Dr. Pestell founded ProstaGene to rapidly bring to cancer patients the benefits of the prostate cancer testing and metastasis technologies discovered under his leadership at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. He is the inventor of record in the ProstaGene patents. He is leading ProstaGene as an active Board Chair, is directly engaged in the recruitment of a fulltime CEO and a Senior Licensing Executive, and will continue to provide Board Chair leadership in the future.
Dan W. Matthias is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wistar Institute and its Intellectual Property and Scientific Advisory Committees as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of Thomas Jefferson University and its Biotechnology Committee. He is the retired Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Mothers Work, Inc., a $500 million public company that manufactures and sells maternity apparel through over a thousand stores in the U.S. and Canada. (Since his retirement, the company’s name has been changed to Destination Maternity and it continues to be listed on NASDAQ, as DEST.)
Prior to Mothers Work, Mr. Matthias was involved in the computer and electronics industry. He was the President and Founder of a division of Exxon Corporation which designed and produced the first desk top word processor, and a Director of Zilog, an early micro-computer chip startup, for which he led initial funding. He is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology (BEE, MSEE) and Harvard Business School (MBA).