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Aquestive Therapeutics Inc (AQST.OQ)

AQST.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Douglas Bratton

60 2004 Independent Chairman of the Board

Keith Kendall

61 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Maxwell

53 2017 Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Barber

42 2019 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Theresa Wood

55 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Peter Boyd

53 Senior Vice President – Operations and Value Delivery

A. Mark Schobel

62 2015 Chief Innovation and Technology Officer and Director

Ken Marshall

60 2018 Commercial Leader

Gregory Brown

65 2007 Independent Director

John Cochran

53 2004 Independent Director

Santo Costa

73 2015 Independent Director

Nancy Lurker

60 2018 Independent Director

James Scibetta

53 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Douglas Bratton

Mr. Douglas K. Bratton is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company since January 2004. Mr. Bratton is the Founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of Crestline Investors, an institutional alternative investment management firm. Mr. Bratton has been an investment professional specializing in alternative asset strategies since 1983 and has managed assets on behalf of the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas, since 1988. Mr. Bratton received a BS from North Carolina State University in 1981 and an MBA with Honors from Duke University in 1984. Mr. Bratton serves on the board of directors of Bounty Minerals Corporation, a private company, and the Board of Visitors of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Keith Kendall

Mr. Keith J. Kendall is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company since November 2014. After having served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since November 2011, and has served on our board of directors since November 2014. Mr. Kendall also served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer beginning in 2006. Mr. Kendall served on the board of directors of Midatech, Pharma Plc (Nasdaq: MTP), from January 2010 to December 2014. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Kendall served as the Vice President and Managing Director of the Americas for Hewlett Packard Financial Services. Mr. Kendall held a number of positions with AT&T Capital Corporation, including President of AT&T Credit Corporation and NCR Credit Corporation, from 1985 to 1998. Mr. Kendall holds a BS from St. John’s University and an MBA from Pace University.

John Maxwell

Mr. John T. Maxwell is Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer of the Company since January 2017. Prior to joining our team, Mr. Maxwell held senior financial roles at WIL Research, InfoNXX, PanAmSat, ADP and General Signal, including as Chief Financial Officer of WIL Research from September 2008 to April 2016. In addition, Mr. Maxwell served as a freelance consultant from April 2016 until January 2017. Mr. Maxwell started his career at Ernst & Young, serving in the Dallas, New York and Stamford offices. Mr. Maxwell helped lead the successful strategic sale transactions by the private equity sponsors of WIL Research in April 2016 to Charles River Labs and of PanAmSat in 2006 to Intelsat. Mr. Maxwell also helped lead the initial public offering of PanAmSat in 2005 and multiple public and private debt transactions for WIL Research, InfoNXX and PanAmSat. Mr. Maxwell is a licensed certified public accountant and holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University and an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University Stern School of Business.

Daniel Barber

Mr. Daniel Barber is Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. he was Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Development Officer of the company. He joined our team in July 2007 and has led our Strategy and Development functions since April 2014. Prior to joining our team, Mr. Barber held various positions with Quest Diagnostics in its corporate planning and international divisions. In 2010, Mr. Barber had executive oversight of our launch activities for our first two FDA approved products. Beginning in 2013, Mr. Barber helped lead our effort to develop an internal pipeline of proprietary assets. Since that time, he has had executive responsibility for our pipeline and partnership activities. Mr. Barber received his BA degree from State University of New York at Geneseo and an MBA from Seton Hall University.

Theresa Wood

Ms. Theresa Wood is Senior Vice President – Human Resources and Organizational Development of the Company. She has served as the head of our human resources function since September 2006. Prior to joining our team, Ms. Wood was the Director, Human Resources, for the Hewlett Packard Financial Services Americas division from 1999 to 2006. From 1995 to 1998, Ms. Wood provided consulting services to several companies in the Financial Services, Healthcare and Consumer Goods market. Prior to that, Ms. Wood spent seven years with Sea-Land Service Corp. Ms. Wood received her BS in Management Science and Marketing from Kean University.

Peter Boyd

Mr. Peter E. Boyd is Senior Vice President – Operations and Value Delivery of the Company. He joined the company in August 2013 and has led our Operations and Value Delivery functions since April 2014. Prior to his current position, Mr. Boyd was our Vice President of Business Process at Aquestive. Prior to joining us, Mr. Boyd served as Senior Director of Operations for the Americas and APJ Regions, at Hewlett-Packard Company. Throughout his 15-year career at the Hewlett-Packard Company, Mr. Boyd held a variety of positons in business process improvement and in operations. Mr. Boyd received a BA in History from Wittenberg University and an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University. Mr. Boyd also received an MS in Management and Urban Policy Analysis from the New School University.

A. Mark Schobel

Mr. A. Mark Schobel is Chief Innovation and Technology Officer and Director of the Company. He joined our team in December 2005 and has served as our Chief Innovation and Technology Officer since November 2015. Mr. Schobel served as our Chief Executive Officer and Co-President through November 2014 and served as a member of our board of directors from November 2005 through the effective date of this offering. From 2001 to 2005, he was the Global Head of New Technology and Product Innovation for the Consumer Health Business Unit at Novartis where he pioneered thin film delivery of systemic drugs. Prior to Novartis, Mr. Schobel held various general management positions with Reed & Carnrick Pharmaceuticals, Warner-Lambert and Pharmaceutical Formulations Inc. Mr. Schobel received his BS in Chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University and has been awarded 21 patents along with having multiple patents pending in fields ranging from film drug delivery to nanoparticle delivery systems.

Ken Marshall

Mr. Ken W. Marshall is Commercial Leader of the Company since January 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Marshall served as U.S. President and Global Chief Marketing Officer for Aerocrine Inc. In that role, he developed the global marketing strategy and led all aspects of the U.S. business. Between 2008 and 2011, Mr. Marshall served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ikaria, Inc., a drug and device company focused on critical care. Mr. Marshall also spent 17 years with GlaxoSmithKline and held several senior positions including Vice President of Marketing for the Neurology, Urology, Lifecycle and HIV business units. Mr. Marshall received his BSBA in Marketing and Economics from Western Carolina University and MBA from Houston Baptist University.

Gregory Brown

Dr. Gregory B. Brown, M.D., is Independent Director of the Company since March 2007. Dr. Brown is a co-founder and Vice Chairman at HealthCare Royalty Partners, or HCR Partners, and chairs that firm’s Senior Advisor Board. Educated as a transplantation immunologist and trained as a thoracic and vascular surgeon, Dr. Brown practiced thoracic and vascular surgery in a community setting where he also founded and led a health maintenance organization. Before co-founding HCR Partners, Dr. Brown was a partner at Paul Capital Partners, where he co-managed that firm’s royalty investments as a member of the royalty management committee. Prior to beginning his principal investment career in 2003, Dr. Brown was co-head of investment banking and head of healthcare at Adams, Harkness & Hill (now Canaccord Genuity) and a ranked biotechnology research analyst at Vector Securities International. Dr. Brown holds a BA from Yale University, an M.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical Center and an MBA from Harvard University. He currently serves on the boards of the following public pharmaceutical companies: Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLBS), Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM) and Faron Pharmaceuticals Oy (LSN: FARN).

John Cochran

Mr. John D. Cochran is Independent Director of the Company since January 2004. Mr. Cochran has been a partner at Bratton Capital Management L.P. since October 1998, and is responsible for its private equity investments. Mr. Cochran is also a partner and Chief Operating Officer of Crestline Management, a credit-oriented alternative asset management platform. Prior to joining Bratton Capital Management L.P., Mr. Cochran spent 10 years with KPMG focused primarily on audit and merger and acquisition due diligence. Mr. Cochran received his BA in Accounting from Texas Christian University and is also a licensed certified public accountant.

Santo Costa

Mr. Santo Joseph (Sandy) Costa is Independent Director of the Company since December 2015. Since 2007, Mr. Costa has served as Of Counsel to the law firm of Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell and Jernigan, L.L.P. of Raleigh, North Carolina, specializing in corporate law for healthcare companies. Mr. Costa has served on the board of directors of Cytokinetics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTK) since October 2010, and on the board of directors of Metabolon, Inc., a private company, since April 2013. From 1994 to 2001, he held various positions at Quintiles Transnational Corporation, including as Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Quintiles, Mr. Costa spent 23 years in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Administration with Glaxo Inc. Prior to joining Glaxo, he served as U.S. Area Counsel with Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals and as Food & Drug Counsel with Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Costa served as Chairman of the board of directors of Alchemia Limited, a private biopharmaceutical company, from March 2014 to June 2015. He also served on the board of directors of Magor Corporation, formerly Biovest Corp. I, from March 2010 until March 2013. He also served as Chairman of the board of directors of LaboPharm, Inc. from March 2006 to November 2011 and a director of OSI Pharmaceuticals from June 2006 to June 2010, as well as serving as a director at other private companies. Mr. Costa earned both a BS in Pharmacy and a JD from St. John’s University.

Nancy Lurker

Ms. Nancy S. Lurker is Independent Director of the Company since April 2018. Ms. Lurker has been serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: EYPT) (“Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals”) since September 2016. Prior to assuming her position with Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals, Ms. Lurker was a freelance consultant from December 2015 to September 2016. From 2008 to December 2015, Ms. Lurker served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of PDI, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed healthcare commercialization company now named Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc., (Nasdaq: IDXG). From 2006 to 2007, Ms. Lurker was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS). In addition, she also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ImpactRx, Inc., a privately held healthcare information company. Ms. Lurker currently serves on the board of directors of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a privately held company. Ms. Lurker previously served as a member of the boards of directors of publicly held Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2011 to 2015. Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, plc from 2013 to 2016 Elan Corporation, plc from 2005-2006 and ConjuChem Biotechnologies from 2004-2006 Ms. Lurker received a B.S. in Biology from Seattle Pacific University and an M.B.A. from the University of Evansville.

James Scibetta

Mr. James S. (Jim) Scibetta is Independent Director of the Company since April 2017. Mr. Scibetta has been serving as Chief Executive Officer of Maverick Therapeutics, a development stage immuno-oncology company since July 2017. Prior to Maverick, Mr. Scibetta was appointed President of Pacira Pharmaceuticals, or Pacira (Nasdaq: PCRX), in October 2015, where he oversaw commercial and medical support activities, and directed commercial manufacturing, tech transfer and research and development. Mr. Scibetta served as Pacira’s Chief Financial Officer from August 2008 through May 2016 where he led its 2011 initial public offering and subsequent debt and equity financings. Prior to that, Mr. Scibetta served as Chief Financial Officer of Bioenvision Inc., a commercial-stage public oncology company acquired by Genzyme, and Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, an oncology-focused systems biology company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Scibetta spent over a decade in investment banking where he was responsible for sourcing and executing transactions for a broad base of public and private healthcare and life sciences companies. Mr. Scibetta also serves as a director and chairman of the audit committee of Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MTNB), a biopharmaceutical company and a director of Maverick Therapeutics. Mr. Scibetta received his BS in Physics from Wake Forest University and his MBA from the University of Michigan.