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Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc (AERI.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Vicente Anido

66 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Mitro

61 2013 President, Chief Operating Officer

Casey Kopczynski

57 2005 Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer

Richard Rubino

61 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Eric Carlson

2017 Vice President - Research & Development

John LaRocca

54 2018 General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

David Gryska

63 2018 Lead Independent Director

Gerald Cagle

74 2013 Independent Director

Richard Croarkin

64 2015 Independent Director

Michael Du Toit

66 2015 Independent Director

Murray Goldberg

74 2013 Independent Director

Benjamin McGraw

70 2014 Independent Director

Julie McHugh

54 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Vicente Anido

Dr. Vicente Anido, Jr., Ph.D. is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Anido has served as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2013 and as Chairman of our Board since April 2013. Dr. Anido is the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Bausch + Lomb, Inc. in 2012. Prior to joining ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Anido served as General Partner of Windamere Venture Partners from 2000 to 2001. From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Anido served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CombiChem, Inc., a drug discovery company. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Anido served as President of the Americas Region of Allergan, Inc., where he was responsible for Allergan’s commercial operations for North and South America. Prior to joining Allergan, Dr. Anido spent 17 years at Marion Laboratories and Marion Merrell Dow, Inc., including as Vice President, Business Management of Marion’s U.S. Prescription Products Division. Dr. Anido previously served as a member of the board of directors of QLT Inc. from 2012 to 2013, Depomed, Inc. from February 2013 to May 2016 and Nicox S.A. from June 2013 to June 2014. In addition, from 2002 to 2008, Dr. Anido served as a member of the board of directors of Apria Healthcare, Inc. Dr. Anido holds a B.S. and a M.S. from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. We believe Dr. Anido’s experience in the pharmaceutical industry, sales and marketing, business development and pharmaceutical product launch and his experience serving as a director of other public companies provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our Board.

Thomas Mitro

Mr. Thomas A. Mitro is President and Chief Operating Officer of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Mitro has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since August 2013. From November 2012 to August 2013, Mr. Mitro served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Omeros Corporation, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Prior to this, Mr. Mitro was Vice President, Sales and Marketing at ISTA Pharmaceuticals from July 2002 to July 2012, where he was instrumental in building ISTA’s commercial operations and launching several eye-care products, including Bromday (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) 0.09% and Bepreve (bepotastine besilate ophthalmic solution) 1.5%. Previously, Mr. Mitro held various positions at Allergan, Inc., including Vice President, Skin Care; Vice President, Business Development; and Vice President, e-Business. Mr. Mitro received his B.S. from Miami University.

Casey Kopczynski

Dr. Casey C. Kopczynski, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder at Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. he has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since co-founding our company in 2005. From 2002 to 2005, he was the Managing Partner at Biotech Initiative, LLC, a consulting practice dedicated to emerging biotech companies. He was also previously the Vice President of Research at Ercole Biotech, Inc. from 2003 to 2004, a company developing drugs for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and orphan genetic diseases. Prior to Ercole Biotech, Inc., Dr. Kopczynski was Director of Research and a founding member of the scientific staff at Exelixis, Inc. from 1996 to 2002. Dr. Kopczynski received his Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from Indiana University and was a Jane Coffin Childs Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.

Richard Rubino

Mr. Richard J. Rubino, CPA is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary at Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Rubino as served as our Chief Financial Officer since October 2012. From March 2008 to April 2012, Mr. Rubino served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. and from May 1993 to March 2008 served as Controller, Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President of Planning. Previously, Mr. Rubino held various positions at International Business Machines Corporation from 1983 to May 1993 and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (formerly Price Waterhouse & Co.) from 1979 to 1983. Mr. Rubino received his B.S. in Accounting from Manhattan College. He has been a director of the Northside Center for Child Development since 2009, the Board Treasurer from 2012 through 2016 and became Board President in 2016. He also currently serves as a member of the Finance Committee and Executive Committee.

Eric Carlson

Dr. Eric Carlson is Vice President - Research & Development of the Company. Dr. Carlson will provide strategic direction and leadership for Aerie's research and development activities aimed at advancing the Aerie pipeline. Dr. Carlson was most recently Senior Global Program Head of Ophthalmology at Alcon Pharmaceuticals/Novartis. He was also previously Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, and holds a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

John LaRocca

Mr. John LaRocca is General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of the Company. Mr. LaRocca has served as our General Counsel since February 2018. From March 2015 through January 2018, Mr. LaRocca served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From December 2005 through December 2012, Mr. LaRocca was Chief Legal Officer for the Americas for Actavis Inc. and from January 2013 through December 2014, was Deputy General Counsel for Actavis plc. Prior to such time, Mr. LaRocca served as Divisional Counsel-US Generics for both Purepac Pharmaceuticals and Alpharma Pharmaceuticals from September 2000 through December 2005. Previously, Mr. LaRocca practiced corporate and commercial law in New York with Parker Duryee Rosoff & Haft; Christie & Viener; and Webster & Sheffield. Mr. LaRocca received his B.A. from Columbia College and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

David Gryska

Mr. David W. Gryska is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gryska rejoined our Board in September 2018 after serving as a member of our Board from March 2012 through May 2015. Mr. Gryska retired from Incyte Corp., where he was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, at the end of 2018. Mr. Gryska currently serves on the board of directors of Seattle Genetics, Inc. and PDL BioPharma, Inc. Mr. Gryska has spent over 20 years as a senior executive at life science and biotechnology companies with extensive experience relating to financings, acquisitions, global expansion and strategic transactions. Prior to joining Incyte Corp., Mr. Gryska held positions including President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Director at Myrexis, Inc., Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at Celgene Corp., and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at Scios, Inc. Mr. Gryska holds a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Loyola University in Chicago and an M.B.A. from Golden State University. We believe that Mr. Gryska’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.

Gerald Cagle

Dr. Gerald D. Cagle, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Cagle has served as a member of our Board since September 2013. Dr. Cagle was appointed Senior Vice President of Research & Development at Alcon Laboratories Inc. in 1997, a position he held until 2009. From 2009 until his retirement in 2013, Dr. Cagle held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Cognoptix, a company focused on the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Cagle also serves on the board of directors of GrayBug, Inc., Nacuity, Pharmaceuticals, Inc., AB2 Bio Ltd. and Novaliq GmbH. Dr. Cagle received his B.S. from Wayland College, earned both his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of North Texas and completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School. 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.

Richard Croarkin

Mr. Richard J. Croarkin is Independent Director of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Croarkin has served as a member of our Board since May 2015. Mr. Croarkin previously was Chief Financial Officer of Nestle Health Science, a division of Nestle focused on medicalized nutrition solutions for chronic medical conditions, from December 2010 to February 2013. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Croarkin was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, 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. In 2008 and 2009, Mr. Croarkin also served as 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. Previously, Mr. Croarkin was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 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 Chief Financial Officer of Pepsi Latin America and Pepsi Canada. Mr. Croarkin started his career with AMAX, Inc., where he worked in treasury, corporate development and planning. Mr. Croarkin currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Clearside Biomedical, a company advancing eye disease therapies by delivering drugs to the suprachoroidal space via a proprietary microinjector. He also serves on occasion as a panelist on the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel. In 2018, Mr. Croarkin was elected to the Board of Waveny LifeCare Network, Inc., a not-for-profit nursing home and healthcare provider for Southwestern Connecticut’s senior population. Mr. Croarkin received his B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University and his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Connecticut.

Michael Du Toit

Mr. Michael M. Du Toit is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. du Toit has served as a member of our Board since June 2015. In December 2017, Mr. du Toit was appointed Chief Growth Officer of Publicis Health, a division of Publicis Groupe, S.A., the third largest advertising and media company in the world. He previously served as President and Chief Client Officer of Everyday Health since February 2015. Prior to this, Mr. du Toit served in various positions at, including as Global Group President of, Publicis Healthcare Communications Group from March 2012 to February 2015. Mr. du Toit held various senior executive positions from July 2006 to February 2012 at other companies, including President of Digitas Health, where he was a founding member, Digitas Health Media and RazorFish Health. Mr. du Toit also has held executive roles at premier marketing agencies including Grey Advertising, BBD&O and Ventiv Health Communications. Mr. du Toit also held senior marketing positions at pharmaceutical companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. At Glaxo, as Vice President of Marketing, Mr. du Toit 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, a consumer products company. Mr. du Toit received a B.S. in Economics and Marketing from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. We believe that Mr. du Toit’s pharmaceutical industry and business experience provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our Board.

Murray Goldberg

Mr. Murray A. Goldberg is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Goldberg has served as a member of our Board since August 2013. Mr. Goldberg retired from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. at the end of 2015. At Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., he served as Senior Vice President, Administration, from October 2013 to March 2015 and as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, from March 1995 to October 2013. Mr. Goldberg also served as Treasurer from March 1995 to October 2012. Mr. Goldberg currently serves on the board of directors of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Ayala Pharmaceuticals Inc. 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 PharmaGenics Inc. 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 Cyanamid Company, a Fortune 100 diversified industrial company. Mr. Goldberg received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a M.Sc. 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 McGraw

Dr. Benjamin F. McGraw, III, Pharm. D. has served as a member of our Board since September 2014. Dr. McGraw has served as Executive Chairman and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TheraVida, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, since 2011 and 2013, respectively. Dr. McGraw has also served as Executive Chairman of Auration Biotech, Inc., a private biotechnology company focused on regenerative therapies for ear, nose and throat diseases since 2014. Dr. McGraw has served as a board member and as Executive Chairman of Trefoil Therapeutics Inc., an early stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing a regenerative approach to corneal endothelial dystrophies and other diseases since 2017 and 2018, respectively. Dr. McGraw has also served as a Managing Member of Long Shadows Asset Management, LLC, an advisory company. Previously, Dr. McGraw was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Valentis, Inc., Corporate Vice President, Corporate Development at Allergan, Inc., and Vice President, Development at Marion Laboratories, Inc. and Marion Merrell Dow Inc. Dr. McGraw received his B.S. and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he also completed a clinical practice residency. We believe that Dr. McGraw’s pharmaceutical industry and business experience provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our Board.

Julie McHugh

Ms. Julie H. McHugh is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McHugh has served as a member of our Board since June 2015. Ms. McHugh served as Chief Operating Officer of Endo Health Solutions, Inc. from March 2010 until her retirement in May 2013, where she was responsible for the specialty pharmaceutical and generic drug businesses. Prior to this, Ms. McHugh was Chief Executive Officer of Nora Therapeutics, Inc., a venture capital backed biotech start-up company focused on developing novel therapies for the treatment of infertility disorders. Previously, Ms. McHugh 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 marketing communications for gastrointestinal drug Prilosec® (omeprazole) at Astra-Merck Inc. Ms. McHugh currently serves as chair of the board of directors of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and member of the board of directors of Lantheus Holdings, Inc., New Xellia Group A/S, and Trevena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. McHugh previously served on the board of directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI), the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association, EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and ViroPharma Inc. Ms. McHugh received her M.B.A. from St. Joseph’s University and her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University. We believe that Ms. McHugh’s pharmaceutical and business experience provides her with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our Board.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Vicente Anido

6,774,730

Thomas Mitro

3,444,320

Casey Kopczynski

2,345,750

Richard Rubino

2,988,180

Eric Carlson

--

John LaRocca

4,174,050

David Gryska

1,000,990

Gerald Cagle

509,369

Richard Croarkin

501,869

Michael Du Toit

504,369

Murray Goldberg

511,869

Benjamin McGraw

533,284

Julie McHugh

506,869
As Of  31 Dec 2018