Board of Directors
Robert M. Di Scipio, President and CEO
Robert M. Di Scipio has 25 years experience in business development, sales management, corporate law, and finance including executive positions with biotechnology, software and technology companies. Prior to joining Aegis, Mr. Di Scipio served as Vice President, Business Development and Associate General Counsel, and was a member of the Executive Committee, at Martek Biosciences Corporation (MATK:NASDAQ). He was Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel and Secretary for OmegaTech, where as a member of the Executive Committee, he managed legal affairs, Asia/Pacific sales, the Gold Circle Farms consumer brand, intellectual property strategy and licensing, and negotiated the company's sale to Martek. Earlier in his career, Mr. Di Scipio was in the private practice of law and worked as a tax attorney with Coopers & Lybrand. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of ePals, Inc. (which licenses its safe email technology and digital literacy curriculum to the K-12 education market), and the Board of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. Mr. Di Scipio is also the founder of Skyland Capital LLC, a venture capital firm. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Pace University. He is a member of the bars of New York and Connecticut.
Mr. Leikert is the CEO of Future Capital AG which is based in Frankfurt. Future Capital AG invests in companies engaged in the life sciences, chemistry and information technology. The fund was founded in March 1999 at the initiative of the Hessen State Government and Hoechst AG (now Sanofi- Aventis Group) and acts as an independent venture. Christian serves on the board of Genomatix Software GmbH, IEP GmbH and Preventor GmbH. Mr. Leikert received his MBA from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.