Board of Directors


Rick Wagner, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, X-Chem

Rick Wagner, Ph.D., is the founder of X-Chem, Inc., X-Rx, Inc., and X-BODY Biosciences. Wagner currently serves as interim president and chief operating officer of X-Rx, and chief executive officer and president of X-Chem.


Judd Hartman

General Counsel, PPD

Judd Hartman joined PPD in 2001 and has served as its general counsel since that date. He is responsible for PPD’s global legal affairs and is a member of PPD’s executive management team. Hartman came to PPD from Anker Coal Group, Inc., in Morgantown, W.Va., where he served as vice president of legal affairs.


Robert J. Dow, MB ChB, FRCP (Edin)

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, PPD

Robert Dow is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at PPD. He leads the global product development organization, the global consulting group and the strategic client solutions group and is responsible for providing scientific and product development expertise to PPD clients and internal operational and business development teams.


Bhooshi DeSilva

Senior Vice President Corporate Development & Strategy, PPD

Bhooshi De Silva joined PPD as senior vice president of corporate development and strategy in 2014. In this role, he serves as a member of PPD’s executive leadership team, leading the corporate development and strategy functions and co-leading the company’s strategy and innovation governance committee.