Joel Kanter currently serves as 20/20 Genesystems’ Chairman of the Board and President of Windy City, Inc., a privately held investment firm, since July 1986. From 1989 to November 1999, Mr. Kanter also served as the President, and subsequently as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Walnut Financial Services, Inc., a publicly traded company (Nasdaq National Market: WNUT). Walnut Financial’s primary business focus was the provision of different forms of financing to small business, by providing equity financing to start-up and early stage development companies, providing bridge financing to small and medium-sized companies, and providing later stage institutional financing to more mature enterprises. During its 15 year life, Walnut was a frequent early stage investor in the life sciences industry having participated in the first non-friends and family round for a number of companies including ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Cell Therapeutics, Omeros Pharmaceuticals, Pathogenesis, Texas Biotechnology, and VaxGen. Since the sale of Walnut in 1999, Mr. Kanter has been instrumental in the formation and financing of two Israeli life sciences companies, Prolor Biotech (PBTH: NYSE Amex) and Medgenics, Inc. (MEDG: NYSE Amex). Walnut also had substantial involvement with numerous companies that were built through acquisition in a variety of health care sectors including GranCare (GC:NYSE) which grew from $3 million in revenue in 1988 to $1.6 billion in 1997 when it was sold to Apollo; Encore Medical (ENMC: Nasdaq Global Market) which grew from $11 million in revenue in 1998 to $430 million in 2007 before its sale to Blackstone for $870 million; and I-Flow Corporation, which grew from a dead start-up in 1990 to over $150 million in revenue before its sale to Kimberly Clark in late-2009 for $325 million. Walnut itself was sold to Tower Hill Capital Group in 1999 in a transaction valued at approximately $400 million, and Mr. Kanter has continued to finance early stage health care companies as part of a Family Office. He serves on the Board of Directors of a number of private and public companies. In addition, Mr. Kanter is also a current Trustee Emeritus and past President of the Board of Trustees of The Langley School in McLean, Virginia, a former Trustee at the Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C., and a current Trustee of Union Institute & University. He is also the current Board Chair of the Black Student Fund, and serves on the Virginia Israel Advisory Board.