Elisha W. Finney was appointed to the NanoString Board of Directors and to the Audit Committee in May of 2017. Ms. Finney retired in May 2017 from her position as the Executive Vice President and CFO of Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) of Palo Alto, California. At Varian, her management responsibilities included corporate accounting; corporate communications and investor relations; internal audit; risk management; tax and treasury, and corporate information systems. Ms. Finney was named vice president, finance and CFO of Varian Medical Systems in April, 1999, Senior Vice President and CFO in 2005 and Executive Vice President and CFO in 2012. She joined Varian as risk manager in 1988. Prior to joining Varian, Ms. Finney was with the Fox Group in Foster City, California and Beatrice Foods in Chicago, Illinois. She holds a BA degree in risk management and insurance from the University of Georgia as well as an MBA degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Ms. Finney currently serves on the board of directors at ICU Medical (NASDAQ: ICUI) and iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT), and she previously served as a board member at Altera Corporation, Thoratec and Laserscope.