition by Hologic Inc. in 2008.