Mr. French currently serves as Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. French is a founder and Managing Director of Santé Ventures, an investor in early stage life science and healthcare companies. Mr. French is the past President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ascension Health system and creator of the Ascension Health Ventures corporate fund. Immediately prior to founding Santé Ventures, Mr. French served as a healthcare Venture Partner with Austin Ventures. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of healthcare and a vast network of relationships, he is one of the most respected and recognized leaders in the industry. He is known as an innovative and creative leader, a successful risk taker, and superb developer of people and organizations. Mr. French serves on the board of Herman Miller (MLHR) and is a prior board member of Ascension Health, Catholic Healthcare West and the Catholic Healthcare Association. Mr. French holds a B.S. Degree from Trevecca Nazarene College in Nashville, Tennessee and a Masters in Hospital and Health Services Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.