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Alpine Immune Sciences Inc (ALPN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mitchell Gold

51 2017 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Litton

50 2018 President, Chief Operating Officer

Paul Rickey

39 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Stanford Peng

47 2017 Executive Vice President - Research and Development, Chief Medical Officer

Min Cui

2019 Director

Christopher Peetz

39 2018 Director

Peter Thompson

2017 Director

James Topper

56 2017 Director

Robert Conway

64 2015 Independent Director

Paul Sekhri

60 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mitchell Gold

Dr. Mitchell H. Gold, M.D. is Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mitchell H. Gold, M.D. has served as our executive chairman, chief executive officer and a member of our board of directors since the completion of the Merger in July 2017 and previously served as Private Alpine’s chief executive officer since June 2016 and as Private Alpine’s executive chairman and member of Private Alpine’s board of directors since January 2015. Prior to co-founding Private Alpine, Dr. Gold was Chairman and Founder of Alpine Biosciences, a privately-held biotech company, from 2012 to 2014. From 2001 to 2012, Dr. Gold served in a variety of roles with Dendreon Corporation (which was acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. through an asset purchase agreement), including President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the board of directors. Earlier in his career, Dr. Gold served as Vice President of Business Development at Data Critical from 2000 to 2001. From 1995 to 2000, Dr. Gold was President and Chief Executive Officer of Elixis Corporation. Dr. Gold is currently a Managing Partner at Alpine BioVentures. Dr. Gold holds an M.D. from Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin.

Mark Litton

Dr. Mark James Litton is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He previously served as the chief business officer, treasurer and secretary since 2004 of Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company co-founded by Dr. Litton in 2004. From 1999 to 2004, 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 programs. In 1999, Dr. Litton joined Celltech Group as an employee of Chiroscience Group plc and was later promoted to vice president of 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.

Paul Rickey

Mr. Paul Rickey, CPA. serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the company. He has served as our senior vice president and chief financial officer since the completion of the Merger in July 2017 and previously served as Private Alpine’s senior vice president and chief financial officer since April 2017. Mr. Rickey is an experienced executive who has spent over 16 years guiding financial strategy in the life sciences and technology industries. Prior to his joining Private Alpine in 2017, Mr. Rickey served as chief financial officer of Sound Pharmaceuticals, overseeing finance, accounting and human resources. Before joining Sound Pharmaceuticals in 2016, Mr. Rickey was vice president of finance and administration of Immune Design Corp., (Nasdaq:IMDZ) a publicly traded biotechnology company, where he helped complete the company’s private offerings, initial public offering, and follow-on financing, and also oversaw the corporate development, accounting and human resource functions. Before joining Immune Design in 2009, Mr. Rickey was corporate controller of Northstar Neuroscience, a publicly-traded medical device company, where he managed the company’s finance and accounting groups following Northstar’s initial public offering. Prior to his role at Northstar Neuroscience, Mr. Rickey was the accounting manager for Mobliss, Inc., a mobile technology company that was sold to Index Corp., of Japan. Mr. Rickey started his finance career at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Rickey graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. and Masters in Professional Accounting and is a certified public accountant.

Stanford Peng

Dr. Stanford Peng, M.D. Ph.D. serves as Executive Vice President - Research and Development, Chief Medical Officer of the company. He has as served as our executive vice president of research and development and chief medical officer since the completion of the Merger in July 2017 and previously served as Private Alpine’s chief medical officer From September 2016 to February 2017 and as Private Alpine’s executive vice president of research and development and chief medical officer since February 2017. Prior to joining Private Alpine, Dr. Peng was chief medical officer and head of clinical development at Stemcentrx, providing strategic oversight of the company’s clinical and translational programs from 2015 to 2016. Previously, Dr. Peng was executive medical director at Seattle Genetics where he developed multiple programs for antibody-drug conjugates from 2014 to 2015. Earlier in his career, he directed translational research and auto-immune related clinical trials as head of the Rheumatology Clinical Research Unit at the Benaroya Research Institute from 2009 to 2014 and served as senior director, clinical research and exploratory development at Roche from 2005 to 2008. Between 2009 and 2014, Dr. Peng also served as member physician at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Peng served as an assistant professor at the Washington University School of Medicine from 2002 to 2005. From 2008 to 2009, Dr. Peng served as senior director at ARYx Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARYX). Dr. Peng received an M.D. and Ph.D. in biology from the Yale University School of Medicine and a B.A. in music and B.S. in biological sciences from Stanford University.

Min Cui

Dr. Min Cui, Ph.D. is Director of the Company. He is Founder and Managing Director of Decheng Capital. Dr. Cui's focus at Decheng is on partnerships with entrepreneurs and building early stage biotechnology companies, and he currently holds Board positions at several companies. He has co-founded two companies, Pacific Pharmaceuticals and Hucon Biopharmaceuticals, where he led the research and development of key inflammatory and oncology therapies.

Christopher Peetz

Mr. Christopher Peetz is Director of the company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2018. Mr. Peetz has been the Chief Executive Officer of Flashlight Therapeutics, Inc. and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Frazier Healthcare Partners since May 2017. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development at Tobira Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly-traded biotechnology company acquired by Allergan plc in November 2016, from May 2014 to December 2016. Prior to joining Tobira Therapeutics, Mr. Peetz served as Vice President, Finance & Corporate Development of Jennerex Biotherapeutics, a private biopharmaceutical company. Prior to Jennerex, Mr. Peetz held various positions at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Amgen), including oversight of financial planning and analysis, corporate strategy, product lifecycle management and commercial roles. Prior to Onyx, Mr. Peetz provided merger and acquisition advisory services at LaSalle Corporate Finance, a part of ABN AMRO, and held positions at Abgenix Inc. and Solazyme Inc. Mr. Peetz received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S.B.A. in Finance, International Business and French from Washington University in St. Louis.

Peter Thompson

Dr. Peter A Thompson, M.D. serves as Director of the company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since the completion of the Merger in July 2017 and previously served as a member of the board of directors of Private Alpine since June 2016. Dr. Thompson currently serves as a Private Equity Partner for OrbiMed Advisors LLC, an investment firm focused on the healthcare sector, where he has also served as Venture Partner since joining in September 2010. Dr. Thompson is a co-founder of and has served as a member of the board of directors of Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRVS) since December 2014. Dr. Thompson has also served as a director of Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq: ADAP), a biopharmaceutical company, since 2014 and also currently serves on the boards of directors of several private companies. Dr. Thompson is a board-certified internist and oncologist and has served as Affiliate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Washington since 2010. Dr. Thompson co-founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2002 to 2009. Dr. Thompson previously held executive positions at Chiron Corporation and Becton Dickinson, and served on the faculty of the National Cancer Institute following his medical staff fellowship there. Dr. Thompson holds a Sc. B. in Molecular Biology and Mathematics from Brown University and an M.D. from Brown University Medical School.

James Topper

DR. James N. Topper, M.D. Ph.D. serves as Director of the company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since the completion of the Merger in July 2017 and previously served as a member of the board of directors of Private Alpine since June 2016. Dr. Topper has been a partner with Frazier Healthcare Partners since August 2003, serving as General Partner since 2005. Before joining Frazier Healthcare Partners, Dr. Topper served as head of the Cardiovascular Research and Development Division of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ran Millennium San Francisco (formerly COR Therapeutics, Inc.) from 2002 to 2003. Before the merger of COR and Millennium in 2002, Dr. Topper served as the Vice President of Biology at COR from 1999 to 2002. Dr. Topper currently serves as a member of the board of directors of AnaptysBio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAB) and has served on numerous other boards of directors, including Sierra Oncology, Inc. (formerly ProNai) (Nasdaq: SRRA), Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: FOLD), Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTLA), and La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (Nasdaq: LJPC). Dr. Topper received his M.D. and Ph.D. in biophysics from Stanford University and his B.S. in biology from the University of Michigan.

Robert Conway

Mr. Robert E. Conway is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2015. From 1999 to 2012, Mr. Conway served as the Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of Array BioPharma (Nasdaq: ARRY), a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Array, Mr. Conway was the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Hill Top Research, from 1996 to 1999. From 1979 until 1996, Mr. Conway held various executive positions for Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW), including Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Corning Hazleton, a contract research organization. Since 2013, Mr. Conway has served on the board of directors of ARCA BioPharma (Nasdaq: ABIO), a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, and was elected Chairman in June 2014. From 2004 to 2013, Mr. Conway served on the boards of directors of PRA International (Nasdaq: PRAH), which was a public company for a portion of his tenure there, and Bracket Corp., a private company. Mr. Conway serves as the Chairman of Wall Family Enterprise, a leading library and educational supplies company. In addition, Mr. Conway is a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee of Genstar Capital. Mr. Conway received a B.S. in accounting from Marquette University in 1976.

Paul Sekhri

Mr. Paul Jai. Sekhri is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2016. Mr. Sekhri is the President and CEO of Lycera Corp., a private biopharmaceutical company, a position he has held since February 2015. Prior to this position, he served as Senior Vice President, Integrated Care for Sanofi from April 2014 through January 2015, and as Group Executive Vice President, Global Business Development and Chief Strategy Officer for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. from March 2013 to March 2014. Prior to joining Teva, Mr. Sekhri spent five years from January 2009 to February 2013, as Operating Partner and Head of the Biotechnology Operating Group at TPG Biotech, the life sciences venture capital arm of TPG Capital. From 2004 to 2009 Mr. Sekhri was Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Cerimon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to founding Cerimon, Mr. Sekhri was President and Chief Business Officer of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Previously, Mr. Sekhri spent four years at Novartis, as Senior Vice President, and Head of Global Search and Evaluation, Business Development and Licensing for Novartis Pharma AG.

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