Form 8-K





Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 2, 2012




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Nevada   001-34632   88-0313393

(State of other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

225 Broadway, Suite 430

San Diego, California 92101

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (619) 481-6800

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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On April 2, 2012, CryoPort, Inc. (the “Company”) named Steven Leatherman, 58, as the Company’s Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Leatherman has more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing, and operations management in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Leatherman was Vice President of Global Surgical Supplies for Ansell Sandel Medical Solutions. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Leatherman served as President of Sandel Medical Industries, a leader in healthcare safety solutions. From 2007 to 2008, he was general manager of Microflex, a division of BarrierSafe Solutions. Prior to that, he held several senior positions, including Director of Marketing for Bausch & Lomb, Surgical Division; Vice President of Marketing for Carl Zeiss Surgical, Inc.; Vice President, International Marketing for Terumo Heart, Inc.; and US Director of Marketing at Biotronik. Mr. Leatherman has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Nevada, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Mr. Leatherman will be paid an annual base salary of $235,000 and he will be eligible for an incentive bonus targeted at 30% of his annual base salary. Additionally, on April 2, 2012, Mr. Leatherman was granted (i) an option to purchase 150,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.62 per share, which was the closing price of the Company’s common stock on April 2, 2012, subject to vesting over four years, with 18,750 shares vesting on each six (6) month anniversary of the date of grant, and (ii) an option to purchase 100,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.62 per share vesting as to: (a) 50,000 shares of common stock at such time as the Company achieves 5,000 shipments per month and (b) 50,000 shares of common stock at such time as the Company achieves six-months of sustainable positive cash flow as determined by the Company’s Board of Directors.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: April 6, 2012     By:  

/s/ Robert S. Stefanovich

      Robert S. Stefanovich
      Chief Financial Officer