Rodney Varner, Executive Chairman
Mr. Varner has more than thirty-three (33) years of legal experience with large and small law firms, and as outside general counsel of a NASDAQ traded company. Rodney represents for-profit and non-profit companies at the Board of Directors or senior management levels in a wide variety of contractual, business, tax and securities matters, including technology transfers, licensing, collaboration and research agreements, clinical trial contracts, pharmaceutical and biologics manufacturing and process development contracts, state and federal grants, including NIH and SBA grants, corporate governance and fiduciary issues, and real estate matters. Rodney serves as counsel in company formation, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, other business transactions, protection of trade secrets and other intellectual property, real estate, and business litigation.
Rodney is a member of the State Bar of Texas and has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit and the United States Tax Court. He is a registered securities representative and owner of a company that is a licensed securities broker-dealer. He maintains Series 7, 24, 63, and 79 securities registrations.
Rodney is a member of the Board of Directors of Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI), and serves as its General Counsel. He is also a founder and member of the Board of Directors of Texas Medical Device Alliance.
Rodney is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1978); and Texas A & M University (BBA, with high honors, 1976.)