SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Invitae (NYSE: NVTA), a leading medical genetics company, today announced the appointment of finance veteran Ana Schrank as the Company's chief financial officer (CFO), effective October 2. Robert Dickey, who has been the Company's interim CFO since August 2023, will transition to a consulting role for the Company and will work closely with Ms. Schrank and the leadership team to ensure a smooth transition.
"We're excited to welcome Ana to our Invitae team. Her track record of driving growth, transforming businesses and building high performing teams are a great fit for our needs now and into the future," said Ken Knight, president and chief executive officer of Invitae. "Ana brings financial and leadership experience with healthcare companies across different stages of growth, and will be a tremendous asset to Invitae as we continue our focus on profitable growth, operational excellence, innovation and investment in our future."
With more than 25 years in finance, Ana brings a wealth of experience to Invitae including budget and long-range planning, operational transformation, equity fundraising, debt restructuring, internal audit and risk controls as well as board and investor relations. Most recently, Ms. Schrank served as CFO for Truepill, Inc., a digital health platform powering pharmacy experiences that patients interact with every day, where she led finance, accounting and human resources. From 2020 to 2022, she served as CFO at Collective Health, a third-party administrator integrating plan administration, navigation and advocacy, leading all finance functions as well as strategy, customer analytics and actuarial. Earlier in her career, she spent more than 20 years at McKesson Corporation where she held leadership roles that touched many aspects of a public company's finance function including as senior vice president and chief audit executive, CFO of a technology business unit, and head of investor relations. Ms. Schrank holds an MBA in finance from Fordham University and a BA in English literature from the College of William & Mary.
"I'm looking forward to joining Invitae and using my passion for patients and broad financial background to focus on identifying durable paths for profitable growth in support of Invitae's mission to bring comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine," said Ms. Schrank.
Pursuant to her hiring as the Company's CFO, Invitae is granting 850,000 restricted stock units ("RSUs") to Ms. Schrank under Invitae's 2015 Stock Incentive Plan (the "2015 Plan"), which will be amended and restated to add 850,000 shares of Invitae common stock to a pool of shares under the 2015 Plan which is to be used exclusively for the grant of inducement awards in compliance with New York Stock Exchange Rule 303A.08 ("Rule 303A.08"). The RSUs, which are subject to approval by Invitae's Board of Directors, are being granted as an inducement material to Ms. Schrank's agreement to be employed with Invitae in reliance on the employment inducement exemption under Rule 303A.08. One-third of the RSUs will vest on each of the first three anniversaries of November 15, 2023, subject to Ms. Schrank's continued service as an employee of Invitae through the applicable vesting dates. The grant of the RSUs is subject to the terms and conditions of the 2015 Plan and the applicable form of stock award agreement.
Invitae (NYSE: NVTA) is a leading medical genetics company trusted by millions of patients and their providers to deliver timely genetic information using digital technology. We aim to provide accurate and actionable answers to strengthen medical decision-making for individuals and their families. Invitae's genetics experts apply a rigorous approach to data and research, serving as the foundation of their mission to bring comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people.
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