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BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc (BCRX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Ingram

76 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jon Stonehouse

58 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Staab

50 2018 Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer

Yarlagadda Babu

66 2013 Senior Vice President - Drug Discovery

William Sheridan

64 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Alane Barnes

53 2013 Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Megan Sniecinski

38 2019 Chief Business Officer

George Abercrombie

64 2017 Independent Director

Stephen Aselage

67 2019 Independent Director

Theresa Heggie

59 2018 Independent Director

Nancy Hutson

69 2012 Independent Director

Kenneth Lee

71 2011 Independent Director

John Bluth

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Ingram

Mr. Robert A. Ingram serves as a Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Ingram was appointed to the Board in August 2015 and was elected Chairman of the Board in May 2017. Mr. Ingram joined Hatteras Venture Partners, a venture capital firm formed to invest primarily in early stage companies with a focus on biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT, and related opportunities in human medicine, as a General Partner in January 2007. He began his career in the pharmaceutical industry as a professional sales representative and rose through a series of roles with increasing responsibility to ultimately become CEO and Chairman of GlaxoWellcome, a pharmaceutical company. He co-led the merger and integration that formed GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in December 2000. He subsequently served as the Chief Operating Officer and President of Pharmaceutical Operations at GSK from January 2001 to January 2003. He served as Vice Chairman Pharmaceuticals of GSK, acting as a special advisor to GSK's corporate executive team, until January 1, 2010. Mr. Ingram is Chairman of the boards of Novan, Inc., a late-stage pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology, and Viamet Pharmaceuticals Inc., a private company focused on anti-infective research. He recently retired as Chairman of the Cree Board. Mr. Ingram also serves as a member of the board of directors of HBM Healthcare Investments, Ltd., a publicly traded Swiss investment company. Mr. Ingram graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Mr. Ingram formed and chaired the CEO Roundtable on Cancer at the request of former President George H. W. Bush, and he is a member of numerous other civic and professional organizations.

Jon Stonehouse

Mr. Jon P. Stonehouse serves as a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. He joined BioCryst in January 2007 as Chief Executive Officer and Director. He was also named President in July 2007. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Merck KGaA, a pharmaceutical company, since July 2002. His responsibilities included corporate mergers and acquisitions, global licensing and business development, corporate strategy and alliance management. Prior to joining Merck KGaA, Mr. Stonehouse held a variety of roles at Astra Merck/AstraZeneca. Mr. Stonehouse began his career in the pharmaceutical industry as a sales representative and held increasing sales leadership positions at Merck &Co., Inc. In 2008 and 2011, respectively, Mr. Stonehouse joined the Advisory Boards of Precision Biosciences, Inc., a private biotechnology company and Genscript, a private bioservices company. Also in December 2014, he joined the Board of Directors of Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on novel cellular immunotherapies. Mr. Stonehouse earned his BS in Microbiology at the University of Minnesota. As Chief Executive Officer and President of BioCryst, Mr. Stonehouse brings to the Board an intimate knowledge of our business, and his executive experience in a variety of capacities at major pharmaceutical companies provides industry-specific operational experience that is beneficial to the Board.

Thomas Staab

Mr. Thomas R. Staab, II, serves as a Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He joined BioCryst in July 2011 as its Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining BioCryst, Mr. Staab served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Inspire Pharmaceuticals from May 2003 through its $430 million acquisition by Merck & Co., Inc. in May 2011. Prior to joining Inspire, he held senior financial positions of acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Triangle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. through its $480 million acquisition by Gilead Sciences, Inc. in 2003. Before joining Triangle, Mr. Staab spent eight years working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP providing audit and business advisory services to national and multi-national corporations in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper and communications industries. Mr. Staab currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Biosciences Organization (“NCBIO”), and previously served as its Chairman. He also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.S. in Business Administration and a Masters of Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Yarlagadda Babu

Dr. Yarlagadda S. Babu, Ph.D., serves as a Senior Vice President - Drug Discovery of the company. Dr. Babu joined BioCryst in 1988 and was BioCryst’s first full-time employee. Dr. Babu has served as the Company’s Vice President — Drug Discovery since 1992. In October of 2013, Dr. Babu’s title was changed to Senior Vice President of Drug Discovery. Prior to joining BioCryst, he served five years on the biochemistry faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (“UAB”). Dr. Babu obtained his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and spent three years in the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics at the University of Oxford, U.K. before joining UAB. He has over 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and a number of issued and pending patents to his credit.

William Sheridan

Dr. William P. Sheridan MBBS, serves as a Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. Dr. Sheridan joined BioCryst in July 2008 as its Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Sheridan spent 15 years in drug development at Amgen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., most recently as Vice President of North American Medical Affairs from March 2007 to November 2007, prior to joining the Company. Dr. Sheridan organized and led Amgen’s U.S. Medical Affairs function, making significant contributions to the successful launch of many compounds, including Aranesp®, Enbrel®, Kineret®, Neulasta® and Sensipar®. In addition to his most recent position at Amgen, Dr. Sheridan served at the Vice President level in International Medical Affairs, from March 2005 to February 2007; Global Health Economics, from January 2004 to January 2005; and Outcomes Research, U.S. Medical Affairs and Product Development from January 2002 to December 2003. Prior to joining Amgen, Dr. Sheridan practiced medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Victoria, Australia as Head of the Bone Marrow Transplant Service. He earned his MB BS degree (M.D. equivalent) at the University of Melbourne in Victoria. He is a board-certified fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, with a sub-specialty in hematology and medical oncology. After leaving Amgen in November 2007 and prior to joining the Company, Dr. Sheridan served as an independent consultant for pharmaceutical companies, including BioCryst.

Alane Barnes

Ms. Alane P. Barnes serves as a Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of BioCryst. She joined BioCryst in July 2006 as its General Counsel. She was named Corporate Secretary in 2007, was named Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary in 2011, and was named Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary in 2018. She was named as an executive officer in 2013. Ms. Barnes is responsible for all legal affairs of the company including SEC compliance, corporate governance, IP strategy and management, licensing transactions, government contract negotiations and management and dispute resolution. She graduated magna cum laude from Cumberland School of Law in 1997 and is a member of Curia Honoris, scholar of merit. Ms. Barnes received her B.S. in Natural Science with a concentration in biology and chemistry from UAB. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Barnes worked for the UAB Research Foundation where she managed intellectual property, negotiated license transactions and facilitated the emergence of new companies based on university technology. Prior to employment at the UAB Research Foundation Ms. Barnes practiced corporate law with a prominent law firm in Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Barnes is currently a Board member and the President of the Research Triangle Area Association of Corporate Counsel and regularly speaks at national conferences regarding the pharmaceutical business and at women’s success conferences. She is a 2010 graduate of MOMENTUM, an organization geared toward building leadership in women.

Megan Sniecinski

Ms. Megan Sniecinski is Chief Business Officer of the Company. She served as Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Program Management at PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (“PTC”), a global biopharmaceutical company, from 2017 to 2019, and as Vice President, Business Operations at PTC from 2014 to 2017. Prior to joining PTC, Ms. Sniecinski held various positions at Merck & Co., Inc., a global health care company, from 2002 to 2014, most recently as Chief of Staff to the President and Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships with Merck Vaccines. Ms. Sniecinski holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an Executive M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

George Abercrombie

Mr. George B. Abercrombie serves as an Independent Director of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Abercrombie was appointed to the Board in October 2011. Mr. Abercrombie has over 30 years of experience as a business leader in the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Abercrombie held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Innoviva, Inc., a publicly traded bio-pharmaceutical asset management company, from 2014 to 2018. He served from 2001 to 2009 as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., a pharmaceutical company, where he was responsible leading operations in both the U.S. and Canada. During his tenure, Mr. Abercrombie also served as a member of the Roche Pharmaceutical Executive Committee, which was responsible for developing and implementing global strategy for the Pharmaceuticals Division. In 1993, Mr. Abercrombie joined Glaxo Wellcome Inc. as Vice President and General Manager of the Glaxo Pharmaceuticals Division, and was later promoted to Senior Vice President, U.S. Commercial Operations. Prior to joining Glaxo, he spent over ten years at Merck & Co., Inc., where he gained experience in sales and marketing, executive sales management and business development. Mr. Abercrombie began his career as a pharmacist after receiving a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and later earned an MBA from Harvard University. Mr. Abercrombie also serves on the Board of Brickell Biotech, a private pharmaceutical company. He formerly served on the Boards of Directors of Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ziopharm Oncology, Inc, Tranzyme Pharma, Aptus Health, Inc. and DemeRX. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a board member of the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. He previously served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), as well as on the Board of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Pub.

Stephen Aselage

Mr. Stephen J. Aselage is Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board in January 2019. Until January 2019, Mr. Aselage served as Chief Executive Officer of Retrophin Inc., a biopharmaceutical company specializing in identifying, developing and delivering life-changing therapies to people living with rare disease, which he joined in 2012. He has more than 40 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including substantial rare disease, commercial and business development experience. From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Aselage served as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., a biotechnology company. Prior to BioMarin, Mr. Aselage held positions of increasing responsibility at a number of companies, including Bristol Laboratories, Genentech and Sangstat. He currently continues to serve on the board of Retrophin, as chairman of Acer Therapeutics and on the advisory council of the University of Notre Dame Department of Science. Mr. Aselage holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Aselage’s extensive experience as an executive in the industry and his experience with rare disease therapies contribute valuable insight and experience to the Board.

Theresa Heggie

Ms. Theresa M. Heggie is Independent Director of the Company. She was appointed to the Board in December 2018. Ms. Heggie currently serves as Senior Vice President, head of Europe, Canada, Middle East and Africa for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a global commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company. From May 2016 to April 2017, she served as a non-executive director of Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB, an international specialty biopharmaceutical company dedicated to rare diseases. From June 2013 to March 2016, Ms. Heggie sareved as Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for Bupa, an international healthcare group. Prior to June 2013, Ms. Heggie served in senior commercial and operating roles at Shire plc, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, including Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Operations for the rare disease business. Prior to that, Ms. Heggie had responsibility over EMEA rare disease and served as Chief Executive Officer of Jerini AG, a pharmaceutical company, following Shire’s acquisition of the company, and its lead asset, Firazyr®, for the treatment of hereditary angioedema. Prior to joining Shire, Ms. Heggie spent more than 20 years in a broad range of increasingly senior commercial positions at Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Baxter Healthcare. Ms. Heggie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. Ms. Heggie’s extensive commercial experience in the industry, especially her rare disease commercial experience, provide valuable knowledge and insight to the Board.

Nancy Hutson

Dr. Nancy J. Hutson, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Hutson was appointed to the Board in January 2012. Dr. Hutson brings over 30 years of experience as a seasoned professional and leader within the pharmaceutical industry. She retired from Pfizer, Inc. in 2006 after spending 25 years in several research and leadership positions, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Global Research & Development (R&D) as well as Director of Pfizer’s pharmaceutical R&D site, Groton/New London Laboratories. Dr. Hutson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in physiology from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hutson currently serves on the Board of Directors for Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. She also previously served on the Board of Directors of Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Hutson’s extensive experience in research and development in the pharmaceutical industry provides valuable insight to the Board.

Kenneth Lee

Mr. Kenneth B. Lee, Jr., serves as an Independent Director of Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Lee was appointed to the Board in June 2011. Mr. Lee has over 40 years of experience counseling management teams, boards of directors and investors of technology-based companies worldwide. He is currently a General Partner with Hatteras Venture Partners, LLC, a venture capital fund focusing on life science companies, which he joined in 2003. Previously he was President of A.M. Pappas & Associates, LLC, following 29 years with Ernst & Young LLP, where he was most recently Managing Director of the firm’s health sciences corporate finance group, and at one time served as the National Director of the Life Sciences Practice. Mr. Lee received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Lee is currently on the Board of Directors of Aralez, Inc., and previously served on the Boards of private companies, Clinipace, Clinverse and A.M. Pappas & Associates. Previously, Mr. Lee served on the Boards of Abgenix, Inc., CV Therapeutics, Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Maxygen, Inc., and OSI Pharmaceuticals. He has served in various leadership capacities on these Boards, including Chairman of the Board, Independent Lead Director and Chairman of Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Lee’s experience advising biotechnology companies regarding financial and partnering strategies, his extensive background in finance and his experience serving on the Boards of biotech companies contribute valuable insight and experience to the Board.

John Bluth

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Ingram

213,407

Jon Stonehouse

4,167,640

Thomas Staab

1,797,270

Yarlagadda Babu

1,755,510

William Sheridan

2,347,220

Alane Barnes

1,331,090

Megan Sniecinski

--

George Abercrombie

180,907

Stephen Aselage

--

Theresa Heggie

193,271

Nancy Hutson

190,907

Kenneth Lee

200,907

John Bluth

--
As Of  31 Dec 2018

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