Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 11, 2018 (September 6, 2018)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


New Jersey   001-36268   22-2983783
(State or other jurisdiction of   (Commission   (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)   File Number)   Identification Number)


201 Grove Road

Thorofare, New Jersey USA 08086

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(856) 848-8698

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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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 September 6, 2018, with the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (the “N&G Committee”) of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Akers Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”), the Board appointed Mr. Joshua Silverman as a Director of the Company for a term that expires at the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, or until his earlier death, disability, resignation or removal. The Board has yet to determine which Board committees, if any, Mr. Silverman will serve on.


There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Silverman and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Silverman was selected as a director, and there are no related party transactions involving Mr. Silverman that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. There are no material plans, contracts or arrangements to which Mr. Silverman is a party or in which he participates nor has there been any material amendment to any plan, contract or arrangement by virtue of Mr. Silverman’s appointment.


The following is certain biographical information regarding Mr. Silverman:


Mr. Silverman currently serves as the Managing Member of Parkfield Funding LLC. Mr. Silverman was the co-founder, and a Principal and Managing Partner of Iroquois Capital Management, LLC, an investment advisory firm. Since its inception in 2003 until July 2016, Mr. Silverman served as Co-Chief Investment Officer of Iroquois. While at Iroquois, he designed and executed complex transactions, structuring and negotiating investments in both public and private companies and has often been called upon by the companies solve inefficiencies as they relate to corporate structure, cash flow, and management. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Silverman served as Co-Chief Investment Officer of Vertical Ventures, LLC, a merchant bank. Prior to forming Iroquois, Mr. Silverman was a Director of Joele Frank, a boutique consulting firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Silverman served as Assistant Press Secretary to The President of the United States. Mr. Silverman currently serves as a director of DropCar, Inc., Protagenic Therapeutics, Neurotrope, Inc., and TapImmune Inc., all of which are public companies. He previously served as a Director of National Holdings Corporation from July 2014 through August 2016. Mr. Silverman received his B.A. from Lehigh University in 1992.






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: September 11, 2018 By: /s/ John J. Gormally
    John J. Gormally
    Chief Executive Officer