Mr. Brownlie comes to RXi after a distinguished career with Ernst & Young that spanned 36 years. During his tenure, he rapidly became one of the leading accounting specialists for life sciences companies of the greater New York area. For the last 20 years at Ernst & Young, he has held the position of Metro New York Area Life Sciences Industry Leader. Mr. Brownlie has extensive experience with SEC registration statements, initial public offerings and recurrent reporting. In his accounting career he has been involved in over 100 public offerings. Until 2010, when he retired from Ernst & Young, he was a member of Ernst & Young’s National Life Sciences Committee, and he is a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Brownlie is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Epicept and Soligenix, where in both companies he also is chairman of the Audit Committee.