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Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc (ALDR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Azelby

50 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer

Erin Lavelle

40 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Larry Benedict

57 2016 Executive Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer

Elisabeth Sandoval

56 2018 Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy

James Bucher

52 2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Randal Hassler

60 2014 Senior Vice President - Pharmaceutical Operations

John Latham

58 Chief Scientific Officer

Mark Litton

50 Chief Business Officer, Treasurer and Secretary

Eric Carter

64 2018 Interim Chief Medical Officer

Jeffrey Smith

58 2017 Managing Director of Alder BioPharmaceuticals Limited

Paul Cleveland

61 2018 Director

Jeremy Green

44 2018 Director

Paul Carter

57 2015 Independent Director

A. Bruce Montgomery

64 2010 Independent Director

Deepika Pakianathan

53 2007 Independent Director

Heather Preston

52 2007 Independent Director

Clay Siegall

57 2005 Independent Director

Wendy Yarno

63 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Azelby

Mr. Robert W. Azelby is appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of the company effective June 13, 2018. He has served as executive vice president, chief commercial officer of Juno Therapeutics, Inc. From June 2012 to October 2015, Mr. Azelby served as vice president and general manager, oncology at Amgen Inc. From October 2010 to May 2012, he served as Amgen’s vice president, Amgen Oncology Sales. Prior to that, he served in various positions at Amgen, including periods as vice president, commercial effectiveness unit and general manager of Amgen Netherlands. From April 2017 to March 2018, Mr. Azelby served on the board of directors of Cascadian Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Azelby holds a B.A. in Economics and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Erin Lavelle

Ms. Erin Lavelle is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. She served as the General Manager of the Taiwan affiliate of Amgen Inc., where she was responsible for managing a portfolio of six commercialized products and leading a team of 80 cross-functional colleagues. From June 2016 to September 2017, Ms. Lavelle served as Executive Director, Japan and Asia-Pacific Commercial Excellence and Digital Health, at Amgen, where she was responsible for building the brand strategy, business analytics and digital health teams in the Japan and Asia-Pacific regions. From July 2003 to June 2016, Ms. Lavelle served in roles of increasing responsibility at Amgen, including as Amgen’s Executive Director in the areas of Global Marketing; Global Commercial Finance; and Strategy and Corporate Development. Ms. Lavelle began her career in 1998 as an investment banker in the healthcare group at Merrill Lynch & Co. Ms. Lavelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University.

Larry Benedict

Mr. Larry K. Benedict is Executive Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. He served as our Senior Vice President of Finance from January 2013 to October 2016 and as our Vice President of Finance from June 2008 to January 2013. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Benedict served in various positions at Seattle Genetics, Inc., a publicly-traded biotechnology company, most recently as Director of Finance and Controller. Mr. Benedict holds a B.S. in Accounting from Central Washington University.

Elisabeth Sandoval

Ms. Elisabeth A. Sandoval is no longer Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy of the Company effective March 31, 2019. Ms. Sandoval has served as our Chief Commercial Officer since August 2016. From March 2012 to October 2015, Ms. Sandoval served as the Chief Commercial Officer for Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. From 2010 to 2012, she served as Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy at Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, an eye health product company. From 1988 to 2010, she held various roles at Allergan plc, including Global Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Senior Director of Global Strategic Marketing, which included sales management and marketing leadership for multiple products including Botox for neurological and other disorders. She began her career in research and development at Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division. Ms. Sandoval holds an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Irvine.

James Bucher

Mr. James B. Bucher, J.D., is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Bucher served as a consultant providing legal services to several life sciences companies. From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Bucher served as Vice President, Corporate Legal Affairs and Secretary, and as the Corporate Compliance Officer, of Exelixis, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. From 1991 to 2007, Mr. Bucher practiced as a corporate attorney at the international law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP, becoming a partner in 2001. Mr. Bucher holds a J.D. with distinction from Emory University School of Law and a B.A. in Biology from Colgate University.

Randal Hassler

Mr. Randal A. Hassler is Senior Vice President - Pharmaceutical Operations of the Company. Mr. Hassler served in various leadership positions at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, a non-profit infectious disease research institute, most recently as Chief Operating Officer. From 1995 to 2007, he served in various leadership positions at Amgen Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, including Process Development, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance. From 1983 to 1995, Mr. Hassler served in a variety of research and development positions at Synergen Inc., a biotechnology company, which was acquired by Amgen in 1994. Mr. Hassler holds a B.S. in Microbiology from Indiana University and an M.S. in Microbiology from Colorado State University.

John Latham

Dr. John A. Latham, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Latham served as a director, senior director, and most recently as Vice President of Gene Function and Target Validation for Celltech Group plc. In 1994, Dr. Latham joined Darwin Molecular Corporation, a first-generation gene-to-drug biotechnology company, as a founding director, where he served from 1994 to 1998. Dr. Latham was one of the early scientists hired by Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and, from 1989 to 1994, he was a member of a core group established to exploit novel oligonucleotide-based technologies. Dr. Latham holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Chemistry from Colorado State University.

Mark Litton

Dr. Mark James Litton, Ph.D., is Chief Business Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of the Company. Dr. Litton served as Vice President of Business Development for Celltech Group, where he was responsible for securing, commercializing and partnering numerous novel discoveries and therapeutic opportunities. In 1999, Dr. Litton joined Celltech Group as an employee of Chiroscience Group plc and was later promoted to Vice President Business Development after Chiroscience’s merger with Celltech Group in 1999. From 1997 to 1999, Dr. Litton served as the Manager of Business Development for Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals Inc., currently Sirna Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he helped form relationships with Eli Lilly and Company, Roche Bioscience and GlaxoWellcome plc, currently GlaxoSmithKline plc, a biopharmaceutical company. From 1991 to 1994, Dr. Litton served as a research associate for DNAX Research Institute, a research facility of Schering-Plough, now Merck & Co., a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company. Dr. Litton holds a Ph.D. in Immunology from Stockholm University, an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University and a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Eric Carter

Dr. Eric G. Carter, M.D., Ph.D., is Interim Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Carter served as Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Global Head of Clinical & Non-Clinical Development of Allergan Inc. from 2011 to 2015, where he led the organization through 11 domestic and international drug candidate approvals and managed an annual budget of approximately $700 million. With more than 20 years of experience as a physician and as an executive in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Carter has overseen the introduction of new drug candidates into clinical development and practice, managed complex processes and global teams and provided support around key commercialization activities for numerous organizations. Dr. Carter currently serves as Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Bioniz Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, and serves on the Board of Directors of Adverum Biotechnologies, a public gene therapy company focused on rare diseases. Dr. Carter received his M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.

Jeffrey Smith

Dr. Jeffrey T.L. Smith, M.D., is Managing Director of the Company., a subsidiary of the Company. Dr. Smith previously served as our Senior Vice President, Translational Medicine from 2012 to March 2017 and in other senior management positions from April 2004 to 2012. From 1999 to 2004, Dr. Smith served as Senior Director of Medical Research for Celltech R&D, where he was responsible for planning and managing the CDP870 anti-TNF clinical trials for RA as well as several other key autoimmune clinical development programs. From 1997 to 1999, Dr. Smith served as Medical Director at Simbec Research Ltd., a contract research organization. From 1995 to 1997, Dr. Smith served as Head of Clinical Pharmacology at Hoechst Marion Roussel Ltd., a pharmaceutical company. From 1994 to 1995, Dr. Smith served as a Senior Clinical Physician at the Proctor and Gamble Company, a publicly-traded consumer products company, and from 1989 to 1994, he served as a Senior Research Physician in the clinical pharmacology department at Glaxo Research and Development Ltd., now a division of GlaxoSmithKline plc, a healthcare company. Dr. Smith holds an M.D. from the University of London and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London.

Paul Cleveland

Mr. Paul B. Cleveland is Director of the company. He is longer President, Chief Executive Officer of the company effective from June 13, 2018. Director of the Company. Mr. Cleveland has served as a member of the Board since August 2015. Since June 2017, Mr. Cleveland has served as the Chairman of the board of directors of Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc., a biotechnology company. Mr. Cleveland previously served as the Executive Chairman of Adverum from October 2016 to June 2017, and as President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2015 to October 2016. From May 2015 to November 2015, Mr. Cleveland served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Celladon Corporation, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, and previously served as Celladon’s President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2014. From February 2013 to August 2013, Mr. Cleveland served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Chief Financial Officer of Aragon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company. From April 2011 to February 2013, Mr. Cleveland served as General Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Mohr Davidow Ventures, a venture capital firm. From January 2006 to February 2011, Mr. Cleveland served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer of Affymax, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. From April 2004 to December 2005, he served as a managing director at Integrated Finance, Ltd., an investment bank. From September 1996 to April 2003, Mr. Cleveland served as a managing director at investment bank J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. and a predecessor firm, Hambrecht & Quist. From January 1993 to September 1996, Mr. Cleveland was a partner at Cooley LLP, from December 1988 to December 1992, he was a corporate attorney at Sidley Austin LLP and from September 1981 to November 1988, he was a corporate attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Mr. Cleveland currently serves as the Chairman of the board of directors of Adverum Biotechnologies.

Jeremy Green

Mr. Jeremy C. Green is Director of the company. He is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Redmile Group, LLC. On January 7, 2018, the Company entered into a Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with certain institutional and other accredited investors affiliated with or managed by Redmile Group, LLC (collectively, the “Buyers”). Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, on January 12, 2018, the Company.

Paul Carter

Mr. Paul Rutherford Carter is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Carter served in various roles at Gilead Sciences, Inc., a research based biopharmaceutical company, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations. Prior to joining Gilead, Mr. Carter spent 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry with GlaxoSmithKline and its legacy companies. During his time with GlaxoSmithKline, Mr. Carter gained increasing levels of senior experience as General Manager in Europe and later as a Regional Head of the International Business in Asia. Mr. Carter currently serves on the board of directors of Hutchison China Meditech Ltd, a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Carter holds a degree in Business Studies from the Ealing School of Business and Management (now merged into University of West London) and is a Fellow of the United Kingdom’s Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

A. Bruce Montgomery

Dr. A. Bruce Montgomery, M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Montgomery has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Genoa Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. In 2010, Dr. Montgomery founded Cardeas Pharma Corporation, a biotechnology company, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors from 2010 to December 2016. In 2001, he founded Corus Pharma, Inc., a biotechnology company, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2001 through its acquisition in 2006 by Gilead Sciences, Inc. He continued on at Gilead post-acquisition until 2010 and served as Senior Vice President and Head of Respiratory Therapeutics, where he successfully led the approval of Cayston (aztreonam) as a treatment for cystic fibrosis patients. From 1993 to 2000, Dr. Montgomery held positions within the research and development group of PathoGenesis Corporation, a biotechnology company. From 1989 to 1993, Dr. Montgomery worked at Genentech, Inc., a biotechnology company. Dr. Montgomery currently serves on the board of directors of CytoDyn Inc. and Xencor Inc. Dr. Montgomery holds an M.D. and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Washington.

Deepika Pakianathan

Dr. Deepika R. Pakianathan, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Pakianathan has been a Managing Member at Delphi Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on biotechnology and medical device investments, and leads the firm’s biotechnology investment activities. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Pakianathan was a senior biotechnology banker at JPMorgan, a global investment bank, from 1997 to 1998, she was a Research analyst covering biotech at Genesis Merchant Group and from 1993 to 1997 she was a post-doctoral research scientist at Genentech. Dr. Pakianathan serves on the boards of directors of Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where she serves as a member of its audit and compensation committees, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where she serves as a member of its audit and compensation committees and Calithera Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where she serves as a member of its audit and nominating and governance committees. From 2004 to 2016, Dr. Pakianathan served on the board of directors of Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from 2009 to February 2013, Dr. Pakianathan served on the board of directors of PTC Therapeutics, Inc., and from 2007 to 2012, Dr. Pakianathan served on the board of directors of Relypsa, Inc., each a biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Pakianathan received a B.Sc. from the University of Bombay, India, a M.Sc. from The Cancer Research Institute at the University of Bombay, India, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Wake Forest University.

Heather Preston

Dr. Heather Preston, M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Preston has served as a Managing Director at TPG BioTech, a biotechnology venture capital firm. Prior to joining TPG BioTech, Dr. Preston served for two years as a medical device and biotechnology venture capital investor at JP Morgan Partners, LLC, a private equity firm. Prior to that, she was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at New Enterprise Associates, a venture capital firm. From 1997 to 2002, Dr. Preston served as a leader of the pharmaceutical and medical products consulting practice at McKinsey & Co. in New York. Dr. Preston currently serves on the board of directors of Otonomy, Inc. and on numerous private company boards of directors. Dr. Preston holds an M.D. from the University of Oxford and a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of London.

Clay Siegall

Dr. Clay B. Siegall, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Siegall co-founded Seattle Genetics, Inc., a biotechnology company, and currently serves as its President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. From 1991 to 1997, Dr. Siegall was with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute and the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health from 1988 to 1991. In addition to Seattle Genetics and Alder, Dr. Siegall currently serves on the board of directors of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. and he previously served on the board of directors of Mirna Therapeutics, Inc. from January 2013 to December 2016. Dr. Siegall holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from George Washington University and a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland.

Wendy Yarno

Ms. Wendy L. Yarno is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Yarno retired in September 2008 from Merck & Co., Inc. following a 26-year career there in commercial and human resource positions of increasing seniority, most recently Chief Marketing Officer before she retired. Prior to this role, she served as General Manager, Cardiovascular/Metabolic United States Business Unit, where she had P&L responsibility for Merck’s largest therapeutic area, and as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. From September 2010 through September 2011, Ms. Yarno was the Chief Marketing Officer of HemoShear LLC, a biotechnology research company and leading developer of human cell-based surrogate systems for discovery and assessment of new drug compounds. Ms. Yarno currently serves on the board of directors of MyoKardia, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and Aratana Therapeutics, Inc., a pet therapeutics company. Ms. Yarno previously served as member of the board of directors of St. Jude Medical, Inc., a medical device company, from April 2002 until January 2017 when St. Jude Medical was acquired by Abbott Laboratories, Medivation, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from April 2013 until September 2016 when Medivation was acquired by Pfizer Inc., and Durata Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from August 2014 until November 2014 when Durata was acquired by Actavis plc. Ms. Yarno holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Portland State University and an M.B.A from Temple University.

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