Gerald D. Cagle Ph.D.+
Chief Operating Officer, Cognoptix, Inc.
Former Senior Vice President of Research & Development and Chief Scientific Officer, Alcon Laboratories Inc.
Gerald D. Cagle, PhD has served as a member of our Board since September 2013. Dr. Cagle previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Cognoptix, lnc., a company focused on the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Cagle also is Senior Advisor and Head of Business Development for GrayBug, LLC, a platform drug delivery company. Dr. Cagle served as Senior Vice President of Research & Development at Alcon Laboratories lnc. from 1997 to 2008, assuming the responsibility of Chief Scientific Officer in 2006. Dr. Cagle currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Clearside Biomedical, a company delivering anti-inflammatory therapies in the suprachoroidal space for uveitis and AB2 Bio, a Swiss company researching novel therapies. Dr. Cagle has served on the Wilmer Eye Institute Advisory Council and is a member of the ARVO Foundation Board of Governors. Dr. Cagle received his BS degree from Wayland College and earned both his MS and PhD degrees from the University of North Texas. We believe that Dr. Cagle’s scientific background and experience provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our Board.
Former Senior Vice President, CFO, Corporate Strategy Officer at Alcon, Inc.
Mr. Croarkin served as CFO of Nestle Health Science S.A., a division of Nestle focused on medicalized nutrition solutions for chronic medical conditions. During his tenure, he was responsible for financial strategy in support of the R&D pipeline including multiple transactions ranging from minority stakes and JV’s, to outright acquisitions. Prior to this, Mr. Croarkin was Senior Vice President, CFO, and Corporate Strategy Officer at Alcon, which had annual sales of $7.1 billion and was the world’s leading ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company before its acquisition by Novartis for $50 billion. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and CFO of Nestle Waters North America, overseeing the finances of a business unit that grew to $4.4 billion in sales. Before joining Nestle, Mr. Croarkin worked for Pepsico Incorporated, where he served in a number of senior financial positions around the world, including as CFO of Pepsi Latin America and Pepsi Canada. He started his career with AMAX, Inc. where he worked in treasury, corporate development and planning. Mr. Croarkin was a Director on the Supervisory Board of the German publicly traded company, WaveLight A.G., which manufactures and globally markets laser and diagnostic systems for refractive eye surgery. Mr. Croarkin is currently a panelist on the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel. Mr. Croarkin received his BA degree in economics from Georgetown University and his MBA in finance from the University of Connecticut.
Michael M. du Toit+
President of Everyday Health, Inc.
Mr. du Toit is President of Everyday Health, Inc., a leading digital health and wellness company. Prior to this, Mr. du Toit served as Global Group President of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, the third largest advertising and media Company in the world. Prior to this, he held various senior executive positions at Digitas Health, where he was a founding member, and at Razorfish Health. Mr. du Toit also has held executive roles at premier marketing agencies including Grey Advertising, TMX Communications, and Ventiv Health Communications, as well as senior marketing positions at pharmaceutical companies such as Glaxo and Boehringer Ingelheim. At Glaxo as Vice President of Marketing, he launched several blockbuster pharmaceutical products, including Serevent® (salmeterol) and Flonase® (fluticasone nasal). Mr. du Toit previously served as member of the National Pharmaceutical Council, Pharmaceutical Advertising Council, Advertising Club of Fairfield, Advertising Club of New York, Editorial Board of Medical Marketing and Media, Prescription Drug Advertising Coalition, and Triangle Advertising Federation. He started his career at Unilever and has also worked at Grey Global Group and BBD&O. Mr. du Toit received a B.S. in Economics and Marketing from Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
Geoffrey Duyk MD, Ph.D.+
Geoffrey Duyk, MD, PhD has served as a member of our board of directors since 2005. Dr. Duyk is a Managing Director of TPG Biotech. Dr. Duyk is a member of numerous NIH panels and oversight committees focused on the planning and execution of the Human Genome Project. Previously, he served on the board of directors and was President of Research and Development at Exelixis, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focusing on drug discovery, from 1996 to 2003. Prior to Exelixis, Dr. Duyk was Vice President of Genomics and one of the founding scientific staff at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, from 1993 to 1996. Before that, Dr. Duyk was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Genetics and Assistant Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Duyk currently serves on the board of directors of Amyris, Inc., which he joined in May 2012 (and was previously on the board from May 2006 to May 2011), and is also currently on the boards of directors of several private companies and the non-profit Wesleyan University Board of Trustees. He served on the board of directors of Agria Corporation from August 2007 to May 2009, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (formerly Replidyne, Inc.) from 2004 to February 2009 and Exelixis, Inc. from 1996 to 2003. Dr. Duyk holds a BA in Biology from Wesleyan University and a PhD and an MD from Case Western Reserve University. We believe that Dr. Duyk’s experience with the pharmaceutical industry provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Former Chief Financial Officer
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Murray A. Goldberg has served as a member of our Board since August 2013. Mr. Goldberg recently retired from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President, Administration, from October 2013 and Assistant Secretary since January 2000. He also served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration from March 1995 to October 2013 and as Treasurer from March 1995 to October 2012. Prior to joining Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mr. Goldberg was Vice President, Finance, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer of PharmaGenics Inc., a biotechnology company, from February 1991 and a Director of that company from May 1991. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Goldberg was Managing Director, Structured Finance Group at the Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. and from 1973 to 1987 he served in various managerial positions in finance and corporate development at American Cyanimid Company, a diversified industrial company. Mr. Goldberg received his MBA from the University of Chicago and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. We believe that Mr. Goldberg’s business and finance experience at various companies in the pharmaceutical industry provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our Board.
Benjamin F. McGraw III, Pharm.D.+
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TheraVida, Inc.
Benjamin F. McGraw, III, Pharm.D has served as a member of our Board since September 2014. Dr. McGraw is currently Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TheraVida, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Auration Biotech, Inc., a private biotechnology company. Previously, Dr. McGraw was Chairman, President, and CEO of Valentis, Inc., Corporate Vice President, Corporate Development at Allergan, Inc., and VP, Development at Marion Laboratories, Inc. and Marion Merrell Dow Inc. (now Sanofi US). Dr. McGraw received his B.S. degree and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he also completed a clinical practice residency.
Former Chief Operating Officer for Endo Health Solutions, Inc.
Ms. McHugh recently served as Chief Operating Officer for Endo Health Solutions, Inc., responsible for the specialty pharmaceutical and generic drug businesses. Prior to this, Ms. McHugh was CEO of Nora Therapeutics, Inc., a venture capital backed biotech start-up company focused on developing novel therapies for the treatment of infertility disorders. Previously, she served as company group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson's worldwide virology business unit, and prior to this, she was president of Centocor, Inc., a J&J subsidiary. In this role, Ms. McHugh oversaw the development and launches of several products, including Remicade® (infliximab), Prezista® (darunavir) and Intelence® (etravirine). Prior to joining Centocor, Ms. McHugh led the marketing communications for gastrointestinal drug Prilosec® (omeprazole) at Astra-Merck Inc. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of EPIRUS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., New Xellia Group A/S, Trevena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and she previously served on the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI), the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association, and ViroPharma Inc. Ms. McHugh received her masters of business administration degree from St. Joseph's University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University.
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