Board of Directors

Michael O’Malley, Director

Mr. O’Malley is a General Partner of Inflection Point Ventures in Wellesley MA. He previously managed the venture capital investment program of MDT Advisers, Inc., in Cambridge, MA. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the senior investment team at Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), Boston, MA. Mr. O’Malley earned a J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law, an M.B.A. from Babson College, and a Bachelor’s degree from Colby College. Mr. O’Malley serves on numerous boards of portfolio companies.

Mike Powell, Director

Mike has over 25 years of experience in financial markets. Until 2008, he was Global Head of Markets at HSBC, where he ran all Trading, Sales and Origination for one of the largest banks in the world. This position covered over 80 countries with more than 3500 staff globally and revenues in excess of $8 billion. Mike was made a Group General Manager of HSBC in 2006; one of the Top 50 senior executive positions in HSBC. After leaving HSBC Mike acted as a consultant to a wide range of contacts; advising HSBC on their investments in Hedge Funds and Hedge Fund startups and sitting on HSBC’s Principal Investment Committee as a non-executive advisor for 18 months. Mike has a strong interest in technology. In 2008 Mike established Thematic Capital Partners which has invested in technology and web based companies. He has a strong interest in bringing technology to the financial markets, in particular the application of social networks, trading systems and IT solutions for Hedge Funds. Currently Mike is a non-executive director of Jadwa, a Saudi based investment bank and chairs their investment committee. Mike is a director of PCE Investors a London based Hedge Fund and Chairman of Thematic Networks. Mike has an MBA from Henley Business School. He lives in London.

Dmitry Shashkov, Ph. D., Director

Dmitry joined the company in February 2018 after 25-year career in advanced materials. Prior to Exogenesis, he was the President and CEO of H. C. Starck Fabricated Products, a leading global manufacturer of refractory metals serving aerospace, defense, medical, electronic and industrial markets. Dmitry also served in business development and business management roles at Honeywell Specialty Materials, a $5 billion division of Honeywell, focusing on semiconductor and photovoltaic markets. Prior to Honeywell, he worked at McKinsey & Company, serving clients in chemical, pharmaceutical, and telecommunication industries on topics of strategy, growth and business building.


Allen Kirkpatrick, Director

Prior to joining Exogenesis in 2007, Allen had 40 years of experience in development and application of ion beam techniques for processing materials. He founded Epion Corp. which commercialized GCIB and was acquired in 2000 by JDS Uniphase Corp. Mr. Kirkpatrick subsequently reacquired GCIB rights for semiconductor applications and rebuilt Epion which was then acquired by Tokyo Electron in 2006. He was Chief Scientist of the Ion Beam Systems Division and General Manager of the Ion Materials Systems Division of Eaton Semiconductor Equipment Division, Manager of the Solid State Division of Spire Corp., and a Manager of ion implantation technology development at Ion Physics Corp.