LEXINGTON, Mass., Sept. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — iSpecimen Inc. (Nasdaq: ISPC), an online global marketplace that connects scientists in need of biospecimens for medical research with a network of healthcare specimen providers, announced today the immediate appointment of Tracy Curley as interim CEO, replacing current Chief Executive Officer and President, Christopher Ianelli. In addition to serving as interim CEO, Ms. Curley will remain CFO. The Board of Directors is currently reviewing the Company’s near- and long-term needs pertaining to the role of Chief Executive Officer.
On September 19, 2022, Dr. Ianelli gave the Board a notice of departure to vacate his positions as Chief Executive Officer and President, effective October 24, 2022, as a result of the non-renewal of his Executive Employment Agreement dated June 21, 2021. Pursuant to the mutual agreement of Dr. Ianelli and the Board, Dr. Ianelli vacated his positions as Chief Executive Officer and President on September 21, 2022.
On September 20, 2022, Jill Mullan gave the Board a notice of departure to vacate her position as Chief Operating Officer, effective October 24, 2022, as a result of the non-renewal of her Executive Employment Agreement dated June 21, 2021.
In order to assure a smooth transition, Dr. Ianelli and Ms. Mullan have both offered and agreed to continue to provide services as employees of iSpecimen through the termination of their employment with the Company on October 24, 2022. The Company is currently negotiating Separation Agreements with each of Dr. Ianelli and Ms. Mullan, which are expected to include the financial and other terms of each of their terminations as executive officers of the Company.
“First, allow me to extend our appreciation to Chris and Jill for their vision, guidance, and support. At the same time, I want to thank the current leadership team and everyone at iSpecimen for their dedication to achieving excellence. I also wish to convey the confidence the Board and I have in the team’s ability to successfully operate the business without missing a beat,” said Ms. Curley, Chief Financial Officer and interim-CEO. “We currently have several business initiatives underway that, over time, will further strengthen our leadership position and be transformational in the biospecimen procurement industry. Our business and balance sheet are strong, which is especially important during the current macroeconomic environment. Let us not forget the vital role iSpecimen serves in advancing breakthrough science and saving lives.”
iSpecimen (Nasdaq: ISPC) offers an online marketplace for human biospecimens, connecting scientists in commercial and non-profit organizations with healthcare providers that have access to patients and specimens needed for medical discovery. Proprietary, cloud-based technology enables scientists to intuitively search for specimens and patients across a federated partner network of hospitals, labs, biobanks, blood centers and other healthcare organizations. For more information, please visit www.ispecimen.com.