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Axsome Therapeutics Inc (AXSM.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Herriot Tabuteau

47 2012 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

John Golubieski

52 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Constance Ames

29 2015 Vice President - Finance

Mark Jacobson

32 2014 Senior Director - Operations

Randall Kaye

53 2015 Chief Medical Officer

Robert Niecestro

64 2012 Head of Regulatory

Mark Coleman

47 2014 Independent Director

Roger Jeffs

55 2014 Independent Director

Myrtle Potter

58 2017 Independent Director

Mark Saad

2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Herriot Tabuteau

Dr. Herriot Tabuteau, M.D., is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. He is also the founder of Antecip Capital LLC (formerly Versant Capital Management LLC), one of our principal stockholders, for which Dr. Tabuteau has been the managing member since 2003. Dr. Tabuteau is also the managing member of Antecip Bioventures II LLC. Prior to founding our company, Dr. Tabuteau was a Senior Analyst and Partner at Healthco/S.A.C. Capital where he was responsible for the biotechnology, genomics and instrumentation portfolios. Previously, Dr. Tabuteau was the healthcare analyst at Kingdon Capital. Dr. Tabuteau began his professional career as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs and subsequently was a Senior Research Analyst at Banc of America Securities covering the hospital supplies sector. Dr. Tabuteau earned his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology and biochemistry from Wesleyan University. We believe that Dr. Tabuteau's medical background, coupled with his extensive investment experience in the healthcare field, make him uniquely suited to guide the Board in strategic planning, operational, and commercial matters.

John Golubieski

Mr. John Golubieski has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective August 4, 2017. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of Osmotica Holdings, LLC since February 2014. Previously, from July 2013 to June 2014, Mr. Golubieski served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. and as Chief Financial Officer of Fougera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from July 2011 to October 2012. Prior to joining Fougera, from October 2005 to June 2011, Mr. Golubieski served as Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis of King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From August 1989 until October 2005, Mr. Golubieski served in a number of capacities of increasing responsibility at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in business and financial planning and analysis, and business and product development. From July 1987 until August 1989, Mr. Golubieski began his career at Price Waterhouse, where he served as staff accountant. Mr. Golubieski earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and his Masters degree in Business Administration from Rider University.

Constance Ames

Ms. Constance Ames is Vice President - Finance of Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. Ms. Ames joined us from Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., which she joined in 2010, where she served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Senior Director, Finance and Accounting. During her tenure there, Ms. Ames played a critical role in growing the finance and accounting department through Keryx's transition from a development-stage company to a fully integrated commercial organization. She was also responsible for leading Keryx's compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations. Prior to joining Keryx, she was with Deloitte and Touche, LLP, independent certified public accountants, where she served as a senior associate. Ms. Ames received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Ithaca College and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mark Jacobson

Mr. Mark Jacobson is Senior Director - Operations of Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.Prior to joining Axsome, he was Director of Corporate Development at Stemline Therapeutics, Inc., where he played a critical role in advancing the company from a 3-person team in 2010 to the successful completion of an initial public offering and secondary public offering in 2013, which together raised approximately $100 million for the company. While at Stemline, Mr. Jacobson's responsibilities spanned investor relations, public relations, corporate operations, and intellectual property. Mr. Jacobson began his career in healthcare communications at Publicis Healthcare Communications Group. Mr. Jacobson earned a Master of Arts in Biotechnology from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Iowa State University.

Randall Kaye

Dr. Randall E. Kaye, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. He previously served as our Vice President, Clinical Affairs since September 2014. Prior to joining us, Dr. Kaye was at Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a CNS-focused company, from 2006 to 2014, where he served in a variety of roles, including Chief Medical Officer, and Senior Vice President, Clinical Research and Medical Affairs. While at Avanir, Dr. Kaye provided leadership and vision to the clinical, regulatory, and medical affairs areas, and supported the commercialization of new products from a medical, scientific, regulatory, technical, and quality perspective. Immediately prior to joining Avanir, Dr. Kaye was the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Scios Inc., a cardiovascular division of Johnson & Johnson. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Dr. Kaye recruited and managed the medical affairs department for InterMune Inc., a specialty company focusing on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Previously, Dr. Kaye served for nearly a decade in a variety of medical affairs and medical marketing positions for Pfizer Inc. Dr. Kaye earned his Doctor of Medicine, Masters in Public Health, and Bachelor of Science degrees at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kaye trained in Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and was a Research Fellow in Allergy and Immunology at Harvard Medical School.

Robert Niecestro

Dr. Robert Niecestro, Ph.D., is Head of Regulatory of Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. In addition, since 2004, Dr. Niecestro has served as a consultant to a variety of biopharmaceutical companies, including Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and TG Therapeutics, Inc. Prior to 2004, Dr. Niecestro previously held numerous senior management positions including serving as Vice President of Clinical Development for Andrx Laboratories, Senior Director, Clinical Development and Therapeutic Head for Gastrointestinal, Oncology and Stroke at Eisai Inc. and as Director, Clinical Operations and NDA Planning for Organon Inc. While at Andrx, Dr. Niecestro was part of the team that developed the following approved drugs: extended-release metformin, extended-release lovastatin and valproic acid. At Eisai, Dr. Niecestro played a pivotal role in the development and commercialization of Aciphex (rabeprazole sodium), the post-NDA program for Aricept (donepezil sodium), and started both the oncology and neurology franchises in the United States; and while at Organon was part of the team that developed and commercialized the following drugs: Zemuron (rocuronium bromide), Orgaran (danaparoid sodium), Humegon (FSH/LH), Follistim (recombinant FSH beta), and one birth control pill (Mircette). Dr. Niecestro has been involved in the filing of over 45 INDs, has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and holds 3 patents. Dr. Niecestro completed his graduate and post-graduate work at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mark Coleman

Dr. Mark Coleman, M.D., is Independent Director of Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. In addition, from 2012 to 2014, Dr. Coleman served as a consultant to us. Dr. Coleman has served as the Medical Director of the Baltimore branch of National Spine and Pain Centers, or NSPC, the nation's largest interventional pain management group, from 2005. Dr. Coleman served as Director of Novel Therapies at NSPC from 2009 to 2011. NSPC routinely evaluates emerging treatments for pain through the conduct of clinical trials. Dr. Coleman is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Dr. Coleman holds an M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University. Dr. Coleman's medical background, particularly his specialized experience in the treatment of pain, make him qualified to serve on our board.

Roger Jeffs

Dr. Roger Jeffs, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Jeffs is currently the President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of United Therapeutics Corporation, a leading biotechnology company. Dr. Jeffs oversees the company's global clinical, commercial, manufacturing, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, and business development efforts. He joined United Therapeutics as Director of Research, Development and Medical in 1998. Prior to joining United Therapeutics, Dr. Jeffs served as the worldwide clinical leader of the Infectious Disease Program at Amgen, Inc. Prior to Amgen, he was a member of the Flolan clinical research team at Burroughs Wellcome & Company. Dr. Jeffs holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina and received his undergraduate degree from Duke University. Dr. Jeffs' scientific background and business experience, coupled with his experience as a chief executive officer of a publicly traded biotechnology company, provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director.

Myrtle Potter

Ms. Myrtle S. Potter is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Potter is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Myrtle Potter & Company, a healthcare and life science advisory firm, which she founded in 2005. Ms. Potter previously served as the President, Commercial Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Genentech, Inc. from 2000 to 2005, where she also served on the Executive Committee and was Co-Chair of the Product Portfolio Committee. At Genentech, Ms. Potter led the commercialization of a number of products including Avastin™, Rituxan™, Herceptin™, Tarceva™, Xolair™, Nutropin™, Activase™, and TNkase™. Prior to joining Genentech, she held executive operating positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Merck & Co., Inc. While at Merck, she started the joint venture entity Astra Merck Inc., which through merger, later became AstraZeneca plc. She began her career with Procter & Gamble Co. Patient Care Products. Ms. Potter currently serves on the Board of Directors of Liberty Mutual Holding Company, Rite Aid Corporation, Insmed Incorporated, and Proteus Digital Health, Inc. She is also on the Board of Trustees of The University of Chicago and previously served on the boards of Everyday Health, LLC, Medco Health Solutions, Inc., and Amazon.com, Inc. Ms. Potter holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Chicago.

Mark Saad

Mr. Mark E. Saad is Independent Director of Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. since August 2014, Mr. Saad has served as the Chief Financial Officer of RuiYi, Inc., a global therapeutic innovator which is advancing a pipeline of first in class monoclonal antibodies to validated G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Cytori Therapeutics from 2004 to 2014, where he was responsible for finance and accounting, business development, and other operating functions. Prior to Cytori, he served as Executive Director of UBS Investment Bank, where he was the Chief Operating Officer of the Global Healthcare Group. Prior to UBS, Mr. Saad was part of the Health Care Investment Banking Group at Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Saad holds a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University. Through his years of experience as a chief financial officer, and his experience in the investment banking field, Mr. Saad provides valuable financial and leadership experience to the board.