In this section, you will see some background and information on our first three recommendations for Board positions for my slate of directors at the upcoming annual meeting. If there are more than three directors up for election at the upcoming annual meeting, you may see recommendations on additional Board members that we will nominate for the annual meeting.

Our proposed Board members all have specific experience and talent to bring to the MiMedx Board. I believe that the first three individuals—myself, Shawn George and David Furstenberg—are not only well qualified candidates but already understand the majority of the legal issues and accounting issues that this Company has been facing. The current Board has made numerous decisions, that, in our opinion, have been devastating to the Company. We believe a thorough review of those decisions is necessary and Dave, Shawn and myself have the skills, background and dedication to bring about the right change to MiMedx. As long-standing shareholders of MiMedx, we care about this Company, its shareholders, its employees and its impact on the healthcare industry.

The three individuals on this slate are all shareholders who have held their shares for an extended period of time. They are also very informed on the Company’s activities, and will be very focused on having explanations provided to them, and where possible, to shareholders on why numerous decisions have been made. Hopefully, with their oversight and advice, some of these devastating decisions can be changed, and the Company’s continual deterioration stopped.

Parker H. "Pete" Petit

Parker H. “Pete” Petit is the current President of the Petit Group and the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of MiMedx. During Pete’s tenure as head of MiMedx, MiMedx grew from a start up to the 5th fastest growing public company in 2017 according to Fortune magazine. Prior to Pete’s roles beginning in 2009 as Chairman and CEO of MiMedx, he was the Chairman and CEO of Matria Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: MATR) from 1996 until it was sold in May 2008. Before then, Pete founded his own company, Healthdyne, Inc., in 1971 which grew to become three different public companies. Pete received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and his Master of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his M.B.A. in Finance from Georgia State University.

David J. Furstenberg

David J. Furstenberg is the former Director of Taxes at Pulte Home Corporation, a Fortune 500 publicly traded homebuilder, a position he held from 1997 until his retirement in 2016. In his position, David led the federal, state and international tax research and planning functions as well as advised and partnered with executive management and multiple departments on tax matters related to M&A and other strategic initiatives. David is a certified public accountant and attorney and a member of the Michigan Association of CPAs and the State Bar of Michigan. David received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and his B.A. in Accounting from Michigan State University.

Shawn P. George

Shawn P. George is a Partner at George & Lorensen, PLLC, a position he has held since the firm was founded in 1991. Shawn’s practice has spanned over thirty-seven years and includes both plaintiff and defense side representation in complex civil litigation and commercial matters. Shawn serves regularly as a counsel and consultant to businesses on a variety of corporate issues, including multi-forum litigation and risk related management, as well as an arbitrator or meditator in complex, multi-party business or commercial transactions and disputes. Shawn is recognized as a West Virginia Super Lawyer. Shawn received his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law and his B.A. in Government from Hamilton College.