Precigen Appoints Harry Thomasian Jr. as Chief Financial Officer
GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Precigen, Inc. (Nasdaq: PGEN), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of innovative gene and cell therapies to improve the lives of patients, today announced the appointment of Harry Thomasian Jr. as the Company's chief financial officer (CFO), effective October 18, 2021. Mr. Thomasian will oversee the Company's corporate financial strategy and planning, and provide a critically important strategic perspective to business development, licensing, and corporate financing initiatives. Mr. Thomasian will report to Precigen's President and CEO, Helen Sabzevari, PhD, and will join Precigen's leadership team, which directs Precigen strategy, planning and operations.
Mr. Thomasian is a global finance leader with over 35 years of international business experience in equity and debt financings, P&L management and business operations, regulatory compliance and generally accepted accounting principles, SEC filings and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Prior to Precigen, Mr. Thomasian was with EY (formerly Ernst & Young LLP), one of the world's largest global professional services firms. He most recently served as Senior Client Services Partner and the Baltimore Office Growth Markets Leader for the life sciences industry and Senior Partner in EY's Capital Markets Center in Tokyo as well as other various global, area and local leadership positions. Mr. Thomasian earned a BS in Accountancy from Bentley University and completed the Ernst & Young Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Mr. Thomasian is licensed as a certified public accountant by the State Boards of Accountancy in Maryland, North Carolina, Washington, DC and Virginia.
"Precigen continues to build a high-performing and seasoned executive team—each with an entrepreneurial mindset, a deep passion for helping patients and who are excited to embrace and execute our mission. Given our progress as a company, we were fortunate to have a lot of interest in the CFO position and an impressive set of candidates to consider," said Helen Sabzevari, PhD, President and CEO of Precigen. "Harry is a big picture thinker who is hands-on with a proven track record. He emerged as the right candidate given his financial acumen, global capital markets experience and extensive track record in the biotechnology industry."
"After meeting with Helen and the team, I was thoroughly impressed with everyone's drive and sense of purpose," Mr. Thomasian said. "The Precigen team is laser focused on success and this is an exciting time to join the company given the many milestones ahead. I look forward to working with Helen and the leadership team to maximize the company's fiscal strength and drive value for our stakeholders."
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