Executive Officers & Board of Directors

James McCullough - Chief Executive Officer and Director

James McCullough has served as our co-founder and Chief Executive Officer since our inception. Mr. McCullough has leadership experience building emerging technology companies in both the public and private sectors with specific expertise in the life-sciences industry. From 2008 to 2014, he served as chief executive officer of Exosome Diagnostics Inc., a venture backed personalized medicine company developing non-invasive liquid biopsy diagnostics in cancer that was acquired by Bio-Techne Corporation in 2018. Since 2014, Mr. McCullough has also served as a managing partner of Renwick Capital, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in assisting emerging healthcare technology companies with strategic planning and business execution. He received his B.A. from Boston University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Fergus Fleming - Chief Technology Officer and Director

Fergus Fleming has served as Renalytix’s Chief Technical Officer since its inception. Fergus has over 25 years’ experience in the life sciences sector, including leadership positions with Baxter Healthcare, Boston Scientific, Trinity Biotech plc, and EKF Diagnostics. Fergus has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of interventional medical devices, digital health solutions, in vitro diagnostics instruments and reagents, and electromechanical devices. He has extensive experience managing global projects, including clinical research collaborations, product development, acquisitions, and manufacturing site transfers.

Howard Doran - President

Howard Doran was appointed President in April 2024 after previously serving as Chief Business Officer of Renalytix since September 1, 2023. Prior to joining Renalytix, Mr. Doran served as LipoScience, Inc's President and Chief Executive Officer until successful completion of LabCorp’s acquisition of the company in November 2014. Preceding LipoScience, Mr. Doran was President and Chief Operating Officer of Constitution Medical, Inc., an early-stage in vitro diagnostics company and developer of the Bloodhound Fully Integrated Hematology System, which was acquired by Roche Diagnostics, Inc. in July 2013. Prior to Constitution Medical, Mr. Doran was a member of the senior executive team of Hologic, Inc. and served as President of Hologic's Global Diagnostics business. Mr. Doran joined the senior management team of Hologic in 2007 at the time of Hologic's acquisition of Cytyc Corporation, where he had been serving as Senior Vice President and Business Unit Director of Cytyc’s $500 million in vitro diagnostics business. From 1997 through 2007, he was a key member of the management team of Cytyc Corporation during Cytyc’s dramatic growth, serving in a number of senior commercial roles of increasing responsibility including physician sales and marketing, managed care initiatives and laboratory sales and marketing. Mr. Doran holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Michael J. Donovan, Ph.D., M.D. - Chief Medical Officer

Michael J. Donovan, Ph.D., M.D. has served as our Chief Medical Officer since our inception. Since November 2011, Donovan has also served as a Professor of Experimental Pathology and Director of the Biorepository and Pathology core at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In addition to an academic career at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Donovan has over 20 years’ experience in the biotechnology industry, serving in various senior management roles at Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Incyte Pharmaceuticals. He most recently served as Chief Clinical Officer of Vigilant Biosciences, Inc., Chief Medical Officer of MetaStat, Inc. and Chief Medical Officer of Exosome Diagnostics, Inc. Dr. Donovan received a B.S. in Zoology, an M.S. in Endocrinology and a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Rutgers University. He received his M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Daniel J. Levangie - Non-Executive Director

Daniel J. Levangie was appointed to the Company’s board of directors in August 2021. He is an experienced executive and long-serving board director in the diagnostics and medical devices industry. Mr. Levangie is co-founder and manager of ATON Partners, a private investment firm, and president and CEO of CereVasc, LLC, a medical device company. He has also served on the board of directors of Exact Sciences Corporation since 2010. From 2013 through January 2017, Mr. Levangie served as president of Insulet Drug Delivery Systems and served as a lead director of Insulet Corporation. From 2011 through 2013, Mr. Levangie was chief executive officer of Dune Medical Devices, Inc., and co-founder and managing partner of Constitution Medical Investors, Inc., a Boston-based private investment and product development firm acquired by Roche Diagnostics Corporation in 2013. Previously, he held executive management positions with Cytyc Corporation including executive vice president and chief operating officer, chief executive officer and president until the acquisition of Cytyc by Hologic, in 2007. He served on the board of Hologic from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Levangie holds a B.S. in Pharmacy from Northeastern University.

Erik Lium, Ph.D. - Non-Executive Director

Erik Lium, Ph.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2018. Since March 2014, Dr. Lium has served in various roles at Mount Sinai, where he is currently the president of Mount Sinai Innovation Partners, and the executive vice president and chief commercial innovation officer of the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Lium represents Mount Sinai on several private company boards and previously served as a member of the investment review committee for the Accelerate NY Seed Fund. Dr. Lium also serves as chairman of the board of managers of Kantaro. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Lium served as the assistant vice chancellor of Innovation, Technology & Alliances at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the UCSF principal investigator for the Bay Area National Science Foundation I-Corps node, and assistant vice chancellor of Research. Dr. Lium served as president of LabVelocity Inc. prior to its acquisition in 2004. He pursued postdoctoral research at UCSF in the laboratory of J. Michael Bishop, M.D., earned a Ph.D. from the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular and Biophysical Studies at Columbia University in the laboratory of Dr. Saul J. Silverstein, and holds a B.S. in Biology from Gonzaga University.

Christopher Mills - Non-Executive Chairman

Christopher Mills has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception. Mr. Mills founded Harwood Capital Management in 2011, a successor from its former parent company J.O. Hambro Capital Management, which he co-founded in 1993. He is chief executive officer and investment manager of North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and chairman and chief executive officer of Harwood Capital Management Ltd. Mr. Mills currently serves on the board of a number of public companies, including EKF Diagnostics plc, Sureserve Group plc, Augean plc and MJ Gleeson plc. Mr. Mills received a B.A. in Business Studies from Guildhall University.

Catherine Coste - Non-Executive Director

Catherine Coste was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in June 2023. Ms. Coste retired from Deloitte and Touche LLP (“Deloitte”) in 2020, where she was a Senior Partner, and served as one of Deloitte’s Life Sciences industry executive leaders. She spent 32 years in both corporate and professional services positions leading global finance, internal audit, and operations teams. During her career at Deloitte, Ms. Coste was directly involved with over 30 life science corporations, the majority of which were large-cap and medium-cap public corporations. She also serves as a Director at both Minerva Surgical, Inc., where she is Chair of the Audit Committee and a Member of the Compensation Committee, and Biomerica, Inc., where she is Chair of the Audit Committee, and serves on both the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Coste’s experience includes, but is not limited to, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, corporate risk analysis and management, cyber risk assessment, fraud prevention, IT systems analysis and upgrades, internal controls, and corporate governance. She is a Certified Public Accountant, who earned her B.A. in business administration, accounting, from California State University, Hayward.

Salim Hamir - Company Secretary

Salim Hamir is a Chartered Accountant with leadership experience in a number of companies. Salim has played instrumental roles in the public listings of Renalytix, Verici Dx and Trellus Health and serves as Company Secretary for all these companies. Salim has also provided his services to EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc since 2011 serving in various capacities, including Company Secretary and Head of Corporate Affairs dealing in all matters in respect to M&A, investor relations and governance. Salim also served as Chief Financial Officer for Trellus Health. Salim has extensive experience providing strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, fundraising and AIM listings, cost reduction, tax planning, and implementation of new systems and processes. Prior to these roles, Mr. Hamir served as the Finance Director for Quotient Diagnostics and the Wilton Group.

Joel Jung - Interim Chief Financial Officer

Joel Jung was appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer in May 2024 and previously, Mr. Jung served as Chief Financial Officer at Minerva Surgical, Inc. from July 2020 to February 2024. Mr. Jung served as a financial consultant to several life sciences companies from October 2018 to July 2020. From October 2018 to June 2019, Mr. Jung held various positions at uBiome, Inc., including as Chief Financial Officer from March 2019 to June 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Jung served as the Chief Financial Officer for four companies including Counsyl, Inc. (acquired by Myriad Genetics, Inc.), Bionano Genomics, Inc., AgraQuest, Inc. (acquired by Bayer CropScience), and Celera Corporation. Mr. Jung holds a B.S. Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.