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Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc (ARNA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Tina Nova

65 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Amit Munshi

51 2016 Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Lind

43 2016 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Steven Spector

54 2012 Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Vincent Aurentz

51 2016 Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer

Preston Klassen

50 2017 Executive Vice President - Research & Development, Chief Medical Officer

Robert Lisicki

2018 Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Jayson Dallas

51 2017 Independent Director

Oliver Fetzer

55 2017 Independent Director

Kieran Gallahue

55 2018 Independent Director

Jennifer Jarrett

48 2017 Independent Director

Garry Neil

65 2017 Independent Director

Manmeet Soni

41 2018 Independent Director

Randall Woods

67 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Tina Nova

Dr. Tina Susan Nova Ph.D. is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2004 and as Chair of the Board since June 2016. Dr. Nova previously served as the Board’s lead independent director from June 2015 to June 2016. Dr. Nova has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Decipher Biosciences, Inc. (formerly GenomeDx, Inc.), a molecular diagnostics company focused in prostate cancer, since September 2018. Dr. Nova served as President and Chief Executive of Molecular Stethoscope, Inc. from September 2015 to August 2018. Dr. Nova served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Illumina Inc.’s oncology business unit from July 2014 to August 2015. Dr. Nova was a co-founder of Genoptix, Inc., a medical laboratory diagnostics company, and served as its President from 2000 to April 2014. Dr. Nova also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Genoptix and as a member of its board of directors from 2000 until Novartis AG acquired Genoptix in March 2011. Dr. Nova was a co-founder of Nanogen, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostic tests, and she served as its Chief Operating Officer and President from 1994 to 2000. Dr. Nova served as Chief Operating Officer of Selective Genetics, a biotechnology company, from 1992 to 1994, and in various director-level positions with Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, a drug discovery and development company, from 1988 to 1992, most recently as Executive Director of New Leads Discovery. Dr. Nova has also held various research and management positions with Hybritech, Inc., a former subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company, a pharmaceutical company. Dr. Nova serves as a member of the board of directors of Veracyte, Inc., a diagnostics company, and OpGen, Inc., an infection prevention and treatment company.

Amit Munshi

Mr. Amit D. Munshi serves as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2016, and as our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2016. Previously, Mr. Munshi served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. from May 2012 to May 2016, and as Chief Executive Officer of Percivia LLC, a biotechnology company, from 2011 to 2012. Prior to Epirus and Percivia, Mr. Munshi was a co-founder and served as Chief Business Officer of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., from 2005 to 2010, and held multiple leadership positions at Amgen Inc. from 1997 to 2005, including General Manager, Nephrology Europe. In July 2016, Epirus filed a voluntary Chapter 7 petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Munshi holds a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in History from the University of California, Riverside, and an M.B.A. from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. Mr. Munshi has more than 28 years of global biopharmaceutical industry experience in executive management, business development, product development and portfolio management. Mr. Munshi currently serves on the board of Pulmatrix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing inhaled therapies to address pulmonary diseases, and also serves as an advisor and lecturer at the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at the Claremont Graduate School.

Kevin Lind

Mr. Kevin R. Lind is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2016. Previously, Mr. Lind was a Principal focused on healthcare at TPG Special Situations Partners, a global investment firm, from January 2009 to June 2016. Mr. Lind was a member of the TPG Pharma Partners effort at TPG-Axon, a global investment firm, from 2006 to 2008. He served in various capacities as a healthcare investment banker at Lehman Brothers, Inc., a former global financial services firm, from 1998 to 2002 and 2004 to 2006. Mr. Lind received a B.S. from Stanford University in Biological Sciences and an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Steven Spector

Mr. Steven Wolf Spector J.D. is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has served as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since February 2012, and previously served as our Senior Vice President and General Counsel from June 2004 to February 2012 and as our Vice President and General Counsel from October 2001 to June 2004. Mr. Spector has also served as our Secretary since November 2001. Mr. Spector is an advisory director and a former President of the Association of Corporate Counsel, San Diego, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. Prior to joining Arena, Mr. Spector was a partner with the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he worked from 1991 to October 2001. Mr. Spector holds a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Vincent Aurentz

Mr. Vincent E. Aurentz is an Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of the Company. Mr. Aurentz has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer since August 2016. Mr. Aurentz has almost 30 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Previously, he was the Chief Business Officer of Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. from November 2015 to July 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Aurentz served as President and was a member of the Board of Directors of HemoShear Therapeutics, LLC from July 2013 to November 2015, where he oversaw the scientific platform, R&D activities, commercial and business development efforts including collaborations with global organizations such as Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Janssen R&D and Children’s National Health System. Prior to joining HemoShear, Mr. Aurentz was Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Management Board at Merck KGaA (Merck Serono S.A.) where he directed R&D programs, portfolio strategy and headed all deal activity and venture investments. Mr. Aurentz is a former Executive Vice President at Quintiles and a Co-founder and Managing Director of a venture capital and advisory business. He was a partner with CSC Healthcare, the life sciences strategic management consulting division of Computer Sciences Corporation, after starting his career and working for 8 years at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). In July 2016, Epirus filed a voluntary Chapter 7 petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Aurentz received a B.S. in mathematics from Villanova University.

Preston Klassen

Dr. Preston S. Klassen M.D. M.H.S. is an Executive Vice President - Research & Development, Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Klassen has served as our Executive Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer since March 2017. Most recently, he was Chief Medical Officer of Laboratoris Sanifit S.L. from May 2016 to March 2017, and was Executive Vice President, Head of Global Development at Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. from November 2009 to May 2016. Previously, Dr. Klassen held several positions of increasing responsibility at Amgen Inc., including Therapeutic Area Head for Nephrology. Prior to joining Amgen, he was a faculty member in the Division of Nephrology at Duke University Medical Center. In March 2018, Orexigen filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Dr. Klassen serves on the board of Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing novel medicines to treat liver disease. Dr. Klassen received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine, fellowship in nephrology, and masters in health sciences degree at Duke University.

Robert Lisicki

Mr. Robert Lisicki is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of the company. Mr. Lisicki brings over 20 years of experience in biopharmaceutical management, sales and marketing to Arena. Mr. Lisicki most recently served as General Manager, Vice President Cardio-Metabolic and Inflammation at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to joining Regeneron, he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Chief Customer Officer at Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Prior to Daiichi Sankyo, Mr. Lisicki held several management positions at Amgen Inc., including Vice President and General Manager, responsible for a 700+ person sales force in the U.S. His U.S. leadership experiences included such market shaping products Enbrel and Prolia. During his tenure he also covered several ex-U.S. regions, and worked as an International Franchise Lead running the development and international strategies and business plans across Amgen's portfolio including Nephrology, Cardiology, Bone and Oncology. Prior to joining Amgen, Mr. Lisicki held various sales and marketing positions at Johnson & Johnson Corporation. Mr. Lisicki holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany.

Jayson Dallas

Dr. Jayson Dallas M.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Dallas has served on our Board of Directors since February 2017. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for potentially life-threatening food allergies, since June 2018. Prior to joining Aimmune, he served as the first Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Inc., a publicly held biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel products for rare and ultra-rare diseases, since August 2015. Prior to Ultragenyx, Dr. Dallas served as General Manager of Roche, a healthcare company, in the United Kingdom from January 2013 to July 2015. Before joining Roche, he held two different positions at Genentech, a pharmaceutical company, as Head of Global Oncology Launch Excellence and Biosimilar Strategy and Head of Global Product Strategy for Immunology and Ophthalmology, from May 2010 to December 2012 in South San Francisco. Earlier in his career, Dr. Dallas worked at Novartis and Pfizer / Pharmacia in the United States and previously at Roche in Switzerland. Dr. Dallas holds an M.D. from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and an M.B.A. from Ashridge Business School in the United Kingdom.

Oliver Fetzer

Dr. Oliver S. Fetzer Ph.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Fetzer has served on our Board of Directors since February 2017. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Synthetic Genomics, Inc., a private synthetic biology company commercializing genomic technologies, since November 2014. Prior to Synthetic Genomics, Dr. Fetzer was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cerulean Pharma Inc., a pharmaceutical company that develops nanoparticle drug conjugate oncology therapeutics, from April 2009 to October 2014. Prior to Cerulean Pharma, Dr. Fetzer served in a variety of positions at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., including Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Research & Development, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Business Officer, and Senior Vice President, Business Development. Dr. Fetzer began his career in 1993 in various positions of increasing responsibility at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global leading management consulting firm, including Consultant, Project Leader, Principal, Partner and Managing Director. Dr. Fetzer served on the boards of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2005 to 2015 and of Cerulean Pharma, Inc. from 2009 to 2014, and has served on the board of Tecan Group AG, a publicly traded provider of laboratory instruments and solutions in biopharmaceuticals, forensics and clinical diagnostics, since 2011. Dr. Fetzer received a B.S. in Biochemistry from the College of Charleston, a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Medical University of South Carolina, and an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Kieran Gallahue

Mr. Kieran T. Gallahue is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gallahue has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2018. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CareFusion Corporation, a medical products company, from 2011 until its acquisition by Becton, Dickinson and Company in 2015 for $12.3 billion. He previously served as President, CEO and a director of ResMed, a medical device firm serving the sleep disordered breathing and respiratory markets, from 2008 to 2011, and also held a variety of positions at Nanogen, Inc., Instrumentation Laboratory, Procter & Gamble Co., and General Electric Co. Mr. Gallahue is currently a member of the boards of directors of medical device companies Edwards Lifesciences Corporation and Intersect ENT. He previously served on the board of directors of Volcano Corporation, a developer of products for interventional cardiology and image guided therapy, from 2007 until its acquisition by Royal Philips in 2015. Mr. Gallahue also served on the Executive Committee of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, a trade association representing 80% of medical technology firms in the United States. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rutgers University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jennifer Jarrett

Ms. Jennifer Jarrett is a Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Jarrett has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2017. Ms. Jarrett currently serves as Vice President, Corporate Development and Capital Markets of Uber Technologies, Inc., a transportation and technology company, a position she has held since January 2019. Prior to joining Uber, Ms. Jarrett was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Arcus Biosciences, a biotechnology company developing next generation cancer immunotherapies, since February 2017. Prior to Arcus, Ms. Jarrett was Chief Financial Officer of Medivation, which was acquired by Pfizer, from March 2016 to September 2016. Before Medivation, Ms. Jarrett spent 20 years in investment banking, most recently at Citigroup, where she ran the firm’s west coast life sciences investment banking practice. Ms. Jarrett currently serves on the boards of Arcus Biosciences, Audentes Therapeutics, and Syndax Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Jarrett received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Garry Neil

Dr. Garry A. Neil M.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Neil has served on our Board of Directors since February 2017. Dr. Neil serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of Aevi Genomic Medicine, a publicly held biotechnology company focused on translating genetic discoveries into novel therapies to improve the lives of children and adults with pediatric onset life altering diseases, a position he has held since September 2013. Prior to joining Aevi Genomic Medicine, Dr. Neil was a Partner at Apple Tree Partners, a life science private equity firm, from September 2012 to September 2013, and held a number of senior positions in the pharmaceutical industry, including most recently Corporate VP of Science & Technology at Johnson & Johnson from November 2007 to August 2012. Prior to that, Dr. Neil served as Group President at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, VP of R&D at Merck KGaA/EMD Pharmaceuticals, VP of Clinical Research at AstraZeneca and Astra Merck. Dr. Neil holds a B.S. from the University of Saskatchewan and an M.D. from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. He completed postdoctoral clinical training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Neil also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic. He serves on the board of GTx, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on cancer and other serious medical conditions. He is the Founding Chairman of TransCelerate Biopharma, Inc., a non-profit pharmaceuticals industry R&D consortium, and remains on its board. He also serves on the board of Reagan Udall Foundation and previously served on the board of Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and on the Science Management Review Board of the NIH. He is past Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) Science and Regulatory Executive Committee and the PhRMA Foundation Board.

Manmeet Soni

Mr. Manmeet S. Soni is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2018. Mr. Soni has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since May 2017. From March 2016 to February 2017, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly-held biopharmaceutical company, when ARIAD was acquired by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. Previously, Mr. Soni served as Chief Financial Officer of Pharmacyclics, Inc., a publicly-held biopharmaceutical company, until its acquisition by AbbVie, Inc. in May 2015. He first joined Pharmacyclics in September 2012 as corporate controller and served in various increasingly senior roles prior to being appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in February 2014. Prior to joining Pharmacyclics, Mr. Soni worked at ZELTIQ Aesthetics Inc., a publicly held medical technology company, as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers, in the Life Science and Venture Capital Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers India, providing audit and assurance services. Mr. Soni currently serves as director of Pulse Biosciences, Inc. He is a certified public accountant and completed his Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Randall Woods

Mr. Randall E. Woods is an Independent Director of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since December 11, 2007. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2007. Mr. Woods has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sophiris Bio Inc., a urology company, since August 2012, and as a member of its board of directors since October 2012. Mr. Woods served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Sequel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from September 2007 to June 2011; as the President and Chief Executive Officer of NovaCardia, Inc., a pharmaceutical company that was acquired by Merck & Co., Inc., from April 2004 to September 2007; as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Corvas International, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 1996 to 2003; in various senior positions at Boehringer Mannheim’s US pharmaceutical operations, from 1993 to 1996, most recently as President; and before then served more than 20 years at Eli Lilly & Company in sales and marketing positions. Mr. Woods is the chairman emeritus of the advisory board of the University of California, San Diego’s Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. Mr. Woods was the Chair of the board of directors of BIOCOM, a life science association representing more than 650 member companies in Southern California, for 2009. Mr. Woods holds a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Ball State University and an M.B.A. from Western Michigan University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Tina Nova

361,363

Amit Munshi

6,863,440

Kevin Lind

3,061,040

Steven Spector

3,112,620

Vincent Aurentz

3,163,930

Preston Klassen

3,079,840

Robert Lisicki

--

Jayson Dallas

345,572

Oliver Fetzer

340,572

Kieran Gallahue

412,630

Jennifer Jarrett

345,820

Garry Neil

335,325

Manmeet Soni

262,297

Randall Woods

351,607
As Of  31 Dec 2018