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Steven Kemper, CPA, MBA
11099 N. Torrey Pines Road, Suite 100
La Jolla, CA 92037
Direct: 858 ###-###-####
Fax: 858 ###-###-####
August 12, 2019
DermTech (the Company) is pleased to offer you employment as Vice President of Finance. You will report directly to John Dobak, CEO at our facilities in San Diego, CA, subject to necessary business travel. The Company may change your position and duties as it deems necessary.
Your initial annual salary will be $300,000 (your Base Salary), less payroll deductions and all required withholdings. You will be paid semi-monthly and upon acceptance of this offer of employment, you will be eligible to be included in our medical/dental/vision coverage through Anthem (medical) and MetLife (dental and vision). These benefits are currently paid 90% by the Company for employees and 50% of the cost for dependent coverage, but is subject to change in the future. Depending on your elections, DermTech will pay all or a portion your benefits. DermTech also offers a 401(k) plan; the company does not match at this time.
The Company has agreed to grant you equity in the form(s) of an incentive stock option and/or restricted stock units (such stock option and/or restricted stock units together, the Equity Award), which will be provided to you following and subject to (i) the closing of the Companys proposed business combination with Constellation Alpha Capital Corp. and (ii) approval by the Companys board of directors, assuming your employment has commenced as of such time. The Equity Award will represent a number of shares of the Companys common stock equal to 1% of the Companys fully diluted capitalization as of the date of grant, and it will include vesting terms similar to the vesting terms set forth in equity awards previously granted to Company officers.
In addition, you will be eligible for a 20% bonus of your Base Salary that would be based upon corporate and individual goals that will be determined at a later date by the CEO and Board of Directors. You will also be eligible for 18 days Paid-time-off (PTO) each year, with a proportionate amount to accrue each pay period. In addition, you will be eligible for 5 additional paid time off compensation days that will not be part of your annual allowance. This is a full-time position and you will be expected to devote 100% of your working time to DermTech.
You will be required to complete our standard Employee Nondisclosure, Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement that will be sent to you shortly. This offer is contingent upon successful completion of a background and reference check. Your employment is at-will meaning either you or the company can terminate the employment at any time without notice.
Termination other than for cause, death or disability:
If the Company (or any parent or subsidiary or successor of the Company) terminates your employment with the Company other than for cause, death or disability then you will be entitled to receive 1) a lump sum payment of severance equal to six months of your then in effect base salary, less applicable withholdings, 2) payment by DermTech of the premiums required to continue group health care coverage for a period of six months following termination, provided that you remain eligible for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, or COBRA, benefits, and 3) six months additional vesting of any remaining unvested equity awards upon termination.
If you are terminated other than for cause, death or disability, or you resign for Good Reason, during a period beginning three months prior to and ending 18 months following a change in control (as defined in DermTech, Inc. Amended and Restated 2010 Stock Plan), or within 18 months following a change in DermTechs CEO, you will also be entitled to receive immediate accelerated vesting of 100% of any remaining unvested equity awards upon termination, in addition to the severance benefits disclosed above related to termination other than for cause, death or disability.